December and January can be a blur, so the Local would like to remind you of the benefit changes that took effect on January 1, 2019. There have been changes to the dental benefits, increases to per visit maximums for acupuncture, massage therapy and physiotherapy, and an increase in the vision care coverage. Check the ASEBP Website for the most up to date information on your benefit plan.
The annual teachers' convention is on February 28th and March 1st. If you are unsure of your professional obligations regarding GETCA, the ATA has created a handy FAQ page for your reference! ASEBP will also be at convention. See the ASEBP Website for more!
NOTE - GETCA handed out lanyards at the Local's CSR meeting on Jan. 30, 2019. The Local does not have any lanyards. If your school was short, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know your school and how many lanyards you require.
The Teacher Welfare Committee needs your input! Central Table bargaining is coming to a close and it's time to start working on the Local's Initial Proposal. Take a moment to complete the Bargaining Survey HERE between 4:00 pm on Feb. 20 and midnight Mar. 4, 2019. Local members that have specific concerns on a Local bargaining topic are invited to make presentations to the Teacher Welfare Committee on March 12, 2019 beginning at 5:00 pm. To sign up for a spot, email email@example.com by noon on March 8th.
Join the Social Committee and your colleagues for a fun night of axe throwing. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Axes.
Join us for an Edmonton Oil Kings game! The Oil Kings and the Local have joined forces to showcase, honour and recognize teachers in the Edmonton area with a discounted game at Rogers Place! Game day: Sunday, March 10th at 4:00 pm. Watch your inboxes for flyers! Tickets available oilkings.ca/local37 use promo code 5LOCAL37 for the first six tickets at $5 and 7LOCAL37 for additional tickets at $7 each.
The third Maternity/Adoption Information Night for the 2018-19 school year is on Monday, March 11, 2019 beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House. Sign up on Eventbrite; password: Maternity. The last one for 2018-19 is one is May 27th.
Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week is March 11-15, 2019. The Substitute Teachers' Committee would like to extend an invitation to all of our Edmonton Public substitute teachers to join them for an evening of bowling on March 13, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Plaza Bowl. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Appreciation.
The General Meeting that was scheduled for February 21, 2019 has been rescheduled to March 14, 2019. If you are planning to attend GETCA, plan to pick up lanyards at the GETCA office at the Shaw Convention Centre during Convention (bring some form of proof of employment, ie, pay stub).
Thinking of retiring in five years or more? Then this is the session for you! Come out and hear the experts help you plan for your retirement. There is a $20 cost for this event (limit of two spots per member). Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Retirement.
The Professional Development Committee is hosting an Improv for Teachers Workshop on March 16, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Louis St. Laurent school. The workshop includes an introduction to the four pillars of improvisation: communication, listening, acceptance and positivity. Tickets are $10 each. More information and how to sign up is available on Eventbrite; password: Improv. Limited space available! Ticket sales start January 30th at 3:30 pm.
The Social Committee is pleased to bring back the popular Family Fun Night at West Edmonton Mall's World Waterpark on Saturday, April 6th from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through Eventbrite. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets will be sent via Board truck where possible.
Retiring this year? Have some questions? Join our Executive Staff Officer as she walks you through the steps necessary to retire this year. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Retire.
Paint it on, lift it off, scratch it in, layer it over and much more. Explore the world of acrylic paints! Bring $5 for supplies. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Papermaking.
Join the Social Committee for an evening of rock climbing at Vertically Inclined on April 26, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Climb.
Join the DEHR Committee and guest speakers for a Discussion in Diversity on April 30, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Diversity.
Save the Date for the Service to Members' Committee Wellness Share Fair to be held May 7, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Barnett House. Keep posted for more information!
Explore the possibilities of abstract art in mixed media. Bring objects that you would like to use in your creation. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: Mixed.
Save the Date! The Service to Members Committee is hosting a Habitat for Humanity Day on May 25, 2019. Keep posted for more details.
Join your Local colleagues in marching in the annual PRIDE parade in Old Strathcona on Saturday, June 8th. Sign up through Eventbrite; password: PRIDE. T-shirts are available for $5 (plus fees).
The DEHR Committee is hosting QSA meetings each month. Join them on the third Thursday (beginning September 20th) at Barnett House beginning at 4:30 pm!
Want to observe a colleague in their classroom? Apply for funding to cover a half day or full day substitute using the Learning Through Observation PD fund, sponsored by the Local's Professional Development Committee. Click HERE for the guidelines and application form.
The Charity Trust Fund is assembled through the voluntary charitable donations of teachers who agree to contribute 1/2 of 1% of salary (approx. $37/month) through payroll deductions. The Local's Donations Committee distributes these funds to charities that have the greatest impact on the young people we work with. If you are not currently a donor, please consider signing up. The form and last year's distribution of the fund is available HERE.
Do you actively volunteer with a specific charity? If so, the Donations Committee, through a bequest, would like to donate to your charity on your behalf. Click HERE for more information and how to apply.
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