“Every sunrise is an invitation to brighten someone’s day.”
~Richelle E. Goodrich
GO OUT AND VOTE
It’s nice to know that even though it’s a Monday, we get to take tomorrow off! Not only is this a student and staff non-attendance day, it’s Election Day. This means after today we will have a lot less political commercials and mailings to sort through, but it also means it’s the day we should be heading to the polls, unless you were an early voter like myself. Hope you find something to do to relax tomorrow (maybe not work on those report cards due later this month)!
IEA’s Online Learning Portal
There is not much in life that is FREE, but I can tell you IEA’s Online Learning Portal is FREE. What is it you ask? It is a way for you to complete professional development for FREE from the comfort of your own home. The Learning Portal is an ISBE approved provider of clock hours and some segments are as short as 15 minutes. How can you access this FREE staff development? Log-in to IEA’s Member’s Online Site by clicking here and then select the orange link to the Online Learning Portal. At the end of a session, you can print out a certificate as proof of completion.
Mandatory Open Enrollment
Last week all employees received an email from Nancy Rogers with information about this year’s Open Enrollment, which is mandatory for everyone to complete whether or not you are making changes to your benefits. If you are not making any changes, it will take less than a minute to click a couple boxes. If you are making changes due to Blue Advantage HMO no longer being an option and Single +1 being an option, here is the link to the Benefits Video. You are also welcome to attend the Benefits Fair this Thursday, November 8th, from 2:30-5:00 PM in Rooms 103/104 at the PLC. All employees must participate in the enrollment process by November 15th.
Out of the District
I will be out of the district this Thursday and Friday. If you need to talk with anyone from SEA those days, feel free to contact Vicki Mikos (firstname.lastname@example.org), our Vice-President, or Crystal Bush (email@example.com, 847-794-5204), our Uni-Serv Director. Thank you! Have a great week ahead!
Important Dates in November:
November 5th: SEA Executive Board Meeting – 3:30-5:00 PM
November 6th: No School – Go out and vote! Visit IEA’s website for a Voter’s Guide
November 9th: End of First Trimester
November 15th: Last day of Mandatory Open Enrollment (check your email from Nancy Rogers)
November 19th: Report Card Comments/Grades Completed – 8 AM
November 19th: SEA Building Representatives Meeting – 3:30-5:00 PM
November 20th: Report Card Website Closed – 11:59 PM
November 21st: Report Cards Posted Online
November 21st-23rd: No School – Thanksgiving Break
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
January 16th: Feed My Starving Children 6-7:30 PM – All District 54 employees and their families are welcome to attend. Click here to join. Or visit the Feed My Starving Children Website and enter join code: 76G1ZZ
Save the Date:
January 18th -19th: SPARKS – An overnight retreat for any of our early career teachers put on my members of the SEA/SEEO…more info coming soon!
Here are some ways to celebrate with family, friends, and co-workers:
November 5th: Color the World Orange Day…perfect for District 54!
November 6th: National Nachos Day…and it’s Taco Tuesday.
November 7th: National Stress Awareness Day
November 8th: National Cappuccino Day
November 9th: National Scrapple Day…I had to look that one up too!
Schaumburg Education Association President
Cell: (847) 344-5249
Office @IKE: (847) 357-5450