“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” ~Anthony Robbins
Kathi Griffin, IEA President, News
Many of you already know District 54’s own Kathi Griffin is the President of our Illinois Education Association. Last week we received some exciting news that she has been appointed as a co-chair to Governor-Elect Pritzker’s Educational Success Transition Committee. If you don’t already follow Kathi on Facebook or Twitter you can search for her at Kathi Griffin IEA President or @kathigrif. Don’t forget to like the Illinois Education Association’s FB page as well. We are proud of you and thank you for being the voice for all of the educators across the state of Illinois, Kathi! We know you will represent us well on this committee!
Building Rep Shout-out
I just want to thank SEA’s 83 Building Representatives for volunteering for their role in our association. Our building reps wear many hats not only as educators, but as an advisor, advocator, problem solver, contract enforcer, and communicator for you, our members. Please take a moment to recognize your building reps by clicking here and completing this short Google Form.
We still have openings available for our January 16th Volunteer Event at Feed My Starving Children from 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. If you have never had the opportunity to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, we would love for you to experience the food packing teamwork and excitement with us!
Also, I have saved three dates for the SEA to volunteer at the Community Closet at Addams Jr. High: January 26th (10 AM -12 PM), April 27th (10 AM – 12 PM), and May 14th (6-8 PM). To register for these events, please click here. Thank you to Cynthia Dressler, ELC, for already registering for two of these three days!
Here are some fun ways to celebrate this week:
December 3rd: National Disability Day
December 4th: National Sock Day…find a fun pair to wear today!
December 5th: National Sacher Torte Day
December 6th: National Gazpacho Day
December 7th: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Important Dates in December:
December 10 th (Revised Date) SEA Executive Board Meeting – 4:30-6:30 PM
December 17th: SEA Building Representative Meeting – 3:30-5:00 PM
December 24th – January 4th: No School – Winter Recess
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