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Feed My Starving Children
I am looking forward to attending this week’s Feed My Starving Children event. There are just a few spots available so check out their website (or email me) if you are still wanting to attend. Superintendent DuRoss and Dr. Knoll will be serving with members of the SEA & SEEO at this event.
If you are signed up, it is this Wednesday, January 16th, from 6-7:30. Arrive 10-15 minutes early to confirm your attendance. Wear your SEA gear or show your school spirit! Feed My Starving Children has a strict jewelry policy, so be sure to remove all jewelry (earrings, watches, rings, necklaces, pins, etc). Wedding bands are permitted by if your band has a stone, you will be required to wear a glove. Lockers are available for your personal belongings. If you cannot attend, consider making an online donation to Feed My Starving Children.
The 2019 GPA Mini-Convention (Feb. 1-2 in Springfield) is an opportunity for GPAs (Grassroot Political Activists) to bring their GO-Teams for a fun, hands-on training. The convention will also focus on legislative updates and how to engage members and influence legislators. Please email Michelle Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org), our GPA for Region 35, for more information or to be included on our GO team and attend this convention. Expenses to attend would be paid for and you would receive a half day of union leave on Friday, February 1st for travel.
The Palatine Office is hosting a set of retirement workshops taking place February 7th (TRS), and February 19th (IMRF) in the Palatine IEA-NEA Office, 553 N. North Ct., Palatine, IL 60067 – Suite 205, from 4:30 pm until 6:00 pm. Workshops will be conducted by representatives from two Illinois Retirement Systems – TRS (for Teachers/certified faculty) and IMRF (for Education Support Personnel).
Information is geared for all members seeking information about their Illinois Retirement System benefits whether considering retiring soon or desiring to learn about this benefit. Click here to register, but hurry — space is limited!
I am excited to be attending our upcoming SPARKS event this Friday and Saturday, and then getting to enjoy our day off on Monday! Have a great week!
Here are some fun ways to celebrate this week:
January 14th: National Clean off Your Desk Day
January 15th: National Hat Day
January 16th: National Nothing Day (yep, that’s what it is!)
January 17th: National Kid Inventors Day (perfect for our Maker Spaces!)
January 18th: National Winnie the Pooh Day
Important Dates in January:
January 14th: Member Benefits Visit to Muir School (at lunch)
January 15th: Member Benefits Visit to Mead (at lunch) and MacArthur (afterschool)
January 16th: Member Benefits Visit to Link (at lunch) & Feed My Starving Children – 6-7:30 PM; Join Code: 76G1ZZ
January 17th: Member Benefits Visit to Lincoln Prairie (at lunch) & Lakeview (afterschool)
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