“Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” ~Bishop Reginald Heber
Join us at the SEA/SEEO General Meeting
If you did not yet RSVP to next Monday’s General Meeting at the Stonegate, we will have spots available for you to be able to attend. Please email Victoria Mikos (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let her know your name and the school in which you work at. We will do our best to get you added to your school’s table for our annual meeting.
Renewing Your Teaching License
If your teaching license is expiring this summer, the window to renew your license opened on April 1st. You should register your license prior to June 30th. Anyone who has not renewed prior to September 1st may incur a $500 penalty, unless proof of nine semester hours of college credit within the last five years is provided. Login to the Educator Licensure Information System on the ISBE Website to get started. Make sure you have all your professional development updated. Then select the blue ‘Renewals’ in your action center. District 54 is part of Region 05 North Cook ISC 1. For more information, check your email from ISBE.
IEA’s Representative Assembly
This Thursday, April 11th through Saturday, April 13th, a group of delegates from the SEA will be attending the 165th Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly in Rosemont. During this RA, there will be debates and decision made by the assembled delegates to help set the direction of IEA for the coming year. This year’s delegates voted on in December and attending on behalf of the SEA include: Victoria Mikos, Cynthia Dressler, Michelle Mason, Amy Grasso, Maria Barba, Kelly O’Reilly, Carolina Arroyave, Daniel Argueta, Lori Mobley, Stephanie Krizmis, Rachel Rosone, Dan Levin, and Phyllis Ardagh. Be sure to check in with any of these members next week to find out about their RA experience.
State Delegates to the NEA-RA
Take time to vote online for the state delegates to this summer’s National Education Association Representative Assembly in Houston. You received your voting information via mail to your home address. There are some familiar names on the ballot, including Schaumburg’s own, Kathi Griffin, IEA President.
Volunteering at the Community Closet at Addams
The SEA has two remaining volunteer opportunities at Jane Addams Jr. High’s Community Closet. If you would like to join us on Saturday, April 27th or Tuesday, May 14th, click here to let us know your availability. Thank you! Have a great week!
Here are some fun ways to celebrate this week:
April 8th: National Zoo Lovers Day
April 9th: National Name Yourself Day
April 10th: National Siblings Day
April 11th: National Pet Day
April 12th: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
Important Dates in April:
April 11th-13th: IEA Representative Assembly in Rosemont
April 15th: SEA/SEEO General Meeting afterschool at the Stonegate – ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME!
April 19th: Schools and district office closed
April 27th: Volunteer at the Community Closet at Addams Jr. High 10 AM – 12 PM; Click here to volunteer with the SEA
Schaumburg Education Association President
Cell: (847) 344-5249
Office @IKE: (847) 357-5450