“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” ~Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Happy Monday morning! The sun is shining this morning…a great way to start the week ahead!
NEA’s Fund for Children and Public Education
What you may not know, is every SEA and SEEO delegate sent to the NEA Representative Assembly each summer in July is asked to make a $200 out-of-pocket donation to NEA’s Fund for Children and Public Education. The donations our members make are brought to the NEA-RA to offset the cost of what the SEA and SEEO delegates are asked to contribute. So on behalf of our SEA and SEEO delegates, thank you! If you would like to make donation the FCPE Fund, the SEA building rep(s) in your building have an envelope and will be taking donations until the end of this week. Also, thank you to those people who elected to make the electronic donation which was reflected in last week’s paycheck.
Volunteering at the Community Closet Tomorrow
If you have signed up to volunteer at the Community Closet tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14th, from 6-8 PM. Please send me a quick email just confirming you will be there. I do have a couple openings available if you are able to lend a hand at Addams.
Last Building Rep Meeting of the Year is NEXT Monday
The last SEA Building Rep Meeting of the year is next Monday, May 20th. If you are a newly elected building rep you are invited to attend with your current building rep. Also, if you are a retiree who was unable to make it to the General Meeting, we will be recognizing you at this meeting as well. Please send me an email so we can confirm your attendance and add you to our guest for the meeting. As a reminder, any SEA member is welcome to attend our monthly building representative meetings. The Jason Eliasek Scholarship winners will be recognized at this meeting as well.
Volunteering at the District 54 Foundation’s Golf Outing
The Foundation needs volunteers to work at the District 54 Education Foundation’s Golf Outing on June 10th. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to fill out the Volunteer Interest Form. Did you know SEA, SEEO, and Region 35 make a donation to be a Hole Sponsor at this event each year? Let’s start hoping for BEAUTIFUL weather for this event as it the Foundation’s largest fundraisers of the year. For more information, check the email sent out by Jennie Waldorf last week.
Here are some fun ways to celebrate this week:
May 13th: National Frog Jumping Day (wonder if the frogs Orange?)
May 14th: National Dance like a Chicken Day
May 15th: National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16th: National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day
May 17th: National Bike to Work Day (who’s up for the challenge?)
Important Dates in May:
May 14th: Volunteer at the Community Closet at Addams Jr. High 6-8 PM Click here to volunteer with the SEA.
May 20th: SEA Building Representative Meeting 3:30-5:00 PM in the Board Room; current reps, newly elected reps, & retirees are invited to attend
May 27th: Memorial Day – No School
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