“Children need to be challenged and pushed, not to the point where they give up, but to the point where they think, ‘Wow, look at me go!’” ~Robert John Meehan
A special welcome to the SEA members at the RAC…I believe this may be the first email you are receiving from me this year. Glad it has been finally corrected (fingers crossed) and you will now be receiving our SEA updates. All past Monday Messages are archived on the SEA Website for everyone’s information.
Don’t forget to let us know what t-shirt size you would like for the #RedForEd SEA t-shirts we are providing to our members as a special gift for next month’s American Ed Week. Click here for the link to place your order if you haven’t already done so. In order to get the shirts in on time, we have to close the ordering window by this Friday at 10 AM.
Conference Week is Here
I know I already sent this information out, as well as your administrators, but I want to make sure everyone has the correct information regarding your hours on October 10-11. On Thursday, October 10, all certified staff works at least 12 hours, but enough to complete conferences. Elementary Fine Arts, PE, and LRTs, work their regular school hours on Thursday and 1.5 hours on Friday. Everyone must get a dinner break. At least one and one-half hours must be worked on Friday, October 11, by all full-time employees, except all instructional assistants and registered nurses.
New to the district this year is the completion of the SEL surveys which will accompany student report cards in November. You will be given staff development time to complete them. Some members have not been able to finish them during the allotted time frame. If this is the case, make sure a discussion is had with your building reps or administrators to provide the additional time needed.
MD Live (available to PPO Members) – Open Enrollment Info
If you are a PPO member, did you know you have access to on-demand doctor visits using your smart phone, table, or computer 24 hours a day? I have attached a flyer for you to find out more about MD Live. Speaking of Benefits, information about SD54’s Open Enrollment will be sent out soon from the district. This year’s Open Enrollment will take place November 1-15.
$2,500 Academic Award from California Casualty
You may have seen last week’s post on social media, that as a NEA members you can win a $2,500 Academic Award. California Casualty’s $2,500 Academic Award is back. Members can enter to win here. California Casualty has been the provider of the NEA Auto and Home Insurance Program since 2000.
Last week’s I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the principals at the following schools: Campanelli, Link, Hale, Stevenson, & Collins. My building visits with the principals will be wrapping up soon. It was a great opportunity for me to be welcomed into each building and to see what fantastic work you continue to do for our students in D54.
Here is the list of my final three visits:
*Monday, October 7 – Addams 9 AM
*Tuesday, October 8 – Nerge 11 AM
*Thursday, October 24 – Lakeview 10:30 AM (LAST ONE!)
Important Dates in October
October 7: SEA Executive Board Meeting, 3:30-5 PM, Board Room
October 9: SEA Membership Reconciliation Day (rescheduled)
October 10-11: Parent Teacher Conferences
October 14: Columbus Day, No School
October 21: SEA Building Representative Meeting, 3:30-5 PM, Board Room
This Day in History
On October 7, 2003, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California, the most populous state in the nation with the world’s fifth-largest economy.
Your work matters! You are making a difference! Remember that, even if you don’t feel it day in and day out. Have an amazing LONG weekend and hope you find some ME time!
Schaumburg Education Association President
Cell: (847) 344-5249
Office @IKE: (847) 357-5450