“The most beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it from you.’” ~B.B. King
Round one of this school year’s Parent/Teacher conferences are officially done! My hope is that each of you had a moment of peace over this long 3 ½ day weekend (and that you aren’t reading this until Tuesday!).
SEA Gives Back
Throughout this year, we will be participating in various “SEA GIVES BACK” events. One of our events will be at Feed My Starving Children on Monday, December 9, from 6 – 7:30 PM at Schaumburg’s NEW FMSC location (740 Wiley Farm Ct.). To sign up to volunteer, click here to visit their website. Scroll down the page and use Join Code NM631G. We have reserved 75 spots that evening. If we fill all 75 spots with SEA, SEEO, & other District 54 employees, supports, & friends, the SEA will make a $5 per participant donation to Feed My Starving Children (and this donation would be enough $ to feed a family for a year!).
Additionally, SEA is signed up to volunteer at three different Community Closet Days at Addams Junior High – Saturday, NOVEMBER 9 (10 AM – 12 PM); Monday, January 13 (6 – 8 PM); and Monday, May 4 (6 – 8 PM). Visit the Community Closet Volunteer Sign-Up 2019-2020 or let me know directly and I can mark you down.
Later this month, I will be sharing with SEA’s building representatives about a year-long donation drive the SEA will be participating in to support the District 54 Food Pantries & Community Closets.
If you are aware of other community groups and organizations in need of volunteers throughout the year, pass along the information to me and we can see how SEA might be able to help out.
Your Digital IEA Membership Card
Most of you received a paper copy of your IEA Membership Card. For those of you that are new or may have had a building change, you will be receiving your cards in the next couple months. However there is a way for your to access your membership cards online. Login to IEA’s Members Online Website. On your “Member Dashboard” under “Your Association Details” you will see a link to the Digital Membership Card and the Printable Membership Card. Click the “Share Pass” button and follow the steps to add your card to your mobile wallets.
While you are visiting IEA’s website, take a moment to see what kind of discounts and deals are available to you as a member of the IEA. On your Member Dashboard you can select “Discounts & Deals” in the column on the right hand side of the page. From there you can explore the ‘IEA Access to Savings’ page to see various local, online, and travel deals that are offered to you. Looking to plan a vacation over Winter Break? Each of us automatically starts with $500 of Travel Dollars in our accounts!
Maybe this is the week SEA members at the RAC…hopefully it is. To access all of the past Monday Messages visit the SEA Website for the archived information.
NEA’s Leadership Pathway Project
The National Education Association is continuing its journey to become a more social and racially just organization as well as position itself as a leader in the efforts to dismantle institutional and structural racism. One element of that effort is to be more intentional about creating systems to address the barriers – historically and current – that leaders of color face in aspiring to leadership, including access to opportunities for putting their experience and skill into practice. NEA’s Leadership Pathways Project focuses on members who identify as Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano, Native, Indigenous, American Indian, Black, Asian, Pacific/Islander, Native Alaskan and/or Native Hawaiian. This is a one-year research and development project. The project would initiate with the 2019-2020 fiscal year and conclude with the 2020 Conference on Racial and Social Justice.
Applications are available online electronically by using the following link: nea.org/pathways on October 11, 2019. Any member can apply to be a Cohort Member or Peer Coach. All applications must be received by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019. If you would like the full details of the Leadership Pathway Project, let me know and I can send you more information.
Important Dates in October
October 21: SEA Building Representative Meeting, 3:30-5 PM, Board Room
October 24: My building visit to Lakeview, 10:30 AM
This Day in History
On October 14, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. At 35 years of age, MLK Jr. was the youngest person ever to receive the award.
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