Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. ~Japanese Proverb
Today’s Building Rep Meeting
Just a reminder to all of our building representatives, we will be having a meeting today after-school from 3:30- 5 PM. Please note, the location has changed for this month’s meeting. We will be meeting in the PLC in Rooms 103/104. Just a reminder, you do not have to be a building representative to attend. All members are welcome. We will be collecting any early career teacher scavenger hunts as well.
Special Elections Today
Today there will be Special Elections for Building Representatives at the following buildings: Hanover Highlands, Hoover, Eisenhower, & Keller. Please be sure to check in with your building reps for location of today’s elections. If you are running in the election today, you are welcome to join us at our Building Rep Meeting today after-school. Building reps at those four buildings, be sure to bring the completed ballots to today’s rep meeting.
Feed My Starving Children Event
Mark your calendars for Monday, December 9th for our serving event at Feed My Starving Children, 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. Members of the District 54 Cabinet and Board Members have signed up to join us as well! 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!). I have attached the flyer for this event to this email.
Building Resilient Students
As the SEA and SEEO begins to prepare for their partnership with District 54 and their work in the area of trauma informed schools, we continue to encourage our members to attend various trainings offered by the IEA. Coming up on Tuesday, November 5, from 4:30 – 7:00 PM at the Palatine IEA Office, there will be a training called “Building Resilient Students”. You can review the brain science behind ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and explore concepts and frameworks to assist you in building more resilient students. A light dinner and 2.5 professional development clock hours are included.
If you are looking for a more thorough training on ACE’s and Building Trauma Sensitive Schools, the IEA will be offering a 2 ½ day training on November 19 – 21, 2019. Join us to discover the ACEs research, examine components of trauma informed schools and gather tools to assist students with building their resiliency and strengthening their executive function skills. This will be held in Aurora, Illinois. Sub coverage will be provided to you from SEA or Region 35. Please email Victoria Mikos or Cynthia Dressler if you are interested in joining our SEA/SEEO team at this event.
More information about the work we will be doing in District 54 will be coming this winter!
NEA Click & Save – Member Benefits
Did you know that as a member of the NEA, you have access to NEA Click and Save? You can save on brand-name merchandise from top retailers, online stores, movie tickets, and local restaurants and shops. Click here to visit their website and start saving today. I just checked it out and found a favorite restaurant by my house offering a great deal that I couldn’t resist! This is a great way to recoup some of your monthly dues dollars. $$
You should be receiving an email this week from the payroll department stating union dues deductions will be starting with this week’s paycheck. Please be sure to look over your statement to make sure everything looks correct. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the payroll department or myself.
Important Dates in October
October 21: SEA Building Representative Meeting, 3:30-5 PM, CHANGE OF LOCATION – PLC Rooms 103/104
October 24: My building visit to Lakeview, 10:30 AM
November 9: Addams Community Closet (10 AM – 12 PM)
December 9: Feed My Starving Children (6-7:30 PM) – Join Code NM631G
May 4: Addams Community Closet (6 – 8 PM)
January 13: Addams Community Closet (6 – 8 PM)
This Day in History
On October 21, 1959, you could find thousands of people lined up on New York City’s Fifth Avenue, outside a bizarrely shaped white concrete building that resembled a giant upside-down cupcake. It was the opening of the Guggenheim Museum, known for being one of the world’s top collections of contemporary art.
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