Mobley’s Monday Message 10-28-19

“Good things come to those who wait … work really hard, have sleepless nights, don’t give up, are crazy passionate about what they do, and will do anything to make it happen.”   ~Emily Coxhead

We have just about reached the end of October. Hope you have a great time with your students on Halloween. Fingers crossed they don’t come to school too full on candy Friday morning, our first day of November!


SEA & SEEO Gives Back! Community Closet/Food Pantry Donation Drive

We are kicking off a donation drive to support the District 54 Food Pantries and Community Closets. Each month, 5-6 schools will hold a drive at your school collecting any of the following items: diapers (all sizes, including adult), feminine products, toiletries, cleaning products, and new socks or underwear. Your building representatives will place a box in a visible location when the drive will be held at your school. Feel free to include your entire school community if you want in this “SEA & SEEO Gives Back” event. We thank you in advance for your participation in this event.


Here is a calendar of the donation drive at your school:

October/November: Mead, Link, Nerge, Stevenson, ELC

December/January: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Lincoln Prairie, Muir, Armstrong, RAC

February: Frost, Aldrin, Dirksen, Collins, Churchill, Hale

March: Addams, Dooley, Campanelli, Fox, Hanover Highlands, Einstein

April: Keller, Enders-Salk, Hoover, Lakeview, Fairview, Blackwell


Member Benefits – Complimentary Life Insurance

Did you know that as a member of the NEA, you receive complimentary Life Insurance? Yes, NEA members can get trusted life insurance protection for their families at no cost! To name your beneficiary and sign up, visit NEA’s Member Benefits Complimentary Life Insurance Website. Don’t know why it took even me so long to sign-up for this…especially when it’s FREE!


Nomination Forms

Attached to this email are nomination forms for several upcoming opportunities with the SEA and Region 35. The SEA has 11 open delegate positions and one at-large ethnic-minority delegate position to the 2020 IEA Representative Assembly on March 5-7, 2020, in Rosemont.   Additionally we have open position on the Region 35 Council. The Region 35 Council Representative is a liaison between the individual members of SEA and the IEA. Member of both SEA and SEEO make up the Region 35 Council. There is one open position for a one year team beginning December 2019-December 2020, four open positions for two-year terms beginning December 2019-December 2021,


If you are interested, please fill out the nomination form and submit to Kelly O’Reilly at the RAC by November 18. If you have any questions about these open positions, don’t hesitate to contact Kelly or me.


Volunteer Opportunities

We still have a few openings available to volunteer with the SEA at Addams Community Closet on November 9, January 13, or May 4 (times are listed below). If you are able to volunteer with us, please let me know and I’ll add you the sign-up sheet.   A special shout-out to the following members for signing up to volunteer at the Community Closet: Phyllis Ardagh, Chelsea Baker, Cynthia Dressler, Ashley Houston, Dawn Marshall, & Kara Zielinski.


Registration is still open for the Feed My Starving Children serving event 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.


Important Dates in November

November 4: SEA Exec Board Meeting 3:30 – 5 PM, Board Room

November 18: SEA Building Representative Meeting 3:30 – 5 PM, Board Room

November 18-22: American Education Week

November 20: SEA Member Outing at Fox & Hound


Volunteer Opportunities

November 9: Addams Community Closet (10 AM – 12 PM)

December 9: Feed My Starving Children (6-7:30 PM) – Join Code NM631G

January 13: Addams Community Closet (6 – 8 PM)

May 4: Addams Community Closet (6 – 8 PM)


This Day in History

On October 28, 1965, construction is completed on the Gateway Arch, a 630-foot-high parabola of stainless steel on the waterfront of St. Louis, Missouri.


Lori Mobley

Schaumburg Education Association President

Cell: (847) 344-5249

Office @IKE: (847) 357-5450