“Sometimes the thing your students need most has nothing to do with what’s on your lesson plans.” ~Unknown
Welcome to November! You have made it to the final week of trimester one and you survived a snowy Halloween and the ‘indoor’ Halloween parades at many of our schools across the district. It’s nice to start this week off with sunshine and a blue sky!
2020 Open Enrollment
Last week, everyone should have received an email from Nancy Rogers regarding the 2020 Open Enrollment currently open through November 15. This year participation in the Open Enrollment is optional; last year everyone had to login and confirm their benefits. This year if you do not wish to make any changes, your current benefits will remain in effect. However, the exception is with any Flex Spending Accounts you may have which require annual enrollment. Please refer to Nancy’s email for more information and the link to the Benefit Enrollment App. There is the District 54 Benefit Fair taking place this Thursday, November 7, from 2:30 – 5:00 PM at the PLC. You can meet with representatives to answer any of your questions regarding insurance, investments, and retirement.
End of Trimester One
Hard to believe this Friday, November 8, marks the end of Trimester One. The report card window is currently open for you to enter comments and standards. 4th through 8th grade teachers can begin posting achievement grades on November 8 as well. Report cards need to be completed by 8 AM on November 18, as parents will have access to the report cards on November 20. If you are in need of any assistance, here is the link to the Infinite Campus and Report Card assistance Google Drive.
NEA Auto and Home Insurance
As a member of the NEA, you are eligible to receive affordable coverage for you and your family with the NEA Auto & Home Insurance Program. On average, NEA members save an average of $423 per year (another way to recoup your dues dollars)! To learn more, visit the NEA Member Benefits Auto and Home Coverage website.
Volunteering at the Community Closet This Weekend
We are looking for at least one more volunteer to serve with us this Saturday, November 9 from 10 AM – 12 PM at the Community Closet at Addams Jr. High. If you are able to join us, please let me know.
I am sending out the nomination forms for several upcoming opportunities with the SEA and Region 35 again. 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. We also have open positions on the Region 35 Council, the liaison between the individual members of SEA and the IEA. 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.
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 after school at Fox & Hound
November 9: Addams Community Closet (10 AM – 12 PM) – this weekend!
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 Week in History
On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States after defeating three other presidential candidates.
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