“Education breed confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” ~Confucius
This is always one of my favorite weeks of the school year! We can definitely get through two days. We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for the week ahead. I want to wish everyone not just a Happy Thanksgiving, but a RESTFUL Thanksgiving. Enjoy the five days off, as we definitely all deserve it!
SPARKS – An event for our early career teachers
SPARKS is a fun, spirited learning experience targeted toward newer emerging voices in the SEA and SEEO. We invited members with 10 years or less of experience in education to join us. This year’s event will be on January 17-18, 2020, and it will be held at the Wingate by Wyndham in Schaumburg. It is a free overnight event for our members. I have attached a copy of the SPARKS flyer for more information, which includes a schedule for this event. Click here to register.
“Share the Workload” event
SEA is having its first “Share the Workload” event on Thursday, December 5, in Room 121, from 2:30-6 PM. What is a “Share the Workload” event you are asking? Sometimes it feels like your to-do list is never ending, so we are providing a space to work and veteran teachers to help you get through some of that work. The volunteers at this event can help you organize papers, grade papers, enter grades into your grade book, cut or help create materials, organize an activity, brainstorm a lesson, or anything you feel you need an extra set of hands to complete (so you don’t have to take the work home over winter break!). If you would like to attend this event, please contact Michelle Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Frost.
Get Rewarded for Holiday Shopping
Hard to believe that Black Friday is just a few days away! And why not reward yourself this holiday season? Visited NEA’s Member Benefits site to find out about the many customer loyalty programs out there that you can use to treat yourself to something special this holiday season!
And don’t forget, you also get member-only discounts on GE Appliances. Visit the GE Appliances Store for exclusive access to great deals on their full line of GE appliances, special savings with promotional and rebate offers, and convenience in-home delivery, installation, and haul-away services. Another great way to recoup your dues dollars!
SEA’s Donation to the District 54 Food Pantries
Earlier this month, the SEA made their annual $1 per member donation to the six District 54 Food Pantries. The principals at Eisenhower, Lakeview, Keller, Mead, Muir, and Stevenson schools were each presented with a $300 check from the SEA to put towards the needs of their school’s food pantry. Each of the principals have thanked our association for our donation.
It was nice to see all the #RedForEd shirts that were distributed and worn last Wednesday during American Ed Week. If you did not get to pre-order your shirt, we do have a few large and extra-large t-shirts left. Please send me an email with your name, school, and size and I will send them out through inter-office mail until we run out.
Important Dates Next Month…
December 2: SEA Executive Board Meeting, 3:30-5:30 PM
December 5: “Share the Workload” event at Frost, Room 121, 2:30-6 PM
December 9: Feed My Starving Children, 6-7:30 PM – Wear your #RedForEd SEA shirt
December 16: SEA Building Rep Meeting
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
President George Washington was the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday. He proclaimed November 26, 1789, a Thursday, as a day of national thanksgiving for the United States Constitution. Then, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to officially fall on the last Thursday of November, and the modern holiday we know Thanksgiving to now be, was celebrated nationally. On November 26, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
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