Mobley’s Message 9-26-2022

Good morning, SEA!

I believe we can officially welcome fall!  Hope you had a nice weekend and managed to avoid the rain while enjoying time outdoors. 

This week’s Monday Message is packed with information for our members.  Be sure to take some time to read over it, especially to take advantage of various conferences SEA and Region 35 would love to be able to send you to. 

Here are just a few of this week’s highlights:

I think we can officially start enjoying pumpkin-spiced EVERYTHING if that’s your thing.  Have a fantastic Monday!

Mobley’s Message 9-20-2022

Good morning, SEA!

Today is our first SEA Building Representative meeting of the year at the PLC from 3:30-5:00 PM.  Any member is welcome to attend.  For more information check out the September 19th edition of the Monday Message

Here is some other information you can find in the Monday Message:

Looking forward to our seeing you afterschool at our SEA Meeting!  Have a great half-day in-service on Wednesday!

Mobley’s Message 9-12-2022

Good morning, SEA!

Hope you managed to stay dry this past weekend. Saturday was definitely a gorgeous day to enjoy the outdoors though!

Here is this week’s 9/12/22 edition of the Monday Message.  

Some things highlighted this week are listed below:

  • IEA’s 2022 Aspiring Educators & Early Career Fall Conference – registration is now open for this FREE event!
  • SEA’s Spirit Wear Store is now open with free shipping to your buildings through Monday, September 26! Check out the new styles including the new #SafeSchoolsForAll t-shirt we are asking members to wear on Tuesdays along with NEA members across the country!
  • Free #RedForEd t-shirts to our new educators and new SEA members – fill out this form to request one
  • Check out the School District 54 Food Pantry Amazon Wish list
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off this week. Check out NEA’s website for ways you can celebrate with your students. 

Shoutout to all of SEA’s Building Reps who will be joining members of SEA’s and SEEO’s leadership team for a training today afterschool at the PLC! Speaking of building reps, the nomination form is attached if you would like to run in a special election as an additional representative for your school.  Have a great week everyone!

Mobley’s Message 9-05-2022

Happy Labor Day, SEA!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  What a nice weekend it has been so far! 

Though I hope you are not checking this email on your holiday, I wanted to at least send out this week’s edition 9/5 Edition of the Monday Message on a Monday. 

In this week’s Monday Message, you will find out about SEA’s Special Elections and whether or not your school is able to have additional Building Representatives.  If you are interested, the Special Election Building Rep nomination form is attached.

Did you know SEA has its own Shared Drive available for you to access using your District Google Drive?  You can find shared SEA documents, archives of the Monday Message, and other important information.  Many of our members have discovered that it needs to be unhidden in order to access it.  Click on “Hidden Shared Drives” and you should be able to locate it.

Also, last week’s Monday Message had information about a “Teacher Leadership Pathways Program”.  I have been working with IEA’s Opportunity Coalition to lower the price should we have a group of at least 3-5 members from the SEA.  We would be able to have our own cohort formed.  Additionally, the SEA Exec Board and Region 35 Executive Team voted to fund any of our SEA members who are interested in participating.  Links to find out more information are included in the Monday Message.  There is also a form for you to show your interest so that a separate registration can be formed for our SEA members.  Please fill out the form by the end of this week, as sessions are scheduled to begin later this month.  We will be in contact with those interested and assist you in making the funding request from SEA and Region 35.

Hope you are having a fantastic start to September!

Mobley’s Message 8-29-2022

Good morning, SEA!

Looking forward to the three day weekend ahead?   ME TOO!

Here is your weekly Monday Message for 8/29.  

Also attached to this post is a copy of IEA’s Insider which has some valuable information from the month of August.  Please note, the IEA spirit wear store has closed, however the SEA will be opening up their own Spirt Wear Store which is COMING SOON!  

In the “Membership Opportunities” section of this week’s Monday Message, you will find some information about a new “Teacher Leadership Pathways Project” being offered from the Illinois Education Association’s Opportunity Coalition and Northwestern University.   They are willing to lower the price of the program if we have a group of 3 or more SEA members interested.  Be sure to fill out the form in the Monday Message if you are at all interested so we can work with the Opportunity Coalition for the discount.  

Looking forward to meeting with SEA’s Executive Board today afterschool. 

Enjoy these last few days of August, everyone!

Mobley’s Message 8-22-2022

Good morning SEA!

Hope you all enjoyed your first week back!  Best wishes to all of our members who teach at the ELC and all of our kindergarten teachers who will be welcoming their students for the first day of school today. 

Attached to this email are several resources from the SEA which include the following:

Be sure to take a few minutes to read through this week’s Monday Message to learn more about the attached documents.

Have a fantastic week, SEA!  

Mobley’s Monday Message 5-16-22

Happy Monday SEA!

Today is our final SEA Building Rep meeting of the year.  Reps, please send at least one rep in person to the PLC at 3:30 PM.  Anyone is welcome to attend!  If you would like to attend virtually, email me by 3 PM for the link to join.

Starting tomorrow we will be collecting donations to the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education.  Your building reps will find out more about this at our meeting today. 

I have attached a copy of SEA’s 2022-2028 Contract for you.  It will not be posted on the district website until later this summer when our current contract expires.  You will be able to access it in our SEA Shared Drive and our SEA’s Website.  

Just a few highlights from this week’s May 16 Edition of the Monday Message

Mobley’s Monday Message 5-9-22

Good morning SEA!

After today, just two more Monday morning wake-ups this school year!  So many exciting events going on across the district these last few weeks.  

This Wednesday during PD, your administrators will be presenting to you some changes to the D54 Teacher Appraisal.  I have included the changes in this week’s Monday Message.

We are still seeking members to fill the positions of the Dual/Bilingual Services Liaison and the Early Childhood Liaison on our SEA Executive Board for the 2022-2023 School Year.  More information about these roles and how to apply can be found in the newsletter as well as on this Google Form.  

Attached to this email is a copy of the May 9 Edition of the Monday Message, as well a flier advertising four virtual learning sessions with one of our representatives from NEA Member Benefits to find out more about www.neamb.com.  These sessions take place today and tomorrow, as well as on May 18 & 19.  The flier has the Zoom link to join. 

Check out the Membership Opportunities section of the newsletter for free PD and Book Club opportunities.

Mobley’s Monday Message 5-2-22

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, SEA! 

Not only we have made it to the month of may, but we have made it to the week in which educators are recognized and celebrated for their work.  Thank you for the endless hours you put into planning.  Thank you for the consistent support you give to your students.  Thank you for persevering through each and every challenge you face as an educator.  THANK YOU!

Here is the link to this week’s Monday Message and a few highlights and important links: