Mobley’s Message 11-07-2022

Good morning, SEA!

Hope you were able to benefit from daylight savings time ending yesterday and that you have a productive day today!  This week’s 11/7 issue of the Monday Message begins with some of the important SD 54 dates and contractual times for the month of November.  Today’s half day of plan time and half day of professional development will happen three times this school year per our new contract. 

This Wednesday, November 9, IEA President Kathi Griffin will be visiting the Palatine IEA office for a member listening session at 5 PM.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP here.  As a member of Region 35, you are invited to attend.  

Speaking of RSVP’ing, if you haven’t let us know you are planning on attending our SEA/SEEO Member Appreciation Event next Monday, November 14, at the PLC from 4:30-6:30 PM, please fill out this form.  The local leaderships look forward to hosting this event for you! 

Be sure to read through the Monday Message for some other important information from the SEA!  Have a great day and enjoy having election day off tomorrow.  Be sure to go out and vote if you haven’t already done so!

Mobley’s Message 10-31-2022

Happy Halloween, SEA!  Enjoy the festive classroom activities with your students today!

Here is the link to the October 31 Edition of the Monday Message

This week you will find more information about SEA’s December Elections and a resend of all of the nomination forms and election notice.  Other information you can find in the Monday Message include the following:

Hope your day is filled with treats and not tricks!  

Mobley’s Message 10-17-2022

Good morning SEA!

Afterschool today, join us for our second Building Rep meeting of the year at the PLC from 3:30-5:00 PM.  Any member is welcome to attend in person or via Zoom. 
For more information, check out this week’s Monday Message

Here are some highlights from the 10/17 Monday Message:

Please note, SEA/IEA/NEA dues deductions will begin with the October 21 paycheck.

Be sure to wish your building administrators a Happy Boss’s Day today!  Have a great week everyone!

Mobley’s Message 10-10-2022

Good morning, SEA!

Let’s celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day!  Take a few moments out of your day today to visit the National Today website to find out more about the history of Indigenous People’s Day and ways you can celebrate.  You can also read a A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2022, from President Biden.

Attached is this week’s edition of the Monday Message.  Here are some of the highlight’s from the 10/10/22 Edition:

Don’t forget to wear orange on Tuesdays for #SafeSchoolsForAll and wear red on Wednesdays for #RedForEd.  Post pics on social media using those hashtags and #SEAourMembers

Mobley’s Message 10-03-2022

Good morning, SEA!  Welcome to October! 

SEA Exec Board members, I look forward to meeting with you after school today in the Board Room. 

Here is your October 3rd edition of the Monday Message.  

Some of the highlights for this week’s edition include the following:

That’s it for this week.  Make it a great one and enjoy the three day weekend ahead!

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!