Edmonton Catholic Teachers October 7, 2011 SPECIAL EVENTS:
Local 54 of The Alberta Teachers’ Association Issue No. 2 The New Teacher Induction will be hosted on
Thursday, October 20 at 7pm, at
Local Ph: 780-451-1196
Barnett House, 11010-142 Street.
THE INTERCOM Local Fax: 780-454-1250
Please email if you have a new teacher on
staff so that we can send out an invitation.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Meetings & Events
As we all get ready for a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family, I wish Monday, October 10, 2011
everyone a safe weekend if travelling, along with a special wish for a well-deserved break Thanksgiving Holiday
for our friends who began their school year in early August!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Yesterday was World Teacher Day and here in Canada the theme is Inspiring students, EPC Meeting at 4:15pm,
awakening potential. As ATA members, we are numbered in the 200,000 teachers across Room 402, Barnett House
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
the country who deliver our services to five million kids every day. What we do daily is Maternity Information Night,
recognize and unlock the potential of children by our patience, compassion and expertise! 7pm, Room 213, Barnett House
Register by email:
Take a moment and relish in the fact that you are TEACHER today. Be proud of each other
and the wonderful work you do. Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Council Mtg. #02, 6pm,
Take care of each other and thank you for all the support you give to our Local.
Auditorium, Barnett House
~Sandy Wednesday, October 19, 2011
An evening with Dr. Dennis
TWO POSITIONS HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE-LOCAL’S ECONOMIC POLICY COMMITTEE Shirley, 6-9:30pm, Auditorium,
Barnett House. For tickets
Are you interested in joining the Local’s Economic Policy Committee? This committee visit: www.learningourway.ca
gathers information to be used at bargaining. Two positions have become available in the Thursday, October 20, 2011
areas of Principals and Substitutes. Please email Kathy.MacIsaac@ecteachers.ca if you have New Teacher Induction, 7pm,
questions about the duties and responsibilities of these positions. An election to fill these Auditorium, Barnett House.
Please contact the Local, if you
vacancies will take place at the October 18 Council Meeting of School Representatives.
have a new teacher on staff.
DO YOU HAVE A NEW TEACHER ON YOUR STAFF?
Please contact the Local if you have a new teacher on your staff who has not been inducted
into the teaching profession. The Local is hosting a ceremony on Thursday, October 20 WEBSITE:
beginning at 7pm. A reception will follow. Lauren Hawes (LSI) is the chair of the organizing
committee for this special event. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to have your new Sandy Gillis, President
teacher included in this special evening. email@example.com
Kathy MacIsaac, Exec. Director
A DIALOGUE WITH DR. DENNIS SHIRLEY (Prof. of Ed. -Lynch School of Education/Boston College) Jan Bossmin, Office Manager
An exciting opportunity is available to the public on Wednesday, October 19, from 6-9:30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
at Barnett House. Limited tickets are still available by visiting www.learningourway.ca Cost is
$10 each or 6 for $50. Be part of the conversation aimed at advancing Alberta’s future as a
creative and vibrant society.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED THE DRAWS FOR SUB DAYS AND PD GRANTS Quote of the day:
The Local would like to thank all teachers who applied for the $150 PD Grant and/or a sub “It is not the
day to attend a Specialist Council Conference. The draws have been made and the lucky strongest of the
teachers will be notified by email before 4pm on Friday, October 8th. survives, nor the
most intelligent, but
PD FOR NEWLY APPOINTED ADMINISTRATORS! the one most
Leadership Essentials for Administrators is a conference designed for admin in the first 2 responsive to
years of their appointment. The Local will offer $250 each to four new administrators to help change.”
cover meals and accommodation costs. Interested? Email: email@example.com Charles Darwin
This conference takes place on November 14-15 at the Sheraton Cavalier in Calgary.