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					    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
 Greetings everyone,
 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:
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 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.

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: to have your new                    Sandy Gillis, President
teacher included in this special evening.                                                    
                                                                                                        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   
at Barnett House. Limited tickets are still available by visiting 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
                                                                                                                 species that
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:                             Charles Darwin
This conference takes place on November 14-15 at the Sheraton Cavalier in Calgary.

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