The 2013-14 school year has begun! It was strange for me not to see everybody on the first day, but I realize how critical it is to be in your buildings right before the kids arrive. J Our first General Membership meeting will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013, at HSS at 4:00. We will distribute copies of our new 3-year contract, calendars from NJEA/MCEA, and our “welcome back” gift to all members. In addition, we will review the laws pertaining to the new evaluation process mandated by the governor, the NJ State Board of Education and Commissioner Cerf and discuss the upcoming election.
During the next 8 weeks we need to work like our careers and public school depend on the election of Barbara Buono and Milly Silva, because they do.
I will be coming to your building meetings with lots of information about the aggressive campaign NJEA will be facilitating to elect Barbara Buono. In the meantime, please join www.gardenstateforward.org for current information about the campaign.
As an association, we will be supporting an NJEA cause called “Walk for Thought” on September 28, 2013, starting at 10:00am at Mercer County Park. This walk supports the Brain Injury Alliance of NJ. Marie Blistan, our NJEA VP, is on the Board of this important organization. We are hoping to have students, parents, and WWPEA members walk on our team. The attached flier gives the details. I hope you will join Danny and me as we celebrate my birthday and walk on behalf of people who have been changed by brain injuries.
To join our team click here.
Thanks for continuing to keep your students at the forefront of your daily work even as the stressors and demands of our jobs increase. After all, they really are the fun part of the job!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at HSS on September 30th !
PS I got a fish tank for the office so drop by HSS to see it, any time!
“Union gives strength.” - Aesop