Good Morning County! Happy Monday!
I want to start off with a quick word of clarity about running records. We have been hearing that in some instances, teachers are being given the impression that since running records are “good practice”, they are part of a regular teachers duties and, as such, are an expectation. Read more
Hey there County!
Happy December. I hope today sees all of you feeling at least a small pressure relief now that report cards and Parent/ Teacher meetings are behind you.
For those of you who may not have caught it, the NSTU has just won a major arbitration ruling on the government’s unilateral decision of a little over a year ago to pull certain classifications out of our union. These classifications including speech language pathologists, social workers and psychologists, will now have their NSTU membership fully restored. This is good news for our organization and for worker’s rights in general, and hopefully is a sign of things to come.
In other good news, I would like to congratulate our latest Inspire Award winner, Ash Lee Jefferson’s Lorraine Amirault. Ms. Amirault was quite surprised last week by my arrival at a sudden stand up staff meeting! Thanks to all the staff who helped keep the secret. If you have someone on your staff you believe deserves some recognition, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Click on the pic for a better look!)
Just a few more quick informational items before I wrap up. First, the social committee has cancelled the scheduled wine glass painting event, but will be looking to reschedule a bit later on this winter.
As well, the HRRC is sponsoring the first of two pre-retirement sessions on Tuesday, January 14th at 4:30 pm at the office here at 202 Brownlow. This year, the economic welfare committee is doing things a bit differently in that there will be a number of sessions provided, designed more as a series of courses as opposed to simply a one off. If you are interested in finding out more, or you wish to register, e-mail Tara Arsenau @ email@example.com.
Finally, if you wish to put your name forward for the position of VP professional development for our local, the deadline for advance nominations is December 5th. Simply click on the link on our home page for more details.
That’s it for this week, all. Drive safe this week!
Good morning, County! Happy Monday!
Your local President just returned from three days of training in Ontario. I had the opportunity to attend two very engaging events, the first put on by the Canadian Teachers Federation in Ottawa, and the second hosted by the EdCan Network in Toronto. Read more
Good morning County, Happy Monday.
Another relatively quick one today. To start with, the nominations for the local executive position of 1st Vice President, Professional Development are now open. This person is responsible for looking after our professional development fund, sits on our local executive, and is part of the regional Article 60 Committee. For those of you interested in perhaps taking on a leadership role within your union, this is a key role in our local. If you wish to find out more, contact Jason Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can download the nomination form here. Read more
Good Morning County, Happy Tuesday.
Apologies for not sending a Check-In last week, but I wanted to ensure we had some information on the HRCE’s new Attendance Support Program for teachers. If you have not read them already, please click here to read our FAQ about the program. Read more
Good morning County! Happy Monday!
I am currently attending the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Annual General Meeting, so am out of the office for the next few days, but did want to remind you to please take a moment on Tuesday to cast your vote in the Provincial Executive election. Read more
Hello County! Happy Monday!
I am a bit late getting my memo out today, but that is because I have just gotten back from presenting the first Inspire award for the 2019/2020 school year!
Please join me on congratulating Sue McMaster from Sir John A. MacDonald High school. Sue is known as an amazing woman, a phenomenal teacher and a true carrier of SJA school spirit! Sue is pictured here with her partner Sue, and her daughters Olivia and Macky. Thanks, Ms. McMaster for all you do! Read more
Good Morning County! Happy Tuesday. I hope this weekend found you surrounded by family and friends, and that you were able to take a much deserved break.
Just a few bits and pieces today. I am really excited that we have our first Inspire award ready to go for this year. I will be contacting the member’s school this week and arranging a visit, so stay tuned for the announcement next week. Read more
Good morning County! Happy Monday.
To start off with I hope you had a chance to enjoy your treats form us on Friday! Every school was sent a gift card from Sobey’s, so I hope you were able to find some time to have a small break from your hectic day and enjoy a small sweet or some such from us. The gift cards were mailed out last week, so if your school did not receive one, please let me know! Read more
Good morning County! Happy Monday!
Wow. Hard to believe that we are already at the end of September!
I want to start off this week by announcing that we have two candidates vying for a seat on our Provincial Executive. They are Duncan Cameron and Drew Fournier. Voting day is October 29th, and I would like to wish both of these exceptional candidates the best of luck in the upcoming election. Regardless of outcome, County will be well represented! Read more