Check-In, Monday, April 15

Good morning County! Happy Monday, and happy Education Week!

I want to start today with a reminder that the first opportunity to purchase retirement brunch tickets will be this Wednesday at our local meeting. Tickets are free for the retiree and one guest, and $30.00 each for friends and family. The brunch is being held at the Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market Street in Halifax. The doors open at 11:30 with brunch set to start at noon. Please note that due to a booking error, our meeting this week is being held at the Knox United Church, 657 Sackville Drive, at our regular 6pm start time.

I would also like to take a moment of personal privilege to congratulate this year’s Halifax County Local Service Award Winners. They are Bill Penney from Sir. John A. MacDonald, Kelly Osborne-Barteaux from Auburn and Jim King, who retired last year from a staff officer position with the NSTU. These great educators will be honoured at a special luncheon at the year’s Annual Council.

Another important awards ceremony actually taking place today, and that is the Education week awards. We are very pleased to announce that Trish Cuvelier from East St. Margarets Elementary is the Halifax County recipient this year, in which the theme was Inclusive Education – Helping our Students and Children Succeed. Congratulations, Trish, and thanks for all the great things that you do!

Today also marks the kick off to this year’s Halifax County Inspire Awards. These awards are designed to give teachers a chance to nominate a Halifax County Local member in their building who goes above and beyond for their colleagues, their kids or their community. This year, winners will receive a plaque which will be presented at our AGM in June, and will have a picture and a write up placed in their school’s community newspaper. If you know someone who is deserving of a nod of thanks, email halifaxcountylocal@nstu.ca for a nomination form.

That’s it for today County. Have a great week.

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