Short Snappers

Backpack Full of Cash

Halifax County is also quite excited to announce that we will be offering a free screening of the Matt Damon movie Backpack Full of Cash, a feature length documentary that explores the increasing trend of privatizing public schools. This is the first time this film has been screened in Atlantic Canada, and the event will be held at the Woodlawn Public Library on May 29th, 6:00 pm. You can watch the trailer by clicking here. To register for the event, please fill out this form.

Retirement Brunch

Plans for the Halifax County Retirement Celebration are well underway! This year, we will be having a brunch at the Delta Halifax on June 10th, with an 11:30 am arrival time. Tickets are $25.00 each, with each retiree complimentary tickets for themselves and one guest. If you have any questions, please email hfxcowellness@nstu.ca.

Halifax County Inspire Awards.

Each year, Halifax County seeks to acknowledge the excellent efforts of its amazing members through the Inspire awards. These awards are given out for members who show exemplary performance in  Educational Leadership, Mentorship, Community Involvement, Passion for (or excellence in) Teaching. Nominating someone is as easy as writing a brief (300 word) letter to the local president at hfxcopresident@gmail.com explaining why that person deserves to be recognized. If selected, recipients (and invited guests) will be part of a small celebration on June 21st where they will be presented with the award, and have their nomination letter read to the audience. Nominations are open until May 28th.

Plans are already underway for next year’s Rep training conference. The committee has put up a preliminary survey for those of you who may be interested, so if you plan on being a rep next year, please take a moment to fill this out.

Local President’s Visit 

Please contact me at halifaxcountylocal@nstu.ca if you want me to pop by your school. You can also track me down at the office most days between 8:00am and 3:30pm, (902) 468-6788, or at anytime via my cell at (902) 499-0933. I would love to come out for a chat!