October 2022 Message
Thanks to each of you for the work you have done to make your spaces welcoming for your students this year. I am honoured to represent each of you and I hear daily the wonderful stories of your levels of professionalism, flexibility, compassion, passion and desire to support your students, your parents, your colleagues and yourselves. You are changing the world, one student at a time.
At the Local offices, our committees are going full tilt and planning many activities for the membership. Just last week we had our first Council of School Representatives (CSR). Be ready to hear a summary of the action items from the meeting presented by your school’s CSR during their report at your next staff meeting. We have initiated a new practice of releasing a document called 5 Things to Take Away from CSR. It can be found here. Feel free to copy and distribute to your colleagues. If you want the full CSR Highlights (a more detailed accounting of our CSR meeting) they can be found here. Should you have any questions, reach out to your school CSR representative, or contact our offices (403-265-2678).
The important items we want to highlight this month include:
Rally for Education – Saturday, October 22, 2022, 1:00pm – Legislative Grounds, Edmonton
To help members attend, your Local has organized two types of transportation assistance:
You can “Ride with Us” - be transported to Edmonton on a luxury coach bus or “Meet us There” – your option if you want to drive yourself. The Local will provide you with a gas card to offset your transportation costs.
Go to our Eventbrite site to find out more information and to register for your transportation choice. Feel free to contact the local (403-265-2678) if you would like to discuss these options in more detail. We look forward to seeing all of you on October 22nd.
Local Bargaining Survey – Time Sensitive!
New Teacher Orientation – Tuesday, October 18, 2022 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Glenmore Inn
And finally, my wish for each of you is to stay safe and well as you continue to find joy in the greatest profession in the world. Have a wonderful, joyful thanksgiving with your families and thank you for all you do daily to change the world.
Peace and Blessings,
Calgary Catholic Teachers’ ATA Local 55