December 5th, 2013
Subject: Nationwide Day of Action to Support Public Education
Date: Mon., Dec. 9, 2013
Action: Please wear blue to support public education
On December 9th, there is a “Day of Action”. We are encouraging all members to wear blue, take pictures and share with the world.
What does that mean?
Show your support for:
• Funding for public schools
• A three-year moratorium on high-stakes consequences for standardized tests
• A focus on teaching and learning
I know our attention has been driven more by local concerns and rightfully so, however, lack of funding is still our number #1 enemy. So…….be creative.
Share your photos. Wear blue, share blue. Send NYSUT your photos of blue solidarity via email or social media. They’ll post the photos as a massive message in support of public education.
• Twitter: @NYSUT
Spread the word.
• RSVP and share the event on Facebook. Let your friends know you’re taking part.
• Download and print the poster.
• Use this sample text on your blog or send in an email. (if this doesn’t open linked at bottom)
NYSUT PAGE WITH ADDITIONAL INFO (open in Firefox or Chrome)
December 3rd, 2013
Subject: Meet with Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee
Date: Mon., Dec. 9, 2013 at 7:00pm
Location: Suffern Free Library
Find out about how state funding has changed and understand key phrases: “Gap Elimination Adjustment,” “Unfunded Mandates.” This discussion will focus on how these state issues impact the Ramapo Central School District & student education. It will touch on Common Core and how it places additional financial burdens on the district.
November 25th, 2013
Subject: RCSD Fiscal concerns
Date: Wed., Dec. 4, 2013
Location: Suffern High School Auditorium
General Membership Meeting of the following bargaining units:
November 19th, 2013
Subject: NYSUT videoconference on teacher certification
Date: Dec. 10, 2013
Location: NYSUT Tarrytown Office
Any teachers with questions about their own certification should attend and contact NYSUT to reserve a spot as directed on the flyer.
October 29th, 2013
See the attached Rockland Candidate List
For more information on elections, see the Rockland County Board of Elections.
October 28th, 2013
As part of our ongoing efforts in S.O.S., the leadership committee has put together a few events this week that would be worthy of RTA presence and support.
Girls Field Hockey Section Game vs. North Rockland 4 P.M. (@ S.M.S)
College Tables during Unit Lunch in front of the Auditorium
Girls Volleyball Section Match vs. Fox Lane 4:30 P.M. (@ S.H.S.)
RTA APPR/SLO Meeting and Discussion after school Mini Theater B
Boys Volleyball Section Championship Match vs. Clarkstown North 4:30 P.M. (@ S.H.S.)
If win on Tuesday-Girls Volleyball Section March vs. TBD 4:30 P.M. (@ S.H.S.)
Please consider taking a few moments to make an appearance and Save Our Schools!
-Suffern Leadership Committee
October 28th, 2013
Date: 30 October 2013
Location: Mini-theater ‘B’ immediately after school
On October 30, there will be an informal RTA discussion regarding the parameters of staff APPR/SLO responsibilities. To date, the District has not provided an ‘official’ RCSD APPR manual. The meeting is designed to provide some clarity and (hopefully) assuage any concerns staff members may have regarding the process.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or an RTA building representative.
October 25th, 2013
Thank you to everyone who walked and/or donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer! 11,000 people took part in Sunday’s walk and $700,000 was raised in the fight against breast cancer!
Through donations and t-shirt sales Ramapo Central School District raised almost $1500!
- K.C. Davan
- Tracy Nugent
- Helena DeJulia
- Nicole Herman (who walked in Central Park and raised $3280! Great job!)
- Mary Amodeo
- Andrea Haupt
October 18th, 2013
July 1st, 2013
Annual RTA Family Picnic
Tuesday, September 3rd 4-9pm
5 Stillo Drive, Airmont NY
Hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and prizes for the kids. Please plan on bringing something to share such as an appetizer, side dish or dessert. I’m sure we all have some summer favorites up our sleeves!
What better way to recoup from our return to the grind?!?
Hope you all can make it, as it is a fun time to reconnect with colleagues before the school year begins.
There will be a pool and lifeguard this year so be sure to bring suits and towels for the kids!
Again we are asking for a donation of $10.00/person and $20.00/family to be collected at the picnic. Proceeds go back to the unit in the RTA family scholarships.
Looking forward to seeing everyone and enjoy the rest of your summer!