January 23rd, 2014
Despite the frigid temperatures, snow, and cold and flu season, the 43rd Annual RTA Blood Drive on January 22, 2014 was a success.
Forty donors turned out, 3 donors were deferred and 37 people were able to donate. Of those 37, 7 people gave double red blood cells so Ramapo Central collected 44 blood products during yesterday’s drive.
Thank you donors, for saving lives…
-Christine D’Antonio Krebs
Thank you, also, Christine, for all the work that you do…
*sorry if I missed you, this was based off the sign in sheet* Please let me know if I forgot you.
December 9th, 2013
National Day of Action December 9
Cherry Lane Elementary School Wears Blue
We were proud to stand with board members Craig Long, Theresa DiFalco, and Maureen Danzig
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.
Spread the word.
• RSVP and share the event on Facebook. Let your friends know you’re taking part.
• Download and print the poster.
• 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