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If you are retiring or considering retirement in the next three years, you are invited to attend the NYSUT Member Benefits Pre-Retirement Workshop. This no-cost workshop held exclusively for NYSUT members is designed to highlight many of the subjects you will face in retirement.

Please note that this is NOT a TRS or ERS-sponsored presentation, and neither retirement system will be in attendance at this workshop. Topics include: • 403(b)/IRA Options • Social Security Basics • Tax-Related Tips • Asset Preservation • Popular Member Benefits-endorsed programs & services for retirees

Where: NYSUT Rochester Regional Office 30 North Union Street Rochester, NY 14607

When: May 11 or 12, 2017 4:30– 6:30 pm Pizza and beverages will be served

Presenters: John Aguglia, Benefits Specialist NYSUT Member Benefits Cathy Benjamin, Regional Marketing Director New York Long-Term Care Brokers

There is no cost to enroll in this workshop, but seats are limited! To reserve your seat, please click on the registration link below: 

http://www.cvent.com/events/nysut-member-benefits-pre-retirement-workshops-2017/event-summary-af50ca9123544928b33ba5f45c758096.aspx


What we're up against & How VOTE COPE MATTERS:
Fact- Charter supporters (big companies) raised 11 million in 1 day and made a contribution to senate republicans to stop budget from being passed over the weekend . VOTE COPE  is more important now - please consider contributing and contributing more! This $ is used for the political fights  we will be facing as a unionist and teacher (charter, constitutional convention, Supreme Court decisions, opt out, budget vote and BOE race).  These are some of the issues that effect us as teachers and our profession no matter what your political party!
President of HCSTA

Our site should be able to provide you with the Teachers' Association information that you are looking for. Private information will continue to be sent to your home email. Here are the most recent updates:

Teacher Care Day - Saturday, May 13th

MARK THIS DATE DOWN! Get together with other fun staff members and help our community at the same time. This events starts with a kick off breakfast, volunteers go to their designated place to help (for whatever you signed up for), and can meet up for lunch afterwards. 

Sign ups will go out closer to the event. 

Wear your black association attire.

Always check the President's page for the most updated things to be aware of.

- Photo collection contest has started! Win coffee and morning snacks for your building.

- Apparel will be delivered to you by your building rep as soon as we receive them.

- NYSUT Darien Lake tickets are available for purchase! Select when to go from July 8 - 23. (Links and more information below.)


Photo Collection Contest
Goal - Have each building submit 50 quality photos with HCSTA members in them from 2016-2017 school year.

Here are the specifics:
  • photograph member(s) of HCSTA involved in district related things: instruction, coaching, conducting, leading events, participating in functions, organizing a fundraiser, receiving a reward, volunteering, etc.

  • Please only one photo per event (Ex. 1 photo from March Madness, or 1 from Empty Bowls, or 1 from a particular science lesson)

  • Name your photo by telling what it is of.

  • Drop your photo in the shared Google Drive. Each building has their own folder. (You may need to request access first. I will approve any requests by the end of each work day. If that doesn't work, pop an email to Krisann Craney and you will get your personal access to the folder via an email.)
IAfter being reviewed to ensure the specifics are followed, the building with 50 photos submitted first will receive coffee and morning snacks delivered to a common area of their building.

NYSUT Days at Darien Lake are July 8 - 23

Order online or with the attached order form. Tickets are just $20.99 ($21.39 each includes tax). Open the attachments for more information.


Attachments:

 2017 NYSUT
 NYSUT

Please take a moment to read Member Benefits. Click on the image below to enlarge it or click on the NYSUT Member Benefits tab to the left.


The Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

Please click the link above and take the time to nominate a Hilton teacher for this honor.



Not so new, but important information

DASA Training Information is under Useful Links.

Be sure to submit your reflection to your walkthrough within five work days. The Danielson rubric and reflection submission are done through www.mylearningplan.com

Important Documents has: What is APPR (from Barb), our contract, and information about TEACH registration

Is your birthday this month?? Here is the link to TEACH website (It would be smart to print out proof that you have done this.)

Check out NYSUT's unclaimed funds page to see if anyone you know is owed money! https://secure.nystrs.org/unclaimedFunds/UnclaimedFunds.aspx

In the works: We are working on a Teachers Sell/Give to Teachers where teachers in our district can give/sell their personal items. We may make a link to a shared document or classroom so it is easier to manage and include photos. If you know of an easy way, please pass it on to Krisann Craney.


Are you aware of something that you think our members would benefit from knowing? This includes great things that our members are doing! Please email Krisann Craney to have it added to our site.