Hilton Central School Teachers Association

HCSTA     2016-17 

Day of Caring - Saturday, May 13th

Get together with other staff members and help our community at the same time. Families are welcome! Sign up using the link below. Select where to volunteer and we hope you can meet up for lunch afterwars (starting at 11:15). Please wear your black association attire.

Click the link and sign into your Google classroom account to choose an activity in which to participate. Please sign up by Monday, May 8th.


May 1st is  a day of action. Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS)

The movement to defend public education is growing!


On May 1st, thousands of teachers, parents and students across New York will show solidarity with national actions to demand public schools and college campuses that are fully funded, a health care system that provides for all Americans and communities that are safe, free from bigotry and threats of deportation.

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 13thMARK THIS DATE DOWN! Get together with other fun staff members and help our community at the same time.Wear your black association attire.

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

- DASA Training: New certification requires this training. This is very important! Scroll down for the specific information and sign up soon! The Links tab can also provide information.

- 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.)

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: 


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

The DASA trainings we have offered filled to capacity. The Rochester Regional Office will host another 6-hour DASA training on Saturday, June 17, at the Rochester RO, 30 N. Union St., from 9 am to 4 pm. Lunch (pizza) will be provided. Completion of this course fulfills the NYS DASA training requirement for teachers, teaching assistants and paraprofessionals. Capacity for this session is 35 persons, so please register right away. Please share this email with teachers, Teaching Assistants and others who need this training for certification requirements!
Below is the link for the June 17th DASA Training-
  NYSUT's Rochester RO is offering the course at NO COST to members in our region, but advance registration is required. 
 PLEASE NOTE: For earlier training sessions, some individuals signed up but did not attend and did not notify the Education Learning Trust that they were cancelling. When a member does this, it takes a place away from someone on the waiting list, and it costs the Regional Office for the space that is unfilled. For future trainings, if one of your members does not appear and fails to notify the NYSUT Learning Trust, the regional office intends to bill your local and/or the individual member to recover this cost.
Tom Gillett, Regional Staff Director
BE the union! www.nysut.org/unionvalue
NYSUT Rochester Regional Office
30 N. Union St. Ste 302
Rochester, NY 14607
(fax) 585-454-7711
6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention
The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10). This interactive and discussion-based program examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to, but is not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, gender or sex. Participants will engage in authentic conversations and reflections about harassment, discrimination and bullying as well as explore the impact of social constructs in their personal and professional lives. This training fulfills the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

**This Training is offered at NO COST to NYSUT members from the Rochester region.

Photo Collection Contest
Congratulations to QUEST!
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.


 2017 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.