Hello UTEA Members,
Another Labor Day is upon us and another school opening too. And that is really a continuation of the work that we’ve been doing over the summer. We all know, there’s never really an entire break; the school year never really ends. But with all the work you did in the summer, I hope you found some time to relax, vacation, and enjoy.
Right along with you, your leadership team was preparing, too. This summer, eight members went to the NEA Representative Assembly in July, fifteen went to the NJEA Summer Leadership Conference in August, and on August 21, twenty spent a day in Union planning some events for you.
Mr. Tatum sent out his welcome back letter, so you know his meeting starts at 8:30am on Tuesday, September 4 in the UHS auditorium. But did you know the UTEA will be sponsoring a continental breakfast for you? This year, it will be set up near the nurse’s office about 7:45am, and classrooms on that wing will be open for you to sit, eat and reconnect with your colleagues. Thanks Becky.
September 21 is the Back to School Social at Mario’s from 3 to 6pm. Come sample the free food, sit with your colleagues and share in the raffle prizes. Thanks Kristin. The Union County Education Association is working for you too. Put October 13 on your calendar for a UCEA Family Fun Day at Costa del Sol. Thanks James, John, Diego & Rich. Sometime in the fall, you will also be invited to a Members Benefit Fair. Thanks Jill.
Please remember the UTEA has eight committees, and we’re always looking for volunteers. Get in touch with me at Livingston School if you are interested in working with:
Communications, Government Relations, Grievances, Membership,
Negotiations, Philanthropic, Pride & Public Relations, Social
Finally, I mentioned a few thank yous, but there are so many more, especially those of you who attended the Menendez Press Conference yesterday. Thank you to all for all that you do! Looking forward to Tuesday and have a great year.