ETFO PROVINCIAL AWARDS: Nominate Your Colleagues for ETFO Awards by February 1st
Every day, ETFO members make outstanding contributions to curriculum development, the arts, the environment, science and technology, children’s literature, health and safety, LGBTQ realities and humanitarian causes. You can help identify and recognize those achievements by nominating your colleagues for the prestigious Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario awards. Or consider nominating your...self!
ETFO has prepared a delightful one-minute video on the awards program at : http://www.etfo.ca/…/provi…/pages/awardsandscholarships.aspx
Nominations for ETFO awards are due February 1, 2018. For a list of awards and nomination forms, go to http://www.etfo.ca/…/AwardsAndScholars…/AwardsPoster2017.pdf
ETFO also offers financial support to members and others for: doctoral and master’s scholarships and bursaries for men and women; bursaries for members of designated groups and Aboriginal education; and bursaries for sons and daughters of ETFO members. Application forms for you to apply for ETFO scholarships and bursaries for yourself are due April 30, 2017. More information will be available after February 1, 2018.
SCDECE School Contacts - if you haven't replied to the email requesting information for ETFO, please take a minute and do so. The information requested is important and needed as soon as possible. Thank you!
Math Through Play Webinar on January 22, 2018 from 7-8:30pm.
Registration is now open!
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ETFO MEMBER VALIDATION STICKERS
Please watch your mailbox for the Winter issue of the ETFO Voice magazine. Your 2018 validation sticker is enclosed.
If you are a digital subscriber of the magazine, a sticker will be available through your local president at the end of January....
Digital subscribers on a board approved leave will have a sticker mailed to their home.
Our December newsletter was sent out today. It is also posted on our website. The code for EI is included in the letter, as well as the dates for the 3 floater days over Winter Break.
On our website, www.simcoedeces.com, the red tab that was on the left of the screen now says "Member Login". Please click on that tab to log in to see what is posted on the secure part of the website. If you have not submitted your personal email, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you did not set up your account through the invitation sent in October, please reset your password.
Twenty years ago, on Dec. 6, 1989, 14 young women were killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal in what has become known as the Montreal Massacre. Their tragic deaths remind us of the frightening reality that dozens of women die violently every year in this country. This day has been declared a national day of mourning and action.
We realize that the murder of these women was not an isolated act. Along with violence against women in homes, workplaces, and the street, th...is tragedy is yet another manifestation of the devaluing and blaming of women which is embedded in our society and internalized in individuals.
Violence is a chosen response. Society must become more serious about ending violence against women and children. Our institutions must work and achieve equality including equal power between men and women.
Join us tonight at the Barrie City Hall Rotunda from 6pm-7:30pm for an Evening of Remembrance. PLEASE WEAR PURPLE IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN WHO HAVE SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF WOMAN ABUSE.