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Silent Auction - Friday, April 26, 2019

ETFO Niagara's 21st Annual Silent Auction will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Club Roma in St. Catharines, from 6PM – 10 PM. This year’s entertainment will be illusionist Danny Zzzz..  All proceeds from the Silent Auction go to local women's shelters.  In addition to the silent auction, there are two great prizes ( a half day release and White Oaks Spa Gift Certificate and $500 Resorts of Ontario Gift Certificate) that you will have a chance to win in the "Are You Feeling Luck-key?" event.  To register for the event, please do so at https://etfoniagarasilentauction.eventbrite.ca.  Please note that each attendee must register individually.  Donations, baskets and payments for tickets are due to the ETFO Niagara office by April 19, 2019.  For additional details, please view the poster by clicking here.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact either Sharon Ethier, Status of Women Chair, or Gail Dunn, VP, ETFO Niagara.

Resume Writing and Interview Skills Workshop - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

As spring rolls around, this is usually the beginning of staffing season. Are you thinking of applying for a new posting and stressing over the interview process? Has it been awhile since you have last updated your resume and cover letter? Fear not, as ETFO Niagara will be holding a workshop devoted to resume writing and interview skills. It takes place on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 4:30 - 6PM.  For additional information, please view the poster by clicking here.  To register, please sign up at https://etfoniagararesume1819.eventbrite.ca/

Mental Health Matters Workshop - Thursday, April 11, 2019

This workshop focuses on the most commonly identified mental health issues encountered within the classroom today. The key goal of the workshop is to develop practical and universal strategies for creating a mentally healthy classroom environment, which benefits all students. For additional information, please view the poster here.  Questions?  Contact Sarah Gohm, PD Chair. Register at https://etfoniagaramentalhealthmatters1819.eventbrite.ca/

Changes to the ETFO Niagara Professional Development Fund

A sub-committee of the Executive recently reviewed the Operating Procedures of and made the following major change.  Effective January 1, 2019, teachers will be eligible to use up to $800 within a two year cycle.  Some important things to remember when applying for PD funding:

  • P.D. Fund requests must be submitted and approved at least one full day prior to the P.D. Event
  • Please give five days for your form to be delivered via courier, fax forms to 905-892-9733, or scan and send to pd@etfoniagara.ca. 
  • P.D. request forms can be found on the ETFO Niagara website under the “FORMS and DOCUMENTS” tab.
  • Due to volume of applications as well as other business of the local, please allow at least 2 weeks for the application to be processed

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Brian Barker, PD Fund Amnistrator.

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