Please take a moment to review the following Member Benefits:
Defensive Driving - available through NYSUT at the low rate of $21.95, to you and your family members. Register here. If this is your first time signing up, please select "New Student". Discount Code: NYSUTDDC.
Health Care FSA Eligible Items - The CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, expanded the list of products eligible for reimbursement from health savings accounts (HSAs) and medical flexible spending accounts (FSAs).
Identity Theft Webinars - available through NYSUT on April 14 & 21. The presentation will look at the measures you can take to protect your personal information, detect identity theft if it does occur, and the steps you will need to quickly take if you become a victim of this insidious crime.
BMCSHD, along with the component districts, have contracted with Walgreens to administer the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine this Thursday afternoon (3/25) and Sunday (3/28).
If you, and/or a qualifying spouse, are interested in receiving the vaccine, please contact Ann Kaprat at email@example.com or during office hours at x1041 at your earliest convenience. Appointments are available on a first come first serve basis.
As many of you know, BMUST and the BMCHSD lost an incredible educator and an even better human being with the passing of Betsy Siegelaub. Betsy is survived by her devoted husband Marc and loving son Nathan. Together with her family, the Mepham World Language Department is establishing a scholarship fund in Betsy’s memory, with the goals of honoring and remembering her legacy and recognizing a Mepham student that demonstrates excellence in world language and chooses to pursue a degree in world language or education in his or her college studies.
If you would like to contribute, please follow the link below to a GoFundMe page for the Betsy Siegelaub Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Thank you and please continue to keep Betsy’s family in your thoughts.
Robert G. Porter Scholars Program
This program offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to graduating seniors who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members. Grants can be used for continuing education and also for implementing programs or introducing tools in the classroom, workplace and/or community.
Please visit the AFT Scholarships page for more information
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In a sign of unity and support for one another, teachers across Long Island will be wearing “Red for Ed” on Friday, March 12 - almost exactly a year to the day that our schools were closed in March of 2020. It is hard to believe that a year ago I had never once uttered the words ZOOM, Google Meets, remote, virtual or hybrid when discussing my school day.
Additionally, BMUST would like Friday to be a “jeans” day to collect funds for the Community Cupboard. As difficult as this past year has been, and I know it has been incredibly difficult, I consider myself lucky to have my job and my benefits when so many in our community have lost so very much. During the pandemic, the Cupboard has continued to do remarkable work, feeding sixty to eighty BMCHSD families every two weeks and even more around the holidays.
I hope you will join me in wearing “Red for Ed” on Friday, March 12th and, if you are able, to support the Community Cupboard. Thank you for the amazing work you continue to do each and every day. I am blessed to work with and alongside such an incredible teaching staff. The BMCHSD community is blessed to have you all educating their children. Continue to take good care of yourselves and of one another.
Meg HirschWed, Feb 3, 2:05 PM (22 hours ago)
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I hope this email finds you well and that your travels to and from school today were not too difficult. We have learned that sometime this evening (it is believed sometime between 5:00 and 6:00) additional slots for the Westbury vaccination site may open for future dates. You will find the link below. Good luck!
Please follow this link and scroll down to where you see Registration for Active Teachers:
Here is another link that may be quicker:
Please contribute $5 to participate in Jeans Day, this Friday, December 4. All the money collected will benefit the Community Cupboard Wish List.
Members donating via Venmo will be entered into our holiday raffle! The drawing will take place at BMUST's Representative Assembly meeting on Wednesday, December 9.