In honor of International Women's Day, The BMUST Women's Committee is collecting the most needed items for both the Community Cupboard and Bethany House, a local shelter aimed at helping women and children in need. The collection will run through March. If you are not able to shop and would still like to contribute, consider donating through Venmo @Jodi-Langevin (label BMUSTWC) and we will shop for you!
As a reminder, the Employee Assistance Program, provided by the district, is available to you at any time. Please see attached for additional information.
Below, is a message from Jolene T. DiBrango, NYSUT Executive Vice President, regarding available events being held during Women's History Month:
The Kate Mullany Chapter of Coalition Union Women (CLUW) presents an International Women’s Day event entitled #BreaktheBias. The link to register is included here: https://bit.ly/3uvpHOX
We are all invited to the UFT film screening of “Private Violence,” a documentary about why women stay in abusive homes. I know this is a topic that hits close to home for many, so the conversation will no doubt be powerful and moving. Our thanks go out to our fierce sister, Latrice Curry, for organizing this and inviting us all. The event link is live so you can register here: https://cvent.me/YdaBXD
Rebekah Stoll, a NYSUT member not on our committee, presented at our annual convening in November along with Tenika Wilcox and Andrea McCue on female empowerment clubs. She has created a short video on how to create such a club in your school or on your campus. Here’s the link to the video: https://youtu.be/KaAQd_-rG-U.
Mark your calendars! Bernice Rivera, of NYSUT’s ELT, created a seminar to Examine Curriculum through a Gender Responsive Teaching and Learning Equity Lens. This 2-hour program will explore gender equity in the classroom integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) concepts throughout the session. The date is March 29 at 4 PM. The registration link can be found here: https://forms.office.com/r/cFK9n14pQU but seats are filling up fast and will be capped at 40. Registration closes on March 21, but I bet we will reach our cap before then. Registration is free for the 29th but will not be going forward.
In sisterhood and solidarity,
It is with urgency and sadness that I write to you today. The husband of our dear friend and colleague, Christine Boyce of Calhoun, is in need of a kidney donation from a living donor. Joe Boyce was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease in 2014 and the functioning of his kidneys have deteriorated to the point that he is now in need of a kidney donated by a living donor.
Visit this link to learn more about Joe and how you can help. I encourage you to share this link with anyone who can help. Please keep Joe, Christine and their family in your thoughts.
Sal LaRocca, Financial Advisor from VOYA Financial Advisors, will be visiting Brookside on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. You can sign-up here.
Please see the attached flyer for additional details.
BMUST belongs to the Long Island Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (LITBF), which offers a yearly scholarship, (the Len Motisi Memorial Scholarship) to high school seniors graduating this year, who will be attending a post-secondary institution on a full time basis and whose parent is an active teacher in a Long Island local. Many of our members’ sons and daughters have been awarded this scholarship over the years.
The attached application must be sent back to the BMUST office no later than March 4, 2022 to get my signature on it and for me to send it to LITBF before the deadline of March 11, 2022.
You must include a copy of the school transcript, with the current GPA on it. If the transcript does not contain the GPA, your Guidance Counselor must submit a statement with the scores. Please fill the form in as soon as possible and forward it to me through interoffice mail.
Please note, you are now required to include your NYSUT Member Number on the application. If unknown, please reach out to Meg in the BMUST office.
"Will Days" are an included benefit of the NYSUT Legal Plan, which BMUST members are enrolled in as of September 2020.
On Thursday, February 17 representatives from the law firm of Feldman, Kramer & Monaco will be in the BMUST office for will-planning sessions.
Those who wish to sign up can do so using this sign up link.
To ensure your appointment goes smoothly, please complete the attached questionnaire in advance.
As a reminder, this benefit is available to you at any time. You are not restricted to scheduling a consultation on this designated date. You can set up an appointment online by visiting the Feldman, Kramer & Monaco website.
Dear Faculty and Staff,
I hope this finds you and your families safe and well! This is Paul Southard from Equitable Advisors. First, I would like to thank you all for your commitment and dedication to your students and your communities during these very stressful times. I am here to help in any way I can.
On Tuesday, February 8, from 2:00-4:00, I will be available to meet with you in the Board Room at Central.
By scheduling a consultation, we can review your current 403(b), establish a new account, or ask any other financial questions you may have. If you currently have a 403b with another provider and would like a complimentary review, I would love to meet with you as well. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Thank you again, have a terrific week and stay safe!