Every year BMUST honors one individual in each building as an “Outstanding Professional”. These colleagues are recognized for their professional excellence at our annual dinner in June.
The recipient of this award may include teachers, school counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses and other members of our union. We are asking for your input in the selection process.
Please nominate a colleague by February 15 and also indicate the reason for your selection. All nominations should be returned to your Head Building Representative.
Please be assured that all correspondence will remain confidential.
We thank you for your cooperation.
Attached is the Community Cupboard flyer. If you would like to donate your time to help support the community in need, please contact Catrina Christensen by emailing her at Cchristensen@bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us.
There is a drop off box outside of Room 21 on the first floor at Brookside for donations of non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, etc. Donations can be made anytime.
Items that the Community Cupboard is short on today are:
Canned fruit such as fruit cocktail
Pancake mix & syrup
Household cleaning supplies
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
If you have not already done so, please be reminded that Open Enrollment period began November 1 this year and ends on December 31. Attached please find the memo that was distributed along with the opt out/ACA form to employees on October 24. These are also on the district website and hard copies are available in main offices and in the personnel office.
Please feel free to call Renee 516-992-1013 in Personnel with any questions.
Please see the attached information regarding the SEPTA 10th Annual Transition Fair.
Reminder: SEPTA meetings can be used towards the 100 hours teachers need. Happy Holidays.
Cheryl Gitlitz, LCSW
District Wide Transition Coordinator
High School District
TO: Local Presidents
FROM: Matt Jacobs, Regional Staff Director
DATE: December 8, 2016
RE: Take Action to Prevent the Privatization
This past week, House Speaker Paul Ryan – whose budget plan has included cuts to Medicare benefits for years now – made it clear that he is ready to pursue options to privatize Medicare.
President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) – who wants to destroy Medicare – signals that Trump is preparing to back away from his pre-election promise to protect this vital program.
Please urge your members to sign an AFL-CIO petition to their members of Congress demanding that they oppose any efforts to privatize Medicare or slash benefits, both of which will have the devastating effect of greatly shifting the cost of medical care to elderly Americans.
The petition may be found at the following link:
Information about Rep. Price’s radical positions on Medicare, the ACA and other parts of the government healthcare safety net may be found at the following link. Please tell your members to read this. It will give them a clear sense of what’s coming down the road at us.
BE the union! www.nysut.org/unionvalue
Trump picks charter school advocate Betsy DeVos for education secretary.
Please tell your senator to vote NO.
Hank Sessa will consult with our members on matters dealing with retirement and retirement planning.
Topics discussed will be relevant to teachers at all stages in their career. New, mid-career, or retirement age teachers are all encouraged to attend this informative seminar. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
The Community Parent Center is running a fundraiser from Friday, November 18, 2016 thru Monday, December 26, 2016 with Modell’s Sporting Goods Team Week.
You can use your coupon good for a 15% discount off your total purchase of merchandise at Modell's Sporting Goods. Coupon may be used multiple times over the 5 full weeks (35 days). The Parent Center receives a donation check from Modell's in the amount equal to 5% of your total purchases. Modell's MVP® Reward members will still earn MVP Points with every purchase.
Please support our Modell’s Team Week Fundraiser. If you are planning to shop at Modell’s during the holiday season, use the Parent Center Team Week discount coupon. You will save some money and at the same time you will be helping the Parent Center. Just make sure you present the coupon.
Please share your coupon with family, friends and colleagues. If you need additional coupons, feel free to contact us.
Thank you in advance for your help and support.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday.