NEGOTIATED & RATIFIED AGREEMENT FOR 2016-2017:
Read the latest issue of the BEA Line newsletter:
The February 2017 edition of the BEA Line newsletter is attached to this post.
Happy February! This month is all about love and honor. I know often these days that it is hard to feel loved and respected as an educator. Remember, part of who you are is due to the adults you’ve had in your lives, and I’m guessing at least one of those is a teacher. Many of those politicians in OKC and Washington D.C. have forgotten that. You are important, your job is important, you are loved and you make a difference! As we make our way through February, focus on your love for students, and your love of teaching.
All members are invited to attend the next BEA meeting.
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Madison Library
Guest: Kim Littrell
Kim Littrell from OEA will be presenting “Stress Management Techniques” which might come in handy with all these indoor days!
Welcome to 2017!
I hope that your break was restful and that you feel renewed to tackle the new year. I know that this stretch can be difficult, but take time to be willing this month.
The January 2017 edition of the BEA Line newsletter is attached to this post.
The December 2016 edition of the BEA Line newsletter is attached to this post.
This time of year makes me think of many things, but mainly thankfulness and gratitude. To me, gratitude helps us to see what is present instead of what is missing. Oftentimes, as educational professionals in Oklahoma, it is common for us to see what is missing: funding, not enough time, not enough supplies, energy for all the things that we need to complete. During this time of thanksgiving I encourage us all to be grateful for this amazing responsibility we have to educate, love, and care for each student. To be mentors, friends,
and cheerleaders for our co-workers is also extremely important.
Personally, I am grateful to all of our members for their support for our organization, our building reps and officers that work so hard to make sure you feel supported and heard, and my family who doesn’t mind the extra time and hours I spend working at school and for the BEA.
Hang in there, that wonderful week long Thanksgiving Break is just around the corner. Make sure to take time to be thankful for all of your blessings, and to take care of yourself to refresh and renew to finish out this semester strong.
Our next BEA meeting is Wednesday, November 16 at the Madison Library at 4:15.
The October 2016 edition of the BEA Line newsletter is attached below.
This your chance to hear local candidates for the state legislature. Please come to the Madison Library and listen to Mrs. Daniels, Dr. Jobe, and Rep. Dunlap talk about their views on the issues and public education.
BEA Rep Meeting: LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE FORUM
All members are invited to attend the next BEA meeting:
When: October 12
Location: Madison Library
Time: 4:15 p.m.
This will be a special legislative candidate forum! Our guests will include incumbent Rep. Travis Dunlap, who is running for re-election in District 10 (map). Democrat Eric Epperson will be on the ballot running against Mr. Dunlap.
The two candidates to succeed John Ford in State Senate district 29 (map) will both be present: Democrat Dr. Robert Jobe and Republican Julie Daniels.
To me fall means, cooler weather, warmer clothes, and the changing of leaves. It also means fall break is almost here. If you are like me, you are well settled in to your year, but now feeling as if there are not enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished that you want, and just desperately wanting to have some “down” time. I hope you all find some time to rest and relax during the break!
On another note, it is also election season. Although, it seems like it’s been this season for a while, it’s almost coming to an end. That being said, it’s time to get informed and also get out and vote. We will be offering an opportunity for you to hear local candidates at our Rep Meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. Please come to the Madison Library and listen to Julie Daniels, Dr. Jobe, and Rep. Travis Dunlap talk about their view on the issues and education.
There are many state questions on the ballot this time around, make sure you familiarize yourself with their numbers and what they mean.
But the most important thing is to get out and vote!! If you need coverage, or time to be able to vote and can’t get it from your building, please let us know.
Our next BEA meeting is Wednesday, October 12. I’d love to see you there!
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