Allston-Brighton Meet and Greet this Thursday
Finding it hard to make it to a regular membership meeting? Worry no more, a BTU Regional Meet and Greet is coming to the Allston-Brighton area this week! Come and share your thoughts and ideas, ask questions and get answers about the important issues in your classrooms and schools.
Please join us this Thursday, December 1, from 4-6 PM at Regina Pizzeria at 353 Cambridge Street in Allston. See more information.
Winter 2017 BPS MTEL Prep Course Offerings
See a full schedule of prep courses. The BPS Office of Human Capital supports the professional growth of all BPS educators by providing MTEL preparation and licensure support at no cost. This year we have offered two session and will offer two more: Winter 2017 and Spring 2017. See more.
Extended Learning Time Meetings for SSC Members in Schedule A Schools
The School Site Council (SSC) is an integral part of the decisions made on how your school community will utilize the new and longer school day. It is extremely important that SSC members know what to expect and what is expected of them in this process. In the coming week there will be trainings on Thursday, December 1 and Monday, December 5 in Dorchester. See details for all upcoming December training sessions.
Save the Date: Tuesday, December 13 Holiday Book Giveaway!
Thanks to a generous donation from Disney via FirstBook and the AFT, our BTU Parent Advisory Committee will be helping to organize a parent/family event where we will be giving away 25,000 free Disney books. We’ll share more details soon. There will be a planning meeting with the BTU-PAC today Tuesday, November 29. Please RSVP by emailing Jessica if you are interested in attending the planning meeting or helping out. See the flyer for more info.
Unafraid Educators: Immigrant Rights Committee Meeting
Please join us from 4-5:30 PM tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30 at the Boston Latin Academy guidance office at 205 Townsend Street in Dorchester 02121.
History Committee Meeting
Please join us from 4-6 PM on Monday, December 5 at the Jobs with Justice office at 3353 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain 02130.
BTU Holiday Party this Friday
Please join us for a BTU Adult Tacky Holiday Sweater Party this Friday, December 2! There will be food, music and a cash bar. The person wearing the tackiest sweater will win a prize, so get creative! Please see the flyer or the BTU website for more information.
BPS Event for Those Earning Doctorates in 2016
BPS asks us to announce: If you are a BPS employee who earned a doctorate in calendar year 2016, the Boston School Committee would like to honor you! Please send an email to email@example.com by December 6 containing the following information: name, job title, BPS school/department, name of degree, date conferred, college or university. Citations will be presented to all verified employees at the December 14 School Committee meeting. Please call Liz Sullivan at 617-635-9014 with any questions.
BTU Nights at the Garden
Two BTU Friday Nights with the Celtics: Please join us to see the Celtics take on Philly on Friday, January 6 or Orlando on Friday, January 27. See the flyer for all the information you need.
The Boston Teachers Union regrets to inform that Bill Shea, former teacher, leader and assistant principal at the Lewis Middle School, has passed away. We send our condolences to his family, including his wife, Barbara Shea, who was also a teacher and former principal at two Boston schools. Bill was well respected by his colleagues and many friends. Please see Bill’s obituary.