Upcoming PD Opportunities
Suffolk University Course Scholarships: Due TODAY, November 28
BPS Educators (teachers, paras, counselors, psychologists, and librarians) are eligible to receive a Suffolk University course scholarship. Winners will be selected via lottery to receive a scholarship that can be used for an in-person OR online graduate course. If you would like to be considered for one of the Suffolk University course scholarships, please complete this form by the end of the day TODAY.
NEW — BPS Online Mentoring Winter Session: Begins January 8
Do you need the additional 50 hours of mentoring required for Professional Licensure? Sign up for BPS Online Mentoring to fulfill the “50 Hour Requirement for Professional Licensure.” The BPSOM Winter Session begins on January 8 and has been posted on My Learning Plan. Space is limited so please sign up for the section that corresponds to the grade level you teach as soon as possible. Contact Ailis Kiernan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further assistance or have questions.
Flexible Spending ENDS THIS WEEK!
Don’t forget to sign up for Flexible Spending! Annual Enrollment ends this Thursday, November 30. Even if you participated last year, you must re-enroll.
The FSA programs allow you to set aside a portion of your paycheck tax-free to pay for those expenses. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save! Read more and find out how to enroll.
BTU Nights at the Celtics
NEW — Tickets for Boston Celtics games are now on sale in the BTU Office!
Friday, January 5 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Tickets are $65 each. We have 50 tickets.
Friday, February 9 vs. Indiana Pacers
Tickets are $55 each. We have 50 tickets.
Upcoming BTU Events and Meetings
SMART Plan Meetings: Tuesday, December 5
Our SMART Plan Advisor, Marianne Cole, will be holding meetings on Tuesday, December 5 from 1:30 to 4 PM at the BTU. RSVP to email@example.com.
Committee on Teachers Assigned in SPC Roles: December 7
Please join us from 4:30-6 PM. This meeting is open to ALL members. RSVP by emailing Paul.
Info Workshop for Paras and Subs Interested in Licensure: December 7
The BTU is sponsoring PD workshops for non-licensed paras and subs who aspire to become provisional teachers. Read more and register.
BTU HOLIDAY PARTY! Back at the BTU: Friday, December 8
Join us beginning at 3:30 for the annual BTU Holiday Party! There will be food, fun, games, and surprises! To participate in the gift swap, bring a $10 present. See the flyer.
Retired Teachers Chapter Jazz Brunch: December 18
Please plan to join us from 11 AM to 3 PM. The cost will be $25 per person, and we ask that each person bring a new, unwrapped gift for Toys For Tots. Flyers should be in today’s or tomorrow’s mail. Please RSVP by December 8. Members will receive the invite via email, and the flyer can be printed out and mailed to the Social Committee.