TODAY — Dual Language Organizing Committee Meeting
Do you work in a dual language program? Are you interested in advocating to strengthen and improve these programs across the district? Join with other dual language educators at 4 PM at the Hernández K-8 (61 School Street in Roxbury) to learn from each other and advocate for the high-quality dual language programs our students deserve. Email Lindsay with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TODAY — Haitian Educators Meeting
Please join us at 4:30 at Edu & Den’s Restaurant (643 River Street in Mattapan) for community building and action planning to support the needs of Haitian educators, students, and parents in our schools. For more info and to RSVP, email Natalia email@example.com.
TODAY — Black Caucus Meeting
The Black Caucus will be meeting tonight and Thursday from 5-7 PM at the Mattapan Library. They will also meet at the Grove Hall Library on March 21 from 5-7 PM.
TODAY — Election Committee Meeting
Please join the Election Committee today at 5 PM at the BTU. All meetings are open to BTU and RTC members, and the first 15 minutes of each meeting are set aside for member questions and comments. See the BTU website for everything you need to know about the BTU election, from nomination papers to positions and more: btu.org/electioncommittee. Please note that candidate statements must be submitted by March 14.
TOMORROW — Meeting for the Committee on Unassigned Teachers
Please join us at 4:30 PM at the BTU. We will provide a light dinner. To learn more and to RSVP, please contact Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY — BTU Learning Community Circles
The BTU Restorative Justice Organizing Committee is hosting a series of Learning Community Circles designed to deepen our shared understanding of Restorative Justice and to build a strong community of restorative practitioners across the district. Our second circle of the series will take place on February 28 at Dearborn STEM Academy with the theme, “But I’m Just One Person: Deepening Our Sphere of Restorative Influence.” You can register on MyLearningPlan or RSVP with Natalia email@example.com. Experienced practitioners, newcomers, and everyone in between are welcome! Come to one session or all four — they run through April 6.
BTU Donation Drive: March 1-13
Ending student homelessness is a priority for the BTU, especially as many of our students and families face housing instability. As spring cleaning approaches, we hope you may consider donating to our clothing drive and needed items drive for three local shelters. Please contact Colleen Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help out or if you have any questions. See the flyer.
NEW — March Action Fridays: March 1, 8 and 15
Wear #RedForEd and walk-in with other educators at your school. See above and btu.org/studentsdeserve for details!
Academics Committees Meeting: March 5
Our Academics Committees (Inclusion, Environmental Justice, Arts and PLAB) are meeting at the BTU throughout the year on the FIRST Tuesdays of the month. Join us at 4:30 PM. We will provide a light dinner. To learn more and to RSVP, please contact Natalia at email@example.com.
Early Ed Organizing Committee Meeting: March 7
Please join us at 4:30 at the BTU. We will provide a light dinner. Email Colleen firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Educator Wellness Day at the BTU: March 9
Join us for a day of relaxation and healing and a celebration of self-care in our work as educators! Read more, download a flyer and register: btu.org/educatorwellness.
NEW — Rally for the Schools & Contract Our #StudentsDeserve: March 20
See above, the flyer and btu.org/studentsdeserve for details!
HIRING — BTU Community Organizer
The BTU is seeking to hire a Community Organizer. Read the full job description and find out how to apply. BTU members are encouraged to apply.
HIRING — The Boston Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program
The PAR program will be hiring a Consulting Teacher (CT) for the 2019-20 school year. For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Boston PAR website and see the job posting. If you have further questions, you can email the current CTs email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Events of Interest
TOMORROW — Lift Us Up Book Event at UMass Boston
Youth organizers, teacher activists, and scholars will lift you up with stories of their fight for educational justice. Read more about the book Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out! The panel discussion will be followed by a reception, tomorrow from 4-6 PM at the Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Alumni Lounge. See the flyer.
NEW — Upcoming Boston Education Hearings
There are a number of upcoming Boston City Council education hearings, and we hope you’ll join us for some. See a list on the BTU website.