Save the Date! December 16 Sticker Friday: Everyone Is Welcome Here!
We want to show our students that schools are welcoming places for everyone, whether you are Muslim, LGBTQ, immigrant, undocumented: students of all races and religions and no matter how you identify, everyone is welcome!
We are asking BTU members and allies to welcome students into school at the beginning of the school day on Friday, December 16 for a visibility action and as a show of BTU solidarity to advance our desire to achieve a contract settlement that is good for school and students and fair to our members. We have negotiated in good faith with the district for 10 months with minimal progress. It’s now time for the district to take our negotiations seriously!
Building Reps will be getting information about the action this week and materials (stickers, buttons and posters) will be disseminated at the membership meeting on Wednesday, December 14. Please be sure to have a rep from your school there that day!
BTU Immigrant Rights Committee Resources: For educators who are looking for resources and ways to support immigrant and undocumented students, please see this Google Drive folder
Unafraid Educators:The BTU Immigrant Rights Committee
The committee will be meeting again on Wednesday, December 20 from 4-6 PM at the BTU. If you would like to joint the committee listserv, please contact Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Book Giveaway on Tuesday, December 13: Volunteers Needed!
Thanks to a generous donation from Disney via FirstBook and the AFT, our BTU Parent Advisory Committee will be hosting an event where we will be giving away 25,000 free Disney books. The reading levels are ages 0-high school and there will be over 70 titles. Please share the flyer with your BTU members and family members!
West Roxbury/Roslindale Meet and Greet
A BTU Regional Meet and Greet is coming to the West Roxbury/ Roslindale area! Come and share your thoughts and ideas, ask questions and get answers about the important issues in your classrooms and schools. The West Roxbury/ Roslindale Meet and Greet will take place on Thursday, December 15 from 4-6 PM at Kelleher’s Bar and Grille, 1410 Centre Street in Roslindale. See the flyer for more information.
Restorative Justice Organizing Committee Meeting
Please join us on Monday, December 19 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU.