Here are a few timely announcements and reminders:
Rochester Teachers Care Video. Our third video in this weekly series can be accessed here Logan Newman and is also available on FB. It shows the terrific Vision Clinic work led by East High School’s Logan Newman. Congratulations to Logan Newman and to the two other colleagues (John-Martin Cannon, School #10 and Tanya Homer, School #52) who were featured in earlier segments. All videos will be archived on the RTA website. Please contact RTA’s Aimee Rinere or Matt Lavonas to nominate colleagues, or groups of colleagues, to be featured in future segments of the Rochester Teachers Care videos.
PD Credits Recovery. The District will notify all teachers this week about the details for recovering 16 PD credits by reading a book and writing reflections about it. These credits would be in addition to whatever other PD credits teachers may have already earned. The list of books, and other logistics, have already been negotiated and will be communicated to you ASAP.
RTA Scholarship Awards. April 28 is the deadline for applications for the Peter Castle and Gordon Doorway RTA Scholarships to deserving students. Applications can be obtained from RCSD Guidance Counselors and can also be accessed on the RTA website . Please contact RTA Scholarship Committee Chairperson Joseph Zuniga if you have questions or need further information.
Got Spare Pillow Cases? If so, you may wish to donate them to The Dress A Girl Savvy Sew-ers, a wonderful group of Retired Rochester Teachers Association (RRTA) members. For years hey’ve been making and donating beautiful dresses for needy girls here and abroad. And now they are expanding the initiative to include backpacks made from new to good condition pillow cases. If you have such extra pillow cases, please drop them off at the RTA (30 N. Union Street, Suite #301).
RCSD’s 2017-18 Budget. The proposed budget will be outlined tomorrow, beginning at 6pm, at Central Office (131 W. Broad Street). Public hearings are scheduled for March 28 and April 4 – also at Central Office, beginning at 6pm. All meeting are open to the public. But if you wish to speak, call the Board of Education (262-8525) to sign up in advance. The proposed budget is scheduled for adoption by the RCSD Board of Education on May 11 and for City Council approval on June 20th.
Adam Urbanski, RTA President