Benefits Fair/Flu Shot Clinic Raffle Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our annual Benefits Fair/Flu Shot Clinic.
The winners of this year’s raffle drawings were:
Car Wash Gift Pack – Mary Clarke
Candle Gift Pack – Michelle Curtiss
Carbon Monoxide Detector – Mike Yablonski
Magic Bullet – Linda Salvatore
Crock Pot– Denise Swan
Connecticare Basket – Kate Singley
IKeurig – Brian Mariano
YMCA Memebership – Melissa Verrilli
Congratulations!
Please come by the Central Office to claim your prize or contact me at the BOE.
Thanks again for participating,
Melissa

Naugatuck BOE Benefits Fair Announced

Flu season is just around the corner. The single best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Your flu shot not only protects you – it helps protect your whole family.

This year, we are again pleased to offer an on site flu vaccination program. The program is sponsored by ConnectiCare with services delivered by VNA Health at Home, Inc.

Vaccinations will be provided at:

2017 Benefits Fair

Naugatuck Board of Education

Thursday, October 26, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Injections will be available for adults, 18 years old or older, who are not pregnant or nursing.

If you would like to receive a flu shot this year, you can register with your school nurse starting on Monday, October 2, 2017. This is required to ensure that enough vaccinations are provided on the day of the clinic. Required registration forms are attached for your convenience.  Please complete the form and bring with you the day of the clinic.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at Melissa.Massicotte@Naugatuck.k12.ct.us or by phone at (475) 212-3211.

Have a great day!

Melissa Massicotte

Benefits Coordinator

Here we go again… A message for NEA

It’s déjà vu all over again. After failing in previous attempts, Senate Republican leaders are rushing one final vote by next Wednesday on a terrible bill that will gut Medicaid and take healthcare away from millions of Americans, including children! The Graham-Cassidy bill is bad news and will hurt a lot of people – especially children most in need – if it becomes law. It will make health care more costly and could end hard won protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

We cannot allow Republican leaders to pass this dangerous bill. That’s why we need you to take action today!

Call your Senator now. Tell them to vote no on Graham-Cassidy, and to stand up for affordable healthcare for every American!

Marc Egan
NEA Government Relations

From CEA: Contact Your Legislators

Legislators are expected to vote on a budget this Thursday or Friday. School budgets across the state are at risk.

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

Take action immediately to tell legislators:

1. Do not cut ECS dollars that are critical to our schools and students.

2. Do not shift state responsibility for teacher retirement to the towns, which will result in increases in property taxes, cuts to school budgets, or both.

3. Do not increase teacher contributions to the retirement system.

4. Do not undermine collective bargaining rights.

Tell legislators to pass a budget that:

a) Protects local school budgets.

b) Maintains critical services for families and communities.

c) Provides for a reliable revenue stream to support critical services.

This is our last chance to have our voices heard before the budget vote.

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

NPS Employees Have Free Admission to NHS Athletic Events

Brian Mariano wants to let everyone know that all NPS employees have free admission to NHS athletic events. Please present a staff ID when entering. Free admission is for staff only. Family members that attend with you will need to pay admission. This is for regular season games only. Full admission must be paid for NVL tournament games as well as the Thanksgiving football game. “Thank you and I hope to see you at an event.”

Opening Day Message from NTL President

This message was sent to NTL members on Thursday via email.

Welcome to all returning and new members of our school community.

I hope that everyone was able to get some much needed and well deserved down time.
As we begin today,,we will be called upon to meet the challenges and experiences of the new school year.  A time to learn new things and above all, to make a difference one student at a time.
I ask that we all keep in our hearts and minds colleagues that maybe dealing with some difficult times as well as those no longer with us.
In these times when it seems civility has taken a backseat, please remember that the children look to us to be role models, in word, dress and actions.
In closing wishes from the NTL officers and building representatives for a fantastic school year.
God bless,
George

Together, we can unite against hate

the largest white nationalist rallies in recent years, many of our students are scared, anxious and confused. As parents and educators processing our own shock and disbelief, we may struggle to find the right words to offer.

But now, more than ever, we cannot shy away from talking about this terrible topic with our students. As NEA President Lily Eskelsen García writes in her post  “The People We Are Supposed to Be” this week:

“There is, perhaps, nothing harder than a conversation on race. But do it, because how we feel about race and how we react to racism informs how we feel about and react to all other forms of bias and prejudice.”
Below are links to resources for students, educators, and families to conduct meaningful conversations around race, foster healing in the wake of Charlottesville, and make sure your students feel welcome, supported, and valued. 
Together, we can foster safe spaces to move towards justice in education. Together, we can unite against hate.

 

NEA Speaks Out
This is a comprehensive collection of resources for students, educators, and families to address and engage in the national dialogue about racism, hate, and bias in the wake of recent events in Charlottesville. Topics and resources include:
  • How to deal with acts of racism and hate – before, during and after a crisis
  • White supremacy
  • Talking about race in the classroom – creating safe spaces and starting the conversation
  • Helping children cope with a traumatic event
  • Teaching tolerance and safety
Before we start any dialogue, it’s important to check in with ourselves and understand what experiences (both positive and negative) we are bringing to the discussion.
Useful advice on finding common ground in values statements, and keeping the conversation focused on results we all want to achieve rather than just assigning blame for present inequities.
10 Actions To Stop White Supremacy and Stand Up For Civil Rights – from our partners at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.
“There is, perhaps, nothing harder than a conversation on race. But do it, because how we feel about race and how we react to racism informs how we feel about and react to all.”
Responding to Hate and Bias in Schools
This is a comprehensive collection of resources for students, educators, and families to address and engage in the national dialogue about racism, hate, and bias in the wake of recent events in Charlottesville. Topics and resources include:
  • How to deal with acts of racism and hate – before, during and after a crisis
  • White supremacy
  • Talking about race in the classroom – creating safe spaces and starting the conversation
  • Helping children cope with a traumatic event
  • Teaching tolerance and safety
Before we start any dialogue, it’s important to check in with ourselves and understand what experiences (both positive and negative) we are bringing to the discussion.
Useful advice on finding common ground in values statements, and keeping the conversation focused on results we all want to achieve rather than just assigning blame for present inequities.
10 Actions To Stop White Supremacy and Stand Up For Civil Rights – from our partners at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

Please stay up to date on the latest news and engagement at www.NEAEdJustice.org.

In solidarity,
The NEAEdJustice Team