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2019-2020 Calendar

The baltimore Teachers Union


S 5 12 19 26

OCTOBER S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31

S 6 13 20 27

S 6 13 20 27

T 2 9 16 23 30

S M 1 7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29

APRIL W T F 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26

S 5 12 19 26

JULY W T F 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

T 2 9 16 23 30

S M 1 7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29

6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28

S M

JANUARY T W T F 1 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 29 30 31

F 2 9 16 23 30

AUGUST S M T W T 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29

NOVEMBER S M T W T F 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29

F 3 10 17 24 31

MAY S M T W T 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30

3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25

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2019

FEBRUARY T W T F 1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28

S 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24 31

S 4 11 18 25

S 2 9 16 23

S 1 8 15 22 29

S 1 8 15 22 29

M 2 9 16 23 30

M 2 9 16 23 30

6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28

F

DECEMBER T W T F 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 31

SEPTEMBER T W T F 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27

2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26 30

JUNE S M T W T

3 10 17 24 31

S

MARCH M T W T F 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29

S 7 14 21 28

S 7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

S 2 9 16 23 30

F 3 10 17 24 31

OCTOBER S M T W T F 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30

JULY S M T W T 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30

APRIL S M T W T F 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30

5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

S M

JANUARY T W T F 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 21 22 23 24 28 29 30 31

S 3 10 17 24 31

S 4 11 18 25

S 4 11 18 25

S 4 11 18 25

2020

S 1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

M 2 9 16 23 30

6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28 NOVEMBER T W T F 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27

3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

AUGUST S M T W T F

3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 31

F 1 7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29

6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28

MAY S M T W T

2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26

FEBRUARY S M T W T F

S 7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

S 2 9 16 23 30

S 1 8 15 22 29

M 2 9 16 23 30

T 2 9 16 23 30

F 6 13 20 27

JUNE W T F 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26

MARCH T W T 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

DECEMBER S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31

SEPTEMBER S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30

S M 1 7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29

S 1 8 15 22 29

S 5 12 19 26

S 5 12 19 26

S 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28


Telephone Numbers You Can Use American Federation of Teachers .........................202-879-4400 Baltimore Teachers Union .....................................410-358-6600 • Grievances • Membership Services • Sick Bank • Fax ..................................................................410-358-2894 Baltimore City Public Schools ..............................443-984-2000 BTU Membership Insurance .................................410-337-7577 City Clinic/Occupational Medicine ........ Main BCPSS Number Dental Network .......................................................888-833-8464 Joint Governing Panel (JGP) ......................... jgp@bcps.k12.md.us Municipal Employees Credit Union (MECU) .........410-752-8313 Office of Certification.............................................410-396-8885 Payroll ......................................................................410-396-8885 Retirement and Leaves...........................................410-396-8885 Tuition Reimbursement ........................................410-396-8885 National Vision Administration (NVA) .................800-672-7723 BTU Professional Development Center ............ info@baltu.org


Dear Members and Colleagues:

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sincere welcome to you as we begin the new 2019-20 school year! It is an honor to represent all of you during this year of great change. I am humbled and energized to be your new union president and during the transition, I must honor and give my gratitude to former President Marietta English who has worked with great pride the last 20 years for our Baltimore Teachers Union. I will continue to build on her tremendous work for better pay, working conditions, and benefits, so that we can all be at our strongest to educate, support, and advocate for our students and their families and Baltimore City as a whole. We’ve experienced a year of both great successes and challenges. We must continue to fight for our schools to have basic functioning air conditioning and heating. Many of our members and students will supply their own fans or space heaters to provide minimal comfort for themselves and their students. We must continue to fight for school safety as a record number of our members have been severely injured at our schools from both the students and community. We must continue to fight for adequate funding for our students as Governor Hogan withholds precious funds for unacceptable reasons and our City Council grapples with instability. We must continue to fight for teachers and unions across our state and country as the labor class and minority communities are under continual assault from the current White House administration, especially as the Janus decision has chipped away at our agency fees and thus our bargaining power. We will fight! We will organize and persevere! Just as we did to ensure a peaceful transfer of power within our Union, with a new Executive Board that has a healthy blend of the new and the experienced. I am so encouraged to see the great work that will be done with this newly elected group of teachers and PSRPs who are not only passionate about their members, but about the health of our Union as a whole. We celebrate


the increased engagement of BTU members, as a record number of PSRPs and teachers turned out for the May 15th Union election. But our work is far from done. I ask you all to double down on the power and ability of our Union. Sign our membership card to ensure full membership. Participate in your school’s Union Chapter Committee and start organizing within the very walls of your building for better working conditions for educators and better learning conditions for our students. Read your contract and ENFORCE your contract! Don’t be afraid to file a grievance if you see a clear violation being done in your building. We will support you! Stay engaged! Go to the school board meetings, pay attention to City Hall, and follow the policies being proposed in Annapolis. Vote! Vote every year no matter how big or small the election may be. We know our democracy is under attack and it starts with grassroots campaigns and local citizens becoming educated and engaged to ensure equality, equity, justice, and compassion for all. In closing I say, our students and families need us now more than ever. They need us to fight with them in this world of great wealth disparity and bigotry. We’ve always known that educators are on the “frontlines” or “in the trenches,” and that has never been more true than it is today, but I do believe that we educators have never been more fired up, engaged, and educated about the issues we face. We will make change! We will have an impact! We will, in solidarity, rise up and fight! In Solidarity, President Diamonté Brown


2019-2022 BTU Teacher Chapter Executive Board Members DiamontĂŠ Brown, President Cristina Duncan Evans, Chair Kimberly Mooney, Vice-Chair Jocelyn Providence, Secretary Candace Fryer, Treasurer Corey Gaber, Elementary School VP Angela Campbell, Elementary School VP Antonio Mason, Elementary School VP Fareeha Waheed, Elementary School VP Brian Mosher, Middle School VP Zachary Taylor, Middle School VP Shelly-Ann Higgins, Senior High School VP Michael Pesa, Senior High School, VP Diana Desierto, Special Services, VP Brittany Johnstone, Special Services VP Steve Mednick, Special Services VP Harry Preston, V, Vocational Education VP Leilani Jones, Member-at-Large Melissa McDonald, Member-at-Large Ebony McKiver, Member-at-Large Caroline Schmidt, Member-at-Large


2019-2022 BTU PSRP Chapter Executive Board Members DiamontĂŠ Brown, President Sandra Davis, Chair Shawn McKay, Vice-Chair Terry Harper, Secretary Deborah Crockett, Treasurer Arshay Bacon, Elementary School VP Darlene Brown, Elementary School VP Sophia Carroll, Elementary School VP Kellie Knight, Elementary School VP Notaya Forte, Middle School VP Tangela Moore, High School VP Sita Chaitram, Senior High School VP LaKeisha Purnell, Senior High School VP Irene Booze, Special Services VP Miriam Brooks-Arnette, Special Services VP Michelle Worsley, Special Services VP Juanita Ware, Vocation Education VP Bernard Barber, Member-at-Large Celia Elliott, Member-at-Large Donte Givens, Member-at-Large Wanda Thompson, Member-at-Large


BALTIMORE TEACHERS UNION STAFF If you need help in addressing issues, the Baltimore Teachers Union staff is here to assist E-Mail: info@baltu.org Website: www.baltimoreteachers.org 410-358-6600 410-358-2894 (FAX) PRESIDENT Diamonté Brown EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT Natalia Bacchus FIELD REPRESENTATIVES Chandra Carriere John Casey Sandra Davis Clifton Denby Peggy Harris Gladden George Hendricks Cynthia Sjoquist Neil Ross COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST Candance Greene OFFICE STAFF Jessica Aldon-Jackson – Assistant to the Executive Assistant Wanda Dew, Members Services Assistant Cristina Duncan Evans – Coordinator of Educational Initiatives Corey Gaber – Organizing Specialist Erica Gardner - Receptionist Todd Horsey – Production Specialist Marisha Ingram – Membership Secretary Angela T. Knight – Administrative Assistant – Finance Office Janice Nolley – Administrative Assistant to the President Julie Richardson – Administrative Assistant Afruza Shams – Finance Office Zachary Taylor – Director of Research and New Initiatives


BTU COMMITTEES Email a committee and join! Committees are open to all BTU members and are one of the best ways for members to get involved in improving working conditions. Committees meet at 5800 Metro Drive, on the dates indicated on each monthly calendar. Each committee sets regular meeting times at their first meeting. Please check the BTU website www.baltimoreteachers.org for more information on meeting times and committee activities. • SAFETY COMMITTEE This committee addresses and responds to conditions that affect the physical safety of BCPSS worksites. This committee works to develop and implement short-term and long range plans to eliminate violent and disruptive behavior in the BCPSS and involve segments of the community so every child has the opportunity to learn in a safe environment. safetycommittee@baltu.org • COPE (COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION) This committee promotes COPE, reviews voting records, recommends political endorsements, runs voter registration, education, and the get-out-the vote drives. cope@baltu.org • LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE This committee informs members about legislation in Maryland General Assembly that impacts education and educators (meets with COPE). Legislativecommittee@baltu.org • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE This committee works with BRs and field representative on school based and district wide educational issues. Organizingcommittee@baltu.org • SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE This committee discusses special education issues and develops policy for the BTU and in the area of special education, the Consent Decree, inclusion, and other issues. Specialeducationcommittee@baltu.org • CIVIL, HUMAN AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE This committee identifies and supports issues and events relating to civil, human, and women’s rights. Civilhumanandwomensrightscommittee@baltu.org • NEW TEACHERS STEERING COMMITTEE This action group works to identify and concerns of new teachers and implement organizing solutions to those concerns. newteachersteeringcommittee@baltu.org


• EDUCATIONAL ISSUES COMMITTEE Works to discuss and disseminate research relevant to classroom practitioners. It offers opportunities for members to publicize best practices and reform issues. educationalissuescommittee@baltu.org • PUBLIC OUTREACH/COMMUNITY RELATIONS This committee will plan and implement community outreach projects and act as a liaison between the union and student, parent and community groups with the goal of supporting grassroots organizing work in Baltimore City. publicoutreachcommunityrelationscommittee@baltu.org • INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE This committee meets with BCPSS officials periodically to keep union informed on progress made to renew visas of international teachers. Also assists international teachers with problems on job and in the community. Internationalcommittee@baltu.org • CLERICAL COMMITTEE This committee discusses issues and concerns of clericals, and identifies solutions to organize around. clericalcommittee@baltu.org • CHARTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE This committee addresses issues impacting charter schools and monitors proposed charter school legislation. charterschoolcommittee@baltu.org • SRP This committee addresses concerns and problems confronting School Related Personnel and constructs workshops and seminars to enable PSRPs to be more effective in their positions. srpcommittee@baltu.org • NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE This committee engages the union members about their priorities in preparation for contract negotiations. negotiationscommittee@baltu.org • FINANCE COMMITTEE This committee makes financial recommendations to the executive board based on financial accounting documents. financecommittee@baltu.org


• PUBLICATIONS This committee develops and strengthens two-way communication to the membership, as well as maintaining connections between the union and the media. publicationscommittee@baltu.org • SPECIAL EVENTS This committee plans the Holiday Party, Spring Break Cruise and other special events. specialeventscommittee@baltu.org • BENEFITS This committee acts on member concerns about benefits. benefitscommittee@baltu.org • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE This committee consists of the President, Chairs, Vice-Chairs, Secretaries and Treasurers of the Chapters. executivecommittee@baltu.org • FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE Plans and coordinates fundraising efforts for the union. fundraisingcommittee@baltu.org


August19

SUNDAY

MONDAY

JULY S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

4

5

S 1 8 15 22 29

TUESDAY

SEPTEMBER M T W T 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26 30

BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD RETREAT

F S 6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28

6

BTU REPRESENT

11

18

E IDAL-ADHA

12

13

19

20

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

25

26

27


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

1

7

8

HAJJ 8-13

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

2

3

9

10

BUILDING TATIVES RETREAT

PAYDAY

14

15

16

17

23

24

NEW TEACHERS INSTITUTE NOTRE DAME OF MD UNIVERSITY

21

22

PAYDAY

28

29

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR STUDENTS)

30

ISLAMIC NEW YEAR

31

DAY OF ARAFAH


SUNDAY

September19

• HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH • LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH

1

MONDAY

2

LABOR DAY (SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED)

TUESDAY

3

SCHOOL OPENS FOR STUDENTS 1st QUARTER BEGINS

PUBLIC OUTREACH/ COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

8

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

9

DAY OF ASHURA/ MUHARRAM

10

NEW TEACHER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

15

22

16

17

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

URL MEETING APRI

23

24

AUTUMN BEGINS

CIVIL, HUMAN & WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE (5:00 PM)

29

ROSH HASHANAH BEGINS

30

CITIZENSHIP DAY

SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING (4:00 PM) SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)


WEDNESDAY

4

NABSE

11

PATRIOT DAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

5

6

7

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

PAYDAY

12

13

14

20

21

SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

18

BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (6:00 PM)

19

CLERICAL COMMITTEE

EDUCATIONAL ISSUES COMMITTEE MEETING

COPE MEETING

CHARTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

25

BUILDING REPRESENTATIVES MEETING (4:30 PM)

S M 4 5 11 12 18 19 25 26

AFL-CIO (5:00 PM)

PAYDAY

26

27

RETIREE’S MEETING

AUGUST T W T F S 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 27 28 29 30 31

S M 6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28

OCTOBER T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31

28


• NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE MONTH

• POLISH-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

• LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER HISTORY MONTH

S 1 8 15 22 29

October19

• ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE AND CULTURAL MONTH

• DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH

• CZECH HERITAGE MONTH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

SEPTEMBER M T W T 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26 30

6

TUESDAY

1 F S 6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28

ULR MEETING PUBLIC OUTREACH/ COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

7

8

YOM KIPPUR

NEW TEACHER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

13

14

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE DAY

15

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK (14-18)

APRI MEETING

20

21

NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK (21-25)

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING CIVIL, HUMAN & WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING (5:00 PM)

27

DIWALI/ DEEPAVALI

28

22

SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

29


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

2

3

4

MBABSE

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

PAYDAY

9

10

11

12

18

19

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

16

BOSS’S DAY

CLERICAL COMMITTEE MEETING COPE MEETING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

5

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY

SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (6:00 PM)

17

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR STUDENTS) CHARTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING AFL-CIO MEETING

BTU QuEST CONFERENCE

EDUCATIONAL ISSUES COMMITTEE MEETING

PAYDAY

23

24

25

BUILDING REPRESENTATIVES MEETING (4:30 PM)

RETIREE’S MEETING

30

31

UNITED NATIONS DAY

26

BTU CASINO NIGHT (7:0011:00 PM)

HALLOWEEN

S M

NOVEMBER T W T

3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28

F S 1 2 8 9 15 16 22 23 29 30


November19

• CHILD SAFETY AND PROTECTION MONTH • NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

SUNDAY S M 6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28

3

MONDAY

OCTOBER T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

4

S 1 8 15 22 29

M 2 9 16 23 30

TUESDAY DECEMBER T W T F S 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR STUDENTS)

5

ULR MEETING PUBLIC OUTREACH/ COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

10

11

VETERAN’S DAY

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK (11-15)

17

18

12

NEW TEACHER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

19

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

24

CIVIL, HUMAN & WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING

APRI MEETING

25

26

SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

ALL SAINTS DAY

2

ALL SOULS DAY

8

9

MILAD UN NABI

15

16

1

PAYDAY

6

1ST QUARTER ENDS

7

2ND QUARTER BEGINS

NABSE

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

13

14

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

MILAD UN NABI (SHIA)

BTU MEMBERSHIP MEETING (4:30 PM)

BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (6:00 PM)

PAYDAY

20

21

22

COPE MEETING

CHARTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

BUILDING REPRESENTATIVES MEETING (4:30 PM) LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

27

23

AFL-CIO (4:30 PM) EDUCATIONAL ISSUES COMMITTEE MEETING RETIREE’S MEETING

28 THANKSGIVING DAY

29

BLACK FRIDAY

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS (SCHOOLS & OFFICES CLOSED)

PAYDAY

30


December19

SUNDAY

1

WORLD AIDS DAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

2

3 ULR MEETING (4:30 PM) PUBLIC OUTREACH/ COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

8

9

10

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

NEW TEACHER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

15

16

17

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

22

HANUKKAH STARTS (22–30)

CIVIL, HUMAN & WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING (5:00 PM)

SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

23

24

APRI MEETING CHRISTMAS EVE

(SCHOOLS & OFFICES CLOS

29

30

31

(SCHOOLS CLOSED)

NEW YEAR’S EVE


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

4

5

NABSE

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

11

12

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

6

7

13

14

PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY

SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (6:00 PM)

PAYDAY

18

19

20

21

27

28

WINTER BEGINS

BTU HOLIDAY CELEBRATION COPE MEETING CLERICAL COMMITTEE MEETING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

25

CHRISTMAS

CHARTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING EDUCATIONAL ISSUES COMMITTEE MEETING RETIREES MEETING

26

KWANZAA (to Jan 1st)

WINTER HOLIDAY

SED)

(SCHOOLS CLOSED)

PAYDAY

S M

NOVEMBER T W T

3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28

F S 1 2 8 9 15 16 22 23 29 30

S M 5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

JANUARY T W T 1 2 7 8 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30

F S 3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25 31


January20

SUNDAY S 1 8 15 22 29

5

M 2 9 16 23 30

MONDAY

DECEMBER T W T F S 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

S M

TUESDAY FEBRUARY T W T

F

2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28

6

S 1 8 15 22 29

7

ULR MEETING NEW TEACHER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

12

13

14

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

19

20

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

21

(SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED)

CIVIL, HUMAN & WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING

26

27

3RD QUARTER BEGINS

28

SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING (4:00 PM) SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)


WEDNESDAY YEAR’S 1 NEW DAY

THURSDAY

2

SCHOOLS REOPEN

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

3

4

10

11

(SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED)

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

8

LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS (12:00 PM)

9

SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

PAYDAY

15

16

17

CLERICAL COMMITTEE COPE MEETING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

22

18

CHARTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING AFL-CIO MEETING SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

23

2ND QUARTER ENDS

24 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR STAFF

(SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR STUDENTS)

BUILDING REPRESENTATIVES MEETING (4:30 PM)

RETIREES’ MEETING

PAYDAY

29

30

31

URL MEETING

25


SUNDAY S M

February20

• BLACK HISTORY MONTH

5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

2

JANUARY T W T 1 2 7 8 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30

GROUNDHOG DAY

MONDAY F S 3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25 31

S 1 8 15 22 29

M 2 9 16 23 30

3

TUESDAY MARCH T W T F S 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

4

ULR MEETING PUBLIC OUTREACH/ COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

9

10

11

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

16

17 PRESIDENTS’ DAY

18

(SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED)

CIVIL, HUMAN & WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING APRI MEETING

23

24

25

MARDI GRAS

SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING (4:00 PM) SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1

5

CHINESE NEW YEAR

6

7

8

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

PAYDAY

13

14

REPORT CARDS

NABSE

12

LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

BTU MEMBERSHIP MEETING (4:30 PM)

BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

19

20

CLERICAL COMMITTEE COPE MEETING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

26

ASH WEDNESDAY

BUILDING REPRESENTATIVES MEETING (4:30 PM)

VALENTINE’S DAY

21

15

SUSAN B. ANTHONY’S BIRTHDAY

22

WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY

EDUCATIONAL ISSUES COMMITTEE MEETING CHARTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING AFL-CIO MEETING

PAYDAY

27

28

RETIREE’S MEETING

29


SUNDAY

1

MONDAY

2

NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK (2–6)

TUESDAY

3

ULR MEETING

March20

• IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH • MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH • WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH • NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH

PUBLIC OUTREACH/ COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

8

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS

9

10

NEW TEACHER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

15

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

16

17

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

22

CIVIL, HUMAN & WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING

APRI MEETING

23

24

SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

29

30

31

CESAR CHAVEZ DAY


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

4

5

6

7

NABSE

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

PAYDAY

11

12

13 PARENT/TEACHER 14 CONFERENCES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR STAFF (SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR STUDENTS)

SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (6:00 PM)

18

19 SPRING BEGINS

CLERICAL COMMITTEE COPE/LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

20

21

ISRA AND MI’RAJ

ED ISSUES COMMITTEE MEETING CHARTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING AFL-CIO MEETING

PAYDAY

25

26

27

BUILDING REPRESENTATIVES MEETING (4:30 PM)

RETIREE’S MEETING

S M

FEBRUARY T W T

F

2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

28

S M 5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

APRIL T W T F S 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 28 29 30


SUNDAY S 1 8 15 22 29

5

M 2 9 16 23 30

MONDAY

MARCH T W T F S 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

PALM SUNDAY

6

S M

TUESDAY MAY T W T

3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDS

7

F S 1 2 8 9 15 16 22 23 29 30

WORLD HEALTH DAY

April20

• COUNSELING AWARENESS MONTH • KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL MONTH • OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH

SPRING BREAK NEW TEACHER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING PUBLIC OUTREACH/ COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

12 EASTER SUNDAY

13

AND 14 SCHOOLS OFFICES REOPEN

SPRING BREAK (SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED)

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

19 NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 19–25

20

21

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

26

CIVIL, HUMAN & WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING

SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

27

WORKERS’ 28 MEMORIAL DAY

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY (SCHOOLS CLOSED)


WEDNESDAY FOOL’S 1 APRIL DAY

THURSDAY

2

4TH QUARTER BEGINS

FRIDAY

3

SATURDAY

4

3RD QUARTER ENDS

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

NABSE

BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (6:00 PM)

PAYDAY

8

9

10 GOOD FRIDAY

PASSOVER (8–16)

11

(SCHOOLS CLOSED)

(SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED) ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

15 TAX DAY

16

17

18

CLERICAL COMMITTEE MEETING COPE COMMITTEE MEETING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

22

EARTH DAY ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS’ DAY

CHARTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING AFL-CIO MEETING

PAYDAY

23

24 RAMADAN BEGINS

BUILDING REPRESENTATIVES MEETING (4:30 PM)

RETIREE’S MEETING (11:00–2:00 PM)

29

30

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

25


SUNDAY S M

May20

• ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH • LABOR HISTORY MONTH • NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS MONTH

5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

MONDAY

APRIL T W T F S 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 28 29 30

3

TUESDAY

JUNE S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

4

5 CINCO DE MAYO

TEACH NATIONAL TEACHERS DAY ULR MEETING PUBLIC OUTREACH/ COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

10 MOTHER’S DAY

11

12 NEW TEACHER STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

17

18

19 LAYLAT AL-QADAR

CIVIL, HUMAN & WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING

OF 24 END RAMADAN

31

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

APRI MEETING

MEMORIAL DAY 25 (SCHOOLS &

26

OFFICES CLOSED)

SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHOOL BOARD MEETING a (5:00 PM)


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1 MAY DAY

SATURDAY

2

PAYDAY

6

7

8

9

15

16

HER APPRECIATION WEEK, MAY 4–8 SCHOOL NURSE DAY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING BTU MEMBERSHIP MEETING NABSE

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

13

14

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

20 CLERICAL COMMITTEE MEETING COPE COMMITTEE MEETING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

PAYDAY

21

22

23

30

ED ISSUES COMMITTEE MEETING CHARTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING AFL-CIO MEETING

27

28

29

BUILDING REPRESENTATIVES MEETING (4:30 PM)

RETIREE’S MEETING

PAYDAY

ARMED FORCES DAY


June20

• CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH • LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH • NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

1

TUESDAY

2

ULR MEETING PUBLIC OUTREACH/ COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

7

8

9

NEW TEACHER STEERING COMMITTEE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (5:00 PM)

14 FLAG DAY

DAY OF 15 LAST SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

16 PROFESSIONAL DAY FOR STAFF, CLOSED FOR STUDENTS

APRI MEETING

21

28

FATHER’S DAY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

22

23

29

30


WEDNESDAY

3

THURSDAY

4

BTU MEMBERSHIP MEETING (4:30 PM) NABSE

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

10

11

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

17

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

5

6

12

13

PAYDAY

18

19

20

26

27

TENTATIVE INCLEMENT WEATHER

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

24

25

PAYDAY

S M

MAY T W T

3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

F S 1 2 8 9 15 16 22 23 29 30

S M 5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

JULY T W T 1 2 7 8 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30

F S 3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25 31


July20

SUNDAY

MONDAY

JUNE S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

S M 2 9 16 23 30

TUESDAY AUGUST T W T

F

3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

5

6

7

12

13

14

19

20

21

26 PARENT’S DAY

27

28

S 1 8 15 22 29

AMERICAN FEDERATION O JULY HOUST


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1

2

3

4

8

9

10

11

INDEPENDENCE DAY

PAYDAY

15

16

17

18

22

23

24

25

PAYDAY

29

OF TEACHERS CONVENTION 27–30 TON, TX

30

31


August20

SUNDAY S M 5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27

2

JULY T W T 1 2 7 8 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30

MONDAY F S 3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25 31

3

TUESDAY

SEPTEMBER T W T 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 21 22 23 24 28 29 30

S M 6 13 20 27

F S 4 5 11 12 18 19 25 26

4 BTU EXECUTIVE BOARD RETREAT BTU

9

10

11

16

17

18

23

24

25

30

31


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1

5

6

7

8

BUILDING REPRESENTATIVES RETREAT

PAYDAY

12

13

14

15

19

NEW 20 ISLAMIC YEAR

21

22

PAYDAY

26 WOMEN’S 27 EQUALITY DAY

28

29


Pet Health Insurance* Get up to a 10 percent discount off premiums from a plan that lets your pet receive care from any licensed veterinarian, emergency vet or specialist.

Auto & Home Insurance* As a member, you will have access to special group discounts on auto and home insurance.

No-Cost Term Life Insurance for New Members* New AFT members can obtain $5,000 of term life insurance coverage for one year with no premium payment.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance All active, working AFT members have a $5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy.

AFT Advantage This is an exclusive online shopping program for AFT members. Save 10 to 70 percent on electronics, apparel, tickets, gifts and more. Earn WOW points on your purchases to use toward future purchases.

Legal Services* You can avoid and solve legal problems via a national network of law offices that offer free 30-minute initial consultations and discounted services on more complex matters.

Health Savings Plans Special rates on vision insurance as well as dental, vision, prescription and hearing discount plans are available to AFT members.

AT&T Wireless Discount Save 15 percent on the monthly service charge on qualified AT&T wireless plans.

Money Transfer Get a 10 percent discount on the transfer fees when sending money online.

* New York State United Teachers members have similar programs through NYSUT Member Benefits Trust. To obtain more information about these plans, members can call 800-626-8101.

Mortgages Find competitive rates on a wide range of mortgage options, plus special benefits, including hardship assistance for union members.

Disability Income* As a member, you can purchase group voluntary insurance protection to provide income if you are unable to work due to an accident or extended illness.

Retiree Health Insurance Members can find the right Medicare insurance plan, with access to thousands of health plans from nearly 30 top carriers.

Senior Term Life* Help pay final expenses and ensure peace of mind.

Term Life* Members have access to group rates on voluntary term life insurance to provide financial protection for your loved ones in the event of a premature death.


Car Rental Save up to 25 percent with car rental discounts.

Motor Club Participating member households can receive emergency roadside assistance with vehiclerelated problems, anywhere in the country.

Budget Truck Rental Get 20 percent off do-it-yourself moves when you reserve in advance.

Professional Moving Discounts Members get discounts on interstate moving, packing and in-transit storage.

Save My Home Hotline Members facing foreclosure or mortgage issues can make a free call to a hotline staffed by HUD-trained counselors.

Disclosures The AFT has numerous endorsed programs listed in this brochure for which it receives expense reimbursements. All payments to the AFT are used solely to defray the costs of administering the AFT + Member Benefits programs and, where appropriate, enhance them.

Magazines Enjoy new and renewed subscriptions to popular magazine titles.

Entertainment Discounts Save on movie, theme park and theater tickets as well as restaurants savings.

DinnerTime Members can save money and make healthy meal planning easy with special rates on this app. Members can enroll in a free one-month trial.

Flowers & Gift Baskets Members can save 20 percent on flowers, gifts and plants.

ConsumerReports.org Members can save on annual online Consumer Reports subscriptions.

Questions? 800-238-1133, ext. 8643 AFT + Member Benefits www.aft.org/benefits Many of the AFT’s benefits are provided through Union Plus. The programs listed in this brochure are current as of April 2018.

Auto Buying/TrueCar Receive pre-negotiated, upfront best-market pricing on new cars and trucks without having to negotiate with the dealer. Bonus: $100 rebate for purchase of new union-assembled vehicles; $200 rebate on union-assembled “green” vehicles.


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2019 Holidays

2020 Holidays

Labor Day – Mon. Sept. 2

New Year’s Day – Weds. Jan. 1

Rosh Hashanah Begins – Sun. Sept. 29

Martin Luther King Day – Mon. Jan. 20

Yom Kippur Begins – Tues. Oct. 8

Groundhog Day – Sun. Feb. 2

Columbus Day – Mon. Oct. 14

Lincoln’s Birthday – Weds. Feb. 12

Halloween – Thurs. Oct. 31

Valentine’s Day – Fri. Feb. 14

Daylight Savings Time Ends – Sun. Nov. 3

President’s Day – Mon. Feb. 17

Veterans Day – Mon. Nov. 11

Mardi Gras – Tues. Feb. 25

Thanksgiving – Thurs. Nov. 28

Ash Wednesday – Weds. Feb. 26

Hanukkah Begins – Sun. Dec. 22 Christmas – Weds. Dec. 25

Daylight Savings Time Begins – Sun. March 8

Kwanzaa Begins – Thurs. Dec. 26

St. Patrick’s Day – Tues. March 17

New Years Eve – Tues. Dec. 31

Passover Begins – Weds. April 8

Washington’s Birthday – Sat. Feb. 22

Easter Sunday – Sun. April 12 Earth Day – Weds .April 22 Cinco de Mayo – Tues. May 5 Mother’s Day – Sun. May 10 Armed Forces Day – Sat. May 16 Memorial Day – Mon. May 25 Flag Day – Sun. June 14 Father’s Day – Sun. June 21 Independence Day – Sat. July 4 Labor Day – Mon. Sept. 7 Patriot Day – Fri. Sept. 11 Grandparents Day – Sun. Sept. 13 Rosh Hashanah – Fri. Sept. 18 Yom Kippur Begins – Mon. Sept. 28 Columbus Day – Mon. Oct. 12 Halloween – Saturday. Oct. 31 Daylight Savings Time – Sun. Nov. 1 Veteran’s Day – Weds. Nov. 11 Thanksgiving – Thurs. Nov. 26 Black Friday – Fri. Nov. 27 Pearl Harbor Day – Mon. Dec. 7 Hanukkah Begins – Fri. Dec. 11 Christmas Day – Fri. Dec. 25 New Year’s Eve – Thurs. Dec. 31


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*Excludes programs with Residencies. For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment. Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (800-621-7440; http://hlcommission.org/). Important policy information is available in the University Policy Handbook at https://www.gcu.edu/academics/academicpolicies.php GCU, while reserving its lawful rights in light of its Christian mission, is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Further detail on GCU’s Non-Discrimination policies can be found at gcu.edu/titleIX The information printed in this material is accurate as of AUGUST 2019. For the most up-to-date information about admission requirements, tuition, scholarships and more, visit gcu.edu Š2019 Grand Canyon University 19COEE0290


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