QPAT has published its list of pre-convention workshops for November 22, 2012. You can read the workshop descriptions here. For more information about the 2012 QPAT Convention, visit there website here.
Teachers are back to school on the following dates:
- Gaspe Coast: August 22, 2012
- Baie-Comeau, Sept-Iles, Port Cartier and Fermont: August 23, 2012
- Chandler: August 24, 2012
On behalf of ESTA, I wish all teachers a successful new (school) year!
Once again this year, the ESTA Annual General Meeting will be held in three parts due to the large territory we must cover. Teachers who attend the meeting will be reimbursed $35 each to help pay for travel and, for those who choose to attend, the meal afterwards.
Traditionally, the ESTA AGM is more than a report on the union’s activities of the year; it is also an opportunity to gather socially and in solidarity. This year is especially exciting since there are a large number of retiring teachers; please join me as we celebrate their careers in education. School board representatives will also be in attendance to celebrate the many years that our retiring teachers have spent in the service of our school board and its students. I look forward to seeing many of you at our AGM and banquet.
NOTE: Please confirm your attendance and your meal choice with your school/centre’s union delegate. A sign-up sheet will be circulating in each school/centre. You may bring a guest to the supper but please confirm their attendance in order to help the restaurant plan for our event.
Part 1 of 3
Where: Grande-Entrée, Magdalen Islands – NEW LOCATION
Date: May 11, 2012
Time: 1:30 p.m – 5ish p.m. (meeting); around 6 p.m. (drinks and meal)
Organizer: Tammy Anne Clarke
Part 2 of 3
Where: Sept-Iles, North Shore (Meeting will be held at QEHS; Supper at
Date: May 25, 2012
Time: Tentatively 2:30 p.m. – 6ish p.m. (meeting); around 6:30 p.m. (meal at Pub St. Marc)
Organizer: Rosemary Feger
Part 3 of 3
Where: La Bonaventure sur mer, Percé – NEW LOCATION
Date: June 1, 2012
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (meeting); 6:30 p.m. (meal)
Organizer: Ray Venables
NOTE: Please contact the hotel directly at (418) 566-4344 for overnight reservations. Mention that you are with ESTA for the special discounted rate.