Jun 192014

keep-calm-teachers-summer-break-is-onDear teachers,

I would like to wish you the very best this summer vacation and hope that you take advantage of the upcoming break to rest so that you’re ready for another school year.

Meanwhile, the ESTA office will be closed during the summer break but in case of an emergency you can contact Ray Venables by email.

Enjoy your well-earned summer break,

Ray Venables
ESTA President

Jun 302012

Dear teachers:

I’d like to wish you all a restful and well-earned summer vacation. I hope that you will take this time to recharge your batteries and come back energized and ready for a new year of challenges.

I’d also like to remind you of your contractual obligations according to clause 5-1.23 of our local agreement: “The teacher must inform the board in writing of any change of address or telephone number.” This is especially important since we are expecting some back pay as of the 141st teaching day (roughly April 1st) as a result of a high GDP (reference: Collective Agreement clause 6-4.03 c). Obviously, the school board can’t pay you if you’ve moved away and you haven’t provided your current contact information.

Have a good summer break!