California Casualty Offers $2,500 for Classroom Activities

California Casualty Insurance is now offering an Academic Award program to help teachers pay for school supplies, instructional materials, etc. CEA members, you could win up to $2,500 for your classroom! This program is only available to NEA members, so be sure to apply!

AEA Gubernatorial Town Hall on November 29

AEA will be holding an Education Town Hall event featuring Democratic Primary candidates for the 2018 Arizona Governor’s race on Wednesday, November 29 at the Phoenix Coding Academy. The town hall will be held from 6:00-7:45 pm, with registration beginning at 5:00 pm and a members-only dessert reception to be held immediately afterward. To register or get more information, please visit arizonaea.org/govforum.

We Did It!

The results are in … and the CUSD override passed by a 64% to 36% margin. Thanks to all of our members and non-members alike who helped spread the word about the importance of this override, and to our CUSD community for their continued support!

Former CEA Officer to Walk for Alzheimer’s

Jean Wilhelm is a retired CUSD teacher, and was an active CEA member and board member. On Saturday, November 11, Jean and her wife, Kathy, will be walking in the Phoenix Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We encourage everyone in our CEA family to support their efforts by visiting their team page and considering making a donation. Thank you!

CUSD Override

Ballots have been delivered for the CUSD override election … now it’s time to get out the vote! Please spread the word to family and friends about the importance of the override to our district. You may want to check out this override fact sheet for more information, or visit the Yes for Chandler Students Website. You can also follow Yes for Chandler Students on Facebook and Twitter pages for important updates … feel free to share or retweet their posts!

Chandler Day of Play on Saturday, October 21

The City of Chandler will be holding their annual Day of Play on Saturday, October 21 from 8:00 am to noon at Tumbleweed Park. CEA will be there to help get the word about our override election! Please consider volunteering to be at our table and encourage Chandler residents to send in their override ballots! You can sign up to volunteer using this online form.

AEA Social Event on Friday, October 20

Save the date … our brothers and sisters at Kyrene Education Association and Phoenix Union Classroom Teachers Association are hosting a social event on Friday, October 20 at Macayo’s Mexican Table in Ahwatukee. The social will start at 4:00 pm, and is open to all AEA members. Please RSVP to Kinora Hernandez or April Coleman, and read the flyer for more information.

Virtual AR Meeting on Tuesday, September 19

Our next AR meeting will be held on Tuesday, September  19 at 4:15 pm. This will be a virtual meeting where ARs have the opportunity to attend in person (at the district office) or  online using Google Hangouts Meet. If you’d like to attend using your computer, make sure you have a microphone (a webcam would be nice, too) and an up-to-date version of Google Chrome. If you plan on attending using your smartphone, be sure to download the Hangouts Meet app for iOS or Android. There will be a test call on Monday, September 18 at 4:15 pm if you’d like to make sure your technology is working properly to participate online. ARs should check their e-mail for full details on how to connect to the meeting and the test call. Remember … you’d rather attend in person, just come to the district office at 4:15!

VIP Fall Forum on Tuesday, September 19

Our friends at Valley Interfaith Project (VIP) will be holding a Fall Forum this Tuesday, September 19. The forum will be held at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Dayspring United Methodist Church in Tempe, and will work to plan local strategies to shift the direction of Arizona politics and safeguard our vulnerable populations. See this flyer for more information, or e-mail vipphx@gmail.com to RSVP or learn more.

VIP Update

Our friends at Valley Interfaith Project have released an alert regarding recent news about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. Please read their recent Rapid Response bulletin and let your leaders know how you feel about this program.