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Newsletter

December 2017

Newsletter December 2017 NEA-Dallas Board of Directors President Vice President VP of Teacher Affairs VP of
Newsletter December 2017 NEA-Dallas Board of Directors President Vice President VP of Teacher Affairs VP of
NEA-Dallas Board of Directors President Vice President VP of Teacher Affairs VP of DISD ESPs
NEA-Dallas Board of Directors
President
Vice President
VP of Teacher Affairs
VP of DISD ESPs
VP of DCS ESPs
Secretary
Acting Treasurer
Delna Bryan
Sheila Walker
Hope Lee
Carmen Behrend
Lonnie Richardson
Vivian Bryant
Angela Davis
This is the season to contribute to our
Come and join us for Brunch and our
General Membership Update for the year!
When:
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where:
NEA-Dallas Office
6500 Greenville Avenue, Suite 520
Dallas, TX 75206
RSVP to:
Raya Staley (214) 821-2061
or officemanager@logixonline.com
Raya Staley (214) 821-2061 or officemanager@logixonline.com A Message from the President Dear NEA - Dallas and
A Message from the President Dear NEA - Dallas and Dallas County Schools Members; A
A Message from the President
Dear NEA - Dallas and Dallas County Schools Members;
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Happy December to one and all! Happiest of a Winter Holiday
to
you and your loved ones! The month of December is here
with the cooler weather that we have been dreaming about
since last June. We have been on our New Dawn Express Train
with over 153,000 wonderful students heading towards a
successful ending of Semester I at all our Dallas ISD schools.
Some will begin the month with STAAR Exams that we have all
encouraged, prepared, and taught our students to do well on
since we got in this train. Others have ACPs on which the
students will also achieve success as we start to think about
the festive holiday season that is around the corner. Still
others, on your buses, will continue to greet the students every
morning with a smile, and reward them with tokens for having
gotten good grades in school thus far.
Each year in our schools we contemplate what decorations to
put up for these days. We often have plurilingual greetings
because we are a melting pot with a myriad of students from
different countries. To some, we say: ¡Feliz Navidad! To others:
Happy Hanukka! And yet to others it might be: Happy Kwanzaa!
Whichever the greeting, we will all go home after an exciting
time at school to an even greater celebration with our families
for which we are thankful for as the time draws nearer to call it
a close to 2017.
We, on this New Dawn Express Train would like to join hands in
unity as we heal after a struggle that is not over. It has only just
begun! We are going to come together as one family extending
our arms and inviting others in our communities to enjoy this
ride that will be a culmination of a wonderful four months as
one people.
In closing, we would like to wish you all the Best of a Glorious,
Restful and Wonderful Winter Break. Let us all be grateful for
what has been given to us abundantly!!!
Delna
[REMINDERS] 12/4/17 DCS Dissolution Committee Meeting @ 9 am 12/9/17 NEA-Dallas General Membership Brunch

[REMINDERS]

[REMINDERS] 12/4/17 DCS Dissolution Committee Meeting @ 9 am 12/9/17 NEA-Dallas General Membership Brunch

12/4/17

DCS Dissolution Committee Meeting @ 9 am

12/9/17

NEA-Dallas General Membership Brunch

12/14/17

DISD Board Meeting @ 6 pm

12/18/17

DCS Dissolution Committee Meeting @ 9 am

12/22/17-1/5/18

NEA-DALLAS CLOSED

Winter Break

12/22/17-1/5/18 NEA-DALLAS CLOSED Winter Break 1/1 - 5/18 NEA-DALLAS CLOSED Winter Break 1/8/18

1/1 - 5/18

NEA-DALLAS CLOSED

Winter Break

1/8/18

Staff Development

1/8/18

DCS Dissolution Committee Meeting @ 9 am

1/11/18

DISD Board Briefing @ 11:30 am

1/15/18

Martin Luther King Day DISD & NEA-Dallas CLOSED

1/18/18

Elementary School Parent Conferences

1/22/18

High School Parent Conferences

1/22/18

DCS Dissolution Committee Meeting @ 9 am

1/23/18

Middle School Parent Conferences

1/25/18

DISD Board Meeting @ 6 pm

Call or Email Congress Now!

Urge them to Pass the DREAM Act

Dear NEA-Dallas members,

As you might know, President Trump has decided to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the program that protects undocumented people who were brought here as children from deportation. Now it’s up to Congress to pass legislation to fix this problem. NEA-Dallas is partnering with TSTA and NEA to urge our members of Congress to pass a “clean” Dream Act, that will protect our Dreamers (DACA recipients) without a lot of political add-ons.

I’m asking for your help with this important effort. If you will click on the link below, it will take you to a site where you can quickly and easily send an e-postcard to your own members of Congress urging them to support a clean Dream Act.

It is estimated that there are over 20,000 Dreamers currently serving the students of America as teachers, and that about 2,000 of these are working as our teacher colleagues here in Texas. Please take a moment to follow the link, send your postcard, and then share your action on social media. If you have any questions or would like more information, please let me know or contact your NEA-Dallas Association Representative at your worksite.

Thank you for consideration of this important request.

In solidarity, Delna Bryan, President NEA-Dallas

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