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GREETINGS DEAR NEA-DALLAS MEMBERS;
The Midday Express Train has moved on to its second new face with the Winter
Quarter Newsletter.
We have just gotten through the second Six Weeks with our students, and we are
on our way to finishing a successful 1st Semester of the 2018 - 2019 school year here
in Dallas ISD. Oh, how time passes fast when you are having fun! This has been one
of the falls with the most rain to my recollection. It has been one with different
types of days as well as different temperatures during the day with our starting
Daylight Savings Time. The trees are showing their glorious fall colors in shades
never seen in these climes for a long time because of all the rain. As I sit here writing
this, it is chilly out there! Get ready for the winter as you winterize your classroom,
your car and your home.
Big on our agenda was the huge success of our NEA-Dallas “March to Polls” in late
October. We thank Mrs. Sheila Walker, our Executive Vice President for her tireless
efforts in spearheading that event. We thank Mrs. Janna Connolly, our TSTA Staff
person for stepping up to the plate to join right in to do what needed to be done.
We thank every other person in our NEA-Dallas immediate and extended family from
near and far who had a hand in making that an event par excellence.
In early November, we had one of the most exciting elections ever in the history at
the Local, State and National Levels. Our Dallas ISD TRE passed the third time
around. So, we will see all the innovations in the district that we needed the funding
to continue. We hope to see funding for more classroom supplies (Pre-K through 12
grade) as well as resources that we must have in order to help our students be on
the same level playing field as some of the wealthier school districts. We hope to see
monies placed into programs that we have dreamed about having over the years.
We won several seats at the State level in Austin that will help us all. Those
incoming members in both the House and Senate are favorable to us as educators.
We are looking forward to the gains that we would have for Public Education in
Texas. Thank you to all NEA-Dallas PAC contributors! Your contributions have helped
these candidates achieve the level of success that they have attained.
At our schools, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our students a few days ago
when we had one of the most thankful seasons of the year. Some schools had
Breakfast or Lunch with the Grandparents for this season, one school in particular:
Young Men Leadership Academy @ Florence Middle School had “Feed the Grove.”
With close to 11, 000 educators and 156,000 students on this train, it behooves us as
adults to continue “training up” the students in the way that they should go. They
will not depart from it should the trainings hold true to form. Today we are
inculcating in them more than the three Rs + technology for a global society.
Some of us might have to be the diagnostician, the health care provider, or the social
worker that is so needed in our classrooms when there is such a demand.
Let us be thankful to be there to provide for all our students!
As a NEA-Dallas Family Member, I would like to invite the extended members to
join me in giving back to our Dallas community by Feeding the Homeless for
Christmas. Give me a call should you be in town, and also wish to join me and other
family members downtown on the afternoon of Christmas Eve.
NEA-Dallas would like to wish you the greatest celebration of celebrations for
these winter months. They include a Happy or Merry…Hanukkah, Christmas,
Kwanzaa, Christmas, Winter Solstice, New Year, Chinese New Year, Wren’s Day,
Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day.
We are looking forward to seeing each other at our Winter Holiday Brunch on
Saturday, December 1 st from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at our Headquarters 6500
Greenville Avenue, Suite # 520, Dallas, TX 75206.
In closing, I wish you all the best for the holidays with your students, your loving
family and friends! See you for 2019: A Happy New Year to one and all!!!
Delna
Newsletter Winter Quarter

Newsletter

Winter Quarter

Year to one and all!!! Delna Newsletter Winter Quarter NEA-Dallas Board of Directors President Vice President
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
Secretary
Treasurer
Delna Bryan
Sheila Walker
Hope Lee
Carmen Behrend
Vivian Bryant
Angela Davis
Texas educators see big gains in election returns
We are disappointed that Beto O’Rourke, the TSTA-endorsed candidate,
lost his close and well-fought race for the U.S. Senate, but educators’ votes
were influential in the elections of at least 10 new pro-public school
candidates for the Texas House, two new state senators and two new
members of the U.S. House. Three education friendly state representatives
who had tough reelection races – Victoria Neave of Dallas, Mary Ann Perez
of Houston and Phil Cortez of San Antonio -- also won with TSTA’s support.
Thank you to every educator and friend of education who went to the
polls to Vote Education First. Your votes definitely made a difference.
The 10 new Texas House members elected with TSTA’s support are:
# Vikki Goodwin, James Talarico, John Bucy and Erin Zwiener in Austin and
suburban Austin;
# Ana-Marie Ramos, Terry Meza, Rhetta Bowers, John Turner and Julie
Johnson in the Dallas area; and
# Gina Calanni of Katy.
These addition plus incumbents and other legislative candidates endorsed
by TSTA in both party primaries are expected to form a significant,
bipartisan pro-education bloc in the Texas House.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and senators who support his school privatization
agenda will remain in control of the Texas Senate, but TSTA-backed
candidates unseated two pro-voucher, Patrick allies. Beverly Powell
defeated Konni Burton in District 10 in Fort Worth, and Nathan Johnson
beat Don Huffines in District 16 in Dallas.
Among successful TSTA-supported candidates for the U.S. House were
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher of Houston and Colin Allred of Dallas, who unseated
longtime incumbents.
Congratulations to all the pro-public education winners! Here is a complete
list. https://tsta.org/sites/default/files/2018endorsedCandidates-
winners_1.pdf
Important remaining dates in the Dallas ISD 2018-19 calendar
BY THE HUB ON NOVEMBER 13, 2018 NEWS BRIEFS
With the school year getting close to the halfway mark, here are the important
remaining dates in the Dallas ISD 2018-19 calendar.
▪ Dallas ISD Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 19–23
▪ Dallas ISD Winter Break: Dec. 20–Jan. 8 (students), Dec. 21–Jan. 4
(staff)
▪ Dallas ISD Spring Break: March 11–15
▪ Student/Staff Holidays: Jan. 21, Feb. 18, May 27
▪ Inclement Weather Makeup Dates: April 19 and 22
A pdf of the 2018–2019 approved school year calendar is available
from www.dallasisd.org/calendars.
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STAAR Testing
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TSTA Help Center 1-877-ASK-TSTA
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DISD & NEA-Dallas will be CLOSED
TSTA Help Center 1-877-ASK-TSTA
Student Holiday / Staff Development
DISD Board Briefing @ 11:30 am
NEA-Dallas General Membership Meeting @10 am
NEA-Dallas Office
Parent Conferences (Grades 9-12)
Parent Conferences (Grades 6-8)
Parent Conferences (Grades PreK – 5)
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
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Former elementary school reopens as a youth center for homeless students

BY THE HUB ON NOVEMBER 14, 2018 HEADLINES

A year ago, plans were announced to turn the vacant Fannie C. Harris

Elementary School into a youth center that will eventually accommodate homeless Dallas ISD students who have nowhere else to stay at night.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, a special ceremony and ribbon-cutting celebrated the prep work done so far to open the center, which is expected to happen in a matter of weeks. Initially, the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center will open as an after-hours drop-in center for homeless youth to have a safe place to hang out, do homework and have access to laundry and shower facilities. In the spring, with further renovations, the center is planned to open its overnight component for up to 35 unaccompanied, unsheltered students. The center will be operated by After8toEducate, a collaborative effort formed through the Social Venture partners Dallas. The collaboration brings together Dallas ISD, Promise House and CitySquare to provide essential services for district students and other homeless youth ages 14-21. Learn more

ages 14-21. Learn more a t www.after8toeducate.com . District sets $150,000 goal in 2018 United Way

District sets $150,000 goal in 2018 United Way workplace campaign

BY THE HUB ON NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Scores of nonprofits and agencies in our community depend on United Way funding to provide programs and services that help Dallas ISD students and families. That’s why Dallas ISD supports United Way and encourages employees to contribute via its annual workplace campaign. The district’s 2018 giving goal is $150,000, and the campaign runs through Dec. 14. The theme of this year’s district campaign, is “This is Us.” There are multiple ways for employees to contribute, and when you give you can specify your donation to support one or more of 150 United Way organizations. You can find the list of these organizations, view a

dashboard that tracks department and school giving in real time, and download

a variety of campaign resources from the district’s United Way webpage, www.dallasisd.org/unitedway.

United Way webpage, www.dallasisd.org/unitedway . Voters approve Dallas ISD Tax Ratification Election B Y

Voters approve Dallas ISD Tax Ratification Election

BY GENE DAVIS ON NOVEMBER 7, 2018

Dallas voters Tuesday night approved a long-term strategy to make Dallas ISD fiscally sustainable while supporting initiatives proven to boost student achievement. District officials said the approval of the 13-cent Tax Ratification Election (TRE) positions Dallas ISD for long-term success. Unofficial results show that nearly 60 percent of voters approved the TRE, which will support:

Attracting and retaining high-quality teachers and staff;

Ongoing support for building a strong early learning foundation for students;

Expanding parent and student’s opportunity of public school choice;

Ensuring racial equity throughout the district;

Being fiscally prudent in building the district’s assigned fund balance. The TRE will bring the tax rate to $1.17 per $100 of property value. This, for example, will translate to about a $20 monthly increase for the owner of a home valued at $184,574. Meanwhile, Dallas voters also approved Dallas ISD propositions to support a $75 million bond for new buses and a bus barn, a $75 million bond to refund outstanding maintenance tax notes, and the purchase of attendance credits.

and a bus barn, a $75 million bond to refund outstanding maintenance tax notes, and the
and a bus barn, a $75 million bond to refund outstanding maintenance tax notes, and the
6500 Greenville Ave., Ste 520 Dallas, Texas 75206 (214) 821-2061 office (214) 821-0219 fax www.neadallas.com

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Dear Region 20/NEA-Dallas Member:

It is that time of year again to nominate and elect delegates and alternates to the Region 20 House of Delegates, the TSTA State House of Delegates and local delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly.

The Region 20 House of Delegates will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 12:00 pm 4:00 pm, location to be determined. We will be considering new business items to present at the State HoD in April.

The TSTA House of Delegates will be held in Frisco, TX at Embassy Suites in Frisco, April 26-27, 2019. There will be professional development seminars conducted by TSTA the morning of April 26 th . Delegates may want to start planning now for travel expenses to the state convention. The TSTA convention hotel is the Embassy Suites in Frisco. The hotel’s nightly room rate for members in the TSTA convention room block is approximately $149 for a single or a double, plus taxes. NEA-Dallas will provide one-night double occupancy for ONLY our ELECTED delegates.

The NEA Representative Assembly will be held July 2nd – July 5th in the wonderful city of Houston, Texas. The NEA RA is the world’s largest democratic decision-making body with upwards of 9,000 delegates in attendance from all over the United States and the world.

It is extremely important that we have our full delegation in attendance for these upcoming events. The future of our organization will be decided there and each of you will have a vote. If we have delegates that do not attend, then we, here in Dallas, lose valuable input in that decision-making process.

To be on the ballot for these important elections, please fill out the enclosed nomination form and return it to NEA-Dallas (DISD Box 118) through DISD mail, US Mail (6500 Greenville Ave., Suite 520 Dallas, Texas 75206), via fax (214-821-0219), or in person. We need your nomination form by 4:00pm, Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

We want to encourage all of you to participate in these important events. This is an opportunity for all of you to become involved in YOUR organization.

We look forward to receiving your nomination form.

Sincerely,

Angela

Delna

Angela M. Davis

Delna Bryan

President, Region 20

President, NEA-Dallas

Region 20 House of Delegates TSTA House of Delegates NEA Representative Assembly Nomination Form

Please indicate which HoD you would like to be nominated for by placing a check on the line next to the appropriate HoD. You may nominate yourself for all three.

Region 20 House of Delegates

(Saturday, February 16, 12:00 pm, TBD)

TSTA House of Delegates

(Fri. & Sat., April 26-27, Frisco, Texas)

NEA Representative Assembly

(July 2 nd - July 5 th , Houston, Texas)

(PLEASE PRINT)

NAME:

WORKSITE:

EMAIL:

HOME ADDRESS:

HOME

CITY:

STATE:

ZIP:

HOME PHONE:

CELL PHONE:

ETHNICITY:

POSITION TITLE:

I,

,

certify that the above information is correct.

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

All information is REQUIRED to be officially nominated. Return completed form by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Please return via DISD Mail (BOX 118); via U.S. Mail (6500 Greenville Ave. Suite 520, Dallas, TX 75206) via fax (214-821-0219) or in person to NEA-Dallas by 4:00pm, Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

TSTA 2019 Young Artist Contest Theme: The Heroes Around Me in My Public School

The TSTA Art Contest is open to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade attending Texas Public Schools. Its purpose is to showcase student talent, recognize students, parents, and teachers and to display prize-winning creations at the TSTA HQ. Winners will be selected by the delegates of the 2019 TSTA House of Delegates in Frisco.

Requirements and Expectations

1. One entry per artist.

2. Any student attending a Texas public school is eligible to enter.

3. The maximum size is 12x18 inches.

4. Any medium may be used, including traditional and computer-generated work. Pieces may be in either black and white or color; but charcoal, pastels, chalk, or crayon works must be sprayed with fixative to prevent smearing. No framed work or canvas on stretchers allowed.

5. All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.

6. The artist retains all copyrights to their artwork, without exception.

7. It is acceptable to enter art that has been entered to previous competitions, even if it won.

8. By entering this competition, you are granting TSTA a non-exclusive perpetual license to create and retain a digital record of your artwork, which TSTA will use to reproduce images of your artwork on our website and social media, and in our printed materials such as the Advocate, our all-member publication, and a catalogue of the years’ submissions, and you will of course be credited each time. Your artwork will not be used for any purpose other than to showcase your talent.

9. Winning artwork will be displayed at the TSTA HQ for one year, and at the end of the contest year, all art will be returned to the address submitted with the piece. TSTA assumes no responsibility for any damage that may occur in shipping and exhibition.

Winners will receive:

A gift card for places 1-5

$200 for 1st place

$100 for 2nd place

$50 for 3rd place

$50 for 4th place

$50 for 5th place

A certificate from TSTA.

Artwork will be displayed at the TSTA HQ office for one year.

Artwork will be published in TSTA publications/website.

EACH PIECE OF ART MUST HAVE TWO ENTRY FORMS

Print or type and affix the form to the back of artwork. Make a copy and submit in an envelope to accompany the artwork. Entries may be mailed postmarked no later than January 30th. Please mail entries to the address below. Confirmation of receipt will be issued. TSTA Center for Executive and Governance Art Contest 8716 N Mopac Expressway Austin, TX 78759 If you have any questions, please contact Crystal Carpenter at crystalc@tsta.org or 512-476-5355.

TSTA 2019 Young Artist Contest

Student Name

Local / District

Student Phone Number

Grade

School

Age

School Address

School Telephone

Medium

Name of Art/Classroom Teacher

Teacher Email Address

Contact Number for Teacher

Signature of Parent/Guardian

PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY AND COMPLETE ENTIRE ENTRY FORM THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

March to the Polls Martin Luther King Recreation Center October 27, 2018

Amazing turnout at March to the Polls, over 200 community members spoken to about supporting education friendly candidates. #teamtsta

supporting education friendly candidates . #team t sta To see more photos from the March to
supporting education friendly candidates . #team t sta To see more photos from the March to
supporting education friendly candidates . #team t sta To see more photos from the March to
supporting education friendly candidates . #team t sta To see more photos from the March to

To see more photos from the March to the Polls go to our website www.neadallas.com or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/neadallas/.

us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/neadallas/ . Planning Upcoming Workshops Workshops are being planned for

Planning Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are being planned for 2019. Please email officemanager@logixonline.com with ideas or information you would like to have covered in a workshop.

Here are some examples of the workshops being planned

Discipline for Bus Drivers

Wage and Labor Laws

Professional Responses to Communication

Legal Rights for all employees

Rebuttals

Grievance Process

MY STORY
MY STORY

Gail Perry Thomas Jefferson High School

Gail Perry is in her 11 th year as librarian of Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Texan Woman’s University, and both her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University. She holds Texas Educator Certificates in School Librarian Grades (EC-12), Secondary Mathematics Grades (6-12), Secondary Anthropology Grades (6-12) and English as a Second Language Supplemental Grades (6-12). Gail is the President of Dallas Association of School Librarians (DASL) and held the office of Treasurer for four years.

This article is a plea for all TSTA members to actively support school librarians and counselors by supporting TSTA Legislative Program 4.04 which states:

by supporting TSTA Legislative Program 4.04 which states: Legislation requiring full-time counselors and librarians on

Legislation requiring full-time counselors and librarians on every campus. In addition, legislation requiring limitations on counselor-to-student ratios not to exceed 1:300. This should be a priority for all schools without exception.

In the past 11 years, library staff positions in Dallas ISD have been targeted for reduction. Too many people do not know exactly what a school librarian does. People usually see the librarian as someone who checks out books. Checking books in and out is just one small task a librarian performs--not the purpose of a librarian’s job. This year DASL will be telling the Dallas Community and DISD School Board about the wonderful and important programs going on in Dallas’ school libraries. It is our hope that a positive approach to educating Dallas stake holders about the importance of what librarians do in their schools to teach, guide, and provide for students will result in increased support of school library programs.

This year’s positive advocacy approach was introduced at the November School Board meeting. Our librarian told the Board that over the next few months for

3 minutes each board meeting, they will hear about the wonderful programs and experiences in DISD school libraries. She said that it is DASL’s hope that when the Board hears all that is being taught and the services rendered, members will agree that strong library programs are an important part of our students’ education. She provided the board with a flyer that showed the statistics of how having a certified school librarian positively affects academics and test scores. She confessed that she had been a child that had trouble learning to read, how painfully it affected her, and how having a strong library program helped her to improve thereby catching her up to the other students in her grade.

Why is DASL making such big deal out of advocacy? This year due to budget cuts, all Dallas ISD high schools have only one librarian with the exception of Skyline High School which has 2. Elementary schools with fewer than 251 students have a half time librarian while secondary schools with fewer than 751 students do not have a librarian at all. DASL members are extremely concerned about those students who do not have full-time librarians in their schools. The 2018-2019 DASL moto is “Because every child needs a librarian.” Fortunately, the 2019-2020 Campus Staffing Formula passed at the November School Board Meeting did provide “1 media specialist per campus.” Yet DASL will continue to promote its positive advocacy program. Budgets are created every year. The organization wants to make sure librarians are seen for the important work they do and are not tossed aside.

Dallas ISD will reinstate a librarian in each school next school year, but it is not true everywhere. Over the last several years, many school districts across the nation have been cutting costs by eliminating certified librarian positions and replacing them with clerk positions. This is true in Texas as well. This is why TSTA has in its Legislative Program a push for legislation requiring full-time counselors and librarians on every campus. Libraries need clerks in addition to librarians, not in place of them.

To be a certified school librarian in the State of Texas one must:

have two years teaching experience

hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education

complete an approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP)

successfully complete the School Librarian’s Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES)

Most people are surprised to learn of the requirements for being a school librarian. Why would someone need a Master’s Degree? Why do they need teaching experience? One would need to read the Texas Administrative Code Rule 239.55 Standards Required for the School Librarians Certificate to fully understand the job of a school librarian. There are 6 Standards with a range of 5 to 15 activities each. Instead of reading the Code let’s take a look at the broad overview of a librarian’s job.

Why do librarians need teaching experience? First and foremost, librarians are teachers. In the field of Library Science, school librarians are usually referred to as teacher librarians. Librarians participate in curriculum design, collaborative planning and cooperative teaching. They also teach and promote the ethical use of resources, and promote independent and lifelong learning. These are only a few examples of their teaching responsibilities.

Why would someone need a Master’s Degree? Librarians are responsible for the business side of libraries. Collection development is a huge, time consuming responsibility that requires a specific expertise. Librarians must analyze their collections and manage their budgets to provide the best materials to meet their students’ and faculties’ needs. They must maintain the collection to keep it current. Librarians are media specialists assisting students and faculty with technology questions. They provide instruction about reference and research techniques as well as codes of conduct and ethics in the use of print and electronic resources including the Internet. Yes, they also check out books.

Librarianship is a service field. Teacher librarians serve their school community. Now the librarians need their community to support them. All school personnel should encourage their students to read library books to improve their knowledge, reading skills, and test scores. For those of you who are teachers, please collaborate with your school librarian. Talk to everyone you know about the importance of school librarians and TSTA’s push for legislation requiring full-time librarians on every campus. Yes, do it for the librarians; but mostly do it for the kids. Why? Because Every Child Needs A Librarian.