Classroom Management for the OT – Oct 6 & Nov 3

The Professional Learning Committee is pleased to present our first workshop of the year!  Come out and join Sylvia van Campen to explore classroom management techniques geared for occasional teachers. A light meal will be provided.  Vegetarian options will be available.

Please note that this is a 2 day event.  Participants will be expected to attend both sessions.

  • Session 1: Monday, October 6, 2014 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Session 2: Monday, November 3, 2014 4:30 pm TO 7:30 pm

The workshop will take place at the Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers Office, 130 Highland Road East, Kitchener, ON.

Parking can be limited, but additional spaces are available behind the building.  Childcare subsidy is available by request.

To register go to:

Hoping to see you there,

The PL Committee

Staffroom Thursday – 5 Minute Fillers

Our first Staff Room Thursday of the school year will be held TOMORROW at 4:30pm at the WROTL  office (130 Highland Rd E, Kitchener). The topic of discussion will be “5 Minute Fillers” which are short games and activities you can play with any class when you seem to have extra time at the end of a lesson or just need an energizer.

Staff Room Thursday is an informal gathering for OT’s to meet and share ideas or ask questions. There is no registration, so just come out and meet some new people! A light snack will be provided.

See you there!



PL Committee Member



2014/2015 Updates

We are currently in the process of updating membership records (removing OTs, updating LTO information, changing address information, etc..)

The September newsletter will be coming in the mail next week. Items and topics will include:

  • President’s Message
  • Collective Bargaining and Health and Safety Update
  • 2014-2015 Lanyard Cut-Out
  • 2014-2015 Daytimer (write down those job numbers!)
  • WRDSB Health and Safety training Information
  • Tim’s Meet and Greet Schedule
  • OT FAQ
  • Municipal Elections
  • Summer ETFO Annual General Meeting

As always, do not hesitate to give us a call or a ring!

-Nathan Core, President

Timmy’s Meet & Greet – Sept 17

Celebrate the return of the “Tim’s Meet and Greet”

Come join us for an after school social to ask questions, or just to keep in touch.

Drop in and join Judy Cutts and other executive members for a beverage and a treat!

  • When: September 17th between 3:45 p.m. until about 5:00 p.m.
  • Where?  The Tim’s near the corner of University St E and Bridge St W .

You don’t need to have a question or an issue – there’s always lots to talk about!




Back to School Breakfast – Sat., Sept 6

Celebrate the Beginning of a New School Year

Join us for the Welcome Back to School Breakfast

at Oscar’s Restaurant
835 Victoria Street North
Saturday September 6th, 2013 at 9:30am

Take time to reconnect with colleagues while enjoying a delightful breakfast in a relaxing atmosphere. We can discuss upcoming negotiations, new LTOs, Daily OT tips, or simply socialize

Please RSVP to by 3pm on Friday, September 5th so that we may let the restaurant know how many to expect.

  • Cost: $5.00 per person, payable at the restaurant.

Check out the menu at

Sponsored by ETFO-WROTL and your PA/PR Committee

Tickets not required. ETFO WROTL will subsidize members’ breakfasts.