Monthly Archives: February 2016

Coffee & Kids Kick-off!

coffee-and-kids-logoWe hosted our first ever “Coffee & Kids” drop in this morning and are ready to make it a regular occurrence.

The last Wednesday in every month, parents and kids can drop into out WROTL office to enjoy coffee and company, and chat about the latest news in education.

Next meeting will be Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10:30 am at our WROTL office. Hope to see you there. If you don’t have kids and want to drop in, you are welcome to join us.


Upcoming Events – 2016

Upcoming Events

  • February 29 – Parent and Me Drop-In
  • March 1 and Ongoing – Equity & Social Justice Committee Book Club
  • March 3 – Nutrition Workshop:  Register here.
  • March 5 – International Women’s Day Luncheon
  • March 23 – Math Inquiry Workshop
  • March 29 – Tim Horton’s Meet & Greet (Homer Watson & 401) 3:45-5pm
  • March 31 – Islamophobia Workshop
  • April 18 – Tim Horton’s Meet & Greet (University & Fischer-Hallman)
  • April 22 – Carousel of Workshops
  • May 2 – Making Math Happen Workshop
  • May 19 – Local Annual General Meeting

Registration information for workshops will follow closer to the date!


OTF Webinars

otfCheck out the OTF Connects March Webinar offerings – supporting teachers in the area of mathematics and in the use of technology!

Created for teachers by teachers, OTF Connects webinars address a wide variety of topics across grade levels. Our easy-to-use webinar technology provides you and your colleagues with free, effective PD accessible from home or your mobile device. Join colleagues from across the province to learn and share together. OTF Connects adds new webinars regularly – please keep checking the calendar for new sessions.

For more information or to see a full calendar of events click here to go to the OTF website.

T4 Slips – Self Service Portal

t4The 2015 T4’s will be located by logging into:

Click once on the Self Service Portal option.  Next, log in using your PAL username and password.  Then select T4 and T4A.  Click on the letters T4 beside the year 2015.  Once the document opens, you can print the T4.

Only electronic copies will be provided unless employees make a request for a printed copy. Requests for printed copies of 2015 T4’s must be sent via Waterworks to “T4 Request”.

Those staff members currently on a full leave of absence, and staff that have retired or resigned from the Board, will receive a printed copy of their 2015 T4 at the current employee address on record, via Canada Post.

T4A’s, will be printed and mailed as required.

In the event you are unable to access the Self Service portal, please log a help desk ticket with the Board’s IT Department at:

Day of Pink – April 13th

pink-kindnessApril 13, 2016 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.

Celebrate diversity by wearing pink and challenge stereotypes with special activities on that day.


EasyConnect Question & Answer Session – Wed., March 2, 2016

We have compiled some of the more common EasyConnect questions and put together an FAQ.  Click here to access the fact sheets.

We are aware that some people are still waiting for some of their pre-booked jobs to appear in their EasyConnect Accepted Postings tab.  Please be patient with this process as they are manually being transferred over by someone at the board office (Subfinder and EasyConnect are not connected).  If you are concerned about any specific jobs, contact the administrator at the school to verify they still need you for that job.

Also remember to go into The Calendar and update your availability, especially if you are in an LTO.

If you still have questions about the EasyConnect system, our office is hosting a Question & Answer Session:

  • When:  Wednesday March 2, 2015
  • Time: 4:30pm
  • Where: WROTL Office (130 Highland Rd East)
  • Registration: Just Drop-In

5th Annual Carousel of Workshops – April 22, 2016

carousel-titleThe PL Committee is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Carousel of Workshops!  This year, the Carousel of Workshops will be held April 22, 2016 which is this year’s ETFO PD Day.  Please watch for more information about the event.

Anyone in an LTO at the time of the Carousel will be required to attend for at least half the day.  The other half of the day may be used for self-directed assessment, evaluation and planning (in your classroom or at school).

Daily Occasional Teachers are also invited to attend.

Lunch will be available to anyone that is attending for the entire day.