President’s Message – February 14, 2014

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Congratulations to those in LTOs finishing report cards! I know that this time of the year can be a stressful period. The winter break is over and it seems like we are never getting out of this deep freeze, but we shall persist

A special welcome to the over 200 new Occasional Teachers that were added to our ranks over the last couple weeks. I ask that some of the more veteran OTs and those in LTOs keep an eye out for our newest members and make them feel welcome in our schools.

For those new members that have not picked up their resources from this office, I encourage you to stop in some time, before or after an assignment. Our local office is very central and it is an opportunity for you to visit our space.
If you do decide to drop by, it is best if you give a quick call ahead of time. The address is 130 Highland Rd E, Kitchener. 519-571-0222

Season’s Greetings

I hope this newsletter finds you well and you will be able to find some time to curl up with a warm beverage while you scroll through these articles.

December is a very challenging time in the school year and I encourage all members to remember to keep an “even keel” when dealing with different situations within the school environment. Support could be around the corner in another classroom or only a phone call away to your administrator.

Please remember that you are always welcome to contact the Local office in regards to the collective agreement, or other issues of concern.

Nathan Core
ETFO WROTL President
“Silence never won rights.  They are not handed down from above; they are forced by pressures from below.”   Roger Nash Baldwin