eNewsletter January 23, 2017

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
In this issue of your ETFO Waterloo Newsletter:

  • Website Update
  • Violence Incident Reporting
  • Cafe et Evaluation!
  • Owl Prowl
  • Equity and Social Justice Book Club
  • Skate with Santa
  • Tis the Season to be Included in the Classroom!
  • Wing Ding - THIS FRIDAY!

Your ETFO-WR website has been redesigned! We look forward to rolling out a TON of new features over the next couple of months. 

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Do you know when to complete an Accident/Incident Report Form for Employees? How about the "Safe Schools Incident Report Form?"

Vice President Jeff Pelich explains the details in a must-read blog post on our website. 

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ETFO Waterloo FSL Committee Presents...
Café et évaluation!

Amuse bouche
iPad apps for assessment

Collaboration en groupe
Networking in focused groups based on panel and program


When: Mon, December 12, 2016
Where: ETFO-WR Office
Time: 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM 

Register here

ETFO Waterloo Environmental Committee Presents...
Owl Prowl

Southwood Secondary School teacher Jason Bracey will teach us about local owls and then we’ll all drive to a nearby location on the rare charitable reserve property. Jason has had a very good response rate when “calling” these nocturnal creatures.

When: Tue, December 13, 2016
Where: Highland Public School, Cambridge
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM  

Register here

The ETFO Waterloo Equity and Social Justice Committee present a book club on Wab Kinew's "The Reason You Walk."

Book club members can expect to receive a personal copy of the book. Registration is very limited.

We will hold two book club discussions, each focusing in a different part of the book.  

Please plan to attend both meetings : 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (4:30 to 6:30 PM)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (4:30 to 6:30 PM)

Register here

ETFO Waterloo Social Committee Presents...
Skate With Santa

When: Thursday, January 19 and Wednesday, February 1
Where: ETFO-WR Office
Time: 4:45 – 6:45 pm

Register now

ETFO Waterloo PL Committee Presents...
Classroom Assessment That Works!

When: Sunday, December 4th
Where: Kitchener Auditorium, Kitchener Kinsmen Rink
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
 Click here for more information or to print a poster.

Register here

Tis The Season to be Included in the Classroom!

"The holiday season is a great opportunity to celebrate equity and inclusion.  With a little creativity and a lot of commitment, classrooms can be places where all students belong.  As educators, being aware that this time of year can also exclude students is a starting point towards building inclusion.  From the emphasis on over-consumption to the assumption that all students observe Christmas, addressing inclusion begins with adopting a critical lens."

Check out these tips to be more inclusive this holiday season by Harmony Movement. 

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This Friday!

ETFO provides the appetizers.  
Members buy their own beverages.


Date: Friday December 2, 2016
Location: Boston Pizza on Ira Needles and Erb St
Time: 4:15-6:00 p.m.

Waterloo Region Dates of Significance
Friday, December 2 - Wing Ding - Boston Pizza Ira Needles and Erb
Sunday, December 4 - Skate with Santa - Register Here
Thursday, December  8 - No Stress Assessment - Register Here
Monday, December 12 - Café et évaluation - Register Here
Tuesday, December 13 - Owl Prowl - Register Here
Tuesday, January 10 - Equity Book Club - Register Here
Thursday, January 19 - Classroom Assessment that Works! - Register Here
February-March - Status of Women Book Club - Registration coming soon!

Provincial Opportunities
January 18-19, 2016 - Visions Program 2017 - Registration closes December 5, 2016.
January 27-28 ETFO Intermediate Conference - Registration closes December 9, 2016.
February 22-24 ...and still we rise conference - Registration closes December 5, 2016.