NBFT Local 871 - June 2018 - Volume 71, Issue 4
Thank you all for your support this year and enjoy your summer break! I am here for you and available by phone and e-mail all summer. -Sal
NBFT Local 871 Holds Annual Retirement Party
NBFT Scholarship Winners
Chester Yahn Memorial
Caitlin Gray - Daughter of Stephen Gray of Smalley Elementary and Mary Gray of Lincoln Elementary. Caitlin is a member of the Newington High School Class of 2018 and will attend the University of Utah in the fall.
Sophie Banasiak Memorial
Dylan Morrell - Son of Patrick Morrell of NBHS and Dayle Morrell. Dylan is a member of the Plainville High School Class of 2018 and will attend Eastern Connecticut State University in the fall.
Nina Saltzman Memorial
Juliette Linares - Daughter of Peter and Ivette Garcia-Linares of Vance School. Juliette is a member of the Valley Regional High School Class of 2018 and will attend Seton Hall University in the fall.
Chester Yahn Memorial
Sophie Banasiak Memorial
Pictures of Retirees In Attendance and Guests at the Party
The NBFT and the NBFP Partner Again to Put on Workshop
Compiled by Jennifer Meister
The Union extends its condolences to the following staff members:
Dan Broderick (HALS) on the passing of his mother; Carally McKeever-Deleon (Districtwide Music) on the passing of her mother; to the family and friends of Doreen Pittenger (Retired from the Alternative Center) on her passing; Marlene Calandra (Smith) and Melissa Simard (NBHS) on the passing of their mother; Andrea Russo (NBHS) on the passing of her mother; Kit Moya (Diloreto) on the passing of his mother-in-law and his brother; Maria Donnelly (Diloreto) on the passing of her father-in-law; Marc Wesoly (NBHS) on the passing of his grandfather and Debra Rich (NBHS) on the passing of her mother.
The Union extends congratulations to the following members:
Emily Dinsmore (Holmes) on her marriage; Joanna Caneshi (Diloreto) on her marriage; Brittany Bonanno (Northend) on her impending marriage this summer; Heather Hines (Northend) on her impending marriage this summer; Teresa Monfredo (Chamberlain) on her impending marriage this summer; Lauren Marciniak (Chamberlain) on her impending marriage this summer; Debra Rich (NBHS) impending marriage this summer and John Church (NBHS) impending marriage this summer.
The Union extends congratulations to the following member:
Sean Martin (Homes) on the birth of his son; Kathryn Mena (Northend) on the birth of her son; Melissa Flaherty (Northend) expecting this summer; Jeff Marino (SCA) on the birth of his son; Nicole Dery (Diloreto) on the birth of her son and Marc Wesoly (NBHS) on the birth of his daughter.
The Union extends well wishes to the following staff members:
Jennifer Zangrandi (Smith) on her recovery from surgery; Mike Titor (NBHS) on his continued recovery and Deirdre Falla (Diloreto) as she fights cancer.
Please forward any welfare news to Jennifer Meister at firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Joan Cromwell
To our newest retirees: Congratulations! You will be receiving a letter in September asking if you would like to join the NBFT Retirees group. There is a small fee so you can receive all the Spotlights and retiree specific information throughout the year. There will also be an invitation to our Fall luncheon. We get together traditionally in the fall, during the Christmas season and in the spring. We hope you will consider joining us! Believe me, you won't feel retired until August comes and you don't have to attend convocation, any professional development or set up a classroom. Enjoy your summer and hopefully we will see you at our first get-together in the fall.
For our current retirees: For those who did not attend our first ever cook-out at Tunxis Plantation Country Club, you missed a good time and we missed you. What a wonderful venue for a cook-out. The food was great and it was a very relaxed setting. If we do it again, please consider attending. Once again, thanks for your participation and support over the past year and we are hoping you will sign up again in September to be a part of your very special group. Have a great summer!
Retirees please forward any information you would like added to Joan Cromwell at the NBFT Headquarters (See below for contact information).
This has been the worst year I have ever had in my educational career. From increasing demands at all levels, a complete and total lack of respect from my students (and others to remain nameless....) to the mental anguish I face everyday as I reluctantly shut the car off, breathe deep and bravely walk into the building. I know summer is upon us but I just cannot seem to recharge my batteries enough to make it through every year! What can I do?
Boy do I hear you! Fed feels the same way at the end of a long and arduous school year. A lot of kitschy platitudes could be used to respond to you but Fed will somewhat refrain. The only answer to what can I do? lies within you. Only you know what can make you feel fulfilled and ready to take on a new school year. Fed would like you to remember that your Union is here for you! No matter how many times you are transferred, reassigned, made to move your classroom, adopt another set of must-do acronyms, dole out yet another standardized test, attend another faculty/data/professional development /department meeting, downsized, upsized, redistricted, redesigned; we are in this together and we'll be there for you! Try your best to have a restful summer and we will see you in August.....or not!! It's up to you!
Please Report Name Changes!
V,P, High School
V.P. Middle School
V.P’s Elementary Schools
Jackie Escales and Stephen Gray