Educational Support Professionals

Boise Education Association

Fall Newsletter 2014

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Letter From the President

As the snow comes down, I am reminded that each flake is unique… just like the students we serve each and every day. My name is Stephanie Myers and I am the BEA President. Thank you for your patience, support, and care in the job you do. The Boise School District and the Boise Education Association are lucky to have you!

National ESP Day is Wednesday, November 19th… congratulations! We, as teachers, know the importance of every paraprofessional, tutor, food service, bus driver, administrative assistant, custodian, and facilities employee. Thank you!

Please consider becoming an active member of the BEA! We have committees, activities, and meetings where your experience and voice can be a vital part of the Association. Stand together, stand up and speak up for public education!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Stephanie Myers

BEA President

ESP's At Work

IEA Summer Institute

The IEA kicked off another year of their Summer Institute providing workshops, socials and fun for IEA members. This year's event was held at the Boise Center on the Grove. Classes included iPads in the Classroom, Inquiry with the Common Core and Creating community in the Classroom.

ESP Steering Committee members, Mary and Allison Gordon, provided an informational booth at the conference providing materials to members from all over the state about classified staff and how to help them see the benefits of joining their locals. Allison Gordon also provided a workshop on free and fun resources and websites to use in the classroom and was also featured in the Boise Weekly article: Lessons Learned.

BEA ESP's At Work

ESP Meet 'n Greet

We had a great Meet 'n Greet at On the Border on September 23rd. Lots of new and veteran ESP's arrived for fun, food and drinks. We had a couple of raffle winners as well. Robin Zoener from Grace Jordan walked away with a $10 gift card just for inviting fellow staff members and Mara Littrell won a $25 gift card for signing up that day. We hope to see more support staff next year.

National ESP Day - November 19th

National Education Support Professionals day is coming up on Wednesday, November 19th. It was first celebrated in 1987 after the NEA's Representative Assembly created a day to honor school support staff.

Thank you for all of the hard work you do and know that you are appreciated. For more information check out the article about ESP Day on the NEA's site by clicking here.

Volunteer at the Idaho Food Bank

Saturday, Jan. 24th 2015 at 9am

3562 S Tk Ave

Boise, ID

The ESP Committee will be working at the Idaho Food Bank on Saturday, Jan. 24th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and have CHALLENGED certified teachers to fill our slots for the 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. shift. Contact Stephanie Myers for more information.

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ESP Shirts Available

Want to show some association spirit? Than click here to go to our online site to order a new ESP, originally designed, shirt and mail your check to the IEA/BEA building through the school mail.

Next ESP Committee Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 4th, 4:30pm

620 N 6th St

Boise, ID

Upcoming Events

BEA ESP Google Calendar of Events

BEA ESP Steering Committee

-BEA President, Stephanie Myers
-BEA Executive Director, Kathy Yamamoto

-Chair, Gena Harris, Hawthorne
-Debra Brown, Horizon
-Mary Gordon, Retired
-Bev Harrigfeld, Horizon
-Jeanine Rishel, South
-Allison Gordon, DSC
-Nick Stienmetz, F & O
-Kathy Pierce, Hillside

Newsletter Editor:

-Allison Gordon