PMCT Wins NYSUT Solidarity Grant

The Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers is proud to announce that it has won a New York State United Teacher’s Solidarity Grant.   Our executive board designed a strategic plan in 2015 that focused on building member engagement and building stronger coalitions within our community.  Through the hard work of our Political Action Chair, Syndee Zegel and past PMCT secretary, Linda Nowicki, a grant was written to help fund our plan.   The $15,000 award will be used to build member engagement through the use of “PMCT TV”.  Each faculty room will have an LCD display installed and a continuous loop of information will be available for members to view so as to keep up to date.  Also, each faculty room will have a bulletin board installed that will be dedicated to keeping  the PMCT up to date with pertinent information

The plan also calls for ways to work with our community groups.  Each elementary teacher will be providing note pads to the parents of their students to keep the lines of communication open. Teachers will also be using new stationary purchased through the grant for parent/teacher communication.  Along with the Chamber of Commerce, we’ll provide educational activity books branded with a PMCT Logo for a “Safe Halloween Event”.  Finally, our local will construct a float for use in local parade events.

The PMCT is dedicated to meeting the needs of both its members and the community: working together to educate the whole child.

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These bulletin boards are in faculty rooms in all our buildings to keep members informed.

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These TV’s are in faculty rooms in our buildings highlighting all our activities.

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Notepads were given to all K-5 parents at open house nights.

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A tweet from a happy parent thanking us for the notepad.

 

Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk – Sunday Oct. 23, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016
at Suffolk County Community College – Riverhead Campus.
Walker check-in: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Walk begins: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Please check in at the NYSUT Suffolk table when you arrive.

Proudly wear your Patchogue-Medford Breast Cancer T-shirt.
(To receive a T-shirt your $10.00 donation and T-shirt order form must be given to your Building Outreach Rep. by Friday, September 30th.)
You can also wear your PMCT T-shirt/apparel
or Pat-Med colors!


DIRECTIONS FOR ON-LINE DONATIONS
1. Go to: www.makingstrideswalk.org
2. Go to: DONATE
3. Enter: PMCT Outreach
4. Click on: DONATE (in green)

Donations can be made online, or if you prefer, you can give
your donation to the Outreach Rep. in your building.
Checks made payable to the American Cancer Society.

A Making Strides Walk will also be taking place on Sunday,
October 16, 2016 at Jones Beach. PMCT Outreach Chairs will be present at this event. Please stop in to say hello and join us for snacks.
(You will also have the opportunity to hand in cash donations at the NYSUT tent on this date.)

http://patmedteachers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Making-Strides-Walk-Flyer-.pdf – Click to see the flyer

Pat-Med Welcomes 39 New Teachers

On August 24-25, 2016, 39 new teachers started their Pat-Med Careers at New Teacher Orientation. They were welcomed by Superintendent, Dr Michael Hynes, and PMCT President, Beth Warnken. Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Joey Cohen, put together an informative and welcoming two day orientation that included a bus ride around the district to all our buildings. PMCT provided breakfast and lunch on the first day. At lunch on the first day the new teachers met their PMCT mentors/buddies, and headed off to see their buildings and classrooms. PMCT looks forward to a long and collaborative future with all our new members.

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