PMCT Float at Patchogue’s Annual Parade – Saturday, November 25, 2017

On Saturday November 25, 2017 the beautiful PMCT Twelve Days of Christmas sleigh made it’s way down Patchogue’s Main Street at the village’s annual Christmas Parade.   The PMCT Sleigh was designed and created by the PMCT Outreach Chairpeople, Nadine Scalzo and Kerri Simeone.  A crew of talented executive board members and PMCT members helped hammer, nail, paint and decorate the float.  The final float was a holiday hit at the parade.   PMCT members, along with PMHS Key Club members, handed out pencils to children along the route while some of their own children rode on the float.  Thanks to all our members who joined in to help celebrate our amazing community and kick off the holiday season.

PMCT Family BBQ 2017

PMCT’s first Family Barbecue on, September 30, 2017, was a great event.  Attendees didn’t let weather get in the way of their fun.  There were burgers, drinks, henna tattoos, cotton candy, “water” slides, and great camaraderie.  As you can see in the pictures below everyone had an enjoyable day.  Thanks to PMCT Membership Chairperson, Cheryl Baker, for all her planning to make this such a memorable event.

 

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Congratulations and Thanks to the Class of 2017 PMCT Retirees

American Historian, Henry Adams, once said, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”  PMCT would like to thank the Class of 2017 retiring teachers for their hard work and dedication in teaching the students of the Patchogue-Medford School District throughout the years. We know their influence and legacy will live on in their students’ minds and throughout the school district. Our deepest congratulations on your retirement!

The 2017 retirees are:  Donna Bartolomeo, Robert Borowski, Victoria Brown, Barbara Cioffi, Stuart Cohen, Laura Ann Davis, Theresa Dolan, Elizabeth Galligan, Mary Lou Giacobbe, Maria Grimaldi, Kathleen Kay, Stephen Molinaro, Kevin Ray, Patricia Stavdal and Paula Tito

 

PMCT Pickets in Support of Clare Rose Teamsters Strike

On Wednesday May 10, 2017 dozens of Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers members joined the picket line in Yaphank to support the union workers from Clare Rose who are fighting for a fair contract.

Clare Rose is a distributor of Anheuser Busch products including Budweiser, Bud Light, Heineken, Stella, Blue Point, Michelob, Dos Equis, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Natural Light.  The company has proposed a contract with DRASTIC cuts to pay, pension and benefits.  The drivers are starting their third week on strike.

The Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers encourages all members to BOYCOTT all the products mentioned above.

 

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PMCT Recognized for Social Justice at 2017 NYSUT RA

PMCT President, Beth Warnken, was presented with the Ken Kurzweil Social Justice Recognition Award at the NYSUT RA held on April 7-8, 2017 in New York City.

The Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in social justice issues. In 2016, they demonstrated this by:

Educating their colleagues, students and community about the dangers of domestic abuse.

Advocating for educational justice. n Supporting initiatives to combat hunger and poverty.

Demonstrating labor solidarity.

Championing women’s issues, history and rights.

Championing racial justice.

This award was created as a result of a resolution passed at the 2016 NYSUT RA. The award recognizes those locals that have made a collective and sustained contribution to promoting social justice and human rights during the previous year. The award is named after longtime NYSUT Civil and Human Rights Committee Member and activist Ken Kurzweil, who spent years educating fellow NYSUT members and the local community on civil rights, social justice and human rights issues.

The PMCT delegates who attended the RA were Beth Warnken – President, Kevin Toolan – Vice-President, Alicia Connelly-Foster –  Secretary, June Gagnon – Elementary Vice President and Syndee Zegel – Political Action Chairperson.

 

 

 

Kevin Toolan, Beth Warnken and June Gagnon are the ION in the picture above.

PMCT Joins the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools Day of Action on January 19, 2017

We support Public Education!

We want the US Secretary of Education to be an educator!

Devos would be devastating to public Education!

We believe in public schools for EVERY student!

We support our schools!

We want our legislators to VOTE NO for Betsy Devos @senatorSchumer @SenGillibrand

PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE FOR ALL CHILDREN! WE MUST SUPPORT THEM!

#WearRed4Ed


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PMCT Express a Holiday Delight at the Patchogue Christmas Parade

On Saturday November 26, 2016 the beautiful PMCT Express Float made it’s way down Patchogue’s Main Street at the town’s annual Christmas Parade.   The PMCT Express was designed and created by the PMCT Outreach Chairpeople, Nadine Scalzo and Kerri Simeone.  A crew of talented executive board members and PMCT members helped hammer, nail, paint and decorate the float.  The final float was a holiday hit at the parade.   PMCT members, along with PMHS Key Club members, handed out pencils to children along the route while some of their own children rode on the float.  Thanks to all our members who joined in to help celebrate our amazing community and kick off the holiday season!

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Thanks to the PMHS Key Club for their help handing out Candy and Pencils!

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PMCT Float at Patchogue’s Annual Parade – Saturday, November 26, 2016

Patchogue-Medford teachers are excited to get into the holiday spirit with their beautiful new float at Patchogue’s Village’s 54th Annual “Christmas Parade”.    We can’t wait to see all our students and parents on the parade route.   Below you can see some of the pictures from the float construction process.  Thanks to all our float builders!!

The parade is on Main Street from 6-8PM on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

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