I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
I was approached recently with an amazing offer. A parent from the district has offered to assist teachers in scheduling vaccination appointments. Her name is Katie Adams and she has 3 elementary school students at Goodnow. Her children attended Richer previously.
Knowing teachers do not have the time to be on a website waiting for hours in order to schedule appointments she is willing to do this for anyone that needs the help. Katie has already scheduled appointments for several teachers. She has other parents who would be willing to assist her if the response for appointments is more than one person can handle.
Some personal information may be needed as some of the sites ask for insurance information (company, ID number, subscriber name). This all depends on the sites that are used. Kaite is finding that she can bypass the insurance information on most sites but there are some that do require it to make the initial appointment.
After talking with Katie we thought initially any interested teacher could contact her directly through email. If there is a large response to this then we might need to set up a Google form or Sign-up Genius page to make sure everyone is taken care of.
Katie's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact her if you would like help in scheduling an appointment.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at email@example.com.
This is the link to a story about the Adopt a Teacher for Vaccine Appointments that sparked Katie's interest.
Take care and be well!
Dear MEA Members,
I hope this email finds you well!
Here are a few updates for you.
I hope everyone had a restful week off!
I don't have any real information over the announcement DESE made regarding students returning to school full-time in April. I spoke with the Superintendent on Tuesday and we have started to discuss reconvening the negotiation teams to begin talking about how this DESE decision affects MPS. As more information is known it will be communicated. Our MTA field rep has already reached out and is ready to assist us when needed.
The MEA February raffle was gift cards to Kennedy's Market in Marlborough. The winners were Maura Jones (Kane), Nicole Majowicz (Jaworek), Shauna Delaney (Whitcomb) and Doug Tocio (High School). There will be another raffle in March.
The March Eboard meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, March 2nd.
Here are the survey results for In Person Teaching and Hybrid Teaching. Thank you to those that took the time to fill the surveys out.
We have not yet been able to schedule a general meeting of the MEA and are hoping that members would be available on Thursday, February 4th. A 75-minute meeting will be held to give general information and updates, as well as to address the concerns and questions of members. The meeting will begin with updates and general information and then address pre-submitted questions taken from this survey. Due to everyone’s busy and hectic schedules, please limit your question to one so we can limit any repetition and be able to address as many members’ questions as possible. The meeting will conclude with the chat being open for new questions. Your survey responses will help to set the agenda and know who should be invited to present at the meeting. This survey is open until Thursday, January 28th at 5pm.
An agenda and meeting link will be sent out the week of February 1st.
Thank you and take care!
Eileen Barry and Brendan St. George