Dear MEA Members,
Just wanted to give you some information before the vacation starts.
The Survey Monkey results for the No Confidence Vote in DESE were 88% yes to 12% no. 187 members voted.
Our food donation to the Marlborough Food Pantry was extremely large! All the food was delivered on Friday morning. The Food Pantry was so thankful for what we were able to add to their shelves. A big thank you to Amy Gogan for suggesting the idea. Another big thank you to Karol DeAngeli and Alison Hathaway for helping me pick up the food and dropping it off.
December starts off our monthly member raffle. Each month we will have 4 members receiving gift cards to a local business. This month the gift cards are from Vin Bin. Our $10 winners are Paige Doane from Richer, Jeff Gay from Whitcomb and Patrick Kiley from the High School. Our $25 winner is Jason Emanuelson from Jaworek. You will be receiving your gift card through interoffice mail this week.
The Eboard wishes everyone a Happy Holiday, Happy New Year and most importantly a relaxing, restful vacation!
Eileen and the MEA Eboard
If you hold a stipend position on a MEA committee please pass in a time sheet to Kathy DeChane and send it to her at Jaworek so that she can get you your half year stipend.
Our MEA banners were hung outside the ECC to mark the annual National Education Week. A big thank you goes out to Andy White who graciously hangs them for us every year. A picture is attached.
The MTA has asked each district to take a vote of no confidence in DESE. If you receive emails from the MTA then you may have seen the MTA email last week. The Eboard voted this week to bring this to the membership for a vote. A Survey Monkey will be going out for you to look at the letter of no confidence and vote as to whether or not the MEA would be added to the list of locals who have taken a vote of no confidence in DESE.
The Marlborough Food Pantry has seen an increase in the number of families it needs to support this holiday season. The MEA is holding a food drive to support the Pantry. Attached is a flyer with a list of items that are in high demand as well as a link to the website for anyone that would like to make a monetary donation. Boxes will be located at the main offices of every building to start donations as of Monday, December 7th. Whitcomb will have a box at the front, rear and DEC entrances. The boxes will be brought to the Food Pantry on Thursday, December 17th. Thank you for supporting the families with whatever donation you can make.
I hope everyone has a nice weekend!