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  • Everyone Counts in the Census

  • Your Voice, Your Vote

  • On the Brink of Something Big

  • Size Matters!

  • Shaping PPS Priorities for SSA Dollars

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    Bargaining Proposal Showcase- March 16 and 18

    UPDATE: Due to school closure, this event is postponed and will be rescheduled.

    Since last May, PAT members have been volunteering ideas for new contract language via email, calls, and through work with the Bargaining Committee. In addition, the Bargaining Team has been meeting to bring all those suggestions together into an Initial PAT Bargaining Proposal.

    SIGN-UP HERE On Monday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 18th, from 4:30 to approximately 6:30, the PAT Bargaining Team will present the PAT initial proposal to PAT MEMBERS ONLY. The presentation will be held here at the PAT. Because space is limited, we ask that you SIGN-UP HERE if you plan to attend.

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    Report Your Building Organizer

    Please report your building organizer by filling out this form. Thank you!

  • Everyone Counts in the 2020 Census

    The Census affects $800 billion in public education funding, and we're asking PAT members to help make sure everyone is counted! 

    One place to start is by reassuring students and families that participation in the census is safe, important, and necessary. If we are successful, our community will receives its fair share of federal and state funding for schools and other critical services.

    We're also asking PAT members to join educators across the country who will be teaching students about the importance of the census during in Statistics in Schools Week, March 2-6, 2020.

    Even if can't participate in Statistics in Schools Week you should check out the extensive collection of lesson plans, maps, coloring pages, word finds, and more on the Census Bureau website. Resources are tailored to different grade levels including:

    Our national union, the National Education Association also has a Census toolkit with similar resources.

    You should also consider sending home a reminder about the census with your students. Flyers are available on the NEA website in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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    New Educator Social- March 13

    UPDATE: Due to school closure, this event has been postponed. 

    New Member Social: Friday, March 13th

    Calling all Educators new to PPS in the past 4 years-
    You are invited to come and meet and mingle with other new educators from across PPS. Come learn more about your union, the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT). You can get your questions answered, play trivia, or just eat, drink, and enjoy a Happy Friday with other educators.

    Date: Friday, March 13th 
    Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
    Place: Great Notion Brewery NW 
    2444 NW 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97210

    Appetizers and drink tickets provided, register here.

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    OEA PAC Convention: March 6th and 7th

    Join us for the 2020 OEA-PAC Convention on March 6th and 7th to help decide Oregon's future leaders and the direction of public education! Meet the candidates for federal and state offices, discuss your priority issues with them, and help determine which candidates OEA PAC will support.

    OEA PAC works to elect pro-public education candidates to public office. The OEA PAC Convention consists of OEA PAC contributors from across the state who convene every two years to endorse candidates running for statewide offices. This year we will hear from candidates running for Secretary of State, Attorney General, Labor Commissioner, and all Congressional seats.  

    All OEA PAC contributors are invited to the OEA PAC Convention: Friday evening, March 6th, and all-day Saturday, March 7th at the Benson Hotel, in downtown Portland.

    If you are an OEA PAC contributor, registration is free. Register here!

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    OEA Workshops: Helping Students Take the Lead in Assessments

    Register NOW to attend sessions covering a variety of assessment topics including the guiding principles that support assessment quality and practical ways to get your students involved. Seminars are facilitated by local classroom teachers and teacher-leaders. The first workshop starts February 10th. Find out more here.

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    SSA Community Conversation: Latin@ Students and Families

    The Portland Association of Teachers is excited to partner with MEChA Students, MELENIO, LATNET and Colegio de Padres to hold a forum to discuss what our students need, and how our schools can better serve them.

    The recent passage of the Student Success Act (SSA) means that additional resources are coming to our schools, with the specific purpose of improving outcomes for students of color. In our forum, we will center Latinx/Chicanx student and parent voices, to inform PAT’s work in bargaining, and to give feedback to the district on their SSA plan.

    We hope to build lasting partnerships between the community groups, parents, and the Portland Association of teachers, to better advocate together for our students. Thursday, February 20 6:30-8 pm Jefferson High School RSVP Here.

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