It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our retiring PAT/PPS educators. This is not the retirement you deserved: unable to see your students and unable to celebrate with your colleagues.
In recognition of your years of service, the PAT Membership Committee will be personally delivering potted plants to your homes throughout the week - so please don’t be alarmed if you see a stranger on your porch!
This is not a farewell newsletter, this is our attempt at saying, “welcome back!” You have now graduated from PPS/PAT educator to PPS/PAT retired educator and you are now eligible to join the PAT retiree group- PMAE-Retired (Portland Metro Area Educators- Retired). If you are interested in joining, please contact Ray Johnson, the Vice-President of PMAE-Retired, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of all your fellow union members at the Portland Association of Teachers, we wish to thank you for all your years of service. You have enriched the lives of our Portland Public School students and families. Thank you again, and best wishes for your retirement.