Limestone Local

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Court Ruling Against Bill 115 Secures Charter Rights of Every Worker

April 22nd, 2016

Court Ruling Against Bill 115 Secures Charter Rights of Every Worker:
OFL Calls on Premier Wynne to Bring Balance and Fairness to Labour Laws
(TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauded yesterday’s Ontario Superior Court ruling upholding the collective bargaining rights of educational workers, including their right to strike. Hon. Justice Thomas Lederer …

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Do You Teach Literacy? Bring any Text to Life!

April 20th, 2016

Join Margaret Boersma in the “Living Inside a Story” workshop!  Experience a story in “first person” through collaborative problem solving strategies, which deepen intrinsic learning.  Prepare to have fun as we read, write and experience from inside a text.  Questioning, perspective taking, inferring and making connections are Language Arts components we will be addressing.  Strategies can be …

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MAY DAY MARCH AND FREE BBQ: Sunday, May 1st, 2016

April 20th, 2016

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Noon: Free BBQ in Skeleton Park
1 pm: March Downtown

On May 1st, 1886, 40,000 workers in Chicago—and half a million across the United States—participated in a three-day general strike demanding an eight-hour work day. A week-long struggle resulted between protesters and police, and ultimately eight protesters were arrested, convicted without evidence, and executed. …

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Critical Staffing Dates 2016

April 15th, 2016

The following documents and list of dates was provided by the Limestone District School Board.
Link to the original Critical Staffing document: critical-staffing-dates-2016
Family of Schools List: family-of-schools-listings
Surplus and Returning from Leave Form: surplus-return-from-leave-form-appendix-d-jan-2016
Teacher Requested Transfer Form: teacher-request-transfer-form-appendix-c-january2c-2016

Critical Staffing Dates 2016:


Action Item

By March 1

Posting of Elementary Seniority List in all school sites

March 24

Information session …

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Congratulations to Newly Elected and Returning Executive: 2016-2018 Term

April 15th, 2016

The ETFO Limestone Local held their Annual General Meeting and Executive Elections last evening.  Thanks to all the candidates who put the time and energy into running for a position.  Our greatest congratulations to our Newly Elected and Returning Executive Members for the 2016-2018 Term:
President:  Mike Lumb
1st Vice President: Debi Wells
2nd Vice President: Jane Roberts
Secretary: …

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Motions to the ETFO Limestone Local Annual Meeting: Apr 14, 2016

March 30th, 2016

Motion to the ETFO Limestone Local Annual Meeting.
April 14, 2016
The following document is a copy (of the original document) that has been reformatted for the website.  The official legal (paper) version is available by clicking the link below - or - by contacting the Local Executive:
Motion 1:
Current wording:
Federation means the provincial …

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Notice of Elections Nominations Recieved

March 5th, 2016

Nominations received by the ETFO Limestone - Elections Officer
(Nominations are now CLOSED, updated as of Apr 07, 2016: 9:00 pm):
President: Mike Lumb
1st Vice-President: Debi Wells
{*} 2nd Vice-President: Cindy Harvey, Jane Roberts
{*} Treasurer: Dave McLatchie, Eric Jacques
{*} Secretary: April Elliott, Allison Belyea
Collective Bargaining Co-Chairs (female): Nancy Grew;
Collective Bargaining Co-Chairs (male): Stephane Charron
{*} Status of Women: Beth Pye, Aileen …

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Notice of Elections: Request for Nominations

February 28th, 2016

Notice of Elections
Request for Nominations
The Limestone Local of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario is seeking candidates for the following Executive positions, to be decided by election at the Annual Meeting, Thursday, April 14, 2016.

1st Vice President
2nd Vice President

Collective Bargaining Co-Chairs (female/male) Equity
Occupational Health & Safety
Political Action
Professional …

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Applications for Parents Reaching Out Grants Now Open

February 16th, 2016

Applications for Parents Reaching Out Grants Now Open
Ontario Supporting School Councils and Community Group Projects
February 16, 2016 12:00 P.M.
Ministry of Education

Ontario is helping parents get more involved in their children’s education by supporting local parent-led projects that encourage student learning and promote well-being.
Grant applications for the 2016-17 school year are now open and will be …

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Members of ETFO advised not to participate in two OCT surveys

January 30th, 2016

There are 2 surveys from the Ontario College of Teachers currently being conducted. Members of ETFO are advised not to participate in either survey.
Members’ Survey Regarding Coroner’s Jury Recommendation on Attestation
The Ontario College of Teachers has sent emails to some members with the subject line “Members’ Survey Regarding Coroner’s Jury Recommendation on Attestation”. The College …

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