Teacher Times #16
December 21, 2015
Birthdays of the Week
Jose Alvarez 12/21
Ben Borenstein 12/26
Robin Konigsberg 12/28
Domenic Branca 1/1
Eric Krakauer 1/3
Ewelina Kazberuk 1/6
Jashaun Sadler 1/7
Trips with Students who Receive Bus Services
Students who have bus service to and from school on a regular basis must be the first students accounted for when returning from a school-sanctioned trip.
· Students who receive bus services must be clearly indicated on attendance lists that go with a chaperone(s) and are left behind at TAPCo.
· Upon returning from a trip, the chaperone(s) in charge of the trip must confirm that students who receive bus services are delivered to the assigned staff member who takes students to their bus.
Pics Of The Week
Grant opportunities are posted on the Grants website (you can visit the page on any computer using this link). This week’s highlights include:
Teacher's Choice Program Key Dates
The Teacher's Choice Program provides an opportunity for eligible school staff members to purchase instructional materials and supplies for use in their classrooms. Teacher’s Choice funds were issued to program participants in their paycheck on November 30. You or a designee should share the following information and upcoming key dates, which are earlier than in past years, with your staff:
Guidelines for Holiday Displays
Please be aware of and sensitive to the significance of seasonal observances and religious holidays as you work to foster mutual understanding and respect for your community’s diverse religious, racial, ethnic, and cultural heritages. Public schools may not endorse or promote a particular religion or belief system. As we head into the holiday season, please share these guidelines regarding the display of cultural and holiday symbols with your staff:
Reminder Regarding Holiday Gifts
During this holiday season, we extend to you our thanks for your public service. We also want to remind you of the public trust we all hold as City employees. As part of that trust, you may not accept gifts or favors in connection with your City employment.
Violations of these rules impact trust in government. Violations may also result in serious penalties for you personally. Therefore, we want to remind you of the prohibition against gifts or favors and ask you to help inform and remind your colleagues of these rules to assist them in avoiding problems as well. Key rules to remember include:
It is our job collectively as City servants to uphold the public trust New Yorkers have placed in us. Thank you for all you do to serve the people of this great City, and best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year.