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Garden Grove Education Association
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President: Kelly Nolan, Electronic AdNotes – November 2, 2018
12966 Euclid Street #100, Garden Grove (714) 638-7480 www.ggea.org
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GGEA is an association of educators who advocate
for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve.


Go to ggea.org to learn about your professional organization
Wear your GGEA BLUE on Tuesdays to show your GGEA PRIDE!

Save the Dates:

 
 
     
 
 
 
 
Personal Necessity Leave (PN days)
 
  No offense to any teacher but if you ask almost any kindergarten teacher they can tell you how many days we've been in school. I think it's a little under 50. Are you tired? Need a break? Did you know that you are allowed ten (10) days of accumulated sick leave annually for the purposes of personal necessity? Any of the ten (10) days may be used for reasons of compelling personal importance. For specific contract language see Article 11.3 in your GGEA contract.  
 
 
 
Executive Director Retiring 
 
 
December 21st will be GGEA's Executive Director, Armon Akerboom's last day, as he will be retiring.  Please save the date: Friday, December 14th when we will be celebrating this milestone with him. More news to follow
 
 
 
 
CTA/CalStrs Retirement Workshop
 
  Is retirement in your near future?  Orange Service Center will be holding a CalStrs retirement workshop at the OUEA Office, 1224 Katella Ave., Suite 203, Orange, CA on November 15th from 3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.  Registration deadline is November 12, 2018.  If you are interested please RSVP to https://bit.ly2J7dmqk or http://www.cta-oscc.org/forms/OSCC_Retirement_Flyer%20-%2011.15.18.pdf  
 
 
 
Holiday Canned Food Drive
 
 
GGEA's Community Action Committee is conducting a holiday canned food drive to help our local Elks' Club. If you've been collecting them at your school please bring your canned foods to the segment meeting on Tuesday, November 13
 
 
 
 
Retro Pay Reminder
 
 
Per the GGUSD business department retro for the retirees will be paid on the same schedule and time line as the other GGEA members. For those who retired as of June 30, 2018, their retro will be paid on November 30, 2018.  They will receive hard checks, not direct deposit.

OCDE retirement notified the business department that for STRS retirement reporting purposes, they will have to split the Certificated retro payment (1% and 2%) to two different reporting periods. The initial plan was to pay it all (increase and all retro) on the November check. They will now pay the increased monthly amount, along with the 1% retro on the November payroll, and pay the 2% retro on December payroll cycle (paid on January 2nd) .
 
 
 
 
NEA Directors' Newsletter
 
  Find out what's going on nationally in education: http://www.ggea.org/assets/documents/NEABoardReports/Current_NEA_Board_Report.pdf  
 
 
 
CalRTA (California Retired Teacher's Association)
 
 
Grant deadline to apply for CalRTA's second Teacher Grant Program is November 7. Recipients will be chosen randomly...25 grants...$100 each...30 second online application! All active teachers are encouraged to apply https://www.facebook.com/CalRTA/?sk=app_1021337678028206f
 
 
 
 
News About Your CTA Endorsed Plan
 
 
As of September 1st, there are two new benefits for those on an approved disability claim: New Student Loan Benefit and New Cancer Benefit. You can get up to $200 a month toward student loan debt and up to $200 a month toward cancer care at no added cost with a qualifying disability claim. To learn more, go to the following link: https://www.CTAMemberBenefits.org/Disablity
 
 
 
 
GGEA Advocate
 
  Click on the following link to view the online September issue of the Advocate: http://www.ggea.org/assets/documents/Advocate/2018_Sept.pdf  
 
 
 
2018/2019 CTA Statewide Conferences
 
  **New Educator Weekend (South)**  Only 2 spots left!  
  While it seems like this conference is far away, December will be here before you know it.  This conference is for educators in their first three years in the profession. It is being held in San Diego, December 14-16, 201. Space is extremely limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Registration has begun and fills up fast. If you're interested in finding out more information call the GGEA office.

The California Teachers Association hosts statewide conferences designed to provide knowledge and skills for members as they go about doing the work of the organization.  To learn more about what conferences are available go to
www.CTAGO.org for more information.  If you see one you're interested in call the GGEA office to sign up.
 
 
 
 
FYI - Evaulation Process
 
  If you are being evaluated this year pursuant to the contract or principal discretion, remember these:
  • by December 10 - First observation must be completed.
  • by March 15 - Employee may be given a Recommended Improvements Form.
  • by May 1 - Evaluation conference must be held.
  • by May 15 - Employee shall be given a written summary of the conference.
 
 
 
 
Win A School Lounge Makeover
 
 
California Casualty's $7,500 School Lounge Makeover is Back for CTA Members.  Enter at www.newschoollounge.com/cta You can see how previous School Lounge Makeovers have transformed these California schools at https://mycalcas.com/2018caslm
 
 
 
 
REMINDERS
 
 
Attorney Available at the GGEA Office
 
  GGEA provides our members with the opportunity to meet with an attorney for 30 minutes about non-job related issues free of charge. This is on a first come, first served basis. Please call the GGEA office if you wish to schedule an appointment.  
 
 
 
Join the GGEA Facebook Page
 
  To join, Facebook members search for "Garden Grove Education Association" and ask to join the group. This is a great way to get up to date information. Allow our administrators 24-48 hours to accept your request. If you are concerned about privacy, please make sure your own Facebook page has privacy settings adjusted before joining GGEA Facebook. Here you can read education articles, see GGEA activities, and share your ideas.    
 
 
 

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Together Everyone Achieves More
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Contact Information:GGEA President: Tina Gustin-Gurney phone: 714-638-7480
fax: 714-638-9167
email: President, Kelly Nolan - president@ggea.org
    Executive Director, Armon Akerboom – exec@ggea.org
    Associate Staff Membership, Susan Kaylor – membership@ggea.org
    Associate Staff Reception, Jenny Gonzalez – jennyg@ggea.org
website: www.ggea.org
 
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Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."