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Garden Grove Education Association
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President: Tina Gustin-Gurney, Electronic AdNotes – January 26, 2018
12966 Euclid Street #100, Garden Grove (714) 638-7480 www.ggea.org
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"Knowledge is in every country
the surest basis of public happiness."
George Washington

 

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

Coming up!
Rep Council Meeting: February 27 3:30

Join GGEA President at School Board mtgs. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Next Mtgs: March 6th & 20th

School Board Meeting about Charter Schools
March 6 at 7:00 PM on the 5th Floor
All educators are encouraged to attend
SPED presentation has been postponed until April

 

Helpful Tax Information
Your GGEA dues may be used as a tax deduction.
Here is the information you can use to calculate how much you paid in 2017
Please check your pay stub for actual deductions
Click here: 2017taxes


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

Helpful Tax Information
Your GGEA dues may be used as a tax deduction. Here is the information you can use to calculate how much you paid in 2017. Please check your pay stub for actual deductions.
Click here: 2017Taxes

 

GGEA Listening Tour: First Day is Tuesday!
Your elected GGEA board members will be visiting each and every school site over the two days of February 20 and March 6. One board member will be at your site either 30 minutes before school, 30 minutes at lunch or 30 minutes after school to hear our members' responses to three questions: What is GGEA doing well? What do you need from GGEA? and What does GGEA need to tell the district? There will be a raffle at each meeting and a grand prize will be given after the tour is completed. Please come and share your ideas so we can plan for the next GGEA president.

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới



 
 
 
  NEW INFO  
 
Parent Union Targets GGUSD: Time to Act
 

GGEA would like a group of teachers to work together to address the current attack on GGUSD by a group called parent union. If you would be interested in helping write talking points, plans of action and work with GGUSD families, contact Tina at president@ggea.org

 
 
 
 
Sadly, this has be psoted again
 
  How to talk to students about school violence from NEA. www.nea.org/home/72279.htm  
 
 
 
Retirement Incentive Update
 
  GGUSD sent out information regarding Tax sheltering the retirement incentive. Be sure to check into that with your own advisor. If you need to meet with STRS, you can go to surrounding counties as well. You can also take a day off and go in without an appointment and someone at the desk may help you. Gather as much information as possible to help you with this important decision. Deadline is March 9.  
 
 
 
CTA Read Across America
 
 

Here are some ideas for March 2. https://www.cta.org/en/Parents-and-Community/California-Reads.aspx

 
 
 
 
New Educator Conference Streaming
 
 

CTA will be streaming sessions live from the 2018 New Educator Weekend to members who are unable to attend the conference in Burlingame. Virtual Pass is free for all CTA members. All you need to do is use the link to register. Go to http://bit.ly/2EuUn5S

 
 
 
 
REMINDERS
 
     
 
CTA Good Teaching Conference
 
 

The Annual CTA Good Teaching Conference will be held on March 16-18 at the Hyatt in Garden Grove. GGEA has approved reimbursements for up to 20 members. There are a few spots left. If you are interested in attending, please email jennyg@ggea.org with your name, school site, and a personal email address. You will be contacted with sign up information.

 
 
 
 
Day of the Teacher Poster Conference
 
 

This year's theme is "Teachers Make Learning an Adventure!" Have your students create a poster about this theme and win money. Deadline is March 27. See the flyer on your GGEA Bulletin Board or here for rules and details: DayofTeacher contest

 
 
 
 
"Bully" Documentary and Discussion
 
 

Join us at the GGEA office on March 22 from 3:30-5:30 to learn more about ways to address bullying. You will receive educational resources as well as information about legislation. Stipend Available at GoSignMeUp #180322GGEA. See flyer for more details "Bully" Documentary

 
 
 
 
Lunar New Year
 
 

Send any photos and information about Lunar New Year celebrations that you are having to advocate@ggea.org. Make sure all student photos have permission to be published.

 
 
 
 
OSCC Field Trip to Museum of Tolerance
 
 

Join other educators from around Orange County for a guided field trip to the Museum of Tolerance on May 6. The cost is free for CTA members. You may bring a non-member for $75. See the flyer Museum Field Trip for more information.

 
 
 
 
GGEA Scholarships
 
 

Every year GGEA offers the Jim Wicker Scholarship to GGUSD graduating seniors and seniors of GGEA members. Go to ggea.org to download the scholarship application. Applications are due to the GGEA office on March 5 by 5:00 PM.

 
 
 
   
 
Save Money!
 
  By being a member of GGEA, you are also a member of CTA and NEA. Both organizations have membership benefits that allow you to get discounts. You can save enough money to equal what you spend in dues! Go to https://www.cta.org/Member-Services/Member-Benefits.aspx and you can download the app. Or go to https://www.neamb.com for national savings.  
 
 
 
Join A GGEA Committee
 
  GGEA has several special committees that reach out to our members or our community. Are you interested in Human Rights? Would you want to help reach out to community partners? Do you enjoy giving back to our new members? Can you help with the 2018 school board campaign? Go to ggea.org and click on the committees link to find out more. Contact Tina at president@ggea.org if you have question.  
 
 
 
Attorney available at GGEA Offices
 
  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.  
 
 
 

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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- 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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"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."