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1253 Worcester Road #102
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone:  508.626.1304
Fax: 508.626.8602
ftassoc@verizon.net
Last updated:
October 16, 2014
What's Happening at Your School?
Let's show our FTA school spirit!

Is there something interesting happening in your classroom or school? You deserve to be recognized for all you do!
Send us your activity, event, or success story along with a picture (if available) and we'll add it to our "School Spirit" page!

Send your information to the Communications Committee so we can show off your hard work!
RAFFLE TOO!
Annual Retirement Reception
HONOR OUR RECENT RETIREES

The Framingham Country Club
16 Gates Road, Framingham
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

















Retirees being honored include:

Amanda Alfaro, Linda Bebeau, Marilyn Bishop, Rosa Botaish, Anne Cantor, Virginia Catanese, Marlene Chaplin, Christine Chesmore, Robin Ciporkin, Robert Connolly, Diane Czajak, Pamela De Jong, Marcy Farias, Louis Fazio, Maria Figueroa, Dianne Fleming, Mary Forge, Martha Fuentes, Pamela Goldman, Dorothy Hamilton, Marilyn Harrington, Donna Lemoi, Maria Lopes-Murin, Marilyn Machkowsky, Michelle Merusi, Bonnie Newman, Catherine Rowan, Friderika Reif-Small, Michele Ross, Janet Scott, Sharon Silverman, and Patricia Slater, and Patricia Towle.


Tickets will be available through building reps and at the door, however, we would like to have a count so please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing ftassoc@verizon.net. Checks may be made out to The FTA Education Awards. Please share with others who may not be on our list. If they are not on our iContact list, please encourage them to contact us.


2014 Contributors to FTA Education Award Raffle

Raffle Drawing is this Tuesday, October 21st


1. Online Professional Development Center for Educators – free course during 2014-15 sessions in July ’14, October ’14, Jan. ’15 and March ’15 ($179.00 value)
2. FIVE GUYS - $10.00 card
3. Cheesecake Factory - $25.00 card
4. Plimoth Plantation – 2 admissions - $70.00
5. Walmart - $50.00
6. Staples – 3 $10 0ff coupons if you spend $10.00 or more
7. Roche Brothers - $100.00
8. Roche Brothers - $50.00
9. LaCantina – 2 $25.00 cards $50.00
10. Monnick Supply – Proctor Silex Coffee Maker ($30.00)
11. South Street Diner , Westborough – 3 - $10.00 certificates ($30.00)
12. Manicure by Stephanie
13. Old Sturbridge Village Guest Passes – 4
14. We’re Hair - $50.00 for any salon services/ pedicures and manicures
15. EO Noodles - $25.00
16. Framingham Baking Company – 2 $20.00 certificates
17. Stop and Shop - $25.00 gift card
18. East Side Room at Keefe Tech – 2 certificates, each good for 2 lunches
19. Starbucks – pending
20. Whole Foods – pending
21. Trader Joe’s – Basket of products - pick up Monday
22. Ron’s Tire - donation to fund - $25.00

Value of raffle items approximately $1,050.00
We hope to make at least $1,000 toward our FTA Education Awards....
Purchase tickets from your Building Reps or at the Retirement Reception!

1 for $2.00  ----  3 for $5.00  ----  7 for $10.00

A VERY Special THANK YOU to Margy Capuano, Amy Graff, and Sue Wallace for procuring the awards.


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BOSTON CELTICS
2014-2015 GROUP TICKETS AVAILABLE

GAME 1 – January 30 (Friday)- Houston Rockets – 7:30 p.m. Promenade - $32.00*
GAME 2 – March 1 (Sunday) – Golden State Warriors – 6 p.m Promenade - $32.00*








*Tickets include $2 donation to Education Award Fund

All tickets for all games are available now and will continue to be until sold out. Tickets will be reserved only when payment has been received. Up to 4 tickets per member per game may be purchased unless game not sold out.

Watch for continual notices and updates.
Great for holiday and birthday gifts!!

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YOU'RE INVITED!







FTA Fall Social
Friday November 14th 2:30 - 5:30
Framingham Beer Works
345 Cochituate Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701






      
The FTA provides appetizers
Add it to your calendar! Talk it up around school, encourage your colleagues to come. All units welcome! Unit A - teachers, Unit T - aides, and Unit S - secretaries.
Invite a new teacher to join you! Come socialize with your colleagues across the district - new and seasoned.
50/50 raffle to benefit the FTA Education Award.
Good food.
Time to catch up with others.
Plenty of parking.
Delicious liquid refreshments.
Come with a colleague. Bring your kids.
Cash bar

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IMPORTANT INFO. ABOUT THE GIC!

FPS HR can change names, addresses for FPS only (checks, FPS mailings,etc.). However, all active employees covered under GIC insurance should report name and address changes by completing the Municipal Insurance Enrollment and Change Form.








Please remember to sign the form and send to School Human Resources. Please note that this is for insurance changes only. Please email MyHR@framingham.k12.ma.us with any name change requests or questions.

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NOTICE:

   The FTA Executive Board is looking to fill the following positions ASAP:

   - Public Relations Chair (formerly held by Maria Davis)
   - Vice President
   - Unit A Negotiations Chair
   - Negotiations Committee member for Unit A, Unit S and Unit T (members help with bargaining)

   These are ALL stipend positions. You can see the stipend breakdown on pg. 12 of our bylaws HERE.
Are you a runner? Do you like raising money for worthy causes? Do you like a challenge? How about a race?










Cameron Middle School and Stapleton Elementary School present:
"The Gauntlet"
1.82 mile obstacle course
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Start Times: 10:00 a.m. with groups of 20 leaving every 5 minutes

CLICK HERE for more info!