BSCTA News Archive

  • MS Teacher of the Year

    02.01.2020/General News
    On January 17, 2020, Ted Nagengast was named Suffolk Zone's MS Teacher of the Year for his work in Physical Education. CONGRATULATIONS, Ted!   
  • Giving Back to the Community

    Thank you to all of our teachers for being leaders in the community. After we put out the call to raise money to support the Laurie Addeo Scholarship, you came out and donated an astounding amount in the first week.     Now our teachers are putting on a Coaches vs Cancer basketball game to honor...
  • Happy Holidays

    Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa are almost all here, so on behalf of the entire BSCTA Executive Board, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays.     The holidays are a time for giving, but as teachers, we give each and every day to educate the next generation of...
  • BSCTA Islanders Game

    12.18.2019/General News
    On March 7th,the BSCTA will be going to the Islanders game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The game will take place at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Tickets can be purchased for $46 by downloading this sign up form.     
  • Live like Laurie

    12.16.2019/General News
    This past September, we lost a beloved teacher and member, Laurie Addeo. She was an amazing mother, wife, teacher and grandmother. We miss her dearly and would like to honor her memory in a way that would make her proud and continue all the hard work she put in for her students in the Bay Shore...
  • Patch Teacher of the Week

    12.03.2019/General News
    Everybody has a favorite teacher — maybe it's a teacher who went out of their way to make one student's day or a teacher who brightens up a classroom every day.             This article was written by Patch. One teacher who deserves a shout-out is Mrs. Katie Homestead, a fourth-grade teacher at...
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    We are now entering the season of thanks. On Thursday, families will come together to give thanks for the many gifts and bounties they have received over the past year. This year, we are giving thanks for you, the membership. I can truly say that I am lucky to represent such a wonderful group of...
  • 2019 Endorsements

    11.05.2019/Political Action
    For the first time this year, New Yorkers will be able to vote early. You can vote at any of the polling locations below through Sunday. Of course, you are also able to vote at your normal polling location on Tuesday November 5th. Please see below for Early Voting sites and locations.   While NYSUT...
  • Constitutional Amendments Voting Results

    The results from the Constitutional Amendments votes are as follows: -284 members voted. -All amendments were passed with 93-96%  approval. I would like to thank everyone who voted for her/his participation.These amendments are essential for maintaining our organization as the  political...
  • Making Strides Annual Walkathon

    10.21.2019/General News
    On Sunday, October 20th, the BSCTA joined thousands of participants in the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk. This annual event raises money to help those who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and to raise awareness of the deadly disease. At the walk, we joined by dozens of other Long...
  • Rest in Peace Laurie Addeo

    10.02.2019/General News
    Laurie Addeo. Age 61, of East Islip and with the biggest heart for Bay Shore. Passed on September 27, 2019. Beloved by her family and the Bay Shore Schools community, Laurie gave her heart to her family her entire life and to the children of Bay Shore for 29 years. Many knew her love and kind-...
  • Upcoming Events & PR Comittee Update

      Although the school year has just begun, the BSCTA has already planned a number of social events, charity events, and trainings for our members. Below, I have included an update from our PR Committee about the upcoming Fall Social, as well as some important ongoing fundraisers and walks. For our...
  • Please Attend Board of Education Meetings

    09.25.2019/General News
    Our attendance at Bay Shore Board of Education meetings is essential. It reminds the Board and the community of our presence and commitment to the children we teach.  In order to increase attendance at these meetings, we have found that it is best to assign each building a meeting date. We have...
  • Welcome our New Members

    09.20.2019/General News
    The new member social took place on Wednesday, September 11th at 4pm at the BSCTA Office.   The new BSCTA members received a welcome bag loaded with a variety of products to help them throughout their first year.  A nice spread of food was served and the Board of Directors introduced themselves to...
  • Happy Labor Day

    On Monday, we celebrate Labor Day, the one holiday of the year that celebrates the worker. No matter your ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation, if you work, this is your holiday.    Labor Day is also a good time to reflect on the long history of workers standing up for themselves....
  • Rethinking the Regents Exams in New York

    08.02.2019/General News
    Taking "the Regents," one of the oldest academic exam systems in the country, has been a rite of passage for high school students in New York for generations.     That may soon change as the state Board of Regents considers scrapping the high school Regents exam requirement as part of an effort to...

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