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.
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One teacher who deserves a shout-out is Mrs. Katie Homestead, a fourth-grade teacher at South Country...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer vacation. While you are enjoying the time off, there are a few important dates that are coming up. Below, I have included a list of upcoming workshops and conferences that NYSUT is providing. Some are taking place over the summer, while others are...
During the summer months, corporate funded anti-union groups will be out in full force seeking to convince union members to give up their valuable rights and leave their unions.
The bottom line is that the wealthy non-working business owners and corporate executives would rather pocket more of...
On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the following teachers officially received tenure:
Gia De Stefanis
Janine Wulff (March 2019)
Thank you to all of the BSCTA members that came out to last week's Bay Shore Arts Festival.
We raised $626 for "Dollars for Scholars" and received numerous compliments for our hard work and dedication to our students and community. A big thank you to all of the BSCTA members who came down to...
The BSCTA held its general membership meeting and retiree social on Friday, May 31st at Fat Fish. The member turnout was beyond amazing and we honored our four retirees as well: Maria Fagan (HS), Deb Fuentes (BA), Anne Marie Cribbons (GM), and Nancy Anthony (SC). Each retiree was recognized for...