Fall General Meeting

Lakehead OT Local Fall General Meeting
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) Building
570 S. Syndicate Ave.
Dinner to follow meeting.
Please advise of any dietary concerns.
Please RSVP to Nancy Calonego, 251-0034 or n_calonego@hotmail.com by Friday, October 20.

Guest Speaker: Amina Abu-Bakare representing Isthmus (formally Blessings in a Backpack).
Isthmus provides enough food for children from low-income families to stay healthy from Friday afternoon until Monday morning. The Local will be presenting a donation to Isthmus.
This is also an opportunity for members to bring food items to donate to the RFDA (food bank). Foods most needed are canned tuna, salmon, meat, canned fruit, canned vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, soups, stew, canned juices, cereal, baby food/formula.

All members are welcome to attend the meeting. This is an opportunity for OTs to receive information both locally and provincially as well as share concerns and ideas.

Community Forum

The Elementary Teacher and OT Locals are holding a Community Forum on Public Education on
Wednesday, April 26,
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.,
at the Italian Cultural Centre, 132 S. Algoma St.

Our goal is to increase public engagement in education issues, particularly at the elementary level. We are looking for input, and to build connections with, those who want to improve education provincially and locally.

The forum will consist of 3 panelists to share their perspectives:
Cindy Spackman, elementary teacher,
Diane Walker, CEO Thunder Bay Children’s Centre,
Lawrence Baxter, Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee for LPS.

Following the panelists there will be opportunities for small and large group discussion.
We are hoping this forum will be one way to build support for public education. Please spread the word to your friends, family, and Facebook groups.

More information is available at www.buildingbetterschools.ca

Math that Matters

Recently a few of our members attended the ETFO Math that Matters for Occasional Teachers Institute in Toronto. They were exploring various instructional strategies, tools and resources that would benefit long term and daily OTs. This information will be shared at an upcoming local math workshop.
Date: Tues. April 25, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Victoria Park
Dinner will be provided. Please advise of any dietary restrictions.
RSVP to Kristen at sunshine_c_k_@hotmail.com by Friday, April 21.

General Meeting

Another meeting…..

The Local General Meeting will be held
Wednesday, March 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m.,
at the LETO office, #5-1112 Russell St.

A light dinner will be served following the meeting.

Please let me know before Friday, March 3 if you plan to attend, and advise of any dietary restrictions.