January 26 2017 Newsletter 2 Jefferson Davis Parish

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January 26, 2017 Newsletter 2 Jefferson Davis Parish Chapter www. apeleducators. org Chapter Officers

January 26, 2017 Newsletter 2 Jefferson Davis Parish Chapter www. apeleducators. org Chapter Officers President • Cathy Smith • Elton High catz [email protected] com Vice President • Kayla Mc. Kay • Fenton Elem. Secretary • Laurie Duhon • JES Treasurer • Gayle Jones • Retired [email protected] com Building Reps Elton Elem. • Desiree Young Elton High • Cathy Smith Fenton Elem. • Kayla Mc. Kay Hathaway High • (open) Jennings Elem. • Jacquetta Vidrine Jennings High • (open) Lacassine • Cheri Matt LA Elem. • Audrey Gant LA High • Brandy Dupuis Ward Elem. • Dana Boudreaux Welsh Elem. • Melissa Soileau Welsh High • (open) Welsh/Roanoke • Cindy Trahan WEI • Colette Hardee Our second meeting of the year is late, we know. Chapter President Cathy Smith broke her arm and had to have surgery a few weeks before our planned December meeting so it had to be postponed. Please join us at our meeting on the 26 th. We will be completing the planning of our annual Volunteer of the Year banquet (Monday, March 13 th at the Regatta) as well as discussing possible activities for Teacher’s Appreciation Week. Ideas from the membership would be greatly appreciated. Come share your ideas and have a free drink on us! Bldg ~ MEETING ~. s) C g in n ome Reps. en FE(J join GREEN’S CA for u 4: 30 pm mee a comb s t o ing-m Thursday emb 17 20 , a 26 y n ar u d n Ja reps ers ! X A+PEL provides several extra benefits besides the $2, 000 liability insurance so vital to any professional. Below are a few of them. For more information on these extras, check out www. apeleducators. org and click on ‘Benefits’ in the left column: Liability Coverage Membership includes professional liability insurance, which is critical for today’s educators. Refer to the Benefits Insurance page for details. Legal Services Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana provides full legal services and professional assistance to its members in addition to free legal advice for work related issues that occur when you are a member in good standing. The Director of Legal Services and the A+PEL General Counsel review matters of concern to members, make recommendations, and if necessary, assign attorneys to individual cases. Attorney fees are paid by A+PEL in keeping with existing insurance provisions. Refer to the Benefits Insurance page for details. For legal assistance, please submit a contact form or call the A+PEL office at 1(800)364 -2735. Additional Coverages In addition to a $2, 000 Liability Policy, A+PEL membership includes additional forms of insurance covering attorney fees related to identity theft and criminal action/proceedings (related to your employment). A+PEL membership also provides coverage and protection in the case of assault related property damage and bail bonds (related to your employment). Refer to the Benefits Insurance page for details and limitations.

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TING ~ ~ MEE (Jennings) É ’S CAF GREEN 4: 30 pm ay Thursd 2017 6 2 y , Januar B Co ldg m fo me. R ee r a jo ep tin c in s. an g-m om us d e bo re m ps be ! rs J. Y. Sanders Social Studies Scholarship Award Amount: Up to $500 each Available To: A+PEL Members Teaching in the Social Sciences Deadline to Apply: May 15 th Winners Announced online: June 1 st Associate Member Scholarship Award Amount: Up to $500 each Available To: A+PEL Associate Members Deadline to Apply: July 15 th/December 15 th Winners Announced online: Aug. 1 st/Jan. 1 st The J. Y. Sanders Social Studies Scholarship, given in honor of former This scholarship is intended to assist A+PEL associate members in Louisiana Governor Jared Young Sanders, is aimed at empowering achieving certification as professional educators through university experienced social studies teachers. As such, the J. Y. Sanders Social coursework or alternative certification programs. Studies Scholarship can be applied to additional coursework and/or Click on the link below to view requirements prior to applying: instructional materials for the recipient. Attendance at the annual JY Scholarship Eligibility & Guidelines Sanders Conference is required. Click on the link below to view requirements prior to applying: Scholarship Eligibility & Guidelines Deborah Nelson/Polly Broussard – Student Teacher Scholarships Award Amount: Up to $500 each Available To: Student Teachers Deadlines to Apply: March 15 for Spring / October 15 for Fall Winners Announced online: Apr. 1 st/Nov. 1 st These scholarships are given in honor of Polly Broussard and the late Deborah Nelson for their years of service and dedication to both the students of Louisiana and A+PEL. Polly Broussard was one of the original founders of A+PEL and also served as A+PEL’s Executive Director. Presently, Polly Broussard continues her service to A+PEL as Director of Legal Services. Deborah Nelson served for many years as a teacher and principal, before serving A+PEL as its first Director of University Programs. Click on the links below to view requirements prior to applying: Scholarship Guidelines Scholarship Rubric Biographical Information Sheet Template