A Message from the President

Good morning RETTA members, I hope this email finds you healthy and well. We’ve almost made it to the end of another school year! It has been quite the year, and this has been quite the finish. As I’m sure you have heard by now, the Province has declared that

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PD Opportunity: Talking about racism in the classroom

The Global Centre for Pluralism, in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, is offering two-hour virtual professional development sessions for Canadian teachers on how to have conversations about race in the classroom. Facilitated by inclusion and anti-racism consultant, Destine Lord, this dialogue-based small group session will provide educators with

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How to Write to Your Local MLA

Some Guidelines for Writing to Your MLA RETTA members, As I’m sure you all know, there are a lot of potential changes on the horizon for us in education. The provincial government has floated the idea of classes restarting on August 31 (a week before Labour Day) and has also

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Teacher Engagement Survey

MTS has information on their website regarding an email sent to teachers seeking teacher feedback on experience with remote learning and input on how best to address learning gaps and needs as we transition back to learning to in-school teaching and learning. Click here to read more.

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PPDF Updates

Due to COVID-19 implications, including but not limited to, travel restrictions, public health directives, Manitoba Education directives, conference availability and the unknowns regarding school re-opening, temporary changes to the fund guidelines are necessary. As such the PPDF committee approved the following interim changes to the fund guidelines at their May

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COVID-19 Updates

Dear RETTA members On May 21, Premier Brian Pallister announced that as Phase 2 of the government’s “roadmap to recovery”, teachers would be expected back in their schools starting June 1st. As this created many new uncertainties, I wanted to send you a message to let you know that we

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Taking Care of YOU

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society has created a resource for your ongoing well-being. Click here to find credible tools to help guide your efforts to stay grounded and healthy, as well as links for more urgent wellness support. Be well.

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Message from the Vice President

Dear friends and colleagues, As I am sure you have been inundated with news, distance learning information, your own children’s needs, texts, whatsapps and more, I will leave you with something brief. During this time I have found myself thinking about my late Oma. Someone who was faced with immense

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COVID-19 Updates

Dear RETTA members, As you know, we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation with the spread of COVID-19. There are concerns and anxiety surrounding questions we all have. I will try to address some of the concerns that I’ve been hearing over the last couple days. On March13th the Province

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2020-2021 RETTA Executive Election Results

Your 2019-2020 RETTA Executive Congratulations and a big thank-you to all the members who put their name forward to serve on next year’s River East Transcona Teachers’ Association Executive Board. The time and commitment these members put towards serving the 1,300 members of RETTA is invaluable. Your 2020-2021 RETTA Executive:

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