Welcome Back to the 2016-2017 school year. I know we will have a great year educating the students of Pemberton Township. I know many of you have spent the last week of August putting your classrooms together to make each room a welcoming learning community.
First I would like to say THANK YOU! to each and everyone one of you for everything you do each day for our students. The staff is always able and willing to lend a hand to keep the day to day running of each school go smoothly.
Secondly, THANK YOU to everyone who completed a volunteer form for the PTEA. Some names are the same and some are new. Welcome to the members who signed on to be on a committee for the first time. Remember together we can do so much more. We are the members of the PTEA (Pemberton Township Education Association), the BCEA (Burlington County Education Association), the NJEA (New Jersey Education Association) and the NEA (National Education Association.) There is something for everyone. Please think of how you could give some time to your association. We all have a talent, see where yours could be used.
Third, I would like discuss the Constitutional Amendment which unfortunately will not be on the ballot this November. However, NJEA is still actively advocating for pro public education advocates to vote for in the Legislature and Senate. I know it is difficult to see what has gone on in the field of education. Let’s face it, its political and we have to stay informed and do what we can for our profession. Leaving it up to someone else will just not do anymore. We will post information on our website and you can go to NJEA.org right from our PTEA website. I urge everyone to check NJEA.org often for updates on current issues affecting our profession.
Finally, I would like to wish everyone a great school year! We have a lot of changes happening this year and I know as members we will rise to meet the changes with the professionalism that our careers require.
Have a great year,
Kathy Vogel, President
Pemberton Township Education Association