Still time to request an Absentee Ballot …

If you cannot get to the polls on Election Day, November 8, there is still time to request and absentee ballot. An application for an New York State absentee ballot may be submitted to your county Board of Elections up to seven days before the election — which means you have until Tuesday, November 1 to submit your application.

Download Suffolk County Absentee Ballot Application

Download Nassau County Absentee Ballot Application

Countdown Until the Election

NYSUT’s 2016 Voter Guide, available online, includes a complete list of union-endorsed candidates as recommended by our local presidents and Political Action Committee, and approved by the Board of Directors. The guide explores critical races and gives the rationale for many endorsements. Take the time to read and consider this information before you cast your ballot on Nov. 8.

NYSUT is a broad and diverse organization, and not everyone will agree on all the issues. The process is designed to reflect the decisions made by the members’ representatives in support of candidates for Congress and the state Senate and Assembly who stand up on key issues important to the betterment of the educational community. Endorsed candidates have been thoroughly vetted with local union leaders and activists from every corner of the state. These are the candidates who will support the educational community — please support them in this historic election.

Sad News …

Marilyn Fishstein, retired Northport Middle School English teacher, passed away last week. Her family will be holding a private funeral on Monday, October 17th.

Condolences can be sent to her husband, 
Dan Fishstein at 
7189 Treviso Lane, 
Boynton Beach FL 33437.  

A.C. Moore Celebrates Teachers with the Kids In Need Foundation

The A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts Stores is offering $25,000 in new Teacher Grants for Innovation and Creativity. The company will be awarding $100 gift cards to 250 teachers for the purpose of funding project-based, hands-on lessons that incorporate crafts into science, math, STEM/STEAM, social studies or language arts to enhance the learning experiences of their students.

Please pass this information on to our inservice colleagues. Applications are being accepted from October 15 through January 5, 2017 and may be downloaded from A.C Moore Teacher Grant Application.