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.
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.
Marilyn Fishstein, retired Northport Middle School English teacher, passed away last week. Her family will be holding a private funeral on Monday, October 17th.
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.
In the State of New York the last day to register to vote in the upcoming Presidential Election is next Friday, October 14. To register, download the New York State Voter Registration Form deliver it to the nearest DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). Questions? Call your County Board of Elections at 1-800-FOR-VOTE or visit their website.