An Invitation …

Photographs by R-UTN member Pamela Waldroup are featured in Urbanesque, a three person exhibit at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue. Pam extends and invitation to the the Artists’ Reception this Saturday, August 18, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until September 16.

Update on NYSUT Endorsements …

NYSUT endorsements hold senators accountable for APPR votes –

At its three-day Presidents Conference on Endorsements, NYSUT withheld support from every state senator who voted for more charter schools and against reforms to the state’s broken testing and evaluation system in the waning hours of the legislative session, but backed dozens of other candidates for state and federal office. The local presidents and political activists at the conference made “no endorsement” in the race for governor, but endorsed Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for re-election and New York City Public Advocate Letitia James for state attorney general.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks to R-UTN member Teddy Emanuel for providing the following information on an organization in need of volunteers.

Founded in 1982, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) is Long Island’s leading non-profit resource on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and provider of youth violence prevention and child safety education to all K-12 Nassau and Suffolk schools. CAPS offers in-classroom, developmentally appropriate, multi-media workshops. The programs are designed for small classroom settings to engage students and encourage active participation.

As a CAPS Volunteer Presenter, you can parlay your interest in bully prevention and child safety into a learning and often life-changing experience for a child…particularly one in need of help.

Training is offered to those who qualify, at the CAPS office in Roslyn.