1. To our Jewish brethren, may we all respect this day of atonement and repentance and make our lives just a little better.
2. We want to remind you that this Wednesday, September 30th is National Teacher Spanish Day. National has sent you reminders. If you know a friend or colleague that is/has not been a member of AATSP, the National organization is giving away three HUNDRED free memberships on September 30th. The individual should go to National's website (www.aatsp.org). Click Join then at checkout put in the code NTSD2020. I would suggest doing it at the stroke of midnight of the 30th. We ask our principals and department chairs to urge their teachers/paras join. The membership includes becoming a member in both the national and chapter organization.
Members can submit a 30 second video clip of yourself or a student indicating the reason you teach or learn Spanish.
4. Members will be receiving an email on October 1st with information to vote for members of Nationals Executive Council. You may go to the National site now to read about candidates for the different positions. The last day to vote is Friday, October 30th.
5. Chapter elections will take place from November 1st to November 27th. On November 1st you will receive bio information on the candidates and your voting ballot. Only members that current with their dues (2020) may vote.
6. National's Annual Conference will take place from July 8-11 in Atlanta, Georgia. We urge our members to present at the conference. Proposals will be accepted by National untl November 15, 2020. If you change your mind, you can always pull your proposal.
7. National Poster Contest - information will be sent out soon regarding theme, rules and entry information.
8. Metro NY's first podcast - The link can be found on our FB page, our website (www.aatspmetny.org ), National's 9-12 FB page, National's website and numerous other platforms.