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E a s t e r n   U p d a t e - Monday January 19, 2004

Reminder to Staff Reps:

Staff Rep in-service will be Wednesday January 21st , 2004 at the Community Centre in Kemptville. You should have already received both an agenda and directions to the Community Centre. Please let us know if there is any further information which you require.

Charitable Income Tax Receipt Forms

These forms are available in your schools. Teachers spend a significant amount of money each year on materials for their students and classrooms. The Board has provided charitable income tax receipts to allow teachers to claim these expenses on their income tax, providing the amount purchased in the calendar year is $100 or more, and receipts are attached to the form. All Principals would have received a memo from Gord Greffe, Superintendent of Business with the applicable form. For teachers wanting to claim them for the 2003 year, these forms should be returned to the Board office before the end of January.

OECTA Curling Bonspiel

Join the fun at this annual bonspiel which will be held on Saturday February 7th at the Smiths Falls Curling Club. To sign up or for more information, call Bev Lee at 283-1848 or the Unit Office.

Junior Literacy Workshop

This workshop will be offered to teachers at Holy Cross School in Kemptville on Tuesday February 24th from 4 to 6:30 pm. A light supper will be provided to all who participate in the workshop. Call the OECTA office to register.

Important Contract Dates

Teachers on part time leave, who wish to return to teach full time must inform the Board of their intention by March 1st, 2004.

Teacher transfer requests must be submitted to the school board before April 1, 2004.

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