January 18, 2019
WEAC Region 3 represents public education employees in a large territory stretching from Florence to Port Washington,
and from Menominee to Washington Island.

Winter ReCharge!
Professional Development Conference
at WR3 Office in Green Bay.
Click Here for brochure with session details.

The Science of Happiness
5:30 - 7:30 pm
WR3 Office in Green Bay
(other dates and locations available!)
Friday - Sunday

Restorative Practices
Wisconsin Dells

Volunteer Opportunity in Social Media
Are you adept at social media? Do you have expertise in communication and marketing? Would you be willing to use your skills and experience in support of public education?
Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education  is looking for a volunteer supporter to advise and assist with communications strategies. Our organization hopes to improve our efficiency and effectiveness in issue messaging and event promotion. We want to reach both broad and targeted audiences on social media and other platforms.
If you can help Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education amplify its message and increase its impact, please contact Ed Advocate at  fca4pe@gmail.com .
Referrals for communications consultants are also welcome.
The Region 3 Office is a drop-off site. Consider this (or other projects like it in your county) for a union PR project. Collect blankets - make it a contest! MAKE blankets (those easy tie/fleece blankets) like Pulaski EA did one year - make it a fun social event! Just be sure to get some photos that we can publish in this newsletter! Someone from the WR3 office can pick up your blankets. Just give us a call.
Professional Development
ETF Face to Face Events - 2019
The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) is the manager of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). ETF has updated the face-to-face learning opportunities schedule for spring 2019. These include benefit fairs, benefit presentations and group retirement appointments scheduled in your area of the state.
Registration is Open for March 22-24 NEA ESP Conference in LAS VEGAS!
The NEA ESP Conference is a premier professional development opportunity for Education Support Professionals throughout the nation. Attendees will enhance their skills and knowledge in order to impact student achievement, build community relations, organize fellow union members, advocate for educators, strengthen their locals, and help colleagues do their jobs better. The conference offers dozens of workshops.
Black History Education Conference
WEAC is a proud sponsor of this conference intended to provide a venue where community members, practitioners, educators, and families from across the state will be able to share policies, practices and procedures that have proven effective in promoting high levels of achievement for those often underserved in our school systems. Through a variety of workshop sessions, national consultants, performances, videos, resources, networking opportunities and much more, participants will be immersed in professional development that strengthens their skills by sharing around innovative instructional and learning strategies that have proven successful in motivating African American youth and enhancing their minds, bodies and spirits. See the speakers, sessions and register now!
What's Your Best Story?
Brian Borley of Port Washington is Latest WEAC Badger Red for Public Ed Winner
Congratulations to Port Washington-Saukville teacher Brian Borley, the latest winner of our WEAC Badger Red for Public Ed promotion! The honor goes to WEAC members in appreciation for their dedication to students. Brian will get VIP treatment at the January 19 UW Badger men's basketball game against Michigan at the Kohl Center in Madison.  Read on
Thank you.
It's a simple two-word phrase that means a lot. Today I got two thank you notes! One was a P.S. in an email, thanking me for my positive attitude displayed in this very publication. It is important for me to look at the positive side of things and I was happy to get a little note letting me know that it is noticed and acknowledged. The other thank you came in the mail. A hand-written thank you note from some people that I gave flowers to -- ironically, I gave them flowers to thank THEM for their hard work. Giving the flowers made me feel good and they felt good receiving them (note to self: Monday is a really good day to give people flowers!) Good feelings all around. Simple. Do yourself and those around you a favor and say thanks. It means a lot!
-- Peace
Kathy Rohde