NJASA Logo blue NJASA's eNewsletter Volume 11 Number 4 
The Source at NJASA
August 24, 2016


NJASA Officers
Scott P. McCartney   
Michael D. Kuchar
G. Kennedy Greene  
Scott R. Rocco     
Immediate Past-President
Patrick J. Fletcher     
NJASA Executive Director
Richard G. Bozza

Anne H. Gallagher

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Hear Michele Gay, Co-founder, Safe and Sound, A Sandy Hook Initiative on September 23.
It's time to change your plan for a safe and healthy school climate! Join NJASA at the Crowne Plaza, NJTpk 8A, to learn how to leverage a positive behavior plan.

Have You Renewed Your NJASA Membership? 
NJASA is focused on your issues and provides the best resources and connections at your fingertips. Renew with the NJASA Membership Department.

Call for TECHSPO '17 Session Proposals!
NJASA's TECHSPO, January 26th & 27th, a premier educational technology conference & exhibition, will be held at Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City. If you are interested in presenting an exemplary practice for consideration, submit a session proposal by October 7th.

As a School Leader, Sometimes You Need to be a Legal Expert! 
That's why the Legal Handbook for New Jersey School Administrators Seventh Edition is so helpful. For a limited time with your NJASA membership renewal/enrollment, you can purchase the handbook at a 20% discount. Nonmembers email NJASA Legal Manager Ann Cahill to purchase your handbook.  

Join NJDOE at an ESSA Public Listening and Learning Session.
In response to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), NJDOE is examining federal guidance and recommendations from national and local members of the education community to determine the path forward for creating a new state plan. One way school community members can engage with the NJDOE is to attend one of the four regional Listening and Learning Sessions: September 6th, Morristown; September 8th, Sewell; September 14th, East Brunswick; and September 22nd, Teaneck.

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View a Complete September 11th Toolkit for the Classroom.
Eight, five-minute video stories feature people who were deeply affected by the attacks of 9/11 and responded with humanitarian initiatives to strengthen their local and global communities. In addition to multimedia stories, each video features specific classroom materials and lesson plans.

AASA Blogs Reach Out During Recess: Why August Advocacy Matters.
Each year, Congress adjourns for a month (ish) to be in their home districts, a time to step away from the grind of Washington, DC, and to focus on the issues closer to home and to dialogue with their constituents. In election years - and White House election years in particular - those recesses can last a little longer, and can turn into prime opportunities for school system leaders to campaign and for constituents to highlight the issues that matter to them.

NJLA's Cohort Approach Offers a Broader View. 
NJASA, in partnership with NJPSA and FEA with the support of NJDOE, encourages you to participate in the New Jersey Leadership Academy a year-long experience of quality, sustained, and collaborative professional learning for district/school teams.

NJASA Adapts the Optional PDP Template. 
Based on current policy requirements, these samples, developed by NJDOE, reference the New Jersey Leadership Academy goals and activities. The samples are specifically designed for use by the  CSA/Superintendent  and  Assistant Superintendent/Director.  

NJ School Jobs

Wanted: Innovative NJ Sustainable Energy Projects.
The Gardinier Environmental Fund is contributing $150,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program cycle for municipalities and school districts. Application deadline is October 28th. An informational webinar guiding applicants through the grants process will be held  August 31st from 3-4 pm.