September 12, 2016 e-News


In This Issue...

  1. Deepest Sympathies from PENC
  2. Renew Today to Win a Classroom Makeover!
  3. Fall 2016 Voice - Special Election Edition
  4. Participate in the #teamPENC #WhyITeach Campaign
  5. Exciting Opportunities

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Deepest Sympathies from PENC

We at PENC send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Rodney Ellis.

RODNEY ELLIS, FORMER LEADER OF STATE TEACHERS GROUP, DIES AT 49 (News & Observer) For eight years, Rodney Ellis led the N.C. Association of Educators as vice president and president during difficult times. He began in 2008 just as the Great Recession forced teacher furloughs and severe budget cuts, and served well into the next decade when Republicans took over state government and tried to eliminate tenure. He stepped down from the teacher advocacy group in July after serving the maximum two, two-year terms as president. But early Saturday morning, Ellis awoke in sudden physical distress and never recovered, his family said. He died at age 49, leaving many shocked and saddened at the loss of a powerful voice for public schools.

Renew Today to Win a Classroom Makeover!

Renew your PENC membership for the 2016-17 school year before October 31st and automatically be entered to win one of four $250 classroom makeover giveaways!

Click HERE to renew now!

If you have not yet renewed your membership, this will be the last eNews you receive.

Fall 2016 Voice - Special Election Edition

The fall 2016 Special Election Edition of The Voice is here, featuring feedback regarding education from Governor, Lt. Governor, State Superintendent and Treasurer candidates. This edition also features voter resources, upcoming PENC opportunities and more!

Participate in the #teamPENC #WhyITeach Campaign!

As we begin this year, let’s commit to keeping the narrative about education positive. Dr. June Atkinson, NC’s State Superintendent, has challenged and encouraged #teamPENC members to spread positive messages about teaching and students during our meeting with her this summer! Click the word bubble below to print your own and share why you love teaching. Don't forget to use the hashtags #teamPENC#WhyITeach and tag us @PENCnews on Facebook and Twitter!

Exciting Opportunities

SECU Summer Cash Account

State Employees Credit Union offers a "Summer Cash account" designed for school employees who are not paid all 12 months of the year. This program allows customers to save money during the school year from each paycheck, which will then be transferred automatically into an account of their choice during summer months. Click HERE to learn more!

Extra Yard for Teachers

Don't miss the UNC vs. James Madison game on September, 17th at 3:30 at Kenan Stadium! Tickets are only $10 for North Carolina teachers!

Humanities Extension Program

North Carolina State University is currently looking for K-12 teachers across the state to participate in our Humanities Extension Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The Humanities Extension Program allows NC State University professors to come to K-12 classes and present on a topic related to Humanities and Social Sciences topics that is currently being taught in the classroom. More information and a sign up form can be found HERE. Please feel free to email Jackie Parker at [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions about the program.

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