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Calendar 2011 - 2012


Another school year ends; a super special Spring Conference  succeeds in our new home in New Brunswick; a Voices calendar  runs  out….Time to rest, to reflect, and to plan anew.

These are upcoming national, state, and local events. If you have something to add, send an e-mail to rrauch@njtesol-njbe.org .  Put Voices Calendar in the subject line. Thanks.

August 2011        
The month with no federal holidays! Ramadan

August 2: Bergen-Passaic Chapter Executive Board Meeting.  Elmwood Park Diner, 375 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 at 4:00 p.m.

September 2011    
Labor Day and our labors begin anew; Autumn Begins; Rosh Hashanah

September 9: NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board Meeting, Perth Amboy

September 27: Bergen-Passaic Chapter Executive Board Meeting. Location TBD

October 2011      
Yom Kippur, Columbus Day, Halloween

October 14: NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board Meeting, Perth Amboy

October 18: Bergen-Passaic Chapter General Membership Meeting.   Paramus Library. 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   “TIPS –OFF TO A GOOD START address the responsibilities of the ELL Specialist, especially at the beginning of the year; monitoring former ELLs for two years; informing general education teachers of ACCESS  scores and CAN  DO descriptors for the ELLs in their classes; translated letters at NJDOE/ Bilingual website; three- year plan; and ACCESS for ELLs Timelines as found on the NJDOE/Bilingual website.

October 21: New Jersey Association for Gifted Children, with NJPSA / FEA and NJTESOL/NJBE: Dr. Joy Lawson Davis- Ensuring Equity and Excellence for High Potential Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. FEA Conference Center, 12 Centre Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831. 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. $150.00 per person. For additional information and to download a registration form, please go to www.njagc.org

October 25: Bergen-Passaic Chapter Executive Board Meeting Location and time TBD.

October 28–30: ASCD Fall Conference :Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness = Improving Student Learning, Rio All-Suite Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev.

November 2011    
Return to Eastern Standard Time, Election Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving

November 10-11: Atlantic City NJEA Convention

November 15: Bergen-Passaic Chapter General Membership Meeting.  Paramus Library 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

December 2011 
Winter Begins, Happy Holidays: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa

December 3: NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board Meeting, Hyatt, New Brunswick

January 2012       
A New Year, M.L. King, Jr. Birthday,

January 6: NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board Meeting, Perth Amboy

January 17 (Snow Date: January 24): Bergen-Passaic Chapter General Membership Meeting Paramus Library from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Presenter Olga Pacheco shares her experience this past summer teaching English in China.

January 31: Bergen-Passaic Chapter Executive Board Meeting Location and time TBD.

February 2012    
Remember Our American Presidents, The Groundhog, Your Valentines, AshnWednesday, Black Heroes, the Groundhog, and Your Teeth

February 3: NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board Meeting,  Perth Amboy

February 15/17: NABE, 41st Annual Conference; Dallas, Texas;
Celebrating Our Multicultural Nation through Bilingual Education

March 2012        
The Ides of March, Purim, St. Patrick’s Day, Daylight Saving Time, Spring Arrives!

March 9: NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board Meeting, Perth Amboy

March 28-31: TESOL, Philadelphia, PA, A Declaration of Excellence

March 24: Bergen-Passaic Chapter: Annual Spring Workshop at Bergen   Community College, Paramus.

March 30 - 31: Foreign Language Educators of NJ, Annual FLENJ Spring Conference; Somerset Double Tree Hotel, Keynote: Judith Liskin Gasparro

April 2012
Will April showers bring May flowers? Passover, Easter, Taxes Due, Earth Day, Arbor Day

April 13: NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board Meeting, Perth Amboy

May 2012         
Cinco De Mayo, National Teachers’ Day, Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day, Shavuot, Memorial Day

May 8: Bergen-Passaic Chapter -Annual End-of-Year Dinner. Location and time TBD.

NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board Meeting, To be announced

May 30 and 31st (Wednesday & Thursday) NJTESOL/NJBE Spring  Conference, Hyatt, New Brunswick

June 2012         
Flag Day, Father’s Day, Summer Begins

June 23: NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board Meeting, Hyatt, New   Brunswick

Be sure to check our web site http://www.njtesol-njbe.org for any changes in schedules and for additional programs. Click on Chapter News.