Monday, August 26, 2013

Labor Night At the Loons

Tricia and Darla pose with Rall E. Camel 
"I loved every minute,"  said MCEA member Wendy Winters about Labor Night at the Loons.  Wendy was one of five MCEA members to win tickets to the game.  It was a gorgeous night at the park with a huge crowd of over 6.000 people.   At least 150 kids stopped by our MCEA table for temporary tattoos and to enter an estimation jar contest.  Thank you to Carrie Florey, Darla Iaquinta, Katherine Metiva, Krista Tate, Tricia Clancy, and Vi Colin for working at our MCEA table and helping to create a favorable image of teachers' unions in our community.    

Saturday, October 13, 2012

MCEA Annual Boots and Books Drive 

October 24-November 15, 2013

Boots and books collected during the 2012 boot drive.

Boots and books collected during the 2011 boot drive. 

For the past 2 years, Midland teachers have collected  boots and books for needy families in our community through our annual Boots and Books drive. Each year MCEA members collected about 70 pairs of boots and about 100 books.  MCEA teachers plan to collect an even greater number of boots this year. Each pair of boots will be paired with at least one book that is an appropriate reading level for a child who wears that size boot. "We know that providing a warm pair of boots will get kids out in the snow and being active this winter.  Then, we want them to come inside and snuggle up with a good book," said Boots and Books chair Tricia Clancy.  The boots and books will be collected from October 22 through November 12.  The items will be donated to the community clothes closets at West Midland Family Center, North Midland Family Center and the Caregiving Network to be distributed to those who need them.