Week of December 4, 2023

8th Annual Toys for Tots Drive

I'll be coming by this week to pick up the bins from your school. But there is still time to make a monetary donation or send something directly to the Union Office via Amazon or other store. I want to thank everyone who has already made a donation to this drive.

This year marks the 8th Annual Toys for Tots Drive sponsored by the Nashua Teachers' Union.  The blue bins will return for drop off at your school/office. We will continue to have a drop off for new, unwrapped toys at the Union Office.  We will continue to accept monetary donations.  We will take all donations and purchase toys to donate to our drive or donate it directly to the local campaign here in Hillsborough County.  Blue bins will appear in your schools the week of November 1st and we collect items through Friday, December 1st.

We will also accept donations by check or Venmo. Make checks payable to the Nashua Teachers' Union and send to:

Nashua Teachers' Union

Toys for Tots Drive

7C Taggart Drive

Nashua, NH 03060

New this year! Ship a toy to the Office!

People interested in donating can also purchase an item online and ship it directly to the Union Office. If you are interested, please ship the item to the following address:

Nashua Teachers' Union

Toys for Tots Drive

7C Taggart Drive

Nashua, NH 03060

Know Your Contract

Teacher Retirement Deadline Notice

Attention teachers considering retirement at the end of this school year!!!

Under Article 4.9A of the contract, in order to be eligible for your severance, you must submit a binding letter of retirement to the Superintendent no later than February 1, 2024.

Sample Retirement Letter

I would also suggest that you set up an appointment with the New Hampshire Retirement System.  In order to receive your severance, you must provide a copy of your first retirement check.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Election Committee

Election Committee Members Needed

The 2024 NTU Election is coming in April. We will begin preparing for that election at the Election Committee meeting on Monday, December 11th at 4:00pm via Zoom. We are still in need of a few more members to join us. If you are interested in being on the committee, please contact Adam (president@nashuatu.org). 

Vacancies on the Board of Directors

The following positions are vacant on the Board of Directors. Vacancies are either a one or two year term (see date next to each position for when the term expires). The Board of Directors meetings monthly to discuss Union related issues, actions, and other business as needed. Board members also help disseminate information from the Union Office, meet with administration for questions about contracts, and assist members with questions, concerns and when meeting with administration. Members of the Board Directors are supported by the Grievance Chairs and the Executive Board. If you have any questions, or are interested in one of the vacant positions, please contact Adam (president@nashuatu.org). 

Nashua High North

Teacher Representative (2024)

Amherst Street

Teacher Representative (2024)

Dr. Crisp

Paraeducator Representative (2024)

Franklin Street

Teacher Representative (2025)

Paraeducator Representative (2024)

Main Dunstable

Paraeducator Representative (2024)

New Searles

Teacher Representative (2025)

Title 1

One (1) Unit Representative (2024)

Food Service

One (1) Unit Representative (2025)

Have an idea for the Just for Fun section?  Send it to Adam (president@nashuatu.org).

Treehouses for the Win

I think I would have picked a treehouse too. And we're not talking about your treehouse as kid!

Dad Joke of the Week

Why was Cinderella so bad at soccer?

She kept running away from the ball!

Just for Fun

This week's Just for Fun talks about Christmas Snow. Are you hoping for a White Christmas?

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Upcoming Events 

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