Week of November 23, 2020

Message from the President

My Thanksgiving Message

The last eight plus months have been challenging for all of us. Whether you want your students back in-person full time, in hybrid or continue in full-remote, all of our jobs have changed and become significantly more difficult. Many of you had to become technology experts overnight, switch gears quickly and still try to teach your curriculum, meet IEPs, hold small groups, run the school office, provide meals to students and everything else that goes into the jobs of the staff of our district. This entire situation is not ideal - that's probably an understatement. And to add to that, the lack of clear direction from the Board is extremely frustrating.

As we enter the week of Thanksgiving, I want to take this time to say thank you. I want to say thank you to all of you - the people who make this district go everyday. Our work days and nights are long and challenging, no one can deny that fact. And our idea of school is not ideal right now, but it will get better. You all have worked to reach your students or meet the needs of students in whatever role you play and for that I am grateful.

Please accept my sincerest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you take time for yourself to rest and relax. You have absolutely earned.

Know Your Contract

Para-Educator Negotiations

The Para-Educator Negotiations met on Monday, November 16th. The session was a good start after an 8 month break. Our next scheduled session for Negotiations is Monday, December 14th at 1:00pm.

Teacher Negotiations

The Teacher Negotiations team will meet for an internal meeting later this afternoon. Our first negotiations session with the district will be Thursday, December 10th at 4:00pm via Zoom.

Toys for Tots Drive

Toys for Tots Drive - now until December 1st

Toys can be dropped off at the Union Office Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm. If you prefer to send a monetary donation, make checks payable to Nashua Teachers' Union and send it to:

Nashua Teachers' Union

Toys for Tots Drive

7C Taggart Drive

Nashua, NH 03060

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


For the latest information and updates from NTU COPE, click here.

Upcoming Meetings: no meeting scheduled

On A Positive Note

All comments/posts have been shared somewhere in Nashua about a staff member or school.

Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Showdown

We have a winner!!! It should be no surprise that Stuffing crushed Mashed Potatoes with more than 65% of the vote! Thanks to everyone for participating.

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

How to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

When I was teaching 1st grade, I would ask my students how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey. Each student wrote their own recipe for cooking a turkey. I have never laughed so hard in my life reading their recipes. Here are 2 new recipes from November 2010.

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For the BOE agendas and minutes, click here

Upcoming Events

  • November 23rd

      • Remote Learning Day

  • November 24th

      • Remote Learning Day

  • November 25th - November 27th

      • No School; Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  • November 30th

      • BOE Human Resources Committee Meeting, 5:30pm, via Zoom

      • Board of Education Meeting, 6:00pm, via Zoom

  • November 30th - December 11th

      • Remote Learning

  • December 1st

      • Executive Board, 4:00pm, via Zoom

  • December 3rd

      • Internal Food Service Negotiations, 2:00pm, Union Office

  • December 8th

      • Board of Directors Meeting, 4:15pm, via Zoom

  • December 10th

      • Teacher Negotiations, 4:00pm, via Zoom

  • December 12th

      • Teacher Leaders via Zoom

  • December 14th

      • Para Negotiations, 1:00pm, via Zoom (for Negotiations Team only)

      • BOE Curriculum and Evaluation Committee Meeting, 6:00pm, via Zoom

  • December 15th

      • BOE Policy Committee Meeting, 6:00pm, via Zoom

  • December 21st

      • BOE Human Resources Committee Meeting, 5:30pm, via Zoom

      • Board of Education Meeting, 6:00pm, via Zoom

  • December 24th - January 3rd

      • No School; Have a great break!

Questions? Comments? Need Assistance? Contact a member of the Executive Board

Trying to email Adam? Make sure to use president@nashuatu.org