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PMEA Rep. Council

4:00 @ Manor Middle School

Oct. 23, 2014

Nov. 11, 2014

Dec. 18, 2014

BFF announcements

BFF is looking for pictures of the staff in the community.

Please send picts to wardell.jackson

School Board Meetings:  Link

Oct 20

Nov. 3

Nov. 17

Dec. 2

Jan. 5

Jan 20



Formulary LIST Health America Jan 1st, 2014. pdf. will download

Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Women’s Preventive Services  .jpeg will download posted 8/20/12

In network Urgent Care facilities - updated Oct 4, 2013. pdf will down load.

President's Message
President's Payday Reminder 9/26/2014:

Dear Members:

My apologies for the lateness of my payday reminder.  I was out sick Monday through Wednesday this week and just getting caught up today!

  I just received the finalized membership roster, but I have not gotten to add the new members to the distribution list, so if there is a new member in your building, please forward today's payday reminder to them.  If you are a mentor, please forward this to the teacher you are mentoring.

MAGNETS!:  Building reps received the new PMEA magnets at our first meeting yesterday.  Everyone gets one free magnet!  If, however, you would like to purchase more (maybe one for your classroom and one for your car, or you have two cars, etc.), please e-mail Amy Niemkiewicz.  You can purchase as many extras as you would like for a mere $2!!  Thank you, Dell, for ordering and lugging the magnets around for us!

Do you want 4 more years of torture?:  I hope that got your attention!  As we approach the November 4th election, it is extremely important that we do all that we can to secure our future as professionals.  One critical way of doing so is donating to PACE.  The Lancaster County Coordinating Council of Local Education Associations has set a goal of raising $20,000 by October 17.  We have all challenged each other to activate our members to making a donation of whatever size you are comfortable giving.  Please go to and make a PACE donation online today.  You will be helping to end the professional torture to which we have been subjected.

New Member/Mentor Dinner:  Each year the Lancaster County Coordinating Council holds a New Member/Mentor dinner at the Eden Resort.  It is an excellent opportunity to meet new teachers and mentors throughout the county, and it is FREE to you!  LCCC covers the cost of the new teachers, and PMEA covers the cost of the mentors.  I have a given a brief overview below, but I have attached the full flyer.  If you are interested in going, please e-mail John Matusek by next Friday, October 2.  I will be in attendance.

LCCC New Member Dinner

Eden Resort Inn & Suites

222 Eden Road

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Wednesday, October 15, 2014



A  G  E  N  D  A


   5:00 pm - 5:45 pm            Registration / Social Meet & Greet                                                           

   6:00 pm      Welcome by Tom Ferrari, LCCC President

   6:10 pm - 6:15 pm            Vendors

   6:15 pm - 6:35 pm            Jerry Oleksiak, PSEA Vice President

   6:35 pm – 7:00 pm           Kevin F. Gilbert, NEA Executive Committee

                                                (see attached photo and biographical sketch)

  6:30 pm Dinner (will be served during speakers presentations)

PMEA Website:  Dell Jackson and Erick Dutchess will be posting items on the "Buy and Sell" section of our website (  Please send them an e-mail at or  Don't forget that you can access our current contract on our site.

October Representative Council Meeting:  The first meeting of the year is scheduled for Thursday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the faculty room at Manor Middle School.  All members are welcome to attend.

Mary Kay

Mary Kay Fair
Penn Manor Education Association

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PMEA Spotlight

Penn Manor Guidance Department recently present information as a school board meeting about programs and functions of the guidance department on career readiness. Thanks Melissa Ostrowski for presenting and providing us with information.

PMSD Counseling Department K-12 College and Career Readiness



Grade 5—4 Lessons—PA Career Education and Work Standards


Grade 7—Career Day,

                  Career Exploration Lesson


Grade 8—Career Day,

                  Two Career Exploration Lessons,

                  Career Shadowing


Grade 9—Importance of 4-Year Planning/HS Success Lesson,

                 Graduation Project Lesson

Grade 10-10th grade Academic Success,

                 Intro to PSAT testing,  PSAT results interpretation

                 CTC Cluster Information,

                 Dual Enrollment Workshop,      

                 CTC Tours,

Grade 11- College Application Process Assembly,

                 Financial Aid Workshop,

                 PSAT Testing-Pre and Post Testing instruction and interpretation,


                 Dual Enrollment Workshop,      

                 Stevens Program Presentation and tour,

                 SAT and ACT site administration,

                 CTC Presentation, CTC Tours,


                Individual 11th Grade Interview—late winter/spring of Junior Year

                        Includes making sure on target with all planning-credits, NCAA, Honors

                        Make sure transcript is accurate/updated with activities,

                        Guide course selection decisions,

                        Identify goals, outline process for steps needed to work toward goals,

                        Teach/Model/ how and where to locate information on post-secondary                                  options,

                        Advise on school visit, selection and entrance requirements,                 

                        Provide supporting website, printed materials,

                        Information sent home to families


Grade 12- FAFSA PIN Sign -ups,

                  Parchment Lesson,


                  Undecided Senior Meetings and Tour options,- HACC,           Stevens, CareerLink,                                     CTC Adult Education,

                  Senior Interview: Goal Setting with student post-secondary plan,

                                               Clarifying options, deadlines, requirements for application,

                                                Ensuring transcript is up to date and submitted,

                                                NCAA deadlines met,

                                                Scholarship information shared,

                                                FAFSA assistance



Provided to grades 9-12—Education Day, Career Seminars, Course Selection Presentations and Advising, Parchment Electronic Transcript Service, Updated PMHS Counseling Blog with significant Scholarship page,  on site ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP testing, Financial Aid Night, Community Service Resource List,



9-12 Career Oriented Graduation Project: 

Grade 9          Complete Career Matchmaker interest inventory,

                        Create a Resume,

Grade 10       School Comparison activity,

                        Informational Career Interviews,

                        Update Resume,

Grade 11       Career Shadowing,

                        Community Service,

                        Update Resume

Grade 12       Reflection Paper




Parent Offerings:

Education Day

Financial Aid Night

My Smart Borrowing Workshop

FAFSA Completion Workshop

Planning meetings as requested



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