March into Spring

March Wind

March wind is a jolly fellow;
He likes to joke and play.
He turns umbrellas inside out
And blows men’s hats away.

He calls the pussy willows
And whispers in each ear,
“Wake up you lazy little seeds;
Don’t you know that spring is here?”

LOCAL 2545 Members Wanted

Please join us February 7th at Thickwood Heights School 4:30pm

Meeting this month is February 7th at Thickwood Heights.

Meeting start time 4:30pm, understanding that some of you fabulous people do not get off until 4:30, please arrive when you can and safely.

Come and hear about what our committees have been up to. Hear about what Elaine Moore and Elaine Bambridge learned while at the ALF (Alberta Labour of Federation) Winter Week Long School

2016 Scholarship Winners

Thank you to all the applications for our Local 2545 Annual Scholarship awards. Each year in September the local chooses two recipients each receiving a thousand dollars towards their post education. Due to the wild fire, the executive board of local 2545 decided to postpone the deadline from September 1, 2016 to December 1, 2016. 

At the December Membership meeting the Scholarships were given.

Congratulations to Jessica Ryan, daughter of Sister Marilyn Ryan and Alyssa Fortin-Paossi, daughter of Sister Fabiola Paossi-Rasmussen.

“Genuis is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”  – Thomas A Edison

January Local Membership Meeting

Notice of meetingWelcome back! Hopefully you had a nice break and were able to spend time with family and friends. 


Please join us for our LOCAL 2545 January Membership meeting and see what is upcoming this year.

Meeting this month is January 10th at Dr Clark.


Meeting start time 4:30pm, understanding that some of you fabulous people do not get off until 4:30, please arrive when you can and safely.

December Membership Meeting

Notice of meeting


Local 2545 Membership Meeting Thickwood Heights Tuesday December 6th at 4:30 pm
Hoping to see a huge turn out like we had last month. It is known that some fabulous people work until 4:30, please feel free to stop when you are on your way home.
There were a few vacant positions such as “News Letter Editor”,  and Labour Management, and Sargent at Arms. If you are interesting in being more active in your local. These are some great ways to get involved. If you have any questions you can ask them at the meeting!

Lest We Forget

For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Meeting Notice

Membership Meeting- Elections

November 8 @ 4:30 pm5:30 pm

Notice of meetingDue to circumstances our annual membership meeting that normally happens in June, will be held on November 8th, 4:30pm at Dr. Clark Public School.



At this meeting there will be:

Elections for the following

President : as per bylaws

Recording Secretary: As per bylaws

Alberta Library Education Committee – One lucky person gets to represent all of our fabulous Librarians.

Labour Management – This committee meets with members of District Office once a month. Normally it is your President, Vice President and two members who have put their names forward at the meeting.

Alberta Education Employees Committee –  If you are elected to be apart of this committee,. You travel to either Edmonton or Calgary, your accommodations, transportation and a daily allowance are paid. You will meet wonderful people from across the province twice a year and share what is happening in other school districts!! 

Joint Health and Safety  -Organize April 28th Day of Mourning ceremony, and promote safe work procedures and environment, and will continue to protect the rights and safety of our members as they continue on this committee!

Policy Advisory Committee – 

Sargent at Arms –  Ensures our meetings are kept private!!

Trustee: trustees help our treasurer Elaine Moore, by going over the local financials for the year. Plus you get to have dinner!!

“Newspaper Editor” in this roll you will work with the executive to update the website, facebook page and create a hard paper newspaper.

For more information, please feel free to ask your executive, or you can go to the Committees tab on our website



Some Halloween Safety tips for you and your family tomorrow night as you go door to door, care  of Canada Safety Council .


  1. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  2. Children should wear clothing that can easily be seen at night. Retro- reflective materials are best.
  3. Children should trick or treat in one well-known area and not wander into unknown neighborhoods.
  4. All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tampered with it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.
  5. Children should avoid stray animals.
  6. Children should wear masks that do not interfere with vision. Better yet, they can avoid masks by wearing makeup.
  7. Children should watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets.
  8. Costumes should be short enough that the child will not trip.
  9. Trick or treaters should dress appropriately for the weather and carry a flashlight.
  10. For extra safety, organize a Halloween party for children in your neighborhood.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween Everyone