Salary checking

With the new year comes new paychecks and concerns about their accuracy.

This year, there are two options to check that things are all right.

First, Donna Snyder told Ben that she’d explain it to anyone who sends her an email as being “the easiest way.” (This is one of many reasons that we at have been a fan of Donna since our hiring date.) You can do that through school email.

If you like to do things yourself, log in and use the spreadsheet I’ll put up in the next Members Only post.

Most of the time, things should “just work.” If they don’t, JETA is always standing by to help out!

Dollars for Scholars Form

For your convenience, there’s now a Dollars for Scholars payroll deduction document under the “Members Only” menu “Forms” section.

Thanks for supporting this great organization that benefits the students that we teach!

Private Posts

I heard via text that “there was a problem” seeing the post about the contract.

It probably stems from the fact that I have set the post to private so that non-members can’t see it or join in.

If you log in, you should be able to see it and comment. Sorry for any confusion. –Dave. Move

If you’ve been using my website for quick links, I had to move it this weekend.

It’s now up at Sorry for any inconvenience.

There are no words for this.

Forgive me for not being able to write anything original right now:
Friday, November 20, 2015 4:30 PM
It is with sadness and regret that I inform you of the untimely death of Mike Gallagher.
Mike was a first grade teacher who touched the lives of our youngest learners. 
Mike filled his classroom with sports paraphernalia and his students became avid fans of all things Philadelphia even though many of them did not know where that was.
As a colleague, Mike was generous, caring, and genuine.
He was all about family and was most recently a loving caretaker of his father.
Once we become aware of how we can help his family and show our respects we will provide the details.
I know you will all keep Mike and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Jim and Janice

Corporate Challenge Update

Great news on the Corporate Challenge front!

Jessica Paquette is arranging to get a tent, a caterer, and a husband to watch our stuff while we run.

We will no longer have to hang out on the fringes of Route 370, looking like homeless people.

The team is now up to 15 people and growing. Please sign up by the 26th so that I can order the correct number of shirts!

Exec. Meeting Re-Scheduled for Wed. 4/15

The Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Monday 4/13 has been rescheduled for Wednesday 4/15. Since email is down, I am sending this out here and will follow-up with an email to the committee from school when email is functional. As always, all members are welcome to attend.  We will still meet at Elbridge Elementary. Please spread the word:)

March for Education, Auburn, 3/26

On Thursday, March 26th, at 6:30pm, at Veteran’s Memorial Park (next to the County Office Building) in Auburn, JETA will participate in a March to Support Public Education in CNY.  Bring your family, friends, and colleagues and join us in making a statement against Governor Cuomo’s educational reform agenda.  Now is also a great time to call your State Senator and remind them to support public education, equitable school funding, local control and the tenure rights that allow all of us to effectively advocate for our students and to be politically active citizens…So let’s march!


JETA is a Proud Sponsor Of

The Jordan Elbridge Musical Players!

While the Governor plays politics with our kids’ and teachers’ futures, our members are here working for the future in the present.

This is what we are placing in this year’s playbill.

Break a leg, but never your wings, Eagles!


In Honor of…..

154 Students,

12 Teachers,

Over 200 Volunteers,

8,842 Community Members,

And One Memorable Performance,


Best Wishes to

The Cast, Crew, and Band of

Kiss Me, Kate!

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JETA—Jordan Elbridge Teachers Association

Great things happen when we work together.

Upcoming Forums & Rallies

There have been many rallies and forums across the state in the last several weeks to protest recent proposed reforms to education and teaching.  Below is a list of some local upcoming forums and rallies in and around the CNY region that might be of interest. Please let me know if you plan on attending any of these, so that perhaps, we can carpool and attend in number!


March 16 Liverpool HS 6 PM
March 19 Lancing Middle School 6:30 PM
March 19 Geneva, NY @ Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva Room, 7 PM
March 19 Spencerport, Spencerport High School, 7 PM
March 19 OCC Syracuse, 6 PM
March 23 Fulton Jr. High 6:30 PM
March 24 Monticello HS 6:30 PM
March 26 Syracuse City Roberts Elem. 7PM