Newsletter January 2011

School Days/School Year Update

By: Dave Najduch, WTA President

School Year

Post Labour Day
( Students & Teachers’)

Classes End
Total No. Of School Days
2010-2011 Tuesday, September 7 Thursday, June 30 193
2011-2012 Tuesday, September 6 Friday, June 29 193
2012-2013 Tuesday, September 4 Friday, June 28 196
2013-2014 Tuesday, September 3 Friday, June 27 194

School Year

Last Day of School before Christmas Vacation


2010-2011 Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Thursday, January 6, 2011
2011-2012 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Monday, January 9, 2012
2012-2013 Friday, December 21, 2012 Monday, January 7, 2013
  • September 6, 2011 (Administrative Day)
  • February 3, 2012
  • March 16, 2012 (Parent/Teacher Conference)
  • April 20, 2012
  • September 26, 2011
  • May 14, 2012

By: Joan Fransen, WTA Vice-President


Life Events for Enrollment Status Change


  • marriage (including common-law after 12 months cohabitation)
  • birth, legal guardianship or adoption of the first eligible child
  • termination of a common-law relationship; or

Note:  you must enroll within 90 days of the life event

Reminder: Call for nominations For the 2011/2012 WTA Executive Election

What is the WTA?

Who can be an Executive member?

What will I do if elected?
All Executive members attend a retreat/workshop to become familiar with current issues and to determine (based on interest and experience) which committee they
will Chair and/or sit on.  There are committees which require less time and are ideal starting points for new members.

What is the time commitment for an Executive member?
There is one Executive meeting per month. The meeting starts at 4:30 PM and runs between two to four hours (supper is provided.) There is one Council meeting per month commencing at 5:45 PM.  Committees meet at times determined by their mandate, or need, and can vary from two to three times per year to once a month.

What do I get out of it?
Some rewards are extrinsic. Members are reimbursed for travel to Executive meetings and for dependent care. The opportunities for Professional Development are many and all are encouraged to take advantage of them. Substitutes are paid for by the Association when individuals attend PD opportunities.

Is that all?


The Winnipeg Teacher’s Association Social Event

Kyle LeBlanc

At Academy Bowling Lanes
394 Academy Rd.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2010
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Registration begins at 6:30 PM
Only 119 Spots available!
Cost: Free for WTA members.

General Information

Maternity, Parental, Adoptive Leave Seminar
The second and final for the 2010/2011 school year, Maternity, Parental, Adoptive
Leave Seminar being hosted by the WTA Group Benefits Committee is scheduled
for February 10th, 2011.  If you are interested in attending this seminar, please fill
out the registration form, under “Forms” in this Newsletter.