Spring 2016

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calendar OFFICER PHOTO BY JOHN KILPPER; COMMIT TEE PHOTO BY ELAINE ACKER | 5 spring 2016 calendar MARCH MARCH 1 Application/entry deadlines: Educator of the Year Award, Local Unit of the Year Award, Campus Representative of the Year Award, and Sam Houston Award for Political Involvement MARCH 2 Texas Independence Day MARCH 4 Texas Public Schools Week ends MARCH 7–11 National School Breakfast Week MARCH 13 Daylight Savings Time begins (turn clocks ahead one hour) MARCH 15 Deadline: State ofcer nominations and proposed bylaws amendments and resolutions due in state ofce MARCH 25 State ofce closed for Good Friday APRIL APRIL 1 36th anniversary of ATPE's founding APRIL 8 State Board of Education meeting APRIL 10–16 National Library Week APRIL 18–22 Public School Volunteer Week APRIL 21 San Jacinto Day APRIL 22–23 Spring committee meetings: ATPE-PAC, Bylaws, Legislative, Resolutions, and Public Information APRIL 27 Administrative Professionals' Day MAY MAY 2–6 Teacher Appreciation Week MAY 4 National School Nurse Day MAY 11 Texas Public School Paraprofessional Day MAY 6–12 National School Nurse Week MAY 13–14 ATPE Board of Directors meeting MAY 18 National Speech Pathologist Day MAY 30 State ofce closed for Memorial Day JUNE JUNE 1 Entry deadline for ATPE Communications Award ATPE is the preeminent public educator association in Texas and makes a diference in the lives of educators and schoolchildren. In partnership with all stakeholders, we are committed to providing every child an equal opportunity to receive an exemplary public education. THE ATPE VISION 2015–16 ATPE State Ofcers Richard Wiggins, Byron Hildebrand, Carl Garner, Julleen Bottoms, and Cory Colby. Members enjoy serving on ATPE committees.

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