THE HENTON HEADLINES
February 10, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week
Annual MASE/MASA Federal Advocacy Trip to Washington D.C. moves to virtual format:
Beginning last fall, MASA staff contacted Minnesota’s eight representatives and two senators in congress asking for in-person meetings the week of February 21. After countless emails back and forth, few in-person meetings were offered by our elected officials and most of the meetings we were able to schedule will be with their aides. Consequently, the planned trip moved to one of virtual meetings. It would not be a prudent use of the organization’s funds to travel to D.C. to participate in virtual meetings.
If you have topics you would like us to discuss in our virtual meetings with our congressional legislators, please send them to me and I will be sure to address them in our meetings.
Little Falls Assistant Superintendent selected for award!
Aaron Sinclair was named the “Change Management District Leader of the Year!” The award was presented at the National Conference on Digital Convergence. According to information released on the award, “The Change-Management District Leader of the Year award goes to the district leader who has demonstrated effective leadership through second-order change using Modern Teacher’s Digital Convergence Framework.” Congratulations Assistant Superintendent Sinclair!
Need Confidential Professional Advice?
Thanks to the generosity of the MASA Foundation, a Professional Assistance Team (P.A.T.) stands ready to be of assistance to you. All members of the team are experienced educators who will be able to consult with you and share advice. Don’t hesitate to lean on them for support during your most challenging days as a leader.
We are in the business of helping others and telling them to take care of themselves. It’s OK to ask for assistance for yourself!
Saint Paul Public Schools
|Feb. 1||First Day of African American History Month|
|Feb. 7 - 11||National School Counseling Week|
|Feb. 21||President's Day|
|Feb. 21 - 25||Public Schools Week|
|Feb. 25||Digital Learning Day|
|March 1||MDE: Statutory Deadline for Dissemination of Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Information to Families|
|March 1||First day of Women's History Month|
|March 4||Maintenance Workers Appreciation Day & Employee Appreciation Day|
|March 9||MASA Great Start & Finance Academy | Minneapolis Marriott NW|
|MASA Board Meeting | Minneapolis Marriot NW|
|March 10 - 11||MASA/MASE Spring Conference|
|April 20||MASA Great Start Cohort|
|June 23-24||MASA Board of Directors Retreat | Minneapolis Marriott NW|
|October 1||MASA Board of Directors Meeting | Madden's on Gull Lake|
|October 2-4||MASA Fall Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake|