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Where Have All the Pencils Gone?

Tips from NEA Educators in Classrooms Around the US

If I had a nickel for every pencil I’d given out in my classroom which then disappeared into the student cloud, I’d be rich enough to buy my own pencil company! How do you hold onto your precious pencils after lending them to students? Use one of these tried and true tips and have fun in the process.

 

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IEA Member Benefits Launches New Website

“No foolin!”  (This is April Fool’s Day, don’tcha know.)

IEA Member Benefits has launched a new website in response to advice from the IEA Technical Specialist. This will make IEA Member Benefits more visible to you, our valued members.  Now you can get to all of the benefits available to you as an association member more quickly.

See us at ieamemberbenefits.org and continue to learn and use the dozens of benefits available to you that makes your membership valuable.  Be sure to bookmark this site.

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May is Member Appreciation Month!

This notice is a month early but we wanted to give you a “heads up” so you can get ready! We’ll remind you again with the May newsletter.

NEA Member Benefits is going all out to celebrate NEA members throughout May! Here’s how we’re appreciating YOU all month long

31 Days of Giving – You’ll have a chance to win awesome daily prizes – or the grand prize of $1,000 – every day in May! Starting at noon ET on May 1, go to neamb.com/appreciation every afternoon to find out that day’s giveaway. You can enter once a day, every day, through May 31.

Limited-time deals and freebies – You’ll also have access to lots of exclusive discounts and gifts to thank you for all the hard work you do every day.

This is our way of saying “thank you” for everything that you do to help shape America’s future.

Don’t miss out: Go to neamb.com/appreciation starting May 1!

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Classroom & Professional Resources

As a member of NEA/IEA, you have a variety of resources for your classroom, to pay for additional education, to obtain degrees, and develop professionally. NEA offers details about these resources online at neamb.com. Here are examples of the ways your membership can enhance your professional growth:

  • Articles on achieving a suitable work-life balance;
  • Connect with fellow educators through NEA edCommunities.
  • Get help with your taxes and other educator financial questions.

Staying Healthy During Seasonal Changes

As the temperature begins to drop and the school bells continue ringing, Lysol wants to help you and your students combat unwanted germs. Here are some helpful tips to prevent getting sick from the flu and common cold:

  • Wipe It Down – The flu virus can live on a hard surface for 48 hours. Make sure to disinfect commonly touched surfaces, like keyboards, doorknobs and desks with Lysol Disinfecting Wipes to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria and create a healthy classroom.
  • Avoid Sick Days With approximately 38 million school days missed each year due to influenza alone[1], remind students to practice healthy habits such as proper hand washing and sneezing in the crook of their arm to help keep sick days to a minimum.
  • Stack up the Supplies With all the sticky fingers and germy hands, make sure there are plenty of cleaning supplies stocked in the classroom. Try Lysol Disinfecting Spray to combat those airborne invaders.
  • Collect, Clip and Earn Cash for SchoolsEncourage parents to give back to their child’s schools. Select Lysol cleaning products are eligible for Box Tops for redemption, so schools can earn cash and create a healthy experience for students all year round.

Visit Lysol.com/HealthyHabits for more information on the Healthy Habits rogram. For more information on Lysol’s partnership with Box Tops for Education, please visit Lysol.com/BoxTop.

Lysol works in concert with the National Education Association and the National PTA to provide information on healthy environments in public schools.

[1] CDC. “Vital Health and Statistics. Current Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1996.”; Published October 1999

From the IEA Executive Director

"I feel that being an IEA member is a professional right and responsibility. Partnering with MBC just makes your membership an even more valuable resource." Sue (Scott) Wigdorski Idaho Education Association Executive Director

From the IEA President

"Membership pays in so many ways including the partnership with Member Benefits. In addition to advocacy, professional development, support for our profession, and more, members also receive a vast array of discounts from a score of vendors who support our mission." Penni L. Cyr President, Idaho Education Association