The ACCCEA and You–May 16, 2014

By Di Alicea

Thank you to our membership for participating in our wonderful Wednesday Workshops in April. Your continued participation in our events, activities for students and conferences add value programming. Everyone learned a lot and had a great time having dinner with their colleagues. Sandi Greco, specifically, would like to extend thanks to Caesar Niglio, Heather Peterson and Cheryl Garwood for their help putting the workshops together and the tedious behind-the-scenes work of set-up and break-down.

Perks, Perks!Part of the awesomeness of working here, my friends, is that we get tuition reimbursement for learning cool new things that coincidentally fulfill our graduation requirements. If this is you, please remember to submit your grades to Wendy Gray as soon as they arrive! Hopefully that means you will get to spend that money on say….more classes.

Don’t forget that children, spouses and you, of course, are all eligible to take courses here! That includes credit and noncredit courses.

Another perk is that you work with me, and I am awesome… But enough about me! Please nominate a fellow union member that you know goes above and beyond their call of duty to make life, services and everything just that tiny bit better, and explain how. I will honor them with a mention and photo about their awesomeness in the next CommuniCator and surprise them. Come on, you know someone!

Teacher Appreciation Day, OH MY! Nothing screams appreciation like a loud and boisterous day at a theme park! All teachers will receive a complimentary all-day wristband allowing access to Raging Waters Waterpark, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, June 8, and three amusement piers (Mariner’s Landing and Surfside Pier will be open 12:30-10 p.m., Adventure Pier 2-10 p.m.) Bring a friend and family for only $35 per person. You can collect your free Teacher Wristband and purchase Friends & Family Passes the day of the event at Mariner’s Landing Pier at Schellenger Avenue, Wildwood, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring a current proof of employment as a teacher (Photo ID, current pay stub, etc.) RSVP at by June 4 or call 609-729-3700, ext. 1195, or email

Save Money! This bears repeating…tell your colleagues before doing home upgrades, before buying that new car and before ordering that pool you’ve been promising your family, and definitely before booking your day trips, destination vacations, Broadway or other shows, and other family or solo adventures to call 866-273-5825 and save money. New Jersey Education Association Entertainment Discounts for Employees (code NJEA) can save you up to 40 percent on most of your summer plans. For the flyer and more information, please log in to the member section of

Mark Your Calendar! Batter up my friends…May 16-18 is the tail end of our week at the South Jersey Field of Dreams. There’s still time to soak up the sun, eat hot dogs and slurp soda at the baseball field. It is a great event to get you moving. Family and friends are encouraged to come and cheer you and the kids on in the stands. You can still sign up online.

Keep your area of ACCCEA-related member news exciting and informative. Send your photos, interesting stories and other ACCCEA event happenings to, subject line: CommuniCator.

‘Til next time, keep working together!

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