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Teacher discount opportunities


Disney on Ice discount code

You will be able to purchase tickets for any seat at any show using the link and code below offering you greater choice and flexibility with the tickets.


The dates for the shows are as follows:

ECT0312A – Thursday March 12th, 2020 @ 10:30am

ECT0312E – Thursday March 12th, 2020 @ 7:00pm

ECT0313 – Friday March 13th, 2020 @ 7:00pm

ECT0314A – Saturday March 14th, 2020 @ 11:00am

ECT0314M – Saturday March 14th, 2020 @ 3:00pm

ECT0314E – Saturday March 14th, 2020 @ 7:00pm

ECT0315A – Sunday March 15th, 2020 @ 11:00am

ECT0315M – Sunday March 15th, 2020 @ 3:00pm (French Performance)

To buy Disney tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.ca/promo/kwtwmo   Enter the promo code NRGRP


March 18th Senators vs Edmonton Oilers

On March 18th at 7:30pm the Sens host the league’s scoring leaders Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl of the Oilers. RCDSB Teachers can get a 200 level seat for the game for only $100! Contact allieryan@gmail.com for details.


Further Teacher discounts can be found at https://www.edvantage.ca/

Payroll delay over holidays

For the pay of January 2, 2020, the pay will be for the period December 6, 2019 to December 12, 2019.  This means that time worked for casual occasional teachers for December 12 – December 20, 2019 will not be paid until January 16, 2020 pay. 

Professional Development & Learning Fund

For the 2019-20 school year, the members at the Fall General Meeting on Oct 23rd have approved a fund to support the costs of workshops, ABQ/AQs and Professional Learning resources. Members can apply this year, for a qualifications course $100 reimbursement by submitting proof of enrollment and receipt of payment to our president.


Additionally, members may purchase an educational resource book and receive a $50 reimbursement once per year. In order to receive this funding, your chosen resource must be pre-approved (sorry no teacher-pay-teacher stuff). Just email the president, with your name, title of resource, and email address.  After approval, and upon submission of a receipt, a cheque will be issued.


Funds are distributed on a “first come, first served” basis until the budgeted amount is depleted. This year a fund of $5000 was approved at the Fall GM. Keep on learnin’

SmartFind System


Call-out times are in evenings from Sunday to Thursday from 5:45pm until 9:45pm, and in the mornings from Monday to Friday starting at 6:15am until the job start time (So the System will attempt to fill 1/2 day PM jobs throughout the morning).


Adjusting the daily times you wish to receive calls is done through adjusting within the dropdown tab Schedule -> General -> New -> The system will NOT call (and then set a day(s) and timeframe). This is only useful for weekly recurring commitments which prevent you from answering a SmartFind call. This can be adjusted or deleted as your commitments change. Otherwise use the Do Not Call function online or through the phone.


Priority school letters will be mailed out this week. Most eligible members received their first choice. If you wish to receive more calls consider adding more schools to your profile by contacting harringtonl@rcdsb.on.ca Some larger schools still have space on their priority lists.