The Juneau Education Association is proud to announce its annual scholarship awards for the 2020-2021 school year. This scholarship is made possible and funded by JEA membership dues and by individual contributions.
Qualification information and application materials are now available on the JEA Website here: https://yourjea.org/jea-scholarship/
The Juneau Education Association (JEA) is coordinating some COVID-19 appropriate activities for its annual Read Across Alaska events in March. The purpose of Read Across Alaska is to promote reading in Alaska and to honor Alaskan authors.
JEA is working in collaboration with City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation, Juneau Public Libraries, Sealaska Heritage Institute, and the Juneau School District to provide virtual and physically distanced experiences like:
- Virtual Kick-Off event with special guest Michaela Goade, Caldecott Winner and hometown illustrator on Wednesday, March 3, 1:00 pm via Zoom.
- StoryPaths – Get outside and read three of Michaela Goade’s books along hiking trails in the community.
- IditaRead Challenge – We’re making a list of resources to share with teachers.
- Virtual Guest Readers – We’re making a list of contacts for teachers.
Stay tuned for more details on events and resources on our Read Across Alaska webpage!
Food for thought from a teacher/parent:
You, as parents, set the tone of this upcoming year. When your district announces the plans, read them in private; discuss with your spouse/partner alone or away from your children. Then, when you gather your children, tell them as cheerfully as possible how the fall will go. Buy or make a mask that they pick out and tell them how proud you are that they want to keep others safe. Tell them to simply try their best. They are watching your reaction and will respond accordingly. It is fine if you feel disappointment, anger, sad, or worried; but please, remember that your tone will guide your child’s attitude toward the upcoming year, and you want the year to begin as smoothly as possible. Together, we can weather this tumultuous time and give our children the best chance at a successful and positive year. 🍏