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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
March 28th, 2008

 

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SW ABE - MARSHALL REGION

1.    Time Sheets - for March 17th -31st should be in the office by noon on Wednesday, April 2nd.
 
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2.     March Attendance/Intakes/CASAS are due to Barb by Wednesday, April 2nd.
 
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3.     March 31 to April 4 - Barb will be out of the office
 
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4.    Inventory -
You were given information on Inventory at the January meeting.  A reminder that these should be turned in by April 15th. This is coming quickly! 

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5.   Wish Lists - We do have funds for new instructional materials.  Your "Wish Lists" should be turned in no later than May 1st.  Call if you need a catalog or other information.  If you do not have a copy of the "Wish List" form, please email Barb and it will be sent to you. 
 
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6.    Spring Regional - Friday April 18 - Jackpot Junction - If you wish to attend, you should do your own registration (but let Barb know). You will be reimbursed once you have attended - again paid according to number of CEUs earned. We will pay mileage - please try to car pool if at all possible.  You can register at http://mnabe.themlc.org/ABEcalendar.html  Look for the link to Southwest Regional Workshop.  Registration deadline is April 15th.
 
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7.    CASAS -
We will begin phasing in the new Life and Works Reading series very shortly.  After May 1st we will use only the Life & Works for reading assessments.  You should have received the testing information. 
 
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8.    The Marshall FFA Chapter is selling local business discount cards to raise funds for the families affected by the Cottonwood bus crash.  All proceeds will be donated to the Lakeview (Cottonwood) Bus Accident fund at the chapter's banquet on April 18th.  The cards cost $15, but have nearly instant savings with such things as $.05 off/gallon of gas for an entire year, buy one, get one free whoppers for an entire year, $5.00 off many local businesses including County Fair Foods, Runnings, Ampride, and more! 
 
If you would like to purchase a card, contact Paul Lanoue or Eric Sawatzke at paul.lanoue@marshall.k12.mn.us or eric.sawatzke@marshall.k12.mn.us.  Cards can also be ordered through marshallffa@hotmail.com.
 
Thank you!
The Marshall FFA Chapter

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9.    Spring Regional on April 18th

I would encourage staff wanting to attend the Spring Regional for Southwest Minnesota to register soon.
Registration can be done at the following website    www.hamline.edu/gse/academics/centers/sltl/atlas/index.html
Registrations need to be made by Friday, April 11th - Thanks!

Southwest Regional In-Service
Friday, April 18, 2008
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Jackpot Junction Casino
Convention Center
Morton, MN
 

The Southwest Regional ABE Professional Development Coordinator of the Minnesota Department of Education along with the ATLAS program at Hamline University are pleased to offer this workshop for professional development.  CEU’s indicating attendance will be provided. 

Dealing with Negative Attitudes in the Workplace
Featured Speaker: Steve Gilliland, CSP

Many people are being robbed, but the culprit hasn’t been arrested.  Who is this elusive criminal?  Negativism!  It is a thief robbing life of adventure and joy, affecting every institution of society.  Bad attitudes can cost you plenty in terms of productivity and morale – because not only do problem employees perform poorly, they make it tough for everyone else to do their jobs.
Steve Gilliland will show you how to turn negative attitudes into positive behaviors and problems into opportunities.  You’ll learn why people have bad attitudes in the first place and explore ways to head off conflict and confront people about their bad attitudes.  You’ll also learn powerful new ways to deal with the by-products of bad attitudes – resistance to change and personality conflicts. 
Tolerating an employee’s negative attitude “as long as the job gets done” is no longer an acceptable response.  It is time to discover the power of disarming the bad attitude and the difference it makes.  Armed with information you glean from this session, you’ll be on your way to finding win-win solutions that will have you and your colleagues working effectively – together.

Registration and continental breakfast will begin promptly at 8:30. 

Registrations must be received by Fri. April 11, 2008.

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10.  Correction: The date for this event is Monday, April 7th  - not April 17th as previously stated.

    April Disability and Racism workshop   

The Southwestern Center for Independent Living and the Office of Cultural Diversity at Southwest Minnesota State University have been working with people from diverse cultures and people with disabilities in southwest Minnesota respectively for a combined 30 plus years. Throughout this time we have learned that there are numerous challenges faced by people from diverse cultures and people with disabilities in accessing services in our social and economic structures while striving to achieve an independent lifestyle that is respectful of culture and diversity. This conference is brought to our community to provide education about the challenges faced. This years presenters will offer personal and professional views of systemic barriers experienced in their lives. Striking thought provoking parallels between disability and racism issues will be talked about. The views presented will come from local, national and historical perspectives.

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        Marshall ABE Links                
 

 Southwest ABE - home page for Granite Falls, Jackson, Marshall, and Worthington consortiums.
http://southwestabe.org/  

Marshall ABE Bookmarks - tons of cool bookmarks - educational and non-educational
http://ikeepbookmarks.com/marshallabe  

Tech Tips - Read new and old Tech Tips here.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/techtips.htm  

Reading Skills for Today's Adults - new stories posted regularly 
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/reading_skills_home.htm 

Announcements - Weekly announcements are posted here each week on Friday.
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Barb Glaeser
SW ABE - Marshall
607 West Main
Marshall, MN 56258
507-537-7046
marshallabe@starpoint.net