Europe Update

Terry's Update

11 December, 2019

1. FEA Europe Election Information
2. Holiday Travels
3. Winter Solstice
4. Deadlines for Mailing for Holidays
5. Office of Personnel Management Open Season
6. NEA Classroom Management Ideas
7. Mark your Calendar Events
8. Area Director's Travels

1. Members Nominated for FEA Offices for SY 18-19 in Europe East 1, 2, and Europe West

Division Representative EE1
Will Buckley
Adele Collins

Division Representative EE2
Stephen James

Division Representative EEW
Anita Lang
Rebecca Zubia

Division 1 Human & Civil Rights
DiAnna Martinez

Division 2 Human & Civil Rights Division
(none listed)

West Human & Civil Rights
(none listed>

Europe Human & Civil Rights
Patricia Hannon

FEA Representative to the NEA Representative Assembly

Europe East Division 1
Alethea Daniels
Julie Munoz-Bradford
William Buckley
William Herb

Europe East 2 Division 2
Amy Rush
Danielle Rodriguez
Romy Kerstetter

Europe West
Tom Bohler
Rebecca Zubia

2. Holiday Travels - For those of you traveling during the upcoming Winter Break it's a good idea to make sure you have copies of all your passports and other important documents stored separately from the originals. Make sure you have up-to-date contact information in your wallet or purse in the event of an accident, etc. You may want to include local contact information as well as stateside contacts. It is also a good idea to let a colleague know your travel plans and contact numbers in case of emergency.

3. Winter Solstice -- This year the winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, begins on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 5:19 am CET, and is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere

4. Deadlines for mailing Packages for the Holidays:

5. Office of Personnel Management Open Season -- Open Season is now closed. If you made any changes, please check your LES in mid-January to make sure that they are reflected there.

6. NEA Classroom Ideas -- Here are some very good classroom ideas for management and inspiration of students. Click here NEA has a number of articles that can let you know what's happening stateside as well as ideas for your classroom here to help students connect with material, inspire them, and help you help yourself with the mental health it takes to get through a day with students.

7. Mark Your Calendar-
December 21--January 5 -- Winter Break for Most DoDDS
December 22 -- Winter Soltice
December 25 -- Hanukkah
December 25 -- Christmas Day
December 26 -- January 1 Kwaanzaa
January 6 ---- School Resumes
January 20 -- Martin Luther King Holiday
January 18 -- Winnie the Pooh Day (The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne)
January 23 -- National Handwriting Day (re-introduce ourselves to a pen or pencil) also John Hancock's birthday
February 2 --- Ground Hog Day

8. Area Director's travels -- I will be at Landstuhl and Ramstein on 17-18 December. Please be patient during this time as it could take time to get to all emails. You can always get up-to-the-minute information from and we hope you will logon to see what's up.

Terry McClain
FEA Europe
Area Director