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December 2 2015 FEA Europe Update

Lisa's FEA Europe Update

03 December 2015

 

1.   TSP Returns

2.   Retirement Articles

3.   NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities

4.   NEA Bully Free Climate Summit

5.   Links to December/January Teaching Resources

6.   A Little Humor

7.   Quote of the Week

 

 

 

1.    TSP Returns:  Click on the link below to access the latest TSP returns.

http://www.myfederalretirement.com/public/237.cfm?sd=15

 

 

2.    Retirement Articles: Below are links to several retirement articles I thought you might find of interest. 

 

Health Savings Accounts Allow Individuals to Pay for Current Medical Expenses and to Save to Pay for Future Medical Expenses

http://www.myfederalretirement.com/public/Health-Savings-Accounts-Pay-Save-for-Medical-Expenses.cfm

 

New 'Planning for Retirement' Online Tool Helps in Decision of When to Claim Social Security

http://www.myfederalretirement.com/public/Planning-for-Retirement-Online-Tool-Aids-in-Decision-of-When-to-Claim-Social-Security.cfm

 

2016 TSP Contribution Limits

http://www.myfederalretirement.com/public/2016-TSP-Contribution-Limits.cfm

 

OPM Schedules Additional Limited Enrollment Period for Self Plus One for Active Federal Employees

http://www.myfederalretirement.com/public/FEHB-Self-Plus-One-Limited-Enrollment-Period.cfm

 

New FEHB Self Plus One Enrollment Option:
Who Will It Benefit?

http://www.myfederalretirement.com/public/New-FEHB-Self-Plus-One-Enrollment-Option.cfm?sd=15

 

2016 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles Announced

http://www.myfederalretirement.com/public/2016-Medicare-Parts-A-B-Premiums-and-Deductibles-Announced.cfm

 

2016 Thrift Savings Plan Contribution Limits Announced by IRS

http://www.myfederalretirement.com/public/2016-Thrift-Savings-Plan-Contribution-Limits-Announced-by-IRS.cfm?sd=15

 

Get a Free Subscription to the My Federal Retirement Email Newsletter

http://www.myfederalretirement.com/public/department75.cfm

 

3.    NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators :

http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs

 

Attached is document outlining the entire program.

 

Thank you to Brian Chance, NEA Director for FEA, for sharing.

4.    NEA Bully Free School Climate Summit: The purpose of the NEA Bully Free School Climate Summit was to bring together researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and other key education stakeholders who share the National Education Association's (NEA) commitment to keeping students safe and supported.

Specifically, the Summit focused on the critical role that a positive school climate plays in the prevention of bullying and the promotion of positive youth development. The goals of the Summit were threefold:

 

(1) pinpoint the various components of school climate and their relevance to youth violence and bullying prevention;

 (2) discuss ways to measure school climate;

(3) provide concrete ways to improve school climate through school-wide programs and interventions.

 

The National Education Association brought together researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and other key education stakeholders to discuss and frame the critical role that school climate plays in the prevention of bullying for a day-long summit during National Bullying Prevention Month.

 

The National Education Association brought together researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and other key education stakeholders to discuss and frame the critical role that school climate plays in the prevention of bullying for a day-long summit during National Bullying Prevention Month.

 

http://www.nea.org/home/neabullyfree.html

 

It just takes one caring adult to stop bullying:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLTXm_nHf7wxRr6HolS5oXjpKd82PHLjd4?enablejsapi=1&v=42YXvwLG0pc&feature=player_embedded

 

Toolkits: NEA's Bullyfree It Starts With Me:

http://www.nea.org/home/63946.htm

 

Download posters: 

http://www.nea.org/home/63948.htm

 

Thank you to Brian Chance, NEA Director for FEA, for sharing.

 

5.    Links to December/January Teaching Resources:

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/monthly-resources/january.php

https://www.pinterest.com/busybritt/december-january-teaching-ideas/

https://www.pinterest.com/weareteachers/winter-crafts-activities-december-january-and-febr/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/winter/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/

http://lessonplanspage.com/seasonalthemes-htm/

http://themes.atozteacherstuff.com/2087/winter-teaching-ideas-printables-lessons-activities/

http://www.ilovethatteachingidea.com/

http://www.edhelper.com/January.htm

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/

http://superteacherideas.com/

 

 

6.    A Little Humor to End the Week or Start the Weekend---depends upon your point of view:

 

A man in a passenger jet finds himself sitting next to a parrot. The man calls over a stewardess and asks for a coffee.  The parrot screeches, "And while you're there, get me a gin and tonic, you fat cow!" A few moments later the stewardess returns with the parrot's drink. Again the man asks for a coffee. The Parrot screeches, "And while you're at it, get me some peanuts, you stupid old tramp." The stewardess hurries away and comes back with the parrot's peanuts. The man asks where the coffee is but the parrot screeches, "Now get me a class of water, you old hag!" The stewardess quickly brings the parrot a glass of water. By now the man is annoyed at not getting his coffee after asking three times, so he decides to act like the parrot, "Listen, you moron!" he shouts. "Get me some coffee, pronto!" The stewardess has had enough. She calls over two stewards and the man and the parrot are thrown out of the plane. As the man and the parrot plummet toward the ground, the parrot says, "Well, you've certainly got a lot of guts for someone who can't fly."

---from Man Walks into a Bar, by Stephen Arnott and Mike Haskins

 

 

7.     Quote for the Week:  "A finished person is a boring person."---Anna Quindlen

 

Have a GREAT weekend!

 

Lisa Ali

FEA Europe North Area Director