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Bilingual Educators Networking Session @ CTUF Quest Center
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you love being a bilingual education teacher or teacher aide? Do you feel privileged to serve as a bilingual school clerk or other bilingual support staff? Do you support bilingual students as a school psychologist, social worker or another type of clinician?

Do you wish you had more colleagues outside of school with whom you can discuss the toughest challenges you face as a bilingual educator and brainstorm solutions?

The CTUF Quest Center and the Chicago Teachers Union Latinx Caucus invite you to participate in our first Bilingual Educators Networking Session

We strive to create a space to share perspectives about what improvements need to be made in order to be supported as bilingual educators and improve bilingual education.

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Last Day of Student Attendance (changed due to snow days)
Jun 20 all-day
Poster Making for CTU Pride Parade Contingent @ CTU Center
Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us to make posters, signs, banners in preparation for the Pride Parade June 30!

Teacher-Directed School Improvement Day (updated for snow days)
Jun 21 – Jun 19 all-day

School Improvement Days are non-attendance days for students and are for teachers and staff to review student data, plan instruction, and engage in development aligned to school priorities. They are principal-directed, except April 5, 2019 and June 19, 2019, which are teacher-directed. Due to the snow days this year, this teacher-directed day was moved back by two weekdays to Friday, June 21, 2019.

NOTE: These days are governed by Article 19-2 of the CTU-CPS Contract. The CPS SY18-19 Calendar confirms this day as entirely teacher-directed.

Flex Professional Development Day (Principal-Directed)
Jun 24 all-day

Each school is provided two Professional Development Days: August 27, 2018 and June 20, 2019. Due to snow days, the final flex day was moved back two weekdays to Monday, June 24, 2019. Professional Development Days may be used flexibly across the year, according to the faculty vote taken at each school in spring of 2018. They are principal directed.

NOTE: Professional Development Days are governed by Article 19-1 of the CTU-CPS Contract and this is confirmed by the CPS SY18-19 Calendar.

Board of Education Rally @ Board of Ed / CPS Headquarters
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Let’s fill the Board meeting with CTU red!

Mayor Lightfoot’s new Board of Education has a lot of injustice to undo. From closures, staffing cuts and health care price gouging to overtesting and massive paperwork overload, CPS educators are fighting attack after attack. Join us at the first meeting of the mayor’s newly hand-picked board of education. Let them know our schools have real needs that must be addressed, remind them that the new mayor ran on an equity education platform that aligns with our needs and demands – and tell them that we need a fair contract now.

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Badass HERstory Stitch-Up (New Date) @ Chicago Teachers Union Center
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join CTU Saturday, June 29 at 4pm for the Badass HERstory Stitch-Up! Badass HERstory is a global craftivism (craft+activism) project to capture & share the stories of women, female-identified, and gender non-binary humans through fiber art.

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Badass HERstory is a global craftivism (craft+activism) project meant to capture and share the stories of women, female-identified, and gender non-binary humans through fiber art. Put down your device and make something with your hands and heart!

Grow a community of support and action. Leave a mark. Make HERstory.


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CTU Pride Parade Contingent @ Near Montrose & Broadway, Exact Location TBD
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Teachers, clinicians, PSRPs and families all have fun marching with the CTU in the Pride parade!

Join the CTU contingent in the annual Chicago Pride Parade!

The Chicago Teachers Union will join the 50th Annual Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30. This will be the ninth consecutive year that our union?s LGBTQIA+ members, allies and friends will participate in what always turns out to be a fun event on the city?s North Side!

This year the school and student groups will march together, and we invite you to wear red when you join our marching contingent at this year?s parade. The details of our float location will be announced soon.

RSVP below to stay informed about details.

We invite all Chicago public school teachers, students, staff, parents, and other LGBTQIA+ and education allies to march with us!

Look for us in the line-up near Broadway @ Montrose (exact details TBA)

11am-12pm float line-up
12pm Parade starts

ALSO, join us at the Pride Poster Making Party on Thursday, June 20!

Bud Billiken Parade CTU Contingent @ White Castle at 35th & King Dr.
Aug 10 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join CTU in showing we love our students.

Join us Saturday, August 10, as a member of the CTU contingent in the 90th Annual Bud Billiken Parade and Festival! This can’t-miss event draws students and their families from across the city as they get ready to return to school.

Having education-first roots, the parade takes place every second Saturday in August to kick off the school year with high energy and enthusiasm. The parade includes contests and participants are judged in categories like Best Float and Best Dance Team. At the end, all attendees are welcome to join additional fun in a post-parade festival.

As the largest African-American parade in the United States, the Bud Billiken Parade has grown into an institution with generational participation across the country. With a live broadcast on ABC7 Chicago, the parade is viewed and attended by more than a million people.

Look for the CTU float near the corner of 35th and King Drive to join us in the parade, and be sure to wear your union red!

Southeast Side Labor Day Parade @ CTU Gathering Spot
Aug 31 @ 10:30 am

Join us in the parade!

As CTU negotiates our next contract and prepares whatever action we need to get the school conditions, pay and benefits that our members and our students’ families deserve we can win big improvements if we unite to win them. Chicago is changed for the better, our members played a huge role in that. Now we have the best opportunity in decades to roll back nearly 25 years of attacks, but those victories won’t come automatically.

The Southeast Side Labor Day Parade is our most immediate chance to show up strong and united before students return to our classrooms and halls.

CTU’s own Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza and the Chicago Federation of Labor invite you to participate in the Southeast Side Labor Day Parade and Festival. This year’s parade will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:30 am.

The Southeast Side Labor Day parade and festival is expected to bring residents, businesses, organizations, schools, unions and the greater community together to celebrate the accomplishments of hard working men and women. The Southeast Side historic Labor Day Parade and Festival was founded upon union pride and solidarity. Wear your red, show your CTU pride and support this tradition of working class solidarity. More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.