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News From the LFA and its member schools:

Thanks to Dan DiPleco, our newsletter editor, the LFA publishes a periodical Newsletter.  Click the links below for the most recent and archived newsletters.

Recent News:

June 2019:

Retiree News: We   morn   the   passing   of   retiree   Terry   Brody,   Terry   taught   at   Nazareth   High   School   for   nearly   40   years.   We   offer   our   prayers   and condolences to her family. Congratulations   to   Nazareth   High   School   retiree   Mike   Herzlin   on   his   wedding   on   June   23rd,   best   wishes   from   the   LFA   board   and   our membership. The   Diocese   of   Rockville   Centre   invites   you   to   watch   this   video .    The   Diocese   of   Rockville Centre   invites   you   to   watch   this   video   https://youtu.be/pOb3H6jwtpo ,    a   collaborative   effort involving   St   John   the   Baptist   &   Holy   Trinity   students.      It   is   another   addition   of   “Faith   in   the Public Square” and the Diocesan Edge Project. Cell Phones in the Classroom (By Education .com) : Once   the   bane   of   high   school   teachers   everywhere,   cell   phones   have   gone   from   irritating   to   imperative   in   the   secondary   classroom. Charting   Magellan’s   course,   compiling   a   list   of   Shakespeare’s   apocrypha   or   calculating   pi   to   three   hundred   decimal   places?—there’s probably   an   app   for   that.   Cell   phones   can   be   used   as   cameras   for   media   projects,   portals   for   Internet   access   and   graphing   calculators, and    their    myriad    uses    evolve    constantly    with    the    integration    of    new    technology.    Though    the    threat    of    cheating    or    disruptive conversations   via   text   message   looms   large,   mobile   enthusiasts   argue   that   these   evils   existed   in   the   classroom   long   before   the   advent of cell phones. One   particular   use   for   cell   phones   in   the   classroom   is   Poll   Everywhere .   Poll   Everywhere   tracks   live   audience   polling   via   SMS   text messages   or   the   web.   While   it   offers   tiered   pricing   for   the   corporate   sector,   the   free   version   is   popular   for   educators   who   use   this   slick app for quick quizzing or classroom surveys. Archbishop Molloy High School community morns the passing of Brother Michael Fisher.  The school was closed on May 17th. School News:   A   high   school   in   a   Chicago   suburb   is   spending   more   than   $53,000   to   reprint   its   2018-2019 yearbook   after   staff   discovered   photos   inside   in   which   students   were   flashing   the   white supremacist “OK” hand sign. A teacher from Florida writes this commenton a student’s assignment! “WTF”! (pic left) We   also   had   a   5th   grade   teacher   set   up   a   slave   auction   in   class   using   black   students   as slaves. She got fired! Was she surprised?  Students   from   Xaverian   High   School   and   Bishop   Kearney   High   School   participated   in   Brooklyn’s   Memorial   Day   Parade,   the   oldest Memorial Day Parade in the country, having been established over 150 years ago! C ooking with VP Jerry Franza: Lamb Chops:   Ingredients: 12 lamb chops ¼ cup olive oil ¼ tsp of red pepper 3 cloves of crushed garlic salt to taste parsley for garnish                Steps: 1 . Mix oil, red pepper, salt in a mixing bowl and with garlic rub the chops. 2 . Grill the chops for 4 minutes on each side. 3 . Garnish with parsley. Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s June 2019 Message: The   teachers   at   Nazareth   Regional   High   School   unfortunately   did   NOT   ratify   the   proposed   successor   contract!   A   new   bargaining   team will   need   to   be   formed      and   the   negotiation   process   will   have   to   start   over   in   the   near   future.      Negotiations   are   underway   at   Bishop Loughlin High School.    We   continue   to   pray   for   our   brothers   and   sisters   at   Bishop   Kearney   High   School   as   the   Sisters   of   Saint   Joseph   close   the   School   after   58 years   of   service   to   the   community.   We   hope   and   pray   that   they   will   find   jobs   and   continue   on   in   their   career   paths.   We   wish   them   all much success for the future. ************************************************************ Nice to hear from our retirees:   “Ciro, this is  Vinny Visco, just wanted to tell you that you do a great job keeping                            retirees in touch. Thank you,” Thanks for reaching out Vinny.   Your President and Business Manager Ciro Quattrocchi

May 2019:

Catholic   Schools   in   the   USA:    Although   Catholic   schools   today   make   up   the   largest   non-public   school   system   in   the   country,   the   history of   Catholic   schools   in   the   United   States   is   actually   older   than   the   United   States   itself.   Because   of   Spanish   interest   in   “God,   Gold,   and Glory”   missionaries   and   priests   accompanied   explorers   on   their   travel   in   the   continent   as   early   as   the   mid-16th   century   and   their French counterparts followed closely behind. Click here to link to the full article on the InternationalStudent.com  website. LIUNA Pension Contact Information: The   LIUNA   Pension   Office   main   number   is   1-800-544-7422.   Current   Pensioners   (already   fully   retired)   can   speak   to   Sabrina   Mattocks about   all   of   their   personal   information,   especially   with   regards   to   updating   one’s   address,   changing   or   acquiring   a   beneficiary   card, withholdings, tax statements, and dues deductions. FOR INDIVIDUALS STILL WORKING AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE LIUNA PENSION: If   a   current   contributor   wants   to   review   his   or   her   personal   information   such   as   who   is   listed   as   a   beneficiary,   or   to   inquire   as   to   the details   listed   on   the   annual   pension   statement,   there   are   different   numbers   to   call   dependent   upon   the   first   letter   of   a   person’s   last name: *For a last name that begins with the letter A through D, call Darlene at 202-737-1278. *For a last name that begins with the letters E through K, call Carmen at 202-737-1599. *For a last name that begins with the letters L through Q, call Karen at 202-737-2948. *For a last name that begins with the letters R through Z, call Dana at 202-737-2947. Checking   on   the   personal   information   that   is   on   file   with   the   LIUNA   Pension   Office   is   crucial   for   members   who   are   considering retirement   in   the   near   future.   It   is   each   individual‘s   responsibility   to   make   sure   that   their   contact   information,   beneficiary   designation, and   other   (post-retirement)   items   are   accurate   and   up-to-date   with   the   Pension   Fund   office.   Any   changes   to   your   contact   information should always be directed to the LFA office first and foremost. Attention   Retirees:       Are   you   concerned   about   the   proposed   budget   cuts   to   Medicare?   If   so,   here   is   contact   information   to   express   your concerns.   Email   address   is   www.whitehouse.gov/contact/   Telephone   number   for   comments:   202-456-1111.   Retirees,   have   you   called yet? Christ the King High School :   Christ   the   King   Junior   Adalis   Andelis   was   featured   in   this   months   Patagonia   Magazine   for   the   CK   Science Research   group's   work   on   removing   invasive   Phragmites   from   the   Ridgewood   Reservoir.   New   York   State Senator    Joseph    P.    Addabbo    Jr.    issued    a    proclamation    declaring    the    Ridgewood    Reservoir    a    Class    1 Freshwater Wetland. Please send us important school news for publication. Send news to ddvt2001@gmail.com Educator Stories Gone Viral:   Feedback   from   a   second-grade   teacher   on   a   student's   math   assignment   has   gone   viral, and now a petition is calling for her termination. Over 7,000 responded! The teacher wrote; “absolutely pathetic, he answered 13 problems in 3 minutes, sad!” Cooking with VP Jerry Franza: Baked Apples :   Ingredients: 8 Large Apples ¼ cup Honey 1½ cup Brown Sugar                                              1 teaspoon Cinnamon              ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg                                             ½ cup Chopped Pecans                                   ½ cup Butter                                                                           Steps: 1 . Pre heat oven 350 degrees- combine cinnamon and nutmeg put aside 2 . Core each apple, leave small amount at the bottom of each apple 3 . Mix honey, pecans, brown sugar and butter and stuff into cored apples 4 . Place apples in a baking pan and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg 5 . Bake for 20 minutes or until tender Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s May 2019 Message…………. Negotiations   are   done   at   Nazareth   Regional   High   School!   A   ratification   meeting   will   be   held   on   May   15th.   Negotiations   will   soon   be underway at Bishop Loughlin High School.    W e   reach   out   to   our   Union   Brothers   and   Sisters   at   Bishop   Kearney   High   School   as   the   Sisters   of   Saint   Joseph announce   the   closing   of   the   School   after   58   years   of   service   to   the   young   ladies   of   the   community.   We   hope and   pray   that   they   will   find   jobs   and   continue   in   their   career   paths   as   fine   teachers   with   much   success   for   the future.   Reminder:   All   prospective   retirees   must   meet   with   me   to   complete   the   necessary   paperwork   as   soon   as possible.  Please call the LFA office for information and an appointment.  Your President and Business Manager, Ciro Quattrocchi
News
© 2019 LayFacultyAssociation 

News From the LFA and its member

schools:

Thanks to Dan DiPleco, our newsletter editor, the LFA publishes a periodical Newsletter.  Click the links below for the most recent and archived newsletters.

Recent News:

June 2019:

Retiree News: We    morn    the    passing    of    retiree    Terry    Brody,    Terry    taught    at Nazareth   High   School   for   nearly   40   years.   We   offer   our   prayers and condolences to her family. Congratulations   to   Nazareth   High   School   retiree   Mike   Herzlin   on his   wedding   on   June   23rd,   best   wishes   from   the   LFA   board   and our membership. The   Diocese   of   Rockville   Centre   invites   you   to   watch   this video .    The   Diocese   of   Rockville   Centre   invites   you   to   watch   this video     https://youtu.be/pOb3H6jwtpo ,      a     collaborative     effort involving    St    John    the Baptist    &    Holy    Trinity students.      It   is   another addition   of   “Faith   in   the Public   Square”   and   the Diocesan Edge Project. Cell Phones in the Classroom (By Education .com) : Once   the   bane   of   high   school   teachers   everywhere,   cell   phones have    gone    from    irritating    to    imperative    in    the    secondary classroom.    Charting    Magellan’s    course,    compiling    a    list    of Shakespeare’s    apocrypha    or    calculating    pi    to    three    hundred decimal   places?—there’s   probably   an   app   for   that.   Cell   phones can   be   used   as   cameras   for   media   projects,   portals   for   Internet access   and   graphing   calculators,   and   their   myriad   uses   evolve constantly   with   the   integration   of   new   technology.   Though   the threat   of   cheating   or   disruptive   conversations   via   text   message looms   large,   mobile   enthusiasts   argue   that   these   evils   existed   in the classroom long before the advent of cell phones. One    particular    use    for    cell    phones    in    the    classroom    is    Poll Everywhere .   Poll   Everywhere   tracks   live   audience   polling   via   SMS text   messages   or   the   web.   While   it   offers   tiered   pricing   for   the corporate   sector,   the   free   version   is   popular   for   educators   who use this slick app for quick quizzing or classroom surveys. Archbishop     Molloy     High     School     community     morns     the passing   of   Brother   Michael   Fisher.    The   school   was   closed   on May 17th. School News:   A    high    school    in    a    Chicago    suburb    is    spending    more    than $53,000   to   reprint   its   2018-2019   yearbook   after   staff   discovered photos     inside     in     which     students     were     flashing     the     white supremacist “OK” hand sign. A    teacher    from    Florida    writes    this    commenton    a    student’s assignment!     “WTF”! (pic left) We    also    had    a    5th grade   teacher   set   up a     slave     auction     in class      using      black students    as    slaves. She    got    fired!    Was she surprised?  Students   from   Xaverian   High   School   and   Bishop   Kearney   High School    participated    in    Brooklyn’s    Memorial    Day    Parade,    the oldest    Memorial    Day    Parade    in    the    country,    having    been established over 150 years ago! C ooking   with   VP   Jerry   Franza:   Lamb Chops:   Ingredients: 12 lamb chops ¼ cup olive oil ¼ tsp of red pepper 3 cloves of crushed garlic salt to taste parsley for garnish                Steps: 1 . Mix   oil,   red   pepper,   salt   in   a   mixing   bowl   and   with   garlic rub the chops. 2 . Grill the chops for 4 minutes on each side. 3 . Garnish with parsley. Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s June 2019 Message: The   teachers   at   Nazareth   Regional   High   School   unfortunately did     NOT     ratify     the     proposed     successor     contract!     A     new bargaining   team   will   need   to   be   formed      and   the   negotiation process   will   have   to   start   over   in   the   near   future.      Negotiations are underway at Bishop Loughlin High School.    We    continue    to    pray    for    our    brothers    and    sisters    at    Bishop Kearney   High   School   as   the   Sisters   of   Saint   Joseph   close   the School   after   58   years   of   service   to   the   community.   We   hope   and pray    that    they    will    find    jobs    and    continue    on    in    their    career paths. We wish them all much success for the future. * ****** Nice to hear from our retirees:   “Ciro,   this   is      Vinny   Visco,   just   wanted   to   tell   you   that   you   do   a   great job keeping                            retirees in touch. Thank you,” Thanks for reaching out Vinny.   Your President and Business Manager Ciro Quattrocchi

May 2019:

Catholic   Schools   in   the   USA:    Although   Catholic   schools   today make   up   the   largest   non-public   school   system   in   the   country,   the history   of   Catholic   schools   in   the   United   States   is   actually   older than    the    United    States    itself.    Because    of    Spanish    interest    in “God,   Gold,   and   Glory”   missionaries   and   priests   accompanied explorers   on   their   travel   in   the   continent   as   early   as   the   mid- 16th    century    and    their    French    counterparts    followed    closely behind.     Click     here     to     link     to     the     full     article     on     the InternationalStudent.com  website. LIUNA Pension Contact Information: The    LIUNA    Pension    Office    main    number    is    1-800-544-7422. Current   Pensioners   (already   fully   retired)   can   speak   to   Sabrina Mattocks   about   all   of   their   personal   information,   especially   with regards    to    updating    one’s    address,    changing    or    acquiring    a beneficiary     card,     withholdings,     tax     statements,     and     dues deductions. FOR   INDIVIDUALS   STILL   WORKING   AND   CONTRIBUTING   TO   THE LIUNA PENSION: If    a    current    contributor    wants    to    review    his    or    her    personal information   such   as   who   is   listed   as   a   beneficiary,   or   to   inquire as   to   the   details   listed   on   the   annual   pension   statement,   there are   different   numbers   to   call   dependent   upon   the   first   letter   of   a person’s last name: *For   a   last   name   that   begins   with   the   letter   A   through   D,   call Darlene at 202-737-1278. *For   a   last   name   that   begins   with   the   letters   E   through   K,   call Carmen at 202-737-1599. *For   a   last   name   that   begins   with   the   letters   L   through   Q,   call Karen at 202-737-2948. *For   a   last   name   that   begins   with   the   letters   R   through   Z,   call Dana at 202-737-2947. Checking   on   the   personal   information   that   is   on   file   with   the LIUNA     Pension     Office     is     crucial     for     members     who     are considering   retirement   in   the   near   future.   It   is   each   individual‘s responsibility    to    make    sure    that    their    contact    information, beneficiary   designation,   and   other   (post-retirement)   items   are accurate    and    up-to-date    with    the    Pension    Fund    office.    Any changes   to   your   contact   information   should   always   be   directed to the LFA office first and foremost. Attention   Retirees:       Are   you   concerned   about   the   proposed budget   cuts   to   Medicare?   If   so,   here   is   contact   information   to express           your           concerns.           Email           address           is www.whitehouse.gov/contact/         Telephone         number         for comments: 202-456-1111. Retirees, have you called yet? Christ the King High School :   Christ   the   King   Junior   Adalis   Andelis was      featured      in      this      months Patagonia     Magazine     for     the     CK Science    Research    group's    work    on removing   invasive   Phragmites   from the    Ridgewood    Reservoir.    New    York    State    Senator    Joseph    P. Addabbo    Jr.    issued    a    proclamation    declaring    the    Ridgewood Reservoir a Class 1 Freshwater Wetland. Please   send   us   important   school   news   for   publication.   Send news to ddvt2001@gmail.com Educator     Stories Gone Viral:   Feedback    from    a   teacher        on        a student's         math assignment        has gone      viral,      and now a petition is calling for her termination. Over 7,000 responded! The     teacher     wrote;     “absolutely     pathetic,     he     answered     13 problems in 3 minutes, sad!” Cooking    with    VP    Jerry    Franza: Baked Apples :   Ingredients: 8 Large Apples ¼ cup Honey 1½ cup Brown Sugar                                              1 teaspoon Cinnamon              ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg                                             ½ cup Chopped Pecans                                   ½ cup Butter                                                                           Steps: 1 . Pre   heat   oven   350   degrees- combine cinnamon and nutmeg put aside 2 . Core    each    apple,    leave    small    amount    at    the    bottom    of each apple 3 . Mix   honey,   pecans,   brown   sugar   and   butter   and   stuff   into cored apples 4 . Place   apples   in   a   baking   pan   and   sprinkle   with   cinnamon and nutmeg 5 . Bake for 20 minutes or until tender Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s May 2019 Message…………. Negotiations    are    done    at    Nazareth    Regional    High    School!    A ratification   meeting   will   be   held   on   May   15th.   Negotiations   will soon be underway at Bishop Loughlin High School.    W e    reach    out    to    our    Union    Brothers    and    Sisters    at    Bishop Kearney   High   School   as   the   Sisters   of Saint   Joseph   announce   the   closing   of the   School   after   58   years   of   service   to the    young    ladies    of    the    community. We   hope   and   pray   that   they   will   find jobs   and   continue   in   their   career   paths as   fine   teachers   with   much   success   for the future.   Reminder:    All    prospective    retirees    must    meet    with    me    to complete   the   necessary   paperwork   as   soon   as   possible.      Please call the LFA office for information and an appointment.  Your President and Business Manager, Ciro Quattrocchi