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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:

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

April 2019:

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 Please   consider   the   possibility   that   your   class   today   may   be   on   You   Tube   tonight .    Who   knows which student will be the film editor? And who will be the star of the film? Many   of   our   students   don’t   understand   the   value   of   education   because   they   have   never   seen   the benefits   that   education   can   offer   them.   Many   of   our   students   don’t   understand   the   importance   of honesty   because   they   see   so   much   dishonesty   in   our   world.   As   teachers   we   have   a   responsibly   to   share these values very day. Xaverian   “Clip   the   Clippers”   event:    On   March   11th   at   Xaverian   High   School   over   70   students   and   faculty   members   participated   in   the second   annual   “Clip   the   Clippers”   event.   These   Clippers   shaved   their   heads   or   cut   their   hair   to   stand   in   solidarity   with   children   fighting cancer.   This   year,   Xaverian   has   raised   close   to   $50,000   so   far   for   St.   Jude   Children's   Research   Hospital   –   an   organization   that   leads   the way   in   childhood   cancer   research   and   ensures   that   no   family   pays   a   bill   while   there   because   they   believe   that   all   a   family   should   worry about is helping their child live. Sister   Monica   Kevin:    Sister   Monica   Kevin   spent   nearly   a   half-century   at   Fordham   University,   the   Catholic   university   in   the   Bronx.   Over her   many   years   in   education,   she   broke   barriers.   She   was   the   first   woman   —   and   certainly   the   first   nun   —   to   head   the   Faculty   Senate. And   she   was   the   first   woman   to   serve   on   the   Athletic   Advisory   Board.   Kevin,   who   belonged   to   the   Blue   Point-based   Ursuline   Sisters   of Tildonk,   headed   both   the   biology   department   and   the   summer   school   at   times   in   her   career.   Her   time   at   Fordham   began   in   1937,   as   a student.   She   earned   all   three   of   her   degrees   from   the   school   —   bachelor's,   master's   and   doctorate.   In   so   many   aspects   of   her   life,   Kevin was   a   positive   force,   said   those   who   knew   her.   "Fordham   has   lost   a   giant   in   Sister   Monica   Kevin,"   said   the   Rev.   Joseph   M.   McShane,   S.J., president of the university. "She was a scientist of great faith, a teacher of great wisdom and a friend of great compassion.” Sister   Kevin   died   March   24   at   the   age   of   99   at   the   Maria   Regina   nursing   home   operated   by   the   Sisters   of   St.   Joseph   of   Brentwood.   She had retired from Fordham in her 90s; then, she went on to counsel other retired faculty members. Seniors   at   the   Child   School   help   the   communit y:    Seniors   at   the   Child   School   volunteered   to   help unpack   and   store   pallets   of   food   for   the   Jewish   Community   Council’s   food   pantry   in   Washington Heights. The students had a great time giving back and doing something positive for the community. C ooking with VP Jerry Franza: Grilled Corn:   Ingredients: 7 ears of corn 6 tbsp softened butter salt & pepper to taste                Steps: 1 . Pre-heat grill on high. 2 . Peel back husks. 3 . Put ingredients on the corn. 4 . Wrap corn with aluminum foil and cook for 30 minutes until tender, turn occasionally. Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s April 2019 Message: Negotiations   are   progressing   well   at   Nazareth   Regional   High   School.   Negotiations   will   soon   be   underway   at   Bishop   Loughlin   High School. St Edmund negotiations have been completed in just two sessions and a Ratification meeting will be held on April 8th!   Prospective   LIUNA   and   or   MTDC   retirees   must   meet   with   me   to   complete   the   necessary   paperwork   by   the   end   of   April.      Please   call   the LFA office for information and an appointment. On behalf of the LFA Executive Board, I wish you all a Happy Easter and Happy Passover !   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:

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

April 2019:

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 Please   consider   the   possibility   that   your   class   today   may   be on     You     Tube     tonight .      Who knows   which   student   will   be   the film   editor?   And   who   will   be   the star of the film? Many     of     our     students     don’t understand       the       value       of education    because    they    have never    seen    the    benefits    that education     can     offer     them.     Many     of     our     students     don’t understand    the    importance    of    honesty    because    they    see    so much     dishonesty     in     our     world.     As     teachers     we     have     a responsibly to share these values very day. Xaverian   “Clip   the   Clippers”   event:    On   March   11th   at   Xaverian High   School   over   70   students   and   faculty   members   participated in   the   second   annual   “Clip   the   Clippers”   event.   These   Clippers shaved   their   heads   or   cut   their   hair   to   stand   in   solidarity   with children   fighting   cancer.   This   year,   Xaverian   has   raised   close   to $50,000   so   far   for   St.   Jude   Children's   Research   Hospital   –   an organization   that   leads   the   way   in   childhood   cancer   research and   ensures   that   no   family   pays   a   bill   while   there   because   they believe   that   all   a   family   should   worry   about   is   helping   their   child live. Sister   Monica   Kevin:    Sister   Monica   Kevin   spent   nearly   a   half- century    at    Fordham    University,    the    Catholic    university    in    the Bronx.   Over   her   many   years   in   education,   she   broke   barriers. She   was   the   first   woman   —   and   certainly   the   first   nun   —   to head   the   Faculty   Senate.   And   she   was   the   first   woman   to   serve on   the   Athletic   Advisory   Board.   Kevin,   who   belonged   to   the   Blue Point-based   Ursuline   Sisters   of   Tildonk,   headed   both   the   biology department   and   the   summer   school   at   times   in   her   career.   Her time   at   Fordham   began   in   1937,   as   a   student.   She   earned   all three   of   her   degrees   from   the   school   —   bachelor's,   master's and    doctorate.    In    so    many    aspects    of    her    life,    Kevin    was    a positive   force,   said   those   who   knew   her.   "Fordham   has   lost   a giant   in   Sister   Monica   Kevin,"   said   the   Rev.   Joseph   M.   McShane, S.J.,   president   of   the   university.   "She   was   a   scientist   of   great faith,     a     teacher     of     great     wisdom     and     a     friend     of     great compassion.” Sister   Kevin   died   March   24   at   the   age   of   99   at   the   Maria   Regina nursing     home     operated     by     the     Sisters     of     St.     Joseph     of Brentwood.   She   had   retired   from   Fordham   in   her   90s;   then,   she went on to counsel other retired faculty members. Seniors   at   the   Child   School help   the   communit y:    Seniors at          the          Child          School volunteered    to    help    unpack and   store   pallets   of   food   for the          Jewish          Community Council’s       food       pantry       in Washington   Heights.   The   students   had   a   great   time   giving   back and doing something positive for the community. C ooking   with   VP   Jerry   Franza:   Grilled Corn:   Ingredients: 7 ears of corn 6 tbsp softened butter salt & pepper to taste                Steps: 1 . Pre-heat grill on high. 2 . Peel back husks. 3 . Put ingredients on the corn. 4 . Wrap   corn   with   aluminum   foil   and   cook   for   30   minutes until tender, turn occasionally. Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s April 2019 Message: Negotiations    are    progressing    well    at    Nazareth    Regional    High School.   Negotiations   will   soon   be   underway   at   Bishop   Loughlin High   School.   St   Edmund   negotiations   have   been   completed   in just   two   sessions   and   a   Ratification   meeting   will   be   held   on   April 8th!   Prospective   LIUNA   and   or   MTDC   retirees   must   meet   with   me   to complete   the   necessary   paperwork   by   the   end   of   April.      Please call the LFA office for information and an appointment. O   n     behalf   of   the   LFA   Executive   Board,   I   wish you    all    a    Happy    Easter    and    Happy Passover !   Your President and Business Manager Ciro Quattrocchi