August upcoming events

Dear DCF Activists, Building Reps and All Around Rockstars,

Welcome back to school! We hope you had an amazing summer. It’s been great to hear from many of you about what you’ve been up to and what your hopes are for the upcoming year. We have a ton going on already and wanted to get you some important right away.

As we head back to school, we encourage you to connect with your colleagues, especially new educators and staff as we hope to welcome everyone into the DCF family as quickly as possible.

We are hosting our back-to-school happy hour on August 17th 2018 and everyone is welcome, member or not, so get out there and ask folks to join us!

As we are sure you have heard, increasing school funding is going to be a huge focus this fall, along with launching AFT sponsored professional development, a national teacher leader program, student debt clinics and more.

The truth is – the only hope to bring increased funding into our schools begins and ends with you. We know, without a doubt that all of the door knocking, phone banking, car painting, postcards, 10-minute meetings and more moved our community to vote last fall and in 2015 to support our students, our schools and our profession.

In the same spirit, our community needs to hear from the people who know first hand what the lack of funding does to our schools and our students. No one knows better than you.

That being said – here are some important upcoming dates. Please make sure you are receiving our email and text updates, find us on facebook and twitter, schedule a back-to-school 10-minute meeting at your school and get in touch with us anytime.

We are here to support the difficult work ahead, and we know that together we can move mountains.

Click here to RSVP for these events – http://bit.ly/DCFaugevents

Tuesday, Aug. 7th – Bright futures for Douglas County kids is looking for DCSD employees to make public comment at the BOE meeting to support our funding needs.

6:00 pm at the Wilcox building.

Friday, Aug. 17th – DCF back-to-school happy hour! 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Lodo’s in Highlands Ranch. Everyone is welcome, but please RSVP; we need a headcount for food. 

Tuesday, Aug. 21st - Bright Futures for Douglas County kids is asking for educators, parents, community members and more to show up in person to ask that the BOE run a bond/mlo this fall and commit to doing the work to increase funding for DCSD. They need your support.

6pm at the Wilcox building (arrive early if you want to be inside).

Thursday, September 6th - General Membership Meeting – All DCF members are welcome. Our membership meetings are held at 304 Inverness way south, in the lower level, Centennial, Co 80112.

We have ample free parking, provide dinner and kids are always welcome.

Food arrives at 4:30 pm and the meeting begins at 5pm.

Non-members are welcome to join us, but are not eligible to vote should a vote be called.

Click here to RSVP for these events – http://bit.ly/DCFaugevents

It’s going to be a great year! We are thrilled to be here working with you, and as always let us know what you need to succeed as a member of DCF.

In solidarity,
Your DCF team