The week of September 25th to the 29th has been proclaimed by the Province of Manitoba as School Support Staff Recognition Week. I wish I could thank every single one of you for the work that you do with a big present, but unfortunately, I did not win the Lotto 649.
I do want to send out my sincere gratitude for all the work that is done by you every day to ensure that the students in this division are supported. The schools would not be the same without you. Remember your value, remember your worth. The work that you are doing in this division matters and is appreciated by this Association.
And don’t forget, advanced voting is now open. Every vote counts. Get out and vote!
Welcome back everyone. I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. As we step into a new school year, we’re not only gearing up for a fresh start but also embracing the wonderful energy that a new school year brings.
This year will bring its fair share of challenges, but let’s remember that challenges are what mold us into stronger, more resilient individuals and teams. Support staff play a crucial role in shaping the future of our students, and your dedication is truly commendable.
MANTE is here for you. We are here to support, advocate for your rights, working conditions and fair treatment. As we navigate the upcoming school year, rest assured that the association is here to provide guidance, assistance, and a unified voice.
Thank you for your continued dedication to our students and the field of education. I am honored to represent such a dedicated and passionate group of individuals.
If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Welcome back to our school office personnel and library techs. I hope everyone had time to rest and recharge their batteries. Time to kick off another school year. I know this time of year can be terribly busy. So many things that need to get done for the schools to open smoothly. I want to remind everyone that there are only so many hours in a day. I understand how hard we all work and how much pride we take in our positions. However, please do not feel like you must work through breaks, work through lunch, or stay late to get things done. If you are finding that there is just not enough time in the day, please contact me. I am here to help where I can. For me to be able to advocate for you, I need to know what is going on. Hopefully, everything is going great, but if it is not, my door is open.
Effective immediately, we will be publishing a monthly newsletter to keep our members informed of any upcoming news or updates.
The MANTE PD Committee encourages members to attend Professional Development.
The PD fund allows members to access $2500 every three years to attend conferences, on-line courses etc.
Information and application forms are on the MANTE webpage.
This is a list of the PD taken by members in the last year.
We will endeavor to update the list as members attend other PD sessions/conferences.
- See Me Beautiful Conference for Educators and Parents of children with Down Syndrome
- First Aid/CPR
- Responding to Indigenous Specific Racism – Online course
- Council for Exceptional Children
- Autism Beyond Limits – 0nline
- Mindfulness and Compassion Global Summit
- The Association for Special Education Technology Conference (Ontario)
- Anti-Racism Award of Achievement Program – Online
- Introductory French
- 10.Relate Programs Favorite Communications Strategies for Supporting Autism
Absence Code Clarifications
EAD-Ed. Asst Day: These are the inservice days you do not work . The number of days change year to year.
You should have submitted them to your supervisor by Sept 9 2022.
New employees should select, submit and enter their respective days as soon as possible.
You need to enter them as absences in the Atrieve system as well and should be entered as soon as possible.
Spd 1: This code is used if you are attending a school initiated PD session where the school is paying for your sub costs if they are required.
Spd 2 :This code is used if you are attending a school initiated PD session where no sub is required
Spd 4: This code is used when you are attending a PD session and the MANTE PD fund has paid for the session.
This is the most frequent absence code MANTE staff would be using when attending PD sessions.
The Feb 3 2023 inservice day is no longer a mandatory EA PD Day.
It is now available to be one of the three days EAs do not have to work.
If you wish to change one of your selected three days please contact your administrator
President Jennifer Monaster
Vice President John Izzard
Treasurer Robyn King
Secretary Cerys Hooper
Information Officer Signy McIntyre
Board Office Rep Rosemary Koltalo
EA Rep Jennifer Plesh
EA Rep Maggi Sawchuk
EA Rep Noah Reimer
Health & Welfare Rep Maggi Sawchuk
Library Rep Jocelyn Oliver
Secretary Rep Kerry Fraser
Secretary Rep Wanda Prychitko
Manitoba Association of Non-Teaching Employees
The Manitoba Association of Non-Teaching Employees (MANTE) was certified as the bargaining unit for all clerical employees of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division #2 on November 23, 1977.
We are currently an organization of approximately 550 members. At the school level we represent Educational Assistants, Program Assistants, Library Technicians, Interpreter Tutors, Secretarial Staff, Computerized Notetakers and Behavior Intervention Specialists. At the Board Office and Maintenance we represent non-management Secretarial Staff including payroll, accounts payable/receivable and reception.
The objects and purposes of the Association are to unite into one organization all non-managerial employees, to act as a bargaining agent for employees, to regulate the relations between employees in an equitable manner and to maintain harmonious relations between the employers and the employees.