MHFT Newsletter -- April 30, 2014


MHFT Community Outreach Meetings

Sunday, May 18th
1:30-3:00 pm at St. Catherine’s
(after Spanish mass)
Thursday, May 29th
7-8:30 pm at El Toro Youth Center

Our schools, teachers, and union have been publicly attacked this year.  It is important for us to counter the negative image that has been created and reach out to build positive relationships with our community and let families know that we do indeed care about the success of all of our students.  Please consider attending one of these events.  We especially need teachers who speak Spanish.

MHFT General Meeting

Thursday, May 8 3:30 Social
4:00 Meeting
location tba
Please plan on joining your colleagues for some good cheer and important updates!


MHFT Newsletter -- April 7, 2014


Morgan Hill Charter II

Paige Cisweski, founder of Charter School Morgan Hill, has announced plans to open a second charter school in Morgan Hill.  She has held several community meetings to share her vision and get public input for a second charter school.

On Wednesday, March 19, Charter School Morgan Hill partnered with a new organization, P.A.S.S (Parents Advocating for Student Success), headed by Armando Benavides.  (Mr. Benavides was involved in the effort to bring Rocketship and Navigator to Morgan Hill.) 


Teacher Recognition Celebration & STEM Awards - Date, Details & Nomination Forms


Teacher Recognition Celebration & STEM Awards - Date, Details & Nomination Forms

The MHFT deadline for submissions is April 15 at 4:00. Letters of recommendation can be submitted to We hope that all sites nominate a teacher of the year for recognition at the general meeting and district board meeting.

Stem Nomination Form

Stem Application Form

Teacher Recognition Form


MHFT Newsletter -- March 20, 2014


CFT Convention This Weekend; MHFT Office Closed

Our MHFT leadership will be attending the CFT Convention in Manhattan Beach this weekend, so the office will be closed.  If you have an urgent problem, please send an email to


MHFT Newsletter -- March 17, 2014

Below you will find a joint CFT/CTA Press Release on the start of the Vergara lawsuit against due process rights for teachers (which the plaintiffs erroneously refer to as tenure).

Below that is a column written by Mario Banuelos for the Morgan Hill Times, which they declined to print.  (In fact, we at MHFT have also submitted items to the Times, including simple letters to the editor, which they have neither printed nor even acknowledged receiving.)

And below that is an important announcement from State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlaksen about this year’s standardized testing.



MHFT Newsletter -- February 25, 2014

CFT Convention (March 21-23)

Manhattan Beach

      Ballots for delegates to the CFT Convention will be in your boxes this week.  Voting will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.