Dear Fall CUE Attendees, Partners, Speakers, and Vendors,
Northern California has been devastated by the ongoing fires. We know that educators and students have been affected and are in need. Several CUE members have lost their homes entirely.
Some of you are probably wondering about the Fall CUE Conference in American Canyon on October 27-28, 2017. American Canyon is not under any evacuation orders at this time, and the city is NOT under imminent risk.
Therefore, we are moving ahead with the Fall CUE Conference at this time.
We have been monitoring the conditions and will keep everyone updated as developments emerge and new information becomes available. We have been speaking daily with Napa Valley Unified and Napa County Office of Education. (For up-to-date and accurate information, visit American Canyon’s News Alert site.)
We are also looking at opportunities for affiliates and others to help the affected teachers in Northern California. We are planning Friday evening events in the City of Napa to support the community and provide a sense of normalcy for our local educators. These details will be coming soon.
Our thoughts are with everyone, especially educators, in the affected areas. Our North Bay CUE community has been hit hard, and our Orange County CUE community has had some fires in their area as well. Our hearts go out to these two CUE communities and many others who have been impacted as well. Please continue to keep all the people, including the firefighters throughout California, in your thoughts as they continue to battle the fires. We thank the Cal Fire crews and first responders who are working tirelessly to contain the fires.
I’d like to quote one of my favorite educators, Fred Rogers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
We are helpers here at CUE.
Interim Executive Director, CUE