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Transportation Services holiday service closed Dec. 23 and 30
In observance of the Holiday Season, the Transportation Services Dept. will be closed for the ENTIRE day on Thursday, Dec. 23 & 30. The following groups will not be providing services on those days: Taxi Service, Shipping Services (FedEx/UPS), Motor Pool, Vehicle Maintenance, Receiving, Distribution, Mailroom & Stockroom. Happy Holidays!
Eastbound Butterfield Road closed until Dec. 20
Because of pipeline work, the Illinois Department of Transportation has closed the eastbound lane of Butterfield Road between Eola Road and Route 59 through December 20. IDOT has posted detour signs at Eola Road, rerouting traffic south on Eola Road and then east to Route 59 and then back to Butterfield Road.
Reminder Timecards due early for Week of Dec 20 - 26
Employees submit their timecard by 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27. Supervisors have all timecards approved by 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27. Pay day for non exempt employees for this week will be Thursday, Dec. 30. Pay day for exempt employees for month of December will be Thursday, Dec. 30. Please note that Dec. 30 is a half holiday for Fermilab. Payroll Dept. will be open until Noon. If the timecard can be completed & approved before Monday required date it would be appreciated, however it’s not mandatory.
Reminder Timecards due early for Week of Dec 13 – 19
Employees submit their timecard by 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20. Supervisors have all timecards approved by 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20. Pay day for non exempt employees for this week will be Thursday, Dec. 23. Please note that Dec. 23 is a half holiday for Fermilab. Payroll Dept. will be open until Noon. If the timecard can be completed & approved before Monday required date it would be appreciated, however it’s not mandatory.
Reserve Now for Extra Chez Leon Lunch on Friday, Dec. 17
Due to the overwhelming requests for the Holiday Lunch at Chez Leon this year, another lunch has been added for Friday, Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The menu will be the same as Wednesday, the 15th (Crab Cakes w/ Red Pepper Mayo, Lemon Orzo, Sautéed Spinach w/ Garlic, and Chocolate Raspberry Torte). Please make your reservation by the 15th at x3524.
Movie Tickets Make gift giving easy
Discounted movie tickets are available for purchase in the Wellness Office, WH15W. Goodrich tickets are $8 each. AMC and Regal Cinema unrestricted tickets are $8.00 each and restricted use tickets are $7 each. For more information call Jeanne, x2548. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html
Medical Department Holiday Schedule
The Medical Department will be closed from 3:30 p.m. on 12/22/2010 until 7:00 a.m. on 01/03/2011. Please click here for more information.
Weight Watchers Introduces New PointsPlus Program
What's your New Year's Resolution? Based on the latest weight loss science, Weight Watchers has introduced a major change in their weight loss program. They have revamped how PointsPlus values are calculated to take into account all the components that make up calories: protein, carbs, fat and fiber. We can offer a 13 week "at work" program for $156 with a minimum of 15 people. This would also include 14 weeks of free eTools (a $45 value). Please contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 by Dec. 17 if interested in attending an informational meeting on January 6.
Submit a topic suggestion for Disability Awareness Seminar
Unity Coat, Fermilab Disability Awareness Group, is seeking new seminar topics, speakers, and members. Past topics have included Spinal Cord Injury, Elder Care, Osteoarthitis, Americans with Disabilities Act, Autism, Fibromyalgia, Down Syndrome, and Bullying. Collaborative efforts included a summer safety presentation with the Fermilab Medical Office, an emergency evaucation bookmark with ES&H, and two seminars on Nuerological Brain Disorders with the Wellness Committee. It also sponsors the Needles & Threads project for cancer awareness. For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guided Practicas for Argentine Tango thru Dec. 29
For Dec., Tango at Fermilab will hold guided practicas each Wednesday with Daniel and Ramona from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. ALL Tango Levels welcome! This is your opportunity to fine tune your steps, whether it's the Basic Step, Walking, Ochos, Molinetes or maybe you haven't danced in a while and would like to get back in the swing without pressure. Whatever the case, Daniel and Ramona will be available for guidance when needed. The Guided Practicas are open Dec. 8, 15, 22, and 29; from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and the cost is $10 per person, for more information contact email@example.com
Fermilab Today holiday schedule
The last issue of Fermilab Today in 2010 will appear on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Fermilab Today will resume publication on Monday, Jan. 3.
Open Basketball at the Gym
Open basketball is offered at the gym Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am - 1pm. Most players arrive about 11:30am for a lunchtime pick-up game. They would welcome more participants. Open basketball is also held on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm. Gym membership is required. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548. For more information please visit http://www.heartlandbc.org/promo_4seasons_FAQ.html
Folk Dancing weekly on Thursdays in Dec.
Fermilab International Folk Dancing will not meet on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 25, but will resume at Kuhn Village Barn and meet every Thursday through Dec. 23. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m., with dances for children and teaching early in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/
Annual potluck party and skits Dec. 17
Fermilab will host its second annual winter skit and potluck party Dec. 17. A potluck dinner will take place in the Wilson Hall atrium from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Employees, users and contractors and their families are welcome. Those attending the potluck should bring enough food to share with 20 people. After dinner from 7 to 9 p.m., employees and users will showcase their talents through skits, songs and soothing melodies.
Symposium celebrates 25th anniversary of first collision at Tevatron Dec. 17
A series of talks from 1:00 to 4:45 p.m. Dec. 17 in Ramsey Auditorium will highlight the construction of the Tevatron and the scientific successes acheived with its consistently improving luminosity. The talks are open to all.
Fermilab Blood Drive December 20 & 21 (Walk in only)
Fermilab Blood Drive Aug. 30 and 31 (Walk in only) Heartland Blood Centers will take donations in the Wilson Hall ground floor NE Training Room Dec. 20 9-2 p.m. and 21 8-1 p.m. This drive will be walk-in only for whole blood donations. Your generous donation can save 3 lives. Please give if you are able. Contact Diana at x3771 if you are interested in a Double Red Cell (DRC) donation. All donors will receive a $10 Fandango gift card. All 4 seasons club member premiums are now redeemed online. Info & membership available at http://www.heartlandbc.org/promo_4seasons_FAQ.html
Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series Box Office Winter schedule
The Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series Box Office will be closed Dec. 20 through Dec. 31. For ticket reservations phone 630-840-ARTS (2787) and leave a detailed message. Ticket reservations can also be mailed to Fermilab Arts Series, P.O. Box 500, Mail Station 111, Batavia, IL 60510. http://www.fnal.gov/culture/NewArts/index.shtml
Users Office Holiday Hours
The Users office will be closed on Dec. 23, 24, 30 and 31 for the Christmas Holiday. If you need an ID renewal during that time, please make it a point to come to our office before the days listed above. Normal Users Office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm. If you need a rental car from Pilot’s Leasing, and did not reserve one in advance, please visit the communications office located on the ground floor of the Wilson Hall, next to the Key and ID Office.
Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle Program through Dec. 31
ES&H is rolling out its 2nd annual "Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle" program which kicks off Oct. 1. The event will run from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. The goal is to exercise three days per week for 30 minutes. For more information, please visit the ES&H web page where you can now enter your time electronically, access hard copy log sheets, etc. http://www-esh.fnal.gov/.
Disney On Ice presents Toy Story 3 Feb. 2-13
Special ticket offer for Fermilab employees and their families to see Toy Story 3 on ice Feb. 2 – 13 at the United Center, click on link for order form http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/convenience.html. For more information call Jeanne at x2548 in the Wellness Office.
Free Webinar on Navigating a Changing Tax Environment, Dec. 14
This informative Webinar will focus on strategies for year-end tax planning. Join ACU and speaker Bill O’Malley from Financial Network Investment Corp., who will discuss different strategies on income, investing, retirement, gifting and estate planning. Find out what tax-reducing strategies will work for you. This free Webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Dec. 14 online. Learn more and R.S.V.P online https://www.abricu.com/home/misc/retirement-fermi or by calling (815) 267-7731.
Card Stampers Meet Dec. 14 in Small Dining Room
Do you like card stamping? Join other stampers on Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Wilson Hall first floor small dining room anytime between 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Allow about an hour. $10/person. Bring scissors, adhesive and journaling pen. Supplies provided for 3 cards. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548.
Complimentary Massages today
Stop by the Users Center Music Room today between 11:30am and 2:00pm for your 10 minute complimentary holiday wellness massage. No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548.
School's Day Out Camp
Childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Dec. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29. Cost is $25.00 per day/per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Wed., Dec. 15. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 register. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Call Mary or Patti at The Children's Center x3762 or email email@example.com to register.
Free Martial Arts Class Dec. 15
There will be a free one-hour trial class of Kyuki-Do, a Korean martial art, on Dec. 15 at 5:00pm in the gym at the Recreations Center. You well learn basic stretches and exercises, kicks and punches, and some self defense. We will demonstrate some advanced techniques and forms. Please wear loose, comfortable clothes, and be prepared to work up a little sweat. For more information, contact Bruce Worthel at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8663 or Jeanne Koester at email@example.com or x2548.
Timecard Instructions for Non Exempt Employees working on half holiday
How to report the Half Holiday for Christmas Eve & New Years Eve Fermilab will observe the half holidays on Dec. 23 & Dec. 30 For all Non Exempt employees that work on the half holiday: You must enter the work rule HALF HOLIDAY in the Transfer column when reporting hours worked on the half holiday. This is necessary whether you work the normal 4 hours or if you work more than 4 hours. If you will be off the entire day as half holiday and half vacation or float holiday then you do not need to use the work rule transfer of Half Holiday. For further information see FY11 Payroll Holiday Schedule located on the Accounting Dept. website.
Fermilab Art Gallery - Artist Reception Dec. 10 5:00-7:00pm - Painting Demo Dec. 15 11:30
On Friday, Dec. 10 from 5:00-7:00pm we will host the artist reception for William Worcester a local landscape painter. On Dec. 15 William Worcester will give a painting demonstration at 11:30 in the Art Gallery 2nd floor Wilson Hall. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/Art_Gallery/index.html.