(Agenda for the Membership meeting  is located below the following letter.)

April, 15, 2005 

Dear AABE Member, 

The AABE Executive Board invites you to an all membership meeting on Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at the Fiesta Inn located on the southwest corner of Broadway and Priest.  The meeting is scheduled from 10:00AM 2:00PM. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided courtesy of AABE. 

 Agenda items include an update on the status of ELL education in Arizona presented by Dr. Gene Garcia (ASU), supporting NABE 2006 Conference in Phoenix presented by Sal Gabaldon (AABE Executive Board) and developing strategic activities with a renewed vision. Access the complete agenda online at:

Please come prepared to renew your AABE.  Membership fee for the year is as follows: Regular Member $25.00, Para Professional Member $10.00, Parent Associate Member $5.00, Institutional Member $100.00 and Corporate Member $200.00.  Download the membership form at:

Space is limited and to keep within budget, it is extremely important to RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 26, 2005 to Eufemia Amabisca either at 602-243-8019 - or 

As members of AABE we count on a united voice to move ahead with the support needed to make a difference.

 We all look forward to seeing you there.


 AABE Executive Board  

Access Current Board information at:

AABE 2005 Membership Meeting Agenda


Location:      Fiesta Inn, (Southwest corner of Broadway and Priest)

Date:              April 30, 2005

Time:             10 AM 2:00 PM (Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided)


 Agenda Items:

     I.          State of the Arizona Association for Bilingual Education Address

     II.         Speakers

         Susan Carlson, Arizona Business Education Coalition

   High School Reform Forums


                      Dr. Eugene Garcia, Dean and Professor College of Education, ASU

  The Status of ELLs in Arizona                                        



             III.       Post 203: Student Data, Assessment Fiasco, AIMS and Concerns

                        Salvador Gabladon, Tucson USD, Language Assessment Services           

     IV.       Organization Action Plan  

    V.        NABE Conference Jan. 18-21, 2006   

    VI.       Closing