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1 VV Parent & Teacher Association October 2, 2013 General Meeting Venetia Valley PTA

2 AGENDA TopicPresenterTime Allocated Call to Order & IntroductionsRenee O’Hare5 min Introduction to Middle SchoolTeachers15 min Cyber SafetyDomenick Yazzolino40 min Principal’s UpdateJuan Rodriguez10 min VV Fall CarnivalJessica Bosch10 min PTA BusinessRenee O’Hare10 min

3 What’s Middle School all about? VV Middle School Presi VV Middle School Presi STEM, Science Fair and Science Night, Health and Sports, Drama, Mathletes, Music

4 Marin County Sherriff – Cyber Safety Domenick M. Yazzolino Marin County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer

5 Let’s stop Bullying before it starts! From Bystanders to Positive Change Agents Bullying:

6 Objectives Greater Understanding of the Bullying Dynamic as it Relates to the By-stander EffectGreater Understanding of the Bullying Dynamic as it Relates to the By-stander Effect Greater Understanding of Liabilities and Weaknesses of Current By-stander StrategiesGreater Understanding of Liabilities and Weaknesses of Current By-stander Strategies Increased Knowledge and Skills in Youth Development ApproachesIncreased Knowledge and Skills in Youth Development Approaches Ability to Implement Youth Development Approaches at Your School SiteAbility to Implement Youth Development Approaches at Your School Site

7 Risk Factors FamilyFamily SchoolSchool CommunityCommunity Peer GroupPeer Group PersonalPersonal

8 Media Influence Children spend 6.5 hours each day with some type of mediaChildren spend 6.5 hours each day with some type of media Video Games in 65% of US HomesVideo Games in 65% of US Homes –86% With Males –8 th grade boys play 23 hours per week –8 th grade girls play 12 hours per week –59% of 4 th grade girls and 73% of 4 th grade males favorite games are violent 61% of youth 8-17 have TV’s in their rooms61% of youth 8-17 have TV’s in their rooms –At 18 years old they witness 200,000 acts of violence including 40,000 acts of murder

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13 WHY Bullying Is Not Reported 1.Fear of Retaliation 2.Not Wanting to Be a Snitch 3.Not Wanting to Worry Parents 4.Shame 5.Fear of Losing Friends 6.Hard to Prove 7.Confidentiality 8.Fear of What Parents Might Say

14 Critical Question Why Don’t Most Bystanders Take Action?

15 Factors for Non-Intervention Fear of RetaliationFear of Retaliation Fear of Becoming a TargetFear of Becoming a Target Belief That Target Deserved What They GotBelief That Target Deserved What They Got Lack of SkillsLack of Skills Lack of Instruction on StrategiesLack of Instruction on Strategies Feels it Won’t Make a DifferenceFeels it Won’t Make a Difference Acceptance of Bullying Being NormalAcceptance of Bullying Being Normal Not Cool to InterveneNot Cool to Intervene Westhills High School Students, 2006

16 Traditional Approaches for Bystanders Bystander Talks Directly to BullyBystander Talks Directly to Bully Bystander Tries to Pull Target AwayBystander Tries to Pull Target Away Bystander Tries to Distract:Bystander Tries to Distract: HumorHumor Tries to engage the bully or target in other conversationTries to engage the bully or target in other conversation Bystander Tells an AdultBystander Tells an Adult

17 Peer Group Approach Informal ApproachInformal Approach Strengthen the Peer Groups/CliquesStrengthen the Peer Groups/Cliques Identify Peer Groups/CliquesIdentify Peer Groups/Cliques Select a Minimum of Two Leaders From Each Group/CliqueSelect a Minimum of Two Leaders From Each Group/Clique Provide for Skill Development of the GroupProvide for Skill Development of the Group Empower the GroupEmpower the Group Provide for Follow-up/Booster SessionsProvide for Follow-up/Booster Sessions

18 Session Structure Eat Lunch and Informal MeetingEat Lunch and Informal Meeting Classroom Meeting/DiscussionClassroom Meeting/Discussion Topic/Skill DevelopmentTopic/Skill Development Small Group Discussions/WorkSmall Group Discussions/Work Round Table: Issues and AnswersRound Table: Issues and Answers

19 Bullying… In the Social Media World Internet FacebookFacebook My SpaceMy Space BlogsBlogs Chat RoomsChat Rooms Cell Phones Snap ChatSnap Chat Text MessagesText Messages InstagramInstagram Etc…Etc…

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21 SAMPLE CLIQUES HICKSSTONERSGOTHS COWBOYSSKATERSTAGGERS PARTY CREWS JOCKSREBELS GANGSTERSSKINHEADSSURFERS TECHIESPREPPIESREDNECKS ETHNIC GROUPINGS

22 GOALS Changing Peer Group NormsChanging Peer Group Norms –Rumor Control –Pro-Social Responses to Disrespect –(Friends) Instigating Violence –Getting Youth Involved in Safety –Increasing Positive Interactions Between Cliques –Reducing Exclusion –Reducing Tensions and Negative Conflicts

23 Peer Educator Model High School Students as “Teachers”/FacilitatorsHigh School Students as “Teachers”/Facilitators Develop Their Own CurriculumDevelop Their Own Curriculum Develop Posters With SlogansDevelop Posters With Slogans Develop PSA’s on Video TapeDevelop PSA’s on Video Tape Posters and Videos Played at Target School Prior to CurriculumPosters and Videos Played at Target School Prior to Curriculum Classroom PresentationsClassroom Presentations Cross-Age MentoringCross-Age Mentoring

24 Fostering Empathy Teachable MomentsTeachable Moments Classroom Meetings on Empathy/KindnessClassroom Meetings on Empathy/Kindness Intervene EarlyIntervene Early –Focus on Behaviors not the Student Recognize Empathetic BehaviorsRecognize Empathetic Behaviors –Have Students Share How They Have Helped Role ModelingRole Modeling Role PlayingRole Playing –Role Reversal Point-Counter PointPoint-Counter Point Class DiscussionsClass Discussions –Literature –Movies Perspectives of ALL CharactersPerspectives of ALL Characters

25 Intensive Intervention Whole School Victim Perpetrator Location/Time Crime Prevention Triangle

26 1.http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/ 2.http://www.lfcc.on.ca/bully.htm 3.http://www.police.govt.nz/service/yes/nobul ly/ ly/http://www.police.govt.nz/service/yes/nobul ly/ 4.http://www.clemson.edu/olweus/ 5.http://www.cyberbully.org/

27 All That is Needed for Evil to Run Rampant is for Good People to Do Nothing People to Do Nothing

28 Resources/Bibliography Aggression Replacement Training, Goldstein, Arnold P., Glick, Barry, et al Research Press (800) Replacement Training, Goldstein, Arnold P., Glick, Barry, et al Research Press (800) Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program, Committee for Children, (800) to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program, Committee for Children, (800) Bully Busters: A Teacher’s Manual for Helping Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders, Horne, Arthur M., and Newman, Dawn A., and Bartolomucci, Christi L. Research Press (800) Busters: A Teacher’s Manual for Helping Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders, Horne, Arthur M., and Newman, Dawn A., and Bartolomucci, Christi L. Research Press (800) Blueprints for Violence Prevention: Book Nine Bullying Prevention Program, Olweus, Dan and Limber, Sue University of Colorado at Boulder. (303) Blueprints for Violence Prevention: Book Nine Bullying Prevention Program, Olweus, Dan and Limber, Sue University of Colorado at Boulder. (303) Stop Bullying! Guidelines for Schools, New Zealand PoliceStop Bullying! Guidelines for Schools, New Zealand Police

29 PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE Juan Rodriguez & Mari Kernan

30 2012 VV FALL CARNIVAL

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34 THIS YEARS FALL CARNIVAL Saturday, October 12 (11-4 pm) One of our biggest fundraising events Purchase your pumpkin for Fall/Halloween Amazing food booths with food made from our own Venetia Valley families Our own Mr. C is the Master of Ceremonies for the day Entertainment from VV alumni: Phoenix Uprising & Parent Band: Memory Laps Affordable day of family fun for all with live performances from students, community band, games and rides

35 VV FALL CARNIVAL What we need from parents… Parent Volunteers (125 Volunteers staffing booths to make the day a success) –W–We need 70 more parents to volunteer Food Donations (Flyer went home last week) Baked Goods for ‘Cake Walk’ game –C–Cupcakes, Cakes, Cookies that will serve as prizes for the winners of the games

36 Renee O’Hare Venetia Valley PTA

37 Volunteer Opportunities!

38 Volunteers Needed! Area for Volunteer Opportunity DescriptionTime Commitment Cash for TrashCollect recyclables and turn them in for a check to VV. Can organize a team to rotate tasks 1-2hrs, 1 st Friday of every month Online Auction Organizer & staff Organizer: Project manager for the online auction hrs in the Spring Online Auction Staff (need multiple) Mails letters, follow up phone calls, pick up donations 5 hrs in the Spring Book FairOrganize Volunteers and manage book fair for this year, be a shadow to learn Book FairHelp run the book fair operations2 -4 hrs Dine-4-DollarsArrange “Dine-4-Dollars” event with businesses, distribute schedule and flyers to school 4-6 hrs Falcon FundCall families to encourage donation to the largest fund raiser at VV 2-3 hours

39 Volunteers Needed! Area for Volunteer Opportunity DescriptionTime Commitment Crossing Guard HelpHelp traffic flow through the morning drop off hours 1 – 2 hours month Community Outreach Lead Organize community outreach events (welcome to new families, wine & cheese night, etc.) 3 hrs per month PTA Board memberRepresentatives needed from Teacher from elementary school Teacher from middle school Parent from middle school 1.5hrs each month (2 nd Wed. of the month) Family Engagement Representative Represent VV at the SRCS Family Engagement Council, a District-wide Task Force. Share your ideas, gain information, and advise the district on strategies for building strong home-school-community partnerships. 4 Tuesday evening meetings 6 – 7:30 pm Dad’s Club MemberGroup of dad’s help VV during events and other times when called! i.e. carnival games 4-6 hrs entire year (as you can)

40 PTA Board Members – Open Positions NameRepresenting LevelFILLED – THANK YOU OPEN SPOTParentElementary– K or 1Alede Ruiz OPEN SPOTTeacherElementary OPEN SPOTParentMiddle School OPEN SPOTTeacherMiddle School WE NEED YOU!

41 Thank You PTA Volunteers!* Sarah Hinkley (Falcon Fund & Electronic sign) Julie Chan-Paloglou(Falcon Fund) Helen Driscoll (Falcon Fund) Max Espaillat (Falcon Fund) Mayra Bueno (Falcon Fund) Helen Reid (Roadway sign & Escrip) Candace Langley (Information Board) Holly Wipfler (Spirit Wear & Mural Project) Juan Morales (Spirit Wear) Monique Rutter (HeadsUp Representative) Lura Flynn (Directory) Delmy Rosales (PTA Copies) Jacqueline Rivera (Falcon Fund) MariCarmen Segura (Translation) Jen Inouye (Book Fair) Kari Francisco (Carnival) Steve Litras (Carnival & Dad’s Club) Claudia Garcia (Carnival Committee Lead) Tes Lazzarini (After School Enrichment) Jessica Bosch (Carnival Committee Lead) Grace Dearborn (Newsletters) Lynn Hernandez (Boxtops) Amy Cosby-Frost (Falcon Fund) Monica Stafford (E-Blast) Renee O’Hare (Facebook) Dave Roberts (Childcare for PTA mtgs) Laura McCurdy (Childcare for PTA mtgs) Laura Daniels (Teacher Appreciation Lead) *If your name is NOT on the list and you are volunteer, I apologize! Please let me know for the next THANK YOU message!

42 FALCON FUND! FONDO HALCON! GOAL: 100% participation from FAMILIES & TEACHERS/STAFF

43 What’s it Worth? LUXURY ITEMS COST: New Video Game Console……………. $300-$500 New video game………………………….. $50-$75 1 pair of brand name tennis shoes..$50-$100 Cup of coffee at a coffee shop………$3 - $5 Fast food meal for a family of 4……$20-$30 **Supporting YOUR child’s education** As little as $1 per day per family

44 Falcon Fund Initial Campaign 8/23 – 9/2810/25 Extension to give classrooms a bit more time to collect and win! Incentives: – 20% of the falcon fund donations will go back to the classrooms the children are in (teacher acct) Pizza Party – The class that raises the MOST money – Classes with 100% participation(includes teacher)

45 Falcon Fund Leaders…So Far! Top Classes closest to 100%: – Mrs. Milano - 1 st Grade – Mrs. Landin - 1 st Grade – Mrs. Sulsberger – 2 nd Grade – Ms. Rosecrans/Ms. Sakellariou – 2 nd Grade – Ms. Smith – Special Education – Mrs. Detore – 5 th Grade

46 Falcon Fund Status Through 9/ % of VV Students have contributed 40% of teachers/staff have contributed Amount raised through 9/30/2013:

47 THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING! Erin and Adam Chaffee Maria and Thomas Larson Monica and Scot Stafford Holly Wipfler and Deryk Lee Amparo Lopez Soledad Ramirez and Alfredo Rivera Olvera Erick and John Benassini Maritz Lopez and Jaime Mazariegos The Patel Family Guadalup Reyes and Leonel Vazquez Tuan Tiet Martha Orellana Reina Gonzalez Jose Orozco and Marianela Reyes Jianetta Puacara Maria Elena Reyes and Oliverio Calderon Alede Ruiz and Samuel Cardenas Teresa Alas and Juan Castellon Jorge Coronado Onelia Diaz and Ilso DeLeon Marisol and Erik Diaz Esmerelda Garcia-Flores and Samuel Morales Dora Ramirez and Manuel Gomez Delfina Rogel Irlanda Munoz Herlinda Martinez and Hector Garcia Matilde Cruz and Juan Florencio Judith Calderon and Jose Gongora Kathleen Brabo Jessica and Andreas Bosch Julian and Sukhwinder Saban Alma Maldonado Aleksei & Lina Rajamachvili Fernando Martinez Herlinda and Hector Garcia Jheny Jut Recinos Guadalupe Reyes and Leonel Vazquez Oriel and Chris Cook Amy and Josh Frost Elmer Gramajo-Rodas Norma Barrientos and Jose Ruiz Jessica and Andreas Bosch Amy and Josh Frost Renee and Shannon O’Hare Elba Jimenez and Jose Mazariegos Marilucia and Vlanderley Resende Elvira Lopez Torhalla and James Dabalos Grace and Paul Dearborn Sarah and Steve Hinkley Magdalena Ortiz and Roger De Leon Martha and Jose Quintero Dave Ross Sheila Torres and Jose Felix Yessina Giron Wendy De Leon Jorge Espejo Sara Mazariegos Graciela Chavez Mayra Romero Mayra Bueno and Miuel Godoy Dioneyra and Erik Diaz Duc-Tin & Thanh-Nhan To Francisco Chan/Vilma Escobar Roger and Pamela Harrell Laura & Wed Daniels Max and Osvaldo Espaillat Alma and Rafael Pulido Marth and Jose Quintero Mary Kilonzo and Patrick Muithya Michael and Rebecca Hornick Berta and Francisco Calero Betty and Ed Shea Liliana Montejano and Jorge Espejo Yolanda Camacho and Alejo Salinas Jeanine Changeux Ingrid and Francisco Galindo MariaElena Reyes Oliverio Calderon Henri Reyes Rosa Franco Kari Francisco and Steven Litras Aura Garcia Rosa Gramajo Berta Calero Lynn and Javier Hernandez Ingrid and Francisco Galindo Benjie Cortez Thuy Truong and Minh Le Amilda Cifeuntes and Galindo DeLeon Rebecca and William Honick Cleotilde Calderon and Rulaman Mazariegos Kari Francisco and Steve Litras Eliasar Rodriguez and Marquin Maldonado Helen Reid and Samuel Gallegos Jennifer Stebbins and Matthew Griggy Isaac Urbano and Loyola Sedano Juan Arreaga and Marta Lopez

48 Thanks to the Teachers/Staff Who Have Contributed to the Falcon Fund! STAFF Juan Rodriguez Mari Kernan Maria Bartlett Barbara Wing Leslie Ramirez Coach Carly Roxanna Guzman Laura McCurdy Margaret Anne Centrella Kindergarten – 4 th Kristin Vandro – K Sheila Torres – K Yoana Landin – 1 st Kim Press – 2 nd Alexa Sakellariou – 2 nd Diana Mendoza – 2 nd Michelle Rosecrans – 2 nd Megan Sulsberger– 2 nd Jessica Ferrar – 3 rd Carolyn Kenneray – 3rd 4 th – 8th Joy Conway – 4 th Kim O’Brien – 4 th Maggie Dawes – 4 th Karen DeTore – 5 th Marc Belmont – 5 th Freddy Dominguez - MS Shannon McKown – MS Raleigh Yasinitsky – MS Mabel Bialik - MS

49 Approved Budget Revenue Generated Description of RevenueRevenue Amount Falcon Fund Donations up to 10/1/2013$14,166 Spirit Wear Revenue$1,600 Carnival Donation (Malugani Tire – THANK YOU)$250 Library$101 Misc donations (Gaspares, Target, United, Escrip)$1,366 TOTAL REVENUE$17,483

50 Approved Budget Expenses Paid Through 9/30/2013 Description of ExpenseExpense Amount School Beautification - mural$ Teachers Supply Accounts$ Academic competitions – Spelling Bee$150 Library: Refunds of lost book fees$56 Music MS Band$421 Teacher Lunch: Staff mtg 1st week of school$138 Kindy Welcome & 1st Day coffee$90 Bank Supplies$73 Spirit Wear$2311 Total Expenses Paid $4,181

51 Approved Budget Total Approved Budgeted Amount$110,465 Revenue through 9/30-$17,483 WE STILL NEED TO RAISE$92,982

52 Upcoming Dates to Know! VV Fall Carnival: 10/12!! Falcon Fund phone campaign: Oct/Nov 2013 Family Game Night 10/25 Parent Meeting; 1 st Grade: November 6 Book Fair: November International Potluck: November 20 Parent Meeting; Kindergarten: January 8,2014 Daddy Daughter Dance: February 2014

53 How to stay in touch? PTA Mail blasts – please us if you’d like to subscribe: Facebook: LIKE us “Venetia Valley K-8 PTA”


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