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1VV Parent & Teacher Association Venetia Valley PTAVenetia Valley PTAVV Parent & Teacher AssociationMay 7, 2014General Meeting
2AGENDA Topic Presenter Time Allocated Call to Order Renee O’Hare 5 min 2nd Grade!2nd Grade Teachers25 minCTO for SRCSShawn Rozell20 minPTA Business15 minPrincipal’s UpdateJuan RodriguezClose of Meeting
4Introductions and Agenda 2nd Grade Developmental Milestones – Alexa SakellariouThematic Units & Field Trips – Diana MendozaEnglish Language Arts & the Common Core Shifts – Megan SulsbergerMath & The Common Core Shifts – Kim PressQuestions
52nd Grader Attributes Intellectual Developments In second grade, your child:Has a longer attention span.Is serious and reflective in his or her thinking.Can use logic to solve more complex problems.Lives more in reality and less in a fantasy world.Enjoys being challenged, working hard, and completing a task well.Listens for longer periods of time, absorbing new information.Expands his or her vocabulary by listening to others.Learns by listening and taking part in class discussions.
62nd Grader Attributes Intellectual Developments (continued) Still uses decoding skills to sound out new words.Is becoming a more fluent, efficient reader.Still enjoys (and learns from) someone else reading aloud.Becomes more comfortable with writing. By writing about what he or she reads, the child connects concepts to his or her own experiences.Understands that writing involves many steps.Can tell and understand jokes, puns, and sarcasm.
72nd Grader Attributes Social and Emotional Development By ages 7 and 8, your child is ready for more responsibility and independence. You may also find that he or she:Enjoys unstructured group play.Is more sensitive to how kids and adults treat him or her.Is concerned with how other people react.May try to solve problems by being aggressive.Prefers to play with peers of the same sex (girls with girls, boys with boys).
8Parent SupportParents can support their developing 2nd grader by encouraging their child to:Develop a concept of him or herself.Begin to understand others.Gain respect for others.Build relationships with others.Develop a sense of responsibility.Third graders can comprehend multiple aspects of a problem while solving it. That means they can have a math problem with both addition and subtraction and they won't get confused.Third graders can understand and manipulate symbols related to concrete objects. They know, for example, that the minus sign means subtraction and can use it when appropriate.Third graders are logical, even though they may still jump to crazy conclusions. You will be able to understand even their most imaginative ideas.Third graders should be able to reverse their thinking. They can trace the mental steps that drew them to a conclusion, and analyze those steps for flaws. This is a crucial development for math.Third graders are in the process of moving out of the egocentric stage, so they should understand that not everyone sees the world as they see it. But if there’s still a hint of "the world revolves around me,” don’t worry. The more you expose them to other people, especially children, the faster they’ll leave this stage.A third grader should be able to tell if there is a difference in number, length, volume and substance when comparing two objects. If they watch someone break clay into little pieces and then put the pieces back together, they will realize it's still the same amount of clay.
92nd Grade Thematic Units 2nd grade teachers create and refine thematic units collaborativelyUnits connect to the world around usEngagement and motivation happen when units of study are thematicAligned with the Common Core State Standards
10Themes in 2nd Grade: #1 - Government How countries make laws.Similarities between rules and lawsHow a bill becomes a LawProfessional StudentsBehavior expectationsCharacter Development
15#3 - Heroes / Biographies American Heroes accomplished something that has made life better for others.Biographies on:Civil Rights HeroesHeroes helping others gain their freedomInventorsExplorers1-M.L.King Rosa Parks Ruby Bridges2- Theodore Roosevelt G. Washington A. Lincoln3 Ben Franklin, Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell4- Lewis and Clark Neil Armstrong
17#4 - Rock Cycle / EarthEarth is made of materials that have distinct properties and provide resources for human activityEarth’s LayersRock CycleMetamorphic, Igneous and Sedimentary RocksBreakage and WeatheringFossils
20#5 - Life Cycles Plants and animals have predictable life cycles. Animal classificationAnimal Life cyclesRain Forest HabitatAnimal classification- Living things share similarities that allow them to be classified.Rain forest -different layers of plant and animal habitat
232nd Grade English / Language Arts Whole Class InstructionDirect Phonics Instruction and Spelling – Houghton MifflinDaily 5 and Reading GroupsThematic Reading - GLAD
24Writing Instruction Journal Writing / Daily 5 Project Based Writing Linked to Thematic UnitsWriter’s WorkshopELD
25Common Core State Standards 6 Shifts in ELA Increase Reading of Informational TextText ComplexityAcademic VocabularyText-based AnswersWriting from SourcesLiteracy Instruction in All Content Areas
26ELA Common Core Shift #1 Increase Reading of Informational Text Students can…Parents can…Learn more Science and Social Studies through readingUse “primary source” documentsLearn more by using textsProvide series of texts on topics of interestFind books that explainDiscuss informational and non-fiction texts and the ideas within the textPrimary source documents are original documents, written by the person who did the research… such as diaries, speeches, letters, interviews, news footage, autobiographies, official records. Can be creative works such as poetry, drama, novels, music, art. Examples:MLK, Jr’s I Have a Dream speech. Diary of Anne Frank, Declaration of Independence, The Constitution
27ELA Common Core Shift #2 Text Complexity Students can…Parents can…Re-readRead material at comfort level and work with more challenging textBreak down text to understandHandle frustration with text and keep readingProvide more challenging texts, and text they want to read and can read comfortablyRead challenging text with themModel: Show that challenging text is worth reading and discussingClose reading: a central focus of CCSS. Requires students to get truly involved with the text they are reading. Purpose is to teach them to notice features and language used by the author.Goal: use what they learn from one text and apply to another.Use imagery, comparisons, word choice, tone and voice, sentence structure, questions
28ELA Common Core Shift #3 Academic Vocabulary Students can…Parents can…Learn the words they need to understand to access and engage with contentLearn the words that they can use in college and careerRead more to develop a larger vocabularyRead often and constantlyRead multiple books about the same topicLet your children see you readingTalk to your children; Read to your children; Listen to your children; Sing with your children
29ELA Common Core Shift #4 Text-Based Answers Students can…Parents can…Find evidence to support their argumentsForm judgmentsBecome experts through readingDiscuss what the author is trying to do with the textTalk about the textAsk for evidence in every day discussions/disagreementsRead aloud or read the same book and discuss with evidence to support conversation
30ELA Common Core Shift #5 Writing from Sources Students can…Parents can…Make arguments in writing using evidenceCompare multiple texts in writingPractice writing wellEncourage writing at homeWrite “books” together and use evidence/details
31ELA Common Core Shift #6 Literacy Instruction in All Content Areas Students can…Parents can…Learn more Science and Social Studies through readingUse “primary source” documentsLearn more by using textsProvide series of texts on topics of interestFind books that explainDiscuss informational and non-fiction texts and the ideas within the textPrimary source documents are original documents, written by the person who did the research… such as diaries, speeches, letters, interviews, news footage, autobiographies, official records. Can be creative works such as poetry, drama, novels, music, art. Examples:MLK, Jr’s I Have a Dream speech. Diary of Anne Frank, Declaration of Independence, The Constitution
32How can I help my child in Language Arts? *Read to and with my child for minutes nightly.*Practice high frequency word lists together; make flashcards for words they do not know how to say, spell, or use in a sentence.*Provide a variety of reading materials, including fiction and nonfiction books. Support their use of online reading programs such as Starfall, Raz-Kids or Storyline Online.*Engage your child with what they are reading. Ask them comprehension questions to ensure that they are understanding what they are reading.*Help you child edit their work for correct grammar and punctuation.*Do practice spelling tests together each week.
332nd Grade MathematicsWhole class instruction – EM incorporates whole class instruction of a focus concept, spiral daily practice of several concepts introduced in earlier lessons (Math Boxes), and games that reinforce concepts from current and previous lessonsFact Fluency – knowing basic math facts with “automaticity” is KEY 2nd grade goal – practiced through classroom games, online games, and the practice problems at the bottom of most math HomeLinksTeachers give mini-quizes/Exit slips several time per week to determine students needing extra support/review, and students who may be ready for an extra challenge. Often Friday is used for review games and intervention with small groups with similar needsMath-related literature – thanks to a generous grant from Rotary Club, we own about 50 literature selections chosen by EM that relate to each math unit. Books can be used as teacher read-alouds to make math concepts fun and interesting, or by students for challenge and exploration. Books are shared by the grade levelWhole Class Instruction – Everyday Mathematics, U of ChicagoFact fluency practiceMath games / Intervention cyclesMath literature
35Common Core State Standards 6 Shifts in Mathematics 6 Key Shifts:FocusCoherenceFluencyDeep UnderstandingApplicationDual IntensityCCSS concentrates on a clear set of math skills and concepts. Students will learn concepts in a more organized way both during the school year and across grades. The standards encourage students to solve real-world problems.stressing conceptual understanding of key ideas, but also by continually returning to organizing principles such as place value and the laws of arithmetic to structure those ideas.
36Mathematics Common Core Shift #1 Focus Fewer topics covered in each grade (narrow focus)Increased time spent on each priority topic (deeper focus)Priority topics create core of knowledge that is foundation of more advanced math4 priority areas for 2nd grade(1) extending understanding of base-ten notation(2) building fluency with addition and subtraction(3) using standard units of measure(4) describing and analyzing shapes (2D and 3D)
37Mathematics Common Core Shift #2 Coherence Topics connect and build from one grade to the nextBasics learned in younger gradeBuild on that foundation in later gradesExample:K – add / subtract “within 5”1st – add / subtract “within 10”2nd – add / subtract “within 20”
38Mathematics Common Core Shift #3 Fluency Students develop speed and accuracy with simple calculationsBasic math facts and relationshipsTeachers structure class time and/or homework time for students to memorize, through repetition, core functionsStudents develop speed and accuracy with simple calculationsBasic math facts and relationships – if = 10, know 6 +4=10, and 10 – 4=6, etc.Teachers structure class time and/or homework time for students to memorize, through repetition, core functions
39Mathematics Common Core Shift #4 Deep Understanding Goal is deep understanding and confidence operating within a math concept before moving onlearn more than the “trick” to get the answer right – be able to explain howDeeper understanding enables students to apply concepts to new situations
40Mathematics Common Core Shift #5 Application Students are expected to use mathChoose the appropriate concept for applicationRecognize common elements in different types of problemsUnderstand that there are multiple ways to solve a problemShow/explain how to solve
41Mathematics Common Core Shift #6 Dual Intensity Combines both “technical” and “practical”, both with intensityStudents are practicing and understandingSimple drills and calculations with fluency butALSOApply concepts at a deeper level
42How can I help my child with math? Pose “real-life” math problemsTouch and count real moneyPlay games involving money, such as MonopolyHave analog clocks in your homePractice using math vocabulary – more than/less than, units of measurementCompare scores, prices – ask which is more and how much moreFact fluency – computer games, flash cards, etc.Cook – follow recipes, measure ingredientsPose “real-life” math problems – shopping…If apples are 2 for $1, how many can I buy with $5, If it cost $3 and I pay with $10, how much change?Touch and count real money – compare coins, learn values and names, practice trading for equivalent valuePlay games involving money, such as Monopoly – count, make changeHave analog clocks in your home – practice telling time, elapsed time, time in future or pastPractice using math vocabulary – more than/less than, units of measurementPlay games with math facts to build fluencyCompare scores, prices – ask which is more and how much moreFact fluency – computer games, flash cards, etc.Cook – follow recipes, measure ingredients
43Sean Rozell Chief Technology Officer San Rafael City Schools
44Student Information System Upgrade Status What Is It, What Are We Doing, and Where Do We Stand?
45SIS Explained Anything related to student data ties back to the SIS AttendanceGradesDisciplineAddress and Emergency ContactsSchedulesHealth InfoDemographicsState ReportingAnd anything else we decide to track or report
46Why Are We Changing Systems? Getting and Using Data at All Levels of the DistrictAeries LimitationsData System OverloadMultiple Data Platforms Employed to Fill GapsCommunicationEveryone Pointing to Different DataProfessional DevelopmentWho has the time to become an expert in all those data systems?!
47How Did We Decide To Go With Infinite Campus? Technology Advisory Committee 2011/2012Priorities Process Similar to LCAP ProcessSIS Selection Committee 2012/2013Key Stakeholders from throughout both DistrictsTeachers, administrators, counselors, Parents, Attendance/Business Office, Curriculum, ITRFP 2013Looked At Many Different Systems With Vastly Different CapabilitiesSIS vs. LMSInfinite Campus Selected By Committee 2013
48SIS & LMS Explanation Student Info System (SIS) Learning Mgmt System (LMS)Basic Student InfoAttendanceGrade Book **Health InfoDisciplineParent Portal **Student SchedulesMaster SchedulesState & Federal ReportingData Analytics **“At Risk” Student IdentificationLibrary Services (sometimes)Student Nutrition (sometimes)Auto-Dialer (sometimes)Parent Portals **Student PortalsGrade Book **Learning Content DeliveryAssessmentsData Analytics **Lesson Plan BuildingTeacher Collaboration ToolsStudent Collaboration ToolsProfessional Development Management Tools
49SIS Implementation Basics Data Conversion“Cleaning” Data in AeriesData Health Checks After ConversionCommunication to All StakeholdersSupportHelp Desk SupportOn-Site CoachingProfessional Development
50Professional Development Basics Professional Development Support Provided by Infinite Campus, IT, Curriculum Office and School Site Content Experts/CoachesPhased Approach to Program Roll-OutPhase 1—Opening the School YearAttendance, Gradebooks, Portals, Behavior, etc.Phase 2—Additional Tools and FeaturesReport Cards & Transcripts, Data Analytics, Dynamic Reporting, etc.Phase 3—Master SchedulingPhase 4—Closing Out the School Year
51Professional Development Schedule April – May 2014 Establish Roles and Responsibilities for School Site CoachesIntroduce Coaches to Infinite Campus Through Training Websites
52Professional Development Schedule June 2014 On-Site Training From Infinite Campus During the Week of June 16thTeacher Coach Training ½ Day Per DistrictSite Coach Training 1.5 Days Per DistrictOne Day of Training Dedicated to District Content SpecialistsEnrollment Office, Nurses, Special Ed Management, Afterschool Coordinators, Librarians, School Messenger Users, others?Ongoing Training Websites for School Site Coaches
53Professional Development Schedule July 2014 IT Sys Admin and DBA TrainingWebEx Training Provided by Infinite Campus on July 2nd.Data Health Check and Live Data Sandbox CreationOngoing Training Websites for School Site CoachesTraining Websites Now Using Live SRCS Data in Sandbox Environment
54Professional Development Schedule August 2014 Training For Classified Staff Provided By Infinite Campus and IT During 1st Week In AugustTraining for Certificated Staff Provided by School Site Coaches on a Site-By-Site BasisInfinite Campus On-Site for Training and Support During 1st Week of SchoolStudent TrainingGoal is Mastering Classroom Housekeeping Functions for Day 1Attendance, Gradebooks, Portals, Seating Charts, Behavior
55Professional Development Schedule Sept - Dec 2014 Ongoing Transition SupportRegular “Tips and Tricks” Training by School Site CoachesParent Evangelizing and TrainingAdditional Features and Services TrainingReport Cards, Transcripts, Data Analytics, Dynamic Reporting
56Professional Development Schedule Jan – June 2015 Ongoing Transition SupportRegular “Tips and Tricks” Training by School Site CoachesParent Evangelizing and TrainingInfinite Campus Providing On-Site Master Scheduling Training in January and FebruaryEnd-Of-Year Function Support Provided By IT
57Infinite Campus that shows the basics of the parent portal
58PTA UPDATE Renee O’Hare, President Monica Stafford, Vice President Amy Cosby-Frost, Treasurer
59Venetia Valley Teachers PTA SHOUT OUT!Venetia Valley TeachersThank you for:Working with PTA to increase participation in Falcon Fund100% participation in Falcon FundTirelessly supporting our childrenHelping after hours, attending our events and always being there when we need you
60FALCON FUND. FONDO HALCON FALCON FUND! FONDO HALCON! GOAL: 100% participation from FAMILIES & TEACHERS/STAFF Donations accepted YEAR ROUND!
61Falcon Fund Status Through 5/6/2014 267 Families have contributed which= 47% participation9 additional families making ANY donation would bring us to 50% participation!!!!100% of teachers have contributedAmount raised:$40,705
622013-2014 Approved Budget Revenue Generated this year Description of RevenueRevenue AmountFalcon Fund Donations up to 5/5/2014$40,705Spirit Wear Revenue$6,035Carnival$15,801Library + Book Fair$9,064Middle School Music$1,945Misc Events: Daddy/Daughter Dance, Movie Night, Taco Night$1,722Misc donations (Gaspares, Target, United, Escrip, HeadsUp, Dine for $$, Amazon, Rotary Clubs)$13,084TOTAL REVENUE$88,356
632013-2014 Approved Budget Expenses Paid Through 5/6/2014 Description of ExpenseExpense AmountSchool Beautification - mural$613Teachers Supply Accounts$11,896Academic competitions – Spelling Bee, Mathletes$450Library: Refunds of lost book fees, supplies, book purchases$2,567Book Fair$5,792Teacher Lunch: Staff mtg 1st week of school$138Middle School Music$1,854Kindy Welcome & 1st Day coffee$90Bank Supplies, service fee’s$185Spirit Wear$4,647Carnival$2,835Total Expenses Paid$60,067
642013-2014 Approved Budget Total Approved Budgeted Amount $104,265 -$85,506WE STILL NEED TO RAISE$15,909
65Upcoming Fund Raising Opportunities Yard SaleDine-4-DollarsRaffle
66RAFFLE! Check your folders on Thursday Winner announced at Open House: 5/21How many: 10 Tickets per childHow much: $5 ea or 5 for $20Due Date for Return : May 20, 20141st prize$ Cash2nd prizeNorthbridge Pool Membership ($500 value)3rd prizeJambox (bluetooth speaker) + $25 itunes card4th prizeIn-n-out burger gift pack
67Neighborhood Yard Sale – 5/24 How Can You Help? Host a Yard Sale at your home:Collect & sell goods from families at VV, Friends, neighbors and sell them with proceeds going directly to Venetia ValleyHELP at a Yard Sale:Can’t host? You can help! 1-2 hour shifts available at multiple locationsDonate to Yard Sale:Donate sellable goods to one of the posted homes that is hosting
68Dine-4-Dollars – 5/28 Tomatina San Rafael DATE: Wednesday, May 28, 2014Tomatina will generously donate 15% of food and beverage sales from lunch, dinner and takeoutMust have flyer to get the donation!
69How Can You Help with PTA? Get Involved!1 hour makes a HUGE difference, consider volunteeringSign up to help for at least 1 event per yearTalk to your friends, help them get involvedJoin a committee (carnival, book fair, fund raising, etc)EASY Money:Amazon:Escrip:Target Red Card, Box Tops, Gespares, United Market, matching donations(work)
70Nominating CommitteeNominations committee NEEDED to elect the new PTA Board forThe purpose of the nominating committee is to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.Open and frank discussion must be held among members of the committee. Discussions are strictly confidential and no information should leave the committee meeting, even after the officers have been elected.Members of the committee are not excluded from becoming nominees for elected office. During nominating committee meetings, if a committee member is being considered, the member should be excused from the meeting during the discussion regarding that office, but may return for the vote which shall be by ballot.The nominating committee continues to serve until the annual election meeting.
71Recruiting for Next year! PTA Board & Committee positions…more to come Vice President of CommunicationsFind & schedule helpers for: Mail Blasts, Connect Ed, bulletin boards, road signVice President of Fund RaisingFind & schedule helpers for: Falcon Fund, Special EventsHospitality chair:Find & schedule helpers for: Teacher appreciations, Kindy/Middle School welcomeCarnival Co-Chair:Project manage and gather a committee to work on school carnivalOn Call Support:Help out when needed here and there – copies, stuffing envelopes, writing thank you notes, etc…..could be as little as 1 hour per month if enough sign up to help.Nomination Committee:Need individuals to be on the look out for our next set of leaders…2015/2016 school year will need a new PTA executive board
72Reflecting on 2013-2014 Events Sponsored by PTA: Teacher Support: Ice Cream Social, Carnival, Book Fair, Daddy/Daughter Dance, Movie Night, Family Game NightsTeacher Support:Nearly 12k given to teachers based on Falcon Fund Incentive & Supply grantsCommittees:Parent Advisory Task Force, Heads Up, LCAP AdvisoryGarden & Music:Sponsored 360 hours of K-3 MusicSponsored 480 hours of K-5 GardenFalcon Fund:HIGHEST Parent Participation level in the past 6 years100% Teacher Participation
73VV FALCONS SOAR! THANK YOU! Thanks to all of the parents, teachers & administration for all of the support this year!VV FALCONS SOAR!
74Upcoming Dates to Know! May 13: International Story Night & Dinner Civil War Day (grades 7 & 8)May 21:Open House/Grades 4&5, Cadet & Concert BandsMay 24:Community Yard SalesMay 28:Dine-4-Dollars – Tomatina (15% of food and beverage salesfrom lunch, dinner and takeout)May 30:Middle School Science FairJune 11:5th Grade Promotion Ceremony8th Grade Promotion CeremonyJune 12:K-8 Talent ShowLast Day of School
75Juan Rodriguez, Principal Mari Kernan, Assistant Principal Principal’s UpdateJuan Rodriguez, PrincipalMari Kernan, Assistant Principal
762013-14 Achievements/Deliverables The school mission was newly clarified/defined to include specific community priorities2.5 muralsFront landscapeSuccessful year one implementation of biliteracy programdistrict approval for continuationSuccessful completion of terms of PESSA grant including PreK partnership/alignmentInitial implementation of 4th and 5th grade balanced literacy program that incorporates Common Core instruction and assessment to enable the school to track student progress within and across grade levels
77SCIENCE! Science emerged as a priority through the newly defined school missionscience in the gardenlife science in first gradeecology - green teamyear 2 of San Jose Discovery Museum Science Nightyear one of Biolblitzscience career speakers at Career Daymiddle school STEM professional development and expansion of year 2 course offering
78College & the Arts College emerged as a goal through in the school missionschoolwide teachers shared their pathway to college with each classroomcollege toursstaff schoolwide raising the topicArt emerged as a priority throughthe ballet (Nutcracker tickets - Marin Ballet)opera (Hansel and Gretel, the Magic Flute and Das Rheingold - SF Opera)play (James and the Giant Peach - The Masque Unit)dance (Happiness is NOW, Playworks Run for Recess, new Marin Ballet partnership)improved music instruction under Mr. Dillawayafterschool enrichmentfiesta dance classtheater
79Community Community Building emerged as a priority Playworks GirlSmart iCan club7th grade mitzvah kitchenfamily nightsinternational potluck nightmovie nightsfather/daughter dancescience nightfamily literacy night
80Stay in Touch! Venetia Valley Home Page: up to date info! Venetia Valley PTA Home Page:VVPTA.ORG