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VV Parent & Teacher Association May 7, 2014 General Meeting Venetia Valley PTA
AGENDA TopicPresenterTime Allocated Call to OrderRenee O’Hare5 min 2 nd Grade!2 nd Grade Teachers25 min CTO for SRCSShawn Rozell20 min PTA BusinessRenee O’Hare15 min Principal’s UpdateJuan Rodriguez15 min Close of MeetingRenee O’Hare5 min
2 nd Grade Team Kim Press, Diana Mendoza, Megan Sulsberger, Alexa Sakellariou & Michelle Rosecrans
Introductions and Agenda O 2 nd Grade Developmental Milestones – Alexa Sakellariou O Thematic Units & Field Trips – Diana Mendoza O English Language Arts & the Common Core Shifts – Megan Sulsberger O Math & The Common Core Shifts – Kim Press O Questions
2 nd Grader Attributes Intellectual Developments In second grade, your child: O Has a longer attention span. O Is serious and reflective in his or her thinking. O Can use logic to solve more complex problems. O Lives more in reality and less in a fantasy world. O Enjoys being challenged, working hard, and completing a task well. O Listens for longer periods of time, absorbing new information. O Expands his or her vocabulary by listening to others. O Learns by listening and taking part in class discussions.
2 nd Grader Attributes Intellectual Developments (continued) O Still uses decoding skills to sound out new words. O Is becoming a more fluent, efficient reader. O Still enjoys (and learns from) someone else reading aloud. O Becomes more comfortable with writing. O By writing about what he or she reads, the child connects concepts to his or her own experiences. O Understands that writing involves many steps. O Can tell and understand jokes, puns, and sarcasm.
2 nd 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: O Enjoys unstructured group play. O Is more sensitive to how kids and adults treat him or her. O Is concerned with how other people react. O May try to solve problems by being aggressive. O Prefers to play with peers of the same sex (girls with girls, boys with boys).
Parent Support Parents can support their developing 2 nd grader by encouraging their child to: O Develop a concept of him or herself. O Begin to understand others. O Gain respect for others. O Build relationships with others. O Develop a sense of responsibility.
2nd Grade Thematic Units O 2 nd grade teachers create and refine thematic units collaboratively O Units connect to the world around us O Engagement and motivation happen when units of study are thematic O Aligned with the Common Core State Standards
Themes in 2 nd Grade: #1 - Government O How countries make laws. O Similarities between rules and laws O How a bill becomes a Law O Professional Students O Behavior expectations O Character Development
#2 - Economics / Health O Understanding economic concepts that consumers and producers buy and sell goods. O Producers and Consumers O Food Production O Food Pyramid / Food Groups O Farmers Market Field Trip
Field Trip to Farmer’s Market
#3 - Heroes / Biographies O American Heroes accomplished something that has made life better for others. O Biographies on: O Civil Rights Heroes O Heroes helping others gain their freedom O Inventors O Explorers
#4 - Rock Cycle / Earth Earth is made of materials that have distinct properties and provide resources for human activity Earth’s Layers Rock Cycle Metamorphic, Igneous and Sedimentary Rocks Breakage and Weathering Fossils
Field Trip to Exploratorium
#5 - Life Cycles O Plants and animals have predictable life cycles. O Animal classification O Animal Life cycles O Rain Forest Habitat
Field Trip to Academy of Sciences
2 nd Grade English / Language Arts O Whole Class Instruction O Direct Phonics Instruction and Spelling – Houghton Mifflin O Daily 5 and Reading Groups O Thematic Reading - GLAD
Writing Instruction O Journal Writing / Daily 5 O Project Based Writing Linked to Thematic Units O Writer’s Workshop O ELD
Common Core State Standards 6 Shifts in ELA O Increase Reading of Informational Text O Text Complexity O Academic Vocabulary O Text-based Answers O Writing from Sources O Literacy Instruction in All Content Areas
ELA Common Core Shift #1 Increase Reading of Informational Text Students can… Parents can… O Learn more Science and Social Studies through reading O Use “primary source” documents O Learn more by using texts O Provide series of texts on topics of interest O Find books that explain O Discuss informational and non-fiction texts and the ideas within the text
ELA Common Core Shift #2 Text Complexity Students can… Parents can… O Re-read O Read material at comfort level and work with more challenging text O Break down text to understand O Handle frustration with text and keep reading O Provide more challenging texts, and text they want to read and can read comfortably O Read challenging text with them O Model: Show that challenging text is worth reading and discussing
ELA Common Core Shift #3 Academic Vocabulary Students can… Parents can… O Learn the words they need to understand to access and engage with content O Learn the words that they can use in college and career O Read more to develop a larger vocabulary O Read often and constantly O Read multiple books about the same topic O Let your children see you reading O Talk to your children; Read to your children; Listen to your children; Sing with your children
ELA Common Core Shift #4 Text-Based Answers Students can… Parents can… O Find evidence to support their arguments O Form judgments O Become experts through reading O Discuss what the author is trying to do with the text O Talk about the text O Ask for evidence in every day discussions/disagreemen ts O Read aloud or read the same book and discuss with evidence to support conversation
ELA Common Core Shift #5 Writing from Sources Students can… Parents can… O Make arguments in writing using evidence O Compare multiple texts in writing O Practice writing well O Encourage writing at home O Write “books” together and use evidence/details
ELA Common Core Shift #6 Literacy Instruction in All Content Areas Students can… Parents can… O Learn more Science and Social Studies through reading O Use “primary source” documents O Learn more by using texts O Provide series of texts on topics of interest O Find books that explain O Discuss informational and non-fiction texts and the ideas within the text
How 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.
2 nd Grade Mathematics O Whole Class Instruction – Everyday Mathematics, U of Chicago O Fact fluency practice O Math games / Intervention cycles O Math literature
Math Games and Exploration
Common Core State Standards 6 Shifts in Mathematics 6 Key Shifts: O Focus O Coherence O Fluency O Deep Understanding O Application O Dual Intensity
Mathematics Common Core Shift # 1 Focus O Fewer topics covered in each grade (narrow focus) O Increased time spent on each priority topic (deeper focus) O Priority topics create core of knowledge that is foundation of more advanced math O 4 priority areas for 2 nd 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)
Mathematics Common Core Shift #2 Coherence O Topics connect and build from one grade to the next O Basics learned in younger grade O Build on that foundation in later grades O Example: O K – add / subtract “within 5” O 1 st – add / subtract “within 10” O 2 nd – add / subtract “within 20”
Mathematics Common Core Shift #3 Fluency O Students develop speed and accuracy with simple calculations O Basic math facts and relationships O Teachers structure class time and/or homework time for students to memorize, through repetition, core functions
Mathematics Common Core Shift #4 Deep Understanding O Goal is deep understanding and confidence operating within a math concept before moving on O learn more than the “trick” to get the answer right – be able to explain how O Deeper understanding enables students to apply concepts to new situations
Mathematics Common Core Shift #5 Application O Students are expected to use math O Choose the appropriate concept for application O Recognize common elements in different types of problems O Understand that there are multiple ways to solve a problem O Show/explain how to solve
Mathematics Common Core Shift #6 Dual Intensity O Combines both “technical” and “practical”, both with intensity O Students are practicing and understanding O Simple drills and calculations with fluency but ALSO O Apply concepts at a deeper level
How can I help my child with math? O Pose “real-life” math problems O Touch and count real money O Play games involving money, such as Monopoly O Have analog clocks in your home O Practice using math vocabulary – more than/less than, units of measurement O Compare scores, prices – ask which is more and how much more O Fact fluency – computer games, flash cards, etc. O Cook – follow recipes, measure ingredients
Sean Rozell Chief Technology Officer San Rafael City Schools
What Is It, What Are We Doing, and Where Do We Stand?
SIS Explained Anything related to student data ties back to the SIS Attendance Grades Discipline Address and Emergency Contacts Schedules Health Info Demographics State Reporting And anything else we decide to track or report
Why Are We Changing Systems? Getting and Using Data at All Levels of the District Aeries Limitations Data System Overload Multiple Data Platforms Employed to Fill Gaps Communication Everyone Pointing to Different Data Professional Development Who has the time to become an expert in all those data systems?!
How Did We Decide To Go With Infinite Campus? Technology Advisory Committee 2011/2012 Priorities Process Similar to LCAP Process SIS Selection Committee 2012/2013 Key Stakeholders from throughout both Districts Teachers, administrators, counselors, Parents, Attendance/Business Office, Curriculum, IT RFP 2013 Looked At Many Different Systems With Vastly Different Capabilities SIS vs. LMS Infinite Campus Selected By Committee 2013
SIS & LMS Explanation Student Info System (SIS) Learning Mgmt System (LMS) Basic Student Info Attendance Grade Book ** Health Info Discipline Parent Portal ** Student Schedules Master Schedules State & Federal Reporting Data Analytics ** “At Risk” Student Identification Library Services (sometimes) Student Nutrition (sometimes) Auto-Dialer (sometimes) Parent Portals ** Student Portals Grade Book ** Learning Content Delivery Assessments Data Analytics ** Lesson Plan Building Teacher Collaboration Tools Student Collaboration Tools Professional Development Management Tools
SIS Implementation Basics Data Conversion “Cleaning” Data in Aeries Data Health Checks After Conversion Communication to All Stakeholders Support Help Desk Support On-Site Coaching Professional Development
Professional Development Basics Professional Development Support Provided by Infinite Campus, IT, Curriculum Office and School Site Content Experts/Coaches Phased Approach to Program Roll-Out Phase 1—Opening the School Year Attendance, Gradebooks, Portals, Behavior, etc. Phase 2—Additional Tools and Features Report Cards & Transcripts, Data Analytics, Dynamic Reporting, etc. Phase 3—Master Scheduling Phase 4—Closing Out the School Year
Professional Development Schedule April – May 2014 Establish Roles and Responsibilities for School Site Coaches Introduce Coaches to Infinite Campus Through Training Websites
Professional Development Schedule June 2014 On-Site Training From Infinite Campus During the Week of June 16 th Teacher Coach Training ½ Day Per District Site Coach Training 1.5 Days Per District One Day of Training Dedicated to District Content Specialists Enrollment Office, Nurses, Special Ed Management, Afterschool Coordinators, Librarians, School Messenger Users, others? Ongoing Training Websites for School Site Coaches
Professional Development Schedule July 2014 IT Sys Admin and DBA Training WebEx Training Provided by Infinite Campus on July 2 nd. Data Health Check and Live Data Sandbox Creation Ongoing Training Websites for School Site Coaches Training Websites Now Using Live SRCS Data in Sandbox Environment
Professional Development Schedule August 2014 Training For Classified Staff Provided By Infinite Campus and IT During 1 st Week In August Training for Certificated Staff Provided by School Site Coaches on a Site-By-Site Basis Infinite Campus On-Site for Training and Support During 1 st Week of School Student Training Goal is Mastering Classroom Housekeeping Functions for Day 1 Attendance, Gradebooks, Portals, Seating Charts, Behavior
Professional Development Schedule Sept - Dec 2014 Ongoing Transition Support Regular “Tips and Tricks” Training by School Site Coaches Parent Evangelizing and Training Additional Features and Services Training Report Cards, Transcripts, Data Analytics, Dynamic Reporting
Professional Development Schedule Jan – June 2015 Ongoing Transition Support Regular “Tips and Tricks” Training by School Site Coaches Parent Evangelizing and Training Infinite Campus Providing On-Site Master Scheduling Training in January and February End-Of-Year Function Support Provided By IT
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PTA UPDATE Renee O’Hare, President Monica Stafford, Vice President Amy Cosby-Frost, Treasurer
PTA SHOUT OUT! Venetia Valley Teachers Thank you for: Working with PTA to increase participation in Falcon Fund 100% participation in Falcon Fund Tirelessly supporting our children Helping after hours, attending our events and always being there when we need you
FALCON FUND! FONDO HALCON! GOAL: 100% participation from FAMILIES & TEACHERS/STAFF Donations accepted YEAR ROUND!
Falcon Fund Status Through 5/6/ Families have contributed which= 47% participation – 9 additional families making ANY donation would bring us to 50% participation!!!! 100% of teachers have contributed Amount raised:
Approved Budget Revenue Generated this year Description of RevenueRevenue Amount Falcon Fund Donations up to 5/5/2014$40,705 Spirit Wear Revenue$6,035 Carnival$15,801 Library + Book Fair$9,064 Middle School Music$1,945 Misc Events: Daddy/Daughter Dance, Movie Night, Taco Night $1,722 Misc donations (Gaspares, Target, United, Escrip, HeadsUp, Dine for $$, Amazon, Rotary Clubs) $13,084 TOTAL REVENUE$88,356
Approved Budget Expenses Paid Through 5/6/2014 Description of ExpenseExpense Amount School Beautification - mural$613 Teachers Supply Accounts$11,896 Academic competitions – Spelling Bee, Mathletes$450 Library: Refunds of lost book fees, supplies, book purchases$2,567 Book Fair$5,792 Teacher Lunch: Staff mtg 1st week of school$138 Middle School Music$1,854 Kindy Welcome & 1st Day coffee$90 Bank Supplies, service fee’s$185 Spirit Wear$4,647 Carnival$2,835 Total Expenses Paid $60,067
Approved Budget Total Approved Budgeted Amount$104,265 -$85,506 WE STILL NEED TO RAISE$15,909
Upcoming Fund Raising Opportunities Yard Sale Dine-4-Dollars Raffle
RAFFLE! Check your folders on Thursday Winner announced at Open House: 5/21 How many: 10 Tickets per child How much: $5 ea or 5 for $20 Due Date for Return : May 20, st prize$ Cash 2nd prizeNorthbridge Pool Membership ($500 value) 3 rd prizeJambox (bluetooth speaker) + $25 itunes card 4th prizeIn-n-out burger gift pack
Neighborhood 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 Valley HELP at a Yard Sale: Can’t host? You can help! 1-2 hour shifts available at multiple locations Donate to Yard Sale: Donate sellable goods to one of the posted homes that is hosting
Dine-4-Dollars – 5/28 Tomatina San Rafael DATE: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Tomatina will generously donate 15% of food and beverage sales from lunch, dinner and takeout Must have flyer to get the donation!
How Can You Help with PTA? Get Involved! – 1 hour makes a HUGE difference, consider volunteering – Sign up to help for at least 1 event per year – Talk to your friends, help them get involved – Join a committee (carnival, book fair, fund raising, etc) EASY Money: – Amazon: 789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=vvpta &creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=vvpta2-20 – Escrip: – Target Red Card, Box Tops, Gespares, United Market, matching donations(work)
Nominating Committee Nominations committee NEEDED to elect the new PTA Board for The 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.
Recruiting for Next year! PTA Board & Committee positions…more to come Vice President of Communications – Find & schedule helpers for: Mail Blasts, Connect Ed, bulletin boards, road sign Vice President of Fund Raising – Find & schedule helpers for: Falcon Fund, Special Events Hospitality chair: – Find & schedule helpers for: Teacher appreciations, Kindy/Middle School welcome Carnival Co-Chair: – Project manage and gather a committee to work on school carnival On 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
Reflecting on Events Sponsored by PTA: Ice Cream Social, Carnival, Book Fair, Daddy/Daughter Dance, Movie Night, Family Game Nights Teacher Support: Nearly 12k given to teachers based on Falcon Fund Incentive & Supply grants Committees: Parent Advisory Task Force, Heads Up, LCAP Advisory Garden & Music: Sponsored 360 hours of K-3 Music Sponsored 480 hours of K-5 Garden Falcon Fund: HIGHEST Parent Participation level in the past 6 years 100% Teacher Participation
THANK YOU! Thanks to all of the parents, teachers & administration for all of the support this year! VV FALCONS SOAR!
Upcoming Dates to Know! May 13:International Story Night & Dinner May 19:Civil War Day (grades 7 & 8) May 21:Open House/Grades 4&5, Cadet & Concert Bands May 24:Community Yard Sales May 28:Dine-4-Dollars – Tomatina ( 15% of food and beverage sales from lunch, dinner and takeout) May 30:Middle School Science Fair June 11:5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony June 12:K-8 Talent Show Last Day of School
Principal’s Update Juan Rodriguez, Principal Mari Kernan, Assistant Principal
Achievements/Deliverables The school mission was newly clarified/defined to include specific community priorities 2.5 murals Front landscape Successful year one implementation of biliteracy program – district approval for continuation Successful completion of terms of PESSA grant including PreK partnership/alignment Initial 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
SCIENCE! Science emerged as a priority through – the newly defined school mission – science in the garden – life science in first grade – ecology - green team – year 2 of San Jose Discovery Museum Science Night – year one of Biolblitz – science career speakers at Career Day – middle school STEM professional development and expansion of year 2 course offering
College & the Arts College emerged as a goal through – in the school mission – schoolwide teachers shared their pathway to college with each classroom – college tours – staff schoolwide raising the topic Art emerged as a priority through – the 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. Dillaway – afterschool enrichment fiesta dance class theater
Community Community Building emerged as a priority – Playworks – GirlSmart – iCan club – 7th grade mitzvah kitchen – family nights – international potluck night – movie nights – father/daughter dance – science night – family literacy night
Stay in Touch! Venetia Valley Home Page: up to date info! – Venetia Valley PTA Home Page: – VVPTA.ORG