PTA GENERAL MEETING 01_15_2014

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Venetia Valley PTA
Venetia Valley PTA
VV Parent & Teacher Association
January 15, 2014
General Meeting
AGENDA
Topic
Presenter
Time
Allocated
Call to Order
Renee O’Hare
5 min
Introduction to
Kindergarten
Kindergarten Teachers
20 min
Counseling Services
Margarett Ann Centrella
15 min
PTA Business
Renee O’Hare
20 min
Principal’s Update
Mari Kernan
20 min
Close of Meeting
Renee O’Hare
5 min
Venetia Valley
Kindergarten
Who we are?
Deirdre Wilson
Kristin Vandro
Sheila Torres
What is happening in K?
• New collaborations
• New model
• New and revised themes
Collaborations
• A new adventure born in spring of 2013
• Hoover School visit with our PK Old Gallinas
• Introduced to SEAL: a bilingual model
SEAL Model
(Sobrato Early Academic Language)
Goal
to develop academically proficient and literate students who love reading and writing, express
themselves articulately in two languages, and are actively engaged in their learning.
Pillar 1
Pillar 2
Focus on Rich,
Powerful, Precise
and Academic
Language
Creation of an
Affirming and
Enriched
Environment
Pillar 3
Articulation Across
Grades, and Alignment of
the Preschool and K-3
Systems
Pillar 4
Strong Partnerships
Between Parents and
Teachers
Foundation 1
Foundation 2
Foundation 3
Research on Preventing
the Creation of Long
Term English Learners
Enacting the Research
on Effective English
Learners Practices
Seizing the Opportunity and
Addressing the Demands of
the Common Core Standards
Summer Kinder Academy
2013-2014
• Continuing to train with Dr.
Laurie Olsen and the SEAL
coaches
• Aligning our curriculum with
Old Gallinas and with each
other
Launched the Bilingual Model
• Goal is to begin to close the achievement gap by
teaching students all academics in Spanish
• Kinder 80% in Spanish
• 50% in Spanish by 3rd grade
• Demands alignment to ensure all groups are
working on the same theme and teaching the
same skills
• Spanish Enrichment is given to non-spanish
speakers 30 min per day. (exposure and
conversation only)
Super Parents
Our parents have an active role in their child’s education
Kinder Themes
• Teaching common
core standards
through SEAL
strategies
• 6 Science and Social
Studies related
themes
Citizenship
Citizenship
Community Helpers
Community Helpers
Push and Pull Experiment
Push and Pull Unit
Weather Unit
Coming Up!
• Living things/Farm
• Long Ago and Today
Math Curriculum
We have aligned the common core standards to our Everyday Math Program
Specials
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Garden
Music
Library
Playworks
Counseling Services
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Margarett Anne Centrella, M.Ed, Counselor
Sandra Ramirez Griggs, MFT, Youth & Family
Services, Mental Health and Substance Use
Services, County of Marin
PTA SHOUT OUT!
CECILIA PEREZ!
Venetia Valley’s
Bi-literacy coach
Thank you for:
• Giving a stellar presentation at November PTA
regarding Common Core
• Regularly updates Venetia Valley’s web page
• Overall great attitude and beautiful smile
FALCON FUND!
FONDO HALCON!
GOAL: 100% participation from
FAMILIES & TEACHERS/STAFF
Donations accepted YEAR ROUND!
Falcon Fund Status Through 1/6/2014
• 32% of VV Students have contributed
• 60% of teachers/staff have contributed
• Amount raised through 1/06/2014:
THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING!
Isaias Gramajo/Wendy De Leon
Juan Hernandez/Yessenia Giron
Brett/Ally Mitchell
Alberto Hernandez/Irma Morfin
Gidalti Lopez/Maricela Calderon
Amparo Lopez
Alfredo Rivera/Soledad Ramirez
Victor Valiente/Arlene Castro
William Hernandez/Celia Pineda
Samuel Jimenez/Sandra Mancia
Elvira Lopez
Thomas & Maria Larson
Juan Carlos Hernandez/Maria Castro
Grace Xin
Adam/Erin Chaffee
Parminder & Malkeet Grewal
Holly Wipfler
Kuldeep Singh/Amarjit Kaur
Scot & Monica Stafford
Samuel Cardenas/Alede Ruiz
Isaac Urbano/Loyola Sedano
Vanier/Alberta Amilcar
Jessica Blake
Juan Castellon/Teresa Alas
Jorge Coronado/Angela Najarro
Ilso De Leon/Onelia Diaz
Erik/Marisol Diaz
William Fenner/Monique Rutter
Samuel Morales/Esmeralda Garcia
Manuel Gomez/Dora Ramirez
Delfina Rogel
Oliverio Calderon/MariaElena Reyes
Zoila Flores
Agapito Rodriguez/Yolanda Mancia
Felipe Vasquez/Feliciana Perez
Bina Patel and Hamed Salahshor
Leonel Vazquez/Guadalupe Reyes
Jaswant & Gurpreet Bassi
John/Ericka Benassini
Salvador Diaz/Robelia De Leon
Eduardo Gonzalez/Jianette Puacara
Jose Orozco/Marianela Reyes
Elma Reyes
Petr/Connie Kadera
Azucely Escobar
Gabriela Santos
Maritza Lopez/Jaime Mazariegos
Reina Gonzalez
Vilma Gonzalez
Martha Orellana
Tuan Tiet/Bong Nguyen
Mildred Gramajo
Hector/Herlinda Garcia
Mynor & Thelma Maldonado
Jheny Jut Recinos
Adam & Erin Chaffee
Chris & Oriel Cook
Joshua Frost & Amy Cosby
Elmer Gramajo/Dorita De Leon
Candace Langley
Baldomero Ramirez/Maria Alvarado
Osman Zacarias/Londi Cifuentes
Mark & Kimberly Press
Belico De Leon/Alondra Diaz
Claudia & Jose Garcia
Luis Jimenez & Dalila Mazariegos
Andreas & Jessica Bosch
Francisco Chan/Vilma Escobar
Edgar Leon/Alida Villeda
Teresa Magana
Jose Mazariegos/Elba Jimenez
Shannon & Renee O'Hare
Vlanderley/Marilucia Resende
Jose Ruiz/Norma Barrientos
Julian/Sukhwinder Saban
THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING!
Nixon and Jeanine Changeux
Jorge Espejo/Liliana Montejano
Luis Hernandez/Maria Macedo
Omar Mazariegos & Maria Ortiz
Benedicto Mazariegos/Sara Rodas
Alejo Salinas/Yolanda Camacho
Rosa Franco
Francisco/Ingrid Galindo
Henri Reyes/Nohemi Monterroso
Maynor Rodas/Marleny Maldonado
Mayra Diaz
James & Torhalla Dabalos
Jose Felix & Sheila Torres
Juan Arreaga/Marta Lopez
Magdalena Ortiz & Roger De Leon
Paul & Grace Dearborn
Steven/Sarah Hinkley
Jose Quintero & Martha Flores
David & Lisette Ross
Adilso De Leon/Rosa Gramajo
Steve Litras/Kari Francisco
Patrick Muithya/Mary Kilonzo
Aura Garcia
Francisco & Berta Calero
Javier & Lynn Hernandez
Paul & Christina Dearborn
Teresa Magaña
Roger/Pamela Harrell
Minh Le/Thuy Truong
Eduardo Utrilla/Fatima Gonzalez
James/Torhalla Dabalos
Benjie Cortez
Samuel Gallegos & Helen Reid
Jose Felix/Sheila Torres
Graciela Chavez
Miguel Godoy/Mayra Bueno
Mayra Romero
Julian Saban/Sukhwinder Kaur
Hector& Ana Chan
Erik/Dioneyra Diaz
Matthew Griggy & Jennifer Stebbins
Raul Lopez/Dianeth Mazariegos
Roseli Santos/Alma Maldonado
Jesus Vara & Irene Escobar
Irlanda Munoz
Kathleen Brabo
Galindo De Leon/Amilda Cifuentes
Osvaldo & Max Espaillat
Juan Florencio/Matilde Cruz
Hector Garcia/Herlinda Martinez
THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING!
Jose Gongora/Judith Calderon
William/Rebecca Honick
George Paloglou/Julie Chan-Paloglou
Eliasar Rodriguez/Marquin Maldonado
Marlo Cruz/Carmen Quintanilla
Kevin & Helen Driscoll
Steven Litras/Kari Francisco
Rulaman Mazariegos/Cleotilde Calderon
Aleksei & Lina Rajamachvili
Patrick & Kimberly Barr
Hugo Anaya & Claudia De Jesus
Luis Jimenez & Dalila Mazarieg
Jorge Espejo & Liliana Monteja
Sarahi Mazariegos
Rafael/Alma Pulido
Delfino Torres & Rosa Bolanos
Michael & Rebecca Hornick
Riccardo Cruz & Michelle Castillo
Tad Jr. & Jennifer Inouye
Edgar & Diana Mendoza
Edwar & Elisabeth Shea (Ed and Betty Shea)
Quirino Gonzalez/Ninfa Ku
Jesus Luna/Jacqueline Castro
Hugo Mejia/Yadira Munguia
Ken & Corey Monge
Manolo Morales/Silvia Hernandez
Jose/Maria Pena
Julio Reyes/Silvia Hernandez
John Gofeng Xu/Jan Cizhen Zhu
Salvador Alvarado/Adela Ramirez
Juan Carlos Barrios/Ruth Pelico
Francisco Tespa/Sulma Campos
Manuel Escobar/Martha Sierra
Mauricio Garduno/Darlin Ruiz
Juan Lopez/Norma Araujo
Maria Rodriguez
Sabino Rodriguez/Mirna Batres
Andrea Hedin and Peter Fisher
Alden and Phyllis Fleming
Charles Runkel / Marciam Taylor
Duc-Tin & Thanh-Nhan To
James & Monica Walsh
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
Nancy Donovan
Jaquie Parker
Margaret Anne Centrella
Kindergarten – 4th
Kristin Vandro – K
Sheila Torres – K
Deirdre Wilson - K
Yoana Landin – 1st
Briana Padilla – 1st
Lucia Wahl – 1st
Kim Press – 2nd
Diana Mendoza – 2nd
Megan Sulsberger– 2nd
Michelle Rosecrans – 2/3
Alexa Sakellariou – 2/3
Jessica Ferrar – 3rd
Carolyn Kenneray – 3rd
John Seligman – 3rd
4th – 8th
Joy Conway – 4th
Kim O’Brien – 4th
Maggie Dawes – 4th
Karen DeTore – 5th
Marc Belmont – 5th
Mary Kate Kenney 5th
Michelle Castillo – 5th
Freddy Dominguez - MS
Shannon McKown – MS
Raleigh Yasinitsky – MS
Mabel Bialik – MS
David Schmitz – MS
Michele Harland - MS
2013-2014 Approved Budget
Revenue Generated this year
Description of Revenue
Revenue Amount
Falcon Fund Donations up to 01/06/2014
$24,376
Spirit Wear Revenue
$6,014
Carnival
$15,801
Library
$393
Middle School Music
$650
Book Fair
$7978
Misc donations (Gaspares, Target, United, Escrip, HeadsUp)
$4,643
TOTAL REVENUE
$59,855
2013-2014 Approved Budget
Expenses Paid Through 1/6/2014
Description of Expense
Expense Amount
School Beautification - mural
$613
Teachers Supply Accounts
$4200
Academic competitions – Spelling Bee, Mathletes
$450
Library: Refunds of lost book fees
$86
Book Fair
$392
Teacher Lunch: Staff mtg 1st week of school
$138
Middle School Music
$565
Kindy Welcome & 1st Day coffee
$90
Bank Supplies, service fee’s
$185
Spirit Wear
$4602
Carnival
$2175
Total Expenses Paid
$7113
2013-2014 Approved Budget
Total Approved Budgeted Amount
$110,465
With approved amendments…..
$104,265
Tropical Night (+$2,800), Online Auction (+$1,000)
School Supervision (-10,000)
WE STILL NEED TO RAISE
-$59,855
$44,410
The Good News!
• Last year we raised 28K in Falcon Fund – this
year we’ve already Raised 24K!!!
• 32% of our families have already made a
contribution to our schools programs – We
still have 68% left that can help out!
• Carnival had a huge year for fundraising!
The Other News…..
• We need to raise 44K in order to pay
this years bills
• Already cut from our budget:
–School Supervision Personnel: $10k
• We may have to reduce:
–Garden hours
–K-3 Music hours
–Teacher Supply Accounts
How do we meet the Falcon Fund
Goals?
$180 per family donation to the
falcon fund would cover ALL of our
expenses for THIS YEAR ONLY
Other Ways To Raise Money
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Dinner Dance (Tropical Night)
Live and/or Silent Auction at an event
Raffle
Rummage Sale
Dine-For-Dollars Events
Father-Daughter Dance
Mother-Son Event
Use Amazon, sign up for Escrip
How Can You Help?
• Give to the Falcon Fund if you haven’t already
• Spread the word! Share tonight’s information
with other parents, encourage them to give.
• Volunteer to make phone calls, 5-15 calls per
class
• Come to the fundraising meeting on 1/22 with
your ideas or contact Amy if you have questions
or ideas
• Volunteer for potential upcoming events such as
a dinner dance, rummage sale, dining events
Another easy way to earn!
Go to VVPTA.ORG, click on the AMAZON link and BUY, BUY, BUY!
October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 = $488.50
Next Steps?
• Fund Raising meeting 1/22 – 6:30 – 8pm, all
are invited (School Library)
– Some ideas: Rummage Sale, Dine 4 Dollars,
Auctions, Raffles, Mother/Son fun night, etc
• Falcon fund campaign continues:
– 1/23: Letter home to families that have not
contributed
– 2/3 – 2/7: Phone calls to individual families who
have not contributed
Upcoming Dates to Know!
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Jan 20: Martin Luther King Day (No School)
Jan 29: SELAC Meeting
Jan 30: Kindergarten Tour
Feb 2 - 7: Falcon Fund phone campaign
February 11: 5th Grade-Parent Middle School Information Night
February 12: Parent Meeting (5th grade & LEAP Review)
February 13: Kindergarten Tour
Feb 17-21: Mid Winter Break (No School)
February 27: Kindergarten Tour
How to stay in touch?
• PTA Mail blasts – please email us if you’d like
to subscribe: [email protected]
• Facebook: LIKE us
“Venetia Valley K-8 PTA”
Principal’s Update
• Mari Kernan, Assistant Principal
Common Core State Standards
CCSS
What are they?
Where can I find more information?
http://www.srcs.org/
Professional Development
• Teaching in a way that is effectively aligned
with the Common Core takes practice, effort,
and patience.
• We are accelerating the process by offering
extensive professional development for our
teachers.
• Venetia Valley teachers are lifelong learners.
English Language Arts
• Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd grade teachers are
working with Laurie Olsen and her team of
coaches.
• They work extensively on thematic unit
planning and English language development
& alignment to common core.
Mathematics
• 4th & 5th grade teachers are working with Hallie
Foster & Julie McNamara on Common Core
alignment & best practices in teaching
mathematics.
• 6th-8th grade teachers are also working with
Hallie and Julie, as well as with Davidson & the
high schools on Common Core & vertical
alignment as they articulate across the grade
levels 6-12.
Science, Social Studies, English
• 6-8 teachers are working with Phyllis
Goldsmith & Emily Richards, of the UC
Berkeley History-Social Science project, on
cross-discipline writing strategies.
• Literacy leads in ELA and Science attend
articulation meetings with DMS & high school
leads.
• K-5 teachers are working with Phyllis & Emily
on writing prompts and strategies.
Common Core “Shifts”
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Shift 1-Read more informational text
Shift 2-Read more complex text
Shift 3-Use of academic vocabulary
Shift 4-Have conversations around texts
Shift 5-Use evidence to inform or to make an
argument
• Shift 6-Reading and writing is emphasized in
all subjects.
Why the change????
So all students are
college and career
ready!!
Smarter Balanced Assessments
• No more STAR tests! (Except for Science in
grades 5, 8, & 10)
Instead…
• Students in grades 3-8 will take a field-test
version of the new Smarter Balanced tests in
Mathematics and/or English Language Arts
What else is going on at VV?
K-5
• Enrichment Homework Club
• Health Van Coming-Healthy
human Services Dept. (K/1st)
• Kinder School tours
• Kinder Courtesy Registration
Date-Feb 5th
• Drama classes–6 weeks
sessions by Marin Shakespeare
Company
• Run for Reading-March 31st
6-8
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Mathletes
Valentine’s Day Dance
Basketball
Afterschool Enrichment
Classes
Homework Club
Restorative Justice
College Days
Mitzvah Kitchen – 7th grade
5th Grade Parent Information Night
• February 11
• 6:30-7:30
Come learn about:
• All the amazing things
going on in the Venetia
Valley Middle School!
• What classes will be
offered!
• Q & A with a panel of
VV middle school
teachers!

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