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2017-18 Parent Page News

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Parent meetings Mondays & Saturdays!
Friday, October 06, 2017 1:10 PM

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PARENT MEETING SCHEDULEPTA & Site Council
 
10/9-Monday night | 6-7:30pm
11/11-Saturday morning | 9-10:30am
 
12/11-Monday night | 6-7:30pm
1/13-Saturday morning | 9-10:30am
 
2/12-Monday night | 6-7:30pm
3/10-Saturday morning | 9-10:30am
 
4/9-Monday night | 6-7:30pm
5/12-Saturday morning | 9-10:30am
 

The streamlined vision developed for 2017-18 parent meetings. 

  • With parent input, we've established the need for Saturday meetings (alternating with Monday meetings) to cast a wider net on engagement…and bring the South Community together under one roof at one time.
  • Ideally, we would also like to see our Booster Clubs meeting on these dates, too, particularly Saturdays, and also reporting to the larger parent council.
  • Saturday meetings could potentially be a time that expands into a family morning with info tables, maybe tutoring time or homework time. We’ll see how things go.
  • Additionally, we understand the acronym PUSH is a relic of another time, when its work took on the tone of a cause to be pushed.
    • It's been suggested we rename the group, as parents have indicated it’s not inviting and that they don’t want to be a part of it for that reason.
    • For now we're referring to it as the South Parent Council.
  • Principal Aponte also looks to this approach to increasing Site Council membership….which would meet at the same time as the small group committees and also report to the larger group.
 
MONDAY, OCT 9 MEETING AGENDA
THIS IS A PLANNING MEETING FOR THE YEAR (THE NOVEMBER SATURDAY MEETING IS EXPECTED TO BE THE BIG MEETING OF THE YEAR.)
 
MEET, GREET
SIGN UP FOR COMMITTEES/OFFICER POSITIONS
ADMIN AND LIAISONS  INTRO/WELCOME
ANITA WILL EXPLAIN THE NEW APPROACH TO PARENT MEETINGS
DISCUSS NAME CHANGE, ADDITIONAL COMMITTEES
✓RAY OR A SITE COUNCIL MEMBER WILL TALK UP SITE COUNCIL
WILL CLOSE MEETING (this time only) WITH COMMITTEES BRIEFLY MEETING…AND WITH THE OFFICERS AND PARENT ED GROUP, PLANNING SPEAKER OR ED EVENT FOR NOVEMBER.
 
 
FORMAT
First half hour | 6-6:30 or 9-9:30 | Small group meetings and Site Council meet in small groups
Second half hour | 6:30-7 or 9:30 -10 | Reports (Small groups report to the Parent Council)
Third half hour | 7-7:30 or 10-10:30 | Principal/Admin updates and Speaker/Ed event (:15-:25 minutes)
 
 
OFFICERS
PARENT CHAIR - Leads meeting, tracks speakers for agenda, works closely with Parent Ed Engagement committee, leads parent recruitment efforts  
PARENT SECRETARY - Takes minutes, ascends to parent chair the next school year 
 
COMMITTEES
TIGER TEACHER CARE - Organize teacher meals for conferences and end of year breakfast for teachers. 
PARENT ED & ENGAGEMENT - Line up speakers, parent education demos (parent portal demo)
TIGER HEARTS - Solicit, find donations for students in need, and work with South Social Workers and staff in organizing.
SITE COUNCIL - This is the policy guidance committee that advises South administration.
 
 
 
Not really a committee
ONE & DONE - This is a list of parents who cannot come to meetings, but are volunteering to fulfill a teacher need, or a parent group need. This is coordinated by the engagement team.
If a teacher has a need, they can contact us….we have a file in the share drive with names of parent volunteers.