Pride in Our Past; Faith in Our Future
Location: Refuge Temple, 15 Cottage Street, Lockport
The meeting began at 6:30PM with opening introductions by Dr. Pontrello, Mrs. Schiavone, and Mr. Murray. We welcomed back previous attendees as well as new parents and community members.
The objective for this meeting was reviewed: brainstorm positive and creative actionable steps that could be taken in 5 different major areas. Each topic was listed on a wall poster around the room. Participants were given a specific color paper and assigned a different group. Participants were then given 10 minutes to brainstorm on their assigned topic. Then they were allowed to go to a different topic of interest to them and given an additional 10 minutes to brainstorm. Finally, we asked participants to go to their preferred topic of interest and develop 1-2 actionable steps. They were asked to define who would be responsible for the steps, and in what timeframe they should occur. Please reference the areas and actionable steps listed below.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.
Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, same time and place. Childcare will be provided.
Recognition - recognizing the good things(character, awards, behavior, academic):
Communication - Modes of sharing information:
Action Step: Bully and Suggestion boxes, done by staff, monitored by admin and staff.Action Step: Aide calls home to let parents know of low grades, or good reasons, gives teachers and admin a break, increase communication between home and school.
Parent Support - Parent to parent support & connection:
Mentoring - Connect students:
Action Step: Student and community mentors, use honor society and PIG community service hour requirements, flex time. Both this year and next year.Action Step: Parent Advocates, for next year?
School Culture - Safe, Respectful, Responsible, Kind: anti-bullying, intimidation and social media issues:
Action Step: Role-Play how to act in different areas of student life, including school. Do this at the next Code of Conduct Meeting.Action Step: Questionnaire to parents to help school know what parents are dealing with, ie what is allowed at home, increased home/school communication.
Time: 6:30-7:30PM Location: Refuge Temple
Attendees: Mark Sanders, Shawn Murray, Camielle Pontrello, Julie Schiavone, Erika Powell, Kesha Johnnson-Smith, Charlene McClain, Deanna Lute, Lisa Mayers, Kaitlin Walker.
6:35 Introduction by M. Sanders, Dr. Pontrello, J. Schiavone, S. Murray
Objectives for tonight:
6:45: People move into a small group to begin brainstorming activities.
Short-Term Items of Interest: These are items that could be addressed throughout theremainder of the current school year.
Long-Term Items of Interest: These are items that could be addressed beyond the currentschool year.
Joe Taylor to speak
Closure: M. Sanders & S. Murray
Long Term objective explained- this School & Community Partnership wants to create anexperience that EBIS families feel has been a very positive one while their child has attended EBIS. A feeling of growth, pride, and enjoyment.
Target Date for next Meeting: Tuesday March 8 (Subject to change). We will informparents via the EBIS Parent Newsletter & mass text.