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Venetia Valley PTA. Venetia Valley PTA. VV P arent & T eacher A ssociation. January 15, 2014 General Meeting. AGENDA. Venetia Valley Kindergarten. Who we are?. Deirdre Wilson Kristin Vandro Sheila Torres. What is happening in K?. New collaborations New model

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vv p arent t eacher a ssociation

Venetia Valley PTA

Venetia Valley PTA

VV Parent & Teacher Association

January 15, 2014

General Meeting

who we are
Who we are?

Deirdre Wilson

Kristin Vandro

Sheila Torres

what is happening in k
What is happening in K?
  • New collaborations
  • New model
  • New and revised themes
collaborations
Collaborations
  • A new adventure born in spring of 2013
  • Hoover School visit with our PK Old Gallinas
  • Introduced to SEAL: a bilingual model
2013 2014
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
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)
kinder themes
Kinder Themes
  • Teaching common core standards through SEAL strategies
  • 6 Science and Social Studies related themes
citizenship
Citizenship

Citizenship

coming up
Coming Up!
  • Living things/Farm
  • Long Ago and Today
specials
Specials
  • Garden
  • Music
  • Library
  • Playworks
counseling services

Counseling Services

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
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
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FALCON FUND!FONDO HALCON!GOAL: 100% participation from FAMILIES & TEACHERS/STAFF Donations accepted YEAR ROUND!

falcon fund status through 1 6 2014
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:

$24,376

thank you for contributing
THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING!

IsaiasGramajo/Wendy De Leon

Juan Hernandez/YesseniaGiron

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 & MalkeetGrewal

Holly Wipfler

Kuldeep Singh/AmarjitKaur

Scot & Monica Stafford

Samuel Cardenas/Alede Ruiz

Isaac Urbano/Loyola Sedano

Vanier/Alberta Amilcar

Jessica Blake

Juan Castellon/Teresa Alas

Jorge Coronado/Angela Najarro

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/LondiCifuentes

Mark & Kimberly Press

Belico De Leon/Alondra Diaz

Claudia & Jose Garcia

Luis Jimenez & DalilaMazariegos

Andreas & Jessica Bosch

Francisco Chan/Vilma Escobar

Edgar Leon/AlidaVilleda

Teresa Magana

Jose Mazariegos/Elba Jimenez

Shannon & Renee O'Hare

Vlanderley/MariluciaResende

Jose Ruiz/Norma Barrientos

Julian/SukhwinderSaban

Ilso De Leon/Onelia Diaz

Erik/Marisol Diaz

William Fenner/Monique Rutter

Samuel Morales/Esmeralda Garcia

Manuel Gomez/Dora Ramirez

DelfinaRogel

Oliverio Calderon/MariaElena Reyes

Zoila Flores

Agapito Rodriguez/Yolanda Mancia

Felipe Vasquez/Feliciana Perez

Bina Patel and HamedSalahshor

Leonel Vazquez/Guadalupe Reyes

Jaswant & GurpreetBassi

John/Ericka Benassini

Salvador Diaz/Robelia De Leon

Eduardo Gonzalez/JianettePuacara

Jose Orozco/Marianela Reyes

Elma Reyes

Petr/Connie Kadera

Azucely Escobar

Gabriela Santos

Maritza Lopez/Jaime Mazariegos

Reina Gonzalez

Vilma Gonzalez

Martha Orellana

thank you for contributing1
THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING!

Nixon and Jeanine Changeux

Jorge Espejo/LilianaMontejano

Luis Hernandez/Maria Macedo

Omar Mazariegos & Maria Ortiz

BenedictoMazariegos/Sara Rodas

Alejo Salinas/Yolanda Camacho

Rosa Franco

Francisco/Ingrid Galindo

Henri Reyes/NohemiMonterroso

MaynorRodas/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/SukhwinderKaur

Hector& Ana Chan

Erik/Dioneyra Diaz

Matthew Griggy & Jennifer Stebbins

Raul Lopez/DianethMazariegos

Roseli Santos/Alma Maldonado

Jesus Vara & Irene Escobar

Irlanda Munoz

Kathleen Brabo

Galindo De Leon/AmildaCifuentes

Osvaldo & Max Espaillat

Juan Florencio/Matilde Cruz

Hector Garcia/Herlinda Martinez

thank you for contributing2
THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING!

Quirino Gonzalez/Ninfa Ku

Jesus Luna/Jacqueline Castro

Hugo Mejia/YadiraMunguia

Ken & Corey Monge

Manolo Morales/Silvia Hernandez

Jose/Maria Pena

Julio Reyes/Silvia Hernandez

John GofengXu/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/MirnaBatres

Andrea Hedin and Peter Fisher

Alden and Phyllis Fleming

Charles Runkel / MarciamTaylor

Duc-Tin & Thanh-Nhan To

James & Monica Walsh

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

RulamanMazariegos/Cleotilde Calderon

Aleksei & LinaRajamachvili

Patrick & Kimberly Barr

Hugo Anaya & Claudia De Jesus

Luis Jimenez & DalilaMazarieg

Jorge Espejo & LilianaMonteja

SarahiMazariegos

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)

thanks to the teachers staff who h ave c ontributed to the falcon fund
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

JaquieParker

Margaret Anne Centrella

Kindergarten – 4th

Kristin Vandro– K

Sheila Torres – K

Deirdre Wilson - K

YoanaLandin – 1st

Briana Padilla – 1st

Lucia Wahl – 1st

Kim Press – 2nd

Diana Mendoza – 2nd

Megan Sulsberger– 2nd

Michelle Rosecrans – 2/3

AlexaSakellariou – 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

the good news
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
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
How do we meet the Falcon Fund Goals?

$180 perfamily donation to the falcon fund would cover ALL of our expenses for THIS YEAR ONLY

other ways to raise money
Other Ways To Raise Money
  • 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
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
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
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
Upcoming Dates to Know!
  • 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
How to stay in touch?
  • PTA Mail blasts – please email us if you’d like to subscribe: venetiavalleypta@gmail.com
  • Facebook: LIKE us

“Venetia Valley K-8 PTA”

principal s update

Principal’s Update

Mari Kernan, Assistant Principal

common core state standards ccss
Common Core State StandardsCCSS

What are they?

Where can I find more information?

http://www.srcs.org/

professional development
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
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
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
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
Common Core “Shifts”
  • 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
Why the change????

So all students are

college and career

ready!!

smarter balanced assessments
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
What else is going on at VV?

K-5

6-8

Mathletes

Valentine’s Day Dance

Basketball

Afterschool Enrichment Classes

Homework Club

Restorative Justice

College Days

Mitzvah Kitchen – 7th grade

  • 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
5 th grade parent information night
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!