SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th
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Middle School Dance happening on June 7th for 5th - 7th Grade students. The dance is sponsored by our Student Council
DJ’ed by DJ Blake of Lectro Raiders Entertainment and our 4th grade student DJ Kyla J
Movie Days will be hosted for our K to 4th grade students.
Would like to help 2nd graders make a smooth transition from lower school to 3rd grade in upper building.
Will have them publish pieces of writing “what I look forward to in 3rd grade…”, sometime in June
Studio in the school pieces will be displayed at the District 5 offices
Executive Superintendent (reports directly to the Chancellor) will be visiting the school some time this week along with Superintendent Rux
Proposing professional development session times to implement into the school curriculum
2 days will be allotted for professional development
Would mean early dismissal or ½ days for children and it would require parents to get childcare
Have discussed this option for the last 2 years and would like to implement in the next year or so
Teachers would not be in classes and substitutes would teach on days those days
Tap Water campaign has started and has already received generous donations.
Spread the word
would like to replace all 3 water fountains
Thank you to current PA Executive Board, appreciate every one that has served this year
Next years after-school programming will remain the same
Noel Pointer, which is received through a Grant, will be re-evaluated
RTS will return
TC Clubs info should be available end of June
Upcoming Events (PA President)
SPRING FLING! Saturday, June 15th 11am-5pm
$25 donation(family) will receive a free beach bag
Everyone will receive a wristband with donation to access all amenities
Bouncy house , sand art, rock climbing, popcorn/cotton candy. There will be an additional cost for slime, kids books and food.
Will have attendants at the bouncy houses, rock climbing this year, but will still need volunteers
Need volunteers for set-up/tear-down and assist children. Will send out a volunteer sheet. 2 hour intervals
*parent request that music not be so loud for children with sensory issues
We as a PA would like to make our teachers be more involved in the decision making of our school. Discussed becoming a PTA.
We will need to vote on this at next meeting or have an additional meeting in June
May help with teacher restriction, they can help make decisions
*can students sit in and be a part of PA/PTA to voice concerns
-according to regulations they can not
-maybe they can sit separate w/PA or rep to discuss issues that can be brought to the discussion
The teachers involved will not be on the PA Executive board, but will have the ability to be included on votes
*should consider teachers scheduling and how they will be included with consideration to times of meetings etc.
ELECTIONS (5th grade parent, Shaqua Randle to run election process)
Available positions for PA are, President, Secretary and Treasurer
TCCS also has Vice President positions and offer “co” positions in each role
President will be the one on the forefront and in for all
Vice President backs up the President if they can not be present
Secretary does all the recording for meetings, getting out communications and keeping you informed
Treasurer works with all of the PA Budget, money & finances. So if you think you’re good with numbers and figures and can do it you should try
As you think about running, think about what it would take to be on the board. Having your voice heard. What it would take if you would like to see changes in your school.
Bylaws state that we can run for “co” positions or single in the roles
Next year it should be considered to have parents submit ballots/bio at least 30 days prior to election so that the election can go smoothly and parents will know who they would like to vote for ahead of time.
add to Bylaws
Also need to vote on 2 new SLT members for next year.
SLT meets once a month with Principal, community leaders (CEC, Community Board 9), Nancy Streim of TC/TC Shareholders
Meet time is usually 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:15PM
2 year term
Reviews budget, vote on enrichment/curriculum
You will be an “insider” and involved in what happens in your childs school
The rule is if you miss 2 meetings you can be voted out
Training available through district
Over 30 hours of training, you can receive a Stipend
RUNNING FOR PA EXECUTIVE BOARD
Ayishah Irvin/Laura Blake
Saralinda Lugohart/Laura Konate
Ji Young Lee
Demetria Robinson/Chimene Lewis
former treasurer Francine Lane voted in by 5 parents and nomination was accepted
RUNNING FOR SLT
Sarah Saragin (Jones)
2019-2020 EXECUTIVE PA BOARD WINNERS
Ayishah Irving/Laura Blake
Ji Young Lee
Demetria Robinson/Chimene Lewis
2019-2021 NEW SLT MEMBERS
Tap Water Watch Campaign
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73 days to reach campaign goal of $6,400. Spread the word to help reach our campaign goal.
ORDERS ARE IN and will be ready for pickup on Friday, 12/14. Please see instructions on how to receive your order.
Teachers College Community School (TCCS) was established in 2011 through a partnership of Teachers College (TC), Columbia University and the New York City Department of Education. It is a non-selective, choice public elementary school that gives priority to families residing in Community School Districts 5 and 6. The school adds a grade level each year and at full capacity TCCS will serve students in grades Pre-K through 8.