November 30, 2017
In Attendance: C. Sinanan, N. Streim, M. Verdiner, M. Kelly, M. Reveron, M. Cornell, J. Silverman, L. Kindred, K. Kefgen, D. Brown
1. TCCS Expansion Updates
a. DOE signed a lease to St. Aloysious (which we will call our LOWER SCHOOL) How long is lease signed for?
Proposal is planned for January for a PEP vote
Grades K-2 will transition to new school building
Eventually it will be Pre-K -2 OR 3 in the lower school
Pre-k will stay at TCCS Flagship (Upper School) for 2018-2019 for purposes of spacing in new building.
Eventually Upper School will have 3-8 or 4-8th grade
b. December 21- Superintendent may attend meeting, Eric from Space planning Staff will attend meeting
c. List of of agenda items for our p
d. CEC Question: How are both sites going to be funded?
DOE will give a budget based on number of students.
The DOE also has a budget for “growing schools” from the central office
TC’s commitment and contribution remain as per the CBA is $1million dollars a year.
Extended programing will continue, however we need to determine how that will look.
Middle School Afterschool is free, however, we did not meet the criteria for our current 6th grade class.
Enrollment is declining in district 5 so the DOE did not provide a brand new building.
How many splits sites are in the district? How are they handling budgeting issues?
Put updated information on insideschools.com and school website.
2. Follow up from Deputy Chancellor Karin visit
Concern: Need for a counselor
Ms. Darbouze, Social Worker (However, she has been out for 2 wks)
We had a contracted counselor, however she quit after 1 day.
We recently got a new contracted counselor this week for students with mandated counseling.
We have a School Based Mental Health Services from TC
Ms. Verdiner advocating for ICT teachers to receive support in the Spring with workshops
We need a team for handling escalated behaviors. However, 5 teachers cannot leave to go to workshops at the same time.
Importance of addressing Kindness within the school.
Restorative action/Responsive Classroom (Building community within the classroom)
Recess social/emotional support from SBMH
Opportunities to solve problems
Buddy bench video
Educators for Excellence
Student Council and try to initiate a project
3. Data Share (November Simulated testing)
READY exam- Baseline
Students in grade 3-6 were tested in November based on end of year expectations
Tier 1 0-25 % correct
Tier 2: 26-50 % correct
Tier 3: 51-70% correct
Tier 4:76-100% correct
Noticings: Students had strong comprehension skills, however they are unable to respond to questions in a written form based on the short /extended response questions
Teachers are explicitly teaching RADD to help students respond to literature. RADD -Restate question, Answer question, Detail 1, Detail 2
4. Parent Survey Results (November 2017)
Survey during student led conferences
164 adults filled out survey compared to 110 adults last year.
About 93% of students want to come to school :quite a bit or a tremendous amount
How have you contributed to our school community? 36% time, 41% treasure (funds,money), 4% Talent, Other about 19%
5. K Open House
Huge Turnout for first open house (at least 80 parents)
Prospective Families seemed happy about the lower school location.
District 5 families can get bussing
There are about 3 more open houses throughout the year
PA board is requested to share or provide outreach to parents/community members within district 5 and 6.
6. Middle School Open House Reflection
High interest, went well. There were 3 events, around 100-120 families attended.
Possibility of having only one 7th grade class for the next school year and 3 for grade 6.
How can our school have an open enrollment open for students outside of district 5 and 6 for grade 6.