April 19, 2018
In Attendance: M. Verdiner, M. Cornell, C. Sinanan, N. Striem, M. Kelly, L. Kindred, K. Kefgen, J. Silverman, S. Glover
Reading of last months minutes
Updates from last meeting
Three grade 6 students were accepted into the YES Scholarship
MBK- Mr. Cornell and Mr.Cruz have volunteered to become a mentor
Multiyear mentorship opportunity
Implement curriculum twice a week and once a month activities with mentor/mentee.
Five students nominated to participate.
Mr. Hill, our school counselor is no longer here,
Officer Benoit is our permanent safety agent at our school.
Middle School Choice Update
79% of 5th grade will be returning
5 students were leaving
2 were accepted into Columbia Secondary School
3 were accepted into a D6 school
1 was accepted into a Design school
Ms. Verdiner would like to interview students, have an orientation
Bridge Program for Entering 6th Grade students (Both from TCCS and community): Black Rock Forest is a resource TC could help to organize a space in order to host team building activities.
Current 6th Grade has 22 students, any new students that enter 7th grade would likely come from middle school enrollment
TCCS Lower Building update
Ms. Verdiner met with Space and Planning, they discussed our current school. Budget can be used to buy middle school materials, and current furniture will be transported to Lower School Building.
Timeline: No new information. However, we did receive the boxes.
PA system needs to be fixed,
Possibility of PA providing support with moving during summer
Bathroom needs to be updated for older students- for example, counters were raised
Possibility of adding positive phrases in bathroom with parent support
Work orders need to be created for some jobs, ex, painting ceiling
Ms. Verdiner was introduced with someone from a Block association for lower building,
Studio in Schools started for 2nd and 3rd grade
STEM and Salvadori ended for 3rd grade
5th and 6th will be participating in another art program
Health professor talking about bullying
10 parents attended
May 9th will be another workshop about internet safety and students
Thinking about health curriculum, talking about puberty, hygiene,
Ms. Verdiner applied to the RULER model, so that she could attend workshop over the summer
Play ground equipment to be removed as it is not age appropriate for Middle school
Basketball club to be planned for next school year
TCCS Afterschool update for 2018
TCCS Liaison will be hired for next school year
There is a plan to combine TC clubs and RTS.
It would be hard to run RTS in two schools based on capacity
SCA will be working in lower school building, so afterschool for all students will be in flagship site.
Students could be bussed from lower school to flagship school.
NY Chess kids is a program that is committed for afterschool for next year
Ms. Verdiner is reaching out to Sonic (middle school afterschool program) to help coordinate programming.-
Right now we are at 41%, but needs to be 61% in order to qualify to be a Title 1 school.
Follow up of Arrival Procedures
Town Hall: Families seemed unclear about the rationale for the new procedure
Safety Meeting: Discussed option of having a once a month opportunity were the yard is available from 8:00-8:20 on PLP day.
Subcommittees are welcome to utilize school grounds for meetings.
State Testing participation
Only 2 students utilized opt out option for ELA
Preliminary results in June
Scores in August