April 21, 2017 SLT Minutes

SLT minutes

This meeting was focused on preparation for the May Hopes & Dreams meeting.
Alissa will do short intro explaining the history/goals of this event. We will break into groups for discussion. Groups should identify 2-3 big goals and work towards those. Groups should be prepared to present at 6:45 what they have come up with.
There are 4 groups and we need  to present an organization chart, depicting what each group does.
  • School Advocacy
  • Social Justice
  • Creating Compassionate Communities
  • Parent Communication/Engagement
We discussed approaching  the conversation by defining the outcome we wanted to achieve.   For example,  Parent Communication/ Engagement – Get resources, Identify needs of classroom & school in general and connect them to the resources. So the question is how do we get there? We can start by developing a bank of skills.
Status Updates
Sustainable CPEII
  • Physical Activity – 3 After School clubs have started
    • 5th grade basketball
    • Middle school Basketball
    • Running Club
  • Garden
    • Grant written and received to build a greenhouse
    • Greenhouse is greenlighted by Division of School Facilities


Creating Compassionate Communities

  • Restorative Practices have been implemented in some cases
  • Jessie Klein has started the parent empathy group
 Parent Communication
  • Parent welcoming committee is started and has started to reaching out to new parents
  •  Handbook is done and is being reviewed by Naomi, 
  •  Parent Communication – is still a work in progress, in some cases, communication has gotten better but we still have some work to do.
  • Alissa will create a parent engagement survey
  • Website  – The cost of the vendor to build a site was more than we wanted to spend, we need to look at some other school websites and see who does their sites. There is a mom who has website experience, Alissa will reach out to her.
    • Brooklyn New School
    • Ella Baker


School Advocacy

  • We need to start the letter writing campaign for a new building, we need to organize the feedback from the staff for campaign.
  • Still trying to work on the Friends of CPE II 5013 (c)
Action Items:
  • Matt to create a survey around teacher interests/challenges/obstacles in social justice areas.
  • Need to reach out to Jessie Klein for updates on Empathy
  •  Batia is creating a survey to get parent feedback on the programs that are offered in the school. This data will be used by the staff in their discussion assessing the programs.

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February 10, 2017 SLT Meeting

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January 20, 2017 SLT Meeting

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December 2, 2016 Hopes & Dreams

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October 28, 2016 SLT Meeting

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September 30, 2016 SLT Meeting

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May 2016 Hopes & Dreams

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April 15, 2016 SLT Meeting

SLT Notes 4/15/16     Professional Development and feedback given to teachers and paras Is it possible to get a description of the Professional Development that the staff receives? Teachers have ongoing Professional Development on Mondays Everything done in school has a Professional Development piece associated with it What are the strands of Professional Development that teachers are engaged in? They can describe the larger ‘buckets’ of strands we do throughout… Continue Reading

March 18, 2016 SLT Meeting

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