Wednesday, December 18, 2013

GUNN HIGH SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL AGENDA

January 6, 2014, 3:55pm, Staff Lounge 

CALL TO ORDER:  Becky Thomas
OPEN FORUM:  
Members of the public may address the Council on non-agenda items.  (LIMIT of FIVE MINUTES per person.)
OLD  BUSINESS:
Approval of December 2, 2013 Meeting Minutes (five minutes)
Update on Action Items
NEW  BUSINESS:
District Perspective on Secondary Education Items:  Katherine Baker
Facilities Update:  Kim Cowell
Constituency Representatives’ Reports:
Principal’s Report:  Katya Villalobos
     WASC and SPSA Update
Board of Education:  Katya Villalobos
PTSA:  Becky Thomas
     Titan Grants
Parent Report:  Becky Thomas
     Calendar Days
SEC:  Somin Kim
Site Council:  Rene' Hart
     Next meeting February 3 at 3:55pm    
Round Robin

Light Refreshments provided by Josh Paley/Grace Park

Parent Ed Night sponsored by SELPA

Depression:  When is moodiness a more serious problem that requires outside help?  What are the signs of depression and what can be done to help?  Learn about the symptoms of clinical depression, treatment options and how you can best support your child.  Our speaker will be John Brentar, Ph.D., the Executive Director of Morrissey-Compton.  Dr. Brentar spoke to our group on anxiety last year and gave such an excellent talk that he was first on our list to be invited back this year.  His hour long presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.  
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7 pm to 9 pm
Hospitality begins at 6:45pm
Covington Elementary School Multi, 205 Covington, Los Altos 94024.


This parent education event is sponsored by the SELPA 1 CAC (www.selpa1cac.org)  All of our events are free and open to anyone who feels they might benefit.  No registration is necessary.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

What do teens want from their parents?

by Charlotte Villemoes, LMFT Site Director at Woodside High School 

Before I make a call home to a parent, I always ask the teen I have been seeing if they have any messages for mom and dad that they would like me to deliver. They always do. Most of the time the message is all about what they don’t want their parents to do, like “tell my dad to stop bugging me about homework” or “can you pleeeeease tell my mom to stop criticizing my clothes” or, the somewhat vague but really common, “just tell them to stop nagging me all the time”. When I get these responses, I often challenge them by asking what they DO want, explaining that even parents like to be thrown a bone, and that they too like to feel they know what they are doing. After a pause and some discussion, a wish list typically starts to emerge, a list that over the years has grown to include some of the following wants and needs.
They want your love and approval. They might not show it but they really like surprise, out-of-the-blue compliments, just like they want you to praise them when they are happy about an accomplishment. Be genuine though, their BS radars are quite developed. Physical display of affection is often quite ok as long as you refrain from any kind of touch in public, especially in front of their friends. Ask for some ground rules.
They want some privacy. If they have their own room, please knock and wait for a reply before entering. Also respect that their friends mean the world to them. Research has shown that social rejection registers as bodily injury or pain in the brain so if a friend disapproves of them or they feel socially rejected, it can feel worse than a punch in the gut. Have patience with their obsession with friends, encourage them to find good ones, and help them balance social time with family time, work time, and alone time. 
They want you to stand by them even when you think they might be wrong. Don’t side with the impossible-to-please physics teacher or the two-faced friend. Have their backs when no one else will. If this is too challenging for you to do, at least take the time to truly listen to their perspective. They want that.
They want to become more independent, so cross your fingers and allow them to manage their own homework, projects, and school requirements. Nagging them about it typically backfires, while encouragement and genuine interest fuels them. Let them make mistakes. They are trying to be the best people they can be, but they can only figure out what not to do after they have experienced the consequences. Let them draw their own conclusions and step in only when you foresee a disastrous or harmful consequence.
They want to feel they are able to contribute so give them responsibilities and assign them chores. Expect them to empty the dishwasher, wash their own clothes, and cook some meals. Teach them and remind them, and don’t give up on them even when they whine about it.
Most importantly, they want you to know that they love you. Behind the attitude and slammed doors, they care a lot about their family and they want their family to get along. Even when they pretend not to listen or care about what you think, they actually do, - especially when you keep it short. Don't let the eye rolling and the sighing fool you; your love, your relationship, your opinions and values are truly important to them. 

Adolescent Counseling Services is a community non-profit, which provides vital counseling services on eight secondary campuses at no charge to students and their families. To learn more about our services please visit the ACS website at www.acs-teens.org or call Pamela Garfield, Site Director at Gunn (650) 849-7919. ACS relies on the generosity of community members to continue offering individual, family, and group counseling to over 1,500 individuals annually. ACS provides critical interventions and mental health services, building a better future for tomorrow. If you are interested in helping to support our efforts, do not hesitate to call to make a donation. It goes a long way in helping teenagers find their way.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fashion Design Class

CaƱada College Fashion Design and Merchandising Department invite your High School student to enroll in our Beginning Clothing Construction classes.   Enrollment is free for high school students. Learning to sew, use a sewing machine, and constructing three garments are a few new skills that will be taught. The supportive learning environment is open to all skill levels. .  Concurrent enrollment is another benefit! (Check with guidance counselor)
CRN35481 Mondays 6:30pm-9:45pm
CRN39272 Tuesdays 9:10 am-12noon
4200 Farm Hill Blvd.  Redwood City   Bldg. 3 Room 255

PACO Presents: A Holiday Extravaganza!

Sunday, December 15 - 3PM
Center for the Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School
A new holiday tradition, infused with the spirit of PACO. Join us for a very special afternoon as PACO celebrates the season in style, joined by talented youngsters from the Cantabile Youth Singers and the Pacific Ballet Academy... plus a special guest appearance by the PACO SuperStrings. Waltz to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, sing "Hallelujah" to Handel's Messiah, and enjoy a selection of other seasonal favorites by Corelli, Leroy Anderson, and more.
The concert will also feature PACO members performing movements from the masterworks of the chamber music repertoire, including Johannes Brahms' titanicViola Quintet in G, Op. 111.
Thanks for your continued support of PACO, and we hope to see you at one of the performances.
Sincerely,
Hans Hoffer, Manager, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Upcoming Concerts:
PACO
December 9th, 8PM - Freight and Salvage, Berkeley
December 15th, 3PM - Menlo-Atherton CPA
January 19th, 3PM -Davies Symphony Hall
Preparatory Orchestra
January 31st, 7:30PM - Cubberley Theatre
SuperStrings
February 7th, 7:30PM - Cubberley Theatre
For a complete list of performances, please visit our website.

GUNN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE TEAM – STELLA & DOT ONLINE FUNDRAISER


The Holidays are here, it's time to go shopping.
To find that perfect gift, there's no reason to go store hopping!!

The GUNN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE TEAM is holding an online fundraiser with Stella & Dot.  Funds raised will be used to purchase new field equipment and protective gear for players.  Shop online now and the lacrosse team receives 50% of the retail sale of the item!
Here's how to order:
  • Go to http://www.stelladot.com/renatesteiner
  • Top left bar click on finding a hostess.
  • Type in Renate Steiner, select Renate as hostess and continue.
  • Click shop online (lower right) and you are ready to  shop!  All purchases made will be credited to the lacrosse team.
Online shopping open now until Christmas.
Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!!

Any questions, please contact Jill Spain @spainsdj@comcast.net

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Congratulations to the following Titan Teams for advancing to the Central Coast Section (CCS) Tournament:  Cross Country, Girls' Volleyball, Boys' WaterPolo and Girls' WaterPolo.  

Our Lady Titans defeated the Eagles in a 3 game win last night, 25-15, 25-20 and 25-21, securing a place in the quarter finals this Saturday against the number 2 seed, Homestead Mustangs.
Event: Quarter Finals of CCS Girls D1 Volleyball Playoffs
Date: Saturday November 13th, 2013
Time: 7:00pm Rally
Place: Homestead High School (Gym) - 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino
Tickets:
$8.00 Adults
$4.00 Students with ID
$4.00 Children (Children 5 & Under Free)
$4.00 Senior Citizens
Live Play-Off Bracket: CCS Girls D1 Volleyball

Number 4 seed & league champs, Boys WaterPolo, will travel down to Bellarmine College Prep to play our own Cross Town Rivals (Palo Alto High School) in the CCS Quarter Finals this Saturday at 2:30pm. Winner takes it all. 
Event: Qtr. Finals of CCS Boys D1 WaterPolo Playoffs
Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Time: 2:30pm 
Place: Bellarmin College Prep (Pool) - 960 W. Headding St. San Jose
Tickets:
$8.00 Adults
$4.00 Students with ID
$4.00 Children (Children 5 & Under Free)
$4.00 Senior Citizens
Live Play-Off Bracket: CCS Boys D1 WaterPolo

Number 2 seed & league champs, Girls WaterPolo, will host the CCS Quarter Finals this Saturday. They will play the Pioneer at 10:00am.
Event: Qtr. Finals of CCS Girls D1 WaterPolo Playoffs
Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Time: 10:00am
Place: Henry M. Gunn High School (Pool) - 780 Arastradero Rd. Palo Alto
Tickets:
$8.00 Adults
$4.00 Students with ID
$4.00 Children (Children 5 & Under Free)
$4.00 Senior Citizens
Live Play-Off Bracket: CCS Girls D1 WaterPolo

Congratulations to the Titan Cross Country Team, they will be running in the CCS Championship Raceon Saturday as well. The race will be held at Crystal Springs Cross Country Course, 2600 Hallmark Dr, Belmont CA.
Race Times are as follows:
Division 1 Girls: 2:40pm
Division 1 Boys: 3:15pm
Live Meet Results: CCS CrossCountry Results

Playoff Calibre performances are to be expected as teams duke it out for the prestige title of CCS Champion.  In a tight race, anything can happen!  Please come out and support our Titans, BLACK & RED apparel is expected but not required. (Unless you attend the Gunn vs Paly Game)

Remember, It's a Great Day to be a TITAN, especially on Saturday!!! 

Adolescent Counseling Serivices

Who’s In Your Teen’s Village?
by Martha Chan, LMFT Site 
Director at Terman Middle School 
By now the saying that “It takes a village to raise a child” has entered our language, but what does it mean for the parents of teenagers? When our children enter adolescence, one of their primary developmental tasks is to branch out beyond the immediate family for role models and sources of support. By the time that our children reach secondary school, many of them have already connected with other adults; these may be members of the extended family, teachers, neighbors, coaches, friends’ parents, or youth leaders in their spiritual community. At the same time, one of our primary tasks as parents is to allow, even encourage, these connections as part of our own changing role in our children’s lives. Difficult as it may be, we need to be engaged in giving back to our children control over various parts of their lives, in preparation for their moving out into the world eventually.
This can be a challenge for parents who are accustomed to being the primary authority, and/or the main confidant, in their child’s life. You may miss hearing all about their school day, friends, thoughts and dreams over an after-school snack, during dinner or at bedtime. At the same time, it can be a bit nerve-wracking to provide choices to your child in areas where you’re not confident that they have enough information or judgment to make good decisions. This is where the village can play a part in your child’s life, and can help to decrease your own worries. You may find it helpful to give some thought to the question of who is in your teen’s “village”:
  • Are there adults who are quoted to you as an authority by your child? 
  • Have you noticed your child wanting to spend more time with a particular family, and talking about the parents as well as the children in the family?
  • Does your child seem to respond positively to a teacher or coach who holds him or her to high standards?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, or found yourself thinking about similar examples that you see in your child, what next? Hopefully, it will be reassuring for you to know that there are other adults connected with your child, helping to guide him or her through the teen years. It’s helpful if you can become comfortable with the idea that your child sees someone else as more knowledgeable than you, at least in some areas. At the same time, it’s important that you remain engaged with your child, not contradicting or undermining the other adult, but offering your perspective and remaining clear about the rules and expectations within you family. Most teens understand that we live in a diverse community, and that families may differ considerably from each other. When they feel they have been listened to while presenting an alternative viewpoint, teens can usually accept a parental statement that “In this family we do things this way.”
I believe it was Mark Twain who observed that children believe that parents know everything when they are young, we become clueless when they are teenagers, and then we become wise again when they are somewhere in their 20’s. When you have given your children a good foundation, combining love and clear boundaries when they are younger, they may present a challenge for you during their teen years, but they will come back around eventually, and will appreciate how wise you have become in the meantime.

Adolescent Counseling Services is a community non-profit, which provides vital counseling services on eight secondary campuses at no charge to students and their families. To learn more about our services please visit the ACS website at www.acs-teens.org or call Pamela Garfield, Site Director at Gunn (650) 849-7919. ACS relies on the generosity of community members to continue offering individual, family, and group counseling to over 1,500 individuals annually. ACS provides critical interventions and mental health services, building a better future for tomorrow. If you are interested in helping to support our efforts, do not hesitate to call to make adonation. It goes a long way in helping teenagers find their way!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Concerts

Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Free Admission

Saturday, November 9, 7:30pm  
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Yoonie Han, piano, with The Music Animation Machine 
The Grosse Fuge was an almost-crazy experiment in dissonance and disruption by a completely deaf Beethoven.  Called "repellent" and "incomprehensible" by his peers, Stravinsky consided it "an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever."  Enjoy the "great fugue" while you watch the incredible visual representations of the score produced by Stephen Malinowski's Music Animation Machine projected onto a screen above the orchestra.  Rising young piano starYoonie Han makes her PACO debut with a late, great Mozart concerto (no. 23, in A major) and we prepare your ears for Beethoven with fugues by Mozart and Mendelssohn.
The concert will also feature PACO members performing movements from the masterworks of the chamber music repertoire, including Ravel's String Quartet in F and the Op. 87 String Quintet of Felix Mendelssohn.

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3 pm
Sinfonia Orchestra and Debut Ensemble
Benjamin Simon, conductor
The performance will include works by Handel and Arensky, and will feature Concerto Competition winner Isaac Park in Vitali's Chaconne.

Debut Ensemble, November 17, 3pm
Led by conductor in residence Eugene Sor, Debut will present works by Handel and Benjamin Britten.

Please contact info@pacomusic.org and PACO website http://www.pacomusic.org/

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Site Council Meeting, Monday, November 4

Following is the agenda for the next Site Council Meeting - this is the only evening meeting of the year.

GUNN HIGH SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL
AGENDA
November 4, 2013 - 7:00pm - Staff Lounge
CALL TO ORDER - Judy Adams
OPEN FORUM:  Members of the public may address the Council on non-agenda
                            items.  (LIMIT of FIVE MINUTES per person.)
OLD  BUSINESS
Approval of October 7, 2013 Meeting Minutes (five minutes)
Update on Action Items
NEW  BUSINESS
Summer School 2014 - Kara Rosenberg
Constituency Representatives’ Reports
Principal’s Report -  Katya Villalobos
                  WASC Update
                  Facilities Update
                  Guidance Update
Board of Education - Katya Villalobos
PTSA - Becky Thomas
                  Volunteers needed for Turkey Feast
Parent Report - Becky Thomas
SEC - Somin Kim
Site Council - Rene' Hart
Approval of Revised Bylaws-Articles VI and VII – all members need to sign
Revised Budget Overview/Carryover (handout)
Next meeting December 2 at 3:55pm   
                  Round Robin
Dessert provided by Somin Kim and Kelly Liu

SELPA 1 CAC Parent Education Event

Alternative Cognitive Therapies – Cognitive therapies using brain-based learning and training can provide many benefits to all students.  Come and hear speakers discuss these therapies:  PACE (Processing and Cognitive Enhancement) - What it is and how it helps students with visual and auditory processing issues, executive functioning deficits, short and long term memory problems and slow processing speed.  Neurofeedback - Current state of research, how it works, how long it takes, efficacy in treating ADHD, anxiety and other conditions.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment - Hear how hyperbaric oxygen treatments can help your student with cognitive issues including autism, ADD, CP and other conditions. We'll discuss the role of brain inflammation and will answer your questions.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – meeting is 7 to 9 pm.  Hospitality begins at 6:45pm.  Covington Elementary School Multi, 205 Covington, Los Altos 94024.
This parent education event is sponsored by the SELPA 1 CAC (www.selpa1cac.org)  All of our events are free and open to anyone who feels they might benefit.  No registration is necessary.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jonathan Batiste and his Stay Human Band


Please join us for an evening of great music brought to you by
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Jonathan Batiste and his Stay Human band
October 29, 2013 at 7:30pm
Gunn High School
780 Arastradero Rd. Palo Alto

A Concert in support of the Launch of the Gunn High School’s Collaboration
Under the artistic direction of Loren Schoenberg, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem has become known for its innovative, interactive, community-based, educational programs that bring the passion and experience of jazz music to audiences of all ages.  For the past several years, the museum has brought these programs to the music students at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, with great success and appreciation from students, teachers and parents.

We are thrilled to announce the expansion of this existing program and the launch of a new initiative: Jazz for Curious Students – From Harlem to Palo Alto, which will bring jazz to ALL students at Gunn High School, the 49ERS Academy and Menlo-Atherton High School. Through experiencing and learning about jazz, students gain a deeper understanding of American culture and history. Our mission is to honor the rich heritage of jazz and to ensure its future in the lives of new generations. 

Advanced tickets available for premier seating/reserved seating:
$25 per person by October 15
send check payable to The National Jazz Museum in Harlem to:
Todd Summers
Henry M. Gunn High School
780 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Or leave in Mr. Summers Mailbox in the main office – please include your name

General admission seating available at the door $20
Contact Todd Summers at tsummers@pausd.org for more information or questions.

Todd L. Summers
Director of Bands
Henry M. Gunn High School
President Elect California Music Education Association Bay Section

Adolescent Counseling Service- Do Your Teens Know That You Adore Them?

Submitted by Roni Gillenson

by Rom Brafman Ph.D., Site Director at La Entrada Middle School

It recently occurred to me that few people I have come across truly believe that they are great. Women
appear to be even more apt to have difficulties owning their greatness. Ask someone whether they think
they are great and they're likely to look away or stare at you looking confused: "What have I done that's
great?" It's not about what you've done, it's about who you are. The sad common denominator among those who do not see themselves as being awesome to the core is that their parents didn't tell them that they are. So sit your teen down, do it right now, and tell them how lucky you feel that they're in your life, that
they are a blessing, that you love their little particular habits, or the way they pronounce certain words,
or the way they laugh, or insights that they've shared with you. And if you feel uncomfortable doing
so--because maybe your parents didn't do that with you--then overcome your discomfort and have the
conversation anyway. It's one of the best things you can do psychologically for your teens. And you
should make a habit of it.

We live in an age of inflated cheesy self-esteem talk, where kids are told that they can achieve anything
they put their mind to, that they are brilliant, that they are the best. So I get the reluctance about
pumping up kids with mindless psychobabble. But telling them that they are awesome is a genuine
statement of how you see them. And they need to hear it. Surely they'll roll their eyes or quickly tell
you, "I know, I know" so that you can stop, but And later on in life they'll think twice before staying in a
relationship that's unhealthy or getting down on themselves when life gets tough.

If you love your teens, why hold back? Why not tell them how precious they are to you? How you
feel amazed by the person they are becoming? If you're going to err on one side over the other, it's
much better to err on the side of being too effusive than being too restrictive with letting them know
how you see them. And make sure that they know that it's not just that you think they're great because
their grades are high or because they're staying out of trouble. They're great because of the spark that
they have, because they're a fun person to be around, because they radiate a certain unique glow that
is irreplaceable. Tell them that as often as you can and see them own it in their own lives and pass the
appreciation on to others.

Adolescent Counseling Services is a community non-profit, which provides vital counseling services on eight
secondary campuses at no charge to students and their families. To learn more about our services please visit the ACS website at www.acs-teens.org or call Pamela Garfield, Site Director at Gunn (650) 849-7919. ACS relies on the generosity of community members to continue offering individual, family, and group counseling to over 1,500 individuals annually. ACS provides critical interventions and mental health services, building a better future for tomorrow. If you are interested in helping to support our efforts, do not hesitate to call to make a donation. It goes a long way in helping teenagers find their way!

Alternate Schedules for Oct 14-18



Monday
October 14
Testing week schedule
Zero Period (7:08-8:18)
Period A (8:25-9:39)
Period B (9:47-10:57)
Brunch (10:57-11:12)
Period D (11:12-12:22)
Lunch (12:22-1:07)
Period F (1:07-2:17)
Period G (2:25-3:35)
Tuesday
October 15
Testing week schedule
Zero Period (7:08-8:18)
Period E (8:25-9:39)
Period C (9:47-10:57)
Brunch (10:57-11:12)
Period A (11:12-12:22)
Lunch (12:22-1:07)
Period G (1:07-2:17)
Wednesday
October 16
EXPLORE, PLAN, PSAT, Senior assembly
(see schedule below
Thursday
October 17
Testing week schedule
Zero Period (7:08-8:18)
Period B (8:25-9:39)
Period C (9:47-10:57)
Brunch (10:57-11:12)
Period D (11:12-12:22)
Lunch (12:22-1:07)
Period E (1:07-2:17)
Period F (2:25-3:35)
Friday
October 18
STAFF DEVELOPMENT
No students




























OCTOBER 16 SCHEDULE


EXPLORE SCHEDULE
8:25
Warning Bell
8:30-10:20
Estimated Time to complete tasks
(Students remain in class until 9:50)

Attendance
Directions & Instructions for completing Answer Document
Student Information/Answer Fold (40-50  min)
Test 1: English (TIMED: 30 Minute Test)
Test 2: Math     (TIMED: 30 Minute Test)
10:20-10:30
BRUNCH
10:35-11:35
Test 3: Reading (TIMED: 30 Minute Test)
Test 4: Science   (TIMED: 30 Minute Test)
11:35
End of testing session; Begin Titan 101 session
11:35-12:30
Titan 101 session
(Collect pencils
Sort Answer Documents & Test Booklets
Alphabetize Answer Documents and Test Booklets
Return testing materials to Admin Conf. Room after Titan 101)

PLAN SCHEDULE
9:00-11:25
Estimated Time to complete tasks

Attendance
Directions & Instructions for completing Answer Document
Student Information/Answer Fold (65-75 min)
Test 1: English (TIMED: 30 Minute Test)
Test 2: Math     (TIMED: 40 Minute Test)
11:25-11:35
BRUNCH
11:40-12:30pm
Test 3: Reading (TIMED: 20 Minute Test)
Test 4: Science   (TIMED: 30 Minute Test)
12:30
End of testing session – Students are released at 12pm
Collect pencils
Sort Answer Documents & Test Booklets
Alphabetize Answer Documents and Test Booklets
Return testing materials to Admin Conf. Room

PSAT SCHEDULE
9:00-10:30
Estimated Time to complete tasks
(Students remain in class until 10:20)

Attendance
Directions & Instructions for completing Answer Document
Section 1: (TIMED: 25 Minute Test)
Section 2: (TIMED: 25 Minute Test)
10:30-10:40
BRUNCH
10:45-11:35
Section 3: (TIMED: 25 Minute Test)
Section 4: (TIMED: 25 Minute Test)
11:35-12:05
Section 5: (TIMED: 30 Minute Test)
12:05
End of testing session
All students must remain in class until 12:00pm
Collect pencils
Sort Answer Documents & Test Booklets
Alphabetize Answer Documents and Test Booklets
Return testing materials to Admin Conf. Room

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Site Council Agenda October 7

Submitted by Rene Hart


GUNN HIGH SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL

AGENDA
October 7, 2013 3:55pm Staff Lounge
CALL TO ORDER                                                                            Becky Thomas

INTRODUCTIONS OF SITE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND GUESTS

OPEN FORUM:  Members of the public may address the Council on non-agenda
                            items.  (LIMIT of FIVE MINUTES per person.)

OLD  BUSINESS

Approval of September 9, 2013 Meeting Minutes (five minutes)

NEW  BUSINESS

Schools Task Force/Services Provided By District Office       Brenda Carillo (Student Services)
Final Decision of Fall Proposals 2013-14
Constituency Representatives’ Reports
§  Principal’s Report                                                                       Katya Villalobos
   WASC Update (handout)
   Digital Citizenship for Students
   Admin Responsibilities (handout)
   Facilities Update
   Guidance Update
§  Board of Education                                                                     Katya Villalobos
§  PTSA                                                                                              Becky Thomas
§  Parent Report                                                                              Becky Thomas
§  SEC                                                                                               Somin Kim
§  Site Council                                                                                  Rene' Hart
    Approval of Revised Bylaws-Articles VI and VII – all members need to sign
    2013 Meeting Calendar and Agenda (handout)
          Budget Overview/Carryover (handout)
          Training Meeting Date – no date set yet
          Next meeting November 4 at 7pm
          Future invited guests to speak at meetings:  Kathleen Mar and Barb Mitchell
               Suggestions for other guests
 Round Robin
Light refreshments provided by Ken Plough and Becky Thomas at 3:45