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    Alice C. Stelle Middle School PFC Zoom
    Meeting Minutes
    November 19, 2020


    I. Call to Order - Elaine Waziri called the meeting to order at 8:51a.m.

    Julie Tesser makes a motion to approve the minutes from last month and Alex Rosas seconds the motion.

    II. President’s Welcome Natalie Klein
    • Board Members Present: Julie Tesser – Executive Vice President, Jason Weilert –
    Treasurer, Tamara Oleesky – Assistant Treasurer, Katie Richley- Volunteer Coordinator, Alex Rosas – Communication Coordinator, Rebekah Belzer – Sponsorship Chair, Elaine Waziri- Secretary, Ms. Baird, Ms. Smith, counselors, and parents.

    III. Principal Baird & VP Smith Welcome Baird & Smith
    • Ms. Baird thanked everyone that helped with Picture Day. Enjoyed saying hello to everyone. Ms. Smith appreciates how everyone did the health screening. Good practice because if we come back, everyone will have to do it.
    • Many students are returning books. This can be done anytime during school hours when Ms. Anderson is there, just go directly to the media center.
    • Schools are safe and no issues on campus. Many protocols in place to secure safety of students and faculty on campus. Elementary is the focus right now. We could have 25% of kids on campus, logistically impossible at secondary level right now. Does not foresee any changes for this semester. Will see what happens in the next semester. District is looking at what is best for students within guidelines. Information will go out as it becomes available.
    • Make up photos will be coming.
    • Any computer problems can be fixed during normal school hours. Parent may bring computer on behalf of student. Wednesday is an early out and a good day for students to come.
    • Currently, everything is settled on virtual academy and on campus. May have a survey in
    the future if there are changes.
    • Thanks everyone for support, patience, and appreciation. Huge thank you to PFC for being there throughout picture day.

    IV. Counselor Update Ms. Shakiba and Ms, Freedman
    • Recently had about 11 student groups where they had opportunities to ask questions. Leadership students lead these groups. Gives students opportunities to make new friends. Please have students in the habit of checking emails twice per day, once before school and once after school for reminders. Attendance is not mandatory but helps kids have fun in this format as much as possible. These meetings are for those that said on the survey that they would be interested.
    • Next Coffee with the Counselors is December 16, 2020 at 8:15am. Zoom info will go out through Parent Square.
    • Tutoring available with CHS Honor Society every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30pm-5:30pm on Zoom. Mr. Birbaum also provides tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm-4pm. Student support period is also 8:00am-8:30am and 3:00pm3:30pm.
    • Parents and students may always reach out for any questions.

    V. Treasurer’s Report Jason Weilert
    • Donor drive is still available and remains our most important fundraiser. Rebekah has done a great job of adding fundraisers. These are important due to the loss of our regular fundraisers. Several salaries were paid in October. Our Stand fundraiser received $187.
    • PFC is also sponsoring tutoring sessions, please see emails from the PFC. If needed, may add a second teacher.

    VI. Committee Reports
    Sponsorships Rebekah Belzer
    We have a holiday See’s Candy Fundraiser though December 4th. The link has been posted several times. Wonderful opportunity to gift family, co-workers, and friends. Same pricing as through the store and our school receives a percentage. Goal is $1000. Hoping to have another restaurant fundraiser in December.
    Volunteers Katie Richley
    Volunteer opportunity to pass out magnets this afternoon. Please email if interested, opportunities not usually available way in advance.
    Communications Alex Rosas
    Monthly newsletter will go out a week from Sunday. Deadline is Wednesday before. January 3 will have a new newsletter.

    VI. President’s Update Natalie Klein
    • Donor Drive is moving along. Donation are still welcome and very appreciative of everyone that has participated. Magnets are being handed out.
    • Pajama fundraiser has been launched and already many sales. They are extremely comfortable and will be going on for 3 weeks. If purchased by November 27 will have it early. 2 shipping dates and may either pick up at school or delivered to the home for $10.
    • Thanksgiving break next week.
    • Next PFC meeting December 17, 2020 at 8:45am.

    Elaine Waziri makes a motion to adjourn the meeting and Alex Rosas seconds it.
    Meeting concluded at 9:36 a.m.


    Alice C. Stelle Middle School PFC Zoom
    Meeting Minutes
    October 15, 2020


    I. Call to Order - Elaine Waziri called the meeting to order at 8:48 a.m.
    Julie Tesser makes a motion to approve the minutes from last month and Alex Rosas second it.

    II. President’s Welcome
    • Board Members Present: Natalie Klein – President, Julie Tesser – Executive Vice President, Jason Weilert – Treasurer, Tamar Oleesky – Assistant Treasurer, Katie Richley- Volunteer Coordinator, Alex Rosas – Communication Coordinator, Rebekah Belzer – Sponsorship Chair, Elaine Waziri- Secretary. Ms. Baird, Ms. Smith, counselors and parents.

    III. Principal Baird & VP Smith
    • Make sure to check Aeries. Have not heard anything yet about returning to school. Counselors are addressing multiple things, seeing where they can support students. Want to make sure to help students who are struggling. Tutoring starting next week, email will be sent out to the teachers and students with the Zoom link.
    • Leadership students are trying to connect. Friday emails give out information regarding activities and opportunities to connect. Emails are going out through Parent Square. Only parents and guardians should be receiving them.
    • Great Shakeout is today at 10:15am, Normally, kids would have the drill on campus. Teachers received information and may go over it. Stress importance of being earthquake ready and review own family plans. For example, what to do at night/day. Cell towers may be affected which is where our communication system is. Want students to feel calm and prepared.
    • TK-2nd grade waiver has been placed. School opening is prioritized based on schools that have free and reduced lunch. Also depends on how many applications. No talk for secondary schools. AC Stelle had a visit from County of Public Health and passed.

    IV. Counselor Update - Ms. Shakiba
    • Some students are struggling with grades. Need to pull some students so we can provide them support. Working on new student activity groups. Having lunch leadership meetings. Coffee with counselors. Give students opportunity to ask questions.
    • Monthly coffee with counselors, will be next Wednesday. Opportunity for questions or to just join with other parents.
    • Suggestion for students to connect with teachers for any questions with homework or tests.

    V. Treasurer’s Report Jason Weilert and Tamara Oleesky
    • As of 9/30/2020, budget reconciled. Donor drive is still going.
    • Please check if your HR departments have corporate matching.
    • Salary invoices are the largest expenses and will be paid.

    VI. Committee Reports
    ● Sponsorships Rebekah Belzer
    We have hit our mark for sponsors. If you have family, friends, partners, or neighbors who would like to market or promote their business, please let them know. Everyone is welcome.
    Stand Fundraiser is Tuesday October 27th from 11am-9pm. Hoping to continue with 1 per month.
    ● Volunteers Katie Richley
    No volunteer positions available at this time. May need a couple on picture day. If you are interested please send an email.
    ● Communications Alex Rosas
    No new updates

    VI. President’s Update Natalie Klein
    • Donor Drive is moving along. Will be there on picture day and will put out information out there along with the magnets. It is our most important fundraiser. Appreciates everyone’s help and support. Please note some businesses offer matching.
    • Looking at holiday pajama sets for the family with pre-orders. Also discussion for ReadA-Thon or Talent Show. If anyone would like to help, please reach out to Katie.
    • Discussing with counselors opportunities for creating community. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please let the PFC know.
    • Tutoring is starting next week which will be able to support kids.
    • District meeting discussed getting us back to work and showing safety measures. Amazing what Las Virgenes School District has provided. Once possible, will move forward.
    • Upcoming Dates
    o Veterans Day no school November 11th
    o Picture Days November 17th, 18th, and 19th
    o Next PFC Meeting November 19th at 8:45am

    Elaine Waziri made motion to conclude the meeting, Julie Tesser second it at 9:37am. 


    Alice C. Stelle Middle School PFC Zoom
    Meeting Minutes
    9/10/2020

     

    I. Call to Order - Elaine Waziri called the meeting to order at 8:49 a.m.
    Julie Tesser makes a motion to approve the minutes from last month and Alex Rosas seconds the motion.

    II. President’s Welcome Natalie Klein
    • Board Members Present: Julie Tesser – Executive Vice President, Jason Weilert – Treasurer, Katie Richley- Volunteer Coordinator, Alex Rosas – Communication Coordinator, Elaine Waziri- Secretary. Guests include Counselors Ms. Shakiba, Ms. Freedman, and participating parents.

    III. Principal Baird & VP Smith Welcome Baird & Smith
    • Ms. Baird discussed workload and screen time for students. Synchronous time is direct while asynchronous time is indirect such as when a teacher gives students time to work. Please pay attention to the altered schedule for students as sent out.
    • Free meals are available at all the middle schools and Calabasas High School for any LVUSD student 11:00am-12:30pm Monday through Friday. AC Stelle Middle School and Lindero Middle School offer early bird pick up 6:30am to 8:30am.
    • Please note that the Aeries app for the phone that while is useful, grades may be manipulated. Please check the online Aeries for grades. It is the most up to date and reliable.
    • Special Ed students going back around 10/5/20. Some special programs will come back. Much planning going on in preparation. Hopefully we will see how the transition goes. If your child is Special Ed, you may have received a survey form the district. Please complete it.
    • Ms. Smith, for communication purposes, is asking students to check emails. It is the best way to communicate. We have switched to Parent Square so please register as well.

    IV. Counselor Update Ms. Shakiba and Ms, Freedman
    • Survey sent out by counselors, please make sure students answer. Asks how counselors can reach out to students, who needs immediate attention, etc. Counselors want to make sure students know they are here for them. Ms. Freedman is putting together new student groups. Helps students meet new people through student leadership. Will be during afternoon support time.
    • Ms. Baird stressed the importance of mental health, social, as well as emotional issues. Please if you notice something, please reach out to counselors. When there is potential to return to campus, will let everyone know.

    V. Treasurer’s Report Jason Weilert
    • No new updates. Jason is always available if you have any questions.

    VI. Committee Reports
    ● Volunteers Katie Richley
    No new updates.
    ● Communications Alex Rosas
    Newsletter will go out October 4th. If teachers and sponsors would like anything added in, it is due the Wednesday before.

    VII. President’s Update Natalie Klein
    • Donor Drive is moving along. Please reach out to Natalie if you would like to connect about Donor Drive. All incentives extended. Magnets may be picked up at different times.
    • Different online fundraisers are being discussed.
    • District Meeting They discussed how potentially we may go back but, Los Angeles County expectations have changed. District wants to make sure we are extremely safe when we go back.
    • No school 9/18/20 and 9/20/20.
    • Next PFC meeting October 15, 2020 at 8:45.
    Donor Drive remains the most important Fundraiser. PFC still pays for a lot of electives. After school tutoring and teachers still need supplies for the classroom to help with education. Although our goal is a bit lower this year, we still need support at any amount as we will lose programs if we can’t pay for them. Please connect with the PFC for any questions.

    Meeting concluded at 9:24 a.m.

     


    Alice C. Stelle Middle School PFC Zoom
    Meeting Minutes
    8/20/2020


    I. Call to Order - Elaine Waziri called the meeting to order at 8:52am

    II. President’s Welcome Natalie Klein
    • Excited to start school year. Introduction of Board Members Julie Tesser – Executive Vice President, Jason Weilert – Treasure, Tamara Oleesky – Assistant Treasurer, Katie Richley- Volunteer Coordinator, Alex Rosas – Communication Coordinator, Elaine Waziri- Secretary, Rebekah Belzer –Sponsorship Chair.

    III. Principal Baird & VP Smith Welcome Baird & Smith
    • Baird gives thank you to everyone for joining today and for being a part of our PFC.

    IV. Treasurer’s Report Jason Weilert
    • Last year was strong from our fundraising standpoint. The shutdown in March changed some of our commitments. We will be running a deficit this year, a drop in Donor Drive and events such as Color Run may not take place along with Step it up which will not take place. Budget will be revised. Jason is always available if you have any questions.

    V. Committee Reports
    Donor Drive Neda and Vanessa
    Now underway and is our main fundraiser.
    Volunteers Katie Richley
    Please email if interested in any opportunities for volunteering.
    Sponsorships Rebekah Belzer
    Welcome! Lauched Sponsorship Campaign. Some of the banners are already up at school. If you know anyone that may be interested, please ask if they would like to sponsor. Will forward sponsorship package or email it. Fundraising between now and the end of the semester. Local businesses are a great opportunity. If anyone is in need of tutors we have Synergy Academy. Looking for easy and creative ways to raise funds. If you have a Ralphs card you can easily link AC Stelle and we get a donation. Membership Toolkit has a tab under Fundraising that walks you through the process, one time only and free to the school. Please look at that. It’s a tough year and every little bit helps.
    Communications Alex Rosas
    Newsletter going out next week on August 30th. Great way to see what every department is doing every month. Donor drive has been working very hard, we are half way to our goal financially. Most fundraising is through Donor Drive. We are looking for support and create opportunity. Baking Class, Holiday Boutique and so on. On National Walk to School Day we may have a fitness day. Possibly a reading or exercise pledge.

    VI. President’s Update Natalie Klein
    • PFC had a grab and go breakfast for the staff. They were very appreciative.
    • District Meeting was on 8/7 with all the local school presidents.
    • Virtual events - Baking class, art classes? Looking for a chair.
    • Create a AC Stelle FB Group - Do we have someone who will help monitor?
    • Next PFC Meeting, Thu, 9/10 at 8:45 am on Zoom.

    VII. Question and Answer Principal Baird and AP Smith
    • Rolling blackouts are in some areas. Everyone is aware of them and do not panic with your students. Unfortunately school campus cannot be open to students during blackouts.
    • Many communications taking place, make sure everyone gets the emails. Please review them as schedules will be switching as this semester has 4 Mondays off. Calendar is coming. Music and Jazz has moved to 7th period. Wednesdays is early out. Communication is going out through Blackboard and by next week will be through Parent Square. If receiving email, please continue to share communication with parents that didn’t get it and continue to check. Back to school night is next Thursday August 27th. This will be virtual at 5:30pm. It will include welcome speech and parents will be able to follow child’s schedule like on campus with 10min opportunities and time to go to the next class room. Schedule and Zoom codes will go out. Please note Back to School Night is not one on one, just an introduction to teachers, guidelines, policies, and homework.
    • More accountability with attendance this year. Please email any absences to acsmsattendance@lvusd.org. Kids are accountable for showing up and teachers responsible for sending in attendance. Please make sure to do it on any given day. Thank you. PFC is very appreciated by the department and the teachers. PFC is supporting programs for students and webinars for staff. Tutoring and Music coaches are continuing. Actual section for yearbook this year and Ms. Case said she would continue to do it. Please link your Ralphs card. Amazon Smile is another great way to get donations. If anyone needs help and wants connections for their kids, email Natalie and she will get you in touch with kids in the same grade level. Thank you.

    Meeting concluded at 9:43am.

    Upcoming Events/Important Dates:
    8/25 Honor Society / CJSF applications live ( https://sites.google.com/lvusd.org/acscjsf/home)
    8/26 *STAFF COLLABORATION DAY
    8/ 27 Back-to-School Night - details pending
    8/28 Honor Society / CJSF applications due 8/28 by 4pm
    9/1 Picture make-ups postponed indefinitely
    9/7 NO SCHOOL
    9/18 NO SCHOOL
    9/28 NO SCHOOL