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    Alice C. Stelle Middle School PFC Zoom
    Meeting Minutes
    September 23, 2021


    I. Call to Order - Elaine Waziri called the meeting to order at 0850 am

    II. President’s Welcome
    • Board Members Present: Natalie Klein – President; Katie Richley- Vice President; Julia Stander- Treasurer; Tamara Oleesky- Co-Treasurer; Elaine Waziri- Secretary; Orit Mizrahie-Geoola- Co-Secretary.

    III. Principal Baird
    • Welcomes everyone.
    • Issues with school’s phone lines. Change from utilizing landlines to internet programs is interfering with service.
    • Five-week grades will be completed this week. Teachers must report Ds and Fs.
    • Vandalism in bathroom.
    --Tik Tok challenge that called for destruction, thefts from classroom.
    Announcements over PA system did not work, leading to shutting down all bathrooms on campus but one. Bathrooms will re-open in a staggered manner if/when issue resolved.
    Principal Baird to visit all 5th grade periods and discuss:
    1. Bathroom destruction issues.
    2. Utilizing social media and cell phones in a positive manner.
    3. Bullying and sexual harassment.
    4. Dress code.
    • Great start to the school year. Kids coping with separation anxiety have resources available.
    • Inquiries re honors trips:
    --Nearly impossible to postpone trips as they are all booked in advance and dates are hard to find. Astro Camp is a possibility for 6th graders in March.
    • Changes in quarantine provided by LA County Department of Public Health
    --Unvaccinated students will be able to be on campus if exposed provided they will test twice during “modified quarantine” period. District provides free testing twice weekly, with a third day being added soon.

    IV. Vice Principal Smith
    • Students need to be reminded that social media follows them for the rest of their life. Parents should follow children on social media, as well as check their phone as some students have two accounts unbeknownst to parents.
    • Some kids struggle with larger backpacks not fitting in locker. Make sure to removed items students have not used and remind students to lock their lockers when going to PE.
    • Make up picture day went well.
    • Teachers are starting different clubs such as dance, sports, and robotics.

    V. Counselor Updates
    • Ms. Freedman
    --Five-week grades will be finalized by Friday 9/24. Students with Ds and Fs will be called in to discuss and strategize. Many students have come into chat.
    • Ms. Shakiba
    --If students are struggling in a certain subject, they are encouraged to reach out to teachers and self-advocate. Process of adjustment from relying on parents to being independent.
    --If students would like to see a counselor, they may submit a slip at the office or send an email.
    --After school tutoring is offered and there is no need to sign up.
    --Encourage students to sign up or start a club to meet friends with similar interests.

    VI. Treasurer’s Report/Julia Stander
    • Total income for Donor Drive is $147,363.28. Goal is $175,000.
    • Sponsorship income doing well.
    • While the district relieved us of certain staff we pay for, we were asked to help supplement pay for library aide, counseling secretary, and ASB secretary, Tutoring and other areas we are still funding. We had a surplus from the last two years due to covid which allowed us to pay for items requested by teachers and admin.

    VII. Committee Reports/Natalie Klein (for Rebekah Belzer)
    • Sponsorship
    --Restaurant nights are planned on ½ day Wednesdays.
    --Last Stand fundraiser raised $252.
    --See’s Candy coming back.

    VIII. President’s Update/Natalie Klein
    • AFD at 48% participation. Hoping to meet goal by end of October.
    • Thank you, Deb Shapiro, and her team of volunteers, with back-to-school registration.
    --One or two back to school registration coordinators are needed for next year.
    • Library volunteers needed during lunch Tuesday-Friday. Requirements are proof of vaccine and TB test. Sign up genius to be emailed within a week.
    • National Walk to School Day cancelled, potentially rescheduled to 2022.
    • Thank you to Tom Galassi. Safety Coordinator. 1-2 safety coordinators will be needed next year.
    • 6th graders will likely have a dance, tents provided by the district.
    • A Social event will be considered, for 7th graders who missed out in 6th. 8th graders will have their 8th grade culmination party.
    • Follow up on parent inquiry as to where to find the lunch menu offering/how students can purchase water bottles.
    • Should PFC meetings move to in person, a Zoom link will be provided for those who cannot attend in person.
    • Bottled waters can be purchased when the cafeteria is open, the school is trying to get the company to bring drinks back to vending machines.

    Important Events/Dates:
    • Next PFC meeting scheduled for 10/7 at 5:30 PM on Zoom to include those who are unavailable in the am.
    • See’s holiday candy sale TBD
    • 10/20 restaurant night TBD

    Elaine Waziri made motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:39am, Tamara Oleesky second it.


    Alice C. Stelle Middle School PFC Zoom
    Meeting Minutes
    September 23, 2021

    I. Call to Order - Elaine Waziri called the meeting to order at 0850 am

    II. President’s Welcome
    • Board Members Present: Natalie Klein – President; Katie Richley- Vice President; Julia Stander- Treasurer; Tamara Oleesky- Co-Treasurer; Elaine Waziri- Secretary; Orit Mizrahie-Geoola- Co-Secretary.

    III. Principal Baird
    • Welcomes everyone.
    • Issues with school’s phone lines. Change from utilizing landlines to internet programs is interfering with service.
    • Five-week grades will be completed this week. Teachers must report Ds and Fs.
    • Vandalism in bathroom.
    ◦ Tik Tok challenge that called for destruction, thefts from classroom.
    ◦ Announcements over PA system did not work, leading to shutting down all bathrooms on campus but one. Bathrooms will re-open in a staggered manner if/when issue resolved.
    ◦ Principal Baird to visit all 5th grade periods and discuss:
    ▪ Bathroom destruction issues.
    ▪ Utilizing social media and cell phones in a positive manner.
    ▪ Bullying and sexual harassment.
    ▪ Dress code.
    • Great start to the school year. Kids coping with separation anxiety have resources available.
    • Inquiries re honors trips:
    ◦ Nearly impossible to postpone trips as they are all booked in advance and dates are hard to find. Astro Camp is a possibility for 6th graders in March.
    • Changes in quarantine provided by LA County Department of Public Health
    ◦ Unvaccinated students will be able to be on campus if exposed provided they will test twice during “modified quarantine” period. District provides free testing twice weekly, with a third day being added soon.


    IV. Vice Principal Smith
    • Students need to be reminded that social media follows them for the rest of their life. Parents should follow children on social media, as well as check their phone as some students have two accounts unbeknownst to parents.
    • Some kids struggle with larger backpacks not fitting in locker. Make sure to removed items students have not used and remind students to lock their lockers when going to PE.
    • Make up picture day went well.
    • Teachers are starting different clubs such as dance, sports, and robotics.

    V. Counselor Updates
    • Ms. Freedman
    ◦ Five-week grades will be finalized by Friday 9/24. Students with Ds and Fs will be called in to discuss and strategize. Many students have come into chat.
    • Ms. Shakiba
    ◦ If students are struggling in a certain subject, they are encouraged to reach out to teachers and self-advocate. Process of adjustment from relying on parents to being independent.
    ◦ If students would like to see a counselor, they may submit a slip at the office or send an email.
    ◦ After school tutoring is offered and there is no need to sign up.
    ◦ Encourage students to sign up or start a club to meet friends with similar interests.

    VI. Treasurer’s Report/Julia Stander
    • Total income for Donor Drive is $147,363.28. Goal is $175,000.
    • Sponsorship income doing well.
    • While the district relieved us of certain staff we pay for, we were asked to help supplement pay for library aide, counseling secretary, and ASB secretary, Tutoring and other areas we are still funding. We had a surplus from the last two years due to covid which allowed us to pay for items requested by teachers and admin.

    VII. Committee Reports/Natalie Klein (for Rebekah Belzer)
    • Sponsorship
    ◦ Restaurant nights are planned on ½ day Wednesdays.
    ◦ Last Stand fundraiser raised $252.
    ◦ See’s Candy coming back.

    VIII. President’s Update/Natalie Klein
    • AFD at 48% participation. Hoping to meet goal by end of October.
    • Thank you, Deb Shapiro, and her team of volunteers, with back-to-school registration.
    ◦ One or two back to school registration coordinators are needed for next year.
    • Library volunteers needed during lunch Tuesday-Friday. Requirements are proof of vaccine and TB test. Sign up genius to be emailed within a week.
    • National Walk to School Day cancelled, potentially rescheduled to 2022.
    • Thank you to Tom Galassi. Safety Coordinator. 1-2 safety coordinators will be needed next year.
    • 6th graders will likely have a dance, tents provided by the district.
    • A Social event will be considered, for 7th graders who missed out in 6th. 8th graders will have their 8th grade culmination party.
    • Follow up on parent inquiry as to where to find the lunch menu offering/how students can purchase water bottles.
    • Should PFC meetings move to in person, a Zoom link will be provided for those who cannot attend in person.
    • Bottled waters can be purchased when the cafeteria is open, the school is trying to get the company to bring drinks back to vending machines.

    Important Events/Dates:
    • Next PFC meeting scheduled for 10/7 at 5:30 PM on Zoom to include those who are unavailable in the am.
    • See’s holiday candy sale TBD
    • 10/20 restaurant night TBD

    Elaine Waziri made motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:39am, Tamara Oleesky second it.