SPC Meeting Minutes 11/18/2015

posted Feb 1, 2016, 7:27 PM by Andrea Blake   [ updated Feb 1, 2016, 8:24 PM ]
Welcome and Introduction of the SPC Executive Committee Members

Members of the SPC Executive Committee welcomed everyone to the meeting, and introduced themselves to the

parent attendees.  School Site Council (SSC) representative, Samuel Hurtado, was also in attendance, and

introduced himself to the group.  

JQES Updates – Principal Cynthia SooHoo

Principal SooHoo introduced herself, and provided the following JQES updates:

  •  School Quality/Improvement Plan for the school year: Develop, deliver, and assess opinion writing tasks

that improve student evidence-based writing.      

  • PARCC Assessment – Students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 will be taking the PARCC assessments.  Last year, BPS

piloted the PARCC computer-based assessment for English Language Arts/Literacy and Math, and

according to recent updates, BPS students will be given the PARCC assessments again this coming Spring.  

Because this is a new assessment, schools will be held harmless for low test scores (i.e., no penalty).  In

2017, there will be a hybrid MCAS/PARCC test.  

  • Extended Learning Time (ELT) – There will be no changes for the next school year (2016-2017), and JQES’

time will remain the same (9:30am-3:30pm).  The extended learning time (40 minutes) will be

implemented in 2017-2018, but the exact start/end times have not been determined yet.  

  •  International Baccalaureate (IB) School – Principal SooHoo would like to explore the possibility of JQES

becoming an IB school like the Quincy Upper School.  The IB program offers inter-disciplinary studies that

will prepare students to be more globally aware and engaged citizens.  Students will have a more rigorous

curriculum.  This proposal will first have to go through the JQES Faculty Senate and School Parent Council

for feedback, and then the School Site Council will get to vote on the matter.  

  • Notice:  Any parent who wants to volunteer at the school (e.g., helping out in class, chaperoning field

trips, etc.) must fill out the CORI/SORI forms first.  The forms are available at the City Connects office, and

you will need to include a copy of your driver’s license or state ID.  It will probably take 3-4 weeks for

clearance, and the certification will be good for one school year.  Please note that your confidential

information (e.g., SSN) will be collected, and Principal SooHoo will look into how the information will be

transmitted to the agency that checks the forms.  

  • There will be a School Site Council meeting on Friday, November 20, 2015, 8-9am in the School Library.  

Members include Principal SooHoo, parents, and faculty.  They will be reviewing the entire school quality

plan for this school year, and Principal SooHoo will be sharing the PARCC data regarding how the students

performed on the exam.  It is an open meeting, but non-members will not be able to vote on the issues,

and the meeting minutes will be posted on the JQES website.       

Presentation: Sam Healy, Nurtured Heart Approach

Sam Healy is a consultant for the JQES staff.  He works with teachers to help students learn and stay focused in

the classroom.  He also works with parents, and teaches them the same strategies to help their children be

successful.  Highlights from his presentation include:

THREE MAIN CONCEPTS:

1) Relationships – Children need to have positive relationships with parents and teachers, as these

interactions with adults shape their brain development.  

2) We get to choose what kind of relationship we want to have with students.  Traditionally, it has been

more negative.  The new strategy is to build a positive relationship with children.

3) Video Game Principles – Incentives are strong and predictable.  Rules are clear and predictable.  

Consequences are always delivered.  Reset and restart without negativity.  

THREE STRATEGIES:

1) Refuse to energize negative behaviors – Brief and mild consequence with as little interaction as possible.

2) Recognize and energize success in the moment – Look for small pieces of success throughout the day –

kids’ brains learn through success.  If you’re negative to them, they will get into the defensive mode and

not learn, and we’re not at our best either when we’re angry.  

3) Be clear and firm about consequences, such as a short time-out.  Don’t spend too much time explaining

the consequences, just go straight into the consequence.  

Upcoming JQES Events

 12/17 (Thurs) - Winter Extravaganza (during school hours)

 12/17 (Thurs) - JQOP Winter Concert, 6:30pm in the school auditorium

Committee Sign-ups

Parents were asked to sign up to volunteer for committees (Movie Night, Disco Dance, Teacher Appreciation &

Spring Fling).  Please e-mail the Parent Council if you are interested in signing up for one of the committees:

josiahquincyparentcouncil@gmail.com

Ice Skating Party on MLK Day at the North End Rink  

Please save the date for our annual ice skating party to be held on Martin Luther King Day, 1/18/16 from 4-6 p.m.

at the DCR Steriti Memorial Rink in the North End.  There was a question raised about possibly doing other

activities for MLK Day in the future.    

Questions, comments, or suggested topics for upcoming Parent Council Meetings?  Please email us at:  

josiahquincyparentcouncil@gmail.com

Follow JQS on Facebook: Josiah Quincy Elementary School

Next Meeting:  Wednesday, January 13th, 6:00-8:00pm in the Cafeteria

Follow JQS on Instagram: Josiahquincyschool

昆西小学家长会会议笔录

星期三/11月18号2015年/6:00pm-8:00pm

地点:昆西小学食堂

时间:晚上6点

欢迎和介绍行政委员会的成员

学校行政委员会欢迎各位来参加这次会议,他们将介绍自己给出席本次会议的家长,学校基层会

成员-Samuel Hurtado, 也出席了这次会议,并向大家介绍自己。

昆西学校最新进程-司徒校长:

司徒校长介绍自己并阐明以下几条关于学校本年度改进内容

1. 学校质量/改进计划:发展、传递和评估,学校以实际效果为基础将从一年级学生入手。

2. 麻省州考评估——3、4、5年级的学生会接受麻省州考的评估。去年,州考以电脑为基础对英

语语言艺术/识字和数学科目进行评估。按照最新的更新,下个春天会再次使用电脑操作做州考评

估。因为这是一项新的测试模式,学校不会保留对学生有影响的低分成绩(即,无处罚)。在

2017年,将会有一个混合测试。

3. 延长学习时间(ELT) - 下一年度的学习时间不会有改变(2016-2017),学校的主要上课时间

不变(9:30am-3:30pm)。增加学习时间(40分钟)预计将会在2017-2018学年度实行,但具体

开始/结束这项计划的时间尚未确定。

4. 国际文凭(IB)学校——司徒校长在尽可能使昆西小学成为像昆西大学一样的国际认证学校,

国际认证项目提供给学生跨学科研究使学生更具全球化意识,学生将会有更严格的课程和挑战。

这项提案会首先听取学校教员和家长会成员的反馈,然后由学校基层会投票决定。

5. 通知:有兴趣作为志愿者参加的学生家长(例如,课堂帮助、课外实际考察等),首先填好志

愿表(CORI/SORI form)。表格可在主办公室领取,须携带有效驾照或身份证,需要3-4周时间做

无犯罪记录调查。请注意您的重要信息可能被收集(例如SSN),但司徒校长只会把必要的信息传

送给政府机构审核。

6. 学校基层会将会在周五,十一月二十号,早上八点到九点举行,地点为学校图书馆。其中包括

校长,家长和教师。他们会回顾整个年度的教学质量方案,司徒校长会分享学生如何准备州考,

这是一个开放性的会议,但非成员不可进行投票,此次会议的笔录将会在昆西学校的网站上公布



著名心理学家Sam Healy:培育心的方法

Sam Healy作为学校顾问,他与老师一起工作,帮助学生学习和保持课堂注意力。他还与家长一

起工作,将他们同样的策略,帮助他们的孩子走向成功。他讲解的主要内容包括

三个重点:

1)关系-孩子需要和家长老师保持积极的关系,与成年人之间的互动会促进小孩的大脑发育。

2)我们选择与学生建立怎样的关系,传统教育更为消极。新的战略就是与孩子建立积极的关系。

3)视频游戏原理-激励是强大和可预测的,规则透明且可预见,结果总是如期而至。没有消极的

重置和重新开始。

三大策略:

1)拒绝消极负面的行为——尽可能用简单轻微的方法把负面情绪转变为正面

2)识别和激励成功的瞬间——寻找一天中小的成功,小孩的大脑会通过成功而学习,如果你消极

对待,他们会抵抗,不再学习,当我们生气的时候我们也没办法做到最好。

3)明确和坚定惩戒措施,像短暂的反省时间,不要花过多的时间去解释后果,直接给他们看。

昆西小学即将开展的活动:

          12/17 (星期四)---冬季狂欢晚会(在正常的学校上课时间举行)

          12/17  (星期四)---JQOP冬季音乐晚会,晚上六点半举行

会员登记

家长登记作为志愿者(电影之夜,迪斯科舞会,教师接待宴,春季嘉年华或其他主题),如果您

有兴趣登记作为志愿者请联系:josiahquincyparentcouncil@gmail.com

马丁路德金日在North End Rink举行溜冰派对

请记录下我们在马丁路德金日举行的溜冰派对,1/18/16 4-6pm 在DCR Steriti纪念馆。如果您有

任何好的建议作为马丁路德金日的活动请联系我们。

希望家长们和学生能够踊跃参加学校的各种活动,并提出你们宝贵的意见。

家长会有任何问题,意见或建议?请发邮件:

josiahquincyparentcouncil@gmail.com

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下一次会议:星期三。一月十三日,6pm-8pm在食堂举行
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