SPC Meeting Minutes 3/21/2014

posted Mar 26, 2014, 6:05 PM by JQS - Boston   [ updated Mar 26, 2014, 6:28 PM ]


Announcements:

1.     MCAS-Thanks to parents for helping purchase snacks. We still need more donations to cover the cost of the snacks, we ask that each parent donate $2. 

2.     No SPC meeting in April. May 16th will be the next SPC meeting

3.     Disco Dance, April 11th-We are looking for volunteers for face painting, photo booth, distributing snacks and set-up, starting at 5pm.

4.     The Chinese New Year’s celebration, winter concert, and deck the halls DVDs will be available at disco dance for $5 and later distributed by request through flyer.

Committee updates:

1)     Tech committee: 600 dollars was raised for tech committee last month.

2)     Playground committee:

a.     March madness-dress-up days. The goal is to raise $10,000 for replacing the rubber tiles on all playgrounds, if we meet $10,000 goal we are still short $12,000 (Principal Ho spoke about a potential payment plan for remaining balance).

b.    April 4th, soak the staff day! Everyone can attempt to dunk Principal Ho and Vice-Principals, McCarthy and Chan in a tank of water. The kids are participating in a penny drive, attempting to fill giant jars with change. Everyone's jars are 1/2 way full, but we need more change!

3)     Box tops: Raised $300 this month

4)     Library: Raffle drawing is April 4th, still accepting tickets.

5)     Orchestra: Spring concert, Thursday March 27th 6:30-8pm at the JQ Upper school campus- 152 Arlington St.

6)     All school concert, Thursday April 3rd in gymnasium at 10am.Continue to check www.jqsop.org for updates.

7)     Spring Fling: May 29th, time TBD, but potentially 5pm. This is a school wide event and will include an art show and auction, science fair, book sale, cook-out and potluck.

8)     Splash: Friday April 4th, 6:30-10:30pm at China Pearl. Splash is a Fundraiser for JQSA, and will include: auction, dinner and dancing. Funds received provide children with swimming lessons (during school) and field trips. Without the money raised by this fundraiser your children would only have gym for 1/2 the year! Invite everyone you know! Tickets are $100. Tables for 10 are $900. Buy tickets on www.jqsa.org.

9)     Site Council:  2 faculty positions opening up 1 5th grade SEI and 1 SEI kindergarten, also a part time  2nd grade position for 1 year (job share)

Presentation by Mr. Ng,

   Science specialty teacher & head of technology committee. Mr. Ng was also the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. This award was presented to him by President Obama!

   Technology that is available at JQS:

·         50 chrome books (laptops) arrive today

·         Computer lab- A class set (25) of PCs donated by a JQS family. A mobile mac lab, mac books stored on a rolling cart.

·         Science mini-lab- 10 workstations hosted by 1 server where students can conduct research and use educational software.

·         Numerous library resources- digital media, PC workstations, science learning corner w/ touch screen.

·         JQS won 5 iPad for participating in BPS digital learning month.

·         JQS has a class set (25) of iPod, available for teachers to use. Each teacher has a MacBook and access to LCD projector. School based workshops for teacher, tech training.

·         On the roof WeatherBug- a weather station records real time data and is a source of local weather for meteorological teams like WBZ as well as for teachers. Science, weather and climate are one of the weakest areas for students taking MCAS, so this is one way for teachers to re-enforce science learning.

·         The school website, part translated into Chinese. A bulletin board is maintained by families.

·         Google apps for education. Working to help parents/students to understand google drive.

·         For digital learning month the students worked on coding (code.org) and lower grades did podcast or Skype with an author.

·         350 students testing on computer next year, we are a pilot school for a digitized new test.

Tech Goals:

§  More chrome books.

Increase donations to: Donors choose. Teachers put wants on-line (iPad, etc.)     And people can donate.      

   825 computers, we have 100.

1 mac cart for each building level.

§  An interactive learning lab in the library to replace old computers with touch screen technology.

§  Get students their own google account.

§  Collaboration- continue to offer workshops to teachers.

Computer workshops for parents.

The Tech Committee meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 8am in library. Parents are welcome.

 

昆士小學家長委員會會議記錄2014321

通知事項:

1.       MCAS 感谢家长们帮忙购买零食。 我们还需要捐款,以支付零食的费用,我们要求每位家长捐出2美元。

2.       四月份將沒有家長委員會會議。下一次會議將會在516

3.       3. 411日,迪斯科舞會,我們正在尋找志願者幫忙:為小孩畫臉部圖案,照相,分發零食和佈置,於下午5點開始。

4.       中国农历新年庆祝活动和冬季音乐会的DVD在迪斯科舞会发售,每只$5美元。 表格将连同宣传单派发。

委員會的更新:

1)          技術委員會:技術委員會上月份增加了$600美元

2)          游乐场委员会

a.  三月瘋狂裝扮日,目標是籌集$10,000美元為遊樂場更換橡膠地板。即使我們達到10,000目標,我們仍然差$12,000.(何校長談到餘額可能的付款計劃)

b.  44日,將校長浸入水缸日!每個人有機會見到何校長和副校長,Mr. McCarthy & Wu游泳。孩子們正在參加一分錢驅動器,試圖用零錢填充巨大的罐子。每個人的罐子只是填滿了一半,但我們需要更多的零錢

3)          Box tops: 這月份增加了$300美元。

4)          图书馆:抽獎活動是44日舉行,仍然接受抽獎卷。

5)          管弦乐队:春季音樂會, 327日,星期四,晚上6:30-8,在昆市中學校園152 Arlington St.

6)          所有学校音乐会:43日,星期四,早上10點,在體育室。查詢更新www.jqsop.org

7)          Spring Fling529日,預定下午5點(未確定)。這是一次全校性的活動,將包括藝術表演和拍賣,科學展覽,圖書銷售,露天野餐。

8)          水花飞溅-昆士小學週年籌款晚會-定於44日,星期五,晚上6:30-10點在波士頓唐人街龍鳳大酒樓。這晚會為JQSA籌集費用,節目將包括:競投拍賣,晚餐和跳舞。籌到基金資助學生游泳課程(在校期間)和學生實地考察旅遊的費用。如果沒有這個晚會籌得的款項,你的孩子只能夠有半年的體育活動課程。邀請你的朋友一起參與!門票一張$100美元,   一張枱十人$900美元。購買門票可以到www.jqsa.org

9)          基層委員會:兩個教師職位空缺:1個五年級SEI1 個幼兒園SEI。還有兼職12年級老師

会议演讲:由科學專業的老師和技術委員會的負責人吳先生演講。吳先生獲得過傑出數學和       科學教學總統獎。這個獎項是由奧巴馬總統頒發的!昆士小学的技術應用

·               50chrome books(筆記本電腦)今日抵達

·               計算機實驗室--JQS家庭捐贈25台電腦。一個移動MAC實驗室,MAC書籍存儲於手推車

·               一個科學小機房--基於1個服務器的10個工作站,學生可以進行研究和使用教育軟件。

·               許多圖書館資源--數字化媒體,PC工作站,配備觸摸屏的科學學習角落。

·               由於參加波士頓公立學校數字化學習月,昆士小學贏得了5iPad

·               JQS有一套25iPod,供教師使用。每位教師都有一台MacBook,並可使用液晶投影機。學校給老師提供技術培訓講座

·               在屋頂上的WeatherBug - 一個天氣站記錄實時數據,是氣象組比如WBZ及其他教師了解當地天氣的來源。科學,天氣和氣候是學生參加MCAS最弱的一環,所以這是教師加強科學學習教育的一個途徑。

·               學校網站,部分翻譯為中文。公告欄是由家長維護。

·               谷歌教育應用, 致力於幫助家長/學生理解谷歌網盤。

·               在數字化學習月,學生在code.org進行編碼,低年級學用podcast或與作者進行Skype交流。

·               明年350名學生在電腦上進行測試,我們是用數字化考試的一個試點學校。

技術目標:

§  更多chrome books                                                           

     增加捐贈:選擇性捐贈。教師在網上提出需求(iPad等),人們可針對性捐贈。         

    目標825台電腦,現有100台。目標每層教学楼1輛移動電腦推車。

§  位於圖書館的互動學習實驗室使用觸摸屏技術取代舊電腦。

§  讓學生自己有谷歌帳戶。

§  合作----繼續給教師提供培訓。

針對家長的電腦培訓。

技術委員會每月第一個星期三上午8點在圖書館見面。歡迎家長參加。


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