ACA II Weekly Newsletter 3-27-17
March 28, 2017
Tip from Jane Nelsen—Positive Discipline
We’ve all heard the saying “Actions speak louder than words.” At times the most effective thing to do is keep your mouth shut and act. This tool is most effective when you let kids know in advance what you are going to do. Then kindly and firmly act without saying a word.
Please sign up on our Sign Up Genius, so we know you’re coming!
*We still need a few Pop-ups! We use these to create the FINISH LINE and lap counting area. They are essential in creating a festive atmosphere to the day. Grab it out of the garage and let us
know you’ll be bringing it Friday! *We also need a couple of BUBBLE MACHINES! The kids
LOVE running through bubbles, and it adds to the festivities! *If you are volunteering, don’t worry about lunch! This year, volunteers will be able to purchase a Costco sandwich lunch for
$5…(Cash Only Please). See the Sign-In table when you arrive!
Come and see our students collect their laps by continuing walking the course. It’s a great time for everyone.
Opera Field Trip
We are looking for drivers for the April 3 field trip to ACA to see an opera written and performed by local artists. Thank you for those who have volunteered so far. We do not have enough drivers in any of the grade levels. Please let us know if you are available.
We need a copy of your insurance and a copy of your DMV information request. Thank you!
Field Trip Requirements
For those driving other students on field trips, here is the link for getting your DMV printout:
A copy of the driver’s insurance showing Bodily Liability of $100,000/$300,000 is also required.
After School Program
We have an After School Program planning meeting you are all invited to on Wednesday, April 5th @7 pm at the school. We have put the after-school program back to planning now that we have the charter approval and need some help with fundraising, grant seeking, program structure, and so much more. It would be fantastic if an after school program was possible for the next school year, but need YOUR help to make it happen.
Please email Susan at email@example.com if you have any feedback or questions and please plan to attend! Thank you!
2nd Cup of Coffee
Friday, April 7, in Room 6 after drop-off. Topic: Parent Involvement as Stakeholders in WASC.
Spring Breaks begins April 10. Students return on April 17. Enjoy!
No Hot Lunch Monday, April 17th
Scholastic Book Fair
We will have a spring book fair April 24th-28th. It will be located in the music room and will be open every day during lunch/recess as well as after school. It will also be open during Young Author’s night from 5:30-7:30. Volunteers are needed to help during the book fair. We need help on Friday, April 21st from 2:00-3:30 for set up as well as on Friday, April 28th from 2:00-3:30 for take down. Volunteers are needed during lunch/recess, after school, and during Young Author’s from April 24th-28th. If you are available to help, please email Mrs. Fank or Mrs. Mariappan at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 24th, 12:30 – 2:00 Mock Interviews for middle school students. We need volunteers willing to interview middle school students to give them their first experience interviewing for a job. Please email email@example.com.
May 1, 2, 3rd Middle School Internships Middle school students will be excused from school to job shadow at a business for a total of 12 hours. We need volunteers willing to host student interns at their place of business. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Memory book team NEEDS your HELP to get the word out
We are looking for sponsors to sponsor our memory book. The more sponsors we have the lower the cost of your memory book for next year and Everyone loves SAVINGS!
Memory book team understands how busy this time of year can get so we did our best to make it super easy for all of you! All you need to do is print the sponsor letter and sponsorship form attached below and hand them out to your favorite local businesses, Post on Facebook and SPREAD THE WORD that we need sponsors! Then turn in the completed Sponsorship forms to memory book team no later than May 5th, 2017!
Memory book team THANKS YOU and so will your checkbooks!
Questions? Contact Fran at email@example.comFamily Network Board Nominations
It’s that time of year again! Time to make nominations for next year’s Family Network Board members. If you know a parent that would be great for one of the positions below please nominate them by writing their name and the position on a piece of paper and putting it in the “Suggestion Box” in the office. If you are unable to make it into the office please email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org
~Board Positions and Job Descriptions
-Preside at meetings of the Family Network Board and General Membership;
-Prepare and provide agendas for General Membership and Family Network Board Meetings
-Report significant actions of the Family Network Board to the General Membership at each General Membership Meeting
-Attend all Antioch Charter Academy II functions or designate a representative from the Board;
-Be responsible for publicizing organization events and notifying the General Membership of General Membership Meetings and Board Meetings;
-Serve as Past-Chairperson Advisor, if available, for the following school year;
-Have other powers and duties as prescribed by the Family Network Board;
-Chair the bylaws team and review the bylaws and standing rules annually.
-Conduct meetings in absence of the Chairperson;
-Have any other powers and duties as prescribed by the Family Network Board;
-Serve as Past-Co-Chairperson Advisor, if available, for the following school year.
-Be responsible for recording, preparing, submitting, and keeping minutes of all Family Network Board and General Membership Meetings;
-Ensure minutes of each previous meeting are approved during or before the start of each subsequent meeting;
-Be responsible for accepting nominations, confirming nominations directly by email or phone call, and writing the ballot for yearly election;
-Serve as Past-Secretary Advisor, if available, for the following school year.
-Keep financial records and prepare financial reports to be given at each Family Network General Membership and Board meeting;
-Receive monies, verify monies, make deposits and disbursements, record expenditures, and balance the Family Network checkbook;
-Record a financial description of each fundraiser and each area of expenditure;
-Chair budget setting discussions at meetings;
-Have books and records available for audit at any time;
-Pay all bills as authorized by the Family Network Board;
-Secure two signatures on all checks. Any three Board members will need to be appointed authorized signers.
-Make an annual financial report to the Family Network General Membership, which includes gross receipts and disbursements for the year;
-Complete all aspects of budgeting in a timely manner;
-Process reimbursements with in 14 calendar days
-Turn in any money from fundraisers within 1 week from the end date of the fundraiser.
-Make all deposits during the 1st and 3rd week of the month. If the 1st and 3rd week fall on a break, deposits will be made the week we come back.
-Serve as Past-Treasurer Advisor, if available, for the following school year.
School Volunteer Coordinator
-Oversee the activities of the school volunteers and volunteer teams and represent them on the Board;
-Recruit new volunteers and guide volunteers in appropriate directions;
-Train volunteers to ensure that school requirements are met;
-Plan a recognition activity for volunteers at the end of the school year, if none is planned by the school;
-Serve as Past-School Volunteer Coordinator Advisor, if available, for the following school year.
Fundraising Coordinator and Co-Fundraising Coordinator
-Oversee fundraising necessary to fulfill budget requirements;
-Research new fundraising ideas;
-Oversee and/or implement other fundraising strategies;
-Evaluate future financial needs and goals;
-Create fundraising plan and update it annually;
-Maintain fundraising records;
-Oversee any correspondence pertaining to fundraising;
-Work closely with the Family Network Board to make and fulfill fundraising commitments;
-Follow the procedure established by school staff for all fundraisers;
-Serve as Past-Fundraising Coordinator and Co-Fundraising Coordinator Advisor, if available, for the following school year.
-Arrange social events for the Family Network Board and, upon request, for the school;
-Organize events, including the purchase of supplies, setup, cleanup, decorations, handouts and so on;
-Contact Volunteer Coordinator for volunteers to assist, providing a detailed list of what is needed in advance
-Assign jobs to the volunteers and follow up on progress to ensure the tasks are completed
-Serve as Past-Social Coordinator Advisor, if available, for the following school year.
Dates to Remember:
March 31- WALKATHON
April 3- Mutts and Maribel at ACA
April 7- 2nd Cup of Coffee- Room 6 after drop-off
April 10-14- Spring Break- No School
April 17- No Hot Lunch- Fundraiser Lunch Available
April 24-28- Scholastic Book Fair
April 27- Young Authors Night
May 5- 2nd Cup of Coffee- Room 6 after drop-off
May 5- Fundraiser Lunch
May 5- SILENT AUCTION
2016 / 2017 Faculty
Mrs. Willard- email@example.com
Mrs. Peacock- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Fank- email@example.com
Mrs. Culver- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Mariappan- email@example.com
Miss Dubitsky- firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Albertoni- email@example.com
Mrs. Gonzalez- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Hagan- email@example.com
Mrs. McCutcheon- firstname.lastname@example.org
Music- Mrs. Vela- email@example.com
Mrs. Olsen- firstname.lastname@example.org
Art- Mrs. Taylor- email@example.com
Mrs. Billeci- firstname.lastname@example.org
Pottery- Mrs. Tubbs- email@example.com
P.E.- Mr. McIntyre- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Parmley- email@example.com
Personal Safety- Professor Castro-Manner- firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 / 2017 Family Network Board
Chair: Angel Mattos- ACAIIfnb@gmail.com
Co-Chair: Eliza Ave- ACAIIfnb@gmail.com
Secretary: Rebecca Christensen- ACAIIfnb.email@example.com
Treasurer: Karyn Engle- ACAIIfnb.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising: Jessyca Barney- ACAIIfnb.email@example.com
Co-Fundraising: Stephanie Brooks- ACAIIfnb.firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator: Blanca Otero- ACAIIfnb.email@example.com
Social: Sheri Thompson- ACAIIfnb.firstname.lastname@example.org
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