Campus International School Parent Caring OrganizationGeneral Body Meeting Minutes
10/16/18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm 2160 Payne Ave
- Welcome and introductions at 6:42 pm by Mica Job.
- Dance-A-Thon Update by Paul Kukla
- Dance-a-thon, the culmination of CIS 4th Annual fundraiser, will be 11/9 at CSU’s Woodling Gym.
- Two grades at a time will be walked over to the gym (parent volunteers needed go to: https://www.cisparents.org/volunteer/ to sign up). Schedule is coming. PCO is working on getting the Cavs Scream Team to school.
- Envelopes for donations are due into school by 11/1 to be included in DAT total.
- Book Fair and Lit Fest Update from Cathryn Bergman.
- Book Fair previews begin Friday 10/19 and runs through 10/27. For every $1- the school gets $2 to spend at Scholastic for the school. Last Fall CIS raised $9,600 – the goal for this year is $9,800.
- Book Fair will be open during the Parent-led conferences 10/24.
- The Lit Fair will be similar to Fall Fest but with Literature presentations by students.
- Looking for parent volunteers https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/login/bjgyECbzH and donations of cakes, plastic bags for books, sharpies and smocks/old shirts for pumpkin decorating.
- There is an online site for purchases for the Book Fair at http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3851051&direct=Y
- Program: IB Fundamentals: The Learner Profile with a focus on Communicator along with communication discussion from Sheila O’Rourke.
- PYP IB representatives met with parents during Monday Morning Meeting and had many good things to say about community knowledge of IB principles.
- O’Rourke says IB is updating priorities for the curriculum including: Encouraging Communicators to help children to become bilingual and to help children learn how to use language.
- IB Communication means learning ‘soft skills’ including – Speak respectfully, give and receive feedback, listen to others, use various communications techniques, write for different purposes. Communications as a concept involves the activity of conveying information or meaning.
- Approaches to talking to students can include: Talk about everything that is happening, respond to students with “what makes you say that?” in order to get more information, ask – “What are the facts/What is the evidence?”. Methods to communicate with games – Twenty questions, Would you rather? Talk Time.
- Concept of letting students learn without assistance. Give students opportunity to use their own voices (voice, choice, ownership). Give student agency – Don’t rescue your child from a challenge, teach them how to face it. “When you do it for me – all I learn is that you do it better than me.”
- Next meeting – 11/13/18 at 6:30 pm at CIS – 2160 Payne Ave. (Holiday Shop will be discussed at that time)