SSC/SGT/ELAC Meeting Minutes

Barnard SSC_SGT Minutes 1_27_2021 (1).docx

Barnard Mandarin Magnet


January 27, 2021, 2:30pm PDT


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Meeting ID: 898 6026 5485

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Sunny Kim

Teacher (year 1-SGT)

X☐ Janis Tan


Parent (year 2 -SGT)


Trina Nouvong

Teacher (year 1-SGT)

X☐ Jian Chan

Parent (year1 -SGT)


Amanda Dempsey

Teacher (year 1-SGT)

☐ Mei Yang

Parent (year 1 -SGT)


Sophia Dalton

Teacher (year 1-SGT)




Lucinda Torres

Other – school personnel (year 1-SGT)

X☐ Barb Waller

Principal (ex officio)

___Guest Names:


SSC MEMBERS PRESENT:    Quorum was met:  __yes   ___no


Barb Waller

Principal (ex officio)

☐ Melissa Doyle


Parent (year 1 -SSC)



Carmencita Ancora

Teacher (year 1-SSC)

X☐ David Vaughan

Parent (year 2-SSC)



Lawrence Reyes

Teacher (year 1-SSC)

X☐ Gisa Dang

Parent (year 1 -SSC)



Angela Jurado

Teacher (year 1-SSC)

X☐ Tomira Baca-Craig

Parent (year 1-SSC)



Lucinda Torres

Other – school personnel (year 1-SSC)

X☐ Lisa Diggs

Parent (year 1-SSC)




Guest Names:






SGT Agenda Items



Action Requested of SGT Members

  1. Call to Order/Welcome SGT
  • Principal (in lieu of Chairperson)
  • Called to order at: 2:35
  1. Chairperson-SDEA
  • Elect SGT Chairperson
  • Action: Janis Tan Nominated Trina Nouvong for SGT Chairperson. Barb 2nd . All said yes. Trina is the SGT chairperson.

3. SGT Business



  • SGT VS. SSC Roles


  • Principal: short presentation of SGT and SSC roles for new members
  • Action: Barb explained the difference between the two committees. Ms. Dang asked if meetings were recorded. No. But minutes would be published on website.
  • Gaga Pit


  • Principal: discussion regarding value of, or removal of, Gaga Pit
  • Action: Barb spoke with Coach MJ who said Gaga pit was a Student council project. Discussed possibility of removing it due to injuries and children playing unsupervised. After school programs use it as well. Most injuries happen afterschool when parents aren’t properly supervising their children. Jian suggested signage.
  • Roundtable:
  • SGT Roundtable of items and possible topics for future SGT Meetings
  • Action: Trina asked if there were any new items. Janis asked to move assemblies to another day of the week. Possibly Friday. Also suggested changing the start time. Says 7:45 is too early. Several teachers said that if it is later it will conflict with many of their Zoom class times. Ms. Dang asked what was the purpose of the assemblies. It was said they are only held once a month. To distribute awards or any new information going on at Barnard. Barb said she would send out survey.
  • Adjourn:
  • Chairperson
  • Action: Meeting adjourned at 3:05pm
  • Next meeting TBD




1. Call to Order/ Welcome SSC

  • Chairperson Reyes.
  • Called to order at: 3:07 by Barb Waller Principal.

2. Approve Minutes from 11/18/2020 Meeting

  • Chairperson Reyes:

  • Action: Minutes were approved by Lisa and Gisa.
  1. Budget Survey Results & Discussion
  • Action: Barb presented survey results. Davis V. Noticed that survey had a lot of items that PTA currently pays for. Wants to know what our site purchases and how much we are given. Barb said we were still waiting for our site’s budget plan. Discussed what to spend money on eg mental health services, an extra day for counselor, after school tutoring, resource teacher or extra teacher.
  • Future SSC Meetings:

4th Wednesday of the month @ 2:30pm (except when we return to on-site, 12:30pm)

  • Chairperson Reyes
  • Action: Next meeting is TBD pending receipt of SDUSD Site Budget-will likely need to be early to mid February-Principal Waller will work with Chairperson Reyes to schedule
  • Roundtable
  • Chairperson Reyes
  • Action: none
  • Adjourn
  • Chairperson Reyes
  • Meeting adjourned at:3:37








Barnard Asian Pacific Elementary School

SSC Meeting

Meeting Minutes       Date: November 4, 2016

Meeting was called to order at 3:31 pm

Overlap with SGT-Aida Hernandez

  • SGT looked over the draft of the mission statement that was shared. It was agreed that it should read, “Barnard Mandarin Elementary students will develop the ability to use their knowledge of diverse cultures and Mandarin to think critically and become self-directed, thoughtful, responsible, and successful global citizens who understand the world around them. The blending of a world language program with a rigorous and well-rounded English program will prepare Barnard students for the challenges of the 21st century.” We also have to develop a vision statement. We asked committee members to submit a vision statement proposals to Bonny before the Dec. 13th meeting.
  • Teachers are working hard to use icons to annotate text. Aida shared clips at Family Friday of students using the Socratic Seminar method. April Dorman, district GATE office, has been coming out to lead classes and will be out several more times to get students used to this method. Janis asked at which grade level should parents begin to see this happening. Aida said definitely 3rd-5th grades because those classes have GATE identified students. Some of the lower grades are also using the method.
  • We have completed one PLC cycle with all grade levels. Aida shared what our learning communities are doing. Mahogany asked why P{LC's aren't focused on Math. Aida said this year the district changed the focus to Literacy. Ed Franqui expressed concern that with so many PLC days, students are missing out on instruction by their regular teachers. Aida also told us about the Lewie Johnson PD and how valuable it was to our teachers.

Review of Minutes

  • Aida made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Mahogany seconded and the minutes were approved.

SPSA & Budget-Aida

  • Aida reviewed the SPSA that was developed last year and due in June. Percentage goals came from SBAC data. She also showed our current Proficiency Level Counts for EL's. The SPSA is not finalized until SSC approves it.

Aida reviewed the current budget

  • Aida showed us the classroom and formative assessment data breakdown of where students are performing


  • No Report
  • Karina Carruth went to the ELAC meeting but Carmen did not have a report. Ellen said she was happy to see participation by ELAC parents. Carmen did as about lunch change which will be discussed at the December meeting


  • SSC training will take place on Nov. 8 from 3:30-5:30 at Mission Bay High School.

Teachers must sign up on ERO.

Meeting Adjourned at 4:22

Minutes recorded by Bonny Sobieck

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