SSC Meeting Minutes


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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