Minutes of the June 2nd, 2020 meeting of

The 19th Ward Community Association Schools Committee



Attendees: Joe Baldino, John Boutet, Charlotte and Douglas Giebel, John Laing, Dan and Jay Ross, and Sarah Yaworski

Spelling Bee Status (Douglas and Charlotte)

The recognition packages for the spelling bee participants have been delivered to the students at 10,16 and 44. Those for 29 will be picked up this week. We are holding out hope that there may be an opportunity for a spelling bee event in the fall and contacted the fraternity to explore the possibility of an on-line spelling Bee (similar to the national spelling bee).

John L proposed that we make up our own spelling lists for next year using words that the students can relate to and could fit into their vocabulary. For example the fourth graders have science in their curriculum and have exposure to the Xerox Science Consultants for hands-on experiments combined with a review of vocabulary. I offered to make up a list of words for that grade level. We could make up the 3rd, 5th and 6th grade lists to reinforce civics lessons, geography, health etc. We could select from previous word lists, but they will all be needed by November.

Rochester Coalition for Public Education

This group lobbied the state to add a monitor for RCSD and is setting up meetings with the superintendent and the monitor to make recommendations. John B will provide the link to a presentation by Dan Drmacich (former principal of School without Walls). There will be a Zoom presentation on the impacts of poverty by John Strazzabosco based on his book “90 Feet Under”.

MOU Status (Sara)

Sara reported that the MOU is in the hands of the RCSD legal department.

School reports

Chrome books are being distributed to 4th and 5th graders. RCSD is looking for ways to provide wifi for all students. A team is being assembled to figure out how to reopen.



The next committee meeting will be Tuesday July 7th at 7 pm on Zoom.

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Information Links

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ABOUT THE 19TH WARD

19th Ward Community Association
Rochester City Living
RocWiki.org

 

ANIMAL RELATED SERVICES

To report animal cruelty, call 911 or  THE ANIMAL CRUELTY HOTLINE: (585) 223-6500

City of Rochester Low-income Spay/Neuter for pet Dogs and Cats

Rochester Community Animal Clinic - low-income spay/neuter for pet dogs and cats, and feral cats

PAWS, Inc.Providing Animal Welfare Services

City of Rochester Adopt a Dog or Cat

Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County 

 

BUYING A HOME IN THE 19TH WARD

Homesteadnet.com

City of Rochester Property Information

Rochester City Living

Trulia Listed Homes For Sale

UR Home Ownership Program

Zillow listed homes for sale

COMMUNITY LINKS

Arnett Public Library

Brooks Landing

City of Rochester 

John Lightfoot, Monroe County Legislator,District 25

Loretta Scott, City Council President, At Large

LaShay D. Harris, South District

Genesee Valley Park

Metro Justice

RGRTA Bus Information

Minority Reporter

SouthWest Tribune

Rochester Green Living

ROCSPOT

Sector 4 Comm. Developmant Corp

Savor Life Radio Show

Teen Empowerment

WDKX Urban contemporary 103.9 FM

WRUR 88.5 UR and WXXI partnership  88.5 FM

Southwest Family YMCA

UR Gov. & Community Relations


EDUCATION

Rochester Prep Charter School

U.S. Dept. of Education

 

FAITH COMMUNITY

St. Monica Church


BUSINESSES

El Latino Restaurant
D and L Groceries
Hand Crafted Wrought Iron
Jim Dalberth Sports
Menezes Pizza
TOPS Friendly Markets
Staybridge Suites

OUTREACH AND SERVICES

Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (CPLP)

Dealing with Lead
Drug Activity
Healthy Blocks
HEAP NY Home Heating Assistant
Home Safety Tips    LifeTimesAdultDay Health Care
Medicare
NeighborWorks Rochester
Parking / Abandoned Vehicles
2-1-1 Social Services
ACT Rochester

OTHER

Genesee Co-op FCU

3/50 Project

South Wedge Ning

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