General Meeting January 16, 2018

We had a productive meeting on Tuesday, January 16, in the Rosa Parks cafeteria.  

Mr. Kawaii updated us on the 90-Day Report from SFUSD’s new superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews. Rosa Parks Elementary was recognized as one of the schools with the largest achievement gap. Our achievement gap in math scores is the greatest in the district. Mr. Kawaii and the staff are creating a strategic plan to address this and other issues. This plan will address how to build a 21st century school, how to foster socialemotional learning, and how to create more targeted instruction to reach each student.

Our school is currently full, with enrollment at 502 students! Bond planning for school building improvements is ongoing.

The auction committee is in full swing. Auction packets, including donation forms, were sent home with students. Please bring in donations by March 2. Volunteers for auction day/night are always welcome. Cherry Blossom Committee is recruiting members. Meetings will begin end of January.

Holiday Catalog net was slightly less than last year due to surplus inventory. Japantown Foundation grant will be spent on materials about the Japanese American Internment and the Japanese American community. Materials may include books, teaching aids, speaker stipends. The final school tour will be scheduled for sometime soon after school assignment letters are received.

Home stay families are still needed for Seiko Gakkuen students!

Sensei still need volunteers for Oshogatsu!

This year is the 90th anniversary of our school building. Together with the PTA and Mr. Kawaii we will be planning a celebration for probably late in the school year.

Next meeting date is Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. (6:30 meeting start) in the cafeteria Please join us!

For more details please see the posted notes at Rosa Parks and/or the link in the blast.