School Readiness Council

Meeting Information

2012 Agendas/2012 Minutes

Mission Statement

Mobilize as a community to development and oversee new programs and embellish existing programs in order to provide all preschool children and their families, regardless of income and special needs, the necessary requirements and resources that will allow for the successful growth, education and emotional development.

Regular Members

NameOrganization
Susan Kalt Moreau Ph.D,Co-chairBOE Deputy Superintendent
William Brownstein, MDPediatrician
Marci ArroyoWheeler Clinic
Kimberly CarmelichParent & Child Center
Jessica DunnBristol Housing Authority
Rita GerzanickSr. Citizen, Community Rep
Anne GobesBoard of Education
Karen LombardiWomen, Infants & Children
Dave MillsCity Council Liaison
Donna OsuchUnited Way
Valerie PelletierHead Start
Catherine PlourdeBristol Burlington Health
Catherine PrzygockiKith and Kin/Grandparent
Linda RichFamily Resource Center
Coral RichardsonCommunity SR Programs Imagine Nation Preschool
Linda RosadoTunxis Community College
Valerie TonerBristol Public Library
Laura WatsonParent
Mayor Arthur WardEx-Officio Member
Ellen Solek, Ph.D, SuperintendentEx-Officio Member

School Readiness Committees

Health Committee

Chairperson:

Cathy Plourde -860.584.7682 catherineplourde@ci.bristol.ct.us

Members:

Gail Zimmerman, Dr.Rosie Vojtek, Karen Lombardi, Marylou Grendziszewski* (Shop Rite rep)Hope Helvie, Jessica Dunn, Valerie Toner, Petra Shearer,Jarre Betts, Tracey Radden, Shirley Anderson,Cathy Mieczkowski,Kim Carmelich

Date

Place

Time

9/4/12
BBHD
1:00
10/2/12
Ivy Drive School
1:00
11/5/12
Ivy Drive School
1:00
12/3/12*
Shop Rite Conference Rm
1:00
1/8/13 *
South Side school
1:00
2/5/13
South Side School
1:00
3/5/13
South Side School
1:00
4/2/13
South Side School
1:00
5/7/13
South Side School
1:00
6/4/13
South Side School
1:00

Goals:

Work with collaborative partners to move the agenda on healthy lifestyles for children and families in Bristol.

To focus on childhood obesity by education of Parents/Providers and children

Activities:

Food Service – BOE options

Community Gardens- @ Schools ( Ivy Drive pilot program)

Kern Park Project- Trying to get interest in revitalizing park for walk through and activities (Ivy Drive Area)

Intergenerational Events- “Stone Soup” reschedule date for Spring 2013

Oral Health- collaborative partners- Tunxis Community college- Lincoln Technical College

School Readiness Healthy Kids Week- April- focus community wide for preschool children

Partners- Chamber of Commerce- - Childhood Obesity

Program Quality Committee

Chairperson:

Rita Gerzanick 860.583.4738

Members:

Coral Richardson, Marilyn Lobaczewski, , Anne Gobes, Sandy Fowler, Jackie Coyne

Financial group: Sheena Williams, Jean Madden-Hennessey

Date

Place

Time

9/11/12
BOE auditorium
9:30 - 10:30
10/9/12
BOE auditorium
9:30-10:30
11/13/12
BOE auditorium
9:30-10:30
12/11/12
BOE Rm 36
9:30-10:30
1/8/13
BOE auditorium
9:30-10:30
2/12/13
BOE auditorium
9:30-10:30
3/12/13
BOE auditorium
9:30-10:30
4/9/13
BOE auditorium
9:30-10:30
5/14/13
BOE auditorium
9:30-10:30
6/11/13
BOE auditorium
9:30-10:30

Goals:

Primary:

To ensure the School Readiness Providers are meeting the quality components as set forth in Legislation

To ensure the SR funding for each Program is being spent appropriately

To ensure Consultants are working with SR Programs and their teachers that quality is evident in teacher-student relationships.

Consultants reports – review on individual Programs and classrooms

Monthly Review of Financial expenditures

Secondary:

To help inform the community

To ensure all Programs (Center based and Family Day Care) are aware of curriculum and standards

To ensure all Administrators in community are aware of current information regarding Early Childhood- research/community updates etc.

Community Quality Committee

Co-Chairpersons:

Anne Gobes

TBA

Members:

Kathy Orie,Kymrie Zalow,Sara Castle, Karen Machado, Linda Rosado, Marilyn Lobaczewski, Valerie Pelletier, Pat Israel, Sally Young

Date

Place

Time

11/29/12
BPCCC 339 West St
12:00- 1:00
12/12
BCO/55 South St
3:00 - 4:00
1/13
BCO/55 South St
3:00 - 4:00
2/13
BCO/55 South St
3:00 - 4:00
3/13
BCO/55 South St
3:00 - 4:00
4/13
BCO/55 South St
3:00 - 4:00
5/13
BCO/55 South St
3:00 - 4:00
6/13
BCO/55 South St
3:00 - 4:00

Secondary Goals Activities:

Director’s Forum (2-3x per year)

ECE Conference 2 day event in August- for all Center-based Programs to attend

Partners:

Family Resource Center- works with Home Day Care Providers to ensure quality

Imagine Nation Museum

New England Carousel Museum

 Community Outreach Committee

Chairperson:

Laura Watson 860.583.8996 makingbristolbetter@gmail.com

Members:

Jill Fitzgerald, Linda Rich, Jessica Dunn, Valerie Toner, Rebecca Tuttle, Doreen Stickney,Valerie Pelletier,Cathy Plourde,Petra Sheaer,Cathy Languer,Marci Arroyo, Marilyn Lobaczewski,Allison Feigen, Danielle Petrin,Rachael D’Agostine, Kristen Varano

Date

Place

Time

9/18/12
Library
10:00-11:00
10/16/12
Library
10:00-11:00
11/20/12
Library
10:00-11:00
12/18/12
Library
10:00-11:00
1/15/13
Library
10:00-11:00
2/19/13
Library
10:00-11:00
3/19/13
Library
10:00-11:00
4/16/13
Library
10:00-11:00
5/21/13
Library
10:00-11:00
6/18/13
Library
10:00-11:00

Goals:

To education/inform families/residents of Bristol what is needed to make children successful in school/life the Taking programs to the neighborhoods- and to families

To promote Early Education Programs/activities in the community

To work with Other Committees to help them promote their activities

Activities:

Family Learning Kits and Math Companion Workshops

Presentation to PTA/PTO’s

Partners:

Health Committee- Stone Soup Event and SR Healthy Kids Week

Transition to Kindergarten Committee – all related activities

Early Notification

Parent Presentations

Countdown to Kindergarten Event- Library and Imagine Nation Museum

Fire Truck Ride Raffle

Fire House Tour and T-Shirt

Kindergarten Here I come

Electronic Signs

Appetite for Reading

Transition To Kindergarten Committee

Co-Chairpersons:

Donna Osuch 860.582.9559 donna.osuch@ctunitedway.org

Mary-Alice Petrucelli-Timek 860.584.7812 ext 148 maryalicepetrucellitimek@ci.bristol.ct.us

Members:

Valerie Pelliter, Valerie Toner, Ally McCarthy, Nicole Malvezzi, Kristen Cicchetti, Steve Woznicki, Kim DiFusco,Jon Pose,Linda Rich, Louise Meusel, Doreen Stickney,Anne Gobes, Hanna Richard, Hope Helvie, Maria Calabro,Cathy Plourde


Date
Place
Time

9/10/12
South Side School
3:30-4:30
10/15/12
South Side School
3:30-4:30
11/19/12
South Side School
3:30-4:30
12/10/12
South Side School
3:30-4:30
1/14/13
South Side School
3:30-4:30
2/11/13
South Side School
3:30-4:30
3/11/13
South Side School
3:30-4:30
4/11/13
South Side School
3:30-4:30
5/13/13
South Side School
3:30-4:30
6/10/13
South Side School
3:30-4:30

Goals:

To make Transition to Kindergarten as seamless as possible for families and children

To make Getting Ready for Kindergarten a community investment

Activities:

Early Notification

Parent Presentations

Countdown to Kindergarten Event- Library and Imagine Nation Museum

Fire Truck Ride Raffle

Fire House Tour and T-Shirt

Kindergarten Here I come Exhibit

Electronic Signs

Appetite for Reading

Collecting assessments and forwarding to BOE for Kindergarten teachers

Reviewing assessments of incoming K children by K teachers

Ice Cream Truck and Book distribution

Infant and Toddler Learning Committee

Co-chairs:

Sue Harrington

Sandra Godinsgodin@bristolhospital.org 860.585.3829

Members:

Linda Rich, Valerie Toner, Cathy Plourde, Irene Ashe, ,Kim Carmelich,Marci Arroyo,Cathy Plourde

Date
Place
Time

9/12/12
Parent and Child Center 9 Prospect St
9:30-10:30
10/17/12
Parent and Child Center 9 Prospect St
9:30-10:30
11/14/12
Parent and Child Center 9 Prospect St
9:30-10:30
12/12/12
Parent and Child Center 9 Prospect St
9:30-10:30
1/9/13
Parent and Child Center 9 Prospect St
9:30-10:30
2/13/13
Parent and Child Center 9 Prospect St
9:30-10:30
3/13/13
Parent and Child Center 9 Prospect St
9:30-10:30
4/10/13
Parent and Child Center 9 Prospect St
9:30-10:30
5/8/13
Parent and Child Center 9 Prospect St
9:30-10:30
6/12/13
Parent and Child Center 9 Prospect St
9:30-10:30

 Goals:

To develop a map-themed education campaign to increase parent awareness and involvement regarding infant and toddler options and costs.

Support creation of developmentally appropriate non-competitive activities for very young children

Support efforts that increase the supply and improve the affordability of infant and toddler care slots

Activities:

Develop a list and understand where Infant and Toddlers are being cared for in community

Provider training for licensed and non-licensed Family based care

Explore how subsidized Infant and Toddler Care can be brought into Bristol community.