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Thursday, May 18

  1. page Meeting Minutes edited Plympton School Multicultural Committee May 11, 2017 Attendance: Gina DePaoli, Juliet Djjembe(sp…
    Plympton School Multicultural Committee
    May 11, 2017
    Attendance: Gina DePaoli, Juliet Djjembe(sp?), _ Gonzales? (Sebastian’s mother), Judi Paradis, Trish Umbrell
    1. Fiesta Potluck June 8 Mariachi band arrives at 6:45. Outside in front of school weather permitting.
    Trish:
    organize adults to bring tables outside.
    She has a pinata project in the works. It will be filled with educational stuff, no food.
    She has paper goods.
    Judi:
    ask PTO for financial loan to pay the band.
    She will ask if the cafeteria and gym will be available in case of rain.
    She will ask Margarita Grande if a dance is associated with mariachi music and if she knows anyone who can lead it.
    Advertising needed
    Judi will tell Melissa Hagan Alves to announce it during English classes.
    Gina: make flyers and translate, do a lesson during music class about mariachi bands.
    Guillermon in Mrs. Rice’s room will talk about mariachi bands during community meeting.
    Sebastian G’s mother can givea book to Judi to read to classes.
    If students arrive early they can make decorations.
    SPIRIT DAY: June 16 Trish had no luck getting a Native American group. Judi will email Steve Barbas and Kevin Burke to see if a high school rock or jazz group could play for the last hour of the day. She will also ask Alyssa Navarro, Ava Reis, or Claire Higgins if students who were in the high school production of Guys and Dolls could perform songs from the show.
    SECRETS OF SUCCESS: Maureen suggests start with Spanish speaking parents because most non English speaking families are Hispanic. The parents would talk about school expectations. Waltham Family School wants to help with this. Judi will set up a subcommittee with Melissa.
    WALTHAM PHILHARMONIC CONCERT: There were 3 narrators and student made booklets and reflections were displayed. A recording of a grade 3 blues composition was played before the concert and during intermission. Still low attendance by families. Next year we will have a preevent at school on the day of the concert to get more families to go.
    OCEANIA: Theme for next year. Roz Umbrell will present a preview at community meeting. (RE: May meeting: Joshua B. in grade 4 will talk about Trinidad and demonstrate the limbo as our North America presentation.) Trish knows an Australian farmer in MA who was on Iron Chef. She will ask if he can present something next year. We should try to include Aboriginal culture.
    FLAG DAY: The usual gathering around the flagpole around 9am with classroom flags and sing 2 songs. Maybe students read. Gina will ask teachers if there are any students who could read a poem or reflection.
    MEMORIAL DAY: Denise Gauvin will sing a song. . Gina will ask teachers if there are any students who could read a poem or reflection.
    JULIET DJJEMBE PROGRAM: This program helps African families learn about living in the community and school environment. She would like to give a presentation at school during the last week before summer. This will be discussed with Maureen.

    Multicultural Meeting Minutes: April 13th, 2017
    Attending: Judi Paradis, Ava Reis, Gina DePaoli, Trish Wesley
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Tuesday, May 9

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    Meeting Agendas
    Proposed Agenda for May 11, 2017
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    from Ghenya) Confirmed for 6:45pm on June 8th
    $550
    Check made out to: Jaime Gomez

    Spirit day event
    Secret of Success--publicize at Kindergarten welcome day (June 2)--what do we need to do? -Juliet Najjumba is in, Sharon Duquette, Cindy Sherman (set up meeting)
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    6:01 pm

Thursday, May 4

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    Secret of Success--publicize at Kindergarten welcome day (June 2)--what do we need to do? -Juliet Najjumba is in, Sharon Duquette, Cindy Sherman (set up meeting)
    Philharmonic concert
    Flag Day
    African idea for 2017-18 (Juliette Najjumba)
    Thinking about Oceania

    Proposed Agenda for April 13, 2017
    Publicize city-wide immigration law program (see support for ELL families page for details)
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    8:19 pm
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    Meeting Agendas
    Proposed Agenda for May 11, 2017
    Mariachi event--serious planning (notes from Ghenya)
    Spirit day event
    Secret of Success--publicize at Kindergarten welcome day (June 2)--what do we need to do? -Juliet Najjumba is in, Sharon Duquette, Cindy Sherman (set up meeting)
    Philharmonic concert

    Proposed Agenda for April 13, 2017
    Publicize city-wide immigration law program (see support for ELL families page for details)
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    8:18 pm

Saturday, April 29

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    Multicultural Meeting Minutes: April 13th, 2017
    Attending: Judi Paradis, Ava Reis, Gina DePaoli, Trish Wesley
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    6- 8pm.
    We need help with these committees:
    Help with potluck dinner (Trish Wesley head of committee)
    Make Flyers & social media (all P.R. needed by end of May - Judi will be in touch with PTO for May meeting and newsletter)
    PinadaPinata (Trish Wesley)
    Mariachi Band (PTO will give check)
    2. City Immigration Information Night (to inform about legal rights) in Waltham: Judi will let PTO know to put in newsletter)
    3. Secrets of Success (an evening organized by Melissa Hagan-Alves) to help parents navigate school system. Need to create a planning committee.
    4. Thank you note to RTN for letting Judi use the coin machine for Be Like Brit donations. Money to possibly be added to Boston Marathon runner who is running for the charity BE LIKE BRIT (Trish Wesley will investigate).
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    inform PTO
    6. SPIRIT DAY: June 16th. Some performance ideas to check out: Native American Dance (Trish Wesley); Steve Taddeo's Band (Judi)
    Proposed Agenda for March 16, 2017:
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    8:44 am

Tuesday, April 18

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    Week of March 21: $1051
    Week of March 27: $1190
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    3: $1300
    Week of April 24: $1403

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    7:03 pm

Thursday, April 13

  1. page Meeting Minutes edited Multicultural Meeting Minutes: April 13th, 2017 Attending: Judi Paradis, Ava Reis, Gina DePaoli, …
    Multicultural Meeting Minutes: April 13th, 2017
    Attending: Judi Paradis, Ava Reis, Gina DePaoli, Trish Wesley
    1.June 8th Fiesta: June 8th 6- 8pm.
    We need help with these committees:
    Help with potluck dinner (Trish Wesley head of committee)
    Make Flyers & social media (all P.R. needed by end of May - Judi will be in touch with PTO for May meeting and newsletter)
    Pinada (Trish Wesley)
    Mariachi Band (PTO will give check)
    2. City Immigration Information Night (to inform about legal rights) in Waltham: Judi will let PTO know to put in newsletter)
    3. Secrets of Success (an evening organized by Melissa Hagan-Alves) to help parents navigate school system. Need to create a planning committee.
    4. Thank you note to RTN for letting Judi use the coin machine for Be Like Brit donations. Money to possibly be added to Boston Marathon runner who is running for the charity BE LIKE BRIT (Trish Wesley will investigate).
    5. Waltham Philharmonic on April 30th at 3pm - Gina will inform PTO
    6. SPIRIT DAY: June 16th. Some performance ideas to check out: Native American Dance (Trish Wesley); Steve Taddeo's Band (Judi)

    Proposed Agenda for March 16, 2017:
    Be Like Brit Charity Update
    Outreach to parents
    Multicultural Meeting MInutes: March 23, 20
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    DePaoli, Trish Umbrell,Wesley, Johana and
    Mariachi update
    June 8, Ava organized the evening with Mariachi Estrella of Boston--Melissa,Judi and Ava will help--ask Margarita Grande and Evely Amezquita to join in--pinata; potluck from 6 to 7 and Mariachi from 6:45 to 7:45; Some PR for the grant people--Trish will publicize and see if we can have some students; put out the magnets to do some fundraising; Arriba Mexico!
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Wednesday, April 12

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    'Plympton School Multicultural Committee
    Mexican Fiesta with Mariachi Band: June 8, 2017--save the date and look here for details!
    Next MEETING: April 13 at 8:00 a.m. in the LIBRARY--parents AND KIDS are welcome
    Resources for immigrants & refugees and those who work with them are here
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    6:47 pm
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    Proposed Agenda for April 13, 2017
    Publicize city-wide immigration law program (see support for ELL families page for details)
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    RTN and ChampionsChampions; crowdrise and marathon run
    Something for Spirit Day? Maybe end-of-day performance?

    Philharmonic concert--publicity?
    Report of wellness night
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    6:41 pm
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    Philharmonic concert--publicity?
    Report of wellness night
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    for parent outreachoutreach--Cindy Sherman
    Secret of
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    Najjumba is inin, Sharon Duquette, Cindy Sherman
    Maureen Taddeo--deep roots in Waltham
    Proposed Agenda for March 16, 2017:
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    5:59 pm

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