General Body Meeting Summary 1-15-2014

Meeting Summary

MSAAC kicked off the new year with a conversation from outgoing LCPS Superintendent Dr. Hatrick. It was as inspirational as it was informative.
 

A Conversation with Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick; LCPS Superintendent

Below are some quotes from his speech…
  • I’ve seen huge change in our county. I’m happy to say that it’s positive and moving in the right direction.
  • … it’s moving from good to great. Begin with the end in mind.
  • Relationship is what this is all about… (regarding education)
  • We set out to find out what were the gaps. MSAAC was about getting together with first hand experience to bring about change. It boiled down to relationships. 
  • How did students view the teachers? How did teachers view the students? How did parents view the teachers?
  • We can’t make changes alone. MSAAC helped us find a way to have a dialog.
  • We have to realize the power of our words to help or hurt. There were lots of assumptions.
  • Gap between the schoolhouse and the home house.
  • It takes everyone to work together.
  • What advice would you give the next superintendent- “Take some time to understand what you have so you know the road is ahead of you.” “Work closely with the community. Get involved.” “Love kids.”

Events

  • Academic Achievement Fair- rescheduled
  • Gifted and Talented Information Nights:
    • Sully Elementary School, 7 - 8 PM, January 22nd
    • Liberty Elementary School, 7 - 8 PM, January 29th
    • Farmwell Station Middle School, 7 - 8 PM, February 10th 
    • Leesburg Elementary School, 7 - 8 PM, February 20th
    • Harmony Middle School, 7 - 8 PM, February 24th
    • Creighton’s Corner Elementary School, 7 - 8 PM, February 26th
  • GAP Year Fair- February 16, 2014; 2-4 PM; Champe High School
  • 1st Loudoun Regional Math Tournament- March 22nd; Dominion Trail Elementary
  • March 19, MSAAC Meeting- “Building Educational Support for Youth in Foster Care”- Christine Carmouze, Foster Parent Trainer and Recruiter. Loudoun County Foster Care and Adoption Department of Family Services.
  • GPS Fair, March 26. Dominion High School. 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
  • Board of Supervisors Meeting; Board Room in the LCPS Government Center. Go to: http://va-loudouncounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/Index/11223
  • School Board Meetings. Go to: http://lcps.org/Page/1629

Resources

Loudoun County School Budget Updates: http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=2857

Action Items

  • Parents/Delegates: please fill out the LCPS Budget form. Be heard and advocate for your child!
  • Parent/Delegates please download the meeting summary under the Meeting Summaries link on the web site https://www.lcps.org/Page/117454 and email to your principal and PTO 
  • Email the MSAAC Secretary at dcaulk@modalinc.com with your email address so that you can be added to the MSAAC email list
  • Stay up to date via: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loudounmsaac
  • MSAAC LCPS web site: https://www.lcps.org/Page/1494