Minutes & Bylaws

2022 Minutes

January 18, 2023

CHMPA Meeting Agenda and Minutes
January 18, 2023
7:00 pm via ZOOM

Minutes Taken by: Soo Ahn

Attendees: Violeta Alarcon, Soo Ahn, Andrea Chasek, Ms. Macon, Ms. Drell, Adrienne Masi, Monica Blackburn, Michael Cotter, Mary Ann Anilao, Nita Guzman, Patricia Willis, REVA, Clare Eiesenberg, Gina Frazier, Mason Anilao, Debb Smith, Jennifer Leavens, Heidy Reyes, Lisa Nakamura, Holly Rinsky, Jill, Amy Horn, Janae Bakken, Andrea Luboff

  • Welcome (Kim Schwarz)
    • Thank you all for joining us, Happy New Year, great to see all of you. We are excited to share some COREchella updates with you this
      evening and to hear from Ms. Drell regarding college requirements.
  • Treasurer’s Report (Andrea Chasek, Treasurer)
    • Total expenditures, as of the end of November 2022: $13,115.51 (primarily CORE 10 Renaissance Faire, CORE 9 Dia de Los Muertos and Accountant Fees)
    • Total revenue for November 2022: $660.58
    • Total Fiscal YTD revenue: $56,678.31
    • Total Fiscal YTD expenditures: $39,494.12
  • Program Updates (Ms. Macon)
    • CORE 10 Renaissance Faire: Friday, February 24, 2023. Chaperoning information will be coming.
    • Some parents were asking about their volunteer applications that were submitted to the school back in October 2022, Ms. Macon said that they are on it and being reviewed.
  • COREchella 2023 (Ms. Macon)
    • COREchella 2023 is going to be on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 4:00pm.
    • We are going to try a Saturday this year, the calendar was very full and that was the option that worked best. We know that the Dance Showcase is the night before, Friday, May 19, 2023, but hopefully it won’t conflict with people’s schedules to attend both, if they are planning on doing so.
    • Thank you to those who signed up for volunteers; still looking for more volunteers and chairs ; Please sign up on the link that is provided in the chat (and was also included in the most recent eBlast). Please share with friends that we need all hands on deck for the pre-planning and the day of the event!
    • Chairs or Co-Chairs still needed for:
      • Backstage Crew (set up backstage)
      • Volunteer Coordinator (for the day of)
      • Silent Auction (will work closely with VIP Lounge)
      • First Aid (ideally a nurse or a doctor)
      • Food Trucks
      • Merchandise
      • Ticket Sales
    • Please REACH out to your friends and share the details with them about volunteer opportunities!
    • Question: Do we have a Corechella host? Not yet, but if you know anybody, please let us know.
    • Question: Do we pay the hosts? No, but we provide a great bag of SWAG and we give them lots of social media shout outs!
  • Presentation (Ms. Drell, Cleveland College and Career Counselor)
    • How to get ready for college
    • Graduation requirements – A-G Requirements
    • CSF (California Scholarship Federation) membership drive
    • Q&A
  • Closing (Kim Schwarz)
    • Thank you for joining us. Please join us on Tuesday, January 31st via ZOOM for the Volunteer COREchella planning meeting and also at the next CHMPA meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 @ 7:00pm via ZOOM, Cyndi Menegaz (SmartTrack) to learn more about how to plan and afford college, especially financial aid opportunities!
November 2, 2022

CHMPA Meeting Agenda
November 2, 2022
7:00 pm via ZOOM

Notes Taken by Soo Ahn

Opening (Kim Schwarz)

  • Welcome everyone
  • Attendees please write their student(s) grade levels in the zoom chat (as a reference for Lisa and Carrie.)

Program Updates

  • (Soo Ahn) Prospective parent tours are going great. 4 In-Person tours already took place with great turnouts 60-90 parents/students per each tour. The last in-person tour is this Friday 11/4. There is a ZOOM tour on Thursday, 11/9, sign up on the CORE website. Thank you to all the parent volunteers.
  • (Gina Gian Frazier) Volunteer Opportunities for 9th, 10th and 12th grade parents-Great Gatsby CORE 11 event on December 14th evening. Need volunteers, so be on the lookout.
  • (Violetta) Dia de los Muertos took place 11/1 CORE 9
    • Event Went nicely, with decorations, food and presentations
  • Treasurer’s Report (Andrea Chasek, Treasurer)
    • For the month of Sept 2022, we have had total revenue of $1,090
    • Total expenditures have been $5,612.94 comprised mainly of Will Geer Thatricum Botanicum – Hamlet Experience
    • Instructional materials/supplies
    • Office supplies
    • Monthly accountants

Guest Speakers-Presentation and Q&A

  • Lisa Liss and Carrie Adelman re: college selection and application
  • Lisa is part of the Headed for College team and Carrie is a former CORE parent
  • Contact Information
  • Book Recommendations:
    • ”Fiske Guide to Colleges” by Edward Fiske
    • ”The Price You Pay for College” by Ron Lieber -”The College Conversation” by Eric J. Furda and Jacques Steinberg.
  • A question came up at the end about what to look for in a college counselor. Lisa suggested that beyond working with a counselor who parents and students feel comfortable with, she recommends finding a consultant who is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, has a background in education and/or has completed a College Counseling Certificate, has experience in admissions, and works with a team of partners to ensure multiple perspectives, especially when it comes to building a college list, reviewing essays, and preparing for interviews

Closing (Kim Schwarz)

  • Thank you Lisa and Carrie for an engaging and informative presentation.
  • We  will continue to send information via email, but please reach out with any questions, thoughts via chmpa@corebaby.org at any time. Wishing everyone a great November and a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Look forward to seeing you at the next CHMPA meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 pm (via ZOOM)

Important Upcoming Events and Dates

  • Prospective Parent CORE Tour-Friday, November 4th
  • No school, in observance of Veterans Day-Friday, November 11th
  • CORE 9 Olvera Street Mural Field Trip-Thursday, November 17th
  • No school-Happy Thanksgiving-November 21st-November 25th
  • CORE 11 Great Gatsby Dinner-Wednesday, December 14th

Meeting Attendees (33 total)
Trace Riepl, Jeanette Mullins, NC, Sunny, Mason Anilao, Heidy Reyes, Pamela Mozer, Lisa N, Richard Libby, Holly Rinsky, Jennifer Leavens, Janae Ansel Cotter, John Vaszues, Amanda Machado, Connor Swords, Amy Schulenberg, Allison, Bridget Mullins, Clare Eisenberg, Marivel, Gina Gian, Cruz Frausto Orozio, Lennox Wiseley, Nora Rodas, Freddy Morales, Lisa Liss, Carrie Adelman, Andrea, Soo Ahn, Kim Schwarz, Violetta,

October 12, 2022

CHMPA Meeting Agenda
October 12, 2022
7:00 pm via ZOOM

Notes Taken by Leah Isaacs

Introduction (Kim Schwarz)

  • CHMPA Leadership Team: Kim Schwarz, Soo Ahn, Violeta Alarcon and Andrea Chasek
  • Violeta- update re Dia del Los Muertos. Need volunteers for this 9th grade event on Tuesday 11/1 morning, afternoon or all day. Google form provided. If volunteering for a one-time event no TB test required. If anyone needs clarification re volunteer forms, send email to CHMPA team.

Program Updates (Violeta-Volunteer Opportunities and Soo-Upcoming Prospective Parent Tours)

  • Volunteer Opportunities (Dia de Los Muertos- Fill out google form that was included in the eblast this morning, 9th Grade Olvera Street Tour-information was also in the eblast)
  • Upcoming prospective parent CORE tour dates (Fridays: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 and 11/4) sign-up on the CORE website. Echoice period has begun and closes 11/18- could use additional volunteers Fridays 8:30-10:45. 1st tour was last week, lots of energy and excitement. Showcasing new buildings as part of the tour.
    • Prospective students welcome on the tour with parents

Treasurer’s Report (Kim Schwarz on behalf of Andrea Chasek, Treasurer)

  • General updates- $2,174 non-snap income primarily from selling book bundles. Expenditures total $9,540, primarily includes some additional Corechella expenses from last year that were paid this year, instructional materials/supplies, expenses for the 9th grade C4 Summit, Book bundle expenses
  • SnapRaise! Final amount raised: $50,773

Cleveland Services and Resources

  • Lori Howe, Counselor Humanities Magnet- how to build resiliency, address anxiety and depression
  • Fiaz Syed, Psychiatric Social Worker – Supporting Students Through a Trauma Informed Lense. We become traumatized when we experience something that exceeds our ability to cope; commonality among students who exhibit resiliency is one stable relationship with a responsible adult

Will continue to update the website with pertinent info!

Take Note: Important Upcoming Events and Dates

  • Prospective Parent CORE Tour-Friday, October 14th
  • Prospective Parent CORE Tour-Friday, October 21st
  • Prospective Parent CORE Tour-Friday, October 28th
  • CORE 9 Dia De Los Muertos Event-parent volunteer opportunities, check your email for updates-Tuesday, November 1st
  • Prospective Parent CORE Tour-Friday, November 4th
  • No school, in observance of Veterans Day-Friday, November 11th
  • CORE 9 Olvera Street Mural Field Trip-Thursday, November 17th
  • No school-Happy Thanksgiving-November 21st-November 25th
  • CORE 11 Great Gatsby Dinner-Wednesday, December 14th

Look forward to seeing you at the next CHMPA meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm (via ZOOM)

For up to date information, please visit corebaby.org and subscribe to the CHMPA email updates. If you have any further questions, please email chmpa@corebaby.org

Thank you!

September 7, 2022

Parent Association Meeting
September 7, 2022
7pm @ Cleveland

  • Attendance
    • Introductions
      • Kim Schwarz, Violeta Alarcon, Soo Ahn, Andrea Chasek
      • Teachers and attendees introduced themselves
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Andrea Chasek, Treasurer- last fiscal year CHMPA raised gross income of $116,932 and total expenses of $76,775. In the first month of fiscal year 2022 – 2023, we had income of $70.00 (book bundles) and spent $2,398, primarily on accountants and books for book bundles
      • Overview of Ask Campaign through Snapraise platform. – Kim Scwarz
        • Ends September 19
        • Raised total of $34,000 so far.
        • CHMPA should update website – about dollar amount expected per student. There really isn’t an expectation, but it still says $350 on website.
        • Are there other platforms like GoFundMe? We will look into it – Donorbox – and donors can pay for fee (Kat) – 1.5% fee
  • Principals’ Address – Cindy Duong
    • We are a magnet, school of choice.
    • Want to discuss the elephant in the room. The article that came out last week about lawsuits by victims of “grooming” at Cleveland Core 20 years ago.
    • We can’t go into detail on litigation, per LAUSD counsel
    • Cleveland’s focus is on the students. Core creates environment where people are comfortable and feel they can communicate.
    • Cleveland has lowest student to counselor ratio
    • Cleveland chooses to spend money on student mental health
    • Trying to get additional school mental support
    • Magnet has intricate community that encourages open communication
    • Macon has a 10th grade daughter. Basinger, Grace Oh – Many staff members sends their kids here, reflects how comfortable they are with having their kids here.
    • Our focus is getting through the crisis.
    • Questions: will school be addressing the issues with the students?
      • Yes – example of when is the death of a staff, provide healing space to allow students to process
    • We should talk about grooming etc. in general, not just related to CORE. Perhaps hire outside speaker
    • C4 summit – focuses on bullying etc. perhaps have a unit on grooming
  • Update from Assistant Principal
    • Sonya Cole – assistant Principal – gave tips on how to sign up to be volunteer:
      • Select humanities magnet. Fill out online form and then Cole will send you everything else
      • Need a TB test submitted. Or can have a form signed by a doctor that shows you are not susceptible to TB (risk assessment questionnaire).
      • If you are going to volunteer once in the whole year, just turn in commitment form, and Covid test.
      • If filled out last year, need to apply again. Rollover feature was disabled
      • If have TB test in the last 6 – 12 months – don’t need to do it again.
      • If already did it at another school, you still have to apply at Cleveland.
      • Commitment form and TB test needs to be submitted to Cole
      • Online form needs to be uploaded?
  • Magnet Coordinator – Jennifer Macon
    • Equity and justice initiative – Macon and Del Pino
      • Hispanic heritage month
      • Bringing faculty in
      • If you have any resources, partnerships let us know
  • 9th grade coordinator – Grace Oh: Dia de los Muertos luncheon– November 1
    • Celebrating culture. Looks at synthesis of culture
      • Lunch
        • Volunteers to build the altar and pass out lunch, bring down altar
      • Olvera Street Field trip (November 17)– to tour murals. Need parents. Students will be trained to be docents
        • Second semester – Student Leadership Conference – how to research, take action and give back to the community
  • 10th grade coordinator – Mr. Demail
    • Renaissance Faire in March. Now have event at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
      • Will need 10-15 volunteers
    • Norton Simon museum
  • 11th Grade coordinator – Del Pino
    • Great Gatsby dinner party – December 14
      • Fall final. Kids dress up, families welcome
    • UCLA field trip – not sure if need parents
  • 12th grade – Rebecca Williams
    • Hamlet experience – October 11 at Theatricum Botanicum
    • Oscores – students make a film and present at the Oscores.
  • [We have access to Naviance – college admissions process experience]
  • Other major events:
    • Corechella – major event
    • Monthly meetings are first Wednesday of each month
    • Coffee with the coordinator

Next meeting is October 12, 2022