Senior Parent Zoom Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
how to get them outside and motivated to exercise with respecting their self- focus... reminders about the need to exercise is apparently counter-productive.
MY son Brandon was looking forward to the senior trip (especially with Drew Hamilton coming)….. Please spend some time talking about what potential alternatives may exist.
Gretchen - Sometimes parent encouragements are not as well received as teacher encouragements. We can ask our Health Exercise teachers to get some helpful and engaging ideas in the HS Bulletin.
Hi Chris- Yes - we will discuss what we can about the Sr Trip.
Will we be receiving any refunds for the planned senior trip and also the band trip to Disneyland?
Is this for all AP classes? My son has AP computer Science
it’s true. They do want to resist our advice and suggestions. It’s better when it comes from others. You may have to make a list of what’s negotiable and what’s non-negotiable. You can make exercise non-negotiable
Even get them to walk the dog
I don't understand why the last newsletter said the prom was still happening. I think that is giving false hope to our kids
Does our school have to follow the directives of the state with regards to the public school system? Meaning if the CA gov makes a decision about public schools coming back or not, as an indendent school are we beholden to that?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on AP Computer Science Principles
Thank you for the information Venessa
BTW, Great forum team, I know I would surely appreciate updates every few weeks.
The Bessas would also like to meet via this forum for updates if possible. Weekly?
Do we have any news on the Thespian trip?
It would be great to see what virtual social networks that can be set up for MV Seniors (maybe by the students themselves) beyond the studies… is it a FB or Instagram group to share any pictures of studying at home, something cool about their day or a theme that they can post such as the best photo of you at MV school the past 4 years, etc. Also, there is a “Netflix party” event that could be set up where you can chat online while watching the movie? Or a weekly Zoom meeting to talk about something that happened during their week.
I love the ideas that were just shared... I think things are at a place where alternate plans need to be made online. I attend SCU and they are closed through June. I think it's folly to think this is going to get better in 4 weeks. I'm super sad about that.
For senior trip, can we have options to either continue in participating the future trip or withdraw from it completely?
If things are being rescheduled, what sort of lead time can we expect, since we may need to coordinate other things like people traveling or scheduling time off?
Yes I agree. We need ideas on how to keep the kids connected. My son Frank is not Mr. Proactive on keeping in touch with everyone but I know that he needs to stay connected. How can we plan ways to keep them connected?
Sorry.. it’s Stephanie Olhava that posted that
Can we harness the power of their iMovie skills and the Facebook community and allow seniors to create some video reflections that you post? Some inspiring senior speakers responding to a prompt (of your choosing) and delivering commencement-type speeches for their classmates and our greater MVC community to view, enjoy, and comment on? I think the kids would love to come together while they are apart and reflect on both their years together and what they're looking forward to.
How will the yearbooks be given out?
For the graduation ceremony, if it will not happen at the end of school year, maybe it can be arranged at a time just before the college starts in August, so the international students can join before they head to their colleges.
Why were the foreign exchange students hurriedly sent home?
It would be great to hear about acceptance in colleges (not who they are picking)… as that is an exciting part of this senior year.. maybe kids and post it in one spot for all of us to see?
thanks for all you’re doing MVCS. the Holdaway’s are very grateful for all of you.
Thanks Nathan, yes please keep going with the comedy show
stay well and safe
how about a video game/online tournament streamed on twitch?
RBLs iPhone, who are you? You have great ideas. Let’s stay in touch about them. I love the way you’re thinking.
For sure Kristin. Frank’s creative brilliance and humor is really needed right now.
When were the students getting the invite for the Monday meeting again?
Hi Nathan. I am Rebecca Liljenstolpe 😃
Thank you for the encouragement Holdaways!
Thank you for answering my questions.
Stephanie, Great Idea. We will take a look at that and other senior highlight possibilities. It is something we have been talking about as well. Good thought.
Of course you’re Rebecca!!!!! Mother of great kids and great ideas!! Ha. Let’s talk.
Any other parents interested in setting up an ongoing place for us to converse, like a Slack discussion page or etc? I am enjoying our Zoom talk here but I'm happy to set up a place where us parents can keep in touch over the next weeks as well.
Are we in touch with the international community even though they left? I think what is sad is that my senior said they said “goodbye”… so maybe to do something for them in particular that can be posted for them in particular.
Oops- the senior Zoom meeting invite is in the letter linked in the HS Bulletin email that went out today.
We can continue to schedule senior parent meetings.
THanks Kristin - I think a Slack page would be helpful
The teachers are AMAZING. Ms. West facetimed Blythe today and Mr. Gentilin has reached out to Ryann to check in. My kids feel connected and are learning. All of the teachers are so fantastic and thank YOU leaders for shepherding us through this.
Thank you, Rebecca. I’ll pass that on to those teachers!
Will the future meetings be available to parents. I may not be aways able to attend as I’m a frontline healthcare worker.
Thank you so much for taking the time today through Zoom!! This connection is valuable and we appreciate all the efforts by all of you! It means a lot
thank you, parents!!! We love you!
I'll get something set up and of course I'll include MVC administration too....but just a forum to collect our thougts during the week before we can organize again for Sem\nior Zoom
Thank you all!
Thank you for keeping us up to date. We think you are doing a great job.
Thank you all MVCS staff!
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thank you to all MVCS staff! stay safe and healthy! we will be praying for you all!
thank you!!!!!! for everything!!!!
Thank you everyone!
Thank you everyone
Thank you :-)