We held oficer elections for our Greene Scholars NSBE Jr. Chapter on Saturday, November 15, 2015. The election results are below. I suggest that this information be shared in an upcoming GSP Digest email newsletter.
GSP Greene Scholars NSBE Jr. Chapter Officers 2015-16
· President – Naima Castañeda Isaac
· Co-Vice Presidents – Galila Amedie & Kayla Choates
· Secretary – Marbella Daniel
· Treasurer – Jacquelyn Jones
· Co-Presidents – Miles Anim-Appiah & Ellis Hudson
· Vice President – Kiimora Oliver
· Secretary – Paige Ashton
· Treasurer – Tatyanna Spencer
Greene Scholars Families:
I am looking forward to the NSBE Fall Regional Conference on in Riverside, CA and hope you will join us! If you plan to attend, please follow the action items below.
1. Register and pay for the NSBE Fall Regional Conference using FellowshipOne (InFellowship) link https://caaae.infellowship.com/Forms/295505 .
a. If you do not yet have an account, you will create one prior to registering. Be sure to save your login ID and password as GSP will be using FellowshipOne in the future.
b. Price for GSP Scholars is $55; price for chaperones is $75; if you want to register a younger sibling that is not a GSP Scholar, contact Tasha directly. These prices are only valid until Oct 30.
c. Step by step instructions and screen shots are attached to help you with the registration process.
d. If after reviewing the attached instructions, you still have problems or questions about the Fellowship One registration process, please contact Sara Woodham-Johnsson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
2. Hotel rooms - Tasha has reserved 12 rooms at the Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center, available to GSP families on a first come, first served basis. In order to secure your room, forward this email to email@example.com; we will do a 3 way call to Marriott to transfer the reservation and enter your credit card number to hold the room.
a. Rate is $105/night plus tax for either a room with two double beds or one king bed
b. Parking rate is $8/night
c. Includes WiFi
d. Breakfast is not included
e. Address is 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA (adjacent to the convention center)
f. Reservations must be canceled 3 days in advance
3. Figure out your transportation to Riverside. Let me know if you are interested in carpooling. Ontario is the closest airport (airport code ONT, 20 miles).
Let me know if you have any questions.
Greene Scholars NSBE Jr. Chapter Advisor
Dear GSP families,
We are just 19 days from the Souvenir Book deadline and ONLY 15 families have submitted any contributions! And only 1 Ad has been submitted! See the attached document to find out where you stand.
We have a goal for GSP family’s to raise $20,000 to support our programs through the Souvenir Book! To date, we have only raised $1,470.
To meet our goal, we need each family to solicit at least $200 in souvenir book ads. Please reach out to your network TODAY and solicit donations. And don’t forget to submit your ads as soon as you can (particularly if you have already submitted donations). You can submit your ads at http://tinyurl.com/gsp-sb.
We have lots of resources to assist you in this process. Check out the Souvenir Book Resources on Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6kOD_L78kliUXB1NDd3amlHWXc
o Sample letter
o Solicitation form
o Solicitation instructions
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Let’s make this happen together!
Ayodele Thomas, PhD
Director, Greene Scholars Program
California Alliance of African American Educators (CAAAE)
P. O. Box 3134
San Jose, CA 95156
Phone: (408) 757-0477
Dear GSP Parents,
As discussed at the Parents Meeting, we hope all scholars will attend the NSBE regional conference in Riverside on November 20-22, 2015, and the National Convention in Boston on March 23-27, 2016, even if they don't compete. For those who do wish to complete, please select their competition choices using the form located here:
DEADLINE: In order to give us enough time to register our teams with NSBE, please respond by no later than Thursday, September 10th.
A description of the competitions is provided below. Although team meeting times will be determined by the coaches, MathCounts and Try-Math-A-Lon teams will practice with the GSP Math Clubs, which will meet generally for 1.5 hours after GSP meetings, and on an additional Saturday each month for 2 hours (usually from 1-3 pm). Teams in the Math Video Challenge will be required to work on their video on their own time, with oversight and direction from the Middle School Math Club coach and other parent volunteers on the NSBE committee. The GSP Science Fair will more than adequately prepare our 6th – 12th grade scholars for the Technical Innovations Competition; other than some additional paperwork, very little additional work will be required. Jr. FLL team meeting times will be determined by the parents of scholars on the team, but should require no more than 20 hours total.
DESCRIPTION OF NSBE COMPETITIONS
Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) Introduction to Robotics (ages 6-9). Guided by adult Coaches, teams use LEGO® bricks to build a model that moves and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey. Children get to design and build a challenge-related model using LEGO® components and create a Show Me Poster and practice presentation skills.
FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-8; half of team members must be in grades 6-8) introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
MATHCOUNTS (grades 6-8) is a fun and challenging math program designed for U.S. middle school students to increase their academic and professional opportunities. There will be a circuit of exams given to students at the 2015 Fall Regional Conference in November. The first and second place winner from each region will compete at NSBE's annual convention.
The Math Video Challenge (grades 6-8), also known as the Reel Math Challenge, is an innovative program involving teams of students using technology to create videos about math problems and their real-world application. This competition excites students about math while allowing them to hone their creativity and communication skills.
Try-Math-A-Lon (teams for 9th & 10th grade). Try-Math-A-Lon is a quiz-bowl style competition with questions focusing on Math, Science and Black History.
Optional: Try-Math-A-Lon (11th & 12th grade). For this competition at these grades, scholar must take the SAT in the fall and again in the spring.
Technical Innovations Competition (grades 6-12). The Technical Innovations Competition (formerly known as the science fair) is an annual national program. This program is tailored to allow pre-college students the opportunity to compete and explore the many applications of science utilizing projects, competitions, and science fairs. The NSBE Jr. Explorer Technical Innovations Competition (TIC) will occur at the Annual Convention.
Please complete your form as soon as possible, and email Kim Bomar at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Join us for the CAAAE/ GSP Annual BBQ & Camping Event!
SATURDAY, Aug 22nd , 1pm to dusk
24142 Booker Creek Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
· Overnight Camping Optional !
· Bring your Own Camping Gear !
· Bring a side dish for 10plus people to share!
· Ribs, Chicken, Salads, Beverages!
Please RSVP to Avery @ email@example.com by 8/8
Still have questions???
Avery Parrish (408) 608-8453
Dearest GSP Family and Alumni Scholars,
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden death of Bryson Young, GSP Alumni Class of 2012. He passed on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his home in San Jose. Bryson was attending Cal Berkeley, as a Pre-Med/Spanish double major and had participated in the Greene Scholars Program from 2007-2012.
I have spoken to Yvonne Young, Bryson's mother, and she will provide more details once his homecoming service is finalized.
With Yvonne's permission, we will institute the Bryson A. Young Memorial Scholarship within the Greene Scholars Program to honor his memory. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to this memorial scholarship. You can make your donations through the CAAAE/GSP PayPal account at http://www.greenescholars.org/donate.html
This is such a shock to our community because he was so well-loved by so many. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Hello GSP Parents,
All appropriate forms, grades/transcripts, and photos for each scholar must be received by the DEADLINE of JULY 18, 2015. If for some reason you are traveling and will not have access to grades, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE the deadline and let us know when they will be submitted.
Please note the following actions:
1. To register your family and current scholars for the 2015-2016 GSP Program:
a. Complete one registration form for the entire family. Be sure to create a username and password to save and return to the form so that if it times out and you will not be forced to start over.
Registration: https://fs2.formsite.com/GSPApplication/ReturningFamily2014/index.html (yes, this is the link for 2015)
b. Complete a student interest survey and signature agreement for each scholar (scholars in grades 5 and above are encouraged to complete the form themselves). The same login above can be used. If you have multiple children, create a login for each.
c. Submit a 2014-15 grade report/transcript for each scholar. (submitted electronically as part of the registration form OR sent via US mail – should be received by July 25th)
d. Submit a headshot photograph of each scholar (submitted electronically as part of the registration form OR sent via US mail). As the number of students in GSP has grown, it has become increasingly difficult to know each scholar by name and face. This headshot will be used to assist leaders with identifying students.
You will receive confirmation emails when you complete each task.
2. In the event your child does not plan to return to the program in August 2015, please complete this form to notify us of your intent
3. Your family contribution of $350 is due at the August 29th meeting if you did not participate and pay via the Silicon Valley Gives campaign in May 2015. Last year, we were able to offer scholarships to families because we received a special grant. However, for 2015-16 we do not have funds available to offer scholarships. Please contact Ayodele Thomas (email@example.com) if you have concerns regarding making this payment on time.
4. Mark Your Calendar for the following upcoming events:
· First Parent Meeting: Saturday, August 29, 2015 9am-1pm
· First Scholar Meeting: September 26, 2015 9am-1pm
GSP - Grades
P.O. Box 3134
San Jose, CA 95156-3134
Please do not be late with your registration - DEADLINE IS JULY 18th.
If you have any concerns, please let me know.
Incoming GSP Director
Many of you knew William "Bill" Kindricks, President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. He had been an extremely loyal supporter of the CAAAE and GSP activities and events for many years. Bill was also a dear friend of Frank Greene as both were members of 100 Black Men and he remained a very visible supporter of our community and our children in general.
Bill Kindricks recently passed away while visiting his niece in Atlanta. For those interested, here are the services held in Alabama and when we get word on the services for San Jose we will keep you informed.
You've put in the time, now it's time to log it online!
Thank you to all of the parents who have given of their time and expertise to GSP this program year. Our year is coming to a close, which means that ALL volunteer hours must be submitted to our online system by tomorrow June 5th by noon. Here is the web address link to submit your hours: https://b5.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=579a300010ded84c3ea94dff80ab
You can also submit via this link here: update your volunteer hours
Volunteer service is not only required, but it is also one of the ways that we are able to show potential grant givers that we are sustainable with the use of parent volunteers. Incomplete service not only jeopardizes our ability to achieve the goals of the program, but will also risk your scholars continued participation in the program. So if you have volunteer hours that you have completed, it is very important for your scholar and for our program that you submit them. And, for those of you that have already completed more than 40 hours, please continue to submit any extra hours that you completed over the required 40 hours. Showing that our parents go above and beyond is always helpful when seeking funding.
Thank you for your cooperation and look forward to seeing you at our last (and mandatory) parent meeting this Saturday June 6th.
GSP Communications Manager