Nova Roots Meeting Notes
Date: Oct. 9
· Wednesday, 10/23 at 4pm at Nova
· Tuesday, 11/5 from 6 – 8pm at Nova
Key Decisions/Questions/Project Updates:
Coffee Sponsorship: We’re working on a sponsorship for Nova from Kaladi Coffee (https://kaladicoffee.com/)! This means a year of free coffee for events, teacher appreciation weeks, etc. Kaladi also has a community center space we can use for events. If we’re approved, we’ll get a contact name that we can use to reach out when we have a need. Just need to give them a week or two of notice.
Alumni Outreach: We have a plan! Our goal is to complete the following in the next two weeks by our next NR meeting on Wednesday, 10/23:
o Create a Google database and form we can send out to alumni.
o Write an outreach email for alumni members.
o Make an alumni page for the website and put the form up there too. We could send the web link out to alumni to get them engaged with Roots.
o We can ask all the alumni we know to fill out the form and pass the email on to any of the Nova alumni they’re still in touch with – let’s talk more about how to do this at our next meeting.
o How do we compile a list of known alumni to send the email to and ask them to pass it on?
Novaplosion Community Art Share - Tuesday, 12/10
o We think the event should be called “Novaplosion Community Art Share”
Concerned about the acoustics in the cafeteria, wondering if it would be better at an outside venue?
Should we put a flyer for Novaplosion in each Coor teacher’s box and ask them to make the announcement in the next week?
Send out the invitation to perform in the newsletter
Visual Art Share
Art for Sale
Collecting donations through A4E website
o Students report being trepidatious about getting involved because they’re unsure about working with parents
o We’d like to start working on the legacy documentation, including a set of rules for engagement and Nova Roots Norms. We need to create rules of engagement for parents from a student perspective, focusing on how best to support students. This info could also be useful from a parent ed perspective.
o We’ll also ask Nova Knows if they’d like to put them up on the blog.
o Get Nova Norms and put them up on the website.
Agenda for next meeting:
o Legacy Documentation
o How to recruit students and staff?
o Alumni Outreach
o Login options for next evening meeting – 2 way call or video?
o Family Consent Workshop on 11/14
o Food Bank check in
o Check in on Kladi Coffee sponsorship