The Lillian Weber School PS 84M
32 West 92nd Street ~ New York, NY 10025 ~ (212) 799-2534
Dr. Evelyn J. Lolis, Principal
Ms. Mary A. Acosta, Assistant Principal Mr. Lester Acevedo, Assistant Principal
School Leadership Team
Meeting Agenda – October 20, 2021
Members Present: Emily Hernandez, Josh Raskin, Dr. Evelyn Lolis, Beatrice Cano, Katie
Sheehan, Yasmin Jones, Charlene Etori, Alfra Ruiz, Alisha Zucker, Yesenia Paredes, Carly
Kleinjan, Olunife Ojediran, Neil Fitzgerald, Danielle Molins, Julian Pellaux
I. Call to Order
II. Introductions and Fun Facts
● Each member introduced themselves and shared a fun fact
III. Approval of the Previous Meeting’s Minutes
● Previous minutes approved
● Consensus on note-taker and timekeeper.
● Overall dates and time spent on SLT work (homework) Discussion of the
● Principal’s Report
○ Strong Resilient NYC Schools -- Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
■ Every child is going to be assessed for social emotional development.
■ Classroom Teachers will have PD training.
■ Assessment will have 40 questions and be implemented
■ DOE will be sharing a letter with parents
■ Stanford Harmony is the DoE curriculum. RULER is also being used
in the classrooms.
■ A member described RULER and the use of the mood meter.
■ A member expressed the noticing of students emotional
development in the beginning of the school year. Children are using
words to describe their feelings and understand what they are doing
once feeling is labeled.
■ Goal is for students to recognize how other students are feeling and
how to support one another.
■ RULER teaches children to start using specific words for how they are
feeling and then to recognize other people’s needs based on their moods.
■ Cultural exchange is another component of this. We are a multicultural
community and we want to celebrate and cultivate that.
■ Teacher members spoke from their perspective about the importance
of conflict resolution.
■ Teacher spoke to the power of navigating through those things that
make us feel a certain way…can we fix whatever we are stuck on?
Starting with identifying what field you’re in. She feels it has been an
instrument in navigating our feelings now that we are back from
COVID…and that you can feel different things.
■ Member spoke to how it evolves as the children mature
○ Sol Bloom Park Update and Wall repair
■ The School Construction Authority (SCA) has begun the process and
principal is to meet with him on a regular basis.
■ The start and completion dates got pushed and pushed. Now they’re
saying early November, but there is not much confidence in this.
■ Wall mural symbolizes who we are as a school and we want to make
sure we do what is necessary to preserve it.
■ Blooms of diversity sends the message that we are all valuable. We
want our children to be proud and knowledgeable.
○ Update on Blooms of Diversity celebration
○ Covid-19 Partial Closing; Processes and Procedures
○ NWEA MAPS and Benchmark assessment
○ Academic recovery for special education
■ All of our schools will have measures of academic progress. ELA and
Math… it will tell us where the child is.
■ DoE is mandating academic recovery… and our students qualify for a
lot of money for afterschool support for children who are at 1s and 2.
■ Snacks will be provided. Some exercise will start in the afternoon,
then snack, then classroom.
■ Six children in a group. There are three levels of priority…level 1 is
about 100 students (starting in November) and level 2 is 60, level 3 is
● PTA Report
○ Met yesterday via Zoom.
○ Focus on having a class parent for every class, so communication gets to
○ Principal would like to meet with class parents regularly to counter
mis-information. Via Zoom meeting would be fine. They could be
emissaries when different messaging needs to be spread.
○ Renovating the library as old books are purged.
● After School Report
○ After school is happy to be back in the building. They are promoting
outdoor offerings so that they are not contributing to crowding inside the
○ Overall enrollment is about 2/3 of what it had been…not because of less
demand, but because they wanted to make sure that they came back in a
responsible way. As they get back into routine they will add more classes
and enroll more children.
V. Discussion of New Business Agenda
● Review Mission Statement
○ PS 84 Mission Statement:
The Lillian Weber School strives to provide equity and access for all
learners. We give our students the necessary tools to develop critical
thinking skills, a strong work ethic, and the sense of responsibility that are
crucial to creativity and independence in their quest for learning. PS 84
offers students a deep and complex understanding of the world, and
teaches them to be respectful and curious of diverse cultures and the
planet we share.
● Establish SLT Goals
○ Review Bylaws
■ Define consensus decision making
○ Review constituencies and our responsibilities to them
■ Spreading the word about our programs.
■ All admissions go through the DoE.
■ Discussion on: How are the programs being marketed? What is the
process? Some parents don’t know.
■ Possible action items: Bring back the tours. Go to a fair. Family
outreach. We are a zoned school first. Advertise around here. What
times are tours offered? What do tour guides look like? Moments of
engagement needed, because just a poster isn’t enough.
■ The conversation doesn’t end here. Improving diversity is a big part
of what we do here in the SLT.
● Set Norms
○ Example: start meetings with ____
● CSMA Programming
○ What can we do together to support our CSMA program? This is
something we can continue to work on.
VI. Creation of Agenda for the Next Meeting
b. Next steps
● Review Mission Statement