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  • Mission Statement:

    The Ceres Community Collaborative is committed to meeting the needs of the families of Ceres and the surrounding community. We are dedicated to coordinating resources that empower and support individuals and families to learn and grow.

    Ceres Community Collaborative Ceres Unified School District 2503 Lawrence Street Sponsored by: Ceres, CA 95307

    Meeting Minutes

    May 21, 2014

    Welcome –Julie Lynn Martin-Borba, Collaborative Coordinator • Agenda review

    1. Information Presentation

    • Bullying Presentation – Brian Chandler, Child Welfare and Attendance, Ceres Unified School District

    • The definition and forms of bullying were presented. A summary of Seth’s Law was reviewed. Ceres Unified’s policy on bullying was reviewed. Additionally, statistics of bullying related incidents were reviewed.

    • Information on the training provided to staff and students at the beginning of each school year is available for review on the Ceres Unified Child Welfare & Attendance website at http://www.ceres.k12.ca.us/student_support/child_welfare___attendance

    • Refer to attached presentation materials for more information. For questions, contact Brian Chandler at bchandler@ceres.k12.ca.us.

    • Ceres Healthy Start Program Information – Emiliano Mataka and Lillian

    Loera, Community Liaisons, Ceres Unified School District • Information about the services and resources provided by Ceres Healthy Start

    staff was provided. • The “First Steps for Learning Program” was highlighted. This program serves

    families with children 0-5 with a school readiness focus. Since July 1, 2013 over 180 families have been served, with 172 children under the age of 5.

    • Some of the resources and services include those related to counseling, immigration, food, clothing, housing and shelter, emergency needs, medical/health, dental, bereavement, etc.

    • Lillian and Emiliano served over 400 families since July 2013. • Refer to attached presentation materials for more information. For questions

    or to make a referral please contact the Ceres Healthy Start office at 209-556-1559.

    2. Creating Community Solutions

    • Ceres Unified School District Summer 2014 Programs and Services – Julie Lynn Martin-Borba, Grants and Communications Specialist

    • Information on programs offered in the summer 2014 was provided, including Elementary Summer School (Session I), ASES After School Program (Session I), Early Back Elementary Summer School (Session II), Kinder Camp (Session II), Junior High Summer School (Session I), High School Summer

    Supporting programs where families and children can learn and grow!

  • Mission Statement:

    The Ceres Community Collaborative is committed to meeting the needs of the families of Ceres and the surrounding community. We are dedicated to coordinating resources that empower and support individuals and families to learn and grow.

    School (June 9th- July 11th), Argus High School Summer School (June 9th – July 11th).

    • Summer Meal Service will also be provided by the CUSD Child Nutrition Department, including breakfast and lunch for all children ages 1-18 at no cost. They do not need to attend Summer School to benefit from this program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    • Other programs that will be offering services or enrollment opportunities for the 2014/2015 year include: Project YES, as well as Early Head Start and State Pre-School (Refer to attached flyer for enrollment information).

    • Fresh Produce Stands will be offered at two elementary school sites during the month of June 2014. Sinclear on Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm and Caswell on Mondays from 12:000 to 4:00pm.

    • Refer to the attached presentation materials for more information. • For questions, please contact the Educational Options Department of the

    Ceres Unified School District at 209-556-1550.

    3. Upcoming Events

    • Ceres Parks and Recreation - Cambria Pollinger The City of Ceres Parks and Recreation Department has several upcoming events.

    • Concerts in the Park

    1. New planning committee this year a. Season passes are available for $40 b. Pass holders are entered into a cash raffle at each concert

    2. Youth singing competition a. Voice of Ceres b. K-8 graders are eligible to apply to participate – no fee

    3. Concerts are provided June 3rd through July 22nd. a. Location – Whitmore Park b. Tuesday nights – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    4. Summer Recreation class information is provided in an attached handout.

    Questions - please contact Cambria Pollinger, City of Ceres Parks and Recreation Dept. at 209-538-5782.

    Meeting Dates for 2014-2015

    • November 5, 2014 • Mar 4, 2015 • May 13, 2015

    Meeting Location - Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth Street, Ceres, CA 95307 Meeting Time – 11:00 am to 12:00pm, lunch begins at 10:45 am. Please email Julie Lynn Martin-Borba at jumartin@ceres.k12.ca.us with any questions.






  • SETH’S LAW • “Seth’s Law” is a new law that strengthens existing state

    anti-bullying laws to help protect all California public school students. Seth’s Law requires public schools in California to update their anti-bullying policies and programs, and it focuses on protecting students who are bullied based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity/gender expression, as well as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, disability and religion.

  • CUSD POLICY • CUSD is aware of the seriousness of bullying and in

    compliance with Seth’s Law CUSD policy specifically prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on these actual or perceived characteristics: disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.

    • Discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying directed at someone associated with a person or group with one or more of the listed actual or perceived characteristics is also prohibited (Education Code Section 234.11(a))

  • WHAT IS BULLYING? No student or group of students shall, through

    physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyber bully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any other student or school personnel.

    Cyber bullying includes the transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the Internet, social media, or other technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device. Cyber bullying also includes breaking into another person’s electronic account and assuming that person’s identity in order to damage that person’s


  • BULLYING STATISTICS Source: www.bullyfreeworld.com • Bullying against boys is a more frequent occurrence than by

    girls. • Around 10% of children have time off school due to bullying. • Up to 40% of children think teachers have no clue that bullying

    is happening within the school. • Almost one third of secondary school children have reported

    being the object of sexual jokes, gestures or comments. • Victims of bullying are more likely to suffer from common

    illnesses such as colds, sore throats and stomach problems. • By the average age of 23 children who had been bullied in

    school were found to still suffer from depression and stress related illnesses.

    • Nearly 60% of boys who were classified as bullies when they were younger had been convicted of at least one crime by the time they were 23


    maltreatment involves

    physically contacting

    the student (kicking,

    hitting, etc.).

    It can also entail

    stealing or hiding the

    belongings of the

    affected students.



    It involves name calling, insults,

    offensive and




    SOCIAL This aspect could

    include gestures or


    spreading rumors or

    stories, graffiti and

    defacing property,

    social isolation or




    Brian Chandler Administrative Assistant, CWA (209) 556-1540 ext. 1242 bchandler@ceres.k12.ca.us

    Website: www.ceres.k12.ca.us

  • Lillian Loera and Emiliano Mataka Community Liaisons Ogla Holloway, Secretary

    Ceres Healthy Start Linking Community Resources

    Serving Students & Families

  • Ceres Healthy Start • Provides resources and referrals for students and families in need. • Provide services in a variety of ways that include walk-ins, phone calls,