training for recess 'coaches'
Castlemont Elementary, 3040 Payne Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
1 day before
When the current construction fence went up last year, the reduced space available didn't work well for many of your children.  The resulting recess breaks were at times chaotic, but more importantly, didn't provide good outlets for our children to play.  This year the school and the PTA are looking to Playworks to help provide more organized play options for our students during their recess breaks.
 
The agreement with Playworks will be voted on by you (the members of the PTA) at our first general meeting (September 6, in the MUR, from 6-7:30), but there is more immediate need.  The  Playworks program we're considering involves a Playworks employee present during our recess breaks on certain days (I think it's actually for two weeks every month).  For the days when they're not present, we're loooking for parents interested in helping with this effort.  These parents will be responsible to make sure play equipment is out for kids to use, help reinforce game/activity structures, help reinforce peaceful resolutions if there is a disagreement, and periodically attend Playworks training sessions throughout the school year. 
 
This job is too much to add onto the workload our current yard duty personnel already have.  It's also a big commitment to ask of parent volunteers, so the school is hoping to hire (at $17/hr) an interested parent(s) to take on this role.  The time commitment for this position would be:
 
To cover AM recess (1 hour) Monday to Friday
  • (K-2) - 10:00 to 10:20
  • (3-5) - 10:25 to 10:45

To cover lunch recess (1 hour) Monday Tues. Wed and Friday

  • (K-2) - 11:55 to 12:20 (Play time)
  • (3-5) - 12:20 to 12:40 (Play time)
The initial training for this position is a two-day workshop, scheduled for this Thursday and Friday, August 17th and 18th.    It's free to attend, and includes free breakfast, lunch, and sunshine.  See agenda below...
 
Location: Castlemont Elementary, 3040 Payne Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
Things to Bring: Pen, notebook or paper to take notes, sunscreen, water bottle
Training Attire: Please dress comfortably in exercise clothing and shoes; we will be outside for some of the training so please bring a hat, sungalsses if desired. Sunscreen.
Time Training
8:00 - 8:30 AM Bonding/Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 AM Welcome Recess Coaches! Introduction and Name Games
8:45 - 10:45 AM Component Walkthrough
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 12:00 PM First Hour of CORE Games
12:00 - 12:30 PM Lunch (Panera)
12:30 - 1:45 PM Core Games Part 2
1:45 - 2:00 PM Break
2:00 - 4:45 PM GM 1 (includes 10 min break)
4:45 - 5:00 PM Reflection, Debrief, Garden
Friday August 18th, Day 3
Location: Castlemont Elementary, 3040 Payne Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
Things to Bring: Pen, notebook or paper to take notes, sunscreen, water bottle
Training Attire: Please dress comfortably in exercise clothing and shoes; we will be outside for some of the training so please bring a hat, sungalsses if desired
Time Training
8:00 - 8:30 AM Bonding/Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 AM Recess 101
9:30 - 11:00 AM Sample Recess at Theuerkauf
11:00 - 11:30 AM Travel back to Castlemont Elementary
11:30 - 12:00 PM Lunch (Noodles & Co)
12:00 - 2:00 PM Movement Modalities
2:00 - 2:10 PM Break
2:10 - 3:30 PM Playful Professionalism
3:30 - 4:45 PM A Day in the Life
4:45 - 5:00 PM Reflection, Debrief, Garden
 
if you're interested in being a recess coach, please sign-up to attend the playworks training this week.