Community School Coordinators Network December 2018
•	A message from your co-chair Liz Thacker - Community School Coordinator, Whittle Springs Middle Community School, Knoxville, TN
Happy December! It is hard to believe fall semester is almost over. Take a moment to reflect over all the amazing things you did, and all the students, families, and communities you impacted this semester. We hope you take some time over the holidays to enjoy time with your loved ones as well as take some time to rejuvenate before the spring semester.

Happy Holidays! 
Thank you to all the Coordinators who took the Coordinators Network Survey. Here's a short summary of the results .

Because of the high demand to learn more about chronic absenteeism , we are working on developing webinars on how to improve attendance for the new year. In the meantime, please check out the following attendance resources here .
Popularly used in the criminal justice field, restorative practice is an emerging social science that strengthens and repairs relationship between individuals and communities. Amani Coker-Warren serves as the lead for restorative practice at Eutaw-Marshbum Elementary School, which has evolved into a very successful program. Read about Coker-Warren's efforts of creating this highly-requested program and more in this month’s Coordinator Spotlight.
Opportunities and Resources

Here are two great tools from the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program for mentors to set short and long term goals with their mentees.

Try out these protocols at your next school-site leadership team meeting to build relational trust and foster collaborative leadership.

Youth of all races, cultures, and abilities should feel respected in school. Learn how other schools have successfully had conversations about race in their classrooms with these short videos by the Metro Center at NYU.

Check out this new tool from the Coalition to evaluate the composition of your SSLT and see what skills or demographics are not currently represented on your team.

Bonus Tool : here's a Self-Assessment & Action Planning Guide for your SSLT.
Mark Your Calendars
Sincerely, your co-chairs, Liz Thacker and Arturo Magana