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GW AmeriCorps VISTAS


Kayla Sykes

Been working on:
-Collecting CBO trackers from coordinators for the Fall 2018 APR Report
-Sent out the March Enrichment Packet to the coordinators on March 6th, which included resources related to Women's History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Daylight Savings Time, Dr. Seuss, etc.
-Calculating the teacher, parent, and student survey response rates per site for last year to determine best practices for higher survey response rates this year

Main upcoming projects:
-Presenting the survey response rate results to Margot and Vonia and discussing our survey approach for this year
-Complete the Fall 2018 APR Report once it becomes available online
-Getting the student survey ready for distribution by the end of March (and finalizing our student survey sample size)

Gave 61.50 hours between 02/24/2019 and 03/09/2019 with DCPS Central Office
Lauren Miller

These past two weeks, I:
• Cemented logistics regarding the March 8 training (venue, set-up, trainers, times, etc)
• Collaborated with Kayla to send out the March enrichment packet
• Troubleshooted issues with the training date
• Began collecting important dates and staff highlights for the March OSTP newsletter
• Successfully coordinated the staff training on March 8 (set-up, take-down, registration, etc)
Moving forward I will be working on:
• Analyzing the survey feedback from the trainings
• Coordinating site visits to collect information for articles
• Gathering enrichment materials for April
• Discussing the training with my supervisor & beginning to coordinate a May session
• Filling out my quarterly report

Gave 65.00 hours between 02/24/2019 and 03/09/2019 with George Washington University
Danielle Ciaurro

2/24-3/9 Accomplishments
-Story of our Schools meeting, Payne Open House, Panorama survey prep
-Spring Summit planning meetings with Ox and Carla
-Attended after-school clubs; PK4, K, 5th grade APTT meetings; School Food Advisory Board meeting; PTSA Teacher Meet & Greet; Nashman Center equitable development meeting; and ArtReach Taste of Southeast Gallery opening
-March community partner outreach with school calendar and updates
-Discussion with Homeless Liaison (Mr. Workman) about DCPS services & Payne needs
-Panorama survey!
-Read Harry Potter to 4th & 5th grade for My Favorite Book Club

3/10-3/23 Goals
-Panorama survey!!!! (for families)
-Science Fair and STEM field trip planning
-A lot of events with the Washington Nationals????
-Higher Achievement interview support
-DHOH family focus group
-Pennies for Patients pizza party!
-Send Community Partner Spring Summit invitations

Gave 92.50 hours between 02/23/2019 and 03/08/2019 with Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service
Kayla Sykes

Been working on:
-Receiving input from analysts/coordinators and organizing it for the Fall 2018 APR Report whenever it becomes available for data entry
-Determining the teacher survey response rates per site for last year to help determine best practices for increasing our teacher survey response rates for this year

Main upcoming projects:
-Calculating a representative sample of students to target for the student survey
-Preparing the March Enrichment Packet (trying to email out on March 4th)

Gave 66.00 hours between 02/10/2019 and 02/23/2019 with DCPS Central Office
Lauren Miller

Over the past two weeks, I have:
• Compiled March enrichment materials to send out next month
• Sent out February OSTP Newsletter
• Secured venue and other logistics for the March 8 training
• Compiled contact information for invitees to the staff training
I will be working on:
• Coordinating the March 8 training day (logistics, materials, registration, etc)
• Conducting a site visit to the training
• Inviting guests to the training
• Securing last-minute details for the training & troubleshooting problems that arise

Gave 52.50 hours between 02/10/2019 and 02/23/2019 with George Washington University
Lauren Miller

I have worked on/completed:
• Made survey monkey to assess training needs/topics of interest
• Copy-edited January site newsletters
• Met with Vonia regarding responsibilities, questions, assignments, etc.
• Took notes at the monthly meeting with all OSTP staff
• Discussed the upcoming March training with Vonia and Kevin
• Created draft of Feb. newsletter
I will be working on:
• Sending out the completed Feb. newsletter to Vonia
• Copy-editing other site newsletters that come in
• Plan and coordinate the March staff training

Gave 70.00 hours between 01/27/2019 and 02/09/2019 with Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service
Kayla Sykes

Been working on:
-Successfully presented the SY17-18 End of Year report results to all OSTP staff on 1/30
-Sent out the February Enrichment Packet on 2/5, which was full of Black History Month-related enrichment activities
-Finalized the CBO Tracker for analysts/coordinators to make their data entry process easier; I will use their input to comprehensively complete the Fall 2018 APR Report

Main upcoming projects:
-Receiving input from analysts/coordinators and organizing it for the Fall 2018 APR Report
-Working on the Fall 2018 APR Report, whenever the report is available online

Gave 69.00 hours between 01/27/2019 and 02/09/2019 with DCPS Central Office
Lauren Miller

I have been working on:
Obtained access to email, Internet, security clearances, etc.
Went on a school visit with Horacio (Raymond) to see the after-school program in action
Met with Margot & Vonia to go over my VAD
Received instruction for my first training that I will be coordinating
I will be working on:
Planning the event to be held in March
Developing the OSTP Feb. newsletter

Gave 35.00 hours between 01/21/2019 and 01/26/2019 with DCPS Central Office
Kayla Sykes

Been working on:
-Finalizing my presentation summarizing the EOY report results for our meeting that was moved to 1/30
-Identifying students that appear on multiple rosters and notifying the analysts/coordinators - fixing this issue is important to ensure that our attendance data is accurate; I may potentially submit a data request to have the Data and Strategy Team identify which and how many rosters each student appears on to make this process automated in the future

Main upcoming projects:
-Sending the updated February Enrichment Packet to Margot and Vonia for approval (aiming to send out to analysts/coordinators on 2/4)
-Start working on the Fall 2018 APR Report, especially finalizing the CBO Tracker for each site to make it as user-friendly as possible

Gave 68.00 hours between 01/13/2019 and 01/26/2019 with DCPS Central Office