2021-2022 Project Cornerstone
Welcome to Project Cornerstone for 2021-2022.
We are excited to announce that in spite of the challenging times, Project Cornerstone will continue to provide social emotional development support to the Stocklmeir Pandas, albeit with some changes.
Project Cornerstone is a character education program, shown to improve academic achievement, lower behavioral referrals, and strengthen a positive, caring school climate. Specially selected, research backed books that focus on social emotional development are read to the children. These carefully chosen books promote positive social skills, reduce bullying, teach problem solving and encourage making healthy decisions.
Traditionally the books have been read by parent volunteers, referred to as Asset Building Champions - the ABC volunteers.
This year, however, due to the restriction on the number of volunteers the lessons will be conducted by the teachers.
What has changed?
Project Cornerstone will be conducted by the teachers in their own classrooms in conjunction with the librarian Ms. Dentoni.
Books about social emotional learning will be read by Ms. Dentoni. Teachers will conduct activities around the lesson plan.
Volunteers will help teachers virtually with the lesson planning and communicating with the parents.
Please consider being a Project Cornerstone volunteer in your child's classroom.
We deeply appreciate your understanding and patience with our Project Cornerstone Program as we navigate the challenging circumstances related to the Coronavirus.
Requirements for the ABC volunteers:
Love working with children
Be comfortable leading age appropriate discussions and activities virtually in the classroom
Time commitment of hours per month Sept 2021 - May 2022 and is flexible depending on your schedule
NEW VOLUNTEERS: You are required to complete these 2 steps before your first session.
1. Complete the YMCA application.
2. Do the Assets 101 training online:
Assets 101 online training Module 1
Assets 101 online training Module 2
Assets 101 online training Module 3
Transitional Kindergarten books and lesson plans
Kindergarten - 5th Grade books and lesson plans
Check out our Pinterest site for additional ideas.
If you have any questions, please contact our Project Cornerstone Committee Leads at:
Thank you for being a Project Cornerstone Volunteer
Through Project Cornerstone, we can help all children feel valued and respected!