2020-2021 Project Cornerstone

Welcome to Project Cornerstone for 2020-2021.

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, the books will be read by our Principal Mrs. Hucko and Assistant Principal Mrs. Jacobsen.

What has changed?

  • Project Cornerstone will be conducted virtually while in distance learning mode.

  • Social emotional learning books will be read by Mrs. Hucko and Mrs. Jacobsen and recorded as YouTube video recordings. The volunteers will use these recordings to conduct the session and follow up with activities.

  • No more TB testing/fingerprinting required for volunteers while in distance learning mode.

  • Volunteer training sessions for every book will be held online. The YMCA conducts volunteer training sessions and provides recordings. Volunteers can watch the training videos provided by YMCA at their convenience.

  • Office Hours: The Project Cornerstone Committee Leads will hold office hours virtually every alternate Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am - 10:30 am to discuss any questions/concerns/thoughts parent volunteers might have. The next office hours will be held on October 28, 2020. Click here to join the office hours.

  • Communication: Parent volunteers communicate with leads and members via Konstella. Click here to reach the Project Cornerstone Committee Leads.

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 2-3 hours per month Sept 2020 - May 2021 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


Getting Started:

If you have any questions, please contact our Project Cornerstone Committee Leads at:

projectcornerstone@stocklmeirpta.org or send us a message on Konstella.

Thank you for being a Project Cornerstone Volunteer

Through Project Cornerstone, we can help all children feel valued and respected!