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Minutes

Sept. 5 2018

September 5, 2018

Meeting began at 2:47.  Those in attendance were: Steve Gregoire, Alicia Gubler, Lora Madison, Kate Valladolid, Misti Calico, Kelcie Schmalz and Brittney Johnson. The meeting began with a discussion regarding community council elections. We watched a video on School Trust Land money. The Community Council plan has been approved and implemented for this year. We discussed school safety, especially the traffic after school. We have been encouraging parent, teachers and students to use the crosswalk. We are still having problems. It was decided to hand out safety flyers to all the parents after school. Our new Science teacher, Mrs. Oliver, has been getting the kids excited about science. Music is up and running with Mr. Anderson. The Home visits we did before school started were very well received. Mrs. Syal is doing a wonderful job with Americorp. She has been so successful in finding volunteers to help our school! Chairman and Vice Chairman were chosen for this school year. Chairman-Brittney Johnson Vice Chairman-Kate Valladolid The meeting adjourned at 3:17

 

Nov. 7 2018

Nov. 7 2018

Meeting started at 2:45

Those in attendance were Steve Gregoire, Kate Valladolid, Brittney Johnson, Kelcie Schmalz, Lora Madison, Alicia Gubler , Ginny Nobis and guest contributors, Rex Wilkey (district), Angie Oliver (science teacher) and Tawnya Syal (Americorp Cooridinator). The meeting began with an overview of the school trust land finalized budget for the 2018-19 school year. Mrs. Syal was asked to come and talk about Americorp. We have 80 plus students taking advantage of Americorp reading and tutoring. We have 15 adult tutors, all retired teachers or doctors. The organization is running very well and we are seeing great results from our 1st and 2nd graders. The official numbers and data will be available on Friday, Nov. 9th. Mrs. Syal has done a wonderful job running this program for us. Mrs. Oliver talked with us about the science program for our 4th and 5th graders. There are 5 topics for each grade that must be covered. She has gone through all 5 topics for each grade level and is starting over again on them. The students are excited about science. Students are talking about it with each other and understanding concepts. It is very exciting. Mrs. Oliver is doing a great job. There was a discussion about testing results from last year led by Mr. Gregoire. We are seeing great results. Scores and growth proficiency is going up in math, reading and science. Mr. Gregoire also talked with us about the new RISE testing that will replace SAGE. The digital citizenship assembly has been scheduled for December 5th. Mr. Wilkey from the District Office was here to discuss Dual Immersion with the council. Many factors are involved in having a school integrate dual immersion. Pros and cons were discussed with the possibility of having the district send out a survey to parents. The discussion was tabled until we can get more feedback from the parents and more information about the actual feasibility of pursuing it. ITEMS TO VOTE ON The council voted not to increase our parent member/school member for the council. Other items discussed were: Parking Lot-still some issues Technology money-we are getting new projectors for each classroom and 2 new cows for 3rd and 5th grade State Community Council Training is now posted for anyone interested. Next meeting is scheduled for February 6th, 2019 @ 2:45. Meeting ended at 3:27..

Feb. 2019

Meeting began at 2:48pm

Those in attendance were Steve Gregoire, Alicia Gubler, Brittney Johnson, Kate Valladolid, Lora Madison, Kelcie Schmalz and Ginny Nobis.

Proposed Trust Lands Budget for 2019-20 school year was discussed:

Americorp program will no longer be available.  Grant money no longer available.  United Way may pick up program.  We may try to figure out a way to retain our tutors and do a tutoring program through the school.

Before school teacher visits-$2000

STEM & LEGO League-$5000

Science Teacher-$9300

New school technology-$10,00-12,000

Music Teacher-$8000-9000

Classroom Management training-$2000

Technology (2nd grade cow?)/sound systems.  We have 10 rooms that need updated sound systems at $1200 a room.

Proposed Budget Total for 2019-20 school year is $53,000.

School Report Card

Our school report card was discussed.  The report card for schools have changed this year from a grade (A,B,C etc.) to a pie graph projection.

As a school, we are either in the typical or commendable range.  More exact information can be accessed online.

Elections

We will be having elections on 4/10/19.  Information forms will be sent to the parents through email and at kindergarten registration for new parents with students coming next year.

Quick review was done on the following:

Parking Lot

New technology acquisition

Digital Citizenship Assembly

Next meeting will be held 4/10/19.

Meeting dismissed at 3:14pm.

April 2019

September 28, 2016

Meeting began at 2:45.  Those in attendance were Lora Madison, Alicia Gubler, Steve Gregoire, Misti Calico and Mandi Gubler.

New members were introduced.  There was a short discussion on what Community Council is and our job as a member.  Lora explained that Community Council oversees, with the guidance and help of the principal, how School Trust Lands money is distributed and how it is used.  The council has a responsibility to make sure that internet safety and other safety measures are taught to the students and to assess the needs of the school (reading, technology, etc.).

Discussion turned to our report card from the state for the 2015-16 school year.  In the 2014-15 school year we received a 242 out of 600 pts. (C). Last year, 2015-16 school year, our grade was 353 out of 600 (B).  We show marked improvement.  Our goal is to make continual improvement.

Officers will be chosen at our next meeting.

Meeting dismissed at 3:08