Sunday, November 22, 2015

November School Council Meeting Minutes

RES Council Meeting
November 16th, 2015
In Attendance:
Marlin Hogg, Elaine Ross, Jaime Jensen, Connie Shurtz, Jen Wegwitz, Jen Smith, Nancy Rose, Barb Nickle, Carmen Lowry, Rachael Miller, Christal Bevans, Natalie Ball, Loretta Cahoon
1. Discussion on new bylaw -how to get a community member
bylaw 4.6
·       Member of the school community will be approved by council
must be a majority vote so we as a council will vote and appoint

2. Fundraiser Progress -Natalie
·       how will money be spent? Decided on to save for reserve and properly dispensed when the decision is made
-        Some ideas being  buddy benches for the play ground, tether balls and stands, planters for the legacy courtyard etc
·       where will they be displayed? high school foyer to the right when you walk in posters will be displayed all over town with pictures. Will be working with  Diane Dunn at the pharmacy to coordinate silent auction on baskets
·       night of auction what jobs will need to be done? We will need 1/2 hour shifts and lots of volunteers
·       have contact number just one for advanced bidding till Dec 3rd and then to  get updates
·       final bids will be tallied and winners will be called and pick up and money due the next day
3. Mr Hogg presentation
- Engagement training:
·       Engagement structures and role playing
·       all teachers came together to learn new ways to engage all students and get them more involved with the 21st century
·       a) rows ask one student
·       b) groups and assignments bring one or two shy can still hide and depend on others to do the work and lead
·       c) quiz quiz trade technique - engaged structure in our classrooms
·       Groupings of 4 {Kagan Cooperative Learning Book}
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This year’s budget:
·       This year’s budget is $93,000 the entire school budget including some upkeep but not salaries
·       all costs come back to the individual schools
·       Tech Budget- computers on a 5 year program
·       what a teaching station looks like desk, projector, computer
               a} $8000 to technology {final call on clearing vendors is a division decision}
               b} Literacy- libraries in every classroom
- $1000 to each classroom that's $33,000 for the year for books and bookcases per classroom
·       reading level  appropriate  materials per grade
·       School Library is a 10th of the budget in spending and upkeep
·       grade teams and team leads have a budget of $2000 that is directly related to student learning
·       receipts and accountability of spending
·       $2000 for curriculum related materials and $100 towards incentives per class
·       $16,000 more for furnishings and more desks making every dollar count
·       $10,000 for PD days so that every teachers capacity increases
·       Water fountains are being fundraised for from our cookie dough etc fundraisers
- 3 year plan:
·       AERR/ED 3 year plan info on school website its 40 pages long
·       accountability surveys determine alot
·       our parent communication was lacking when we did the free bike draw incentive we had 63 out of the 75 doing the survey now
·       we get  6 parents we need awareness and more to do the survey as it benefits our school
·       need parent council to help with parent communication to educate the parents so we can boost survey numbers
a} 93%tile on PATS/SLA's accountability statement to government states that an absent is a zero which scores low for our teachers
- SLA's -Student learning assessment  {teachers spend 6 weeks preparing their students to get ready for the test then start curriculum after that's finished so they are behind
- We will be having different training meetings starting in January they will be taped future topics ie. technology, etc




4. ASCA training -Rachael
·       agenda made before hand with principle and all agenda items handed in 3 days before the deadline
·       safe environment for all
·       rules of order ?
·       time management and how much time spent on discussions of items, time limits
·       reviewing budgets and plans
5. Goals
·       refer to goals - will be voting on goals next meeting - look over and we will vote
·       educate parents
·       online training possibly?
·       training meetings on different topics needs to be at least 20 people signed up to be successful
·       *be specific on topic presenting once we have the topics we can go ahead
·       find topics and go from there what do parents want to learn? make it interactive?
·       do video clips with a teacher and students
·       have topic lists for training interests
·       staff appreciate at the end of January

NEXT MEETING: WED., DEC 9th  @ 9 am in board room
January meeting: Jan 13th @ 9am



Sunday, November 8, 2015

School Council fundraiser themes and assigned classes

This fundraiser will be collecting NEW themed items until Tues. Nov.10. Used items will not be considered. Items collected will be used to make gift baskets to be auctioned off and funds raised will be used for activities and programs at RES. Thanks to all who help to contribute!

1. Theme-Christmas (Mrs. Thomson & Mr. Gilson’s classes)
examples: home decor, small Christmas crafts, cd, non perishable
Christmas treat
2. Theme-Princess (Mrs. Boles’ AM & PM classes)
examples: Small toys, colouring books, reading books, dress up articles
3. Theme-Crafts (Miss French’s AM & PM classes)
examples: scrapbook paper, glitter, paint, paint brushes
4. Theme-Reader’s corner (Mrs. Turner & Mr. Shawn Jensen’s classes)
examples: Books, soft blanket/pillow
5. Theme-Sports (Ms. Tulk & Mr. Jeff Hill’s classes)
examples: Balls, Antiperspirant, jersey, body wash
6. Theme-Sweet and Salty (Miss Jamie Jensen & Miss Jodie Jensen’s
Classes)
examples: non perishable sweet or salty treats
7. Theme-Spa (Mrs. Bohner & Mrs. Bright classes)
examples: Nail polish, face masks, loofa sponges, body wash, lotion, bath
products
8. Theme-Kids Bath Time (Mrs. Heggie’s AM & PM classes)
examples: Bubble bath, bath toys, body wash
9. Theme-Chocolate (Mrs. D’agnone & Mr. Dudley’s classes)
examples: non perishable chocolate treats
10. Theme-Family Fun Night (Mrs. Beck & Mrs. Ikeda classes)
examples: games, popcorn, iTunes gift card, snack food
11. Theme-Baker’s Delight (Mrs Leavitt and Mrs. Caldwell’s classes)
examples: baking tins, cake mixes, recipe books, apron
12. Theme-New Year’s Party (Mr. Stone and Miss Fairbank’s classes)
examples: Sparkling cider, hats, noise makers, streamers, decor
13. Theme-Emergency Preparedness (Mr. Stevenson & Mrs. Tollestrup’s
Classes)
examples: flashlights, batteries, candles, radio, emergency blanket
14. Theme-New Baby (Girl) (Miss Campbell & Mr. Greep’s Classes)
examples: blankets, pacifiers, small toys, wipes, clothes
15. Theme-New Baby (Boy) (Miss Anreachuk & Mr. Rob Hill classes)

November Council Meeting

The November School Council meeting will be MONDAY Nov. 16 beginning promptly at 9am in the Gathering Area.  

School Council October Meeting Minutes

RES Council Meeting
October 14, 2015
(Which will be starting promptly at 9:00 am)

In Attendance: Mr. Hogg Mrs Ross Ms. Jensen
Connie Shurtz, Christal Bevans, Cheri Gilbert, Carmen Lowry, Natalie Ball, Alana Sala, Jenn Smith, Rachael Miller, Nancy Rose

Vote on new bylaw (adding community member)
-        Need to officially change bylaws for the other new positions as well

Discussion on the addition of adding a community member to bring a different perspective to the group on a community level of thinking

In Favor:
Natalie Ball
Alana Sala
Nancy Rose
Rachael Miller

Not in Favor:
Christal Bevans
Carmen Lowry
Cheri Gilbert
{Jaime Jensen}
Motioned Forward

Ways to Advertise position of community volunteer
Newspaper ad
Town Website
Bulletin Boards

Need to be added in By-Laws
-Volunteer Pizza Positions
-Community Person
Update From Treasurer {Carmen}
Balance is 1578.06
Fundraiser made around 900
Donated to AR program was in the amount of $400

Extra money left over from previous fundraiser
Fundraiser progress – Natalie 
Baskets for fundraiser coming soon to be silent auctioned off at town Christmas party
Next week letter /general email explaining what will happen 2 classes per basket theme to be decided by Mr. Hogg what classes will go together ... Suggested maybe book buddy classes together?
Nov 5 will be deadline for all stuff collected to be in
Displayed in various places from Nov 9 roughly to December 3rd December 4th they will be auctioned off hopefully where Santa will be.
Need to collect boxes to take to the classes to collect the goods the children bring in Connie Shurtz has some etc
THEME'S are:
Spa for women, Bath for kids, Chocolate, Movie Night/ Family Fun, Bakers Delight, New Year Party, Emergency Kit, New Baby Girl, New Baby Boy, Super Hero, Sweet & Salty, Craft Basket, Christmas, Gardener, Family Reading, Sports,

Review of family dance
o   Things that went well
o   Notes for next year
Stated that it was nice to have teacher night on the same night
Ran out of cups Suggested that maybe McDonalds would donate cups for our school
Document and make a binder so fundraisers like these are easy to plan and know numbers etc
Room Reps picked in first week of school to help in the sign ups for cakes and refreshments
Fences won't guarantee kids stay in that area
Flood lights for outside? Dance will always be inside as supervision will be there up to parents to watch their own children should they be outside.
Mr. Hogg – new training for teachers -To be discussed at next meeting
o   Brief explanation on nuts in the school

Allergy Tolerant School but no guarantee on complete Nut Free advised not to bring any nut related projects but hard to control

REFER to flow chart when fielding parents and others who need answers
Newsletter to go to 2 pages easy read easy links much better short and sweet

Media Friday coming up "drive slow mom" news coming it's a big deal

-        Goals
o   Brief discussion and choosing of goals, based on the goals already presented

School Council instead of parent council on FB terminology
Submit a council calendar to all of us

Decided to meet at a separate time to discuss goals in length
Measurable Goals Specific Measures for success
Safety concern – Loni
o   Children safety issue brought up by a bus driver
Bus Chaos discussed Buses having a hard time getting out to the road with the congestion
only 1 adult on bus supervision it seems 
actually 5 out there on the playground and crossing guards
DECIDED on making a plan with the operators and training staff and bus operators
Communication - Cheri
Discussed being fully clear on fees how they are broken down and common knowledge so people have the choice on what they are actually paying for
Communication between school and community to many places to look for things cut it down to a central on and clear links to find other events and school related things

Meeting Adjourned till Monday November16th @ 9am  

Remembrance Day Assembly

Remembrance Day Assembly

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

10:30 AM in the gym

North Parking lot is reserved for veterans and special guest parking only. 


We ask that all other visitors use the street parking.