Sunday, November 8, 2015

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