Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March RES Council Meeting

RES Council Meeting
March 9th, 2016 9am

In Attendance
Carmen Lowry, Jennifer Smith, Connie Shurtz, Jen Wegwitz, Cheri Gilbert, Rachael Miller, Loni Sala, Nancy Rose, Loretta Cahoon, Christal Bevans, Elaine Ross, Marlin Hogg, Jamie Jensen

1. Ms. Jensen
OSMO presentation on Reading Technology
For help in math, reading as well as learning games such as
scrabble, shapes and touch-tronics games etc

-OSMO works with the ipad for an interactive learning experience so the kids have to think and interact with it

-QR codes with level difficulties help aid students according to their learning level

2. One School, One book
-cupcake sales going good
-guest readers coming in
-dress up days
- lucky coin hiding
-Smoothie Friday put on by office admin
-all donations of food and money donated from cupcakes goes to the Kainai Womens Shelter as great cause

3. Jen Wegwitz
-the grant that the school applied for was not accepted, so the council (Jen) applied for the same Community Foundations grant for the healthy snack fridge, with a March 20 deadline. Further grants to be pursued. 
-Goal to be able to get the grant for the fridge and for a subsidizing amount for the first year of food from community partners who will donate.
-Tasting days- will try those in the school with an accompanying food fact sheet... choose a food, there would be a handout about that food what they liked or didn't like about it.
-requires volunteers to help prep food and deliver to classrooms
Great snacks for everyone " When you are hungry you don't learn as well"
-Discussed maybe a Golf fundraiser to jump start the funding for the program {this would draw a different crowd than we are used to could be a worthwhile fundraiser}
-Question asked "What is the expectation of the school council"
-decided best if Jen forms her own fridge committee committed to this project
-town librarians offered to be a part of that committee
-So Jen would have her own mini committee meetings to discuss further project ideas and implementation
-What are the goals?
-Suggested to have a survey to see about volunteers and who is interested
- Decided on a table at student led conferences (March 23) in the school foyer to raise awareness of the fridge project and tasting days.
Natalie, Loni, Cheri, and Jen to take shifts at table

-Student Led Conferences are on March 23rd

{Then deciding on further direction for fundraising for the project, interest of parents willing to  volunteer on committee and parents interest gathered from an info table at S.L.C  (student-led conferences)}

4. Rachael Miller
-$2121 in account right now -keep it and see if needed to go to fridge than great or what do we want to allocate it to?
-maybe finding a new sponsor who is ongoing to maybe donate the food for the healthy snack fridge or talk to Safeway and Costco about possible sponsorship of our school

5. Elaine Ross
-Marathon Club in Cardston not running this year
-planning our very own Raymond one but will take a lot of work and volunteers
will be on JUNE 14th

6. Mr. Hogg
-Presentation of RES school policy draft in the works will be presented to staff and board and released when completed and final

7. Goals and funds discussion to be moved to next month motioned and second by
Rachael Miller
2nd by Jen Wegwitz

Next Meeting April 20th 9AM

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