Meeting called to order by Diedra at 6:45pm. Approval of minutes from May meeting. Motion made, seconded, and approved.
- No new spending
- Money still to come in from Burgerville fundraiser
- Teachers should submit final receipts from their classroom allocation spending
- After school program payments to instructors are still to be added
- What will happen to arts funding now that we have a half time art teacher?
- Money will shift to mid-level electives for art, most likely
- We are waiting to find out more information before allocating funds
- Will probably be under budget (due to spending less on food)
- Budget numbers still to be updated
Go Read update
- We trained six parent volunteers, a grandparent, and a teacher from Cedarwood who put in a total of 120 hours tutoring children struggling with reading
- There will be a meeting after the end of school to discuss modifications and improvements for next year
- Reading specialist has done evaluations on kids, and her recommendations, along with recommendations from teachers, decide which kids will be in the program (separate from IEPs, etc.)
- Three volunteers have committed to next year. We’ll have each tutor work with two children at a time
- This year’s trainer (Sally) has agreed to train new tutors and mentor current tutors (so there won’t be much in the way of new expenses for next year)
- If we get more volunteers to train as tutors, we can include more kids in the program
Update from Filip
- We have a humanities teacher joining the mid-level teaching team next year – Brandon McClain (from Beaumont)
- We have a half time art opening that has been posted to external candidates (no applicants for phase 1/internal), which gives us more choices for candidates to interview. Filip will let folks know about opportunities to be on the interview team.
- One Head Start class is moving out of the building
- Lynne and psychologist will move to room 10
- Lynne’s room will become Rawls’ math classroom
- Camp Fire will move from their current room to the cafeteria (will have storage cabinets). We’ll work out the challenges this may create for the after school program.
- Camp Fire room will be used as mid-level space (will be used for sections of math, Spanish, and space for Ben to use for meetings)
- K-5 schedule for next year is done! All of K-5 students will have 6 specials per week (plus music)
- One day per week, each of our grade level teams will have an hour of planning time
- Staff will have one additional staff meeting per month to dedicate to constructivism/CSS mission without affecting our school schedule
- Mid-level schedule is also done! There will be several new electives.
- The schedules will be sent out to parents by the end of June.
- Lunch schedules are the same groupings of students but have been increased from 35 minutes to 40 minutes with more time outdoors
- We’ll have around 80 students enrolled in the mid-level next year (60 this year)
- Classroom assignments will be available by the end of June, as well. Letters will go out and will include supply lists.
- One of the mid-level elective times will be clubs, which will be led by various staff members and parents. If you have interest in leading a club, please let Filip know.
PTA planning for next year
- Summer board retreat on June 29 – all are welcome! (Location TBD – keep an eye out on Announce)
- Board will be discussing the after school program and how to transition it to new leadership for next year.
- Board will be looking at mid-level opportunities with sustainability and recycling as part of their leadership opportunities
- Board will look at fundraising and scholarships to help with trips
Passport Club update
- No one has stepped forward to lead it
- In survey, teachers supported it but 62% said that their students did not prepare for it and they wanted to see it reworked with a different format and different goals
- Filip would like to see it continue even in its current form, but we need a parent volunteer to take it on
- Board will discuss at retreat
PTA Board Officer Elections
- Officers are president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer (only elected positions)
- Chris Anderson for president
- Kenneth Johnson for vice president
- Laura Trace for treasurer
- Brittney Corrigan-McElroy for secretary
- Moved to accept nominations, seconded, and approved
Meeting adjourned at 7:26pm.