Site Base Minutes
Members Present: Darren Schuler, Julie Williams, Charlene Warne, Angie Green, Nancy Heding, Lisa Seguin, Troy Bergmann, Karla Vieau, Barb Stoffel, Corey Lahr, Jim Hall, Sandy Meyerson, Heather Walberg
Guest: Kathy Workman, Art Committee
1. January 23, workshop review
•Guided reading focus k-2, 3-4
•Powerful lessons to accelerate kids and help others become fluent
•Anoka teachers to work with our staff
•Create a common language amongst all of us
•Specialists involved, interdisciplinary
2. Budget discussion from board
•Busing, Stahlke presented different cuts that could happen soon
•Barb suggested a phase implementation.
•Provide busing beyond 2 miles according to the state, however, due to Highway 12 safety is a concern. Looking at 1 ½ miles which would impact about 350 students
•Fill the buses to capacity, which would mean no more bus passes
•Mike L. working around activities and fees
1. Calendar discussion
•November release day used as workshop/conference day previous years, do we want to continue? We all agreed to keep the day the same.
•There was some teacher input.
•Work time in our room in the a.m. to get ready for conferences
•Possibly look in the future to do the same thing in the spring
•Not sure about the dates on the calendar for new teachers. Principals will be working more with new teachers.
2. CLIMB Theater
•K-2 Bugs; 3-4 Bystanders
•On the day of the program Corey will do School Reach sharing with families the Family Edition Newsletter.
•Website has more resources.
•Paying for the program through milk caps, Pizza Ranch/Coborn’s receipts, etc.
•How can we continue this discussion with kids throughout the remaining part of the school year?
3. Art Adventure/Art Residency-Kathy Workman
•Linda Moral, clay lady
•It is something we can’t provide to our kids easily during our school year.
•It is age appropriate.
•End of April, beginning of May when it will happen
•Trying to figure out a way to cover $2.00 per student material fee (We have more sections/students than we did the last time she was here so overall expense is more). Someone suggested each child bring in $1.00, $2.00, and Random Acts of Kindness to help families that would need help. PIE pays the $4,500 for the residency.
•Carolyn Milano is the parent in charge of Art Adventure, parents trained back in November. Display boards are here, and you should hear from your Art Adventure contact person.
•The case with Native American Art will be arriving in the next two weeks. It will be more hands on and located in Room 7. Teachers will be able to sign up.
4. School Improvement Plan
•As a committee we started to review the SIP
•Language Arts Common Core, new reading series will be key component
•3rd grade is up next for principal rounds.
•Trained paraprofessionals before winter break on mandated reporting.
•Corey conducted a survey to see what trainings the paraprofessionals would like.
•ES is working closely with MS due to the transition of high needs kids moving on.
•Over 50 reports have been written up due to the new restraint/report law
•30 plus subs were trained with Corey and Paul on procedures, technology, etc.
•Stephanie S. created a template to assist with mentoring of paraprofessionals.
•Rubric for teacher observations has been created on Google Docs by Joe V. and Joe H. There are a group of ES teachers that are going to give it a “trial run”. The first time Corey and Darren will go into the classroom to observe together. The second time they will go in individually and then meet with the teacher to go over the checklist. It will be very objective, what the principal’s saw happening. Looking at 10 times a year, 10 minutes a time. Still in discussion if it will be all staff or staff on the cycle in the future.
5. Parent Art/Beer & Wine Night, Friday, March 17
•An art class will be available to students interested after school on Fridays at the end of January and three weeks in February, Tamara will teach the class through Community Ed. The finished art project(s) will be at the auction on the 17th of March.