Community Council Minutes 
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2/9/17

Attendance:

Principal: Katie Amsden

Teachers: Clay Dyer, Mindy Goodwin, Camille Jackson, Jill Jacobson, Brandie Johnston, Jamie Smith.  Parents:  Brittnee Brandon, JeNae Clegg, Hollie Estes, Linda Fonnesbeck, Trista Keller, Kristen Peer, Tim Peterson, Wendy Peterson, Shae Stanger

I. Trust Land Plan

        1.  Goal: To increase attendance.

  • Solution: AmeriCorps aide.  ½ of her salary is paid through the school, ½ is paid through Trust Land.

  • Data- has 40 students on her case load.  There has been a great increase in attendance.

  • Propose to fund position again next year.  Data is also collected using DIBELS scores.  Students have made significant growth.

  • Budget allocation for aide position $4,500.

  • Teacher input: Yes this is a positive relationship.  If a student is absent, a phone call is promptly made where as teachers are not always able to get to a phone until after lunch.  Absences and tardies are consistently documented.  Ms. Kimber has a positive and supportive relationship with the students.

  • Kristen Peer motioned to allocate funds for AmeriCorps aide for 2017-2018

  • Camille Jackson seconded.

                2. Dream box/ALEKS

  • $8,500 was spent for Dream box and ALEKS licenses, aide salary, and professional development.

  • $3,900 was spent for actual software purchase of Dream box

  • $12,400 total

  • Trista Keller (aide) offered feedback.  Dream box is a program which grows with the student.  It is reinforcing, teaches through fun games, provides a lot of support and is interactive.  There are first graders working a grade above.  It is an adaptive program where children work independently.  It is easy and enjoyable for students to use.  It is a user –friendly program.

  • Parent feedback: Students are working on this at home.  It is good for introducing computer literacy skills.  It introduces concepts that the kids will see in their math instruction.

  • ALEKS feedback:  The ALEKS program looks a lot like the SAGE test.  It is adaptive.   The students work on their own to complete various concepts and take review quizzes.  It introduces and teaches foundational math skills. 

  • Teacher feedback:  It is a great program.  It can link with the math book to reinforce concepts.  Self-motivated students do very well.

  • ALEKS and Dream box are done twice a week in the classroom and once in the lab.

  • Proposed that Dream box licenses are purchased for grades 1 & 2 for 2017-2018.

  • Trista Keller motioned for Dream box to be purchased for 1st and 2nd grade.

  • JeNae Clegg seconded.

                3. $40,000 spent for aide salaries, substitutes, professional development, and periodicals.

  • Mindy Goodwin motioned to continue funding aides.

  • Jill Jacobson seconded to continue funding aides.

4. Katie Amsden talked about the need for increase technology for the school.  The lease on the Chrome books is for four years, after that they are no longer supported by the district.  This year and next year we will lose a set of Chrome books.  We need to allocate funds to replace the Chrome books.

  • Jamie Smith motioned to write into the plan that any increase in funds will be allocated for technology for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Linda Fonnesbeck seconded

II. Title One plan

  • Discussion about how funds have been spent.  Included Equipment, Nikki folders, and Planners.

  • Examined SAGE scores.  There has been an increase in math scores.  Teachers have honed their focus on the core curriculum, in PLC’s and on ELT’s.

  • Title One funds have been used to purchase 6 projectors which have been replaced.

  • Input- Positives:  Schoolwide positive behavior and rewards.  Nikki folders- good parent communication tool.  We will continue using them.

  • Input-Negatives: Parents would like fewer movies shown during instruction time. 

    Planners: often planners are blank and parents do not look at them.  They are costly.  Britnee Brandon commented how they are used at Lakeview Elementary.  We will get more information.  We will re-evaluate if we want to continue to use them to communicate with families. Planner input will be brought to the Leadership and Behavior teams.

  • Other items purchased with Title One funds include: Science books purchased for 5th grade, family night activities.

  • Other ideas for funds allocation:  Academic Goals- focus on ELA, professional development, training for teachers (toolkit), Read Naturally Program, periodicals/ non-fiction text.

III. Other Items:

  • Parent input: More physical activities during indoor recess.  Possibilities include: Go Noodle and Mr. Nelson

  • SAGE Benchmarks- benefits of practice were discussed.

Meeting Adjourned.

Community Council Minutes                                                                                          2/9/17

Attendance:

Principal: Katie Amsden

Teachers: Clay Dyer, Mindy Goodwin, Camille Jackson, Jill Jacobson, Brandie Johnston, Jamie Smith.  Parents:  Brittnee Brandon, JeNae Clegg, Hollie Estes, Linda Fonnesbeck, Trista Keller, Kristen Peer, Tim Peterson, Wendy Peterson, Shae Stanger

I. Trust Land Plan

        1.  Goal: To increase attendance.

  • Solution: AmeriCorps aide.  ½ of her salary is paid through the school, ½ is paid through Trust Land.

  • Data- has 40 students on her case load.  There has been a great increase in attendance.

  • Propose to fund position again next year.  Data is also collected using DIBELS scores.  Students have made significant growth.

  • Budget allocation for aide position $4,500.

  • Teacher input: Yes this is a positive relationship.  If a student is absent, a phone call is promptly made where as teachers are not always able to get to a phone until after lunch.  Absences and tardies are consistently documented.  Ms. Kimber has a positive and supportive relationship with the students.

  • Kristen Peer motioned to allocate funds for AmeriCorps aide for 2017-2018

  • Camille Jackson seconded.

                2. Dream box/ALEKS

  • $8,500 was spent for Dream box and ALEKS licenses, aide salary, and professional development.

  • $3,900 was spent for actual software purchase of Dream box

  • $12,400 total

  • Trista Keller (aide) offered feedback.  Dream box is a program which grows with the student.  It is reinforcing, teaches through fun games, provides a lot of support and is interactive.  There are first graders working a grade above.  It is an adaptive program where children work independently.  It is easy and enjoyable for students to use.  It is a user –friendly program.

  • Parent feedback: Students are working on this at home.  It is good for introducing computer literacy skills.  It introduces concepts that the kids will see in their math instruction.

  • ALEKS feedback:  The ALEKS program looks a lot like the SAGE test.  It is adaptive.   The students work on their own to complete various concepts and take review quizzes.  It introduces and teaches foundational math skills. 

  • Teacher feedback:  It is a great program.  It can link with the math book to reinforce concepts.  Self-motivated students do very well.

  • ALEKS and Dream box are done twice a week in the classroom and once in the lab.

  • Proposed that Dream box licenses are purchased for grades 1 & 2 for 2017-2018.

  • Trista Keller motioned for Dream box to be purchased for 1st and 2nd grade.

  • JeNae Clegg seconded.

                3. $40,000 spent for aide salaries, substitutes, professional development, and periodicals.

  • Mindy Goodwin motioned to continue funding aides.

  • Jill Jacobson seconded to continue funding aides.

4. Katie Amsden talked about the need for increase technology for the school.  The lease on the Chrome books is for four years, after that they are no longer supported by the district.  This year and next year we will lose a set of Chrome books.  We need to allocate funds to replace the Chrome books.

  • Jamie Smith motioned to write into the plan that any increase in funds will be allocated for technology for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Linda Fonnesbeck seconded

II. Title One plan

  • Discussion about how funds have been spent.  Included Equipment, Nikki folders, and Planners.

  • Examined SAGE scores.  There has been an increase in math scores.  Teachers have honed their focus on the core curriculum, in PLC’s and on ELT’s.

  • Title One funds have been used to purchase 6 projectors which have been replaced.

  • Input- Positives:  Schoolwide positive behavior and rewards.  Nikki folders- good parent communication tool.  We will continue using them.

  • Input-Negatives: Parents would like fewer movies shown during instruction time. 

    Planners: often planners are blank and parents do not look at them.  They are costly.  Britnee Brandon commented how they are used at Lakeview Elementary.  We will get more information.  We will re-evaluate if we want to continue to use them to communicate with families. Planner input will be brought to the Leadership and Behavior teams.

  • Other items purchased with Title One funds include: Science books purchased for 5th grade, family night activities.

  • Other ideas for funds allocation:  Academic Goals- focus on ELA, professional development, training for teachers (toolkit), Read Naturally Program, periodicals/ non-fiction text.

III. Other Items:

  • Parent input: More physical activities during indoor recess.  Possibilities include: Go Noodle and Mr. Nelson

  • SAGE Benchmarks- benefits of practice were discussed.

Meeting Adjourned.

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