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SCC Meeting Minutes

School Community Council Meeting Minutes

Eagle Valley Elementary

*All meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will be at 1pm in the office conference room.

SCC Minutes 2017-2018

March 1, 2017

February 1, 2017

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

    • Attending Committee Members:
      • Cindi Braby – Co-chair; Jamie Miller – Parent; Peggy Wilson – Parent; Tifini Card – Parent; Wendy Wakefield; Paula Tucker – Principal
    • Welcome: Cindi Braby
    • Approve Minutes from November’s meeting: Cindi called for a vote to approve the minutes.  Voting was unanimous in favor of approving the minutes.

 

  • Council Member Concerns

 

      • Peggy Wilson reported a negative encounter with the crossing guard at the far crossing.  This was reported to the city.
      • Tifani Card asked for clarification on when parents can use the north drop off zone.  Mrs. Tucker explained that any time the busses were not in the drop off zone, parents are welcome to use it and that parents should not drop off children from the north parking lot where they run across the drop off lane to get to the school.

 

  • Update on Expenditures for this year

 

      • Professional Development: 2-3 teachers from the school have gone to or will go to the following conferences: USET (science), CITES (leadership), Literacy Conference, Learning Edge Conference (arts), and UCTM Conference (math)
      • Technology: The next shipment of iPads arrived today.  We are going to try and have UEN come and do a presentation on using iPads in the classroom for the March professional development day.  Our technology at the school has increased a great deal in the past 3 years and students in every grade have access to Chromebooks and/or iPads.
      • Aides: Aide interviews were held today to fill missing positions.  All positions should be filled if the candidates accept the jobs. Aides help with Target Time and Double Dosing.

 

  • Discussion Items

 

    • Math Night is January 13 – What is SCC doing for this?
      • Station #1 – Estimation Jars: Mrs. Tucker will get supplies for 5 jars full of candy or other items
      • Station #2 – Guess Your Weight: SCC members who has a bathroom scale will bring it
      • Station #3 – How Far Can You Jump? Materials needed: tape (for start line), something to measure with (measuring tape, ruler, yard stick, etc.), Twizzlers or Pixie Sticks to measure with
      • Posters for each station: Cindi will do these
      • Other Activities: Each grade level is providing an activity.  We will try to have the computer lab open for questions about iReady, etc., bookmarks with info for logging in to programs at home, punch cards for the students, other activities as needed from Wendy and Mrs. Tucker.

Reading Incentive – Theme: Reading Around the World

      • The reading committee is meeting on Monday, Jan. 9 at about 3:45 in the conference room.  All SCC members who want to attend are welcome to come.
      • Our focus is Reading Fluency.  We are working on several ideas for activities, tracking (passports, badges, card, etc.), modeling (videos of students with good fluency), etc.
      • For Parents – We plan to do ONE page with a calendar to mark in the corner and a list of activities to do. A hard and digital copy will be sent home.
      • What incentives can we provide or do we think would work?
        • Bracelet/Card (like Math Ninjas from another school)
        • Bookstore (with the books PTA provided)
        • Activities from other countries (Chinese Jump Rope, etc.)
        • Sign up for a Read Aloud in library
        • Read A Thon – maybe Kiva Reading
        • Do an activity: “How To” Project, Joke Books, Magic Trick Books, Follow a recipe
        • Final activity (May 19): Bounce houses, splash pad, maybe a maze, others TBD
    • Teacher Needs Survey for next year’s Trustland Expenditure
      • Mrs. Tucker will send teachers a survey that is like last year’s survey to see what they feel biggest needs are.
      • We will review the results at our next meeting.
    • Council Input: What suggestions do we have for Trustlands?
      • Funds for reading incentive next year
      • We would like to see what the teachers suggest
    • Collaboration Incentive – presentations by grade level
      • Last year we had each team do a written page focusing on what they are doing to meet the standards on the collaboration rubric.  We will do that again this year.
      • This year we will add:
        • Short video about a challenge their team has been working on, what they have done, how it has been going, how they are adjusting and trying new things, etc.
        • Grade Level “Yearbooks” where we will put the past reflection sheets, curriculum maps, etc. so that the team can reflect on progress and direction from past years and maintain more continuity from year to year.
    • NAEP testing – Feb. 13th
      • National test – randomly selected schools, students, and tests; provides nationwide data that can be compared with other countries; parents can opt out; information will go out to parents in the next few weeks

 

  • Adjournment: Cindi adjourned the meeting at 5:15. The next meeting is at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1.

 

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council

November 2, 2016

  1. Welcome

 In attendance:

Faculty: Paula Tucker, Principal

 Wendy Wakefield, Partnership Coordinator

 Lora Isbell, Teacher Representative

Parents: Rheanna Dow, Cindi Braby, Tifini Card, Jaime Miller

  1. Minutes from October’s meeting were unanimously approved after a motion made by Cindi Braby.
  1. We discussed internet use and safety responsibilities of SCC.  We talked about what our school does and H.B. 213.  There will be a NetSmartz assembly November 14.
  1. Discussed the spring reading challenge.  A few ideas mentioned were to have a magic theme, a fluency parent meeting (parents RSVP), mystery readers, book bucks, use of scholastic money.  SCC and PTA may work together on it.  Paula will take ideas to the reading committee.
  1. Discussion of DIBELS data presented by Mrs. Tucker.  We talked about how double dosing and target time can help improve scores.  We also discussed the Imagine Learning program and the way it supplements reading by helping students improve skills they lack.
  1. Council member concerns:  Kindergarten dismissal time
  1. Short Term Goals for SIP

We discussed using a book from the battle of the books list for the principal’s book club.  We decided to try it with the sixth grade.  A book will be chosen before Thanksgiving break.

  1. Discussion Items
  1.  Stakeholders Report:  This will be a pamphlet to highlight the strengths of our school.
  1. Principal’s Minute
  1. Adjournment:  Next meeting will be held January 4, 2017.

     

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council Minutes

October 5, 2016

In attendance:

   Faculty: Paula Tucker, Principal

Wendy Wakefield, Partnership Coordinator

Lora Isbell, Teacher Representative

D.J. Conger, District Community Council

Parents: Rheanna Dow, Peggy Wilson, Tifini Card, Cindi Braby, Jaime Miller

We approved minutes from our September meeting after a motion by Lora Isbell, did a quick review of bylaws and procedures, and verified board members’ contact information for the website.

Mrs. Tucker presented SAGE testing data, which can be found on the data gateway on the Utah State Board of Education website.

Cindy Braby presented information on Amendment B, and encouraged members to vote yes.

Budget amendments due to increased funds were discussed.  Professional development and technology budgets were increased after a motion by Cindi Braby.

Net Smart doing assemblies here at the school on November 14th 9:30am for K-2 and 10:10am for 3-6.

Encourage parents and friends to use all the websites available to help their kids with reading and math including:  Raz Kids (K-3), Imagine Learining (K-3), Star Fall, ABC Mouse, and IReady (3-6).

Discussed concerns about upcoming Halloween parade and holiday celebrations.  Amending plans a little to be suitable for the current atmosphere at the school.

  1. Action Items
    1. Budget amendments due to increased funds
    2. Review and accept Submitted Trust Lands Plan for 2016-17
    3. Review and accept School Improvement Goals
  1. Discussion Items
    1. Battle of the Books
    2. Net Smart booth at SEP’s
  1. Council Member Concerns
  1. Principal’s Minute
  1. Adjournment

     

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council

March 3, 2016


Attending Committee Members:

Paula Tucker, Principal          Jaime Miller, Parent            Rheanna Dow, Chair          

Tami Page, Secretary Cindi Braby, Parent Becky Jones, Teacher (Co-Chair)

Welcome:  Rheanna Dow welcomed all those in attendance.

Approve Minutes from March’s meeting:  All in attendance were asked if they had a chance to read over the minutes from our previous meeting.  Rheanna asked for all in favor to approve the minutes.  Committee members were unanimous in favor of approving the minutes.

Council Member Concerns:  None at this time

Discussion Items:

  • PTA Family Night–Art and Writing Fair, April 15, 2016 5-7pm

We will have a table set up with Mad Libs for the kids and parents. Becky has a poster with parts of speech that we can use.  There is a local author coming to talk to the parents and then the PTA will have voting for next year’s board.  We anticipate being at the table by 5:30.  Cindy, Rheanna and Tami will be able to work the table that night.

  • Collaboration Incentive–Mrs. Tucker

Binders will be available in the office through the end of the year with the grade level team report.

  • Review Trust Lands/School Improvement Plan

Mrs. Tucker presented the Trust Lands/School Improvement Plan to the committee.  This plan is based on the information we had discussed in previous meetings.

Action Items:

Trust Lands/School Improvement Plan for 2016-2017:  Becky Jones made a motion to approve the Trust Lands funds to be spent as written.  Rheanna asked if there was any further discussion.  There was not so Rheanna called for those in favor of the motion and the motion passed unanimously.  Copies of the plan will be available in the office.

Other Business:  No other business at this time.

Principal’s Minute:  Mrs. Tucker stressed the importance of kids being at school.  There is a large number of students who are missing 30-80 days.  Another subject she mentioned is the need to get out and talk to our neighbors and see if there are any kids who have not yet registered for kindergarten.  We only have 81 kids for next year so far.  It is important to have numbers now so we can plan for the faculty.

Adjournment:  Rheanna adjourned the meeting at 4:35 pm.

 

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council

Feb. 17, 2016


Attending Committee Members:

Paula Tucker, Principal          Jaime Miller, Parent            Rheanna Dow, Chair          

Wendy Wakefield Cindi Braby, Parent Becky Jones, Teacher (Co-Chair)

Welcome:  Rheanna Dow welcomed all those in attendance.

Approve Minutes from January’s meeting:  All in attendance were asked if they had a chance to read over the minutes from our previous meeting.  Rheanna asked called for a vote to approve the minutes.  Voting was unanimous in favor of approving the minutes.

Council Member Concerns:

  • It was mentioned that many parents are concerned about other parents who are not following the drop-off and pick up procedures in the parking lot and causing unsafe situations for students.  Mrs. Tucker mentioned that we could have a grade level do a data collection about these unsafe behaviors and publish it for parents to make them more aware of the problem.  
  • It was also mentioned that some parents are concerned about the negative way they see other parents interacting with teachers, office staff, and other school personnel.
  • Parents have generally appreciated the opportunity to give feedback through the stakeholder’s surveys and have generally felt that the length and type of the survey and questions was appropriate and easy to fill out.  Mrs. Tucker mentioned future possibilities for expanding this feedback to allow parents to give ongoing feedback throughout the year in a variety of ways.
  • It was mentioned that it would be helpful if Kindergarten students could be released on time every day at both the AM and PM times to help with the parking lot and pick up situation.

Discussion Items

    • Review teacher needs survey in relation to parent/community area of needs:
      • Several of the grade levels mentioned writing as the biggest area of need. In order to support this, they feel they need more professional development on how to teach writing effectively, time to collaborate, and technology. We discussed some of the issues students are having with writing and how we might improve these areas.
      • The committee then reviewed the areas that were included in last year’s Trust Land plan and how effective these had been this year:
        • Target Time: several of the grade levels are using it in a variety of ways and seeing success with different groups of children.  Several teams are in favor of continuing it next year.
        • ABC coach: Mrs. Tucker reported that only about 24 of our Kindergarten students are still working on learning all their letters and sounds, so this seems to have been effective.
        • Take Home Aide: Mrs. Tucker and Jaime Miller noted the importance of a consistent person to run this program if we want to keep it going.  It would not work if we just had volunteers. The committee also discussed that some students have mentioned they don’t have books at home, so programs like this, and possibly a book box or book exchange would be possibilities for providing more access to books at home.
        • Technology: All of the teams mentioned this as something that has been effective and something they want more of.  It has been especially effective for students’ writing projects and using iReady. Mrs. Tucker noted that technology will be most effective if teachers know how to use it best with students and if it is used as a means for students to create.  She also mentioned that we need to be aware that there are several other costs involved in technology (headphones, carts, chargers, etc.) and that Chromebooks generally last about 3 years, so this would need to be funded on an ongoing basis.
        • Double Dosing: Many teams feel this has been effective.  Fourth grade has seen great gains in fluency from the fluency practice they have students do during double dosing.  Mrs. Tucker has received feedback from aides, from her observations, and from the current academic data that suggests it may not be the most effective use of the Trust lands money.
        • Half-Day Subs: Few teams have used this despite mentioning that they would like to observe great writing instruction.  1st Grade has been doing more of an ongoing writing collaboration with the 1st grade teachers at Mountain Trails.
        • Fluency Coaches: This seems to have been effective for 4th grade, but not for 5th and 6th. The time of day they were available didn’t work very well for those grade levels.
    • What is our Area of Greatest Academic Need? From the teachers’ survey, writing was the most commonly mentioned area.  Mrs. Tucker mentioned that we may want to include Reading as well, as the SAGE test does not separate the two subject areas in score reports
  • PTA Family Night – Art and Writing Fair: This will be held on April 15.  Mrs. Tucker mentioned that it would be a great time to capitalize on the importance of writing for a real audience and focusing on presentation.  She asked that anyone who had writing or art ideas for this fair pass them on to the classroom teachers.  Lacey Mason, a 5th grade teacher, will be having all the school children participate in making a circle mural.  Cindy suggested that for a parent/student activity, we could have them do the activity where they take turns writing a line and then folding it over to write a story. PTA will be making further plans at their meeting in March.

Action Items:

  • Rough Draft Trust Land/School Improvement: From teacher survey and SCC input, choose possible areas to for Trust Lands
    • Mrs. Tucker made a motion to accept the items below as possible areas to include in our Trust Lands plan for next year. Mrs. Tucker will calculate costs and prepare the details of each area and then have the teachers vote on them. There was no further discussion and the motion passed unanimously.  
    • Target Time
    • Double Dosing
    • Mastery Connect
    • Technology
    • Summer collaboration
    • Take home aide
    • Professional Development

Other Business:  Rheanna asked if there were any additional items to talk about.  Mrs. Tucker brought up the principal’s book club.  Because of all the other things going on right now, this idea will be tabled and looked at again in the summer when further planning can be done to make this most effective.

Adjournment:  Rheanna adjourned the meeting after no other business was brought before the committee.  Meeting adjourned at 6:25 and we will meet again on March 3, 2016 at 4 pm.

 

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council Minutes

January 7, 2016


Attending Committee Members:

Paula Tucker, Principal             Jaime Miller, Parent                Rheanna Dow, Chair

Tami Page, Parent                Cindi Braby, Parent        Becky Jones, Teacher (Co-Chair)

Wendy Wakefield        Peggy Wilson, Parent

Welcome:  Rheanna Dow welcomed all those in attendance.

Approve Minutes from October’s meeting:  All in attendance were asked if they had a chance to read over the minutes from our previous meeting.  Rheanna asked called for a vote to approve the minutes.  Voting was unanimous in favor of approving the minutes.

Council Member Concerns:  It was mentioned that there is a lot of ice around the building as a safety concern.  Mrs. Tucker will make sure that on icy days we have inside recess.  The first layer of district approved ice melt goes down at 7 am in preparation for student arrival at 7:40.

Principal’s Book Club:  Cindi had some numbers for us to consider.  For every 5-7 kids in the group we need an adult and each kid would need their own copy of the book.  We want to have the book club during lunch and do a trial run with kids in 3rd and 4th grade.  It was suggested that we allow the teachers to pick a child from each class that would want to participate.  We would try to hold the first club at the end of March or early April.  If the trial run is successful we might run it again before the end of the year.  Wendy Wakefield and Becky Jones will be getting some book title recommendations to Mrs. Tucker by the 15th.

Discussion Items

  1. Math Night-January 8, 2016 from 5-7:  All the grade levels will have a math booth and the SCC will host one as well.  We will do a jumping activity that they will measure, a group of jars for estimation and head measurements.  All members that can assist need are invited to attend.
  2. Literacy Night-April 15, 2016:  Possible Art and Writing Fair is being discussed by the PTA.  We do not have enough information to make any plans at this time.
  3. Teacher Needs Survey:  Mrs. Tucker is putting together a survey to collect some teacher needs in the school to help assist us with planning next year’s school goals.  She will have the results available for us by our next meeting.

Other Business:  Rheanna asked if there was any additional items to talk about.

Mrs. Tucker said that the school is in need of stakeholder input and is wondering about some possible ways to get that input.  Focus groups, peer input and a parent survey are being considered as a way to collect this input.

It was suggested that we have an end of the year reading incentive activity for the students that have completed their goals.  We will be looking into putting something together.

Adjournment:  Rheanna adjourned the meeting after no other business was brought before the committee.  Meeting adjourned at 5:10 and we will meet again on February 11, 2016 at 4 pm.

 

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council Minutes

November 5, 2015


Attending Committee Members:

Paula Tucker, Principal          Jaime Miller, Parent            Rheanna Dow, Chair           

Tami Page, Parent            Cindi Braby, Parent Becky Jones, Teacher (Co-Chair)

Wendy Wakefield

 

Welcome:  Rheanna Dow welcomed all those in attendance.  Peggy Wilson is excused due to illness.

 

Approve Minutes from October’s meeting:  All in attendance were asked if they had a chance to read over the minutes from our previous meeting.  Rheanna asked called for a vote to approve the minutes.  Voting was unanimous in favor of approving the minutes.

 

Presentation of Sage Data-Principal Tucker:  to be covered later in the meeting when we discuss the Stakeholders Report.

 

Internet Use and Safety Responisibilities of the SCC–Keeping our students safe online HB 213:  The district is putting out information on its policies and safeguards for student internet use but we need to put together some information on what we are doing as a school.  The district uses Land School for filtering content and Mrs. Druce has Active Directory which allows her to see all the screens in the computer lab to see what the students are working on while in the lab.

 

Mrs. Druce is working on educating all the students as they come through her computer class regarding the Digital Citizenship Plan and we will ask her to put together some written information for our plan.  EVES already has its policy regarding us on the website under the school handbook and Mrs. Tucker has already sent out links to parents regarding this policy.  Computers or devices that are available for use at school include IPad’s, Kindles, Mac books, Chromebooks, and desktops.  Each grade (3-6) has a classroom set of chromebooks that can be used at will in that grade and open times in the computer lab and for carts available for sign up.  Students are not to bring any devices to use from home.

 

Update on Bookmark Incentive:  Seems to be going well.  Lots of students are excited to be reading in the lower grades but Mrs. Jones reports that upper grades will not be showing the excitement until March or April since they are using chapter books to meet their requirements.

 

Council Member Concerns:  There were no concerns brought up when Rheanna asked.  

 

Action Items:

 

  • Review and Approve Rules of Order:  Rules that we want to amend include no seconds on motions since we are such a small group and no motion is required to adjourn the meeting.  Tami Page made a motion to adopt these changes.  Rheanna called for further discussion.  There was no further discussion.  Rheanna called for a vote.  The vote was unanimous in favor of adopting these changes.
  • Short Term Goals for SIP
  • Battle of the Books:  We will be assisting Angie as needed when it gets closer to the battle.  It was suggested that we include the list of books in the newsletter to get more awareness out to the parents.
  • Principal’s Book Club:  Cindi has been asked to put together a list of possible books to use.  They are thinking of maybe doing a January meeting and will be getting enough copies of the books for use.  Thinking of doing grade level groups and having two meetings per group.  More information will follow at the next meeting.
  • Other Ideas:  The PTA is doing a literacy night in April.  We will see if there is anything that they need for us to do to assist them.  Mrs. Tucker expressed a desire to increase pre-k literacy by promoting the Upstart program.

 

 

Discussion Items:

 

  • Help with Family Night:  Friday, Nov. 13 will be the next PTA family night.  They have not specifically asked us to do anything for that night.  Three teachers will have experiments set up for the families.  They will be setting up for the event at 4:30 pm.
  • Stakeholders Report:  Ten have been submitted to the district per our guidelines and copies are available in the front office.  The report is also available on our website.

 

 

Rheanna asked if there was any further discussion.  Mrs. Tucker explained the thank you magnets that are available in the front office.  This month “gratitude” is the characteristic the school is working on and we are all invited to write a brief thank you that can be put on doors throughout the school.  Come by the office to pick up a magnet.  We are also invited to join with the students on November 11th for the Thanksgiving luncheon.  Cost for adults is $3.85.

 

Adjournment:  There was no further discussion and Rheanna adjourned the meeting at 5:05 pm.  Next meeting will be January 7th at 4:00 pm.

 

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council Minutes

October 1,  2015

 

Attending Committee Members:

Paula Tucker, Principal             Jaime Miller, Parent                Peggy Wilson, Parent

Rheanna Dow, Chair                Tami Page, Parent                Becky Jones, Teacher (Co-Chair)

Cindi Braby, Parent

Visitors attending:          Wendy Wakefield        Michleene Johnson

Joylin Lincoln

 

Welcome and Introductions:  Rheanna welcomed everyone to the meeting and provided a folder of information, including the agenda, to all in attendance.  She welcomed our visitors-Wendy Wakefield (Partnership Coordinator), Michleene Johnson (representing the Reading committee), and Joylin Lincoln (District Community Council rep).

 

Approve minutes from September’s meeting:  Rheanna asked if everyone had read the minutes from the last meeting which had been emailed out.  Becky Jones made a motion to approve the minutes, there was no further discussion and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Overview of SCC Training from the 21st:  All those attending received a copy of the ASD School Community Council guide for 2015-16 that Rheanna got from her training.  This guide explains all the SCC duties for the various aspects of those serving on the council.  At our next meeting we will be discussing internet use and safety.

 

Invitation to visit collaboration:  Mrs. Tucker invited all member of the SCC to join any of the collaborations that happen at Eagle Valley.  Joylin commented that she has attended some of the collaborations and appreciated such a caring faculty-both for the students academically and as individual students.

 

Safety Week review:  Mrs. Tucker provided a review of Safety Week that Lori Lee had provided for us.  The students have been participating in Walk 4 More.  November will be covering “Net Safety” in two 30 minute assemblies.

 

Reading Committee report:  The entire school was involved in our September incentive activity based on Mo Willems.  There was lots of positive feedback.  The activity was pulled off at no cost to the school.  The committee is planning another one for February and the end of the year and thinking of basing them on books.  They are making bookmarks for students to fill in and once turned in they will be given a reward. There are 175 books from the bookfair, 875 bookmarks, and Mrs. Tucker will help supplement for more rewards if needed.  Bookmarks will be distributed after fall break.

 

Council Member Concerns:  Rheanna asked if there were any concerns to be brought to the council.  Peggy Wilson expressed that some parents had asked her when Eagle Valley would be getting Resource classes.  Mrs. Tucker informed the council that as part of the public school system we have Resource/Special Education classes available at Eagle Valley.  She encouraged us all to let parents know to speak with their students teachers to find out the full scope of resources available to students.

No other concerns were brought to the council.

 

Presentation of Sage Data:  The state report card is out and Eagle Valley has a “C”, as we did last year.  You can access the report card information by going to the USOE website under PACE to view the entire online report.  This information is for 3rd-6th grades since 3rd grade is when all students are expected to be at grade level.  A break down of all Sage data will be available October 19th.

Kindergarten to 3rd grade will be doing Dibels testing for reading assessments.  This is new this year and will provide really good feedback to teachers and parents.  It will be testing in five target areas (more than the DRA’s) and will provide data at the beginning of the year (BOY), middle of the year (MOY), and end of the year (EOY).  The district provides the staff to come out to the school to administer the Dibels testing.  Anyone interested in getting trained to administer the test can see the district for more information.  Must be willing to travel to various school in the district.

 

Discussion Items:

Review Progress and efforts on school goals:  Eagle Valley is doing some interim Sage testing that will provide data to use as a tool to see growth throughout the year.  It will show a little dip (due to the summer break and an expected dip) and then gradual growth.  No major spikes are expected.  A shortened interim test will be given in January.  We have some good tools in place to help us with our school goals:  Reading Recovery, Alphabet coach, Target time, our Professional Learning Communities collaboration.

When asked if there were any ideas on ways to reach our school goals, Tami Page asked if maybe some kind of communication could go home that would alert parents of test dates.  If parents knew when their students were testing maybe they would work with them a little more at home which could assist in higher test scores.  Wendy Wakefield said that the teachers can put up messages on skyward and they would remind them of the email feature to try to get that information out.

 

SEP nights:  The PTA had mentioned perhaps combining September’s family night with the SEP’s by getting some informational booths to provide parents with various information but Mrs. Tucker did not think that this was going to be the case this time.  The PTA will be providing dinner for the teachers both nights.

 

 Reading Incentive plan for this year-Miss Johnson:  This was covered earlier in the report on the September incentive activity–bookmarks coming out after fall break.

 

 Rules of Order and Procedure:  Rheanna provided some copies of Rules of Order and Procedure.  She said that we could adopt any of the procedures we wanted to implement but we would have to be consistent.  We need to post the Rules of Order and Procedure that we will be following.  Joylin informed us that since we are such a small council that we were not required to have motions seconded.  Chairmen/women do not usually make motions and it was suggested that we put a copy of the rules of order and procedure on the back of all our agendas.  This will be included on next month’s agenda as an action item.

 

Action Items:

Review and accept submitted Trust lands plan for 2015-16:  Rheanna asked Becky Jones to review the Trust Lands proposal and the School Improvement plan.  After some discussion and answering of questions, Becky Jones made a motion to accept the Trust Lands plan for 2015-16.  There was no further discussion and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Review and accept School Improvement Plan (SIP):   See above.  After review Peggy Wilson made a motion to accept the School Improvement plan for 2015-16.  There was no further discussion and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Write short term goals for SIP:  Rheanna asked us to review the plans that had just been accepted and come to the next meeting with ideas for some ways to help us work toward reaching our School Improvement Plan goals.  This was tabled until our next meeting.

 

Adjournment:  Rheanna asked if there was any further discussion.  With no further discussion we adjourned the meeting at 5:08 pm.  Our next meeting will be held November 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council Minutes

September 3, 2015

 

Attending Committee Members:

Paula Tucker, Principal        Jaime Miller, Parent            Peggy Wilson, Parent

Rheanna Dow, Chair            Tami Page, Parent            Becky Jones, Teacher

 

Welcome and Introductions:  Rheanna Dow welcomed all those attending and asked if everyone knew each other.  We did so we did not do introductions.

 

Training:  Utah School Land Trusts has a website that has some great information on what the School Community Council works.  They will provide some additional leadership training.  We have been asked to bring any concerns from the parents or the community that we might hear to the council to try and help resolve matters.

 

Review of Land Trusts plan for 2015-2016-Mrs. Tucker will be providing everyone with a digital copy.  We will be able to discuss the plan in more depth after the training, at the next meeting.

 

Dates for meetings for the rest of the year:

October 1st            November 5th            January 7th

February 11            March 3rd            April 14th

 

Action Items:  these were moved to next month’s meeting.

 

Becky Jones made a motion to appoint Rheanna Dow as Chair, Becky Jones as Vice-Chair, and Tami Page as Secretary of this year’s School Community Council.  There was no further discussion.  Paula Tucker seconded the motion and the voting was unanimous.

 

Discussion Items:

Family Nights:  The PTA has asked us to be involved in the monthly Family Nights that they have planned throughout the year.  The first one is the carnival on September 24.  Please promote these family nights in your neighborhoods.

Safe Walking to School:  EVES is working with UDOT to get the red walking paths marked on some safe walking maps that we can distribute.

Watch DOGS:  At our kick-off event for sign ups we were able to get 100 days signed up for by dads to come and participate.

 

Review agenda for next month:  We will have a training before our next meeting on how to create agenda’s and the year plan.

 

Concerns to report:  We have been asked to encourage parents to talk with teachers and school personnel before turning to social media.  We want to be proactive in establishing positive and open communication with the school.

 

Adjournment:  Peggy Wilson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Rheanna asked if there was any further discussion.  There was none.  Jaime Miller seconded the motion to adjourn.  The motion passed unanimously and we adjourned at 5:00.

 

Next meeting will be October 1st at 4 pm in the conference room at Eagle Valley.

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council Minutes

April 1, 2015

 

Attending: Cindy Braby, Rheanna Dow, Kristen Cable, Becky Jones, Paula Tucker, Jennie Searle

 

  1. Welcome– Rheanna Dow

 

  1. Council Member Concerns

 

    1. Student phones being brought to school.
      1. Most concerns during grade level recess and breaks.
        1. More zoned control with supervision at recess and breaks.
        2. Newsletter- include phone policy.
  1. Post the trust land plan on website.
  2.     Leftover budget from this year to be spent.
  3. Technology- TV Screen, Projector Mounts, or Chromebooks?
  4. SCC member for next year- recruit and voting in fall.
  5. Internet safety- SCC responsibilities
  6. Reading incentives- parent input, book clubs, battle of the books

 

 

  • Finalize this year’s plan/spending and plan for next year
  • Review School Improvement Plan
  • Review expenditures
  • Clause for leftover funds to be used for technology.
  • Flextime- solidify, reteach, enrich

 

 

 

  • Complete online submission of plan
  • Plans available to post from April 9th until April 17th

 

 

 

  • Signatures
  • No signature sheet, email for electronic signatures

 

 

 

  • PTA- Need help with family night?
  • TBA on family night for this month
  • Treasure Island play on 24th

 

 

 

  • Adjournment
  • Jennie Searle makes a motion to adjourn. Kristen Cable seconds the motion.

 

Unanimous vote: motion carries

 

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council Minutes
October 1, 2014
Attending: Cindy Braby, Rheanna Dow, Kristin Cable, Becky Jones, Paula Tucker, Jennie Searle, Laura Brown

1. Welcome- Rheanna Dow

2. Council Member Concerns- Create bi-laws for EVES. When a non-member is participating their concern must be on agenda before meeting
a. Parent Concerns about Teachers- Inform Paula of concerns
b. School informing public on social media- Great responses from the public. Keeping everyone well informed the day without running water.
c. Social Media: Policies on professional social media standards for teachers. No contacting the students through social media. Parent-teacher contact is allowed.

3. SCC Job Responsibilities- Training Video
a. School trust lands video- opportunity to make difference in your school.
i. SCC insures interest and dividends get used in schools.
ii. Council creates school improvement plans focusing on academic needs.

4. SCC elections
a. keep elections in the fall.

5. School Improvement Plan
a. SAGE Data- State preliminary sage data
i. booklets arranged from easiest item to most difficult item.
ii. NAEP proficiency rate: Between 30-45% proficient
iii. Sage proficiency rates in 30-40%
iv. School Data available TBA
b. School Improvement plan
i. 80% pass the Spring DRA
ii. Write goals more specifically next year.
iii. Writing part of academic focus
iv. Continue to improve math and science goals.

6. Watch Dogs
a. We need more volunteers. Only 8-10 dads at kick off.
b. Any amount of time volunteering in the school.
i. No commitment to certain times.
ii. Create more clear examples of what our Watch Dogs participate in during the day.
iii. Information for students about watch dogs sent home after fall break.

7. Parking Lot
a. Safety meeting this Friday.
b. Reversing traffic coming in at south end and exiting the north end??
c. Bus parking lot is currently in the North lot.
d. Concerns: students running across lot in front of buses.
e. Get sheriff’s office involved

8. Math Night Nov. 14th
a. Math committee is working on topics to cover.
b. Advanced math for high achieving students.
c. GoMath parent logins to use at home.
i. Can challenge students.
ii. Video math models.
d. Money- value, economics, how money works, real world application.
e. SEP concerns- Have a quick show of math strategies.

9. Action Items
a. Review and accept Submitted Trust Lands Plan for 2014-2015

10. Budget $44, 042 (2% increase)
a. Aide salary- classified hourly — $9,040
b. Salary-certified hourly — $5,800.00
c. Professional Development Substitutes — $1400.00
d. Professional Development — $1500.00
e. Take home Reading/ Science Library Materials — $3,623.00
f. Technology — $13,972.00
1. 8,707.00 to reallocate into technology. Use funds to purchase additional technology programs, training.
ii. Total technology — $21,079.00
iii. substitute $1600- to send teachers watch other master teachers.

Becky Jones motions that Eagle Valley Trust lands money be allocated as
a. Aide salary- classified hourly — $9,040
b. Salary-certified hourly — $5,800.00
c. Professional Development Substitutes — $3000.00
d. Professional Development — $1500.00
e. Take home Reading/ Science Library Materials — $3,623.00
f. Technology — $21,079.00
Second by: Kristin Cable
Unanimous vote- Cindy Braby, Rheanna Dow, Kristin Cable, Becky Jones, Paula Tucker, Jennie Searle
Motion carries.

 

 

 

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council Minutes

February 11, 2015

 

Attending: Cindy Braby, Rheanna Dow, Becky Jones, Paula Tucker, Jennie Searle

 

    1. Welcome
    2. Council Member Concerns- Create bi-laws for EVES. When a non-member is participating their concern must be on topic.
      1. Social Media: Policies on professional social media standards for teachers. No contacting the students through social media. Parent-teacher contact is allowed. Issue throughout community
        1. Work with community leaders technology safety and etiquette

 

  • Volunteers from community at school
  • Get parents involved in being responsible for student learning-active partners
  • One time volunteers
  • Moms in art with paintings, music, etc.
  • Principal book club
  • Poetry Café with parent host
  • Responsibility from the community
  • Respecting the school staff members
  • Kindergarten registration: PTA memberships and volunteers
  • communication with parents is key
  • First year kinder parents meeting in Fall
  • Girl bullying books
  • Invite all to read

 

    1. Review Teacher Needs Survey School Improvement Plan
      1. Review teacher input of school improvement plan
        1. Technology
        2. Guided Reading
          1. Non fiction magazines
        3. Professional Development
        4. Flex-time

 

  • Rough Draft Trust Lands/School Improvement
  • School Improvement Goals
  • Reading and Writing
  • base upon a year’s growth rather than a hard percentage?
  • Allocation of time in schedule

 

  1. Expenditures about $40,000

 

  • flex-time/double dosing aides
  • Nonfiction magazines
  • Professional Development
  • teacher book club

 

  1. Teacher input on budgeting plans for next year.

 

  • PTA needs help with literacy night?
  • Friday February 13th family night
  • Guest readers
  • Dance with Disney music
  • Adjournment

 

 

 

Eagle Valley Elementary

School Community Council Minutes

March 11, 2015

 

Attending: Cindy Braby, Rheanna Dow, Kristin Cable, Becky Jones, Paula Tucker, Jennie Searle

 

Scout Group Attending for communication merit badges.

 

 

  1. Welcome– Rheanna Dow
  2. Council Member Concerns-
  3. Rough Draft Trust Land/School Improvement
    1. School Improvement Goal:
      1. K-3 On the Fall 2014 DRA 46% of students were reading at or above grade level benchmark. On the January 2015 DRA, ________ if students were reading at or above grade level benchmark.
      2. Specific Goal: All students K-6 will show growth in literacy as measured by DRA. 75% of students will achieve 1 year’s growth or minimum benchmark according to the DRA District Benchmark chart from Fall 2015 to 2016
        1. Action Plan- How will we assess the goal.
          1. Improve Tier 1 instruction
          2. Professional Development
          3. Technology—Chromebooks vs. Laptops for K-2
        2. Add a second goal for Math and Science to fit expand our focus on student needs.

Rhianna Dow motions to add Math and Science Goals to school improvement plan. Jennie Searle seconds motion. Is there any more discussion before we vote? No.

  1. Unanimous vote- motion carries
    1. All students in 3-6 will show growth on the state SAGE assessment to increase the percent proficient by _______%.
      1. Academic areas of need reading, writing, math, science.
      2. Main measurement- SAGE

 

 

  1. Trustlands Proposal for 2015-2016

Flex-Time                                           $ 5,425.00

Summer Collab.                                 $ 8,100.00

K ABC Coach                                      $1,250.00

Guided Reading Supplies                 $2,000.00

Take-Home Aide                               $1,938.00

Double Dosing                                   $4,650.00

½ Day Observation Subs                  $1,500.00

Fluency Coach 4th-6th                        $1,500.00

CITES Conference                            $3,800.00

________________________

                                                            $30,163.00

Technology (Plus additional in Fall)$10,000.00

Chromebooks

Mastery Connect $4,200

                                                ________________________

                                    Total              $40,163.00

Becky Jones makes a motion that our trustlands funds for 2015-2016 be spent as follows:         

Flex-Time                                           $ 5,425.00

Summer Collab.                                 $ 8,100.00

K ABC Coach                                      $1,250.00

Guided Reading Supplies                 $2,000.00

Take-Home Aide                               $1,938.00

Double Dosing                                   $4,650.00

½ Day Observation Subs                  $1,500.00

Fluency Coach 4th-6th                        $1,500.00

CITES Conference                            $3,800.00

________________________

                                                            $30,163.00 Remaining used for Technology

Technology (Plus additional in Fall)$10,000.00

Chromebooks

Mastery Connect $4,200

                                                ________________________

                                    Total              $40,163.00

Kristen Cable seconds motion. Any more discussion before voting? No.

            Unanimous vote: Motion carries.

 

 

  1. PTA Family Night Art Friday March 13, 2015 6-8pm
    1. Voting for new PTA board
    2. Teachers to help?

 

  1. Next Month’s Agenda:
    1. Signatures and final trustland funds
    2. Collaboration Presentations Tues. March 18th
    3. Book Fair
  2. Adjournment
    1. Jennie Searle makes motion to adjourn. Cindy Braby seconds. Unanimous Vote: motion carries

Paula Tucker and Jennie Searle abstained from voting.

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