Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Minutes from 6/21/2017 Meeting

6/21/17 – exiting, continuing and new board members
  • Intros
  • Nonprofit info
    • Advocate for community rather than self
    • Fiduciary responsibility
    • May not advocate for political campaigns
  • What did we do?
    • Class lists
    • Attend PTA meetings
    • Attend events
    • Send email to class parents or to teachers to send info to all parents
    • Get to know the principal and front office staff. Useful to get tables at events
    • HiCap people can sit on interview process for HiCap Schools
  • Mia will look into amazon smile for donations to the council
  • Group Norms
    • Do not deal with personal kid issues in district meetings
    • Do not lose your temper in district meetings
    • Do not schedule a meeting with admins just to vent
    • Do not bad mouth admins to the public
    • Be aware that all info given at district meetings is not always ready to be communicated to public.
  • District people
    • Jen Benson – Director of Interventions
    • Becky Anderson – Jen’s boss
    • Jack Huber – Director of Assessment – leaving
    • Vicky Coury – Exec assistant to Jan and Jack
  • Elect officers
    • President: Austina DeBonte
    • VP: Lauri Ferriola
    • Secretary: Angie Hancock
    • Treasurer: Kristy De Gris – Jakub to get info to Kristy
    • Toni motion to elect the slate, Angie Y seconds, Unanimous
  • Committee Heads
    • Diversity Committee: Helen Tudor, Toni, Angie Y, Mia
      • Work toward a representative population in our district in HiCap
      • Work toward universal testing during school hours
        • K, 1, 2, 5 suspected for next year
      • Multi language testing
      • Data Sweep
    • Webmaster: Angie Hancock - if other person is interested in this, spot is up for grabs
      • Add a timeline doc to help parents know when things happen
      • Events
      • Minutes
      • Other relevant docs
      • Get video of dyslexia laura rogan for website
    • Speaker Organizer: ??? open positions
  • Care Day: Northshore Middle School, 10am-3pm Thursday 29th – we have a table, Austina will be there, looking for Spanish speakers. Hand out flyers, etc.
    • Angie H motion, Helen second to spend money on photo copies for this event, Angie Y will help with graphics for the flyer and look at logo, Unanimous (probably $50)
  • Name tags: about $3 each person – Toni will look into this
  • Satisfaction Survey: Same as 2 years ago with 2 questions added. Austina will make it live soon
    • District willing to partner with us. Do we want to?
    • Disclosure statement about how we will use data
    • District will send out to their mailing list for hicap kids
    • Questions about testing could be sent to everyone…will they do that?
  • Paper lists of attendees at Open houses to EAP people
  • Austina will send committee members list to elected reps
  • Summer events
    • EAP Events – EAP reps to organize
    • Individual schools can organize - Menchie’s Night  (bonnie did this)
    • AAP Events – AAP reps to organize
  • Facebook page and website
  • Mailchimp intro
    • signed up several members, check junk folder for invites
  • Get mailing list updated from Jakub – to add new people

Friday, June 2, 2017

Open Houses, Parent preview Nighte, EAP/AAP Panels

EAP and AAP Placement letters will be going out to parents and students in the next couple of weeks. Look for those in your mail. However, for students who will attend Middle School next year, your letter may not arrive before parent preview nights happen at the Middle School in which your child may be placed. We suggest you attend the parent info night for your likely Middle School just in case your child is offered placement there.

Parent Preview nights and student visit days will be on the following days:
Leota MS:
Parents of 5th graders: May 3rd, 6:30-7:30 pm
Parents of 6th graders: May 10th, 6:30-7:30 pm 
5th grade students: June 1st, 9:30-10:30 am 
6th grade students: June 2nd, 9:30-10:30 am
Canyon Park MS:
Parents of 5th graders: June 5th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Parents of 6th graders: June 6th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Both 5th and 6th grade students from SV: June 5th, 9:40am – 11:20am
Both 5th and 6th grade students from BC: June 6th, 9:40am – 11:20am

Northshore MS:
Parents of 5th graders: May 24th at 7:00 pm
Parents of 6th graders: May 17th at 7:00 pm
Both 5th and 6th grade AAP students: May 23rd, 9:45-11:15am
EAP Open House day for all EAP schools (Bear Creek, Sunrise, Lockwood) will be held at the EAP school on a date TBD. Contact the school for time and other details for these open houses.    

The Parent and Student Panels "What's EAP/AAP Really Like?" will be held in the Leota Jr. High Theater
AAP parent & student panel - Monday May 15, 7pm Leota Jr. High Theater
EAP parent panel - Wednesday May 17, 7pm Leota Jr. High Theater