School Site Council Meeting Notes
School Site Council & PTO
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Attendance: Keliann Woodlock Ester Lan
Pat Morasse Holly Dauwer
Amanda Chhouy Ashley Nanthavong
Agenda and Notes:
- Facilities Update
Of the Morey’s Top Ten Facilities Issues, several items have been addressed completely or are in the process of being fixed.
Elevator: repaired in late August and has been working with incident
Concrete issues: Wilder Street side stairs and walk have been complete redone; still waiting to repair the concrete pad at the handicap spots in the small front lot
HVAC System: The DPW has been to the school many times and the City will be replacing the system’s controls this spring.
Exit Doors: The DPW repaired the Rm. 101 exterior door and work orders are in for others.
Lighting: The lighting contractor has changed out all of the lighting fixtures to LEDs.
In Progress: Mice, Crosswalks and Traffic Flow
Outstanding Issues: Boiler room, fence around play yard
- Fundraising Efforts
Princeton Station $280
UML Hockey $200
Gift Cards $994
Chuck E. Cheese $783
- Upcoming Events/Expenditures
Cultural Celebration “This Is Us”-March 22
Chipotle Fundraiser – May 7
School Dance—chaired by Ms. Dauwer; Mr. Chhouy will donate his deejay skills for the event—will schedule for May
Student Activities Funds for the following trips (buses and/or admission):
- Grade 4: Tsongas Industrial History Center and Camp Massapoag
- Grade 3: Tsongas Industrial History Center
- Grade 2: Farmer Dave’s and Pollard Memorial Library
- Grade 1: Stone Zoo and Aquarium
- Kindergarten: Drumlin Farm
Student Activity Funds for the following programs:
- Bingo for Books
- Scholastic News
- Perfect Attendance Parties
- Magic Show
- Pottery projects
- Biography presentations (Helen Keller & Sally Ride)
- Healthy Nutrition Show with Robert Rivest
- Garden & Farm to Table Sessions
- School Goals
- Letter Identification
We are in the process of analyzing reading data, since we are 2/3 of the way through the school year. At this point, most students are on target to meeting expecting reading growth. We have identified students who need specialized instruction and/or intervention in specific areas and will monitor those students’ progress in April.
- Brainstorm Goal Setting for Next Year
We continued this item until the next meeting.
The PTO will meet on April 9, 2019 at 5:30.
The SSC will meet on May 14, 2019 at 5:30.
School Site Council
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
5:30 - 6:30
SSC Members Present:
Kathleen McLaughlin, Principal Pat Morasse, Teacher Maggie Notopoulos, Community Partner
*Please note that the Citywide Parent Council scheduled their meeting at the same time, so the parent representatives went to that instead.
Please see the attached PowerPoint of the data analyzed at this meeting.
School Site Council
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
SSC Members Present:
Kathleen McLaughlin, Principal Ester Lan, Parent
Keliann Woodlock, Assistant Principal Ashley Nanthavong, Parent
Pat Morasse, Teacher Maggie Notopoulos, Community Partner
PTO Members Present:
Holly Dauwer Monirith Chan
Vichea Bau Kimseng Sim
Sophea Heng Tiffeny Brow
- The purpose of a School Site Council
The definitions and requirements we discussed can be found at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website at http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/advisory/schoolcouncils/part2d.html
- The purpose of a PTO
The definitions and ideas we discussed can be found at the national PTO’s website at:
- Recruiting members/board members
Ester Lan and Ashley Nanthavong volunteered to be the parent representatives on the School Site Council.
Tiffeny Brow, Ashley Nanthavong, Ester Lan, and Holly Dauwer volunteered to be on the PTO Board. Sophea Heng also volunteered to be active on the PTO. All of the other families said that they would help out in any way that they could and come to the meetings. There were also 2 parents who could not come to the first meeting, but would like to be involved. We will include them on the emails (Becky Timoney and Rhiannon Royal).
- Goal Setting
Our next School Site Council meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27th at 5:30. We will look at school data and our school literacy goals.
Our next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, October 16th at 5:30. We set a goal to start with one fundraising activity and one family night activity. For the next meeting, PTO members will research different fundraising possibilities to make a fundraising plan for the year.