School Site Council Meeting Notes

  • School Site Council

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    5:30pm

     

    In Attendance:  Ashley Nanthavong, Setheyny Loeub-Pen, Ester Lan, Holly Dauwer, Julie Gillis, Kate McLaughlin, Keliann Woodlock

     

    Reviewed Morey School Data:  Accountability Data, Reading Data, MCAS Data

    Please see the attached slideshow presentation for the data discussed by the SSC.

     

    Morey Data Story Presentation

     

    School Site Council & PTO

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    5:30-6:10  School Site Council Business

    6:10-7:00 PTO Business

     

    Attendance:   Bun & Amanda Chhouy, Becky Timoney, Ashley Nanthavong, Motita Thoy, Vichea Bon, Manacé Pereyra, Gabriela Williams, Patricia Morasse, Margaret Nowak, Julie Gillis, Iy Eav, Holly Dauwer, Kate McLaughlin, Keliann Woodlock        

     

    Agenda and Notes:

     

    1. Welcome and Introducing Ourselves
    2. Defining the Purpose of SSC & PTO

     

    SSC

    • School Site Council
    • Look at data and find ways to make improvements (there is always room to grow)
    • Set priorities for school goals
    • Parents willing to participate: Amanda, Vichea, Manacé

    PTO

    • Parent Organization
    • Parent activities
    • Fundraising activities
    • Parents we can reach out to and gain a pulse

     

    *IMPORTANT PARENT CONCERN: Parking in the line

     

    1. Facilities Update

     

    HVAC

    • One not working is in the office
    • Some of the thermostats were destroyed
    • City is aware and is going to have the thermostats replaced

    Health Citation

    • We never serve anything to children that we would not eat ourselves
    • Teachers utilize the cafeteria themselves
    • It is immaculate
    • Lots of leaks in the building due to the duct work and air conditioning
    • Ceiling tiles ruined due to the leaks/ DPW comes regularly to replace ceiling tiles to avoid the mold
    • Citations
      • Ceiling tiles in the kitchen
      • The hood was not inspected in the last year
      • The fire extinguisher had not been inspected
      • Mice droppings in the cafeteria personal office

    *City aware of the issues and they are almost all fixed already. 

    Preschool Playground

    • Trying to get fenced in, as of now adults monitor that side of the playground

     

    1. Morey School Goals

     

    • Data summit (In Process)
      • MCAS data
      • Reading data
      • Creating individual goals
      • Creating school goals
    • Readers/Writers Workshops
      • Continuing to help students with their individual needs based on the work we began last year
    • K-1 Phonics Program
      • Integrated phonics with the hopes that second grade will follow.
    • ST Math
      • Launched with the students
      • It is a software that challenges students to utilize problem solving skills to solve math problems
      • Teachers will be looking into the data and trying to help support students when help is needed
      • It is a very expensive software but with the grant we are able to utilize it
      • We will be progress monitoring and ensuring that this program is successful
      • In the past students who utilized it had very good results

     

    1. Mapping Out Our Year

     

    • Activities
      • Dance (Fall?)
      • Bingo for Books (March)
      • Farm to Table
      • Breakfast/ Night Info Gathering Series
      • Make It, Take It Math Night
      • Reading Café
    • Fundraising
      • T-shirts
      • Restaurant Nights
      • Chuck-e-Cheese
      • Chipotle
      • Princeton Station
      • Gift Card Order? Can we get the check cut in time or send them home earlier
      • Book Fair- very successful
      • Bake Sale
      • Raffles
      • Bake Sale/Coffee at Election Day (Flyer, coffee, change)
      • Silent Auction
    • Coupon Book
    • Yard Sale-Charge for the table

     

             

    1. Breakfast with Boyd Invitation

    Set up

    1. Next Meeting

                            Tuesday, November 12th

                                        5:30-6:30

     

     

    School Site Council & PTO

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    5:30-6:30

     

    Attendance:               Keliann Woodlock                              Ester Lan

                                       Pat Morasse                                      Holly Dauwer

                                       Amanda Chhouy                                Ashley Nanthavong

     

    Agenda and Notes:

     

    1. 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

               

     

    1. Fundraising Efforts

    Princeton Station         $280

    UML Hockey               $200

    Gift Cards                   $994

    Chuck E. Cheese       $783

     

    1. 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

     

    1. School Goals
    • Literacy
      • Letter Identification
      • Phonics
      • Reading

     

    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.

     

    1.   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.

    Data PowerPoint 

     

     

    School Site Council

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    5:30-6:30 

    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

    Sokhom Sam 

    Notes: 

    1. Introductions

     

    1. 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 

    1. The purpose of a PTO

    The definitions and ideas we discussed can be found at the national PTO’s website at:

    https://www.ptotoday.com/filesharing/document/326-the-role-of-the-pto-what-it-does-a-what-it-does-not-do 

    1. 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). 

    1.   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.