School Council Agendas and Minutes

Minutes

School Council
1/27/20
Attendance:    Rochelle Toth
        Sharon Gallo-Dunn
        Lisa King
        Melanie Patterson
        Ragu Mocherla
        Dave Tasto

  • Next meeting: March 16, 2020
  • PBIS Update
    • Major/Minor behavior
    • Flowchart
  • Relationship Mapping & Mentoring Program
    • Students identified as needing intervention
    • Mentoring program
      • Teachers volunteer to mentor student
      • Students spend 15-20 minutes with mentor teacher once per week
      • Letter to parents
        • Revisions
        • Phone call to 5 parents, explaining program
          • Choose a few talking points


Agenda
1/21/20
Agenda 1/21/20

Minutes
12/16/19


School Council
12/16/19


Attendees:    David Tasto
Raghu Mocherla
Sharon Gallo Dunn
Melanie Patterson
Rachelle Toth
Lisa King


  • Safety Committee
    • ALICE drill
      • Done in January
      • Parent newsletter and follow up email
      • Immediate feedback from police and administration
    • Emergency Response Guide
      • On teacher desktops
  • PBIS
    • Major/Minor Behavior Matrix rollout
      • Feedback from staff during January staff meeting
  • Inter-School Council
    • Introduction to inter-school council
    • Introduced Walker report
    • School building authority grant
    • Cohesiveness of schools and groups addressed
    • Strategic plan
    • School start time
      • Neighboring towns have shifted start times at the high school level
  • Budget
    • Presented to school committee on Wednesday evening
    • Adding educational assistant position
    • Open positions for 2020-2021: 2 second grade teachers, 1 special education teacher, 1 PE teacher 
  • Relationship Mapping
    • Part of the strategic plan
    • Interventions created based on relationship maps
      • Staff volunteers to mentor students during the day
  • Next Meeting:
    • Walker Report
    • Parent Communication

School Council
12/16/19

Attendees:    David Tasto
Raghu Mocherla
Sharon Gallo Dunn
Melanie Patterson
Rachelle Toth
Lisa King

  • Safety Committee
    • ALICE drill
      • Done in January
      • Parent newsletter and follow up email
      • Immediate feedback from police and administration
    • Emergency Response Guide
      • On teacher desktops
  • PBIS
    • Major/Minor Behavior Matrix rollout
      • Feedback from staff during January staff meeting
  • Inter-School Council
    • Introduction to inter-school council
    • Introduced Walker report
    • School building authority grant
    • Cohesiveness of schools and groups addressed
    • Strategic plan
    • School start time
      • Neighboring towns have shifted start times at the high school level
  • Budget
    • Presented to school committee on Wednesday evening
    • Adding educational assistant position
    • Open positions for 2020-2021: 2 second grade teachers, 1 special education teacher, 1 PE teacher 
  • Relationship Mapping
    • Part of the strategic plan
    • Interventions created based on relationship maps
      • Staff volunteers to mentor students during the day
  • Next Meeting:
    • Walker Report
    • Parent Communication
School Council
10/28/19
Meeting Minutes
Attendees:
David Tasto – Parent
Sharon Gallo-Dunn – Second Grade Teacher
Melanie Patterson – Librarian

Role of School Council:
Building-based committee made up of the principal, parents, teachers and community members that looks at and edits the School Improvement Plan, acting as an advisory committee to the principal

School Improvement Goals:
-        Reader’s Workshop
o   We are on our third year of Reader’s Workshop
o   Continue implementation
o   Book drive to supplement teacher’s classroom libraries
o   Survey for teachers in spring
-        Social Emotional
o   PBIS
§  creating a system of data collection
§  Lunchroom behavior
§  Major/minor behaviors
§  Feedback from teachers
-        Shawsheen Leaders
o   Community Service
§  Visits twice a year
o   School Committee presentation at end of school year
o   Monthly presentations at all school meetings
o   Social media outreach: Twitter, Wilmington Apple, Town Crier, WCTV, etc.)

For next meeting:
-Budget
-MCAS
-Shawsheen Leader update
-PBIS
-Inter-School Council update


Shawsheen Elementary School
298 Shawsheen Ave
SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
Date: 10/28/19
Time: 3:00
Shawsheen Conference Room 
Topic: 
  • Election of Members, Initial Meeting Activities, Election on Co-Chairperson.
  • Role of school council   
  • Review of & discussion of School Improvement Plan or review stats of current plan - 
  • Strategic Plan Overview
  • Setting agenda for November Meeting
          
Attendees: 
David Tasto-Parent
Raghu Mocherla-Parent
Sharon Gallo Dunn-Grade 2 teacher
Melanie Patterson-Librarian
Rachelle Toth-Community Member
Lisa King-Administrator

Facilitator: Lisa King
Meeting objectives:
  • Approve minutes of last meeting
  • Review school improvement plan & updates, Role of council & future meeting topics
To prepare for this meeting, please:
  • Review this agenda
  • Review Role of Council
  • Review School Improvement Plan
Schedule  
Time
Minutes
Activity
3:00
5
Brief check in and connect agenda to our work
3:05
10
Role of council/elections



3:15
30
School Improvement planning & review
3:45
15
Setting next Meeting agenda



March 25th Minutes

March 26, 2019 – School Council
Attendees:          Lisa King
                              Rachelle Toth
                              Megan Najarian
                              Melanie Patterson
                              Lori Fitzgerald
                              Diane Flaherty

Approval of Minutes from March 5th

School Improvement Plan
GOAL #1
Action:  Teachers and students will participate in Independent reading with regular conferring daily
               Teachers are trying to confer with students with 2-3 students per day, with 10-15 minutes per
               conference - COMPLETED
Students will participate in independent reading daily meeting grade level expectations -COMPLETED
Teachers will be learning and implementing conferring using the research-decide-teach format three to five times a week – IN PROGRESS
Teachers will use anchor charts that coordinate with the current unit of study or area of continued focus – COMPLETED
Teachers will create a place and system for efficient storage and access of books for students – It should be noted that classroom libraries are supplemented with books from the March book drives over the past 2 years - COMPLETED
Teachers will implement a system for students to choose books based on interest independently – COMPLETED
Teachers will establish classroom libraries which will be organized by genre, author, and topic and student interest – COMPLETED
Teachers will teach daily mini lessons using Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Reading and other supporting materials that are aligned with balanced literacy – COMPLETED
Teachers will actively participate in district provided professional development – TLA consultants come in weekly to work with teachers. – IN PROGRESS
Teacher survey – IN PROGRESS (survey was completed in 2018, but not 2019)
GOAL #2
Action: Students present at school committee meetings – COMPLETED
               Classroom teachers will invite families in for student work showcase events – COMPLETED
               Promote family literacy nights through Title One – IN PROGRESS
               Increase our communication content of school happenings – COMPLETED
GOAL #3
Action:
PBIS team will be re-established and roles of each member determined – COMPLETED
               Re-establish a PBIS team vision and meeting norms – COMPLETED
               Establish a meeting schedule and goals – COMPLETED
               Meeting bi-weekly with PBIS team and coach – COMPLETED
               Review the behavior matrix – COMPLETED
               Review and revise a data system for PBIS and means of implementation – IN PROGRESS
               Create a communication system for families and students – COMPLETED
Presentation to students on PBIS and behavior matrix (all school meeting, videos, etc) – COMPLETED
               Creation of lesson plans & establishing the delivery of the lesson plans – COMPLETED
               Presentation on PBIS to school committee – COMPLETED

Strategic Plan Parent representative
               In progress
               Social Emotional
               Special Education
               Emphasis on testing
              Facilities
             Curriculum
               Teacher support/staffing
            
              

Organizational skills




March 5th, 2019 Agenda


Minutes
Approval of last minutes meeting
2 teachers in attendance
PBIS update and renovations on the bathrrom
Picnic PBIS update and earning paws
video on the bathroom remodel

Next meeting focus will be on school improvement planning for 2019-2020

January 2019 Agenda

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EW342ppQG05WskHamANn4tpNuBcfhGA8QjpU7YSeZXE/edit

Minutes

Please see letter developed during the meeting. This was the total minutes for this meeting.
Dear Third Grade Families,

We wanted to send out information on MCAS. We know that MCAS has been in place since 1993. MCAS stands for Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment system, it is the Commonwealth's statewide standards-based assessment program. This was developed in response to the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of the same year. State and federal law mandates that all students who are enrolled in the tested grades and who are educated with Massachusetts public funds participate in MCAS testing.
Over the years MCAS has changed its content to match the evolving standards of Massachusetts. Some of those changes include moving from paper testing to computer based testing. Our students are well versed in computer literacy, and have used computers consistently to take online math tests and work with typing programs for keyboard recognition. Recently students have been introduced to the Read Works program which simulates MCAS online practice tests.

This year students in grade 3 will be taking the reading and math MCAS online.

The window for ELA will be April 8th through the 12th and Math will be from May 6th-10th.   Testing sessions are untimed but students typically finish within a few hours. Please try to limit any absences that week unless due illness. The practice test will take place the week before and teachers will be working with classes on any computer training needed to take the tests. Mrs. King will go around to each room and discuss what to expect. Here are some helpful tips for preparing for MCAS testing:
·        Your child will receive a snack the day of testing
·        Encourage your child to have a good night’s rest
·        Try to eat a good breakfast
·        Check in with your child that they have earbuds/headphones at school and that they are working.
·        Let your child know to try his/her best!


If you would like more information on MCAS testing there is a helpful MCAS website that you can review information about the MCAS and access examples of test questions http://mcas.pearsonsupport.com/support/.