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Community Council Minutes

Community Council Meeting

March 11, 2021

Minutes

  • Welcome Members
    • Members Present - 
      • Parents - Meredith Aardema, Jodi Broadbent, Marinda Fowler, Kristen Hall, Laurel Mock, 
      • School Members - Mary Jo Williams, Deana Davis, Windy Bass
      • Visitors - Alicia Willoughby
    • Members Absent - 
      • Parents - Michelle Darrington
      • School Members - None  
  • Approve Prior Meeting Minutes
    • Motion was made by Meredith Aardema to approve February 18, 2021 Community Council meeting minutes and Marinda Fowler seconded. Unanimously approved.
  • 2020-2021 Plan
    • Review Plan and the updated Budget Expenditures
    • Reviewed 2020-2021 Pathways MOY Data. After this year we hope to have other data to compare with.
    • Reviewed 2020-2021 Math Essential Learning Target Data. This data is dependent on grade levels. Some grades’ data represents one Essential Learning Target while others show Benchmark data which incorporates what students learn all year long.
  • 2021-2022 Plan
    • Goal #1 - Reading
      • Discussed keeping the 65% percent progress goal.
      • Has this year’s growth followed a typical pattern?
      • Coronavirus = shortened schedule, unable to pull grade wide intervention groups, unable to implement cross age tutoring. All these can impact student progress. 
      • More ground to make up for some students.
      • Raising the goal isn’t going to change the amount of effort the teachers put in. No penalty for leaving it. Vote was unanimous to leave it at 65%
    • Goal #2 -Math
      • Students in K-6 will score 80% or higher on their identified grade level essential learning target by the end of the school year.
      • Tracking and Reporting of this data will be discussed with the faculty.
      • Allowing teachers to use Benchmark Data or Common Formative Assessment Data allows flexibility for teachers.
      • Mrs. Williams recommended looking at other schools’ plans on the Trust Land website.
  • Laurel Mock moved to approve the 2021-2022 Trust land Plan, Marinda Fowler seconded the motion. Unanimous approval of the 2021-2022 Plan.
  • Council Membership for 2021-2022
    • Orchard Springs by-laws state that members serve a two year term. Will we need an election this year?
    • Laurel Mock will reach out to the parent council members to see who wants to continue serving next year.
    • Mrs. Williams will reach out to the staff council members to see who wants to continue serving next year.
    • Please encourage parents to join our meetings.
  • Orchard Springs Culture
    • After two crazy years, it is time to create and define the community involvement  in the school culture.
    • STEM 
      • Utilize Project Learning Way modules. This spring all teachers will be teaching the Kindergarten Module, Structure and Function.
      • STEM Day - invite a variety of professionals to the school to talk about STEM related Careers.
      • Looking into funding to purchase Robotics kits for the 5th Grade PLTW Module which could develop into a Robotic Club if there is enough staff and community interest and support.
      • Utilize the 3D Printers.
      • Teach Coding
    • We will look at having a choir next year.
    • Do we want to introduce literacy nights?
    • Last year we focused on music and the arts, but this year the focus was more on STEM. Which do we want to use as part of PLC Time?
    • PTO traditions can contribute to the school culture. Add this same discussion to the next PTO meeting.
    • Spirit Days are picking up momentum.
    • Guests and Goodies
    • Halloween Parade probably will not be introduced because of safety and instructional time concerns. North Ogden did away with costumes and parties and held a Halloween Carnival instead.
    • Hope Squad is planning additional Kindness Day Challenges.
    • Quarterly Activity to draw us together as a school and community.
  • As a school we’d rather choose a few things and do them well rather than try to incorporate too many things to begin with.
    • Mrs. Williams stated that she would like to see students become more familiar with other teachers and staff at school. Will possibly to a quarterly activity to achieve this.
  • Think of ideas that you’ve experienced or heard of that we could bring to OSE.
    • Consider dollars and manpower!
    • People are craving interactions, traditions, and community.
  • Esser Fund Handout shared - Explains process for defining needs and items that money can be spent on.
  • Next Meeting
    • April 29, 2021 @4:15 p.m. in the Upper Maker Space at Orchard Springs Elementary 
    • Discuss elections and possibility of a summer meeting.
  • Laurel Mock motioned for the meeting to adjourn and Dean Davis seconded the motion.

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