February Minutes

  • Sedgwick School Site Council Minutes February 5, 2020 8:15am Sedgwick Wet Room

    Members: Erin Lindsey, Patti Schmidt, Grady Wright, Lisa Kim, Marie-Alice Guerard, Erika Hsu, Kenzie Brand, Grazyna Szymanska-Matusiewicz. Absent: Deepti Kidambi, Adriana Perez

    Welcome and Approval of Minutes - Called to order at 8:15 am by Principal, Erin Lindsey. Minutes were approved as written.

    Budget Review

    The sole expense was $291.15 spent on substitutes.

    Safety Plan was reviewed by all members with no remaining questions. A suggestion was made that parents be informed of all the various terms and what they should do in case they are on campus during a Lockdown or Shelter in Place.

    Facility Master Plan was presented. Several iterations will be developed following each round of feedback. The plan can be viewed online at the CUSD. Each school will have 4 Kinder classes and space for a moderate/severed disabled classroom. Comments were posted on the map.

    District Committee Reports from December
    DELAC (English Language Advisory Council) - Grazyna Szymanska-Matusiewicz - Did not attend

    DPAC

    • Main focus is to gather ideas to improve enrollment (especially from private schools) - Target real estate agents
    • Increase TK throughout the district - CuperDoodle
    • Classes for senior citizens?

    The Parent Liaison is working on parent engagement and how we can improve materials so they are readily accessible by persons who are not fluent.

    Principal’s Report

    Playworks - great success! Includes student leaders who will help manage games. Will investigate having a showcase during the Ice Cream Social.
    Kinder Play Yard - construction has begun for the inclusive play yard and should open in March with a celebration.

    Staff Report

    $12,000 raised during the math-a-thon. Suggestions for the use of funds are being explored. Future Meetings: (March 25, April 30)

    Adjournment at 8:55 am

December Minutes

  • December 4, 2019 8:15am Sedgwick Wet Room

    Members: Erin Lindsey, Patti Schmidt, Grady Wright, Kenzie Brand, Marie-Alice Guerard. Absent: Deepti Kidambi, Grazyna Szymanska-Matusiewicz, Erika Hsu, Adriana Perez

    Welcome and Approval of Minutes - Called to order at 8:20 am by Principal, Erin Lindsey. Budget Review

    Budget Review: Spent $989.90 on Subs and $192.80 for lunch carts/PE and lunch tubs.

    School Plan (SPSA) Updates - Healthy Kids Survey on Feb 3

    5th graders take it on Feb 3. One of the goals is to increase connectedness. Survey being given a bit earlier this time. It is a Bi-annnual survey of 5th grades.

    District Committee Reports from Oct 23
    DELAC (English Language Advisory Council) - Grazyna Szymanska-Matusiewicz
    Examples of welcoming ideas from all schools. Grazyna shared our “Welcome in Many Languages” posters in the lobby. Not too many specific actions are targeted for EL families. Some schools have translators available.

    Next Meeting for the two committees is December 11 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    The Parent Liaison is working on parent engagement and how we can improve materials so they are readily accessible by persons who are not fluent.

    Principal’s Report

    Looking at holding town halls by grade level as a way to improve participation since principal coffees have not been well attended.

    PlayWorks will hopefully begin on-campus in January. The inclusive playground on the Kinder yard has been funded by a grant, fundraising and with assistance from PTA. Construction will begin soon, followed by more advertising in the community to raise funds for the 1st-5th grades.

    Disaster Drill went well with few hiccups other than walkie-talkie use and protocol.

    Facilities Master Plan is being developed by CUSD. Identifying areas of strength and areas that are deficient or missing. The field could be improved. There are many small accidents on the play structure - could we decrease those?

    Staff Report

    Teachers shared successfull implementation of the new curriculums; ie Reader’s Workshop and its libraries, reviewing assessment data and finishing report cards.

    Future Meetings: (Feb 5, April 30, May 13) School safety plan to be discussed in February.

October Minutes

  • Members: Erin Lindsey, Patti Schmidt, Grady Wright, Kenzie Brand (absent), Deepti Kidambi (absent), Grazyna Szymanska-Matusiewicz, Adriana Perez, Erika Hsu, Marie-Alice Guerard

    Welcome and Introduction - Called to order at 8:15 am by Principal, Erin Lindsey

    Role of School Site Council - as published by the district is to collaborate on the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

    School Plan (SPSA) - 3 goals: 

    1. Improvement in ELA CAASPP scores in each category by 4-5%
    2. Improvement in 4th-5th grade Math CAASPP scores in each category by 5%
    3. Positive School Climate as measured by improvement of 6% in engagement in the biannual Healthy Kids Survey conducted. Methods include Second Step (Social Emotional Learning) and perhaps organized activities at recess to improve engagement.

    Budget Review

    Reviewed carry-over, entitlement and the budget categories of staff development, instructional materials, clerical and instructional support, technology, safety/disaster prep and family night. New projector and sound system will be purchased with some of these funds.

    Each Child. Whole Child. Every Child. Strategic Plan for CUSD. Parent asked about the school-home connection and the need to explore ways for parents in a classroom to support each other and answer questions, for example how to best support/work through the homework from the day/week.

    District Committees

      1. DELAC (English Language Advisory Council) - Rep is Grazyna Szymanska-Matusiewicz
      2. DPAC Rep is Adriana Perez
        1. October 23 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
        2. December 11 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
        3. March 11 -- DELAC Only - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
        4. March 18 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
        5. April 21- 9:00 am - 11:00 am
        6. May 13 -- 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Principal’s Report

    Parent-teacher conferences during 7 days in October. Many PTA community events already this year with movie night scheduled next week.

    Staff Report

    Future Meetings: (Dec 4, Feb 5, April 30, May 13)

    Adjournment at 8:53 am