November 13, 2012 Agenda

Marcy Open Parent/Site Council Meeting Agenda
November 13, 2012
Media Center
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Parent Council Board Members: Chair Elizabeth Hawley, Vice Chair Shannon Williams, Treasurer Terri Warren,
Secretary Lisa Hondros, Leadership Officer Holly Hatch-Surisook and Parent Liaison Sidney Orchard.

Site Council Membership: Jean Dudley (co-chair/specialist serving special populations), Lisa Hondros (co-chair/parent), Sara Dotty (recorder/content area specialist team), Holly Hatch-Surisook (parent), Julia Janousek (parent), Mathew O’Brien (parent), Alix Herzing (parent), Katie Hedlund Miller (parent), Donna Sanders (parent alternate), Laura Cayere-King (parent alternate), Sarah Beggs (parent alternate), Alison Hunter (parent alternate), Elizabeth Hawley (parent alternate), Donna Andrews (principal), Kilee Christnagel (kindergarten team), Nicole Khuse (primary team), Sue Maxa (intermediate 3/4 team), Marvin Boucher/Linda Zappa-Hauble (intermediate 5/6 Team), Mark Hirsch (middle school team), Krista Eduarte (at-large non-licensed staff), Sidney Orchard (at-large non-licensed staff, shared), Rosemary Schindeldecker (at-large non-licensed staff, shared); Zib Hinz (Community Partner First Congregational Church of MN).
OPEN SEATS: Parents (1 alternate); Students (2)

I. Approval of Agenda
II. Approval of Minutes from October 9, 2012 Meeting
III. Committee Reports
IV. Principal’s Report (5)
V. New Business

1. MPS Program Assistant for Safe Routes to School/Healthy Kids (20)
3. Hopes and Dreams – What do we want to work on this year? (45)
Breakout into committees for more discussion:

• Open education (e.g. focus on values, precepts, responsive classroom)
• Outreach and Diverse Representation on the Parent and Site Councils (e.g. family nights with speakers, recruiting new members to councils, encouraging more parents to participate)
• Communication (e.g. keeping website current, online bulletin board)

VI. Old Business

1. Update: Managing Diabetes at Marcy (5)

VII. Announcements
VIII. Adjournment of Site Council Meeting
IX. Parent Council Business (10)

1. Proposal to amend budget by adding a line for middle school community service project with Southeast Seniors.

PROJECT: Sara Dotty and Mark Hirsch coordinate a middle school community service project with two components: (1) a monthly lunch with seniors which costs $80 per month for pizzas, dessert, and materials for making blankets for Project Linus; (2) Thanksgiving feast that costs $250. Total project need is $810.00.
REQUEST: partial or full funding.
BACKGROUND: Formerly a PC Budget line item that was removed when Eve found a grant to cover the expenses for a few years.