March 6, 2012
In attendance: Kathleen Barton, Nancy Battaglia, Christopher Bielfeldt, Una Durkan, John Gallagher, Denise Javers, Jamie Kumiega, Mike MacGregor, Sue McInerney,Tim Neenan, Ken Platz, Jeff Rogers, John Ryder, Don Sondermann, and Mary Sugrue.
Meeting called to order at 7:05
1. Greetings and Introductions
2. Opening Prayer
3. February Meeting Minutes Approved
4. Principals Report
Technology- Ms. Smith, the Spanish teacher has posted a power point on the school website with link to video of students speaking, singing and praying in Spanish.
Teacher In-service scheduled for March 16th, topic will be the Common Core Standards as aligned to current curriculum.
Live Scribe Pens- School just purchased a Live Scribe Pen to be used with the Smartboards to take notes and record voices. Ms. Oh has been working on a lesson about the eye; an example of this new technology can be seen on her blog.
Confirmation Service Projects- Seventh grade students continue to work on their service projects volunteering at various organizations in the community.
8th Grade Retreat presented by Net Ministry from Minnesota.
Volunteer Dinner- Conflicts with the annual Irish Family Mass necessitate that this years volunteer dinner be a brunch after mass on Wednesday, March 21st.
Lenten Outreach- Many events have been planned for Lent 2012 including: Shove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Operation Rice Bowl, Lenten Prayer Partners, Weekday masses in Church 7:00 A.M., Thursday morning prayer in library 7:45 A.M., Reconciliation March 20th for 4th grade, Stations of the Cross March 23, grades1-4, Parish Mission: Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Christ March 25-27, Mass with Friar Johnpaul March 27, Stations of the Cross March 30, Lenten Penance Service April 3 and Student Council Easter Baskets.
New Family registration has begun. Mrs. Barton continues to give tours to prospective families. Will continue through March, call office to schedule appointment.
3yr. old Preschool- built a snowman and made Lenten promises
4yr. old Preschool- working with Letter People and can count to 12 in Spanish
1st Grade-Dinosaur Month, participated in a Dig in the science lab
2nd Grade- Preparing for First Communion, reading fluency scores continue to improve and have read ten novels so far this year
4th Grade-Reconciliation and partnered with Christ the King School in England to work on shared power points
7th Grade- Completed Constitution Test and have Lenten pray partners
8th Grade- Trip to Holocaust Museum on March 7th
5. Fr. Steves Report
Review of Income and Expense Report February 2012.
Parish Council will schedule budget meeting in March.
6. 2012/2013 School Board Nominations
Notice is in bulletin and can be found on school website
6 position available
Election will be held, if necessary, during May Coffee, Tea and Thee
7. Committee Reports
Will meet with the parish council to discuss upcoming budget in March. Will then present to the School Board regarding outlook for next years tuition.
Working on a video presentation for the BTB Fund-A-Cause.
BTB pre-party planned for March 24, 2012. Would like to collect donations of wine and cash.
Will collect nominations forms before April meeting for review.
8. Coffee, Tea, and Thee
School Board is hosting April Coffee, Tea and Thee on the 1st. John Ryder will email schedule.
9. New Items/Miscellaneous
Meeting adjourned at 8:20.
Next Meeting Tuesday April 3, 2012. 7PM