Treasurer report - not too much going on here, besides $3000 for playground. There are some field trip/bus expenditures here as well.
Teacher report - Mrs. Fox - Mrs. Scheible was wondering about K field trip May 4 - The grant came through for Mrs. Garner for the children’s museum K field trip, so they will just need buses covered. It will be around $530. Approved. Third grade would like to take a big field trip as well. May 10 is agriculture day at Cran Hill Ranch. The main expense would be buses and lunch. Probably around 2 parent chaperones per class, will stick with pizza and etc. for lunch. Mrs. Maat would like a field trip to the nature center on June 2. There is a $5 entry fee and busing. Fourth grade is expected to do a robot field trip as well. Let’s just agree to approve any field trip that comes our way!! Testing is going on now. Third grade will start Mstep testing on April 25, it will take about 3 days. Parents will get some notes home regarding the testing soon. There is a make up time later on in May if anyone misses. We are trying to give the kids some warning that this is coming, but not any pressure, plus some supportive notes from parents. March is reading month was a huge success. We are looking forward to the spaghetti throw at Ms. Kent which is the “reward” for reaching March reading goals.
Principal report - Ms. Kent - Academics report- K&1 are working on the early literacy tests with Mr. Posey. Chromebooks are getting a lot of use. Testing is coming up and there is a lot prep going on for that. The dance for March reading wrap up was a big hit. Calling all Dads was a super success too, there was a bigger turn out this year!! It was pretty short and sweet but well received.
Girls on the run sponsor - Thanks to Mandy and Dave to reaching out to Gary Trimarco!!
Book Fair - We sold almost $4900 worth of books!! The best one ever...we spent $2000 on books for the kids and teachers, we have over $2000 left in scholastic dollars. They offered us a BOGO free book fair on May 18 5:30-7:30. It will be a one night event, we won’t make money off of this. We also talked about offering info on Khan academy and Grasp at the event. Grasp forms already needed to be turned in. If we sell $2200, we would make a little money. We will serve some ice cream that night as well. Heather will take care of the ice cream. Thanks to Heather and Megan for organizing the nachos and everyone who helped serve.
Assemblies - We had the science assembly and the reading assembly. The reading assembly was a bust. It was 45-60 minutes and the guy just couldn’t keep the attention of the kids. The science one was a big hit though.
Teacher conference - the food was a big hit!!
Box tops- everything is going well.
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Mr. Shewan- Emily will meet with Stefanya later to hash through this - What if we did Mr. Shewan from 8;30-9:00 on May 26, then everyone can go out to do health and fitness stuff afterwards.
Buddy Bench- thank you for the idea Leslie Green! A buddy bench is a bench where kids can go if they don’t have anyone to play with. There is a bunch there already….let’s talk about this later!
Signs out front - We had an idea for a post that would we could put a vinyl sticker for the teachers name on the side. Will the groundskeeping have a problem with this? Renee will talk to Steve regarding it.
Family picnic - We may move this to Friday, June 3. School will be extended until either June 6 or 7.
Health and Fitness day - May 26 - We want the three bounce houses like last year! Can we get the bounce house up and ready by 10:30.
Fourth grade clap out - June 2nd. Around 150 cookies- no oatmeal raisin! Chewy cookies please! Emily will do the shirts & keychains. What about having a t-shirt design contest?
Playground - The new equipment will be here next week. Russ Curtis will help us out with installing so we will see when he will be available before we set a date to install it.