Treasure report - Mandy - Not a lot, one field trip for 4th grade. There are a few expenses for teacher appreciation, and some shirts for K.
Teacher report - Mrs. Bender - Everyone is doing wonderful - teachers appreciate all the field trip support. First grade is scheduling the zoo field trip for May 30th. First grade will do the playscape and would like to try Toppings for $2 per student this year as well. First grade will do the zoo trip in the Fall possibly next year.
Principal academics report - Ms. Kent - The third and fourth grade are in MSTEP testing right now. The test has been readjusted so it is down to 3 or 3.5 hrs. There is Math and ELA on the test. The K readiness assessment will happen in the first 30 days of school, looks like it will be a K-2 initiative. We will compare our fall scores to our spring scores, and then write a school improvement plan. We may ask for some parent input here as well. Family picnic flyers should be home or going home soon.
Box tops/Shoparoo - We received a check for just over $200. Submitted $298.10 today that will arrive next fall.
Field Trips - ongoing
K shirts - would like another set of red shirts - tabled
Gym mats - The new price for new gym mats will be around $2130. This is more than we had initially anticipated, but these mats are a higher quality that shouldn’t slide on the floor. These will replace the current mats that are past their life. Approved.
Review of important dates:
Health & Fitness Day - May 25 - new Jaks ownership - We have the same inflatables reserved.
Family Picnic - May 18 (early release)
Last day of school - TBA
Fourth grade clap out - June 4 - Emily is doing shirts - Ms. Kent has bracelets left over from last year. Shirts will be front & back, they are coming from the ISD this year.
Super Teacher Worksheets - All access for the building - $300
Teacher Appreciation - See google drive
Next meeting - We should meet in June. We talked about a water theme.
Entertain the idea of having it during school?? Could we make it an event where everyone (Elem./ MS/ HS) comes together. Maybe bus everyone to the high school? We could be outside at the HS, but weather is an issue. Also, maybe at the MS when they are doing the color run?? The safety of keeping everyone together may be a challenge. Maybe a Friday night? Maybe on an early release day?
Kick off will be Sept. 7 - Clean water theme - event will be Oct. 6 (maybe Oct 5?) - donations will close Oct. 12.
All corporate money will stay at the elementary level, even with the coordination with the MS. (MS is NOT gonna be a “one ask” because of the way fundraising is done at MS level)
Guest speaker - Beth Sanford - 5 wk. Kids summer program - fitness class. Tuesday & Thursday - nutrition, exercise, and self esteem. Is trying to bring “Let Me Run” running program for boys to Big Rapids in the fall, to compliment girls on the run. Program is 4th grade and up. Maybe more impactful if housed out of the MS and bus the fourth graders to MS for practice, since buses run there anyway.
Anything else? - Bulldog cinema - possible for renting out or maybe Walk-A-Thon incentive
Defeat the label - Riverview kids have been reading some bullying facts this week, will be watching some videos and participating this Friday at noon. This is an international anti-bullying event.