School Improvement Team – Lawn Avenue School

Minutes: 1/14/2010

Attendees: Lisa Carlisle, Jenn Kittredge Clark, Nicholas Alfred, Kristen DeSantis, Nora Santamour, Janet LaMantia, Julie Kallfelz, Tom Carney, Beverly Rudman, Kathy Almanzor, Lora DiMuccio

  1. Acknowledgements

  1. Subcommittees

Island Treasures

  1. Advisory

  1. Technology



  1. Website

Playground Update

Lisa Primiano – working on fundraising

Playground fundraising kick off Meeting – January 20th, 2010

Fundraiser – May 22nd –Bull Point.

Two climbing boulders will be completed by the summer of 2010.

Student involvement in fundraising or ideas will be generated through Student Council.

Lisa Carlisle will attend a student council meeting to show playground layout.

Budget for playground – $60,000 including site work. A matching DEM grant, not released at this time, will be applied for. $30, 000 will need to be raised through fundraising with possible corporate sponsors.

  1. Old Business

  1. Standards Based Grading System

  1. Challenging all students

Motivating boys to reach their potential was a discussion and will be a topic at a future meeting.



  1. Review Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Policy- Discussion was shared with the School Committee. Concerns could be brought to a meeting or letter could be read to committee.

  2. Excellence in Effort – 5th & 6th – roll out for the school year 2010-2011. Specific criteria will need to be established. Invitation for 5th and 6th grade teachers to attend next SIT meeting.

  1. New Business

  2. Next SIT meeting – 2/11/2010 at 3:30pm