SIT Meeting Minutes

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Melrose School Conference Room

3:15-4:45

 

 

I.                   Read and accept September meeting minutes.

Minutes accepted.

 

II.                Review of Old Business

No email to Marilyn on changing mission statement. Existing mission statement was accepted.

SSR Charlene in touch with Lawn SIT chair.

Writing SIT teacher representatives to go back to teams to discuss writing at each grade level.

English Language Arts - Carrie has notes from meeting on how English Language Arts are taught across the grades. Review notes at next meeting.

III.             Safety Discussion

Discussed the process for evacuation, lock down. Research an intercom system. BJ to raise issue to School Committee. Possible options are Walkie-Talkies, Intercom System.

 

IV.            Spanish at Elementary School Level

Michaela Onosko passed out a pamphlet on learning a second language. She would like to see K-8 Spanish language program. Discussion on adding the expansion of the language program into the Strategic Plan. Michaela to provide a survey for parents.

V.               Respect Guides Community

Respect Guides Community procedure was accepted.

VI.            Model Schools DVD discussion.

Discussion about the cost for being part of this network. BJ to discuss cost and funding with School Committee. Discussion to continue at next meeting.

VII. Next Meeting November 13, 2008.

VIII. Action Items

Date

Opened

Action Item

Assigned To

Due Date

Status

9/18

1.     Collect input on changing guiding principals for mission statement

Marilyn Hostetler

October SIT meeting

Complete

9/18

2.     Set up joint SIT meeting with Lawn

Charlene Tuttle

 

In Process

9/18

3.     Investigate how writing is conducted across the grades

Charlene Tuttle

 

In Process

9/18

4.     Revise Behavior Policy with input from SIT

Carrie Melucci

October SIT meeting

Complete

9/18

5.     Distribute copies of video to SIT members who have not yet viewed it.

Carrie Melucci

October SIT meeting

Complete

10/16

6.     Get notes from Carrie on English Language Arts across the grade levels. Email to SIT.

Marilyn Hostetler

November SIT meeting

 

10/16

7.     Research options for communicating during and emergency

BJ Whitehouse

November SIT Meeting

 

10/16

8.     Send survey to Marilyn for distribution to SIT

Michaela Onosko

November SIT Meeting

 

10/16

9.     Determine cost for continuing within the Successful Practices Network.

BJ Whitehouse

November SIT Meeting

 

 

 


Attendees


Name

Role

Marilyn Hostetler

Teacher, SIT co-chair

Delores Bauer

Parent

Brenda Hawkins

Parent

Leanne Turenne

Teacher

Michaela Onosko

Language Specialist Lawn

BJ Whitehouse

School Committee Laison

Charlene Tuttle

Teacher

Jane Mitchell

Teacher

Trish McDevitt

Teacher

Jennifer Caswell

Teacher

Carrie Melucci

Principal

Kim Ferguson

Parent

Tara M. Higgins

Teacher

Carolyn Petrocelli

Teacher

Furhana DiBiase

Parent

Colleeen MacIntyre

Teacher