(Meetings held in the Media Center)
Open to the Public
Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 3:45pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017@ 3:45pm
Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 3:45pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 3:45pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 3:45pm
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Invitation to parents to serve on our Community Council
As a parent you have the opportunity to serve on the School Community Council. If you were to serve you would have the opportunity to help us do the following:
- Increase student performance through appropriate use of School Land Trust monies.
- Safe school committee. Influence student safety policies (Safe Walking Route).
- Be involved in helping develop a school improvement plan.
- Develop a parent involvement policy.
- Develop a school parent compact.
We would love to work with any parents willing to contribute to our school and look forward to working with those already on the council. All meetings are open to the public and a meeting schedule can be found the school website.
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Community Council Minutes for March
In attendance: Rod Broadhead, Cindy Galt, Russ Gifford, Mrs. Moody, Mrs. Gardner
Topic discussed: 2017-18 Trustland and Title I plan.
- Trustland will pay for a 10K music teacher and approximately 42K for reading interventionist paras.
- Title I will pay for a half a teacher, a reading consultant, 2 SEE students, and approximately 4 reading paraprofessionals.
Community Council approved the budget.
Community Council Minutes for February
In attendance: Kyle Campbell, Cindy Galt, Russ Gifford, Mrs. Gardner, Mr. Abraham, Mrs. Poulsen
Topic Discussed: School wide behavior intervention
- Because of increased severe behavior concerns, they have been working with 3 school psychologists to create a better behavior plan.
- The school has a para each day that works with some of the students with the biggest concerns.
- If the behavior concerns are severe enough that parent help and collaboration with teachers and trying many different interventions, then the student will work in more of a one on one setting to help them with skills in the classroom.
September 17, 2015
• Present: Mr. Cottam, Mr. Broadhead, Mrs. Galt, Mr. Gifford, Mrs. DuFresne, Darlene, new
member (should've remembered his name), Ryan & Laura Poulsen (nominated and voted in
as new pres. For the council)
• Highly Qualified Teacher Report: teachers are required to take 2 tests every so often to
show they have a broad understanding of concepts and understanding of pedagogy/teaching
skills. All our teachers have passed that test.
• (CSIP) Consolidated school improvement plan: in November the school board assesses
and improves curricula
• (GVC) Guaranteed and viable curriculum for each grade level. In the Utah state curricula it
would take 23 years to teach everything. Grade level teachers at each school decide what to
teach (they are surprisingly close to other schools according to Cottam)
-The board breaks down the essentials. 1st year is "have to know", 2nd tier introduce
subject but doesn't have to me mastered, helpful for the next school year, last tier is the
extras that are nice to know but not entirely useful.
- Kids will have more ownership of "this is what I'm learning and this is where I need to be",
will be discussed at SEP's. May not be progress toward some subjects that haven't been
- Discussed having the GVC posted and what we teach and why. My Math seems to already
- Trust land (state fund) is $32,000:
- $17,000 went toward 70 Chrome books. 60 went toward a complete new computer lab
(to facilitate using success maker (differentiates in math and language) & imagine
learning labs (language development for K, 1st & 2nd).
- $10,000 toward our certified music teacher (on Monday's & Wednesday's, part of her
salary comes from Beverly Taylor Sorensen, the state program & Panorama Elem).
Julie Heaton ($8,000 reading intervention (Americore program gives her a stipend also).
The $2,295 went toward Brain Pop ($200 increase fee) which is used in class and home.
- Title 1 (federal money) budget $179,870.53:
- For every kid that qualifies we get $435, then the district gives an extra $30,000.
- $9,750 goes toward teacher training
- $3,250 is a parent involvement fund (which helps parents get involved in the school.
Last year it went toward school barbecue. (Paid for literacy & math night as well)
- $107,000 Pays for 2 additional teachers. 22-24 in a class vs. 27.
- Pays for a full time science teacher (12-30 min. Science classes a couple times a week)
- $18,116 went toward technology (some went to carry over to help with budget cuts)
- Deadline is the first day of October (85-90% of boundary qualifies). iPads and computers
could be removed if our school doesn't qualify.
- Discussed ways to make sure families are applying for title 1.
May 7, 2015
Community Council Meeting
May 7, 2015
Members in attendance: Mr. Cottam, Mr. Broadhead, Mrs. DuFresne, Jeramiah Farmer,
Brittney Farmer, Sadie Jaggi, Michelle Marshall
Parking--north side of the school parent pick-up parents are getting out of their cars so
cars aren't moving forward making it difficult for parents in the back to get heir kids.
Parent Nights--schedule all nights prior to school. Barbecue was fun--continue with no
games--maybe bring balls out to allow for spontaneous games. Family movie nights?
Maybe an early barbecue next year.
Surveys--What type of communication? Do you feel welcome in our school? Do
teachers/staff listen to me?
January 15, 2015
Community Council Meeting
January 15, 2015
Members in attendance: Ms. Galt, Mrs. Jaggi, Angye
Lancaster, Jeramiah Farmer, Brittney Farmer, Ryan
Poulsen, Laura Poulsen, Mrs. DuFesne, Mr. Cottam
Attendance--across all grade levels attendance has
dropped over the last few months
Parking--better flow, things are looking good, east field gate
opening is helping
Buses--trying out no waiting lines, allowing kids to board
as soon as their bus arrives
Parent Nights (Literacy Night)--possible BBQ and star
gazing, turn Moms and Muffins into Moms, Muffins, and
Math and Dads, Donuts, and Digits
Buying 100 chrome books--money would be coming from
Title I rather than Trust Land
Next meeting--March 19, 2015
November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Members in attendance: Michelle Marshal, Sadie Jaggi, Jeramiah Farmer, Brittney
Farmer, Mr. Broadhead, Mr. Cottam, Laura Hessen (school board)
SAGE test results: Language Arts 38%, Math 50%, Science 38%
-looking at numbers in all sub-groups
-individual grade level scores (grades 3,4, 5)
PBIS (Positive Behavior)
-Raptor Praise Ticket
-Peer Praise Ticket
Next meeting: Thursday, January 15
September 25, 2014
March 26, 2014
February 19, 2014
January 15, 2014
November 13, 2013
October 9, 2013
September 11, 2013
2015-2016 Final Report
2014-2015 Trust Lands Final Report Summary
During the 2014-2015 school year Sandstone Elementary received $36,281. We were able to hire one part time music teacher and one paraprofessional to work with struggling readers. We budgeted $16,000 to do this. The actual cost at the end of the year was $13,409. We budgeted $2,095 for a software program called Brain-Pop. We renewed this software in October of 2014. We budgeted $16,800 for chromebooks. We researched and purchased the chromebooks and spent $16,524.
Those were the purchases we made. We have a carry over amount of approximately $5,000. This money will be spent during the 2015-2016 school year on technology.