Faculty Meeting Notes, 5/11/16
Leaf Performance: The question was raised: what time will classes meet in gym for dress rehearsal /performance for the Leaf performance for 15-20 minutes? The group decided 11:30-12:00 on Friday.
- Buddy Lunch
Ø Buddy Lunch was rescheduled for Tuesday, May 17th. We need to remember to tell the students.
Ø HS would prefer to have shorter or no Buddy Lunch at all? *The answer was no.
Ø Theme: What was your favorite experience of the year?
Ø The Yearbooks will be distributed, so students can get them signed.
Ø Yearbooks are in a box in the office.
Ø Teachers please grab your stack to pass them out to be signed.
Ø Other students, please bring in something for students to sign (like a little booklet)—if students don’t have a Yearbook.
Ø 2nd grade and up, please discuss what is appropriate to include in Yearbook contributions.
- Fire Inspection
Ø Cory and Andy went through the building in preparation for fire inspection.
Ø 1 foot off the floor and 3 feet down for fire code
Ø Artwork, paper or cloth must be 2 feet from the ceiling.
Ø Nothing can be hanging (including Christmas lights) (Are plants different?)
Ø No flammable material on doors
Ø Nothing that can be stacked up on the floor
Ø If there is a bottom self-contained shelf
Ø Wherever stuff is stacked or piled, it must be moved.
- General Cleanliness and organization prior to the fire inspection and the end of the school year
Ø The computer room is looking messy; please make sure your students leave it tidy (tidier, even, then when they found it).
Ø Cory will message any teachers personally who need to clean their rooms.
Ø Things are looking better in the pool house, common areas, closets and classrooms.
Ø The kitchen was terrible on Monday. Under the countertops, needs to be cleaned up. If you have something under the countertops, please take it back.
Ø Please schedule time with students to clean and organize spaces before the end-of-the-year.
- End of the Year Conference/Due Dates
Ø Conferences for EK/1 -12 are on May 26th for Early K- 12.
Ø Conferences are required for any students who will need: remediation, retention, and/or special family circumstances. Conferences are recommended for students when we do not know if they are returning or if their returning grade level has not been clearly identified.
Ø Do not deny conferences to any families who request one! Even if a student has done incredible well and there are no concerns.
Ø Grades due end of the day on May 27th.
- Summer Reading
Ø Summer reading in the upper grades should be assigned. Please distribute a hand-out and send a copy of the hand-out to Jen, Cory, and Megan. These will be handed out to new enrollments in the upper grades throughout the summer.
Ø Younger grades: some little blurb that have been placed in the newsletter or hand-out about encouraging reading, math, science projects, or other engaging activities to allow them to practice academic skills.
Ø Specifically encourage families of students who may have challenges to spend some time with that subject area.
Next Weeks’ faculty meeting/reflection
Please come prepared to discuss/write about the following:
Ø Group wish list for orientation training
Ø Use your portfolio work to reflect and prepare to share one thing that you are proud of it and one thing you want to use as a goal or inspiration for improvement.
Ø How did you help fulfill OCS mission this year? Revisit mission statement.
Ø We will also discuss the logistics related to the honoring ceremony on May 25th, 6:30. Megan will e-mail any agreements/considerations.
Ø End-of-the year faculty party: we could potentially go to the Bywater or go to Gabe’s on Thursday, May 26th at 4:00.