Super Kids! Super Staff! Super School!
I. WELCOME: The meeting was called to order at 3:35 PM by Chairperson Elizabeth Kalama. Present: Nelson Shigeta, Larrilynn Holu Tamashiro, Mariko Thompson, Elizabeth Kalama, Reda Antonio, Michelle Chung, Susan Endo, John Luke Enos. Absent: Jackie Beckman, Gigi Cocquio
The minutes of the last SCC Council meeting and SCC Community meeting #1 were approved as circulated. Copies of both are also posted on the school web page.
Our inclusion activity today was to share the number of siblings you have and what position you are in. It was interesting to note that many of us are the oldest child.
II. PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE2007-2008 SCHOOL PLAN: Nelson Shigeta presented a draft of the 2007-2008 School Action Plan. The plan consists of three goals mandated by the state; each goal has three enabling activities. Considerations to plan include:
1. We are already 20 students short of projection for next year ($100,000).
2. Cost of buying a teacher increases by $3,000.
3. We are restructured until the school meets the benchmark two years in a row.
4. Nelson will be rewording the first enabling activity in Goal 2 to include support for inclusion classrooms.
5. Plan must be turned in by mid-Decmber, Nelson will let the SCC council know when we will have our Community Meeting #2 so that we can get final input by parents.
III. REPORTS FROM REPRESENTATIVES
B. Classified (Elizabeth, Reda): Concern about parents eating breakfast in cafeteria and Eas having to enforce "no adults" policy beginning second quarter. Parents will be encouraged to accompany child to Breakfast Club.
C. Parents (Susan, Michelle): Question about why Ohana Fair is scheduled in November- close to Christmas season. Considerations include having enough time to plan the event, and because the funds are local school, having enough time during the year to spend the money. Suggestion was made to invite parents to be class representatives, and chaperones on field trips. We will remind teachers to invite parents more often.
D. Students (John Luke): No report.
E. Community (Jackie, Gigi): Absent
B. Donations: Largely due to the media attention to the plight of the homeless on the Waianae coast, the Nuuanu Elementary School ohana donated the proceeds of their canned goods drive to Makaha Elementary School to distribute to needy families. A total of 400 pounds of goods were collected; Principal James Toyooka delivered the gift personally! The school has also collected gently used clothes and toys which will be picked up for distribution.
C. Next Meeting Date: To be announced via email.