NEMS Governance Council

 

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N.E.M.S. School Governance Council

Our next meeting is
September 7, 2016

 Parent Liaison

Rozeena Hoosain

Email :  rhoosain@waterbury.k12.ct.us

The North End Middle School Governance Council provides an opportunity for all stakeholders in the school to craft a productive collaboration to support student success. 

The intent of the Council is to enable parents, school staff, and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement in the local school setting / site.

All Parents are welcome to attend Governance Council meetings, however, only the first ten minutes of each meeting will be open to non voting members to communicate any ideas or concerns that they would like for the Council to discuss.

About School Governance:

School Governance Councils provide a remarkable opportunity for Connecticut schools to engage with families and community members in a partnership to make our schools centers of excellence that prepare all students for success. Councils are intended to represent the diverse interests of the families, teachers, students and community members that make up the school population.

What is a School Governance Council?

School Governance Councils are an opportunity for Connecticut schools to become centers of excellence that prepare all students for success. They represent the many interests of the families and staff that make up your school’s community. This is important because research has shown that:

  • Partnerships among families, school and community members can make a powerful contribution to greater student success.

  • No matter what their income or background, students with involved families tend to have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and higher rates of homework completion.

What does the School Governance Council Do?

The School Governance Council serves as an important role to the school administrator by:

  • Bringing together parents, school staff, students and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement;

  • Assisting the school administration in decisions impacting students’ education in areas such as: analyze data and school needs, review the school’s resources and advise the principal in making programmatic and operational changes.

 

Members:

Jacquelyn Gilmore - NEMS Principal

Rozeena Housain - Parent Liaison

Jennifer Rosa - Teacher

Lauren Rodrigues - Teacher

Emily Phillips - Teacher

 Zuleyka Rivera - Parent

Sylvia Lebron - Parent

Jessica Gonzalez - Parent

Gielinda Talhd-Fonseca - Parent

Madelyn Torres - Parent

Carl Rosa - Waterbury Main Street


 

 

Group/Team:

School Governance Council Site Based Training

Location:

North End Middle   School  

Date of Meeting:

Oct.25, 2017

Start Time:

2:30 p.m.

Finish Time:

3:30 p.m.

         

 

Team Norms:

>This meeting will begin promptly at 2:30 p..m..

>Questions and Answers will be addressed at the appropriate time.

>We will be respectful of each other at all times.

 

 

Purpose of Meeting:

To present the School Governance Council Training Site Based to support student achievement. This will enhance the vision and mission of each of the School Governance Councils in the Waterbury Public Schools for the 2017-2018 School Year.

 

Agenda Items – (Items should reflect next steps from previous meeting.)

 

Agenda Item

Time Allotted

Person Responsible

1.

Welcome & Introductions

5 Min.

Mary Ann Marold &

Members

2.

 

19 School Governance Councils in Waterbury

  • Update Compacts
  • Parent Involvement Policy

 

5 Min.

Mary Ann Marold

3.

 

School Governance Councils

(Overview of Legislation ‘s
Purpose and Requirements)

 

10 Min.

        Mary Ann Marold

4.

 

Circular Letter – C-3

Public Act 10-111

Public Act 12-116

 

 

 

5 Min,

 

Mary Ann Marold

5.

                  Recruitment

Nomination

Election   

  • Length of Terms/Number of Terms

 

5 min.

Mary Ann Marold

6.

North End Middle School     By Laws  & School Governance Council Code of  Conduct

 

5 min.

Mary Ann Marold  & All  Members

7.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

5 min.

 

Mary Ann Marold

 

8.

Questions &  Answers   

10 Minutes

All Members

9.

Evaluation

 

 

 

Thank you for attending the Site Based Training at North End Middle   School

 

Future Trainings.

 

Group/Team:

North End Middle School – School Governance Council

Location:

NEMS – Media Center

Date of Meeting

11/29/17

Start Time:

2:45

Finish Time:

3:45

         

 

Team Norms:

 

1.  All Meeting will start on time

2.  All issues will be approached with a positive attitude

3.  A specific agenda will be set for all meetings

4.  All teams members will agree to stay on specific agenda topics

5.  Decisions regarding future directions will be based upon actual data

 

Purpose of Meeting – Instructional Focus:

Introduction of new members

Set meeting dates for the year

Election of Officers

 

Agenda Items – (Items should reflect next steps from previous meeting.)

 

Agenda Item

Time Allotted

Person Responsible

1.

 

Introduction of new members

 

10 minutes

Council

2.

 

Election of Officers

 

15 minutes

 

3

 

Review of Compact/Parent Policy/By Laws

 

30 Minutes

 

4.

 

Closing

 

5 Minutes

 

 
 

Group/Team:

School Governance Council

Location:

Media Center

Norms Reviewed:

     yes      no

Date of Meeting:  

11/28/17

Start Time:

3:00

Minutes Prepared By:

J Gilmore

Finish Time:

3:40

             
 

 

Name

Position

Signature

Attendance at Meeting  (list all team members present or not and guests)

1

J Gilmore

Prinicpal

*            

2

J Rosa

Teacher

*

3

L Rodriguez

Teacher

*

4

M Torres

Parent

*

5

C Rosa

Community Liaison

*

6

R Hossain

Paretn Liaison

*

7

 

 

*

8

 

 

*

9

 

 

*

10

 

 

 

11

 

 

*

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Meeting – Instructional Focus:

Review compact, by laws, vote

Meeting Notes, Decisions, Issues

 

We couldn’t vote because we did not have a quorum. We will send email out to members to gage interest in officer positions. We need to make additions and deletions to compact and get it translated into Spanish. Waiting on district to update the Parent Involvement Policy.

Next Steps (Include action items)  

Action

Assigned to

Due Date

Email teachers to recruit 2 more

Jackie

ASAP

Email members to elections

Rozeena

ASAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting

Date: 

January 24, 2018

Time: 

3:00

Location: 

Media Center

Agenda: 

. Voting, review compact, discuss possible activities

 

Meeting Minutes guidelines:

  • Publish Minutes within 48 hours of any meeting
  • Minutes available to all stakeholders (e.g., binders, shared drive, e-mail, website)
  • Send Minutes via email to all team members

 

 

Group/Team:

School Governance Council

Location:

Media Center

Norms Reviewed:

     yes      no

Date of Meeting:  

1/24/18

Start Time:

3:00

Minutes Prepared By:

 

Finish Time:

3:40

             
 

 

 

 

Name

Position

Signature

Attendance at Meeting  (list all team members present or not and guests)

1

J Gilmore

Prinicpal

Absent           

2

J Rosa

Teacher

*

3

L Rodriguez

Teacher

*

4

M Torres

Parent

*

5

C Rosa

Community Liaison

Representing NEMS @ meeting

6

R Hossain

Paretn Liaison

*

7

S Lebron

Parent

*

8

J Egan

House Principal

*

9

E Phillips

Teacher

*

10

M Labbe

Parent

*

11

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Meeting – Instructional Focus:

Review compact, by laws, vote

 

Meeting Notes, Decisions, Issues

 

No quorum to vote,

Parents want help with homework, unclear if parents want assistance so they can help or if they want a place to send child for help

Activities discussed:  Zumba, Financial Planning events, Saturdays are a possibility.

PTO start up  1 parent is very familiar with process . Willing to help

Next Steps (Include action items)  

Action

Assigned to

Due Date

Survey students from ideas

3 teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting

Date: 

February 28, 2018

Time: 

3:00

Location: 

Media Center

Agenda: 

. Voting, review compact revisions, plan activity, review survey conducted by teachers

 

Meeting Minutes guidelines:

  • Publish Minutes within 48 hours of any meeting
  • Minutes available to all stakeholders (e.g., binders, shared drive, e-mail, website)

Group/Team:

North End Middle School – School Governance Council

Location:

NEMS – Media Center

Date of Meeting

3/7 SNOW DAY

3/14

Start Time:

2:45

Finish Time:

3:45

         

Team Norms:

 

1.  All Meeting will start on time

2.  All issues will be approached with a positive attitude

3.  A specific agenda will be set for all meetings

4.  All teams members will agree to stay on specific agenda topics

5.  Decisions regarding future directions will be based upon actual data

Purpose of Meeting – Instructional Focus:

Introduction of new members

Set meeting dates for the year

Election of Officers

Agenda Items – (Items should reflect next steps from previous meeting.)

 

Agenda Item

Time Allotted

Person Responsible

1.

 

Election of Officers

 

15

 

Council

2.

 

Review survey results

 

15

Council

3

 

Plan activity

 

20

Council

4.

 

Review new Parent and Family Engagement Policy

 

10

Council

 

Group/Team:

School Governance Council

Location:

Media Center

Norms Reviewed:

     yes      no

Date of Meeting:  

3/14/18

Start Time:

3:00

Minutes Prepared By:

J Gilmore

Finish Time:

4:00

             

 

Name

Position

Signature

Attendance at Meeting  (list all team members present or not and guests)

1

J Gilmore

Prinicpal

*     

2

J Rosa

Teacher

*

3

L Rodriguez

Teacher

Absent

4

M Torres

Parent

*

5

C Rosa

Community Liaison

*

6

R Hossain

Parent Liaison

*

7

S Lebron

Parent

Absent

8

 

 

 

9

E Phillips

Teacher

Absent

10

M Labbe

Parent

*

11

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

Purpose of Meeting – Instructional Focus:

Review compact, by laws, vote

Voting

Co Chairpersons   Melissa Labee/ Sylvia LaBron

Vice Chairperson  Carl Rosa

Secretary  Madelyn Torres

Removed 3 people from SGC that have not participated

Discussion on  :

Staywell Clinic and getting info out to parents

Zumba Night Activity

Plan for Board of Ed Meeting-May 3

Ideas to get more parents involved

Finalized Compact

Redo Parent Engagement Policy

Action

Assigned to

Due Date

Flyer to distrubute for Staywell

J Gilmore

ASAP

Check with Zumba Instructor

M Torres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting

Date: 

April 11, 2018

Time: 

3:00

Location: 

Media Center

Agenda: 

. Finalize Zumba night, finalize compact and parent involvement piece

Meeting Minutes guidelines:
  • Publish Minutes within 48 hours of any meeting
  • Minutes available to all stakeholders (e.g., binders, shared drive, e-mail, website)
  • Send Minutes via email to all team members

Group/Team:

School Governance Council

Location:

Media Center

Norms Reviewed:

     yes      no

Date of Meeting:  

4/11/18

Start Time:

2:30

Minutes Prepared By:

J Gilmore

Finish Time:

3:30

             

 

Name

Position

Signature

Attendance at Meeting  (list all team members present or not and guests)

1

J Gilmore

Prinicpal

x

2

J Rosa

Teacher

x

3

L Rodriguez

Teacher

absent

4

M Torres

Parent

absent

5

C Rosa

Community Liaison

absent

6

R Hossain

Parent Liaison

x

7

S Lebron

Parent

x

8

B Cook

Teacher

x

9

E Phillips

Teacher

x

10

M Labbe

Parent

x

11

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

Discussed and approved new Family Engagement Policy, Compacts,

Revisit Zumba day due to Board of Ed Meeting

Discussed efforts to recruit for StayWell

Discussed Teacher Appreciation Day June 1st

Discussed May 17th Incoming Grade 6 Night

Action

Assigned to

Due Date

Find out how much money in SGC account

Jackie

ASAP

Zumba –reschedule

 

 

Try to find donors for food and massages.

All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting

Date: 

4/30/18

Time: 

3:00

Location: 

MC

Agenda: 

 

Group/Team:

School Governance Council

Location:

Media Center

Norms Reviewed:

     yes      no

Date of Meeting:  

5/9/18

Start Time:

2:30

Minutes Prepared By:

J Gilmore

Finish Time:

3:30

             
 

 

Name

Position

Signature

Attendance at Meeting  (list all team members present or not and guests)

1

J Gilmore

Prinicpal

x

2

J Rosa

Teacher

Field trip

3

L Rodriguez

Teacher

x

4

M Torres

Parent

 

5

C Rosa

Community Liaison

x

6

R Hossain

Parent Liaison

x

7

S Lebron

Parent

 

8

B Cook

Teacher

x

9

E Phillips

Teacher

 

10

M Labbe

Parent

x

11

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 Plan Teacher Appreciation Activity $696.00

Review Parent Surveys

Incoming 6th grade presentations

Staywell

Brainstromed ideas for parent information sessions next Fall  “Family Iniversity”.

 

Action

Assigned to

Due Date

Call for prices on cupcake truck

Rozenna

ASAP

Get survey results tabulated form downtown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting

 

Meeting Minutes guidelines:

  • Publish Minutes within 48 hours of any meeting
  • Minutes available to all stakeholders (e.g., binders, shared drive, e-mail, website)
  • Send Minutes via email to all team members

     

 
Meeting Minutes guidelines:
  • Publish Minutes within 48 hours of any meeting
  • Minutes available to all stakeholders (e.g., binders, shared drive, e-mail, website)
  • Send Minutes via email to all team members

     

Mrs. Jackie Gilmore, Principal

House Principals:

Mr. James Simpson - Blue House Mrs. Jennifer Egan - Gold House Mr. Joseph Begnal - Red House

North End Middle School 534 Bucks Hill Road Waterbury, CT 06704

203-574-8097

Fax (203) 574-8203

 

For information on every family engagement event

Contact your Parent Liaison for more information

Rozeena Hoosain

(203) 574-6735

rhoosain@waterbury.k12.ct.us

 

 

North End Middle School
534 Bucks Hill Rd
Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: 203.574.8097

Fax: 203.574.8203