NEMS Governance Council

Last Updated: 6/7/2021 1:37 PM

 

Wecome to the

N.E.M.S. School Governance Council

Parent Liason :  Zhane Gomes

email : zgomeswalton@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.

 

2020-21  NEMS School Governance Council Members:

 

1

Jacqueline Gilmore

Prinicpal

 

2

Sharell Herbert

House Principal

 

3

 

Parent Liaison

Vacant

4

Jennifer Rosa

Teacher

 

5

Lauren Rodrigues

Teacher

 

6

Brandy Cook

Teacher

 

7

Stephen Tansley

Teacher

 

8

Carl Rosa

Community Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020-21 NEMS Governance Council
Meeting Agendas and Minutes

NEMS-School Governance Council Meeting Agenda

Thursday, June 10, 2021

7:30a.m.-8:00a.m

Meeting Link:  SGC Meeting

meet.google.com/isv-rqen-sat

Join by phone

‪(US) +1 234-755-2731 PIN: ‪502 999 593#

 

1. Virtual School Tour

Completed and viewed by admin team and SGC committee. Adjustments will be made before posting the video on the school’s Social Media Accounts and Websites.  

 

Planning/Budget for the 2021-22 School Year –Mrs. Devin

2. Title 1 Events for 2021-2022 (Subject to change due to funding and Covid 19 restrictions) 

a.       Math Night- Kahoot

b.       Parent Workshop- Coffee with the counselors monthly meeting

c.       Nutrition- Families will learn the importance of healthy eating and exercise, participate in games and activities with the P.E. staff or a Kickboxing Instructor

d. Attendance-Mrs. Gifford

 e. Other events/programs

3. Financial Literacy & Personal Finance-TD Bank, Liberty Bank (In Person) school specific send a Representative-Kids at middle school age know the basics and values of paying debt. –Mrs. Rodrigues

Possible Stock Market Game-Talk to Mr. McWhirt about investing and Stock Market. –Add all grades and make a competition.

~New Business

 

~Adjournment 

 

 

NEMS-School Governance Council Meeting Agenda

Thursday, May 13, 2021

7:30a.m.-8:00a.m

Meeting Link:  SGC Meeting

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/xny-xnir-beq

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 727-239-4515 PIN: ‪339 930 872#

 

 

  1. Virtual 5K- Date(s)?

App Tracker-

Prizes-T-shirts and Medals?

2.       Virtual Book Club-On Hold

a.       Update on number of participants and schedule dates- work with student council members will serve as the Book Club ambassadors.  Fall-2021

 

3. Virtual School Tour

Contacted Mike Drew. Will take pictures (Stundent Council) to send to Mr.Drew. He will edit and create the video.

 

Planning/Budget for the 2021-22 School Year

4.    Title 1 Events for 2021-2022 (Subject to change due to funding and feasibility during the pandemic) 

a.       Math Night- Kahoot

b.       Parent Workshop- Coffee with the counselors monthly meeting

c.       Nutrition- Families will learn the importance of healthy eating and exercise, participate in games and activities with the P.E. staff or a Kickboxing Instructor

 D. Other events/programs

~New Business

Financial Literacy & Personal Finance-TD Bank, Liberty Bank (In Person) School Specific send a Representative-Kids at middle school age know the basics and values of paying debt.

Possible Stock Market Game-Talk to Mr. McWhirt about investing and Stock Market.

~Adjournment 

 

 


Group/Team: School Governance Council
Location: Virtual Meeting Norms Reviewed:       yes       no

Date of Meeting:   3/11/2021 Start Time: 7:30
Minutes Prepared By: S. Herbert Finish Time: 7:58


Attendance at Meeting  (list all team members present or not and guests)
 Name Position Signature
1 J Gilmore Prinicpal X
2 S. Herbert House Principal X
3 J. Egan House Principal  X
4 J. Simpson House Principal X
5 L Rodriguez Teacher X
6 J. Rosa Teacher X
7 B. Cook Teacher X
8 E. Devin Parent Liasion  X
9 C Rosa Community Member X
10 S. Tansley Teacher X
11 F. Velazquez Parent X
12 R. Turecek Teacher X


Action Assigned to Due Date
Flyer for Math Night Sharell Herbert  April 1, 2021
Virtual Tour Video/Reach out to student council Jennifer Rosa/Sharell Herbert April  9, 2021
Nutrition Event-Kickboxing Instructor and Mental Health Component. A. Feliz/J. Dewitt Jennifer Rosa/Lisa Fenn April 12, 2021
Reopen Book Club Evelynn Devin/Provention Team Long term-plan for next year

Next Meeting February 14th  -  7:30 Virtual (Meet Link will be sent out the week before the 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

NEMS-School Governance Council Meeting Agenda
Thursday, March 11, 2021
7:30a.m.-8:00a.m
Meeting Link
meet.google.com/pfp-axgk-pko
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)‪+1 252-574-6278‬
PIN: ‪175 279 002#‬
1. Introduction of Parent Liaison

2. Black History Month: Empowered to Be Me “The Sky's the limit”-Feedback
  Loved hearing what the students had to say. Their stories were empowering. Students connected and where exposed to what their future can be.
Panel down to earth and approachable. Have these events more often. Possibly have the same panel more times. Strong panel that is relatable. Benefit from other forum discussions.
Business owners-share stories on how they started their businesses.
Mr. Rosa can identify businesses and panelist. Tell their story about growing their business
                       
3. March and April Activities-Ms. Devin
1. Women's History Month-Virtual Tour
2. Pi Day-Vote on favorite pie (Google Form)-Ms. Devin
3. 1st Day of Spring-Ideas (Free wild seed packets)?
4. St. Patrick’s Day- Lucky (Wear Green Day)
April-Earth Day- Speaker? Help clean school property? DEEP-speaker (City recycling program-booked).  10-12th available. Students in person can be included (invite specific classes)
Virtual 5k-Map my run app-students who participate will be entered for a prize.
4. Virtual Family Events/activities
a.                  Academic
b.                  Social
 ~http://30days.familieslearning.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NCFL30Days.pdf
 
~http://30days.familieslearning.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NCFL30Days-es.pdf
 
5.      Virtual Book Club-On Hold
a.       Update on number of participants and schedule dates- The goal is to develop a plan to hold the Book Club in the fall of 2021. Have Student Council students served as ambassadors and facilitate the book club with the students.
When making the schedule for the book club, rotate the schedule for the sessions to give students an opportunity to participate.
5. Virtual School Tour-Planning Stages-Ask Mike Drew at Wilby to help edit the video.  Student Council members represented in the video. 

 

7.       Title 1 Events for 2020-2021 (Subject to change due to funding and feasibility during the pandemic)
a.       Math Night- Math bingo and math jeopardy April? Date and Time needed
b.       Parent Workshop- Coffee with the counselors monthly meeting (Resume meetings
c.       Nutrition- Families will learn the importance of healthy eating and exercise, participate in games and activities with the P.E. staff or a Zumba Instructor
Kickboxing & Nutrition May?-after-school event. Reach out to the SEL
Jennifer Dewitt-Lisa

 
~New Business
Follow-up
Financial Literacy & Personal Finance-TD Bank, Liberty Bank (In Person) School Specific Send a Representative-Kids at middle school age know the basics and values of paying debt.
Possible Stock Market Game-Talk to Mr. McWhirt about investing and Stock Market.
~Adjournment
 Next Meeting Thursday, April 8th. @ 7:30a.m.

 

Group/Team:

School Governance Council

Location:

Virtual Meeting

Norms Reviewed:

     yes      no

Date of Meeting:  

2/11/2021

Start Time:

7:30

Minutes Prepared By:

S. Herbert

Finish Time:

7:58

             
 

 

 

 

Name

Position

Signature

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

1

J Gilmore

Prinicpal

 

2

S. Herbert

House Principal

X

3

L Rodriguez

Teacher

X

4

J. Rosa

Teacher

X

5

B. Cook

Teacher

X

6

 

Parent Liasion

 

7

C Rosa

Community Member

x

8

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

Action

Assigned to

Due Date

Flyer for Math Night

Sharell Herbert

March 1, 2021

Virtual Tour Video/Reach out to student council

Jennifer Rosa/Sharell Herbert

April  9, 2021

Nutrition Event-Zumba Instructor and Mental Health Component

Sharell Herbert

April 12, 2021

Reopen Book Club

Parent Liason

ASAP

Next Meeting February 14th  -  7:30 Virtual (Meet Link will be sent out the week before the 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

 

 

 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

7:30a.m.-7:58a.m

Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/vuy-tqvk-rfx

  1. Follow-up-NEMS Winter Extravaganza-Virtual Event

53 students/parents attended the event.

Mrs. Fenn provided a brief presentation to the students and parents about the importance of attendance.

Mr. Della Calce hosted the games.

Ram Prizes have been sent out to the winners.

Suggestions for next game night event-Do not add fill in the blank questions.

   2. Black History Month: Empowered to Be Me “The Sky is the limit”

                    1. Panel of 4 graduates of Waterbury Public Schools/ Other Schools in Waterbury sit on a panel and share empowering words to students on how to reach their goals.

                    2. Have the members of The Kindness Club develop questions to ask the panel.

                                     Event Date? February 25th @ 12:00p.m.

Students who will be attending can share. For example, the student can share something that empowers then or talk about a person that empowers them. Those students who would like to participate will need to share their information on a google form for approval.

 

3. Virtual Field Trips

  1. 21st century will be providing information about virtual field trips.
  2. Santiago Zoo-https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/school-programs/recorded-field-trip

 

4. Virtual Family Events/activities

  1. Academic 
  2. Social 

 ~http://30days.familieslearning.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NCFL30Days.pdfial

~http://30days.familieslearning.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NCFL30Days-es.pdf

 

5.      Virtual Book Club-On Hold

a.       Update on number of participants and schedule dates- 13 students w. 1 parent each, meetings are held via google meet on Thursdays at 12pm

 

6. Virtual School Tour

Live Stream and record Question

 

 

Group/Team:

School Governance Council

Location:

Virtual Meeting

Norms Reviewed:

     yes      no

Date of Meeting:  

1/14/2021

Start Time:

7:30

Minutes Prepared By:

S. Herbert

Finish Time:

7:50

             
 

 

 

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

 

Name

Position

Signature

1

J Gilmore

Prinicpal

X

2

S. Herbert

House Principal

X

3

J. Simpson

House Principal

X

4

J. Egan

House Principal

X

3

L Rodriguez

Teacher

X

4

J. Rosa

Teacher

X

5

C. Anthony
A

Parent

 

6

 

Parent Liasion

 

7

C Rosa

Community Member

X

8

R. Miles

Parent

X

9

Stephen Tansley

Teacher

X

10

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. NEMS Winter Extravaganza-Virtual Event

Date: Wednesday 27th

Time: 5p.m.-Students in the 21st Century Program will attend.  An invitation will be sent out to the entire school.

Provide Resources and incentives for student.

Every round-participants will be able to earn different prizes for participation in the evening.

Ask teachers if they would provide homework passes for students who attend and participate in the event.

 

  1. Speaker on Attendance

Ask a guidance counselor or attendance counselor to speak on the importance of attendance and provide tips to support increasing student attendance.

 

  1. RAMFAM Reboot Links and Information

Parent and students will be provided with the link and resources to continue to support families during distance learning.

 

3. Black History Month: Empowered to Be Me “The Sky is the limit to what you can be”

                    1. Panel of 4-5 graduates of Waterbury Public Schools/ Other Schools in Waterbury sit on a panel and share empowering words to students on how to reach their goals.

                          Tentative Panelist:

Shawn Mosley-Graduate of NEMS. Teacher/Department Chair at Crosby H.S.  

                      Recently passed the Bar Exam

                          Devin Ridenhour: School Resource Officer Graduate of WPS

                          Jennifer Sinclair: Graduate of Private School in Waterbury

                          Probation Officer State of CT

                         Working to secure another panelist

      

                    2. Have the members of The Kindness Club develop questions to ask the Panel.

                                     Types of Questions?

 

3. Virtual Field Trips

           1. CT Science Center: Tour of Houston, TX Zoo- Tuesday, January 26, 2020 

 

21st century will be providing information about virtual field trips.

Mattatuck Museum also has opportunities for virtual events. Mr. Rosa will provide. 

3. Virtual Family Events/activities hosted by NEMS 

  1. Academic 
  2. Social 

~http://30days.familieslearning.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NCFL30Days.pdfial

 

~http://30days.familieslearning.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NCFL30Days-es.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

3.      Virtual  Book Club

a.       Update on number of participants and schedule dates- 13 students w. 1 parent each, meetings are held via google meet on Thursdays at 12pm

 

4.       Title 1 Events for 2020-2021 (Subject to change due to funding and feasibility during the pandemic) 

a.       Math Night- Math bingo and math jeopardy

b.       Holiday Movie Night

c.       Parent Workshop- Coffee with the counselors monthly meeting

e.       Nutrition- Families will learn the importance of healthy eating and exercise, participate in games and activities with the P.E. staff or a Zumba Instructor

f.       “When I Grow Up” Career Exploration Program- Tuesdays at 12pm-12:30pm via google meet

G. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Video Tour- Thursday, January 7, 2020 at 12pm-12:30pm

H. CT Science Center: Tour of Houston, TX Zoo- Tuesday, January 26, 2020 

During events work have a celebrity come and be a guest speaker 

 

~New Business

~Adjournment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.       Title 1 Events for 2020-2021 (Subject to change due to funding and feasibility during the pandemic) 

 Math Night- Math bingo and math jeopardy

          Reach out to teachers: E. Frank, T. Rosa, K. Poulter to create an activity to support the review of skills in preparation for the Smarter Balance Test.

               Date to be determined by the math teacher’s availability.

Parent Workshop- Coffee with the counselors monthly meeting

       The Counselors will continue this program on a monthly basis.

                        Nutrition- Families will learn the importance of healthy eating and exercise, participate in games and activities with the P.E. staff or a Zumba Instructor

            Incorporate a mental health component during the session. (i.e. breathing techniques.

                            Date and Time: The Committee would like to hold this event in May. We will discuss the date and time at the next SGC meeting.

~New Business

  •  

~Adjournment

Next Meeting Scheduled for 2.11.21 at 7:30a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action

Assigned to

Due Date

Add Questions to Kahoot

Sharell Herbert

January 25, 2021

Mattatuck Museum Virtual Events

C. Rosa

February 11, 2021

Virtual Events for families

Committee Members

Throughout the second semester

Flyer Winter Extravenganza and  Black History Month Program

Sharell Herbert

ASAP

 

 

Next Meeting February 14th  -  7:30 Virtual (Meet Link will be sent out the week before the 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

 

NEMS-School Governance Council Meeting

Thursday, January 14, 2021

7:30a.m.-8:00a.m

 

  1. NEMS Winter Extravaganza-Virtual Event

The event will be held in late January or February 2021. Date and time will need be confirmed with the committee during the meeting.  We will also discuss the importance of attendance and provide tips to support parents during distant learning.

  1. Speaker on Attendance
  2. RAMFAM Reboot Links and Information

 

Trivia Night or Fundraiser -Hold the event at night virtually. Reach out to Mr. Della Calce to create trivia questions. Ms. Jennifer Rosa will reach out to Mr. Della Calce. 

Generate interest Prizes-Amazon gift cards

Guidelines for participation-If student shows up, free homework pass or Ram Wear 

Hold events 3 times in 2021 winter, spring, and end of the school year. Families who participate in each session earn points.  Reach out to celebrities to see if they will provide greet families during each event.

****Connect to academics*** 

Qualify automatically when you come in the event. 

Receive a homework assignment pass

 

2. Black History Month: Empowered to Be Me “The Sky is the limit to what you can be”

                    1. Panel of 4-5 graduates of Waterbury Public Schools/ Other Schools in Waterbury sit on a panel and share empowering words to students on how to reach their goals.

                    2. Have the members of The Kindness Club develop questions to ask the Panel.

                                     Types of Questions?

                                     Event Date? February 24th or 25th

 

3. Virtual Field Trips

       1. CT Science Center: Tour of Houston, TX Zoo- Tuesday, January 26, 2020 

  1. 21st century will be providing information about virtual field trips.
  2. Mattatuck Museum also has opportunities for virtual events.
  3. The White House: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-white-house

4. Virtual Family Events/activities

  1. Academic 
  2. Social 

 ~http://30days.familieslearning.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NCFL30Days.pdfial

 

~http://30days.familieslearning.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NCFL30Days-es.pdf

 

5.      Virtual Book Club-On Hold

a.       Update on number of participants and schedule dates- 13 students w. 1 parent each, meetings are held via google meet on Thursdays at 12pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.       Title 1 Events for 2020-2021 (Subject to change due to funding and feasibility during the pandemic) 

a.       Math Night- Math bingo and math jeopardy

b.       Parent Workshop- Coffee with the counselors monthly meeting

c.       Nutrition- Families will learn the importance of healthy eating and exercise, participate in games and activities with the P.E. staff or a Zumba Instructor

During events work have a celebrity come and be a guest speaker-Any Names or contacts??

 

~New Business

~Adjournment 

 

 

2019-20 NEMS Governance Council
Meeting Agendas and Minutes

 

 

Agenda - January 21, 2020

7:30a.m.-8:00a.m

North End Middle School Conference Room

Agenda:

  1. Science Night: January 27th 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

    Theme: Robotics

    Location: Gym

     

  2. Hashtag Student/Families Contest

    Entries are due Friday, January 24th

     

  3. Book Club
    1. Book Title
    2. Update on number of participants

       

  4. Title 1 Events for 2019-2020
    1. Math Night- Math bingo and math jeopardy
    2. Holiday Movie Night
    3. Science Night- Robotics
    4. Parent Workshop- Coffee with the counselors monthly meeting
    5. Nutrition- Families will learn the importance of healthy eating and exercise, participate in games and activities with the P.E. staff or a Zumba Instructor
    6. Literacy- Enlightening the mind book club

       

  5. Attendance
    1. Students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It is difficult for the teachers and class to build on their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent.
    2. When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances of graduating
    3. Attendance improves when North End Middle School engages students and parents in positive ways and when our school provides mentors for chronically absent students.

      **Discuss strategies to support student attendance**

      ~New Business

      ~Adjournment

       

Minutes  1-21-20 Meeting

Group/Team:

School Governance Council

Location:

Media Center

Norms Reviewed:

     yes      no

Date of Meeting:  

1/21/2020

Start Time:

7:30

Minutes Prepared By:

S. Herbert

Finish Time:

8:00

 

 

Name

Position

Signature

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

1

J Gilmore

Prinicpal

x

2

S. Herbert

House Principal

x

3

L Rodriguez

Teacher

x

4

J. Rosa

Teacher

X

5

C. Anthony
A

Parent

 

6

Z. Gomes-Walton

Parent Liasion

x

7

C Rosa

Community Member

x

8

  1. Celestina

Parent

 

 

 

 

  1.  Review of Agenda
  2. Science Night
  1. Provide information to classroom teachers and parents about the event on January 27th  via Social Media and phone alerts.
  2. Invite 21st century students as well as reobotics teams in the district.

 

  1. Hashtag contest- Remind teachers to announce to students daily. Also include in announcements daily.
  2.  Book club – Z. Gomes-Walton
  1. Once a month (after school with parents) Starting Thursday, January 23rd
  2. Students will meet bi-weekluy with a teacher to discuss the book during lunch time.
  3. Mention the book club during ELA classes to increase turn out.

 

  1. Title 1 Events
  1. Discuss the events held as well as upcoming events to engage students in parents.

 

  1.  Wednesday, March 4th – Healthy Living Event 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
  1. Waiting on a phone call from a Zumba instructor

 

 

  1. Attendance
  1. SGC will connect with the FCS teachers to see if they would be willing to bake cookies. This would be an incentive to students who come to school for 10 days consecutively.

 

 

 

 

Action

Assigned to

Due Date

Invite Robotics and parents team to Science Night

Reach out to 21st century participants

S. Herbert/J. Rosa

ASAP

Present book club to ELA classes

Z. Gomes-Walton

ASAP

Wait to hear from Zumba Instructor

J. Rosa/ S. Herbert

Next meeting

Cookies for attendance

S. Herbert

February 3rd

 

 

Next Meeting February 20th  -  7:30 Conference Room

 

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

     

     

    Agenda: February 21, 2020

    7:30a.m.-8:00a.m

    North End Middle School Conference Room

    Agenda:

  • Healthy Family Event: March 4th 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

    Zumba: By Full and Fit Family LLC

    Location: Gym

     

  • Student Attendance Events/Suggestions

    NBA (Never Been Absent) Movie Event

    Superhero Party

     

  • Book Club
    1. Update on number of participants and schedule dates

       

  • Title 1 Events for 2020-2021
    1. Math Night- Math bingo and math jeopardy
    2. Holiday Movie Night
    3. Science Night- Robotics
    4. Parent Workshop- Coffee with the counselors monthly meeting
    5. Nutrition- Families will learn the importance of healthy eating and exercise, participate in games and activities with the P.E. staff or a Zumba Instructor
    6. Literacy- Enlightening the mind book club
    7. Other suggestions for next school year

       

  • Smarter Balance Testing
    1. Discussion-Strategies to support students/How can SGC support?

       

      ~New Business

      ~Adjournment

       

      Group/Team:

      School Governance Council

      Location:

      Media Center

      Norms Reviewed:

           yes      no

      Date of Meeting:  

      2/21/2020

      Start Time:

      7:30

      Minutes Prepared By:

      S. Herbert

      Finish Time:

      8:00

                   
       

       

       

       

      Name

      Position

      Signature

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

      1

      J Gilmore

      Prinicpal

       

      2

      S. Herbert

      House Principal

      x

      3

      L Rodriguez

      Teacher

      x

      4

      J. Rosa

      Teacher

      X

      5

      C. Anthony
      A

      Parent

       

      6

      Z. Gomes-Walton

      Parent Liasion

      x

      7

      C Rosa

      Community Member

      x

      8

      1. Celestina

      Parent

       

       
      1.  Review of Agenda
      1. Healthy Family Event

      March 4th 5pm-7pm

      Location: Gym

      1. Attendance

      NBA (Never Been Absent) Movie Event

      Superhero Party

      Events scheduled in the upcoming weeks to support student attendance.

      1. Book club – Z. Gomes-Walton
      1. Students will meet bi-weekluy with a Ms. Gomes-Walton to discuss the book after school.
      2. Mention the book club during ELA classes to increase turn out. Student intererst has increase since the book club is being held afterschool.

       

      1. Title 1 Events
      1. Discuss the events held as well as upcoming events to engage students in parents.

       

      1. Events for 2020-2021 school year
      1. New ideas for events for next year.

       

      1. Next SGC Meeting will be held on March 20th at 7:30a.m.
       

      Action

      Assigned to

      Due Date

      Ideas for events for next school year.

      SGC committee

      March 20th

      Present book club to ELA classes

      Z. Gomes-Walton

      2 weeks

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Next Meeting March 20th  -  7:30 Conference Room

       

      Meeting Minutes guidelines:

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



       

      2018-19 NEMS Governance Council
      Meeting Agendas and Minutes

 

Group/Team:

School Governance Council

Location:

Conference Room

Norms Reviewed:

     yes      no

Date of Meeting:  

3/6/19

Start Time:

7:30

Minutes Prepared By:

S Tansley

Finish Time:

8:00

             
 

 

 

 

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

x

4

M Torres

Parent

 

5

E. Phillips

Teacher

x

6

A Coles

Parent Liasion

 

7

B Cook

Teacher

x

8

S Tansley

Teacher/Adimistration designee

x

9

C Rosa

Community Member

x

10

B Biolo

Teacher

x

11

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Poetry event review
  • Great turn out and just the right amount of time
  1. Yoga
  • 3/20
  • Still 5:30 start time
  • Offer raffle prizes for participation
  • Family event for parents and students
  1. Midfullness
  • Separate event form yoga
  • Schedule for 4/9 form 5:30-6:30
  • B Cook said her mindfullness woman is on board
  1.  Teacher appreciation event
  • To be discussed at the next meeting

 

 

 

 

 

Action

Assigned to

Due Date

Announcement/IRIS/message to Nancy Vaugn for Yoga Night

J Gilmore

ASAP

Yoga night flyer

B Cook

ASAP

Poetry night participants to get T-shirts

J Gilmore

This morning

Gift baskets for yoga night

J Gilmore

Before yoga night

Snacks for yoga night

A Coles

Before yoga night

Talk to PE teachers

S Tansley

ASAP

Check to see if there are yoga mats avaialable

J Gilmore

ASAP

Next Meeting  April 3rd -  7:30 Conference Room

 

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      

Date of Meeting:   1/9/19 Start Time: 7:30
Minutes Prepared By: S Tansley 
Finish Time: 8:00


Attendance at Meeting  (list all team members present or not and guests)
 Name Position Signature
1 J Gilmore Prinicpal x
2 J Rosa Teacher x
3 L Rodriguez Teacher x
4 M Torres Parent x
5 E. Phillips Teacher 
6 Antonio Coles Parent Liasion  x
7 B Cook  Teacher x
8 S Tansley Teacher/Adimistration designee x
9 C Rosa Community Member x
   

1.  Review of the previous minutes - Jackie
2. Poetry event planning - Jenn
" Jackie will mention it during ELA IDT meetings/encourage them to show video in classes
" Mention of using Robert Frost unit to encourage students to write their own poetry
" Agreed on 2/13 in the media center with a start time of 5 or 5:30/snow date 2/20
" Discussed event with art teachers so students artwork can be included in event
" Discussed how to notify parents. Jackie can send out message to parents/maybe create posters or flyers
" Brainstormed methods to encourage students to read their poetry in front of others without the risk of people laughing at them
" Photos can be taken of the student artwork so it can be included on the website
3.  Book club - Antonio
" One Tuesday each month
" Permission slips were handed out and parents notified
" Low turnout
" Mention the book club during ELA classes to increase turn out
4.  Mosaic project - Jenn
" Saw a unique mosaic at Long River that said Be Kind that was created by the students
" Could this be done at NEMS? Who could plan/coordinate it? Would have to be a collaboration between school and community?
5.  Yoga - Antonio
" Waiting on a phone call from a yoga instructor
" Would like to start in March during testing

 

Action Assigned to Due Date
Mention poetry event during ELA IDT Jackie ASAP
Present book club to ELA classes B Cook ASAP
Investigate possibility of NEMS mosaic mural J Rosa Next meeting
Wait to hear from yoga instructor A Coles Next meeting
  

Next Meeting  February 6th -  7:30 Media Center
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:  

12/12/18

Start Time:

7:30

Minutes Prepared By:

J Gilmore

Finish Time:

8:00

             
 

 

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

x

4

M Torres

Parent

x

5

E. Phillips

Teacher

x

6

Antonio Coles

Parent Liasion

x

7

B Cook

Teacher

x

8

S Tansley

Teacher/Adimistration designee

x

9

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

1. Introductions-- New Parent Liasion

2. Reviewed accomplishments of SGC 17-18

3. Set focus for SGC this year----------------Family engagement with focus on resources/tools for parents to help       students succeed

4. Discussion on monthly activites- Literacy  (March)Numeracy (April), Poetry (Feb), Teacher Appreciation (May)

5. Yoga/mindfullness

6. Poster maker purchase

 

 

 

Action

Assigned to

Due Date

Talk with Mrs. McDermott--poetry

J Rosa

ASAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting  January 9th 7:30 Media Center

 

Meeting Minutes guidelines:

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

Past Meeting Minutes


 

 

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

Parent Liason :  Zhane Gomes

email : zgomeswalton@waterbury.k12.ct.us

 

 

 

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

Fax: 203.574.8203