People in attendance
Katie Norquist, Amanda Callahan, Jeff and Liz Jacob, Kelly
Manning, Sarah Tycast, Laurie Hurley, Cheryl Fretz, Michelle Engblom-Deglmann,
Cara Chace, Erin Weiz, Sara Rotkowski, Melissa Rayasom, Shannon Ilas, Michelle
Bonha, Danalee Corso, Brian Coroso and Michelle Wilson
Minutes: January minutes approved
Family breakfast broke even.
The purpose of all family events is to break even. First check for box tops was $225.
Missed lion dancers due to snow. Will not get back this week, but will try to
get them to come back. Tomorrow we will
serve spring rolls at lunch and Friday we will have activities at lunch. World language teacher has been doing activities
with the kids.
in April, with cultures and traditions.
ELD specialist is working with other teachers to plan events and we are
encouraging families to sign up to share their traditions.
STEM fair is on 28th of this month. Give students opportunity
to share their projects during the day and then in the evening. Now is the time to get started if children
want to participate.
professional growth Wednesday. There
will be 2 every month instead of 1. One
is always facilitated by leadership team and the other is teacher
directed. Focused on data and putting
student learning on the table. Today we
looked at reading data-importance of knowing students well and way to support
them as readers. Used research based
tools to look for ways to support students.
Helps us to create equitable experiences for all students regardless of
which class a child is in.
having a new screener to look at dyslexia which is an Oregon statewide
mandate. Will help to find early
intervention for students who may have difficulty with reading now or later
on. We continue to work with older
students who may be having difficulty with reading.
Health and wellness
curriculum meeting was postponed due to snow.
District has wanted to be responsive to community about teaching the
standards. Second step curriculum
pertains to social/emotional learning, bullying, curriculum related to refusal
skills (related to Erin’s Law) to protect them from child sexual abuse. Lessons have been going well. There are other health and wellness standards
to teach but we continue to look for other resources to teach those. They will also have community meeting for
those as well. Nothing has changed for
elementary, but middle and high school has changed.
Bond summit will
happen February 23. Putting people to
work to look at bond, we continue to need 5 families (parents) to volunteer.
In the next month or
so Michelle would like to set up forum for restorative practices at
Sunset. How we appreciate and enlist
your support in our school. Would like
to be open and transparent of behavior supports and practices at school.
Valentine/Friendship Card Drive
Message went out on
Facebook about left over Valentine’s Day cards.
There is a box by the office to drop them in so that Mollie can help
support students who may not have any for one reason or another.
We still need 2 more
volunteers for Friday’s event (1 more for the morning and 1 for the
afternoon). If we could reach out to
classroom liaisons to see if we have any parent volunteers it would be
Family breakfast line was much better
this year. Prepaid was great as
well. We had a lot of donations. We got charged for 30 more people who came. Felt full, but more comfortable than last
year. Ordered more tables and chairs
from district which helped. We have 40
tables and 400 chairs on site and they help significantly. Talked about doing flat fee for everyone as
opposed to one price for kids and another for adults.
Family Fitness Night
March 8th is Family Fitness Night. This will be
the 6th year for Sunset. It
will be in the gym and there will be a circuit for people to go through. There will be a nutrition room, soccer,
Pilates. There will also be snacks. Do not need to be an athlete to
participate. Ways to help families be
active. Events will begin at 6:30.
Please let us know if you’d like to help.
well. Waiting for email for parts
students have. Play will be very cute-collaboration
of Ronald Dahl. Sounds like it will be
more organized than last year. We need
some volunteers. Times for shows are 2
We will need
volunteers to help tell students when to go on and helping students change
costumes. It would be great to have
people trade off so that volunteers can see the show as well. Shannon will set up Signup Genius to help
elicit volunteers. Also need people to
help take money at the door and run concessions. Need to find out from 5th grade
teachers if they would like to use it as a fundraiser. Possible have students help run the concession. Money will go towards party at the end of the
Also people to set up popcorn machines, microphones and
Expectations for rehearsals will vary by grade level. Other kids will stay the whole lime, but
other students will stay less time.
Ms. Wilson will talk with teachers. We continue to need volunteers from
classrooms who can help. We are looking
at getting an artist in residence. Want
to make sure that parents are aware of what the commitment will be. We try to have the larger projects be no
longer than an hour at time (ex-mural took 4 hours). Parents will not necessary be with their
Art literacy might
come in the fall but we would need 1-2 volunteer for garden projects. Will have students and teachers vote on
what the art project should be. First we
need to know who is interested.
Goal is to have it completed by the Fun Run in May.
Asked if we recycle glue sticks or Crayola markers. Michelle said if we had volunteers that would
be great. Will check with eco team to
see if that would be a next step.
Garden has evolved and has put together list
of things that we would need. Becky at
Crest is putting together proposal so they can look at what curriculum it would
touch on. Also trying to align it so
that the students would use it.
Also looking at
composting but trying to figure out what we can do with food scraps. We are buying most of what we need this next
week. We need volunteers. Becky would like to add an enrichment class
We can also look to
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to volunteer for things in the garden as well.
Liz said that at Trillium was that students having job of
helping compost. Michelle said that
having a waste audit so that kids know what can be composted and what can not
6:30-8pm Family Fitness Night
March 11-15 NWCT
March 16th 2 and 4 pm NWCT performance
2nd and 3rd grade families provide staff meals for
March 25th-29th Spring Break