BSCO Community Meeting
Location: BSE Library
ATTENDANCE: Ashish Gupta (via video), Jessica Canessa, Jeff Cook, Hannah Donahue, Jenna Dornblaser, Elia Freedman, Melissa Gatchell, Julie Gupta, Katie Kammer, Frances Kang, Brian Kash, Taylor Kash, Kelly Kinzer, Janet Maza, Kate Mentesana, Ali Montelongo, Aaron Muhs, Michelle Mulholland, Regina Noonan, Bitsy Parks, Nima Patel, Jessica Osika, Mindy Poorman, Karen Rasor-Cohen, Josh Resch, Ellen Rothery, Carin Ruiz, Tracy Siegel, Andrea Steyskal, Heather Vonk, Jacob Whitehead, Stephanie Wilson
VIDEO REPLAY: https://youtu.be/EeZ0gWLKJhE
CALL TO ORDER: 7:02pm
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Approved 1/30 meeting minutes
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT, Janet Maza
State testing for Grades 3-5 state wrapping up this week
2nd graders gearing up for their move upstairs.
Given Ali's planned transition from BSE, Jim Hiller will join BSE as the new asst principal. He is currently asst principal at Hazeldale Elem.
BSD Budget Mtg to be held at Southridge HS on 5/22, 6:30. Community members are invited to attend and show support. Focus will be smaller class sizes.
Following Monday school board meeting, school board is making commitment to continue PYP. There will still be no language teacher and no coordinator so how IB gets implemented will look different.
Starting 2019-20: No more early release days, first day for students after labor day
Congratulations to BSE for receiving partnership award from BSD. The district recognized BSE for its commitment and growth of community outreach programs. This includes the various non profit volunteer events and backpack program organized and led by BSE's Community Outreach team and supported by a number of volunteers and community donations.
BSE's immunization rates are public and published on school website. Janet shared numbers. BSE's immunization rates are within range of normal
5th grade outdoor science experience with Trackers was excellent. Over 2 days offsite and outdoors, the 5th graders were exposed to and practiced the scientific method and engineering cycle. For next year, there is a recommendation is to reduce ratio of students to Trackers staff members. Estimated difference in costs for groups of 8-9 students and 6-7 students were shared and could be offset with a small parent contribution.
Thank you on behalf of entire staff for the amazing Staff Appreciation week!
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Vice President of Fundraising Report, Ellen Rothery
Bridge the gap -- Cancelled! Amazing results from JAT and Auction made 3rd fundraiser unnecessary.
Over $32k net, exceeding goal. Thank you to attendees, donors and volunteers
Call for all matching funds. Money brought in from corporate matching dollars has been significant. Any donation amount above market value are eligible.
Auction lead/committee help for 2019-20 is needed.
Directors of Volunteer Support Report, Stephanie Wilson, Michelle Mulholland
End of Year Class Parties, Classroom coordinator will communicate specific times
Field Day, 5/7
Barnes Elementary Volunteer Opportunity...June 14th Field day, Volunteer slots: 8:30-10:30, 12:30-2:30. Look out for sign-up genius.
Thank you to all our volunteers for an amazing year!
Director of Committees Report, Katie Kammer
Signs circulated for support of PYP at 6/22 budget meeting
Carnival 5/31, Adult volunteers needed for bounce house supervision
Yearbooks on sale now through May 28th
Community Garden opportunities over the summer. Contact Christine Hyatt.
Ongoing: Art Lit, Bobcat Trail Club, Geo Club, last chk 5/23, recheck 5/30
Open 2019-20 Committee Leads-- Artist in Residence, Box Tops, OBOB, Monster Mash, Auction
Thank you to all our committee leads!
Special Guests: Tracy Siegel, Karen Rasor-Cohen
Update from the Food Pantry/Backpack Program
BSCO supported purchase of rolling backpacks for students taking home backpacks
Pantry Provisions Team and Food Delivery Partnerships
Sustaining the weekly food/supplies for Friday backpack program
Pacific foods, Resers, Vincent De Paul
Thank you to volunteers, BSCO, community support and donations!
Treasurer’s Report, Melissa Gatchell
Reviewed Year to date numbers
Reviewed proposed 2019-20 budget (for community vote). Notable changes include:
Auction goal increased to $45k to reflect an event with live auction
Educational Support fund to amalgamate PYP and science enrichment into one
Teacher grants budget increased to better align to demand and dollars being spent
STEM in Residence increased to continued build out of Makers space and funding of Coder in Residence
More dollars for Family Fridays to support additional family events
Spend downs budgeted include $15k for technology, $5k for library refresh, capital improvements and free monster mash/carnival events
President’s Report, Ashish Gupta
Thank you to the board members for the hours, energy and contributions to the community over the last 2 year. Staff joined in recognizing Ashish and the entire board.
Introduction of 2019-20 Board Slate
President, Taylor Kash
Vice President, Carin Ruiz
Secretary, Aaron Muhs
Treasurer, Heather Vonk
Director of Committees, Katie Kammer
Directors of Volunteers, Michelle Mulholland and Stephanie Wilson
Director of Communications, Jeff Cook
Member at Large, Nima Patel
Recap of 2018-19 Student Enrichment and Focus Areas (Building Connections via Volunteering, Smarter Giving, STEM Opportunities)
Teacher grants total $3.3k and touch every grade (e.g. field trips, OBOB books, headphones)
$9k of teacher funds claimed (out of $16k budgeted)
1k volunteers registered in MVP. Thank you new parents and new leads, which are so important to the sustainability of 33 BSCO committees
Amazing matching funds results: YTD at $36k (v. goal of $10k)
Continued growth of STEM opportunities at BSE. Support for Science school, science night, Coder in residence, maker space. 5th grade teacher, Jennifer Klingner, committed to growing the adoption of STEM in the classroom.
Tentative dates scheduled for 4 Mondays in August, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 (4:30-6pm) and 8/26 (5-7pm). Goal is to welcome new families, allow new students to get acquainted and provide and informal setting for questions/info before the school year begins.
Vote: 2019-20 Board Slate - approved 29-0
Vote: 2019-20 Budget - approved 29-0
MEETING ADJOURNED : 7:52pm