Web Mail 588 Pearson Road, Paradise, CA 95969
P: 530.872.6415
F: 530.872.6419

School Site Council

The School Site Council is comprised of equal numbers of elected parents and school staff members. CA Education Code requires this group to review and update the School Plan at least annually, including proposed expenditures of funds allocated to the site. Meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.  Watch for meeting announcements on the school's marquee, and in the Panther Prints newsletter.

 
Meetings
Day: Fourth Thursday of each month
Time: 2:25 p.m.
Location: Library
 
   
16/17 Site Council Officers
President: Crystal Peters
Vice-President: Christina Souther
Secretary: Jill Martin
 

P.E.S. is Seeking Dedicated Parent Representatives for the 2017/18

School Site Council

The school site council plays an important role in the decision-making process at P.E.S.

The members develop, review, and evaluate school improvement plans, budgets, safety, and parent engagement.

Interested parents please drop off a  biography/candidate statement in the office.

Elections will be held at the start of school.

 Thank you for your continued support at Paradise Elementary School.

Members

The PES School Site Council consists of 8 parents, 7 classroom teachers, 1 classified or non-classroom teacher, and 1 principal.     
     
Parents

Senessa Tiffany-1st & 3rd & Classified Employee

Roberto Estrada-3rd Grade

Crystal Peters-President

Brooke MacKay-3rd Grade

Christina Souther- V.P. DAC 3 & 4th Grade

Amy Langhals-4th Grade

Jill Martin-Secretary-4th Grade

Brian Voigt-2nd & 4th Grade



   
 
   
School Employees

Debbi Davis, Principal

Steve Bowden/Laura Taylor, Third Grade

Kelly Levin, Kindergarten

Vicky Steindorf, Fourth Grade

Leslie Althoff, First Grade

Lisa Shaw, Fifth Grade

Sandra Stanton, Second Grade

Joan Hasek, Team Success


 
     
Admin
Debbi Davis, Principal
   

Agendas & Minutes

Preparing Our Children for Their Future

    588 Pearson Road, Paradise, CA  95969

(530) 872-6415 FAX (530) 872-6419

 

Debbi Davis, Principal

School Site Council Minutes

February 23, 2017

2:25 PES Library

Parent Attendance

O

Crystal Peters (reachable on phone)

0

Roberto Estrada

X

Brook MacKay

0

Amy Langhals

O

Jill Martin

0

Brian Voigt

X

Christina Souther

 

 

 

School Employee Attendance

x

Debbi Davis, principal

X x

Steve Bowden, third grade

x

Kelly Levin, Kindergarten

X x

Vicky Steindorf, fourth grade

x

Leslie Althoff, first grade

x

Lisa Shaw, fifth grade

x

Sandra Stanton, second grade

X x

Joan Hasek, Team Success

 

  1. Approval of Minutes (January 26, 2017)                            
    1. Vicki Steindorf made a motion to approve minutes for January 26th and Joan Hasek 2nd.
  2. Reports
    1. Site
    2. Teacher Reports:

      TK/K:  At the Incoming TK/Kindergarten Orientation, about 30 people came.  They have done a variety of STEAM projects.  Valentines day they built a tower.  They build a bridge from marshmallows and toothpicks for the gingerbread man to cross. This month they will be building Cat and the Hat Cup Towers, and next month they will be building Leprechaun traps.  They are finishing up report cards.

      1st: All have had reading and writing activities around Valentines day.  For President’s Day they examined what qualities make a good leader.  They are working on report card assessments. 

      2nd: They have been focusing on a kindness and anti-bullying theme.  This was tied in with Martin Luther King day. For the 100th Day Activities, classes rotated between teachers. Students have been studying famous people, including Dr. Sues.

      3rd: In January, classes had a field trip to the Wildlife Refuge, before the Oroville flood evacuation. Students were able to visit 3 of 4 of the center rotations. Next they will have a field trip to a Chico State performance. The grade level has “Fantastic 4” rotations. They are preparing for their visit to the Chinese temple.  Reading groups have been reorganized, and the grade level continues to see reading improvement. 

      4th: Classes just completed an animal adaptations project where they tested different “shaped beaks.” Students used toothpicks, straws, etc, to pick up different shaped foods. They figured out what is the best food for their beak.  This lead to bird reports. They are in the middle of studying fractions.  The Bridges program is labor intensive, but teaching students well. March 9th is the spelling bee.

      5th: They are doing a science rotation between classes. 5th grade students are doing reports and presentations on presidents or the American Revolution. They have portraits of Abe Lincoln or George Washington displayed. March 10th they will attend the introduction to 6th grade expo. Physical fitness testing starts in March. Ancient Artifacts from Sacramento came to show items from the American Revolution. They are working on decimals, and finished fractions. 5th grade girls approached Vicky Steindorf about doing a talent show. It is student directed, and tryouts are next week.

      Team Success:  The 2nd-5th Oral Fluency testing is complete. They are getting ready to start new groups on Monday.

       

    3. District Advisory Council       
  • Report Cards - The minimal day was used to finalize report cards.  These report cards will go into effect in Fall 2017.
    1. All of the Common Core Standards are broken down in the report card. The plan is for all site grade levels to have the same report card. The district would like parent feedback.
      1. Feedback: If spelling tests are used and graded in the classroom, then parents would like them represented on the report card.  There was discussion about aligning report cards so that they had consistency from grade to grade. Life skills seems to be more descriptive on the new report card.
  • Current Working Balances
    1. Professional Development -$31,603.00 (about $2,000 has been spent)
      1. It was reported that David McCready said that only 15% of these funds can be held back for next year. (Next year is after July 2017.)
    2. Parent Education - $4,700. (no change)
      1. Surveys that parents took will be looked at to decide where parent education money should be spent.
    3. LCAP - $26,412 (5th Grade Steam materials)
  • They are going through surveys and parent feedback for creating LCAP goals.
  • The main focus of the meeting was on sports and extracurricular activities (VAPA  and STEAM)
    1. Action Items:
      1. We had a discussion about what the teacher wish lists are for STEAM and technology items for their rooms. Also a discussion about the Librarian’s request for LCAp money to uy books. The teacher wish lists include:

         

         

        Tk/k: Chrome books or ipads, consumable supplies for STEAM, and library books

        1st: I pads, osmo games and genius kits

        2nd: all wish they had chrome books and STEAM supplies

        3rd: ear buds (headphones break easily), field trip, and professional development as a site to be supportive staff for trauma.

        4th: Chrome books, money in the library, and STEAM supplies.

        5th: STEAM supplies, k-8th license for United Streaming (which uses a lot of band width), things for ME time (green screan, software, mini ipad)

        Team Success: Real books that look more difficult for lower level readers.  An example book was shown. They cost $10 each.

  1. Christina Souther made a motion that we purchase 18 ipads and 12 chrombooks for kindergarten and first grade. We will also purchase a cart with 30 chrombooks for 2nd grade. 2nd grade will also get 4 Osmo Genius kits. $400.00 will be spent on headphones.  $500 will be given to each grade level for STEAM. $5,000 will be given for technology capitalization. $2,000 will be spent for library books. $500 will be given to each teacher toward professional development. Kelli Levin 2nd.

     

    1. Old Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
      1. The CEE survey results are in. PDF and PowerPoints are here. The classified and certified teachers will be getting together to review.
      2. Professional development money needs to be used for events prior to July.

         

    2. New Business

Jill Martin resigned from the SSC. She was SSC secretary. Brian Voigt, Vicky Steindorf, and Kristina Souther will finish out the year, but may not be returning SSC member next year.


 

  1. Public Comment - none

 

 

         

                            

                                                         

                  

 

           

                                               

          

Preparing Our Children for Their Future

    588 Pearson Road, Paradise, CA  95969

(530) 872-6415 FAX (530) 872-6419

Debbi Davis, Principal

 

School Site Council Agenda

February 23, 2017

2:25 PES Library

Parents

 

Roberto Estrada-3rd Grade

Crystal Peters-President

Brooke MacKay-3rd Grade

Christina Souther- V.P. DAC 3 & 4th Grade

Amy Langhals-4th Grade

Jill Martin-Secretary-4th Grade

Brian Voigt-2nd & 4th Grade

 

School Employees

Debbi Davis, Principal

Steve Bowden/Laura Taylor, Third Grade

Kelly Levin, Kindergarten

Vicky Steindorf, Fourth Grade

Leslie Althoff, First Grade

Lisa Shaw, Fifth Grade

Sandra Stanton, Second Grade

Joan Hasek, Team Success

  1. Sign in Sheet
  2. Approval of Minutes (January 26, 2017)
  3. Reports
    1. Debbi                                                            
    2. Teacher Reports                                           
  • Report Card Feedback-March 2, Minimal Day to finalize  
  • Current Working Balances:
    1. Professional Development-$31,603.00 (kinder conference)
    2. Parent Education-$4,700.00 (no change)
    3. LCAP-$26,412.00 (5th Grade Steam materials)                   
  • Action Item:  Approval of LCAP dollars for teachers classrooms and professional growth
    1. Consumables for STEAM Activities per grade level-$500.00
    2. 26 teachers times 5 headphones=130 headphones-$400.00
    3. Technology Capitalization-$10,000.00
    4. Professional Development per teacher-$1,000.00
  • Action Item:  Librarian Request of LCAP dollars not to exceed $5,000.00
    1. Christina Souther
  • DAC (District Advisory Committee)            
    1. Old Business
      1. CEE Survey results are in & will be shared with staff
      2. Professional Growth during summer months:  after July 1 PD will be adjusted from the new school year.
      3. Ipad quote for kinder lst grade and coming soon
    2. New Business
      1. Resignation of Jill Martin Secretary-We will miss her presence and wonderful minutes/notes-next steps    
  1. Speakers:  Teachers
  1. Public Comment
  2. Meeting Dates: 

                  

August 25, 2016

January 26, 2017

September 22, 2016

February 23, 2017

No Meeting October 27, 2016

March 23, 2017

November 17, 2016

April 27, 2017

No Meeting December 15, 2016

May 25, 2017

Paradise Elementary School
School Site Council Meeting Minutes
January 26, 2017
Present: Crystal Peters, Christina Souther, Jill Martin, Debbi Davis, Kelly Levin, Leslie Althoff, Robin
Patterson, Vicky Steindorf, Lisa Shaw, Joan Hasek.
Meeting opened at 2:35PM.
Minutes Christina motioned to approval the minutes, seconded by Joan; approved.
Reports
A. Leslie Dungey, PES Librarian:
Leslie introduced herself to the SSC and provided an overview of library activity. Leslie shared
her concern with the SSC regarding funding for library activities and whether or not LCAP funds
would be allocated for library activity. Leslie provided an overview on the state of library books
and shared a handout that compared a suggested age of books based on topic they cover and
what the PES average book age for each topic. The library receives $2,500 annually to cover all
library operations ranging from print toner to new books. The library is severely lacking in many
areas. The SSC engaged in open discussion with Leslie Dungey. SSC accepted the report as
presented.
B. Budget:
There are no outstanding purchase items from last school year. The next step is to prioritize
areas for spending. SSC requests Principal Davis work with staff to identify spending areas that
can be addressed with remaining LCAP funds. SSC would like to have a list of items at the
February meeting. The SSC would also like clarification on whether or not 2016-2017 funds for
Professional Development can be used in the Summer of 2017. SSC would like to see
Professional Development funds spent. Principal Davis mentioned that technology is expensive
to maintain and asked SSC if they felt holding funds back to maintain this would be helpful. SSC
discussed LCAP funding and how funds should be spent. SSC requests Principal Davis look into
the cost of iPads for kindergarten and 1st grade (rather than Chromebooks).
C. Parent Education Survey:
SSC engaged in open discussion regarding the results of the Parent Survey polling parents on
what areas they would like more information on (iReady, Bridges Math, Nurtured Heart, Google
Classroom and Homework Help). It was suggested by Christina Souther that some of these items
be discussed at Back to School Night to give parents a good overview. Principal Davis will contact
the other elementary schools in the district to discuss moving Back to School Night to an earlier
date in the school year. The SSC also discussed Nurtured Heart. Vicky Steindorf will make a
contact for Nurtured Heart to see what might be available for PES staff and parents.
D. CEE Survey:
Survey results to be received within the next two weeks. Could potentially provide insight into
how LCAP funds should be spent.
E. School Site Safety Plan:
Principal Davis presented the SSC with PES’s School Site Safety Plan. SSC approved and signed
the plan.
F. Teacher Reports:
Due to time constraints, staff provided brief reports to the SSC.
G. Superintendent Parent Advisory Council:
Christina provided the SSC with an update from the last SPAC meeting. The primary focus of the
meeting was “Peach Jar.” Christina gave an overview of the process.
H. New Business:
I. Old Business:
J. Public Comment:
Meeting closed at 4PM.
Next Meeting: February 23, 2017
Respectfully submitted,
Jill Martin
SSC Secretary