September 11, 2007 - Meeting Minutes
Delborne 256-9792 President@lapham-marquette-ptg.org
Bonnie Bohnson 255-9839 VicePresident@lapham-marquette-ptg.org
Anita Krasno 258-8343 Fundraising@lapham-marquette-ptg.org
Advocacy Chair Matt Calvert
to the web development team.
Website address is: www.lapham-marquette-ptg.org
working on directory; looking to train someone for long-term handling of
the directory. Still needs forms
from those who don’t want names in directory. Form will be in upcoming newsletter if
you don’t want your child in directory.
Andrea Kreft (Marquette)
is really clicking well. Playground
and lunchroom going well.
students (projected at 208)
over Code of Conduct with students; please read and discuss your children
be aware of student drop off areas to avoid traffic congestion/safety
- Staff is
going over “where we’d like to go” – great discussion about beliefs and
where Marquette is headed
be looking at school improvement plan soon
is giving us new resources: 3-5 Literacy Notebook;
will be doing some in-servicing with this and discussing what direction
we’re going. Also Intermediate
Learning Mathematics Notebook as new resource.
Anne Fisher (Affiliated Alternatives – AA)
programs have moved out of rental space and into Lapham-Marquette.
- Some concern
that plans are not in place for construction of the
daycare area; at this point some young women are bringing babies to
school. Not ideal but at least
women can pursue education.
enrollment at this point is 28-29 (program is at Marquette)
; will enroll again at quarter; 5 staff are working with those 28 (maximum
enrollment is 40)
100 students at Lapham, which includes 3 programs (Cluster, AERO, Work
Work and Learn group is at the Doyle Administration building
on staffs getting together (L-M-AA) with several socials
heard complaints about parking, language, entering/exiting
daily contact with other principals
hours at Lapham are staggered to minimize contact between AA and Lapham
kids. In general (there are some
variables from day-to-day), AERO starts at 8:30, dismisses at 2:30;
Cluster starts at 9:00, dismisses at 2:00; Work & Learn day goes from
8:20-11:20 and 12:00-3:00.
Michael Hertting (Lapham)
undergone tremendous amount of change
year includes a loss of sage staffing at Kindergarten & 1st; also loss
at 2nd grade sage in literacy & math – this is an adjustment
on “above the line” (ATL) behavior with kids; Dr. Hertting
took pictures throughout the week last week and used them to illustrate
ATL behaviors to kids
term plan to include PA system (i.e. lunch room)
of kindergarten section (teacher will be transferring to another school)
kids will transition to new teacher; updates will be sent home in backpack
classrooms are at 22. Why not keep
smaller classrooms (sizes of 16)? This is not an option based on district
equity issues. This change will be
implemented by Friday (9/14).
Approximately 6 other schools in MMSD faced similar situations of
losing a teacher this week.
enrollment was projected ~79; only have 66, therefore necessitating the loss
of a Kindergarten classroom will only tweak special teachers allocations
address the sage blocks at the open house meeting.
kids will travel out of their homeroom class for math and literacy
doesn’t qualify for Title I this year either
Anita Krasno – Fundraising Update
Committee meets ~ once/month;
- Try to
avoid fundraisers that require parents to push corporate products – except
for Innisbrook (wrapping paper)–
which is a very lucrative fundraiser.
Information will be coming home in about 3 weeks in backpack mail;
products will be in by Thanksgiving
Homegrown is around the holiday season
plant sale includes pre-ordered flats of annuals and perennials for sale
- Just Coffee
occurs throughout the year (once/month) and offers coffee and tea
Family Fun Night – substantial fundraiser for PTG
ideas this year: sports equipment exchange; parents night out; direct
solicitation letter to support PTG – still working on details
tops for education; kids caps & cash – still
collect and bring in – money adds up.
Will get info out for parents.
getting a Target credit card which returns proceeds to schools with each
credit card use
run-walk is October 7 – looking for someone interested in being the team
captain. School with biggest group
gets $1000 for school library.
about what we’re raising funds for:
try to raise ~$20K/yr
to spreadsheet for details breakdowns.
role is try to communicate around school board and PTG
goal to keep people abreast about what’s going on with the district budget
– this is the best way to look out for our students.
is an projected $4million budget shortfall next year (continuing years are
board considering moving forward with operating referendum with vote in
February around presidential primary
questions about structure about referendum
- Art Rainwater
is retiring in June; the Board is supposed to name a new person in
February; there are a number of scheduled meetings/opportunities for input
on superintendent search, including submitting the form available at: http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/topics/supt/
Attendance Area PTO Coalition – addresses concerns common to east area
are holding several Roundtable discussion coming up; dates/location
consider talking with your alders about ways the city could help out with
crossing guards/other areas to free up money under the revenue caps.
to the 9/13/07 News
item on the School Endowment Initiative.
egg of ~$34,000; give ~$1300 out in grants per yr (5% of total to
information will be coming home in backpack mail
to go ahead with Endowment solicitation and include PTG solicitation with Innisbrook fundraiser.
to support after-school legos gathering as PTG
event at Marquette.