Minutes - February 2011
Sunol Glen Community Club
11601 Main Street, Sunol, CA 94586. 925-862-2026
General Meeting Minutes February 1, 2011
A. Call to Order 6:37 pm
Attendees Melody Mayer, Don Ball, Diane Everett, Kenneth Bell, Jeanine DeBacker, Deanna Murchison, Jessica Fox, Janet Birt, Molly Barnes, Kindra Mendall, Alyson Whitaker, Lisa Ball
B. Approval of Minutes motioned Deanna, second Kindra, PASSED
D. Reports D1. President Welcome to Diane Everett, new School Board member, good to increase communication between CC and School Board. Diane said she is open to suggestions from CC, please bring issues up to Board. Alyson gave heads up about Kindergarten Roundup on Friday, Feb. 18, 9-10:30 am. CC will give introductory talk and provide snacks. Theme is “Goodnight Moon”.
D2. Superintendent Spelling Bee was a huge success; proud of all students. Thank you to Jenny Huang for organizing – also Natalie Campbell, Guin van Dyke and Mary Marshall for judging and Diane Tiessen for pronouncing. Character Education program continues - different character trait highlighted and different class leading assemblies each month. Feb. = “Fairness” – recognize one student in each class. “Respect” next month.
D3. Vice President Thank you letter from Viola Blythe Center – recipient of Adopt-a-Family gifts in December. Last year 10,600 people in Bay Area benefited from program. So far, 71 different people have contributed hours to the CC Volunteer Challenge.
D4. Secretary No report
D5. Treasurer Doug absent. Don reported $2,200 to field trip account $137 eScrip overage donated to DC trip. Discussion about campaign to offer SHARES, Quality of Life cards, etc. to Sunol Community. Alyson will inquire about cost of ad in Sunolian. Suggestions made to make the ad informative enough for a person to sign up independently and to include and email address so a person could ask for a card to be delivered.
D6. Volunteer Coordinator No report.
E. Old Business
E1. Technology Comm. Kindra reported on 3-hour meeting. NASA entered contract renewal negotiations, freezing donation of tech. equipment. Committee formed contingency plans. Discussed school’s terrible connectivity. Jiji Math’s newest version is web-based and requires additional bandwidth. Comm. will make recommendations a month from now; will survey teachers about classroom software needs. CC has $5k budgeted for Tech. Recommendation is to purchase 2 projectors (for document cameras won by teachers) and 6 refurbished laptops, giving all classrooms the doc cam/proj./laptop combination needed for best use. Received “breaking news” from Melody’s smartphone that Ms. Cusenza’s class won document camera! Also recommend purchase of 2 desktops to replace Ms. Schirmer’s 10-year-old computers. Still have some funds left to upgrade operating systems and memory for existing computers. Will call for donations of 3-year old or less desktops. Reported that Ms. Brabec uses projector system every day in class.
E2. School Garden Jessica reported that School Garden bulletin board is up in hallway. Will post “chores list” for small jobs that volunteers could do on their own when time allows. New raised beds are built. No donations have been made of chicken wire; will be purchased. Donations should be 4’ wide by any length. Rebecca Kim is researching acquiring organic compost. $1,900 of the $2,400 budgeted is spent. 4-H will be unable to follow through with planned donation. Planting will take place in mid-March. Possible fundraiser involving tiles. There is a grant opportunity through Altamont Advisory Board for $3,000 through waste reductions. Could include Recycling for Technology? Jessica needs information in order to apply. Who decides on garden use? Need a plan or statement to formalize garden relationships . Add to bylaws? Meeting incl. CC, 4-H, Garden and school administration to set down system and process. Don reminded that CC $ for garden last year were contingent upon teacher commitments to curriculum. Jessica commented on wonderful diversity and enthusiasm in families showing up to work in garden.
E3. Spring Fling Kindra reported will be held in Sunol Event Center on May 14th, 2011. No sit down dinner this time, but appetizer stations with dinner size amounts of food. Theme is Hawaiian Luau. Help is needed and welcome. Suggestion made to include teacher karaoke. Class art projects still need some leaders.
F. New Business
F1. Fundraising Goal to alleviate “fundraising frustration” Kindra will meet with various fundraising groups – CC, Student Council, 4,6,7,8th grades – on Feb. 16th to discuss scheduling and cooperation on fundraising on campus. Would like to create a Fundraising Liaison position to coordinate and provide some guidance with Student Council. Deanna likes community events and pointed out the need to make money is eliminated if we collect enough at the beginning of the year. Discussion about the possibility of Fall Pledge Drive instead of Walkathon.
F2. Earth Week Jannet Benz will chair along with Mrs. Fallini and the 6th grade “Green Team”. Goal is more student led activities. Heather Maxey will again head up Trashion Show.
Next Meeting Tuesday, Mar.1, 2011, 6:30 pm
Adjournment Kindra motioned, Alyson second, meeting adjourned at 7:52