Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    12/15/2016  08:25 AM

Please contact the school for a formatted hard copy of these minutes.

Recording Secretary:    Josmeen Stephen

Location of meeting:    Room 64

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  11/16/2016


Members Present:

Prado, Cynthia (Principal)
Villazon, Jacqueline (Alternate Principal)
Heras, Alejandro (Union Steward)
Karan-Miyar, Duysevi (Teacher)
Leon, Michelle (Teacher)
Stephen, Josmeen (Teacher)
Javed, Elba (Educational Support Employee)
Blanco, Caridad (Parent)
Garcia, Maria (Business/Community Representative)
Rodriguez, Evelyn (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Cannon, Claudette (Teacher)
Martin, Myra (Teacher)
Coffee Curry, Nicole (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Brown, Latasha (Parent)
DeLeon de Cardenas, Maria (Parent)
Hernandez, Deniret (Parent)
Jabali, Tumaini (Parent)
Rodriguez, Jorge (Parent)
Rodriguez, Lizbet (Parent)
Gonzalez, Natalie (Alternate Parent)
Certain, Jason (Student)
Aviles, Miya (Alternate Student)
Boudreaux, Tessa (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

ESSAC Meeting Minutes
December 15, 2016

Duysevi Karan-Miyar - Teacher/EESAC Committee Chair
Cynthia Prado - Principal
Jacqueline Villazon - Assistant Principal
Alejandro Heras – Union Representative
Michelle Leon - Teacher
Josmeen Stephen - Teacher
Elba “Vicky” Javed - School Support Representative
Maria Garcia – YMCA Membership Director
Evelyn Rodriguez - Miami Dade College
Caridad Blanco - Parent

Meeting called to order at 8:25 a.m.

Miyar begins by welcoming all attendees.

Rodriguez motioned to approve minutes as corrected. Heras second the motion. The motion passed.

Principal updates - Ms. Prado

The minutes from 2015-2016 school year have been approved in the EESAC portal.
The feeder pattern Expo was successful. Twenty faculty members attended. Our newly-formed dance team performed.
Magnet applications - We have 96 applications to date. We are up to par with other established magnet schools which have on average 101 applications.
School website is being created and should be ready for debut by the first week of January. EESAC money is not going to be used to pay for the website.
The School Improvement Plan needs minor changes at the mid-year review. The discussion will be held at the January EESAC meeting.
AP2 for iReady is in progress. This is used as a progress monitoring tool for Math and Literacy.
At the department chair meeting, the idea of having another Magnet Fair before January 15th was discussed. Miami Dade College and YMCA are invited to have a table at the fair. Parent letters will be sent via US Mail before December 23rd. $300 worth of stamps were bought for this effort.
Isla and Villazon will be handling the subject selection process. We have reached out to schools down in the South Region for great examples of the subject selection process. Our goal is to adequately service the gifted kids.
Recruitment efforts include
School Website
Letter to neighborhood parents
Magnet Fair
Tweets that “we are a Cambridge School”
Focus on Science in the Cambridge program
PTSA - Ms. Perez is doing a great job. There was standing room only at the initial meeting.

Assistant Principal Updates - Mrs. Villazon

Last year’s PTSA received an honorable dismissal. Parents that were on the board abandoned the position.
This year’s parents seem to have great chemistry and are really excited to reestablish the PTSA.
Membership for the PTSA is $10 per family.
Mr. Gainie will come back to reestablish the PTSA.
Data chats - Administration met with every teacher in a tested area and discussed progress.
AP2 for iReady should be concluding soon. 14 left to be tested in math and 7 left to be tested in Reading.

Unfinished Business - Ms. Miyar

Website will not be paid for by EESAC money. Funds will be allocated for student incentives.
Villazon indicated that iReady reports will be pulled to see how kids did on the iReady test and incentives will be funded by EESAC. Next year, we plan to improve by pushing incentive programs prior to testing.
Revisions are to be done to the EESAC bylaws. Heras motioned to make a special committee to review the bylaws. Rodriguez second the motion. The motion passed. Volunteers for the committee: Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Miyar, Mrs. Villazon, Mrs. Leon, Mr. Heras.

Ms. Rodriguez - Miami Dade College loved giving ESE students a pizza party and playing Uno with them through the Adopt a Classroom program.

Ms. Vicki offered an IRS program. Parents can come and get their taxes done for free here at the school. Villazon said that it sounds like an awesome idea but would need permission granted from the region.

Ms. Miyar - Teach a thon was held with the special needs students. The kids really enjoyed it.

Heras motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:52 a.m.. Rodriguez second the motion. Motion passed.

The next meeting will be January 26, 2017 in room 64 at 8:00 am.