Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    12/19/2017  08:15 AM

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Recording Secretary:    Josmeen Stephen

Location of meeting:    Room 64

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  09/20/2017


Members Present:

Prado, Cynthia (Principal)
Heras, Alejandro (Union Steward)
Cannon, Claudette (Teacher)
Karan-Miyar, Duysevi (Teacher)
Leon, Michelle (Teacher)
Stephen, Josmeen (Teacher)
Curry-Coffee, Nicole (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Javed, Elba (Educational Support Employee)
Certain, Shirley (Parent)
Espaillat, Elsa (Parent)
Gary, Yvonne (Parent)
Guaimares, Norelys (Parent)
Munoz, Ismenia (Parent)
Pino, Maria (Parent)
Estrada, Elda (Alternate Parent)
Certain, Jason (Student)
Estrada, Daniel E (Alternate Student)
Drubi, Alejandro (Business/Community Representative)
Rodriguez, Evelyn (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Estrada, Daniel E (Alternate Student)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

Martin, Myra (Teacher)
Olivera, Daymi (Parent)

Others Present:

Rev. Dr. Mitchell - Parent-guest
Ysabella Manzini - Student-guest
Mahya Shearn - Student - guest

Topics Covered:

The meeting was called to order at 8:15 a.m.
Mrs. Miyar welcomed attendees and initiated introductions.
Introduction of new attendees - Rev. Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Drubi, our new community rep
Parental Engagement Updates - Mrs. Perez
We want more parents engaged.
We need input on three documents.
The Student Compact
District-level Parent and Family Engagement Plan
The School Level Parent and Family Engagement Plan
Parent and Family Workshops (ideas)
Navigating the parent portal - Mrs.Stephen
Parents awareness of safety off campus - Mrs. Prado Lima
Developing organizational skills - Mrs. Curry coffee
Awareness of after-school programs - Ms. Evelyn Rodriguez
How to provide support for upcoming assessments at home - Mrs. Leon
What's important for the child success (portal and FSA) - Mrs. Munoz
Activities for child and parent together - Mrs. Espillat
Parents in the Halls to help with security and safety - Mr. Mitchell
Make parents aware that there is free internet for home and free glasses - Mrs. Estrada
Assistance for parents and students from other countries with language barriers - Mrs. Pino
Attendance - Mrs. Cannon
Mrs. Miyar -
Welcome packet for incoming students
Match new students with Mentor student
Review of the minutes. Add Mrs. Leon to the roster. Mrs. Rodriguez motioned to approve the minutes. Leon seconded the motion. Minutes unanimously approved with corrections.
Business Community Representative will be Dr. Drubi. He was appointed by Mrs. Prado-Lima. Maria Garcia is no longer with the YMCA.
Principal’s update - Mrs. Prado-Lima
Mid-year testing
We're going to retest select students - ELA for i-Ready
They’ve regressed.
Excessive failure rate
Departments categorize their grades
Review IEPs for accommodations to make sure the grades are fair, consistent and ethical.
We currently have one teacher with a 25% failure rate in the first nine weeks
We are getting better
Teachers need to self-reflect
We need a parent to be Treasurer and keep up with the deposits.
The awards ceremony and the 8th grade promotion ceremony will be coming soon. We need funds to pay for these events.
We currently have seventh grade Algebra and Physical Science. Next year, we will offer Geometry.
Security parameters are safe. Parents report things happening in the neighborhood. We can only control what happens within the gate. Security is here from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m... We avoid walkers going to the gas station. Maybe the PTSA can sponsor snack sales on campus. Safety campus campaign for walkers.
171 submitted applications.
We have three sections of Biomedical and Forensic Science.
Tonight is the dance show. 180 student performed at last year’s end of year show. Tonight, we have 79 performers and Spanish Lake Elementary dance team.
Data chat
ELA, Math and intensive Reading Plus have already been conducted.
Chat will continue with the rest of the teachers.
Mrs. Villazon made it to the finals for AP of the year. She came in runner-up.
Mrs.Leon - Testing Updates
The window closes on Friday for ELA and Math.
Student Updates -
Mahya Shearn
At the Holiday Expo, Biomedical, Culinary Art, and Forensics were featured. The forensic students explained about the blood cells. The dance team was great.
Student leaders lunch tomorrow - Wednesday
Shon Barthel
The Holiday Expo was a great event. It was a reunion with former teachers and classmates.
The amount of homework we're given is a good amount.
Mrs. Prado-Lima - We want to open the computer lab from 7:30 am to 8:30 am once a week. We are looking for a willing teacher.
Next meeting will be held Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. Miyar motioned the meeting be adjourned and Mr. Heras seconded the motion. Meeting adjourned at 9 a.m.