Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Pending EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    04/24/2018  08:10 AM

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

Recording Secretary:    Karan-Miyar

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School

Was a quorum established?    No

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


Members Present:

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

Members Absent (Excused):

Leon, Michelle (Teacher)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Gary, Yvonne (Parent)
Drubi, Alejandro (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

Martin, Myra (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Certain, Shirley (Parent)
Guaimares, Norelys (Parent)
Olvera, Daymi (Parent)
Pino, Maria (Parent)
Garcia, Maria (Business/Community Representative)

Others Present:

Ysabella Manzini- student
Mahya Shearn-student

Topics Covered:

The meeting was called to order at 8:10 am.
There was no quorum at this meeting,so everything discussed will be presented and approved at the next meeting.

Minutes of the Feb 27, 2018 and discussion for the March 8, 2018 were reviewed. Mr. Heras motioned that the minutes and discussions of these meetings be approved with corrections. Ms. Cannon seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

Principalís updates

--Testing started on April 16, 2018 and every student got a pink letter notifying them of testing dates and location.
--Connect Ed messages are being sent to parents daily to remind
--School calendar was changed to accommodate testing, so we have two even and two odd days in a row until testing is over. coverage for testing is going very smoothly
-Today is Day 7 of testing and we have am and pm testing sessions
--Saturday camps and tutoring for Algebra I, science and Civics are taking place and the students have been targeted to attend based on mid year review. Funding is through TITLE 1 monies.
--There will also be an in -house Civics and Algebra camp 2 days prior to EOC testing.
EOC's count as 30% of the students grade

-Focus is on safety, data and student population
-We rolled over 400 plus students from last year and not too many students left to other schools
- There should be an increase in incoming 6th grade class by 80-100 students
- looks like we will not surplus any teachers for the next school year and we may even need more teachers. we might have to just change the allocations.
-we are growing and the parent tours have been very successful.
- We will work on getting student ID's for next year. A photographer has been found. The ID's will have Bar codes.
-All teachers and staff have already gotten ID's that they have to wear and display at all times.
- Ms. Curry Coffee coached the Project Citizen and they made it to State showcase. The State competition will be held in May.
-Civics parent night organized by Ms. Cannon on April 18, 2018 was a success and well attended.
- The evening events will be presented to students during lunch so they know what is going on at the school.
- After testing there are a lot of field trips
- The Fairchild Challenge is going on with several teachers participating.
- Art teacher Mr. Jonassaint submitted student art work for Child abuse awareness contest.
-Fathers in action and advocacy week will be hosted by our school May 5-11, 2018
This is a live document that is visited as needed. Based on AP2, ELA, Civics, Algebra and Science data the team met and made some changes to the instructional framework as needed.
-In MATH- Days were selected for DI rotations
IN ELA- the DI was enhanced with explicit instruction and teachers were supported by the CSS. Select bubble students were placed for intervention with Ms. Miyar and also had intervention during PE twice a week.
IN CIVICS- Claim , Evidence and Reason were added to enhance instruction
IN SCIENCE- Selected students to do pull out intervention

TITLE I Updates
- We will spend all the money this year
- Each Dept was given money to spend for supplies and materials
Also monies are being used for Saturday Camps and tutoring


--Saturday school is very helpful
-Restrooms are sometimes not clean ( We are in process of hiring another custodian. Students can notify security monitors if bathrooms are not clean and Ms. Prado constantly goes around and checks the bathrooms to make sure they are clean and have supplies)
- Bullying can be an issue as students don't like to speak up and Ms. Prado will not tolerate any bullying including social media bullying if it is involving any students at our school.
- Ms. Vicky mentioned that we should have incentives for students who come to school on time daily and motivate students to come to school on time.
- Also some students are leaving early excessively and Ms. Curry- Coffee mentioned that maybe it can documented and addressed with a letter to parent during sign out.
Ms. Miyar discussed the new composition waiver and will send it to the EESAC members for review before we vote on it and submit it to EESAC Review Board for approval.

We will reschedule the May 22 meeting to May 24, 2018.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:57 am