|ADAMS PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
January 8, 2004
Attendees: David Knauber, Greg Zandlo, Leanne
Hyde, Amy Sparrow, Penny Deluce-Taylor, Nancy Leba, Teresa Strouts,
Barb Dupont, Ann Roberge, Debby Boyd, Bev Pitoscia-Lloyd, Mary Gillson,
Corinne Carney, James White, Jo Newman-Bosak, Tammy Lofgren-Doege, Albert
WELCOME AND CALL TO ORDER: Amy Sparrow called
the meeting to order at 7:05PM.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: MSC
APPROVAL OF December 4, 2003 MINUTES: MSC, with
correction: “state” not “federal” taxes.
TREASURERS’ REPORT: KOS expenses
& income; Barnes & Nobles income from gift wrapping; some profit
from shirt sales at KOS. MSC
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: NANCY LEBA
1. Students wrote letters to a soldier in Iraq
with ties to Adams School.
2. Target Grant: received $5000 to promote parent
partnership in literacy. Will set up a Parent Lending Library. Any
ideas of what should be included contact Nancy Leba.
3. Miss Jennifer Johnson married in December;
now Mrs. Popp.
4. Over the years, declining enrollment has been
due to ESL students being bussed to Sorteburg. In Fall, these students
will return to Adams (35-40 students). Will need to work at involving these
parents into the Adams community.
5. Arts & Academics forms are due Friday.
GUEST SPEAKERS: MARY GILLSON & CORINNE CARNEY
Mrs. Gillson and Ms. Carney reported that
the math curriculum includes two components:
1. Investigations (includes all strands of mathematics)
2. Calendar Math, which includes the Practice
Counts book. Calendar math involves 15 minutes every day. It includes counting
days of school, place values, counting by 10’s, and money.
Ms. Carney added that older grades use fractions.
She also noted that students learn math facts not by memorization but through
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR REPORT: No report
1. DARE graduation on January 27 at 2:30PM
2. Carnival: Drew Lundquist will head committee
and hold first meeting soon.
A. FINANCE: Tax Exempt status in limbo until
Bylaws approved. Purchase of clip boards.
B. PROGRAMS: surprise.
C. NEEDS & RESOURCES: will need to
reimburse school fund for purchases made.
D. PUBLIC RELATIONS/COMMUNICATIONS: Showed clips
from CR Herald from Turkey Olympics and KOS. Will try to get pictures
from Herald for PAC scrap book.
Changes read to Council. Suggestion from
member to limit Executive Board membership to parents of students and staff
was rejected by Council. MSC
· Kemps and LOL milk caps: will contact
Jennifer Bendel-Artmann to see if she is willing to count both.
· Sour milk in lunchroom: Nancy will contact
ADJOURNMENT: 8:44PM MSC
TREATS FOR FEBRUARY 5 MEETING: ANN ROBERGE
& BILL KIECKER