Briar Vista Elementary
May 3, 2019 text-indent:.5in'> 8:00 am-9:30 amtext-indent:.5in'> Principal’s Office
The BVE School Principal Advisory Council met in a
regular session on May 3, 2019 at 8 am in the Principal’s Office of BVE school,
located at 1131 Briar Vista Terrace.
Attendance/Establishment of Quorum
Council Members Present: C. Neill (Principal); J. DuBose (Chair); T. Sonam (Secretary); A. Blackstock
(Parent); J. Bontemps-Jones (Parent); S. Calhoun (ISS)
Members Absent: C. Mader (Vice-Chair); M.
Lakus (Teacher); K. Torres (Parent)
Call to Order: With 4 of 7 voting members present, a
quorum was established. J. DuBose (Chair)
called the meeting to order at 8:00 am.
No members of
the public asked to comment at the meeting.
Approval of Agenda
Chair J. DuBose emailed the agenda prior to meeting and
reviewed at the beginning of the meeting. T. Sonam
moved and Ms. Dubose seconded that the Council approve the agenda as
presented. The agenda for PAC meeting was approved unanimously (4:0).
Approval of Previous PAC minutes
Chair J. DuBose distributed the minutes of previous PAC
meeting electronically. T. Sonam moved
and Ms. DuBose seconded that the Council
approve the minutes as presented. The minutes from the previous PAC meeting was
approved unanimously (4:0).
2019-2020 CSIP (C. Neill and Ms. Calhoun)
Discussed how to improve parental involvement in
school activities. Possible solutions suggested, 1) Ask kids to remind their parent
to take part in school activities, 2) Limit parent meetings and announce ahead
of time describing the significance and purpose of the meetings.
Continuous School Improvement Plan:
Priority I: Reading
Priority II: Math
Priority III: Positive
Debrief Spring 2019 Cross-Council Meeting
Ms. Mader being absent, Ms. DuBose debriefed the
Cross-Council Meeting. She said there is one Cross-Council meeting each in
Spring and Fall at Stone Mountain. Presentation and material explain the
different testing done in the school. Great opportunity to meet other parent
representatives from district and cluster area. County sought input on the
process for vetting volunteers in the schools and possibly requiring background
checks for volunteers interacting directly with children.
Fall 2019 PAC
Ms. DuBose created a flyer to recruit more
participation and will send the electronic copy to all at meeting. She will ask
the PTO about including an update from the PAC in each newsletter. One representative
of PAC will be at the open house on July 31st table, 12-2pm to introduce
parents to the PAC and generate interest.
There is still an
open teacher position on the PAC due to a resignation. Ms. DuBose will go meet with teachers at
faculty meeting on Wednesday, May 8 to pitch to the teachers about joining PAC
at the beginning of the meeting for five minutes. PAC members need to meet two
times a semester.
Update on reading mentors effort (M.Lakus)
updates since M. Lakus was unable to attend PAC meeting.
Meeting schedule for school year 2019-2020
Friday, August 16, 8 am for last meeting of the
October 4, Friday, 8 am.
December 13, Friday, 8 am.
February 7, 2020 Friday, 8 am.
April 24, 2020 8 am.
Replacing Open Montessori 4/5 Teacher
resignation of Ms. Carter-Woods and the importance of bringing in an
experienced Montessori teacher as replacement. Ms. Bontemps-Jones volunteered to
be a parent representative to interview candidates for the open Montessori 4/5
Meeting Date/Time for Spring