School Community Council (SCC) Meeting Agenda/Minutes
Call to Order
Present: Noreen Kunitomo (Admin), Christopher Pike (Certificated), Mari Matsuoka & Christine Sosa (Parents), Hala Medeiros (Alt Community Rep), Lori Lynch (Classified)
Notes from 11/29/17 Approved
- Honaunau Foundation Scholarship: On 12/13/17 Student Leaders - Kaija Leinonen and Leilani Nye did a presentation for Juniors and Seniors at Konawaena High School who attended Honaunau Elementary and Middle School.
- 7 juniors attended (we are looking for seniors - C/O 2018 for this year’s scholarship!)
- Getting a head start on community service hours!
- Health & Wellness Guideline posted on office wall
- Will be up on website shortly
- Our goal at school is to support healthy practices and to participate in Blue Zones activities. We hope to encourage parent involvement and transfer the practice to the home.
- The Wellness Committee introduced a new term: Moai - a Japanese term meaning to meet for a common purpose. Students were informed about moai walks, asked to walk with 3-5 friends and to learn something new about each. Starting next January the goal is to walk as a school (every other week on Friday)
- Holiday Craft Family Night - 6 craft stations, 3 games,
- Purpose: to encourage parent and child(ren) working together
- The event was a success!
- Over 100 individuals - 35 families and 47 students signed in
- Student feedback: Mr. Pike’s station was everyone’s favorite, “he is so awesome”
- Was a little cramped due to so many in attendance.
- Suggestion: to also utilize the space outside of the cafe
- Community Partners: Blue Zones Hawaii and West Hawaii Health Center provided healthy alternative snacks.
- New washer/dryer for campus
- Focus: to reduce absences and to support the Whole Child
- Donated by local business
- New outlet will be installed by Sakamoto Electric during the winter break
- Area outside of the cafe will be enclosed with the assistance of families and community support
- Academic Financial Plan (Personnel section)
- Funds are allocated by student enrollment count. Concern: the continued decrease in enrollment will impact position allocations.
- Projected funds available for present staff.
- Casual support staff funded by additional federal funding - Title I, Title III, MEP, grants etc
- School requested additional funds and was granted $61,000. No teaching positions will be reduced; however, clerical staff is reduced to 1.5 for SY2018-19.
- Question: Will donations help? Yes, it will help to support student activities. Donations should be used for students and not for position allocations.
- Comments: Parents really appreciate the staff for the opportunities provided to their children. Activities mentioned...basketball, track and field, assemblies, field trips - Dolphin Quest.
- Teachers Return to School: 1/5/18
- Students Return to School: 1/8/18
- Grade 2+3 Trip- Dolphin Quest 1/10/18
- Grade 4 Trip - La Pa’ani: 1/11/18
- Oahu Trip Car Wash @ School 1/13/18
- No School Holiday and Planning 1/15 - 1/16/18
- Report Cards Go Home: 1/17/18
- Grades K,2,& 4 AITS: 1/22 - 2/2/18
- Blue Zones Event: (tentative) 1/24/18
Jan 31,2018 changed to Jan 24, 2018
Adjourned @ 5:30