The June BLT was canceled. The next meeting will be a reorganization meeting in the fall.
Minutes from 5/22:
-The team discussed our presence at the Colalborative Educator's Summit this summer.
-The team planned remaining events for the school year.
-The team discussed the use of pre-tests for units throughout the year, shaping our AIS program.
Minutes from 4/17
-Handwriting in Art was discussed. Implementation through curriculum such a "Cast a Spell" and sand/shaving cream for 2nd & 3rd grades. Review of grade level expectations TBD.
-Lab or LGI space discussed
-EiE time during Science block & other curricular resources discussed
-Next topic Flex time & class loads
Minutes from 3/20/17
-The BLT planned for the school visit to ESM
-We reviewed the 2017-18 traditional schedule and made adjustments
-The BLT discussed monthly school assemblies, TBC.
Minutes from 2/27 (rescheduled)
-The BLT planned for Read Across America Day
-The BLT planned for SCD, prepared for meeting about the schedule, and reviewed STEM & PBL Goals
Minutes from 1/23:
-The BLT made plans for our upcoming visit to ESM schools. Included was a disccusion surrounding STEM & PBL: scheduling, differentiation, traditional vs PBL model, and curriculum guides/assessment.
Minutes from 12/19:
-The BLT discussed PBL observation in January, as well a reviewing the book by our next meeting. We will plan for SCD training after we complete our visit.
-Grandfriends day was discussed. A possible time for the event would be springtime.
-Career day was discussed. A possilbe time for the event would be fall, soliciting input from Open House attendees.
Minutes from 11/22:
-The BLT watched a video on PBL from the Buck Institute. PBL resources were discussed (Wonders research & inquiry, Science A-Z). The team will start a book study next month.
-The BLT agreed to welcome back Bill Robinson and his Birds of Prey & Reptiles presentation to foster engagement in science.
Minutes from 10/17:
-The BLT solidified the building to goal to survey STEM opportunities at SSILC this year, gathering baseline data, and piloting STEM curriculum.
-The team reviewed PBIS programming and will support a student of the week in each grade level, chosen on Fridays. A rubric will be distributed to teachers and shared with students as measurable demonstrations of our ROARS characteristics.
-EXPO themes were discussed. The team would like to support a STEM topic.
-PBL will be discussed at the next meeting
Minutes from 9/19:
-BLT members discussed the building goal. Resolutions were made to include examining our Math and Science programs to support a STEM goal for the 17-18 school year.
-BLT memebers discussed sharing our STEM initiatives with the BOE during the annual building tour.
-A decision was reached to not mandate winter MAP for all students, only those who are progress monitored.
-Agenda items remaining for October include PBL, PBIS, and Club activity.
Minutes from 6/20:
-The BLT discussed a school-wide Moving Up assembly. This idea was not supported by the BLT.
-The BLT is ready to examine results from our 2 year writing goal in the Fall.
-PD was discussed
-Running records was discussed.
Minutes from 5/16:
-The BLT discussed monthly events for the 2016-2017 school year
-The team will be establishing a building wide goal in September
-PBIS was discussed
Minutes from 4/18:
-Read Across America feedback was discussed.
-Character Ed format was discussed.
-Keyboarding was discussed.
-Career Day was discussed.
-There was an interest in Responsive Classroom.
Minutes from 2/22:
-The team prepared for Read Across America.
-The team discussed the Interim data, and a before school extra help proposal.
-Scheduling and 6-day rotation was discussed.
Minutes from 1/25:
-Volunteers were accepted to serve as part of the DLT.
-Literacy Night planning is underway through the PTAs, with a camping theme.
-Scheduling was mentioned as it relates to speicals and lunch.
-The idea of a Writing AI was discussed.
-There was support for a SSILC Postcard design with the Lion on it.
-The idea of a Math Bootcamp for parents was discussed, as possibly having it in conjunction with Math & Science night. A science fair was also discussed as a possibility.
Minutes from 12/21:
-The team reviewed Trimester 1 results and discussed action plans including discussions of the writing program, Write Source, and Information Text practices.
-The team was updated on the current status of APPR, and heard highlights from the Commissioner's workshop.
-The team brainstormed PD opportunities.
Minutes from 11/16:
-The team decided to utilize winter MAPs for students who have educational plans in place.
-The team is supportive of hosting a literacy night, in conjunction with CS and the PTA. A technology station was a favorable point of discussion.
-The team hopes to introduce Grandfriends day in the spring. Students would be able to ask their grandfriends questions, give them a gift, or listen to a story read to them.
-The team discussed professional development opportunities that would fit within our tight schedule.
Minutes from 10/19:
-The team discussed the administration of the winter MAP. A decision will be made at the next meeting.
-The team looked into PBIS models, and felt our current IST & RtI process met our needs.
-Ms. Roberts reviewed some of the book titles available in our professional collection, and which might best suit our PD needs.
-The team was introduced to KidBiz3000
-The team discussed having an Ag Day field day to support problem solving skills in the fall. All were in support.
-The team brainstormed ways in which to increase parent involvement.
-Our attendance protocol was reviewed, and all team members were in support of the existing procedures.
Minutes from 9/21/15:
-The team discussed sharpening our Vertical PLC meeting time to closely focus on student data. The District K-12 Instructional Plan is instrumental in considering this process.
-State Test results were examined on a building level.
-Report Card results were examined by standard for each grade level. Areas of focus were identified.
-The BLT supported maintaining a Building-wide goal in the area of Writing for the 2015-2016 school year. A formal presentation will be made at the October faculty meeting, and published to the website after that.