Colleen Dowd

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  • November 2017

    Happy November, Walnut Acres Parents: During this season of holidays, we focus on the life skill of kindness. In November, we discuss the value of giving thanks to support a positive, appreciative and healthy approach to living.  While December, no surprise, is all about giving to others. Time will fly over these busy holiday months […]

  • November 2017 Minutes

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes November 9, 2017         3-4:00 p.m.               B-7 Attendees Colleen Dowd, Ellen Ireland, Amanda Smith, Chad Bounds, Catherine Canillas, Kaitlyn Diebel, Shakeya St Julian Garcia, Mari Arenson Notes taken by Kaitlyn Diebel. Minutes for October Approved unanimously Old Business Reviewed Math and ELA data based on Smarter Balanced Test Results New […]

  • November 2017 Agenda

    WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:00-4:00 p.m. B-7 Call to Order Attendance                               Introductions Sign-in Minutes for October                                                                             Action Old Business                           updates on SPSA goals -still more data -staff discussion -input from leadership   New Business                          SPSA review with MDUSD input SPSA vote                                          Action   Principal’s […]

  • October 2017 Minutes

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes October 5, 2017             3-4:00 p.m.               B-7 Attendees Colleen Dowd, Melanie Mitsch, Ellen Ireland, Amanda Smith, Dara Buzzard, Chat Bounds, Catherine Canillas, Kaitlyn Diebel, Shakeya St Julian Garcia, Mari Arenson Notes taken by Kaitlyn Diebel. Minutes for September Member introductions. Overview of Site Council and the binders. 5 people are […]

  • October 2017 Agenda

    WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:00-4:00 p.m. B-7 Call to Order Attendance                               Introductions Sign-in Minutes for September                                                                         Action New Business                          SPSA data review SPSA goals for 2017-18 Old Business Principal’s Report Questions/concerns                   Team member input Public Input NOTES:

  • October 2017

    Dear Walnut Acres Parents, I relish this time of year, when routines and procedures are established and we are implementing thoughtful plans informed by data while children and adults alike anticipate the approach of the holiday season. This year, however, we must also address the reality of natural and manmade calamities that are difficult to […]

  • September 2017 Minutes

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes September 7, 2017        3-4:00 p.m.               B-7 Attendees Colleen Dowd, Melanie Mitsch, Ellen Ireland, Amanda Smith, Dara Buzzard, Chat Bounds, Catherine Canillas, Kaitlyn Diebel, Shakeya St Julian Garcia, Mari Arenson Notes taken by Kaitlyn Diebel. Minutes for April Member introductions. Overview of Site Council and the binders. 5 people are […]

  • September 2017 Agenda

      WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, September 7, 2017 3:00-4:00 p.m. B-7 Call to Order Attendance                             Introductions Sign-in Minutes for May                                                                                 Action New Business                         SSC training PAC representative request DELAC representative request Old Business                           SPSA planning Principal’s Report  […]

  • September 2017

    Dear Parents, With our community-building Ice Cream Social behind us we have completed our initial school opening events and we are happily settling into the new school year. In classrooms, teachers have set the foundation for a continually developing learning family, established routines, and organized procedures. They have also completed baseline testing using Running Records, […]