Colleen Dowd

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  • January 2018 Minutes

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes January 11, 2018            3-4:00 p.m.               B-7 Attendees Colleen Dowd, Ellen Ireland, Amanda Smith, Chad Bounds, Catherine Canillas, Kaitlyn Diebel, Mari Arenson, Melanie Mitsch, Dara Buzzard + Safety Plan Special Guests: Denise Calback, Lauren Lux, Heather Roy Notes taken by Melanie Mitsch. Minutes for November Approved unanimously. Made a motion […]

  • January 2018 Agenda

    WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:00-4:00 p.m. B-7 Call to Order Attendance                             Introductions Sign-in Minutes for November                                                                        Action Old Business                           SPSA update awaiting Board approval possibility of not getting 2016-17 carryover New Business                          Safety Plan updating discussion review 2016-17 plan, including goal progress ‘Teacher of […]

  • February 2018

    Happy Valentine’s Week to you Walnut Acres Parents! I experienced an amazing early Valentine’s treat recently and thought I would share it with you since you indirectly played a role. Last week I returned to our site following a tedious professional meeting full of bureaucratic but necessary conversations about policies, procedures, regulations, and financial woes. […]

  • January 2018

    Happy New Year Walnut Acres Families! May 2018 bring peace and joy to your families and many exciting and memorable learning moments to your children! It was a true pleasure to welcome the students back to school after our break. As a group, they seemed a bit tired last Monday, but their energy soon returned […]

  • December 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

    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: