Colleen Dowd

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  • 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, […]

  • May 2017 Minutes

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes May 4, 2017       3-4:00 p.m.              B-7 Attendees Colleen Dowd, Melanie Mitsch, Ellen Ireland, Amanda Smith, Jennifer Bridge, Chat Bounds, James McKeehan, Rachel Castillo Notes taken by Melanie Mitsch. Minutes for April Jennifer Bridge moved to approve the minutes. Ellen Eyerly seconded motion to approve. Unanimously approved. New Business By-laws […]

  • May 2017 Agenda

    WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:00-4:00 p.m. B-7 Call to Order Attendance                  Introductions Sign-in Minutes for April                                                                                            Action Old Business New Business             Bylaws review/vote                                                   Action Principal’s Report     Assembly on Street Smarts Bike/Walk to School on 5/10 “Green sheets” still available until 5/5 – due by 5/8 […]

  • April 2017 Minutes

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes April 13, 2017    3-4:00 p.m.              B-6 Attendees Colleen Dowd, Melanie Mitsch, Ellen Ireland, Amanda Smith, Rachel Castillo, Erin Eyerly, Doug Grebe Notes taken by Melanie Mitsch. Minutes for March Amanda Smith moved to approve the minutes. Rachel Castillo seconded motion to approve. Unanimously approved. New Business Possibility of a […]

  • April 2017 Agenda

    WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:00-4:00 p.m. B-7 Call to Order Attendance                  Introductions Sign-in Minutes for March                                                                                           Action Old Business New Business             Planning for 2017-18 Considering a longer kindergarten day WA general budgeting commitments .1 FTE of Megan .2 FTE of Lindsay substitutes materials and supplies […]

  • March Minutes 2017

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes February 2, 2017        3-4:00 p.m.                 B-7 Attendees Colleen Dowd, Jennifer Bridge, Melanie Mitsch, Ellen Ireland, Amanda Smith, Rachel Castillo, Doug Grebe, Chad Bounds Notes taken by Melanie Mitsch. New Business Online survey is going out soon. Leaves will be distributed to represent the number of respondents. Class with most leaves […]