LSC MEETING – 20170912

OA Thorp Scholastic Academy
Monday, September 12th 2017 @ 5:30pm

Attendees: Tim A., Amy E., Monica D., George M., Tammy W., Mr. Robles, Ms. Alper, Debbie D., Efren T., Jason Q.

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Review/Approval of Minutes
    • Motion to approve the Minutes Motioned: Tammy , Seconded: George
    • Vote: passed w/unanimous consent
  • Approval of Agenda
    • Motion to approve agenda Motioned: Tammy , Seconded: George
    • Vote: passed w/unanimous consent
  • Organizational Business
    • Nomination and selection of the Secretary
      * Nomination of Tim A. to Secretary by Tammy W.
      * Motion to appoint Tim A. Secretary Motioned: Tammy W. , Seconded: Debbie D.
      * Vote: passed w/unanimous consent
    • Nomination and selection of the FOIA representative
      * Tabled until next meeting so Jerry C. can be present.
    • Review/Approve OA Thorp Local School Council Bylaws
      • Motion to re-approve bylaws Motioned: Monica D. , Seconded: Tammy W.
      • Vote: passed w/unanimous consent
  • Public Participation/Announcements
    • No public statements
  • LSC Committees Updates & Reports:
    • Professional Personnel Leadership Committee (PPLC)
      • Worked on rubrics and grading system over the summer
      • Writing will be part of every subject’s grade for 3-8, K-2 will be using a slightly different standard.
      • Will be sharing rubrics at a future date
      • Will be holding elections for the new PPLC group this
    • Principal Evaluation Committee
      • We’ll be receiving final numbers from CPS in the next couple of months for completing of the 2016-2017 review.
      • Tammy as chairperson would like to have a more continuous review process this year and will send out initial meeting suggestions.
    • FoT (Joan)
      • Trunk or Treat/Walkathon (Oct. 14, 9:30am-12:30pm) – Costumes encouraged!
      • Entrepreneur children event/bake sale with a winter theme (Dec. 9th)
    • PTA
      • First meeting 9/23
      • Book Fair, Oct 2nd-6th
    • 8th Grade Committee (Katie Madden)
      • Oct.
        • Bowling event at Habaetler
        • Taffy Apple Fundraiser
        • Fall Bulb Fundraiser
        • Table at Fall Fest
      • Nov
        • Chuckie Cheese Event
        • Lou Malnati’s Fundraiser
      • Feb.
        • Sky High and valentine’s day fundraiser
      • May
        • Possible carwash
    • Power Packs upcoming event for November, will vote on it in October
  • Committee Discussion/Nomination of Chairperson
    • Communications
      • Discussion about some of the mixed output from the previous year.
      • Committee will not be re-established for this year.
    • CIWP
      • Motion to establish CIWP as a committee of the whole with Tim A. as chairpersonMotioned: Amy A. , Seconded: George M.
      • Vote: passed w/unanimous consent
    • Wellness
      • Motion to establish Wellness as a committee of the whole with Amy E. as chairperson Motioned: Tim A. , Seconded: Debbie D.
      • Vote: passed w/unanimous consent
    • Noted that bilingual advisory committee will be reporting to LSC at the next meeting.
  • Principal’s Report including CIWP updates
    • Budget transfer
    • Discussion on drop-off problems in the morning and adding some additional volunteers to help manage the morning drop-offs.
      • Outcome: Mr. Toledo will produce a contract for parents with clear instructions on drop-off and auditorium expectations, diagrams etc.
    • Question on volleyball
      • All sports are under new CPS sports program
  • New Business
    • Budget Priorities
      • Motion to transfer $25,604 to cover negative in 115 from property and equipment line to cover the cost of new science teacher. Motioned: Monica D. , Seconded: Debbie D.
      • Vote: passed w/unanimous consent
    • New Theatre Program
      • Mr. T attempted to discuss with Windy City Music the cost of the program and some of the issues of size and some of the operational issues of the program, though intended to keep first semester and feels he communicated with WCM and didn’t receive a satisfactory answer.
      • Does wish to create and develop an in-house program to supplement and allow kids who don’t necessarily want to be on the stage but may want to be involved in scene building and lighting etc.
      • Lots of discussion of the communication to parents.
    • Farm to School
      • Think it would be appropriate for Wellness, so tabled to Wellness committee
    • Alumni/100 Year Anniversary Committee
      • Met several times over the summer, several thoughts:
        • Teacher talent show
        • Potential concert in February
        • Potentially doing some stage work with Explorer/Filament on creating some productions of some of Thorp’s stories.
        • Potentially a block party/Thorpapalooza
    • Open parent representative for LSC
      • Draft a call for parents
      • Get notice out to parents and call for statements at the next LSC meeting.
    • Thinking about a DC trip for 7th graders, will be reaching out to parents. There’s a fair amount of possible complications one being cost.
    • Debbie brought up new requirements for chaperones:
      • Level 1 (overnights)
      • Level 2 (day trips)
  • Followup Items from principal review
  • Adjourn