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Parent Information Meeting. All Saints Catholic School August 28, 2013. Agenda. Welcome & Prayer Updates- Financial 2012 review 2013 expectations Advisory Board Members Organizational Chart Goals Advancement Auction Accreditation Catholic Identity. Updates (Cont.)

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Parent Information Meeting

All Saints Catholic School

August 28, 2013


Agenda

  • Welcome & Prayer

  • Updates-

    • Financial

      • 2012 review

      • 2013 expectations

    • Advisory Board

      • Members

      • Organizational Chart

      • Goals

    • Advancement

    • Auction

    • Accreditation

    • Catholic Identity

  • Updates (Cont.)

    • Core Knowledge

      • Timeline

      • New Resources

      • Coffee Talk Curriculum Nights

    • AOD Changes

      • Grading Scales

      • PowerSchool

  • Miscellaneous-

    • SOF Grant

    • Hot Lunches

    • Concussion Law

  • Upcoming Dates & Important Information


    • Review 2012 / 2013 Financials

    • 2013 / 2014 Key Factors

    • Capital Expenditures

    Financial Agenda


    • Approached year-end breakeven

    • Continued scrutiny on all ASCS Expenses

    • Continue to monitor and preserve cash reserve for emergencies/capital investment

    • Ongoing operational integration with all school activities relative to financial management

    2012/2013 Fiscal Year Summary


    ASCS Summary 2012 / 2013


    • Student enrollment remains low relative to capacity

      • Budget set at 491 (K-8)

    • Direct correlation between student enrollment and fundraising contributions

    • Cost of ongoing facility maintenance and improvement continues to increase

    2013-2014 Key Factors


    • Front/Back Loop Pave/Repair

    • Seal coat and patchwork

    • Roof Repair

    • Water Damage Prevention

    • Dredging of ponds

    • Heating Ventilation Controllers (system retrofit)

    • New Roof & Gutters

    • New Playground Equipment

    • Sound System (Gym & Multipurpose Room)

    • PA system

    ASCS Capital Expense Items 2012-2016


    ASCS 2013-2014 Enrollment


    Advisory Board Members

    • Officers

      • President: Eric Rothert – St. Kenneth

      • Secretary: Elizabeth Biddle – St. John Neumann

    • Members

      • Richard AirtonSt. Kenneth

      • Angela KalkofenSt. John Neumann

      • Kristen LaForestSt. Thomas a’Becket

      • Marivi LathamSt. John Neumann

      • Lisa NolanOLGC (Parish At Large)

      • Dennis SantillanResurrection

      • David SweetmanSt. Thomas a’Becket

      • Administration

        • Kristen Strausbaugh, Amanda Fraser


    Advisory Board Updates

    • Better communication, better results

      • More strategic advisory board

      • Deeper level of transparency

      • Drive better communication

        • Connecting with all levels of school committees

        • Quarterly updates

    • More information communicated, more informed families, better results for the school


    Advancement Office Updates

    First Year Accomplishments

    Second Year Goals


    2012-13 Accomplishments

    • Created a case statement for the Fund for All Saints and presented advancement strategy to staff and families

      • Fall 2012 school magazine

      • Wine & Dessert event

    • Facilitated Advancement & Marketing Committee

      • Identified strategies and priorities for the school year

      • Established and implemented marketing strategy

        • Ads and posters

        • Print, on-line and parish bulletin articles

        • Postcard mailings


    2012-13 Accomplishments

    • Established new relational database

      • Past and current families and grandparents

      • Alumni

      • Faculty and staff

      • Friends of the school, parishes and businesses

    • Creation of new website

      • Revised organizational content

      • New photos and video

      • Referrals from online private school review websites


    2012-13 Accomplishments

    • Strengthened relationships with parishes.

      • 80% of students from four founding parishes:

        • Resurrection, St. John Neumann, St. Kenneth, St. Thomas a’Becket

      • Participated on Education Commissions

      • Identified opportunities for collaboration

      • Increased support through religious education stipends

        • Secured additional $3,000 for last year

        • Secured additional $10,000 for current year

    • Fund for All Saints received approximately $27,000

      in individual gifts


    2013-14 Advancement Goals

    • Administer the Fund for All Saints

      • Oversee direct mail appeal

      • Meet individually with constituents

      • Provide oversight of special events

        • Wine and Dessert event in January

        • Donor Appreciation event in May

    • Identify and research grant opportunities

    • Establish and maintain database


    2013-14 Advancement Goals

    • Continue to strengthen relationships with parishes

    • Identify opportunities for support from businessesand vendors

      • Confirm contact information

      • Provide information about mission of All Saints

      • Develop relationships with interested businesses

    • Facilitate new Advancement Committee


    November 16, 2013

    Laurel Manor


    Supporting the 2013 Annual Auction & Gala

    • Volunteering to assist with the event

    • Becoming an Auction & Gala Sponsor

    • Placing an advertisement in the Auction & Gala Catalog

    • Selling and/or purchasing all of your Super Cash Raffle Tickets

    • Donating to the Grade Theme Baskets

    • Donating other items, services, and experiences

    • Procuring items from local area businesses

    • Attend the event!


    Super Week

    September 16-20


    Accreditation Update

    • Accreditation through the Michigan Non-Public School Accrediting Association (MNSAA)

    • Based on 3rd Year Site Visit Success

      • Fully accredited for the 2013-2014 school year

      • AOD recommended All Saints to move forward with School of Distinction

    • Shift in standards: MNSAA now moving toward


    • Contains 9 defining characteristics of Catholic schools based on Church teachings

      • 13 standards

      • 70 benchmarks

      • Collectively describe what it means to be a Catholic school


    Catholic Identity Survey Results


    Catholic Values by Grade

    Academic excellence Service to others Community building Sharing of faith


    Actionable service projects

    • I would like to see some service projects, get the kids in the community to do age appropriate services instead of $1 dress down days where the kids don't even know what the money is going to.

    • Most community service…seem to be offered to the NJHS and Student Council

    Academic excellence Service to others Community building Sharing of faith


    Catholic Identity

    • Pastor Designate: Fr. Ron Richards (SJN)

    • All School Masses

    • Reconciliation Services (Grades 3-8)

    • Virtues Program (Year 2—Gifts of the Holy Spirit)

    • Theme: Servant Leadership—Jesus as the Model


    Chapel Updates

    • Location: 1st hall (between rooms 108 and 110)

    • Approved for approximately 50 students

    • Summer work:

      • Painting

      • Dry wall

      • Carpet


    Chapel (Cont.)

    • Furniture Donations from Our Lady Queen of Peace (Harper Woods)

      Phase II Plans:

    • Student Artwork (All Saints Theme)

    • Creating a Exterior Entrance


    Security Updates

    • Locked and Secured

      • Early childhood (Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten) access codes

      • Playground key pads with direct access

    • Front Door Access

      • Picture & voice

    • Cameras

      • (interior & exterior views)

    • Direct Connection to Police

      • Partnership & practice


    Timeline & Accomplishments

    Core Knowledge Accreditation

    Curriculum Coffee Talks


    Core Knowledge Implementation Timeline

    • 2012-2013

    • ASCS aligned the Core Knowledge Sequence with State of Michigan Standards and Common Core Standards for:

    • Math

    • Science

    • Social Studies

    • 2013-2014

    • ASCS receives official “Friend of Core Knowledge” status.

    • ASCS aligns the Core Knowledge Sequence with State of Michigan Standards and Common Core Standards for:

    • English Language Arts

    • ASCS adopts the Ignatius Press Faith and Life series for deeper catechesis

    2014-2015

    ASCS seeks to attain “Visitation Site” status with The Core Knowledge Foundation, receiving their endorsement as a national school of distinction.


    New CK Class Resources for 2013

    • Complete class sets of the Pearson History and Geography texts for grades 3-6

    • Rich classroom sets of materials for 7th and 8th grade that support contemporary world and U.S. history topics

    • Leveled library books for Core Knowledge social studies and science content at a variety of reading levels for differentiated learning for lower and upper hall

    • Classroom sets of classical literature for grades 4-8

    • Faith and Life religion materials, endorsed by the USCCBC for catechesis throughout the building


    New CK Parent Resources for 2013

    • Domain unit parent letters for upcoming units in math, science and social studies

    • Study guides for domain units in math, science and social studies

    • What Your Child Needs To Know Parent Guides to assist with reinforcement at home


    Core Knowledge Coffee Talks

    October 8(Lower Hall) and October 9 (Upper Hall)

    • What is Core Knowledge

    • What is the difference between Core Knowledge and the Common Core (They are very different)


    Core Knowledge Coffee Talks

    January 14 (Lower Hall) and January 15 (Upper Hall)

    • What becoming a Core Knowledge school means for ASCS

    • Where ASCS is in the implementation process of becoming an official Core Knowledge school and nationally recognized visitation site


    Core Knowledge Coffee Talks

    April 9 (Lower Hall) and April 10 (Upper Hall)

    • Summary of the Core Knowledge Foundation’s spring site visit to ASCS

    • ASCS curricula goals and resource updates for 2014-2015


    AOD Changes: Grading Scales

    A             100-95

    A-           94-93

    B+          92-91

    B             90-87

    B-           86-85

    C+          84-83

    C             82-76

    C-           75-74

    D+          73-72

    D            71-68

    D-           67-65

    F             64

    1-ES-Mastery of standard (85-100)

    2-MS-Developing the standard (74-84)

    3-NS-Needs Support

    (73-below)

    Grades 3-8

    Kindergarten-2


    Updates

    • Level 1 certification training (July)

    • AOD to transfer database information (July-present)

    • Gradebook/class roster set-up (in progress)

    • Gradebook training for teachers (September)

    • Parent access codes provided (week of Sept 9th)


    Parent/School Communication:Classroom Information

    • Google sites

    • Homeroom page

      • Individual folders for subjects

      • Newsletters

      • Website links for extra practice

      • Classroom expectations

    • Google sites

    • Grade-level pages

      • Individuals folders for subjects

      • Shared calendars to list upcoming tests/quizzes and projects

      • Grade-level expectations

    Lower Hall

    Upper Hall


    Parent/School Communication:Gradebook Information

    • Parents will log into PowerSchool site

    • Access real-time grades

    • View attendance

    • Student information

    • Step-by-step tutorials will be provided to parents for PowerSchool set-up


    Parent/School Communication:School Information

    • Generates voice, text and email capability

    • Newsletters and flyers attached each Thursday

    • School Website:

      www.allsaintscs.com

    • Posted under parent tab

    Email Communication

    Main Website


    Hot Lunch Program Goes Electronic!

    • Log in to the system at any time (before due date) to make your order

    • Order for all children at once

    • Pay with your credit card

    • Online ordering system easy to use

    • Simple calendar format

    • Help save some trees!


    The deadline for September/October orders is Friday, September 13.

    No late orders can be accepted after this date


    Michigan Concussion Law

    • Parents must review concussion flyer and sign acknowledgement form

      • Any student athlete

      • Any student taking PE

    • If head injury occurs:

      • Students are unable to return to school without a doctors note

    • School must keep records until 25


    SOF Grant

    • All Saints awarded $30,000 for wireless project

    • Completed over summer

    • Full access throughout the building

    • SOF grant—can apply 3 years:

      • Sound system

      • PA system


    Upcoming Events

    • Meet-The-Teacher/Team

      • Tuesday, September 3

        • Kindergarten: 6:00-6:30

        • Grade 1: 6:30-7:00

        • Grade 2: 7:00-7:30

        • Grade 3: 7:30-8:00

      • Wednesday, September 4

        • Grades 4-6: 7:30-8:30

      • Thursday, September 5

        • Grades 7-8: 7:30-8:30

    • Protecting God’s Children Workshop

      • Tuesday, September 10th


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