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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

Parent Information Meeting

All Saints Catholic School

August 28, 2013


  • 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

  • Financial agenda

    Financial Agenda

    2012 2013 fiscal year summary

    • 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

    2013 2014 key factors

    2013-2014 Key Factors

    Ascs capital expense items 2012 2016

    • 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

    Advisory board members
    Advisory Board Members

    • Officers

      • President: Eric Rothert – St. Kenneth

      • Secretary: Elizabeth Biddle – St. John Neumann

    • Members

      • Richard Airton St. Kenneth

      • Angela Kalkofen St. John Neumann

      • Kristen LaForest St. Thomas a’Becket

      • Marivi Latham St. John Neumann

      • Lisa Nolan OLGC (Parish At Large)

      • Dennis Santillan Resurrection

      • David Sweetman St. Thomas a’Becket

      • Administration

        • Kristen Strausbaugh, Amanda Fraser

    Advisory board updates
    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

    Advancement Office Updates

    First Year Accomplishments

    Second Year Goals

    2012 13 accomplishments
    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 accomplishments1
    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 accomplishments2
    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
    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 goals1
    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

    Parent information meeting

    November 16, 2013

    Laurel Manor

    Parent information meeting

    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

    Super Week

    September 16-20

    Accreditation update
    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

    Parent information meeting

    Catholic identity survey results

    Catholic Identity Survey Results based on Church teachings

    Catholic values by grade
    Catholic Values by Grade based on Church teachings

    Academic excellence Service to others Community building Sharing of faith

    Actionable service projects
    Actionable service projects based on Church teachings

    • 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
    Catholic Identity based on Church teachings

    • 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
    Chapel Updates based on Church teachings

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

    • Approved for approximately 50 students

    • Summer work:

      • Painting

      • Dry wall

      • Carpet

    Chapel cont
    Chapel (Cont.) based on Church teachings

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

      Phase II Plans:

    • Student Artwork (All Saints Theme)

    • Creating a Exterior Entrance

    Security updates
    Security Updates based on Church teachings

    • 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

    Timeline & Accomplishments based on Church teachings

    Core Knowledge Accreditation

    Curriculum Coffee Talks

    Core knowledge implementation timeline
    Core Knowledge based on Church teachingsImplementation 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


    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
    New CK Class Resources for 2013 based on Church teachings

    • 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
    New CK Parent Resources for 2013 based on Church teachings

    • 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
    Core Knowledge Coffee Talks based on Church teachings

    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 talks1
    Core Knowledge Coffee Talks based on Church teachings

    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 talks2
    Core Knowledge Coffee Talks based on Church teachings

    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
    AOD Changes: Grading Scales based on Church teachings

    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


    Grades 3-8


    Updates based on Church teachings

    • 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
    Parent/School Communication: based on Church teachingsClassroom 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
    Parent/School Communication: based on Church teachingsGradebook 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
    Parent/School Communication: based on Church teachingsSchool Information

    • Generates voice, text and email capability

    • Newsletters and flyers attached each Thursday

    • School Website:

    • Posted under parent tab

    Email Communication

    Main Website

    Hot lunch program goes electronic
    Hot Lunch Program Goes Electronic! based on Church teachings

    • 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!

    Parent information meeting

    The based on Church teachingsdeadline for September/October orders is Friday, September 13.

    No late orders can be accepted after this date

    Michigan concussion law
    Michigan Concussion Law based on Church teachings

    • 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
    SOF Grant based on Church teachings

    • 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
    Upcoming Events based on Church teachings

    • 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