EESAC

Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center

Educational Excellence School Advisory Council

EESAC Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, January 06, 2016, at 2:05pm

 

  1. ROUND ROBIN INTRODUCTIONS
  2. Introduction of all members present.
  3. Everyone present must sign in. Visitors should also be noted in the meeting minutes.

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – (Quorum necessary)
  2. December 17, 2015 Meeting.

 

  • CORRESPONDENCE
  1. EESAC Correspondence Received
  2. EESAC Response to Correspondence (If any)
  3. Attendance – If you’ll be absent, please email Ms. Cruz: thebeachcruzy@aol.com or leave a message for Ms. Cruz with the school secretary at 305-531-0419.
    1. For an absence to be excused, notification must be received before the meeting begins.
    2. Alternates must also attend monthly meetings, or give advance notice if unable to attend.

 

  1. SCHOOL PROGRAM UPDATES
  2. IB MYP/PYP Program
  3. Title I
  4. UTD Steward
  5. Adult Education Program
  6. Healthy Schools Program
  7. Parent Teacher Association
  8. Any other Fienberg Fisher K-8 School-wide Updates

 

  1. SCHOOL RECOGNITION PLAN

 

  1. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  2. SIP
  3. Safety/Discipline Committee
  4. Budget
  5. Quality of Education Committee

 

  • TEACHER REPRESENTATIVES
    1. Any Teacher Concerns?

 

  • PARENT REPRESENTATIVES
    1. Any Parent Concerns?

 

  1. STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
    1. Any Student Concerns?

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS
  2. Status of Gates and Chains
  3. Status of Bathrooms
  4. Status of Parking
  5. Gymnasium Project (Mr. Turner)
  6. Playground Project (Ms. Bonini)
  7. Any other old business?

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS
  2. Any new business?

 

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  1. Community News and Events

 

  • NEXT MEETING DATE
  1. Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, at 2:05 pm, in the Panda Conference Center.

 

Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center

Educational Excellence School Advisory Council

Minutes for Meeting of December 17, 2015

Meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m.

 

 

  1. ROUND ROBIN INTRODUCTIONS

 

  1. Introduction of all members present:

 

  1. Cruz, Maria, (Business/Community Representative) Chairperson
  2. Costa, Maria (Principal)
  3. Delgado, Judith (Adult/Vocational Principal)
  4. Barron, Lisa (Teacher) Co-Chairperson
  5. Moujahid, Hicham (Adult/Vocational Union Steward/EESAC Secretary)
  6. JeanBaptiste, Pierrela (Teacher)
  7. Mansell, Patricia (Alternate Educational Support Employee)
  8. Russ, Denis (Business/Community Representative)
  9. Brown, Avis (Parent)
  10. Rodriguez, Violeta (Alternate Teacher)
  11. Isales, Jacqueline (Teacher)
  12. Klahr, Danielle (Teacher)
  13. Myers, Milagros (Educational Support Employee)
  14. Rechani, Jessica (Parent)
  15. York, Marjorie (Business/Community Representative)
  16. Turner, Steward (Parent)
  17. Richani, Jennifer (Student)
  18. Lopez, Karina (A-Student)
  19. Britt, Shaniyah (Student)

 

  1. Others Present

 

  1. None

 

  1. Members Absent (Excused):

 

  • Murphy, Mary (Assistant Principal)
  • Kaiser, Kimberly (Parent)
  • Heredía, Natalia (Parent)
  • Marcos, Marcela, (Teacher)
  • Pavon-Baker, Veronica (Alternate Adult/Vocational Principal)

 

  1. Members Absent (Unexcused):

 

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

  1. Quorum was established.
  2. Minutes for the November 04, 2015, meeting, were approved by consensus.

 

  • CORRESPONDENCE

 

  1. EESAC Correspondence Received:

 

  • Murphy, Mary (Assistant Principal)
  • Kaiser, Kimberly (Parent)
  • Heredía, Natalia (Parent)
  • Marcos, Marcela, (Teacher)
  • Pavon-Baker, Veronica (Alternate Adult/Vocational Principal)

 

  1. EESAC Response to Correspondence – None.

 

  1. Attendance and Absences – Ms. Cruz reminded everyone about the importance of attending each EESAC meeting and stressed how they can avoid “Unexcused Absences” simply by notifying one of the board members prior to a meeting. She also clarified the process of notification to the new members and whom to contact in case they are going to be absent. Ms. Cruz also reminded all the attendees that since it’s the first EESAC meeting, we will be meeting on the first Wednesday of every month for this 2015-2016 School Year.

 

  1. Mission of EESAC: Ms. Cruz reminded everyone that the reason for EESAC is to find solutions and to work together to benefit the students and the school.

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Cruz gave EESAC members a brief overview of the School Recognition Plan and how the two options presented to EESAC were acceptable and approved by all faculty and staff.
  2. Russ suggested that these funds to also benefit students. Ms. Cruz and Ms. JeanBaptist highlighted that money from the School Recognition Fund is being used to purchase technology for the students.
  3. JeanBaptist reported that in anticipation of the release of school grades our school location must submit a plan to distribute the School Recognition Funds. This is done jointly with the EESAC. Below you will find the plan that the SAC voted in a special meeting to submit to the Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center:

 

The A+ Recognition award will be distributed to faculty and staff in the following manner.

 

–         Full time certified instructional staff, during the 2014-15 school year, will receive 1 Unit portion of the School Recognition Fund.

–         Full time non-instructional staff and part-time certified instructional staff, during the 2014-15 school year, will receive ½ Unit portion of the School Recognition Fund.

–         Part-time instructional and non-instructional staff, during the 2014-15 school year, will receive ¼ Unit portion of the School Recognition Fund.

 

This is the plan we have used for the last couple years and it has worked very well. However, any faculty/staff member interested in submitting a different plan can do so by replying to this email with their plan by anytime by Monday January 4, 2016 before 3:20 pm.

 

All faculty and staff will vote to accept a plan Tuesday, January 5, 2016 3:10 pm in the Panda Conference Center. There is no proxy voting you must be here at school on that date to vote.

  1. Russ motioned, Mr. Steward second it. Motion approved by consensus.

 

 

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS, COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

 

  1. Stewart invited all teachers to attend an ART BASEL fundraising holiday party at Le Petit Papillion Montessori School, laser show, smoke, robotics, rides, and other activities. The money raised will benefit the Playground at Fienberg Fisher. Rock ensemble from Fienberg Fisher will be participating.
  2. Cruz reported that 165 parents and kids will attend the Christmas trip on December 20, 2015 (12-4pm). The event is free of charge and all food and beverages are provided at no cost courtesy of Miami Beach Kiwanis. Busses will depart from 14th street to the park. Different activities will be offered and the event will end by watching Santa coming from the skies in the helicopter.
  3. Dennis Russ highlighted the continuous effort to refurbish the auditorium and welcomes the support of community members and parents to make this goal possible. Mr. Russ noted that Strategizing and lobbying is necessary to make sure this project is considered by the school board and the city of Miami Beach.

 

  1. NEXT MEETING

 

  1. Wednesday, January 6th, 2015, at 2:05 pm in the Panda Conference Center.

 

  • ADJOURNMENT – Consensus to Adjourn at 4:45 p.m.

Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center

Educational Excellence School Advisory Council

Minutes for Meeting of December 02, 2015

Meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m.

 

 

  1. ROUND ROBIN INTRODUCTIONS

 

  1. Introduction of all members present:

 

  1. Cruz, Maria, (Business/Community Representative) Chairperson
  2. Costa, Maria (Principal)
  3. Barron, Lisa (Teacher) Co-Chairperson
  4. Moujahid, Hicham (Adult/Vocational Union Steward/EESAC Secretary)
  5. Marcos, Marcela, (Teacher)
  6. Mansell, Patricia (Alternate Educational Support Employee)
  7. Brown, Avis (Parent)
  8. Klahr, Danielle (Teacher)
  9. Heredía, Natalia (Parent)
  10. Myers, Milagros (Educational Support Employee)
  11. Rechani, Jessica (Parent)
  12. Kaiser, Kimberly (Parent)
  13. York, Marjorie (Business/Community Representative)
  14. Turner, Steward (Parent)
  15. Richani, Jennifer (Student)

 

  1. Others Present

 

  • Bonini, Danila
  • Marrero, Aisha
  • Henry, Madeline

 

  1. Members Absent (Excused):

 

  • Murphy, Mary (Assistant Principal)
  • Delgado, Judith (Adult/Vocational Principal)
  • JeanBaptiste, Pierrela (Teacher)
  • Rodriguez, Violeta (Alternate Teacher)
  • Isales, Jacqueline (Teacher)
  • Russ, Denis (Business/Community Representative)
  • Pavon-Baker, Veronica (Alternate Adult/Vocational Principal)

 

  1. Members Absent (Unexcused):

 

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

  1. Quorum was established.
  2. Minutes for the November 04, 2015, meeting, were approved by consensus.

 

  • CORRESPONDENCE

 

  1. EESAC Correspondence Received:

 

  • Murphy, Mary (Assistant Principal)
  • Delgado, Judith (Adult/Vocational Principal)
  • JeanBaptiste, Pierrela (Teacher)
  • Rodriguez, Violeta (Alternate Teacher)
  • Isales, Jacqueline (Teacher)
  • Russ, Denis (Business/Community Representative)
  • Pavon-Baker, Veronica (Alternate Adult/Vocational Principal)

 

  1. EESAC Response to Correspondence – None.

 

  1. Attendance and Absences – Ms. Cruz reminded everyone about the importance of attending each EESAC meeting and stressed how they can avoid “Unexcused Absences” simply by notifying one of the board members prior to a meeting. She also clarified the process of notification to the new members and whom to contact in case they are going to be absent. Ms. Cruz also reminded all the attendees that since it’s the first EESAC meeting, we will be meeting on the first Wednesday of every month for this 2015-2016 School Year.

 

  1. Mission of EESAC: Ms. Cruz reminded everyone that the reason for EESAC is to find solutions and to work together to benefit the students and the school.

 

  1. SCHOOL PROGRAM UPDATES

 

  1. IB PYP/MYP Program – Ms. Costa reported the following:

 

  1. IB MYP/PYP Program – Teachers are now attending trainings. MYP/PYP team has been meeting with teachers and reviewing self-assessment. Fienberg Fisher is recognized IB school. IB work samples were uploaded on December 1st
  2. TITLE 1 – Costa reported the following:

 

  1. We have hired a new Community Involvement Specialist (CIS), part time, her name is Ishis Garcia.
  2. Costa also encourages EESAC members to refer any Paraprofessionals and office clerical for hiring.
  3. Marrero added that no funds were used in After School Care Tutorial.

 

  1. UTD STEWARD – Mr. Moujahid reported the following:

 

  1. The UTD Holiday Celebration will be at the Gulf Stream on December 18, 2015 at 9pm. Teachers are welcome to attend and celebrate the holidays with their UTD members.

 

 

  1. ADULT ED. UPDATES – Nothing was reported at this time.

 

  1. HEALTHY SCHOOLS PROGRAM – Ms. Costa reported the following:

 

  1. We are nationally recognized healthy school. Our school is implementing the fruits and vegetables initiative.

 

  1. PARENT/TEACHER ASSOCIATION – Ms. Barron reported the following:

 

  1. PTA is having a general assembly meeting on December 9th, 2015 at 4pm in the Media Center.

 

 

  1. OTHER SCHOOL WIDE UPDATES – Ms. York reported the following:

 

  1. Sunflower society art classes at Fienberg Fisher are still on hold until all paperwork is finalize and all teachers are cleared. Ms. Costa is going to look into that to speed up the process.

 

 

  1. COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

  1. SIP UPDATES – Ms. Costa reported the following:

 

  1. Leadership team is supporting teachers and students. I-Ready schedule was established.

 

  1. SAFETY/DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE

 

  1. Marrero reported that the minutes and agenda were sent via email and will be shared with EESAC members via email before our January’s meeting

 

  1. BUDGET – Nothing was reported at this time.

 

  1. QUALITY OF ED. COMMITTEE – Mrs. Barron reported the following:

 

  1. There is nothing to report from Quality of Education that directly affects Fienberg Fisher. Ms. Cruz asked that the digital version of the minutes to be send to EESAC via its secretary so it can be shared with all EESAC members.

 

  1. TEACHER REPRESENTATIVES

 

  1. Nothing was reported at this time

 

  • PARENT REPRESENTATIVES- Stewart reported the following:

 

  1. Stewart highlighted the parking situation by the Drexel circle area by expressing the struggle parents face every day when picking up their kids. Parents are still parking their cars and blocking other parents who want to leave. Ms. Brown will be issuing warnings/tickets to those parents who block the traffic. She will also control that area during the pickup and drop-off time. Mr. Stewart urges EESAC to communicate to parents that the Drexel area is only for pick up and drop offs.

 

  • STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES: Richani reported the following:

 

  1. A/C in 218 was recently replaced and it’s broken again. Ms. Costa noted that 13 A/C were replaced and those that are broken were reported to be fixed.
  2. Moujahid reported that A/C units are programmed to work during the day only and students from night classes are complaining for high temperatures while in class.

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS

 

  1. Costa noted that the Miami Beach Senior Center van is still parked behind the GYM and requests were sent to have it towed.
  2. The bathroom situation was discussed and Ms. Delgado, Principal of Miami Beach Adult is offering one part time custodian to alleviate the issue.
  3. Stewart will be working with Mr. Russ to help find solutions to refurbish the auditorium since it is a necessity for our school considering that Fienberg Fisher can’t have more than one grade level assembly at once.

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Bonini from Commissioner Michael Grieco’s office highlighted the commissioner’s efforts to support the playground project to benefit the kids of Fienberg Fisher Elementary School.
  2. Bonini is also joining efforts with parents and community members to bring sponsors/solutions for the auditorium that the school lacks.
  3. Cruz asked that we put Ms. Bonini in our next EESAC meeting to discuss any progress.

 

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS, COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

 

  1. Cruz reported that kids and their families from Fienberg Fisher are welcome to attend the Christmas trip on December 20, 2015 (12-4pm). The event is free of charge and all food and beverages are provided at no cost courtesy of Miami Beach Kiwanis. Busses will depart from 14th street to the park. Different activities will be offered and the event will end by watching Santa coming from the skies in the helicopter.
  2. Costa met with representatives from Relay for Life. A team was setup to help this cause by honoring Ms. Alexa Melian.
  3. York invited everyone to attend Ruth Karp’s art exhibition on December 03, 2015 at the Mindwarehouse 111 NE 1st ST, Miami, FL 7th and 8th Floors.
  4. York also highlighted that the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce is having its Holiday Party on December 16, 2015.

 

  • NEXT MEETING

 

  1. Wednesday, January 6th, 2016, at 2:05 pm in the Panda Conference Center.

 

  • ADJOURNMENT – Consensus to Adjourn at 3:05 p.m.