Immaculate Conception School Board Meeting
March 16, 2010
Room 220---7:00 p.m.
Meeting brought to order at 7:07 p.m.
Opening Prayer: Mike Kish led the prayer
Attendees: John Whitworth, Bruce Terveer, Ann Hoffman, Angie Bueltemann, Lori Hennes, Sam Watters, Kathleen Groppe, Don Unwin, Rita Belaska, Mary Eppinger, Theresa Stearns, Cheryl Ritter, Mike Kish, Fr. Carl, Stan Osterhage, Rita Hoguet, Parish Council Rep., Jamie Huether, Parents and Friends rep.
Not attending: teacher representative
Welcoming of Guests:
Approval of Minutes
Lori Hennes motioned and Cheryl Ritter seconded to be approved. All in favor.
Parents and Friends Report: As of March 8th there is $19,755.17 in the account for funding that does not include the dinner auction money of $65,000 from the credit card receipts. Some of the money will be moved to the Diocesan account to collect interest. The Flower Power sales were started this week. We will earn 50% on this fundraiser. Parents and Friends are supporting the Open Forum on March 23rd. Trivia night will be April 10th and a rummage sale will be May 22nd. There was some discussion about holding a wine tasting as a fund raiser. A new water cooler for $500, and $774 for Power of One was approved for funding at the meeting.
Pastoral Council Report: We are still looking for a chairperson for the Labor Day Picnic. PSR candy sales are going on now and will benefit Jerry Pretto who is sick.
Committee Reports/Assignments Discussion
1) Teacher/Employee Committee: Waiting on the budget before making any decisions.
2) Development Committee: Handed out a copy of the new brochure. Held Messy Play Day on March 13. It was a great success. We had 27 kids and 30 families attending. Ann handed on a sheet on policies and this was discussed. It will be discussed at the next meeting. Adopt a student campaign was discussed. A brochure was handed out. This will be e-mailed to everyone so changes can be made. The YMCA healthy Kids Day is on April 17. We will not participate this year. The Committee is still working on the Alumni appeal and addresses and will try to get a newsletter out in June. The committee is working on a survey for long range planning to go out to the newly baptized and new parishioners on pre-school.
3) Curriculum Committee: The committee discussed and reviewed Religion Kgn. to 4th grade. Sam Watters informed the school board what is taught in each grade.
4) Athletic Committee: The committee has not met. The committee will meet to discuss numbers for next year in the next couple of weeks. Mr. Kish has asked the Diocese to consider hosting boys and girls Parochial basketball at one time and Midget at the other as an equity issue for the girls.
5) Budget Committee---updates: Discussed the Profit and Loss Budget Analysis through February 2010.
6) Discernment Committee: The nominations forms were in the bulletin and we had “3 minutes more”. We will be having an informational meeting on April 6th and the drawing will be April 17th. School Board needs four people. John Whitworth, Ann Hoffman, Bruce Terveer and Angie Bueltemann’s terms are up and all are eligible to run again.
7) Building/Grounds Committee: The vent is in for the kiln. We are looking to replace a couple of doors in the cafeteria area.
Faculty Report: No report.
- Thanks for the website.
- Vincent Burke won best of fair at SIUE this weekend and will go on to State. Monica Shuler also received a Superior and a “Friend of Nature Award” with Vincent.
- We had five students in the top 18 at Gibault for the Math Contest.
- Mrs. Waterman and Mrs. Lundy had surgery today. Mrs. Catherine Inman is replacing Mrs. Waterman during the leave. She is a retired teacher from St. Joe Freeburg and came highly recommended.
- Matt Tutor had an accident and came home from the hospital march 15. Natalie Smith had an accident and is bed ridden for a few weeks. Halle Schlemmer had her tonsils taking out today.
- CHS gave testing for classes and did not give us much notice. Mr. Kish may call on this and maybe ask if we could have a little bit more notice.
- We lost Zeke Brower to Columbia Middle School for a several reasons.
- We are up for our 3 year asbestos inspection.
- We have started Game Plan, and abstinence program, with the 8th grade last week.
- DC went very well this year. Had a lot of great chaperones with us this year.
- Memphis and Chicago is coming up in April. March 29th will be a parent meeting for these trips.
- We are converting out of Edline to STI. School minder has been bought out. It will also replace Grade Quick. We will have one system for everything.
- Mr. Hake requested Smart Music for the next school year. It is an on-line program where a student plays while connected to the computer. May look into doing a band fundraiser next year. We have 97 students in band right now. The program would cost $4900.
Pastor’s Report: Holy family is closing in Cahokia due to financial and enrollment reasons. Last Tuesday the three Principals and Pastors from ICS, St. James and Holy Family, met and discussed how we could help them. We want to work together and don’t want to compete against each other. We will offer the students of Holy Family the opportunity to attend our schools at the same amount of tuition they would pay this year at Holy Family. If the family is active at Holy Family, the parish will pay 80% of the balance of the cost per pupil. Mr. Kish is giving tours for anyone that is interested. St. James will do an open house. Gibault has offered to provide transportation to ICS or St. James for free the first year. This past Saturday we had a workday, We had about 8 or 9 volunteers. They took out a wall in the convent for latchkey. They have one big room now. Reconciliation will be on the 18th for the students of ICS and on Sunday we will have it for PSR. Fr. Steve is holding his own. He is weak. His goal is to stay out of the hospital and not get a feeding tube. Genevieve Doerr passed away, and her funeral will be on Thursday. There will be no 8:05 Mass but the older students will attend the funeral.
Old Business: none
New Business: none
Closing Prayer at 9:00 p.m.