Our next meeting will begin at 6:30 pm at Roosevelt Middle School. The focus of the meeting is on Career Based Learning – specifically Career and Life Skills at the Middle School level and the recently school board approved goal for Career Based Learning. All AASD parents and guardians are welcome.
Our second Appleton Citywide Parent Network meeting of the school year is scheduled for November 16th. Here are the details. If you are not the right person to represent your school parent group, please respond with an updated contact. All parents are welcome to attend our meetings so please get the word out at your school. (Parent group Presidents and one at large delegate for each school parent group are eligible for voting.) I look forward to seeing you next Monday night.
Appleton Citywide Parent Network Meeting
Monday, November 16th
6:30 – 7:45 pm
Huntley Elementary School – LMC
Introductions and Review of September meeting minutes – 6:30 – 6:50 – Jill
Discuss and select topics for January and March
Open Secretary and VP positions
Review of LifeTouch Portrait and Yearbook 2-year contract extension and call for feedback – 6:50 – 7:05 – Jill
Parent Group Best Practices – 7:05-7:45 – All
Roundtable interactive session on the following topics that were highlighted in the September meeting
Connecting parent groups and school staff/administration
Communicating with the school community
Fundraising / other parent group sponsored activities
Communicating across AASD schools
Adjourn Citywide Meeting – 7:45
Parent group leaders and school staff,
Please note that the next deadline for submitting a funding request for a SPEAK grant is November 9th. Visit our SPEAK grants tab to find an on-line request form.
The next meeting of our members will be on November 16th at Huntley Elementary school in the Library Media Center.
Mark your calendars for the next Appleton Citywide Parent Network meeting on September 21 at Jefferson Elementary school starting at 6:30pm. Our first meeting will focus on objectives for this year and gathering your input on important topics that will be considered for the focus of a future meeting. All Appleton School District parents and guardians are welcome. Our group focuses on the K-8th grades.
Our organization also grants funds to our 4K and Elementary schools through the SPEAK grant process. Teachers and administrators are encouraged to apply by filling out a funds request form found under the SPEAK grants tab on our website.
Hello Citywide Members,
Our next meeting is Monday, 2/2, at 6:30 pm at Wilson Middle School. The main topic will be an interactive parent input session on standards based progress reporting (grading and report cards).
Hello Appleton Citywide Parent Network members. There are some key dates coming up. November 19th is the Application Deadline for SPEAK grant funding requests. All AASD 4K and Elementary schools are eligible to apply. The on-line application is available under the SPEAK GRANTS tab of our website.
Our next meeting is December 1 at Ferber Elementary. Stay tuned for the key topic which will be selected based on your October input.
We covered an important topic during our October meeting – school safety procedure improvements (referred to as ALICE – Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuation). If you were unable to attend the meeting, notes can be found under our website Meeting Minutes Quick Link. Also, contact your school’s administrator if you have questions.
In August, we reflect on the Summer and start thinking about back to school. Supplies, pictures, registration, sports and shopping are all on the agenda. Don’t forget to visit your school’s website to confirm registration dates and times.
There has been a lot of progress against the 2014 referendum projects and updates can be found at www.aasdreferendumprojects.com. Check out what’s been happening at your school!
Our first Citywide Parent Network Meeting will be on October 6th at Foster Elementary at 6:30pm. All AASD parents are welcome to attend.
The special topic for our upcoming Citywide Meeting is AASD Referendum Implementation Plans.
With the passing of the referendum in February, there is interest in the next steps for executing the Capital Project Improvements and in how the Technology Advancements will be rolled out across our schools.
At the meeting, members of the AASD leadership team will discuss the timelines and building implications of Capital Projects and the selection processes and roll out of the Technology Advancements.
Please join us on Monday, April 14th at 6:30 at Johnston Elementary School. Please share your questions about implementation of the referendum using the “Meeting Input” form here:
Today, April 1, is election day for AASD School Board open positions. There are 3 openings and 4 candidates running. All AASD households are eligible to vote (not just Appleton city limits). The candidates are Diane Barkmeier, John DeVantier, Sharon Fenlon, and Barry O’Connor.
Here are links to informational websites for candidates running for the AASD School Board.
Diane Barkmeier – http://www.dianemdb4schoolboard.com/home
John DeVantier – http://www.johnd4schoolboard.com/home
Sharon Fenlon – http://www.sharonfenlonforschoolboard.org/
Barry O’Connor – http://www.votebarryoconnor.com/
Please remember to vote.
A special appreciation goes out today to the teachers and staff of AASD for all that you do! Thank you for your commitment to the children of the Appleton Area from your Appleton Citywide Parent Network! All staff at all locations will enjoy a bagel on us this morning. Have a great day!