Home & School Association
Monday, March 12
Prayer – Karin burbach
update – Sue Kerr
Carondelet got to
have one of Google’s first augmented reality experience at the school this week.
It was well received by students and teachers!
staff has been most busy with budgeting and busing plans for next school year.
Once the budget and tuition are set, we will open registration. The busing
survey feedback was varied across parents, so the board and school
administration are working hard on the best solution for the school.
The school is continuing to
implement positive behavioral culture and is working on developing and enacting
a program with students and parents. This also includes curriculum that will be
incorporated in the classroom.
There is a group called 4HG –
For His Glory – this is a sports program trying to keep sports inclusive that
will train principles and athletic directors on these principles.
We want to be respectful of the amount of asks going out to
businesses and our parent community. We are going to try to keep those asks
centered through our development office. We’d like asks to go through Heather
Faber, especially to businesses so they do not feel fatigue from our community.
Balancing asks and financial goals was discussed as a group.
& School financial update – mary Cleary
Dues are still trickling in –
there is still about $1,000 to be paid.
Donuts with Dads, Muffins with Mom, and Family Bingo have all netted a
surplus toward the budget. We have also had some nice savings, including the
family directory coming in under budget.
We’d like to have people share
if they donated items to various events they’ve participated in, so that we
know realistic costs for future years.
We still have an ultimate goal
of breaking even overall on Home & School. Our main goal continues to be to
support the school with volunteers when there is a need, with a secondary goal
& school end-of-year teacher gift discussion
We give each teacher a $75 end-of-year gift from Home &
School. This is in addition to the room reps collecting funds for a large
end-of-year gift. The group and administrative staff agreed to eliminate the
end-of-year teacher gifts from home & school and instead focus on the
classroom end-of-year gifts to teachers.
recap – teresa evans
Go Go exceeded budget again this year and feedback was great on a
number of aspects. We are looking for new co-chairs for Go Go for next year.
Some parents have raised the idea of bringing the event back to
the gym. Teresa is a professional fundraiser and has seen much more proven
success over the years with a sit-down format. D’Amico is not charging the
school for the facility rental, only for or meals. Currently the event is
netting more for the school at this outside venue. We’ll want to look at these
numbers in considering where we go with the event in the future.
& lollies overview – frankie lenzmeier and megan hendrickson
Pops & Lollies will continue to have a similar format in the
school gym on Saturday, May 19. We will change the theme this year to
Springtime in Paris. We are in need of volunteers, especially in assisting with
gym set up the day before the event (Friday, May 18). The team will continue to
search for chance buckets through parent donations as they are very popular
with the girls.
Pops & Lollies does typically product a nice surplus that we
give to the school at the end of the year. However, the ultimate goal continues
to be community-building and the school does not budget for this surplus.
& son overview – angi rassi and kris ott
The Mom & Son event will again be held at a St. Paul Saints
game after strong feedback on the format of the event from last year. The event
will take place on Sunday, June 24. The chance buckets were a big success and
we’ll continue to offer those with donations from CCS families.
This event is more expensive than the Pops & Lollies event
because of the hard costs associated with tickets. Last year, families were
only charged the school’s ticket price. However, with feedback from the group,
we will charge even less this year with a fixed price per family and budget for
a break even.
volunteer roles and leadership team
All leadership roles are open for next year. Please come see the
team to learn more about those roles, or visit the Home & School web page
within the school’s website for more detail.
soon regarding this initiative.