12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, via Zoom 

 

Attendees based on zoom names: Suzanne Baker, Hollie Amundson, Ryan Cowl, Jennifer Ludin, Donita Parker, Ana Taylor, Katie Plummer, Melissa Winegardner, Sean Karbowicz, Rus, Home Dator

 

UPDATES

  • Payback books – Sales were much better than last year and better than expected overall.  Profit will be over $2000 after we write a check for half of sales.
  • MOD Pizza Fundraiser- Check in the amount of $536 to be mailed to CAM. 
  • Thanksgiving Lunch- Was extremely well received by students and staff.  Many volunteers and it was run very well.  Thanks to Donita for coordinating and for getting individual pies for students!! Donita will update notes for next year.
  • Amazon Smile- Quarterly dividend of about $78.
  • Library- Proving to be very popular, especially from 2-2:30.  Some students are leaving because of the crowds.  Melissa is requesting an assistant from 2:00-2:30.  Ana suggested a high school student might be interested. (volunteer hours?). Also need to resolve the internet connection issue.  Ryan Cowl will look into using a sub account login for access.  Melissa also suggested a barcode and scanner setup.  Possible cost of 100$.  Will discuss further.

 

EVENTS

  • Spirit wear Sale- Past company used not communicating with Kristina, our coordinator.  She is now researching new companies to help us with spirit wear.  This may be an ongoing sale online with no minimum orders.  Kristina will be reviewing options and advise what she chooses.
  • Surprise Treat Day- coming up December 10.  Grab and go hot cocoa packets and candy canes. Volunteers: Jennifer Ludin, Ana Taylor, Melissa Winegardner, Donita Parker. Report to office/bistro 1:45 Friday, December 10 to pick up supplies.  Hand out in front of double doors, primary rooms, HS, and 4th grade Whitten (back of school). 
  • PBIS Store- 2 shifts.  10-12 and 12-2pm.  We will be handing out prizes to all our ticket earners!  
  • Pizza Tuesday: Suzanne Baker and Kristina Tavares offering to each coordinate 1 day a month.  Plan to start in January- 2nd and 4th Tuesday.  Will need volunteers to help.  Sign ups will be placed in the dailies and maybe sent via email. 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

  • PBIS store- December 10 (see notes above.  Thank you for the help!)
  • Game Night coordinator- still looking for volunteer to lead this
  • Grad Night coordinator- still looking for volunteer to lead this
  • In-school volunteers must be fully vaccinated and masked
  • Must be cleared by the school district through the volunteer application on CAM website

 

FUTURE EVENTS

  • Scholastic Book fair- Will be adding sign up interest list in dailies.  Set up will be Friday, February 11.  Fair will run Feb. 14-18.  Goal is $3500 in sales to help teachers receive the most funding to build their libraries and purchase classroom supplies.
  • Kids heart health challenge- Kick off Feb. 28.  Looking for a volunteer to coordinate a snack for participants on heart health day and send messages with heart challenge lessons to teachers. (messages provided by American Heart association).
  • Hoping to help HS with events through CAP as they are unable to use ASB funds due to school restrictions. Possible event in January and also hoping to help with prom in May. 
  • Wednesday Fun day budget: $300.  Katie Plummer organizing.  

 

MEETING LOCATION/TIME

  • In-person in January?  Will attempt a hybrid in person for those who can be in person, zoom combo for those who are unable to be in person meeting.  Time change to 1pm-2pm.  Look for zoom link and time change.  In person meeting will be upstairs in the teacher’s lunch room.

 

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Amazon Smile & Fred Meyer Rewards – Go to CAP website/CAM dailies to find out how to link your account to our school.  $78 from Amazon, $168 from Fred Meyer this quarter.  Thanks for linking your accounts to CAP!!
  • Box Tops – download the app and follow the steps.  Scan receipts.

 

Treasurer’s Report- review of income and some expenses 

 

Principal’s Report- There will be multiple future CAM building updates at board meetings.  These are recorded if you are unable to attend via zoom or in person.  

 

We’ll see you on January 4th for our next CAP meeting.

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, via Zoom 

 

Attendees: Suzanne Baker, Tori Denfeld, Hollie Amundson, Ryan Cowl,, Sarah Gilliam, Jennifer Ludin, Donita Parker, Deanna Kinsey, Kristina Tavares, Ana Taylor, Matt Carroll, Julie Schoening, Katie Plummer, Blanca Hardy, Melissa Winegardner

 

BYLAWS & BUDGET

  • Bylaw change vote: Change reviewed.  Motion to approve change by Suzanne.  Motion 2nd by Tori Denfeld.  No objections, so motion passed unanimously. 
  • Budget: Attached to message regarding November CAP agenda and meeting notice. Suzanne gave a quick overview of this year’s budget. 

 

UPDATES

  • Payback books: Tammy unavailable to attend meeting.  Update at future meeting.
  • Surprise Treat day, October 15: Ana Taylor, Jennifer Fowler, Jennifer Ludin, Melissa Winegardner assisted in passing out fruit snacks.  Double doors were definitely busiest.  Kids seemed appreciative.  Grab-and-go style worked well.  We may repeat grab and go treat in December (next date December 10th).  December treat will be hot cocoa packet and candy cane. (depending on rules, volunteers, etc)
  • People interested in volunteering for future treat day: Ana Taylor, Blanca Hardy, Jennifer Ludin, Melissa Winegardner, Julie Schoening  

 

EVENTS

  • MOD PIzza fundraiser- TOMORROW November 3rd!! 10:30am -10:00pm- update at next meeting. 
  • Spirit wear Sale Nov 16-23- Kristina had many design suggestions.  Working with Print shop to finalize art.  Also looking into a different company for masks with CAM logo.  Minimum order of 50. Gauge interest in email to teachers? May have order form completed early and out on the 15th. 
  • Thanksgiving feast Tuesday November 23rd during student lunches- No outside friends and family at this event.  This is going to be a complete meal provided by Sodexo.  Menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, roll, drink.  Donita Parker is organizing volunteers to help serve students quickly.  Donita found that Wal-Mart sells individual pies for 50c each.  Will purchase 400 pies to hand out at lunch.  Ryan to check with Sodexo regarding leftovers.  Also need to confirm if we need serving dishes for the food to keep it warm.  Sodexo will provide food, CAP will provide servers.  
  • Commons will have tables for lunch.  Capacity about 54 kids to sit at tables and eat.
  • Volunteers for Thanksgiving lunch (around 10:30-12:50): Donita Parker, Kristina Tavares, Blanca Hardy, Sarah Gilliam, Suzanne Baker, Ana Taylor, Melissa Winegardner. 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

  • Thanksgiving Feast helpers 11/23 (See notes above regarding Thanksgiving)
  • PBIS store- December 10- Volunteers in principal’s report
  • Pizza Tuesday coordinator
  • Game Night coordinator
  • Grad Night coordinator
  • Fun Day Coordinator- Katie Plummer will work on this activity (for March 16th)
  • In-school volunteers must be fully vaccinated and masked
  • Must be cleared by the school district through the volunteer application on CAM website

 

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Amazon Smile & Fred Meyer Rewards – Go to CAP website/CAM dailies to find out how to link your account to our school.
  • Box Tops – download the app and follow the steps.  Scan receipts.

 

Levy vote!  Ballots due Tuesday November 2nd!!  IT PASSED!!!  YAY!!!!

 

Treasurer’s Report- Not much activity this month except for reimbursing previous requests. 

 

Principal’s Report- Veteran’s day virtual assembly 1pm Tuesday, November 9th. Send photos of your Veteran’s to school (emails in dailies). Slide show and CAM parents to speak. PBIS Store (paws tickets) for students on 12/10. Volunteers so far: Julie Schoening, Melissa Winegardner, possibly Ana Taylor and Blanca Hardy

 

We’ll see you December 7th for our next CAP meeting.

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, via Zoom 

 

Attendees: Suzanne Baker, Sarah Locatis, Tori Denfeld, Hollie Amundson, Ryan Cowl, Sarah Pirolo, Sarah Gilliam, Jennifer Ludin, Donita Parker, Deanna Kinsey, Kristina Tavares, Ana Taylor, Saffron Williams, Renee Tichy, Adriana Malos, Melissa Winegardner, Greg & Tina Loveall, Anna Borovska

 

BYLAWS & BUDGET

  • Bylaw change discussion- sentence change to bylaws presented. Voting at next CAP meeting
  • Budget presentation- Sarah discussed income was cut by ⅓.  Board approved the new budget for 2021/2022 school year. A request was made to send the budget via email.  The plan is to send it out ahead of the next CAP meeting for review and questions. 

 

UPDATES: CAP provided for the following requests:

  • Fulfilled teacher request – playground equipment for 7th/8th
  • Fulfilled teacher request – computer equipment for Mr. Gray
  • Fulfilled teacher request – drinks and snacks for High School Field Day

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

  • Pizza Tuesday coordinator
  • Game Night coordinator
  • Grad Night coordinator
  • In-school volunteers must be fully vaccinated and masked– There may be exemptions in the future once the district finishes clearing vaccine or exemption status for teachers and staff.  For now, Volunteers are expected to be fully vaccinated.
  • Must be cleared by the school district through the volunteer application on CAM website
  • Volunteer positions and CAM events sponsored by CAP write up on Website.  

If you want to volunteer to hand out treats on surprise treat day, Friday October 15, please email camacademyparents@gmail.com.  We would love to have 3-4 volunteers.  Mr. Cowl checking if there are any objections to siblings joining parents for outside treat handout.  Coordinating with Walkathon Friday, October 15 team.  But leaning toward surprise treats being handed out at the end of the day. 

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

  • Payback Book Fundraiser – 170 books sold so far.  Tammy finalizing sales.
  • MOD PIzza fundraiser TOMORROW 10/6.  Thank you to Jennifer Ludin for helping coordinate this fundraiser and making signs. 

 

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Amazon Smile & Fred Meyer Rewards – Go to CAP website/CAM dailies to find out how to link your account to our school.
  • Box Tops – download the app and follow the steps.  Start scanning receipts.

 

Levy information: Zoom meeting Wednesday 10/6 at 6pm.  Info on BGPS site regarding levy zoom information.  You can also visit https://www.votebgschools.org/ to find ways to support the levy. 

 

Treasurer’s Report: Sarah reported $670 income, $1125 expenditures. Payback book money not yet added as income. 

 

Principal’s Report: If you go to Board Docs, then meetings, then Work session, Kevin Jolma, facilities manager for BGPS, discusses buildings.  CAM buildings are discussed specifically starting about 36 minutes into the meeting.  13-14million dollars to create a CAM campus next to the old Lewisville school.  They are making plans and working toward housing CAM students for next school year and can use impact fees.  Waiting until after the Levy to do some of the engineering work.  Feel free to review board meetings if you can’t join live. 

 

We’ll see you November 2nd for our next CAP meeting.

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, via Zoom

CAP

  • Purpose of CAP: Suzanne opened the meeting and discussed that the purpose of CAP was to encourage school involvement, spirit of community and improve the financial stability of CAP so we can fill teacher requests and support our students
  • Meeting Time/Location: Attendees were encouraged to enter their name in the chat box for attendance purposes and indicate whether they would prefer to keep CAP meetings on zoom or only in person once volunteers are allowed back on campus. 100% of the responses favored keeping CAP meetings on zoom or doing a hybrid with in person and zoom simultaneously. Keeping zoom will possibly entail meeting times being moved to 12pm to allow time for the meeting to end so parents guardians can leave to pick up kids after school.

UPDATES

Suzanne, Tori, Hollie and Sarah introduced themselves.

  • Tori Denfeld is our VP again this year
  • Hollie Amundson is our Secretary this year
  • Sarah Locatis is our Treasurer this year
  • Our annual Back to School Teacher Breakfast was similar to last year: Suzanne had teacher breakfast catered again- cost approximately $300.
  • Ice Cream Social went well: Great turnout. CAP provided ice cream– approximately $140. At this activity, Tammy was able to sell several payback books and Kristina had good sales of Spirit wear.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – CAP cannot function without volunteer help.

  • Need Pizza Tuesday coordinator – weekly commitment of ordering pizza, organizing volunteers, keeping supplies stocked.
  • Need Restaurant Fundraiser coordinator: Jennifer Ludin has offered to help.
  • Need Senior grad party coordinator – coordinates the after-graduation party for seniors
  • Need Game Night coordinator – Fall activity for all students and siblings
  • Need Wednesday Fun Day coordinator: ElizabethO’Neal
  • Need Teacher Appreciation coordinator: Katie Cowl?
  • In-school volunteers must be fully vaccinated and masked. CAP is required to follow regulations put in place by our district and state. Our District is currently in the process of verifying staff and will not have time to verify volunteer vaccine status (or exemptions) until they have completed this process with employees. CAP does not plan to have on site volunteers until after October 18th, which is when the district can choose to verify volunteers. We will be getting additional guidance by our district and school and can see if we will be allowed to move forward with volunteer activities at that time. Mr. Cowl is also verifying if volunteers could be on school grounds outside (vs. indoors). We would like to be able to host surprise student appreciation days but may rethink what we do so the treats are “grab and go” at the end of the day and handed out outside.
  • Must be cleared by the school district through the volunteer application on CAM website
  • Library may be reopening but the room holding books has become a catch all space and would need to be cleaned up and organized. Melissa is willing to be our librarian again this year if/when this is allowed. Wants to hold off on accepting donations given the pending move of our building. Should the library be allowed to reopen, CAP board will help get the room set up.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

  • Payback Book Fundraiser – Now through Sept. 25th
    • Back to usual format
    • Please help us make it a success by promoting and purchasing
    • Tammy has sent home one payback book with each student.
  • Some parents expressed interest in making financial donations directly to CAP instead of purchasing a payback book. Donations can be placed in the locked CAP box outside the bistro. Parents can enter the school to drop off checks if they are masked. We will look into possible electronic options.
  • Spirit Wear Sale during Ice Cream Social- very successful. Kristina is checking into new designs for fall and spring. Ideas welcome. Parents who are still interested in spirit wear can contact her directly.

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Amazon Smile (now works on iPhones!!!) & Fred Meyer Rewards – Go to CAP website/CAM dailies to find out how to link your account to our school.
  • Amazon Smile is listed as CAP, Fred Meyer is listed as CAM Academy. No additional cost to people who purchase with Amazon smile or Fred Meyer, however donations are made to CAP when these links are used.
  • Box Tops – download the app and follow the steps. Start scanning receipts.

Principal’s Report

  • School Levy – Denny Waters presented how the levy monies are used and the differences in funding by the state vs. what BG district provides. Enrollment is beginning to recover. 2 main goals of BG District are to provide high quality education and to improve social emotional health of students. Communicating with families and being transparent is key. Levy rate is currently 2.38$ and the new request on the November ballot is 1.99$. If we don’t have a levy, the district will need to find a way to cut an additional 30M$ out of the budget and difficult choices would need to be made. No additional bonds will be run (bonds=buildings) until the 2024 bond is expired. I believe this part of the meeting was recorded.
  • CAM Building Update: Denny Waters will be attending a school board meeting and discussing CAM. CAM supporters welcome.
  • Mr. Waters discussed moving CAM to an existing soccer field outside of BGHS on the Lewisville campus. The existing road and parking lot is a bonus. The proximity to BGHS is a bonus for students who do activities at the high school level. This location aligns with our City’s vision of BG.
  • Portables can be ordered and placed by the end of the year so there is a seamless transition for CAM to its new location.
  • BG district will relocate the soccer field to another location.
  • RHL Campus location was also considered, however there is an issue of wetlands and the BG city would ask the school district to add a road. This is extremely cost prohibitive. This area of BG is also experiencing a lot of growth so schools in this area will be possibly gaining new students over the next couple years.

 

Next meeting will be entirely via zoom. 10/5/21 at noon.

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, via Zoom

EVENT AND ACTIVITY UPDATES

  • Spirit Wear Sale – Kristina T. has ordered the items, but we don’t know a delivery date
    yet.
  • Wednesday Fun Day – Audrey G. reported on the GooseChase scavenger hunt at Lewisville Park. There were about 50 people signed up, but only about 30 came back for their prizes. We spent about $250 on prizes. The kids who participated had fun, and it was a beautiful day. Thanks, Audrey!
  • Teacher Requests – during the month of May, we have had a few requests: Middle School is having a Reading Frenzy, and has asked for CAP to provide ice cream; Candace A. has requested a second computer monitor for Mrs. Karlsen’s classroom next year. Both requests have been approved.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Grad Night Restaurant Fundraiser at Hazel Dell Chipotle on Wednesday, May 12, from 4-8 p.m. – we can earn 33%, so please come on out that evening!
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – May 3-7th – Hollie A. and Suzanne B. have been working on special surprises for each day. They decorated the sidewalks and had fun signs up Monday morning. They provided snacks for the teacher lounge, and gave each a cute little mailbox gift this morning. There will be another little surprise for teachers on Friday. On Thursday, CAP planned to treat the teachers to coffee, so reached out to Dutch Bros. Dutch Bros offered to treat all CAM teachers on Thursday! They just need to show their CAM IDs. Thanks, DB!!! CAP is going to purchase $100 worth of $5 gift cards as a thank you, then use them as student incentives.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • 8th Grade Recognition – Tammy H. only has one other parent interested in helping with the graduation, so PLEASE ask your 8th grade parent friends to consider helping out. The teachers would like to celebrate on the 14th at noon. Tammy also asked for some details from last year’s planners. They had put together goody bags with stickers and candy bars, or with allergen-friendly snacks as needed. Hollie A. will send photos to Tammy. She also has the frame and will help with certificates. Tammy needs one person to do the photo booth, and a few for other jobs. PLEASE help out with this if you are able!
  •  High School Grad Night
    • Fundraisers – Panda, MOD, Red Robin, Plant Sale – these are all about wrapped up, but we don’t know the total amount of money brought in yet. Chipotle fundraiser still to come.
      The grad night committee is meeting weekly, working on making the event as fun as possible for our kids. We are planning on renting fun inflatables, lots of fun indoor (jousting, dancing with J. Denfeld as DJ, movie night, board games) and outdoor activities (campfires, smores, volleyball, yard games, pedal carts), and having an all-you-can-drink coffee bar for a couple hours (Pacific Perk coffee cart) around the middle of the night, to help the kids stay awake during the all-nighter. Thanks, everyone, for supporting our fundraising efforts!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • 2021-2022 CAP Board needs a treasurer, and coordinators for the restaurant fundraiser,
    Thanksgiving lunch (Tammy H. volunteered at the meeting to help with the money/sign-up portion; Donita P. volunteered right after to be the coordinator – Thank you both!), game night, and high school grad committee. All these positions come with support and guidance.

NEW BUSINESS

  • Elections open at 1:00 pm today and will stay open until 12:00 pm on June 1. VOTE!

TREASURER’S REPORT

  • Suzanne mentioned a budget highlight for the month – over $100 from Fred Meyer was just deposited. We will be posting the full report on the website.

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Amazon Smile, Fred Meyer Rewards, and Box Tops – Go to CAP website/CAM dailies to find out how to link your account to our school.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

  • Mr. Cowl requested CAP consider paying for photography at graduation this year. CAP members agreed. He has a quote from Dorian Photography: It will be about $7 per student for 2 5x7s,[plus $4 shipping], times about 40 students, for a total of just under $500. Sarah N. volunteered to reach out to Tyler Mode about whether he is available and what that cost might look like. She will report back to him and he can move forward with securing one of the photographer options.
  • PBIS report from Ms. Marks and Mr. Cowl – they are doing all-school incentives by grade bands, working their way up so they get to all students before the end of the year.
  • Enrollment looks good for next year. We already have over 40 kids for 3rd grade, so only a few slots, and 4th-8th are all full with waitlists. There is still room at the high school level for next year, and it looks like the 9th grade class is on track to be pretty full.
  • The open house may happen (at least mostly) virtually this year – each grade level will
    communicate with families as to what that may look like. There will not be an end-of-year bbq this year. During the upcoming rainy days, we will rotate at least the younger kids through the commons for lunch, flipping between there and outside by grade band. We will all do our best to make things work the best they can.
  • Retirements – Ruth Mills and Deb Pfeiffer are the retirees at the end of this year. Next
    year, Mrs. Karlsen and Mrs. Hart will be returning to CAM next year. A HUGE thank you to Candace Allen, who has gone above and beyond what any long-term sub would usually do – she has done an amazing job for the kids this year! Nick Wallen is on a “non-continuing” contract, so we will not be able to have him back, which is very sad for CAM.
  • The board voted, 3-2, to cut some teaching positions across the district. CAM will not
    lose any positions, but Mr. Cowl doesn’t get an interview team to work on hiring replacements for the 3 above open positions – instead, new teachers will be placed from within the district. We have had good luck with that process in the past, and look forward to seeing who joins CAM next!

Find meeting notes and more information at: www.camacademyparents.com

Next Meeting: June 1, 2021, at 12 p.m. via Zoom

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, via Zoom

EVENT, ACTIVITY, & FUNDRAISER UPDATES

  • Read2Ride Library Event for 3rd-6th graders – Melissa W. reports that a handful of families participated from home this year.
  • CAP fulfilled several teacher requests last month – we purchased some electronic equipment for Mr. and Mrs. Harpe and Mrs. Allen, as well as books for Ms. Whitten.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wed Fun Day – April 21, 1-3, at Lewisville Park – GooseChase Scavenger Hunt – Suzanne B. suggested we consider using some of the Izzes from Pizza Tuesday for this event instead. Suzanne will check expiration dates, and will also check for water bottles.
  • Spirit Wear Sale – order now through April 23rd. The order form was sent out to all families via email.
  • Grad Night Restaurant Fundraisers
    • This Thursday, April 15 – Panda Express
    • Next Thursday, April 22 – MOD Pizza – please “commit to eat” with Group Raise
    • Thursday, April 29 – Red Robin
    • Wednesday, May 12 – Chipotle

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Amazon Smile & Fred Meyer Rewards – Go to CAP website for instructions. FM Rewards for Q1: $144.54 / AmazonSmile: $86.91.
  • Box Tops – download the app and follow the steps. Scan receipts. We’ve only earned $46.50 so far this year.

COMMITTEES AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • 8th Grade Recognition – Tammy H reported planning for a drive-through ceremony to keep things simple and consistent (avoiding last-minute changes). Tammy has a small committee, but she’d love for people to contact her. She also plans to reach out to 8th grade parents. She said they will send the character traits to the 8th grade teachers for student recognition. It will be very similar to last year’s 8th grade drive-thru. Hollie A. said she still has the big photo frame for pictures, and thinks she can change it to make it work for this year.
  • High School Grad Night – Due to fundraising difficulties, the grad committee decided last night to forego an “away” portion to the grad night this year. The entire grad night will be happening in and around the CAM parking lot and in the facility of the church next door. The event will begin after graduation ends and go until the next morning. We will have an option for an earlier dismissal for those who have classes at Clark the next morning. We have lots of fun ideas and are looking forward to giving these seniors a night to remember.
    • PLEASE help us out by supporting our fundraising efforts at the restaurant events (above) and via the plant sale (last chance orders accepted thru April 25). This money will help feed our kids and rent some fun activities for them to enjoy on grad night.
  • Parents of Alumni Contact List – HS Grad Committee plans to offer “opt-in” to all senior families in follow-up to grad party communications.

TREASURER’S REPORT

  • Monthly budget presented at meeting
    • March activity –
      • We spent money on teacher requests
      • Some money came in from grad night fundraising and spirit wear.

NEW BUSINESS

  • Are you interested in filling a CAP position next year? Start thinking about it. Elections will be in next month, with the new board announced in June.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

  • State Testing 2021 – WA State keeps going back and forth with the government re: waiving the requirements – we still don’t know if state testing will happen or not. It looks like we will have testing very late, if at all.
  • 4th grade classrooms got flooded over spring break due to a problem with pressure in the fire sprinkler system. Our custodian happened to be working, so he was able to get the water turned off relatively quickly. They have had fans running. Mrs. Pfeifer is in the IC lab and Mrs. Whitten is in room 105 in the HS hallway. We are fortunate we have the space to relocate those classrooms, and the students are doing great with that transition. The clean-up construction will be happening over the next several weeks.
  • No new info on the building, except that they are still in communication.
  • Due to the failed levy, which probably won’t be re-run until November, it is expected that there will be some budget cuts. CAM staffing will remain the same, but based on seniority, there could be potential for teachers to be bumped. Board member Denny put together a presentation, which you should be able to look up on the board’s website and facebook. He suggested that if the next levy doesn’t pass, there may be cuts of [some] alternative schools. There is a reality of what might be the ramification of the levy failing another time. Mr. Cowl would like parent support in the fall with getting accurate info out and helping folks to be aware of the realities so they can make informed decisions.
  • HS Grad will be at District Stadium – we have 44-46 graduates, so we may get to have a lot of family participation. June 9th is the date for sure.
  • PBIS – The PBIS group gave out items to primary students in April, and anticipates giving to Middle in May, and HS in June. They are using up inventory, but may ask for more donation help from CAP as needed.

Find meeting notes and more information at: www.camacademyparents.com

Next Meeting: May 4th, 2021, at 12 p.m. via Zoom

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, via Zoom

EVENT, ACTIVITY, & FUNDRAISER UPDATES

  • GooseChase Scavenger Hunt for Game Night Replacement – went well, lots of fun, very well attended. We now have access to the app for a year, so maybe we’ll do it again in the future as the weather warms.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Spirit Wear Sale April 12-23 – probably a pandemic-inspired design. The Interact Club is also selling T-shirts at the same time, but we decided to forge ahead with the sale anyway.
  • Virtual Read2Ride for Silverwood Tickets – participation happens in the month of March. 3rd-6th graders can read outside of class for 10 hours and earn a free ticket to Silverwood!

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Amazon Smile & Fred Meyer Rewards – Go to CAP website/CAM dailies to find out how to link your account to our school.
  • Box Tops – download the app and follow the steps. Scan receipts.

COMMITTEES AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • 8th Grade Recognition
  • High School Grad Night – plant sale starting. Letter has been distributed to businesses asking for donations. Pizza cards are selling. We’re working on restaurant fundraisers. Currently, we are planning on tentatively using the church across from CAM for the overnight, since our budget is so small. We may be able to get Superplay, but transportation will be a challenge. We are hoping to get to $2500, but it’s a really tough year to fundraise, so we’ll be happy if we even get $2000. We have 45 seniors – typically, about 80% participate, so we are projecting about 35 students attending.
  • Parents of Alumni Contact List – still looking for a volunteer to take this on.

TREASURER’S REPORT

  • Budget for this year is posted on the CAP Website / Monthly budget presented at meeting – Income this month came from Payback Books, Amazon, Fred Meyer, and Boxtops for Education.
  • Candace A. has placed a teacher request for a science educational website subscription. We are in agreement that we will fulfill that request.
  • We’ve helped fund the middle school yearbook incentives to get a little better participation, as well.

NEW BUSINESS

  • New Website – camacademyparents.com. Check it out! Sarah G. said it is possible to do a storefront for Spirit Wear, so she and Kristina T. will coordinate that in future.
  • Elections – Are you interested in filling a CAP position next year? Start thinking about it. Elections will be in May, with the new board to be announced in June.
  • Suggestion – can we invite new-to-CAM families to our CAP meetings? – maybe we can post on the website? – Sarah N. can provide a blurb for Ms. Marks / Mrs. Spencer / Mr. Cowl to send an invite to new parents.
  • Library – Melissa W. asked if it might be possible to open. Suzanne B. reported that the last decision we had heard was that it was not possible, because no one can be in the building Wed. due to deep cleaning, and during the other days, the room has been designated for Covid-specific purposes.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

  • Mrs. Whitten’s class wants to do 450 laps over many recess times, because Lewis and Clark’s journey was 3325 miles. They are hoping to invite 3rd graders to join, and they are hoping to have CAP provide some sort of a treat or incentive at completion, maybe in May. Mr. Cowl thought ice cream might be a good way to celebrate this small community achievement. This will need done a couple of times, for A days, B days, and hopefully remote kids, as well.
  • Mr. Cowl reported on the last special session of the school board. The levy failed. The district is trying to figure out when to run it again. The board has several members in transition. They will not run a levy again in April, which means they will make about $3 million of cuts this year. It looks like they are still working on purchasing the building, because that could be funded with a different pot of money.
  • High School will be starting March 15, which is exciting!

Find meeting notes and more information at: www.camacademyparents.com

Next Meeting: April 13, 2021, at 12 p.m. via Zoom

February 2, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, via Zoom

 

EVENT, ACTIVITY, & FUNDRAISER UPDATES

  • Payback Books – We have sold 94 books online and 26 at the school – it’s been a difficult sales year across the board due to the Coronavirus, but at least we were able to sell some.
  • Teacher Encouragement – Katie Cowl did January – she had a cute Dr. Seuss poem with a candy bar for each teacher. Hollie A. suggested making a shared album of previous teacher appreciation pieces. Suzanne B. said we could compile them in Google Drive or maybe on the Cluster page for future reference. Hollie A. is covering this each month, but would be very happy to have someone else pick up a month.
  • Minecraft – 9 students are currently on the whitelist (elementary and middle). Everything seems to be going well, with no problems or concerns. If anyone wants to join, email CAP with their full name and their player/user name, and we will set them up on the server.
  • PBIS Update – The PBIS group had been working on possibilities for a joint event with CAP – some sort of Student Appreciation Drive-Thru. The PBIS group had been looking at Wed., Feb. 17, but that isn’t working because we don’t have the staff and parents cannot volunteer currently. Ms. Marks is thinking about passing rewards (and honor roll certificates?) out at attestation time once the Elementary AND Middle School students are all on campus – they will discuss this more during the PBIS meeting next Wednesday, the 10th. PBIS is looking for a collaboration with CAP, so we will ask Katie S. if she’d like to work on partnering with PBIS for a joint student appreciation event, possibly with CAP purchasing candy for the kids, as that is the typical student appreciation treat at this time of year.


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Game Night – Feb 20th – Normally we have a family game night in the commons, but this year, we are going virtual, with a scavenger hunt in and around Battle Ground via the GooseChase app. We will have prizes and it should be a fun socially distanced activity. We will let Cheryl know to get it on the calendar.
  • Presentation by Citizens for Better Schools – Upcoming levy vote – trying to get information out to folks – due to Covid, walk-n-knocks have not been possible. Amy Price, with Citizens for Better Schools, is asking us to do the following: vote, remind others to vote, and like the facebook page. They are creating a scavenger hunt event as part of First Friday BG – they have little “Citizen” toys in primary colors. You can grab a card from any store that participates (store list on FB page), and if you get 8 sign-offs from different businesses, it enters you into a prize drawing. They also still havesign-waving events if anyone wants to volunteer, Feb. 4 & 8, 3:30-5. Votebgschools.org is the website.


ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Amazon Smile & Fred Meyer Rewards – Go to CAP website/CAM dailies to find out how to link your account to our school. – We received $154 from FM this quarter. It’s a great consistent way to keep supporting CAP. Thank you!
  • Box Tops – download the app and follow the steps. Scan receipts.


COMMITTEES AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • 8th Grade Recognition – Tammy said they are in a holding pattern, waiting to see if things open up so they can know what to plan, whether drive-thru or in-person.
  • High School Grad Night – plant sale fundraiser is coming up. The grad committee has been trying to come up with several contingency plans so they can have options. Maybe it will be an afternoon to evening event in a cheap or free location on the weekend after, rather than an overnighter at a venue the night of graduation. The committee has been very limited in fundraising options. They are thinking about outdoor gatherings, and again, how to get something special for the kids while dealing with the restrictions that may be in place. They may end up doing something in the evening at CAM, then use the field and parking lot, and maybe the church building. Mr. Cowl is willing to ask about using the CAM building for grad night – often it’s a no-go because of risk management.
  • Parents of Alumni Contact List – please let us know if you are interested in helping us with that.


TREASURER’S REPORT

  • Budget for this year is posted on the CAP Website / Monthly budget usually presented at meeting, but Megan T. had car trouble and couldn’t make it tonight.


NEW BUSINESS

  • We need to change our web-hosting platform. Right now, we have webs.com with a free site, which has been fine, but quite limited (i.e., we cannot have a spiritwear store, or anything else that uses html). However, they are phasing the free offering out by March31. No matter what, we will have to change our domain name, and we should do it soon, so our old site has a banner directing traffic to the new site. One good option is to set up a WordPress site (very common, has good upgrades) that Sarah G. can get us onto for free, and we can use something simple like “camacademyparents.com” as our address. We liked the sound of more flexibility, a better address, and continued affordability, so we have asked Sarah G. to pursue that change to WordPress.
  • Ms. Campbell and the year book staff are having a really tough time getting photos this year. Please spread the word that they are needing high school photos. She asked if CAP would provide $120 worth of $10 gift cards as an incentive for photo submissions.Suzanne B. will coordinate that. Hollie A. suggested we check in and offer to help Mr. Clapp and the Middle School yearbook staff, as well.
  • We will need to move CAP meetings, because school will start dismissing at 1:30. We discussed trying out 12-1, so people can be free to pick up their kids.


PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

  • Next year, they will have one info meeting for new families and have it recorded and posted.
  • Enrollment is now open, so tell your friends. Currently, it looks like there is a bit of room at every grade, and obviously, more seats open at 3rd grade. It is first-come,first-served.
  • Hybrid for middle school looks very promising, possibly around Feb. 22, with the current Clark County numbers. It sounds like even if the numbers go back up, they will not go away from hybrid as far as we currently understand.
  • Elementary started this week – there are 9 or 10 kids per class, which is great, and the kids are so happy to be back at school.

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Next Meeting: March 2, 2021, at 12 p.m. via Zoom

1:00 pm 1:40 pm, via Zoom

EVENT, ACTIVITY, & FUNDRAISER UPDATES

  • MOD Pizza Fundraiser – Deena R. finally received both checks from MOD. We received $375 in total, which we have deposited. Thank you so much, Deena, for all your hard work on this fundraiser! Thanks to our families for supporting us so well during this crazy time!
  • Payback Books – sales during picture days didn’t go great. We sold only 2 books. We still have almost 2 full boxes left. The plan was to sell them through the end of 2020. If you have any ideas where to sell them, please email us. Otherwise, we will plan to wrap that up.
  • Cluster Photo Sharing – December Winner and Discussion re: taking a break – We are having the same few people participate each month, so we will plan to take a break for now. If people want to start it up again after a while, please let us know. Anjelina Shevchenko, 5th grade, won the drawing for the month, so she will receive a $10 DB card.
  • Teacher Encouragement – Hollie did a cute ornament that emphasized JOY and was a nice treat for the teachers. Katie Cowl is on for January. Please let us know ideas, or if you’d like to take a month. Hollie A. is willing to continue on, but is also happy to let someone else take a month.
  • Minecraft – We started our CAM server back up. So far, it is going well. There are 6 people on the whitelist. In order to get on the whitelist and participate, students need to send their name and Player Name to the CAP email, and we will sign them up and share the server info.

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Amazon Smile & Fred Meyer Rewards – Go to CAP website/CAM dailies to find out how to link your account to our school.
  • Box Tops – download the app and follow the steps. Scan receipts.

COMMITTEES AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • 8th Grade Recognition
  • High School Grad Night – Greg L. reported that the grad team is selling Papa Murphy’s $5 discount cards, and have sold about half of their 50 cards. We purchase them for $1 each, and sell them for $5, keeping $4 profit from each card. They have several coupons on each card.
  • Parents of Alumni Contact List – We would like to find a parent who would be willing to work on compiling a list, starting with this year’s senior parents. Hopefully, we can grow it from year to year and report fundraisers to parents of previous CAM students / alumni.
  • Game Night – February – maybe we want to try a virtual event? Maybe we do online bingo, or a socially-distanced scavenger hunt around town with selfie check-ins. We would love it if someone would like to take this on, and try to keep some of our events alive.

TREASURER’S REPORT

  • Budget for this year is posted on the CAP Website / Monthly budget presented at meeting
  • Megan presented the budget – it was a slow month, as usual. We received funds from MOD and a donation (THANKS!). We are up for the school year thus far, not down, but there are some receipt refunds still waiting for submission. We paid out one teacher request, and received $40 from Payback, $350 in donations, and $375.33 from MOD.

NEW BUSINESS

  • We discussed whether or not we need to move the black CAP cabinet to the commons, because the old computer lab is going to be a Covid Room. Mr. Cowl is going to follow up on that and doesn’t think we’ll need to move it, because we don’t anticipate needing to access it during the school day.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

  • Hybrid learning will be coming up. Feb 1 is the projected start date for grades 3 and 4 at CAM. Mr. Cowl is still working on details and will be putting out more details as he and the teaching team work them out, so stay tuned! Mr. Cowl was also asked about parent volunteering – he said he will ask if we are going to be able to process volunteer forms again, but at the moment, the district is not even taking volunteer forms, which makes volunteering unfeasible.

Next Meeting: February 2, 2021, at 6 p.m. via Zoom