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