Payne LSAT Meeting
January 11, 2022
Agenda and Notes (Italicized)
Present: Michelle Chapman, Mr. Gordon, Steve Bowen, Liz Aloi, Michelle Tissue, Donna Smith, Mr. Creef
Back to School/Covid Surge
- Anything we can do?
-Kids don’t have quality masks. PTA looking into options. Unclear if DCPS will provide. Maybe at minimum we could circulate some suggestions for parents? Supply chain driving up prices.
- Feedback on how it’s going?
–So far so good except for the mask issue.
- Device distribution/tech support
Teachers report that problems go back to November and prior years. Brainstormed whether it is helpful for parents to apply pressure. Need a long term solution- one-off private contractors are not working. Problems going back as far as November 3rd
- Update: DEI Group taking lead on training, LSAT will focus on event, maybe late March, outdoor volunteering, coupled with an opportunity for recruitment and retention outreach. Maybe roller skating? What are the Covid limitations on this? If big gathering should do it before break so there will be testing prior to return to school. Anacostia skate park still closed.
- Teacher Gifts: Best practice is to have all donations be voluntary, and gift come from the whole class. Propose we generate a few bullets and circulate to class parents.
- Birthday Parties
Budget process/strategy discussion.
Did a quick and dirty overview, and highlighted some of the decision points from prior years (drama? Art versus music?). Can expect next meeting to get the proposal.