Meeting Minutes December 20, 2016

Post date: Dec 21, 2016 9:48:04 PM

Guest Speaker - Superintendent Steve Unowsky - Provided a lot of information about our district's demographic changes over the last 10 years and what specific actions are being taken to improve acheivement for all Richfield students. Also presented data regarding RDLS students' performance at RMS. Data indicates RDLS grads consistently score higher in both reading and math proficiency than the RMS average.

Playground Update - We did not receive the grant we applied for from Henneping County. Despite receiving very positive feedback on our application, he grant in our district was awarded to a project to upgrade the Hyland Park Ski Jump. Next steps to be determined, but may include funding resulting from the disrict's facility study and applying for other grants. This year's fund raising efforts will continue to be directed to the playground account. New projects will be identified for next year.

Next Family Fun Night will be January 20th and will be Minute to Win It themed with a service project aspect.

Kindergarten round up will be on Jan. 17th. PTSO will look into providing bilingual books for attendees again this year. Last year's books were funded by RBCU.

Finance Update: Treasurer Erika Garcia has developed a budget plan available to review on request. Each Family Fun Night so far this year has earned approx. $500

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

*If you are interested in any of the following three opportunities, please contact Melissa Ness at or 612-798-6723

1. Printable Book Assembly

Time Requirement: 3 hours/week

Location: RDLS Computer Lab and copy room

Training will be provided, esperience with computers and copy machines preferred

Description: We are purchasing memberships to an online reading resource called A - Z Reading. Part of the website allows teachers to access to leveled printable books. We need help organizing, printing, folding, and stapling books. Each week teachers will "order"books from A To Z Reading. Your job will be to read, organize and print out teh orders and deliver them to teachers.

2. Leveled Book Check-out

Time requirement: 1 hour/week

Location: Classroom and Leveled Library (118)

Training provided

Description: Once a week, check in and out leveled books from teh leveled library for students to read at home.

3. Download Books for Teachers from Home

Time Requirement: Flexible

Location: From home or RDLS Computer Lab

Training provided, but experience with Google Drive preferred

Description: Download and electronically organize electronic books for our teachers to use.

In addition, we will be seeking parent volunteers during Feb. parent/teacher conferences to staff the book fair and help provide food for staff.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 10th, 6-7 p.m.