Principal’s Report: June 18, 2012
Action Plan Progress
The Calais staff has approved the Action Plan for school year 2012-13. The plan is ready for review and adoption by the Calais School Board.
One-Year Grade 2 Teacher
The interview committee is pleased to report that they have three strong candidates. The committee is hopeful that they will have a recommendation for Robbe prior to the June meeting of the CES School Board.
During my three years at Calais I have seen an increased need for guidance and counseling services at CES. I am recommending that the guidance position be increased from the current .4FTE to a .6FTE increase for school year 2012-13.
Cook/Food Service Agent
Nancy Pulsifer has accepted early retirement; therefore she will not be returning to Calais next year. Nancy has been dedicated to providing our staff and students nutritious and delicious meals and snacks. She has provided meals for special events, such as “Bring a Neighbor to Lunch,” “Math n Muffins,” Bagels n Books,” and “Pi Night.” She has crafted memorable meals for students on special days, such as Halloween and “Beach Day.” Nancy also served on the CES Nutrition Committee and worked with committee members to organize classroom “taste tests” and introduce new items to the school menu.
Reading Support Teacher
Beth Lamphere has accepted a position closer to her home. We are advertising for a .4FTE Reading Support Teacher. This grant funded position requires a 3-76 Reading/English Language Arts Specialist endorsement.
Math Support Teacher
We are advertising for a .5 FTE math support teacher. Unlike the reading position, the math position does not require a special endorsement; however preference will be given to those with math background and/or experience.
I will be meeting with Special Education Teacher, Candace LaCroix, during the end of the year in-service days to review her caseload for 2012-13 to determine if there is a need to fill Mary Carpenter’s current .5 FTE Paraprofessional position.
I have met with Principal Marissa Meyer informing her of the current openings. We have decided that I will fill the One-Year Grade 2 Teacher and Cook/Food Service Agent positions. The math and reading positions are posted on Schoolspring.com and Marissa has access to this account.
The library carpet will be replaced prior to the end of this fiscal year. As library books and equipment are being boxed and removed for the new carpet installation, Eric will use this opportunity to conduct a complete inventory. Eric has designed a new layout for the placement of bookshelves and the children’s area. It will be exciting to see our new library with the start of the new school year. Additionally, the kitchen floor will be replaced prior to the closing of this fiscal year.
Jason Rowell is researching the cost of adding a new level of master keys for the main office, principal’s office, Learning Center, nurse’s office and the kitchen door.
The staff in-service days have been planned. On June 18th, Grades 5 and 6 teachers will begin their day at U-32 for grade alike meetings to analyze the end of the year math test results and to plan use of the data. Staff remaining at Calais will use the morning to pack up classroom materials. Transition meetings will be held in the afternoon for students on EST, 504 and IEP. The staff will meet on the morning of June 19th to generate the 2012-13 school year calendar and to review next year’s schedule. In the afternoon teacher will meet by unit level and begin planning curriculum for next year and plan the start of the new school year. The work that is started on Tuesday will continue on Wednesday.
- Aug 22nd Flex day
- Aug 23rd WCSU day at U-32
- Aug 24th Calais in-service
- Aug. 27th Calais in-service
- Aug. 28th First student day