School Site Council PTA meeting The Greenbrook School School Site Council is a group of teachers, parents and community members entrusted with the task of academic goal setting. This school based management group gives the entire school community a voice in making important decisions which directly affect the quality of education in our school. The School Site Council acts as a liaison between parents, teachers, administrators and Board of Education members. It consists of six parents, five teachers and two school administrators. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. Some projects which have been developed by the Council are Author's Night, K-2 Bedtime Story Hour, and Math, Science, and Technology Night.

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Heather DeLollis-Fitzgerald


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November 16, 2004 ATTENDANCE: Leah Carson, Thea Dahlberg, Barbara Derer, Monica Gallagher, Myra Gildenberg, Ellen Gordon, Pat Holliday, JoAnn Hussey, Julie Johnson, Tara Nachman, Shari Rothstein, Ann Sisko, Joanne Trautwein, Anna Tupe, Padma Vallanki, Judy Walters

Principalís Report ñ Pat Holliday

Board of Education Report ñ Anna Tupe

Mother/Daughter Book Club ñ Ann Sisko/Judy Walters
The first meeting was a phenomenal experience and the response from both the mothers and daughters was overwhelming. The group worked with Vasilisa ñ a Russian folktale and then had a sharing of thoughts and ideas. We had a nice closing activity. The next meeting is 12/6/04. The book selection is a non-Disney version of Beauty and the Beast. There are several versions to choose from. Book selections in the future will come from the groupís suggestions.

Operation Bookworm TV segment ñ Ellen Gordon
CN8 told us it would be a feature segment and it was actually 1 minute 45 seconds. The segment captured the students and some moms. The segment was done because Operation Bookworm was the recipient of a NJ Reads grant from Verizon.

Writing Workshop for Parents ñ Ellen Gordon/Julie Johnson
The 4th and 5th grade workshop is tentatively scheduled for January 19, 2005 and will be led by Julie Johnson and Leslie Sheinvar. We are currently working on scheduling a 2nd and 3rd grade workshop and a Words Their Way workshop ñ most likely the two workshops will be combined.

How School is Different Today ñ Tara Nachman/Judy Walters
A subcommittee is forming to discuss the details of this program. Usha Chatty had spoke at a previous SSC meeting about the Indian culture and our conversation grew to include all cultures and generational gap differences. We are looking to do a fun, low-key program in an informal way. The program should create an opportunity to share how Greenbrook teachers teach and why these ways have been proven effective. Must be a give and take program. May bring a piece of this into the Kindergarten orientation and perhaps a new family orientation program. Thea Dahlberg, Joanne Trautwein, Tara Nachman, and Shari Rothstein offered to attend a subcommittee meeting in December.

School Literacy Journal ñ Padma Vellanki
There is a flyer that will go out this Friday, once some minor changes have been made. The topic for the first journal is Kindness.

Mad Science ñ Judy Walters
It was recommended to take a break from Mad Science and not offer it again this year. Many problems have occurred this year the main one being a space issue. All agreed.

Math Night ñ Padma Vellanki
No progress to report. Still looking for committee members and a staff liaison.

Nonfiction Book Club for Parents ñ Tara Nachman
In progress -- several people are in the process of reading and selecting a book.

ï Pat discussed that the construction is on target for a completion of September 2005. The project manager is onsite and continues to monitor the project. There are financial ramifications for not finishing on time as well as bonuses if the contractor DOES finish on time.
ï There was a discussion regarding redistricting for the 2005-2006 school year. With the expansion, Greenbrookís capacity will grow from 450 to 667 students. Additionally, Indian Fields and Brooks Crossing are currently overcrowded. Cambridge School will be losing 6 classrooms temporarily for the 2005-2006 school year. There will not be a community committee involved in redistricting. There is a new demographer that will make recommendations.


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