Mother-Son Game Night JK-6 Grade

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Mother (or special role model) - Son Game Night

At the Northeast Iowa Wellness & Recreation Center Community Room
FRIDAY, MAY 3 6:00 - 7:30

$20 Per Mother-Son Pair
$25 Per Family with multiple sons
Sponsors are Available Upon Request (Call Elementary School Office)
Pay at the Door on May 3, please do NOT send money with permission form

PRICE INCLUDES: MUSIC, GAMES, PRIZES, REFRESHMENTS, & SOUVENIR PHOTO

Sponsored by PEPTO, Proceeds go to support the new playground

Noche de Juego Madre - Hijo

En el Centro Northeast Iowa Wellness & Recreation
VIERNES 3 DE MAYO 6:00 - 7:30

$20 Por Madre - Hijo Par
$25 Por familia con varios hijos
esponsores disponibles
Pague en la puerta el 3 de mayo, NO envíe dinero con el formulario de permiso

EL PRECIO INCLUYE: MÚSICA, JUEGOS, PREMIOS, REFRESCOS Y FOTO DE RECUERDO

Patrocinado por PEPTO Los ingresos van a apoyar el nuevo parque de recreo

Board Meeting Minutes For April 8, 2019

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Postville Board of Education Meeting
Regular Scheduled Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
Room 102
April 8, 2019

President Cox called the regular meeting of the Postville Board of Education to order at 6:30 PM, on Monday, March 11, 2019, with the following members present: Tony Gericke, JoAnn Jacobs, Staci Malcom, and Jamie Smith.

President Cox welcomed the visitors.

Motion by Malcom, second by Smith, to approve the agenda, with the addition of a second list of invoices, Brad Rose as a hire, Amanda Rude as a transfer, and the TLC Program for 2019-2020. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the consent agenda. Carried unanimously.

  1. Approve March 11, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.
  2. Approve the monthly invoices (reviewed by Jeff Cox) and financial reports.
  3. Approve the hiring of Kirsten Richardson/Summer School Teacher, Ashley Cioccio/Summer School Teacher, Tonya Vagts/Summer School Teacher, Marissa West/Summer School Teacher, Jenny Fangman/Summer School Teacher, Jessie Koester/Summer School Teacher (until June 14, 2019), Jennifer Benda/Summer School Assistant, Jesania Vargas/Summer School Assistant, Jaqueline Lopez/Summer School Assistant, April McQuade/Summer School Assistant, Joanna Smith/Summer School Assistant, Elizabeth Perez/Summer School Assistant, Yaneth Rafael/Summer School Assistant, Mandi Sebastian/Summer School Assistant, Stephanie Burroughs/Summer School Assistant (after regular secretarial contract is complete), Morgan Taake/Summer School Coordinator, Laurie Smith/Summer School Food Service, Deb Schultz/Summer School Food Service, and Chris Trone/Summer School Food Service, Brad Rose/Drivers Ed.
  4. Approve the resignations of Cornal Baker/Custodian; Betsy Shea/High School Drama Director and Junior Class Sponsor.
  5. Approve the transfers of Morgan Taake/K-8 TAG/Computer Science Grant, Dara Knudtson/9-12 TAG from .64 to .94 FTE, and Amanda Rude/4th Grade.
  6. Acceptance of donations. ($21.00 West Post Project Club for Kids’ Needs).
  7. Approve the continuation of mowing/trimming services with A&S Lawn Care for the 2019 mowing season.
  8. Approve a senior trip to the Twin Cities on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 through Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Mr. Dugger shared the PPEL Vote was approved with a 74% approval rate (159 yes votes, 57 no votes), which extends the Voted PPEL tax to 2033.

Mrs. Schutte shared information on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Action Plan. Tonight, STEAM night is being held for children and parents. Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for April 26, 2019.

Mr. Knudtson presented a quick look at ESSA and PD in the secondary building.

Learning and Leadership information was incorporated into the principal reports regarding ESSA.

Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to accept the FY18 Audit. Carried unanimously.

President Cox opened the 2019-2020 Budget Hearing at 6:52 PM. The hearing was closed at 6:57 PM.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the 2019-2020 Budget, with a tax rate of $13.069. Carried unanimously.

Motion by Smith, second by Jacobs, to approve the first reading of the following board policy. Carried unanimously.
a. 506.1 Education Records Access

Motion by Malcom, second by Gericke, to approve the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Program Staffing for the 2019-2020 School Year. Carried unanimously.
Elementary Professional Learning Community Team Leaders - Additional Time Stipend $1,000
Lisa Acevedo, Denise Imoehl, Ashley Morarend, Brooke Rooney, LaRae Schutte, Stephanie Spain, Katie Vorwald

Jr/Sr High Building Leadership Team - Additional Time Stipend $1,000
Anne Friederich, Aleya Grimes, Kayla Rupard, Susie Schlein, DeAnn Lenth, Susie Mueller, Scott Zierath

Model Teachers - Additional Time Stipend $2,500
Jennifer Harman, RJ Olsen

Instructional Coaches
Mary Guese Additional Time Stipend $6,250
Sara Kellogg Additional Time Stipend $7,500
Joy Minikwu Additional Time Stipend $6,250
Danielle Rose Additional Time Stipend $7,500
Lindsay Salinas Additional Time Stipend $7,500

Items for May Board Meeting

  • Budget Amendment Hearing
  • Graduation List
  • Cooperative swimming agreement with Decorah
  • Renew Human Resource Sharing Agreement with MFL MM
  • Renew the Elementary Guidance Sharing Agreement with MFL MM
  • Renew the Transportation Director Sharing Agreement with MFL MM
  • Update on Playground Project

The May Board Meeting for the Postville Board of Education will be held on May 13, 2019, at 6:30 P.M, at the Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby.

Motion by Smith, second by Gericke, to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 P.M. Carried unanimously.

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Jeff Cox, President Melissa Fettkether, Secretary

April 8, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

Postville Community School District
Board of Education Agenda
Room 102 Postville High School
Monday, April 8, 2019
6:30 P.M.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome Visitors
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Items to be Removed From the Consent Agenda
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. March 11, 2019, Regular Meeting Minutes
    2. Monthly Bills and Monthly Financial Reports
    3. Hires
    4. Resignations
    5. Transfers  
    6. Acceptance of Donations/Gifts to the District
    7. Continuation of the Lawn Mowing Contract – A & S Lawn Care
    8. Senior Trip – Twin Cities – Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  6. Reports
    1. Superintendent
    2. Principals
    3. Director of School Improvement
  7. Learning and Leadership
    1. Every Student Succeeds Act Action Steps
  8. FY18 Audit
  9. 2019-2020 Budget Hearing
  10. 2019-2020 Budget
  11. First Reading of Board Policies
    1. 506.1 Education Records Access
  12. Items for the May Board Meeting
    1. Budget Amendment Hearing
    2. Graduation List
    3. Cooperative swimming agreement with Decorah
    4. Renew the Human Resource Sharing Agreement with Allamakee CSD
    5. Renew the Elementary Guidance Sharing Agreement with MFL MM
    6. Renew the Transportation Director Sharing Agreement with MFL MM
  13. Adjournment

 

Next Board Meeting: Monday, May 13, 2019, at 6:30 P.M.

Postville Fine Arts Center Lobby

Please Help By Volunteering to Work At Our Home Track Meets

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To All Track Parents & Fans

Home track meets take at least 20 workers for the meet to be well run.  Most people after they have done it once will tell you that is was an enjoyable experience.  Please consider helping out in several or all of the track meets.  It would be greatly appreciated.  This year we have scheduled the following home meets:

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Tuesday, April 2 – Lady Pirate Relays - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 4– Foster/Kiesau Relays - 4:30 pm

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Tuesday April 23– MS COED Invite - 4:00 pm

Any help you can give at any or all of these meets is needed and will be greatly appreciated.  We provide on the job training and always need more help for timing or field events, and in the press box.  You can get more information from one of the coaches, Shelby Varney, and Brad Rose. If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Teresa at school, 864-7651 ext 401. You may also email her at school: tberg@postville.k12.ia.us

Parent-Teacher Conferences (Grades K-12)

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences for students in grades K-6 is

  • Tuesday, March 26 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 28 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

If you have not already scheduled a time to meet with your child's teacher or will be unable to make your scheduled conference, please contact the school.

Parent-Teacher conferences is a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers and discuss their educational progress and ask any questions you may have.  You are encouraged to bring your child with you.  Having them participate in the conference and sharing their thoughts about their academic performance can help both your child and the teacher create better learning opportunities.

You may also update parent email addresses and phone numbers at the office to open more opportunities for communication. Updating your phone numbers will also allow you to receive important messages from the school, including weather delays and cancellations.

Grades 7-12 Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences for grades 7-12 is on

  • Thursday, March 28 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

You may come at any time convenient for you during these hours.  If you are unable to make arrangements to be here but want to visit with teachers please take the time and call them directly or email them to set up a time.  Take this opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers and discuss their educational progress and ask any questions you may have.  You are encouraged to bring your child with you.  Having them participate in the conference and sharing their thoughts about their academic performance can help both your child and the teacher create better learning opportunities.

Staff can also help students and parents access their grades online and understand how to use Planbook.com to see lesson plans for you child's classes. You may also update parent email addresses and phone numbers at the office to open more opportunities for communication.

Updating your phone numbers will also allow you to receive important messages from the school, including weather delays and cancellations.

Click on the image below to view information on absentee voting for the PPEL election during conferences

Click on the image below to view information on the book fair being held during conferences

Voters in the PPEL election will have two opportunities to absentee vote at the Postville School during parent-teacher conferences

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April 2, 2019 Postville voters will decide on renewing the Physical Pland and Equipment Levy.

The Allamakee Auditor's Office will be hosting 2 satellite absentee voting opportunities at the school next week. The first session will be Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 3:00-8:00 at the Cora B. Darling front entrance. The second session will be Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 3:00-8:00 at the Cora B. Darling front entrance. The satellite voting coincides with our parent/teacher conferences.

For more information on this election:

  • View the video on this page created by Postville's superintendent, Tim Dugger
  • View this article with information on the vote