Meeting Notes

Next Meeting Coming Up Wednesday, Jan. 6

The next CHIME Community Association meeting will be held at 7pm in the auditorium.

Here’s the agenda:

  • Welcome by Kara Perdenza and Diana Chulak
  • Administrative Update
  • Family Fun Nighs update
  • Friends of CHIME update
  • Walk-n-Roll-a-thon update
  • Spring carnival update
  • Open forum

Next meeting date: Wednesday February 3 2016 8:30am at the lunch tables. Questions or comments, please contact kperdenza@gmail.com or ds.chulak1022@gmail.com.

Notes from 9-2-15 Meeting

At the September 2, 2015 meeting of the CHIME Charter Community Association, committee heads gave fundraising updates, and director Erin Studer gave an administrative update. Some highlights:

  • Kara Perdenza, CCA co-president, announced that future meetings will be scheduled in the evenings and mornings, on an alternating schedule.
  • Dr. Studer announced that updates to the auditorium have been completed.  New smart boards have been installed in all rooms and the school now has two new science labs, which will allow STEM electives in the middle school.
  • Dr. Studer let us know the Legacy Wall and Tile Campaign is ongoing. Also, a donation has been received by a family to name the library. Other donation opportunities are available (Rooms, Buildings, High School, etc.
  • Work on the High School continues—the Charter is in the final stages and work continues on plans for the Collins Street site. Current plan is to open the High School in the 2016-17 school year at a temporary site.
  • There is a planned Beautification day on October 10th, from 9am to 2pm, with other days to be planned later in the year.
  • Spirit Wear Chairperson Erfan Marks indicated $2,600 in Spirit Wear has been sold this year. Items with the new logo include the water bottle, coffee mug, shirts, and a beanie.
  • Family Fun Night Chairperson Lanette Hacker noted the next opportunity is September 22nd, at California Pizza Kitchen. The committee is exploring new options including Skateland, Glowzone, Lyfe Kitchen, Chili’s, BJ’s, and others.
  • CCA Positions still open are Walk-n-Roll-a-Thon, Banner, Carnival and others. Jennifer Currier volunteered to take on the Carnival Chair, but will need assistance with Co-Chair opportunities, including Food, Games and others. If you are interested in volunteering for a CCA position, please contact Kara Perdenza or Diana Chulak.
  • Allocation of carryover funds of $13,400 were proposed and approved by vote: $500 for a CCA Legacy Wall donation; $3,000 to purchase and install shading for lunch areas; $6,000 to purchase a new Pizza/Nugget shed; $3,900 to be added toward the Beautification Committee budget.
  • Issues with the new lunch/recess process were addressed.
  • The no sweets policy and its contradiction with the grade level bake sales, which include a large number of high sugar offerings, was addressed.
  • A question was raised if CHIME has a parent directory or referral program. Dr. Studer said they are working on a website with an opt-in program for parents who wish to participate and that this was intended to use as a carpooling directory—but they can explore adding businesses.
  • Dr. Studer indicated they are still looking for an Adaptive PE teacher for the middle school but not Elementary, as the Elementary has never had a PE teacher.

Read the complete meeting minutes here.

CHIME Community Association Meeting Minutes

Notes from 4-15-15 Meeting

At the April 15, 2015 meeting of the CHIME Charter Community Association, committee heads gave fundraising updates, and grades 6-8 principal Kathy Jamison gave an administrative update. Some highlights:

  • A status report was given on the new buildings under construction.
  • Dan Griffiths gave an update on the nominating committee for next year’s board. We are seeking representation from each grade level. Please contact Paula Russell pr915@sbcglobal.net with nominations or suggestions.
  • There was a discussion of changes that will be made to the annual Carnival this year. We need 500 volunteers and if we don’t get that many we may need to cut the time of the event down. Financially, this year will be very tough for a number of reasons.
  • Carnival volunteering signups will be done by time, not by booth or by classroom. Sign up to volunteer here.

Read the complete meeting minutes here.

Notes from 3-15-15 Meeting

At the March 15, 2015 meeting of the CHIME Charter Community Association, committee heads gave fundraising updates, and grades 6-8 principal Kathy Jamison gave an administrative update. Some highlights:

  • Report on middle school participation in State science fair
  • Announcement that there will be Spring break camp at CHIME
  • Reports on upcoming field trips in many grades
  • Walk n Roll-athon made $21,500. Discussion of why the participation in the event was lower than usual.
  • Explanation of funding for music program
  • Update on planning for this year’s carnival and auction. All hands are needed for this event to be a success.
  • Broad discussion on how to get parents on campus and  connected with community

Read the complete meeting minutes here.

Notes from 1-21-15 Meeting

At the January 2015 meeting of the CHIME Charter Community Association, committee heads gave fundraising updates, and school director Erin Studer gave an administrative update. Some highlights:

  • Update on progress of CHIME high school with report on two open community meetings on campus proposal
  • Update on success of middle school dance
  • Discussion of upcoming CHIMEapaloosa Fundraiser
  • Discussion on furnishings for new middle school buildings
  • Reminder was made that Unified Theatre has begun preparations for its first student-led production

Read the complete meeting minutes here and financial report here.

Notes from 10-23-14 Meeting

At the November meeting of the CHIME Charter Community Association, committee heads gave fundraising updates, and Dr. Studer gave an administrative update. Some highlights: the kindergarten yard will be repaved; construction of the new middle school is only about a week behind schedule; new classroom furnishings are being considered; and CHIME is partnering with United Theatre to create a student-led theater that will begin in the Spring for grades 5 and up. There are a few volunteer positions still open. Read the complete meeting minutes here.

Notes from 9-24-14 Meeting

At the last meeting a number of fundraising reports were given, and Mr. Studer made an administration report. He discussed Common Core changes to curriculum, teacher professional development training, and the anti-bullying campaign at CHIME. There are a few open volunteer positions still open, most importantly the Carnival Co-Chair positions.

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A Thank You from an Art Teacher

The following was read by one of the CHIME art teachers at the last CHIME Community Association meeting:

Dear Community Association Parents,

Please accept my wholehearted thanks! For what? you may be asking.

I recently attended a weekend conference for art teachers (California Art Education Association) in Idyllwild. It was a lovely setting for art inspiration and collaboration with other art educators. I learned Continue reading