Alpine CC Board Minutes
6:00 pm Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at ACC
Present: Dorothy Brinckerhoff, Joyce Long, Dena Elliott, Roger Irvin, Kristen Norris, John Scott
Absent: Rachelle Payne
1. Discuss & approve minutes of the previous meeting
2. Review board email votes since last meeting
3. Prioritize Agenda
4. Financial Report
The board reviewed and accepted the financial reports for November.
This year’s Holiday Festival had attendance and income down by about 10% (from an average of previous years). In their follow-up meeting, the team discussed possibly moving it to the high school commons, hoping for more drive-by traffic from Hwy 99W. No change has been committed.
We have received a donation from Starker Forests (as we have in many previous years), despite it getting mailed to our old address on Alpine Road.
The preschool parents’ poinsettia fundraiser raised a respectable net income this year, comparable to previous years.
5. Preschool Report
Kristen reported that the preschool christmas program went well.
One littles student had to drop out due to parent scheduling issues. There is one student in the bigs who needs to move to the littles. We have a new student enrolled.
One family has applied for Tuition Assistance. The board approved the application to subsidize that student’s tuition.
Last day of preschool is the 19th, school resumes on January 3rd. Our co-teacher Shelia has had a medical issue, and we have a parent filling in for her. Last year’s assistant Claudia has offered to come in as a volunteer.
There have been no more disappearances of items from around the center this month.
6. Lessons learned from participation in Monroe Light Parade crafts event
The cookie frosting crafts table at the Library before the Monroe light parade went well. If we do this craft again in the future, we want to find a better way to dish out a small store of frosting, decorations, and tools to each child individually. Doing this could structurally reduce the opportunities for children to spread their microorganisms to the common supply.
7. Merged calendar participation with City of Monroe
Joyce reported no response from Steve (the city contractor) this month on this project.
8. Recycling Center abuse
Joyce reported no progress on configuring the video recorder to the network.
9. 2012/2014 Trust Mgmt Grant Implementation
Dorothy reported no progress on the final report to Trust Mgmt
10. New Business
Joyce reported that at a Ford Family Foundation CAT reunion in early November, she talked with a peer from Pendleton about ways to connect with the Latino families. He suggested to gather an exploratory/listening meeting (such as to cook lunch together) with the few Latinas that we are connected with (Shirley, Claudia, etc), to brainstorm/listen about what they think could work better for the Latino families. AGENDA for next month.
11. Proposed agenda for January
Convening a listening meeting for Latinx parents/grandparents in Monroe
Planning for June’s Celebrate Alpine event
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