The LSC continued to work on the CIWP (Continuous Improvement Work Plan) at the March meeting. If you would like to know what goes into the curriculum and the goals set for the students and faculty, come to next meeting and we will be reviewing the progress we have made on more of the current CIWP.
The Principal report during this meeting brought the news that 22 of our teachers are doing professional development. From attending the National Science Teacher Association Conference to Technology to Socratic Seminar and Art programs and the Teaching and Learning Conference in Washington, D.C., our teachers are very active in obtaining additional training for the benefit of all our children. The Principal Digest is a great resource for finding out more about the current events and opportunities available for students at Lincoln.
As most of you know, CPS instituted the PARCC standardized testing this year, with little notice. Principal Armendariz reported on the schedule of the testing and how it was going to be administered for Lincoln. The test this year has no direct effect on school funding, however, if CPS failed to administer the test, the State had stated it would withhold funding to CPS overall. The PARCC exam is NOT utilized for high school enrollment or IG. PARCC will also not be used for SQRP (School Quality Rating).
The Annex and improvements to the current facility continue to run on schedule to be completed July 29, 2015, and be ready to greet the students next fall.
The LSC is embarking on the Annual Principal Review.
Lastly, I will let you all know that while we enjoy one of the highest percentage parent volunteer rates, there is always room for more volunteers. We will continue to need more and more parents involved as we grow. Come to an LSC meeting and see where you can fit into your child’s educational future, whether you help the PTA, FOL, EFAC, ALESMA, the Auction, or the LSC (more acronyms you should know!), you can make a difference.
The next meeting of the LSC is set for Thursday, April 1, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the library.