Meeting Minutes October 2016

Mission Statement:

St. Mary School provides an authentic Catholic education. This education allows students to be life-long learners with an understanding of the call to service.


St. Mary’s Catholic School Board


October 4, 2016

Opening - School Board Prayer

Welcome of New and Returning Members

Present:  Mrs. Sandor, Father Daniel, Jill Dunkel, Annette Roesener, Brian Myers, Carrie Rupley, Laura Fortman, Kim Hesher, Sara Lake, Tina Gienger, Tracy Strater, Chad Helmkamp

Absent:  Angie Jansen, Brad Taggart, Melissa Cass

Old / Ongoing Business:

1.     School Calendar

§  Yaritza Brinker voiced her concerns on the current school calendar.

Approval of minutes from previous meeting

Committee Reports:

1. Finance & Development- Brian Myers (Chairman) – Written report Given

2. Catholic Identity- Jill Dunkel (Chairman) - Update from spring/summer

o   Committee to meet after tonight’s meeting.

o   Light of LearningAward Committee will be Angie, Melissa, Carrie, Kim and Annette.

3. Enrollment & Marketing- (Annette Roesener (Chairman)  

o   Some members of  Marketing Committee (and some faculty members and students) attended:

§  Chicken Dinner at Immaculate Conception in Ege.

§  Chili Dinner at St Gasper’s in Rome City. The priests from those parishes were very happy to meet us and especially our principal, Mrs. Sandor. 

§  The Committee will be meeting to make a plan for the Kendallville Christmas Parade 12/03/16.

4. Principal Evaluation – Jill Dunkel

§  The evaluation happens in the Spring.

5. Strategic Planning- Brian Myers (Chairman) – Written Report Given

Old / Ongoing Business, Continued:

1.     Diocesan School Board Meeting – Oct 17.   Mrs. Sandor, Sara Lake and Tracy Strater will be attending this.

2.     Maintanance issues that have been addressed recently:

·       Lights and ballast throughout building repaired

·       AED installed

·       Bushes were ripped out and landscape trimmed

·       Filters in water fountain were fixed

HASA Report

·       10-21-16Trunk or Treat

·       11-05-16 Trivia Night

·        Working on having a Bingo Night.  More info to come on this.

School Administrators Report

·       Report given

Pastor’s Report

·       The spiritual life of our parish is what matters

·       Grandparent’s Mass will be in two weeks.

·       For “Allergy Awareness,” – no treats will be given out…for the safety of the kids.

Other Business

·       Still need to get a group together to do grant writing.

Parish Council: Jill attended.  They discussed:

·       Three are attending RCIA

·       Painting the inside of the Church

·       We’ve had lots of weddings and baptisms recently.

·       Next council meeting will be 10/18/16 and Melissa Cass volunteered to go.

Adjournment with a prayer

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.

Annual School Goal:

"Above all clothe yourself with LOVE, which binds everything together in perfect harmony."  Colossians 3:14