In partnership with the Cobb County Public Library System, CCSD Library Media will be sunsetting Biblionasium this summer and moving to Beanstack in the fall as its reading challenge platform. Students will have access to their Biblionasium accounts through June 26th. Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker will recognize participants in the Durham Library’s March Madness and Beyond Reading Challenge at yearbook distribution, so finish logging those minutes now. (If you have logged your reading minutes but will not be at yearbook distribution, later recognition arrangements will be made.) Summer Reading Adventure 2020 will be led by the Cobb Public Library System throughout the summer, utilizing Beanstack, and then the Durham Library Learning Commons will continue that momentum in the fall. Further details are posted on the Library Learning Commons blog. Keep reading, Wildcats!
Dear Durham Families,
I know there are several questions that many of you may have considering some recent changes. I am going to try to answer them as succinctly as possible. Below are some of the FAQs that I have received over the past week.
Grades and Online work
Bottom line: Your child cannot fail Q4. If they stop working right now, the lowest grade they can receive is the grade they earned in Q3. I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to keep your child in learning mode. Four months out of school will have a negative effect on their academic retention to start the next academic year.
Access to the Building
I hope that these FAQs have been helpful. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions you may have.
Executive Committee Meeting
March 5, 2020
The meeting is called to order by President Jessica Mirth at 6:37 p.m. Kelly Vandegriff is present to take minutes. Quorum is determined as present.
Approval to file minutes: The minutes from the last general meeting on 8/15/2019 are posted outside the front office. They have been reviewed and read by the Executive Committee and the following PTSA members: Dr. Bristow and Nicole Eddings. There have been no noted changes or corrections; therefore, President Jessica M proposed to dispense reading the minutes aloud and vote to file them for audit. Executive Committee member Shelley Mazur made the motion to file. Motion passed.
Treasurer Report: Carrie Fountain posted the financial report outside the front office door. Highlights are as follows:
TOTAL REVENUE = $65,733.39
TOTAL EXPENSES= $63,909.51
NET REVENUE = $ 1,823.88
CASH ON HAND = $33,869.81
Jessica M explained that we funded $13,000 in classroom grants, staff appreciation week, and the 6th grade dance. We are still funding grade level dances, honor roll celebration, fun Fridays, PBIS program, and student agendas.
Nominating Committee: At our next General meeting we will be voting on officers for the 2020-2021 school year. Jessica M asked if there are any volunteers or nominations from the floor willing to serve on the nominating committee. No one responded. Jessica M, in an effort to ensure representation from all feeder schools, proposed that Dr. Bristow, Kali Besse, Nicole Eddings, Meghan Kluse, Jennifer Lewis, and Dawn Pendley serve as the nominating committee members. No questions or discussions; Jessica M declared the nominations closed and proceeded with a voice vote for nomination committee. The “ayes” have it, and Jessica M appointed Jennifer Lewis as the temporary chair of the committee until the committee meets and elects its own chair.
There was no further business. Meeting adjourned at 6:42 p.m. by Jessica M.
Kelly Vandegriff, Secretary
Students, while schools are closed please continue to practice social distancing (that includes play dates…) and with the amount of cases we have in the area, everyone should be self-monitoring for symptoms.
These links from the CDC have excellent information & advice: