Board Meeting – March 20th 2019

Join the Board on 3/20/19 for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the Pauling Hall Room 102 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

You can find the agenda HERE

Board Meeting – March 13th 2019

Join the Board on 3/13/19 at 8:00 pm for a board meeting.

This meeting will be held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building Room 233 from 8:00 – 9:00pm.

Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

 

You can find the agenda HERE

Board Meeting – Feb 12th 2019

Join the Board on 2/12/19 for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building Room 233 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

You can find the agenda HERE

Open House 2/9 canceled! We will post the rescheduled date as soon as possible.

SNOW DAY!!! | Cancelations

Feb 5th 2019 – Snow Day – NO SCHOOL

Open House at Springwater this evening is canceled and rescheduled for February 25th @ 6:00 pm

Saturday Open House: February 9th 9:30 am

Enjoy the Snow!

Please Join us for Peace, Love, and Pancakes on February 8th! Volunteers needed.

February 8th: Peace, Love and Pancakes
Important reminder: Pack your child’s plate, mug, and utensils!
– Let your child’s teacher know if they want to get their hair cut for Children with Hair Loss (CWHL).
– We still have many volunteer slots to fill for PLP Day, including an Allergen-Free Pancake Guru.

 

Click here for volunteer sign ups

Board Meeting – Feb 7th 2019

Join the Board on 2/7/19  for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building Room 233 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

You can find the agenda HERE

Board Meeting – Jan 16th 2019

6:00pm-8:00pm
Held at Clackamas Community College, Oregon City OR 97045
Dejardin Hall Room 233

Agenda

Dine Out! California Pizza Kitchen

Fundraiser in support of: Springwater Environmental Sciences School December 8th ~ 15th, 2019.
Please bring the flyer to present to your server.

Board Meeting 4 December

Please join us for our Regular Board Meeting 6pm-8pm held at Clackamas Community College Dejardin Room 233. Agenda

Special Board Meeting – November 13th

Special Board Meeting scheduled for November 13th at 6:30pm at DeJardin Hall.

Please see attached agenda.

Results of SESS Community Survey

Take a moment to review the results from our community survey

SESS Community Survey Results

November 7th | Board Meeting Agenda

Join the Board on 11/7/18  for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

You can find the agenda HERE

Leadership survey results and Modeling Meeting

Leadership survey results and Modeling
Tuesday October 30th, 2018
@ CCC Degardin Building Room 233
6pm-9pm

Friday 10/19

Friday 10/19

Jogathon!

  • This is Springwater’s second-largest fundraiser for the year. Don’t forget to collect pledges from family, friends, and neighbors and bring pledge folders in on Friday!
  • Volunteers needed for Jog a thon and Book Fair!  
  • Running schedule

9:30am-10:00am K,1,2 graders

10:15am-11:00am 5th-8th graders

11:15am-11:45am 3rd-4th graders

  • Jogathon Attire

Dos

Running clothes

Running shoes

 

Optional and fun

Colorful hair and wigs

Tutus and capes

Wacky socks and shoes

White or light-colored shirts for Color Run!

Don’ts

Halloween costumes

Masks

Friday Field Study

Classes will be going out in the field after Jogathon (with the exception of Kindergarten). Some will be going out directly after the fundraiser and will eat lunch in the field, others will eat at school before heading out. Schedules vary by class, so check with your child’s teacher if you’d like to volunteer. All students will need field gear.

Field Study Schedule

10:30-12:45  Sarah, Lisa

11:00 – 2:00 Kassandra, Troy, Amanda,

1:00 – 2:30 Christina, Kathy, Kat

October 17th | Board Meeting Agenda

Join the Board on 10/17/18  for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

You can find the agenda here

Conference Sign Ups

Conference Sign up – Click Here

 

FFS Reminder and Invite

 

FFS Background Checks

If you plan to go out in the field on Friday Field Study, you must first pass a background check. Stop by or call the office by Wednesday to give April a chance to complete this before Friday.

Coffee talks

Starting at 8:15am on Field Studies Fridays, you are invited to grab a cup of coffee and join in an informal Q and A session with members of the Leadership team and Board.  Comments from the Suggestion Box will also be addressed.

Covered Area Update

Covered Area Update

We have had a busy summer here at Springwater. Unfortunately, that means we had to temporarily put our covered area on the back burner while we addressed staffing and major building repairs. Rest assured that we haven’t forgotten about all of the money that was so generously given during the auction paddle raise. We are moving forward with the project, and currently we are working with an architect to have blueprints drawn up. Please remember to have patience, and show grace as we move through this process; and know that we, as a board, are working very hard to keep everything on track…. including our covered area! Stay tuned for more information, as we will do our best to keep the community informed as we make progress. Thank you to everyone for being part of our community! Please email Mali (malig@springwaterschool.com) with any questions or concerns regarding the covered area and/or paddle raise.

Leadership model update and Leadership survey

Dear Springwater families,

We are so pleased to see our new and returning students settling into routines, connecting with new and old friends, and launching a wonderful year of educational and personal growth. Our teachers are off to a terrific start this year and are doing an amazing job forming relationships with their students and families and working with our leadership team in a productive and solution-focused manner. We are thrilled to see this excellent start to the school year!

The Board and Leadership Team would like to update you on a few topics with a focus on our progress on the development of our long-term Leadership Model.

We want to update you on our next steps and timeline for developing our long-term leadership model and answer a few questions that we heard on the temporary leadership model in place for this school year. We will start with some hearty “thank yous” to our community.

THANK YOUS!

We are proud of the impressive volunteerism we have already experienced from our community this year. We are grateful for all you give. Thank you for your support of our school!

We are encouraged by new lines of communication that we have seen begin to form in the past few weeks between staff, community, and the Board. We will continue to work hard on deepening those relationships. Thank you for your trust in building them.

We are excited about the input we received in our suggestion box. Parents and students alike gave us feedback and we appreciate hearing all perspective. Thank you and please continue the great input!

NEXT STEPS & TIMELINE FOR NEW LEADERSHIP MODEL

The Board and Leadership Team want to update our Springwater families on our work towards creating our new leadership model, including immediate next steps and long-term goals.

On August 30, 2018, the Board and Leadership Team met with a charter school expert from the Oregon School Board Association (OSBA) who we hired to help advise us on building a new leadership model for Springwater. Since that meeting, we created a community survey and a staff survey both distributed to respective community and staff to solicit input for our new leadership model.

In partnership with our OSBA consultant, we will analyze the input received from the community and staff surveys, extract themes from the analyzed input, and develop a strategic plan for creating a new leadership model that reflects the wants and needs of our Springwater families and staff.

Both the community survey and staff survey are currently being distributed. The community survey is posted on our website. We are also distributing the community survey in this email. If you have any trouble electronically accessing the community survey, we will have hard copies available at the school and at our Family Friday event tomorrow.

Please return your surveys to us by September 30th, 2018. At that time, we will close the input period and then meet with our OSBA consultant to begin the survey evaluation process.

All survey results are confidential – only our OSBA consultant will see the identity of the person who submitted them.

You will likely receive additional surveys this year as we progress in the development of our long-term Leadership Model.

The Board and Leadership team ask that all families do their best to provide us with their input. Our process will produce the best result when we hear everyone’s voice. Please participate in this survey and let us know if you need any support in doing so.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBS9YHK

QUESTIONS ANSWERED ON TEMPORARY LEADERSHIP MODEL

We heard from our community that some families are having trouble understanding (1) the correct member of our Leadership team to contact for various matters; and (2) the timeline of our temporary leadership model and when we estimate that we will have a long-term school leader in place.

Leadership team contacts. Please contact any one of the Leadership Team members (Heidi, Jen, or Katie) for any issue you feel needs support from a school leader. Our Leadership Team is highly committed to communicating well with each other. If one member of the Leadership Team is not at the school on a day you need to connect with someone, please find another Leadership Team member and introduce yourself to open the discussion about your needs. If you do not know the Leadership Team members, please ask April or Rebecca in the front office or any teacher for an introduction. Heidi, Jen, and Katie are all very approachable and are sharing responsibilities – please do not worry about contacting the “wrong” person; they are all the “right” person for you and will find answers and solutions in an efficient manner.

Timeline for new leadership model. As mentioned above, this month, we are currently working through the information gathering phase of developing our new Leadership model. October’s focus is analyzing that data, generating themes, and crafting a strategic plan. November and December’s focus is likely going to be a deep dive into considering the best leadership models for our Springwater community based on the community and staff input we receive and the expert advice from our OSBA consultant. Ideally, we will have a Leadership Model decided in December-January with interviewing for any new leadership positions beginning in the spring.

The entire process may take all school year or we may find our ideal new model and perfect candidate quickly. The above timeline is only an estimate and we are trying to give our community and staff as much transparency as possible without committing to hard deadlines because we want the right model with the right leader, which may take time to find. The only hard deadline we can promise at this time is that the process to develop the new Leadership Model and find our new school leader will be complete by the end of the school year. We appreciate your patience and grace as we progress through this process.

We always welcome questions about the process and will provide you with periodic updates like this one. You are welcome to join us for Board meetings and are invited to ask any Board member or Leadership Team member for an update. We will do our best to share information as soon as it can be shared.

As always, please contact any Board member or member of the Leadership Team with questions. Our next Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6pm at Clackamas Community College – please join us.

We hope to see everyone at Family Friday this week!

Very truly yours,

The Springwater Board* & Leadership Team**

* Genevieve Scheesley & Board Members: Devon Sommer, Mali Geister, Tina Marquez, Tory Blackwell, Chelsea Hamilton, Cinda Scott, Justin Bearden, & Holly Johnston

** Heidi Blackwell, Jen Wozniak, & Katie Rasouli