•  Morningside Elementary

    2021-2022 GO Team Information

    All GO Team meetings will be live streamed: 

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzO0uNPOXwsUzSD7cVghFaw/live

     

    Please scroll down the page for:

    Any Meeting Notices

    GO Team Members

    Meeting Schedule

    Public Comment Format

    Meeting Documents

    Morningside GO Team Norms

    Strategic Plan

    Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

     

GO Team Agenda

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  • GO Team Members

    Name

    Officer

    Role

    Email Address

     Audrey Sofianos

     

    Principal

    audrey.sofianos@atlanta.k12.ga.us 

     Lisa Olmsted

    Vice Chair

    Cluster Advisory Team Rep

    Parent/Guardian

     lolmsted@hotmail.com

     Shannon Thibodeau

    Chair, Family Engagement Advisory Committee

    Parent/Guardian

     sc.thib@gmail.com 

     Victor Kucek

     

    Parent/Guardian

      vkucek@gmail.com

     Lynn Slater

     

    Instructional Staff

     Lynn.Slater@atlanta.k12.ga.us

     Stephanie Felton

     

    Instructional Staff

     Stephanie.felton@apsk12.org

     Wendy Westwood 

    Secretary

    Instructional Staff

     gwestwood@atlanta.k12.ga.us

     Barbara Crum 

     

    Community Member

     Barbara.Crum@perkinswill.com

    Emre Memecan

     

    Community Member

      emre.memecan@outlook.com

     Aisha Stith

     

    Swing Seat

      aishastith1@gmail.com

     

    Meeting Schedule

    Date

    Location

    Time

    Time Allotted for Public Comment

    (Yes or No)

     9/14/21

    Virtual / Zoom 

    YouTube Live Stream (Link below)

     6:00 p.m.

    No 

     10/19/21

     Virtual / Zoom 

    YouTube Live Stream (Link below)

     5:00 p.m.

     Yes

     10/28/21

    In Person / Zoom (Go Team Members) / YouTube Live Stream for Community (Link below)

     3:15 p.m.

    Work Session 

    No Public Comment

     11/10/21

    Virtual / Zoom 

    YouTube Live Stream (Link below)

      5:00 p.m.

     Yes

     11/29/21

    Virtual / Zoom 

    YouTube Live Stream (Link below)

      4:30 p.m.  

    Work Session 

    No Public Comment

     12/8/21

     Virtual / Zoom 

    YouTube Live Stream (Link below)

      5:00 p.m.

     Yes

     1/12/22

    Virtual / Zoom

    YouTube Live Stream link below

      3:15 p.m.

    Work Session

    No Public Comment

     1/26/22

    In Person - Inman Media Center

    Community Welcome 

    YouTube Live Stream link below

     5:00 p.m. 

     Yes

     2/9/22

    In Person - Inman Media Center

    Community Welcome

    YouTube Live Stream link below

      5:00 p.m.

     Yes

     3/9/22

    In Person - Inman Media Center

    Community Welcome

    YouTube Live Stream link below

      5:00 p.m.  Yes

     

    Live Strem and Recorded Meetings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzO0uNPOXwsUzSD7cVghFaw/live

     

    Midtown Cluster Advisory Meeting Schedule: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/62832 

     

    Meeting Documents

     

     

    Meeting Date

    Agenda

    Meeting Summary or Draft Minutes

    Meeting Minutes

    Documents Presented at Meeting

    Link to Meeting Recording

    5/11/21    

    5.11.21 Meeting Minutes Approved

     

    See Go Team Archive Page > 2020-2021   See Go Team Archive Page > 2020-2021
     9/14/21 Agenda 1  Meeting Summary 1

    9.14.21 Meeting Minutes Approved

     

     Principals Report - Data, Sept 2021  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cdo4nR20DQ
     10/19/21 Agenda 2 Meeting Summary 2  10.19.21 Meeting Minutes Approved 

     Principal's Report - Data Review Oct. 2021

    Principal's Report - Leveling Information

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMnn8GH2wio&t=2755s
     10/28/21 Agenda 3  Work Session Summary  WORK SESSION

     DRAFT MES Strategic Plan

     MAP Data

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Is8NKU7sFs
     11/10/21 Agenda 4   Meeting Summary 3

     

    11.10.21 Meeting Minutes Approved

     

     BESS Information (MES Web Site)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kui_yfJpajI&t=877s
     11/29/21  Agenda 5   Work Session Summary  WORK SESSION  MAPData11-29-21  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhKTFcfEVLw
     12/8/21 Agenda 6   Meeting Summary  

     ACES Review (Data)

    StrategicPlanWorkingDraftDec2021

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3IJs7C5uGU
     1/12/22 Agenda 7 Meeting Summary WORK SESSION    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsi0rWQSms
               

     

    MES Go Team Meeting Norms

    At each GO Team Meeting, only members of the team may participate in the discussion.  Any members of the public present are here to quietly observe.

    We will be fully present.

    We will follow the agenda as noticed to the public and stay on task.

    We will be respectful of each other at all times.We will be open-minded.

    We invite and welcome contributions of every member and listen to each other.

    We will respect all ideas and assume good intentions.

    We will approach differences of opinion with curiosity.

    Public Comment Format 

    ALL GO TEAM MEETINGS ARE OPEN FOR PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AND COMMENT UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INDICATED OTHERWISE IN THE AGENDA. Pursuant to GO Team rules, opportunities for public comment shall be provided at least four (4) times in a school/fiscal year and noted on the meeting agenda.  Public comment opportunities are available for GO Teams to hear from interested members of the community. GO Team members will not provide responses or engage in direct conversation during meetings. Each GO Team may determine a consistent method for receiving public comments and for parents and other citizens to sign up to address the team, provided that the team offer at least 20 minutes of time to the public to make comments, when available, and that the public receive at least 2 business days’ notice of the protocol for signing up to speak. 

    The Morningside Elementary School (“MES”) GO Team hereby provides notice of its Public Comment protocol to the MES Community. The MES GO Team welcomes and encourages citizens to attend its meetings to become better acquainted with the programs of MES and the role of the GO Team. Unless otherwise provided by law, the GO Team meetings are open to the public. Citizens are welcome to attend the meetings but must refrain from interrupting or distracting the GO Team proceedings. For those people wishing to provide comment, designated time periods for public comment are identified on each agenda. Public comment is planned as an official agenda item of every regular meeting of the Morningside GO Team.  Please refer to each published agenda to confirm the time periods, but it is anticipated that there will be two 10-minute time periods during each meeting for the public to offer comment. The first period is scheduled for the first ten minutes of the meeting and the second period is scheduled for the final 10 minutes of the meeting.

    For in-person meetings, a sign-up sheet will be available at the door and must be used by any person who wishes to speak during the public comment period.

    For virtual meetings, please sign up no later than 30 minutes prior to the meeting start by clicking on this link https://forms.gle/874mUQLsoAT7fHri8                            

    Each member of the public will have two (2) minutes to speak. At the close of the two (2) minute period, the speaker will be asked to take their seat so that others identified on the sign-in sheet can be provided with an opportunity to speak. The public comment period is designed to gain input from the public. It is not for immediate responses by the GO Team to the public comment presented. At the end of each public comment period, the period will be closed and the GO Team will move on to the next agenda item. If there are questions or information that you have for the GO Team, you may also contact one or more of the GO Team members before or after the meetings.

    NOTE: Not all Go Team members are on social media.  Discussions on social media cannot be considered for Go Team comment.  Please contact the Go Team chair or representatives on the Go Team if you have an item that you would like to send to the Go Team for discussion.  Contact information for every member is listed above.

     

    MES Strategic Plan

     

    Morningside Elementary Strategic Plan

     

    Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

    Committee Name

    Date

    Location

    Time

    Agenda

     Family Engagement Advisory Committee

    10/14/21

    Zoom

     7:00 pm 

     Meeting Summary Slides

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For information about GO Teams and GO Team resources, please visit the District GO Team website by clicking on the image below.

     GO Team Logo

  • Parent & Family Engagement Conference

    November is Parent and Family Engagement Month. It’s time to Level Up our engagement. Join the Office of Family Engagement for the 3rd Annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference Nov. 15-18.  

    View the workshops and find registration links here: https://bit.ly/3C0H1v8

    Monday, November 15

    • Taking it to the Next Level: Mental Health and Parenting 2.0 (Recording)
    • Making Holiday Game Night Magical for the Whole Family (Recording)

    Tuesday, November 16

    • Mission Impossible? Comfort Through Loss (Recording)
    • Keeing your MIND In the Game: Mindful Moments and Self Care with SEL (Recording)

    Wednesday, November 17

    • Are You Smarter Than Your Techy Child? Navigating Parent and Student Apps
    • Desdi mi rancho a su casa 2.0 / From My Hometown to Yours 2.0

    Thursday, November 18

    • MARVELous Child: Identifying Your Student's Super Power
    • Pac MAN: Conversations for MEN