•  2020-2021 Morningside Elementary GO Team Information

    GO Teams

    All GO Team meetings will be live streamed and available at this location:

    https://www.facebook.com/MorningsideElementary

    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 

    Randy Fink 

     

    Parent

    randy.fink@gmail.com 

     Lisa Olmsted

    Chair 

    Cluster Representative

    Parent

    lolmsted@hotmail.com 

     Shannon Thibodeau

     Chair, Family Engagement Advisory Committee

    Parent

    sc.thib@gmail.com 

    Marva Nelson 

    Vice-Chair 

    Staff

    mnnelson@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Lynn Slater 

    Secretary 

    Staff

    Lynn.Slater@atlanta.k12.ga.us 

    Wendy Westwood 

     

    Staff

    gwestwood@atlanta.k12.ga.us 

    Max Weiss 

     

    Community Member

    max.aaron.korn@gmail.com 

    Barbara Crum 

     

    Community Member

    Barbara.Crum@perkinswill.com 

     Yolanda Foreman

     

    Swing Seat

    yolanda4man@gmail.com 

     Meeting Schedule

    Date

    Location

    Time

    Time Allotted for Public Comment (Yes or No)

    9/21/20

     https://www.facebook.com/MorningsideElementary 

     5PM

    No

     11/10/20

     https://www.facebook.com/MorningsideElementary

     5PM

    Yes

     12/8/20

      https://www.facebook.com/MorningsideElementary

     5PM

    Yes

     1/19/21

      https://www.facebook.com/MorningsideElementary

     5PM

    Yes

     2/9/21

      https://www.facebook.com/MorningsideElementary

     5PM

    Yes

    3/1/21

      https://www.facebook.com/MorningsideElementary

    5 PM

    Yes

     3/9/21

      https://www.facebook.com/MorningsideElementary

     5PM

    Yes

    4/13/21

     https://www.facebook.com/MorningsideElementary

    5PM

    Yes

    5/11/21

     https://www.facebook.com/MorningsideElementary

    5PM

    Yes

     Public Comment 

     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.

     

    Meeting Documents

     

    Meeting Date

    Agenda

    Meeting Summary or Draft Minutes

    Approved Meeting Minutes

    Documents Presented at Meeting

     9/21/20  Agenda 9-21-20 Meeting Summary May 18,2020 Approved Minutes  20-21 Strategic Plan 
    11/10/20  Agenda #2  11-10-20Summary Approved Minutes 9-21-20  Data Review Oct. 2020 
     12-8-20 Agenda 3 12-8-20MeetingSummary 11-10-20ApprovedMinutes 

    MIssionVisionReview12-8-2020 

    Principal Report 12-8-20

    1-5-21 Work Session #1 Agenda   WORK SESSION WORK SESSION
    1-19-21 Agenda 4 Meeting Summary 12-8-20 Approved Minutes Strategic Priorities Rev Draft
     2-9-21 Agenda 5  Meeting Summary   1-19-21 Approved Minutes MES Initial Budget Presentation 
    3-1-21 Agenda 6 Meeting Summary  2-9-21 Approved Minutes 

    Family Engagement Committee

    BudgetPresentationMar1st 

     3-9-21  Agenda 7  Meeting Summary 3-1-21 Approved Minutes  Final Budget FY22 
    4-13-21  Agenda 8  Meeting Summary  3-9-21 Approved Minutes

    Principal Report April 2021 

    Inman Building Listening Session APS Presentation

    5-11-21        

     

    Morningside GO Team 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.

     

    Strategic Plan

     

     MES Strategic Plan

     

    Go Team Role + Responsibilities

    Go Team Role + Responsibilities 

     

    Cluster Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

    See specific meeting information, including location plus minutes for previous meetings, at the link below:

     Link to Information on Grady Cluster Advisory Meetings

     

    Committee Name

    Date

    Time

    Grady Cluster Advisory 

    11/19/2020

    4:30 - 6:30PM 

     

    Grady Cluster Advisory

    12/10/2020 

    4:30PM 

    Grady Cluster Advisory

    2/11/2021

    4:30PM

    Grady Cluster Advisory 

    3/18/2021 

     4:30PM

     

    Family Engagement Advisory Committee 

    Committee Chair: Shannon Thibodeau.

    Committee Members: Fabricio Moraes, Jim Pursley, Caroline Wainright

    Meeting #1 - Wednesday, January 13 -- 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Link to Recording)

    Topic: Review and discuss MES Strategic Priorities (Link to Agenda)

    Meeting #2 - Monday, February 22 -- 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Link to Recording)

    Topic: Review MES  Budget Presentation from 2/9/21 Go Team Meeting (Link to Agenda)

    Meeting #3 - Wednesday, April 21 -- 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

    Topic: Review APS Presentation about the Future Use of the Inman Building

    Meeting will take place via zoom.  MES families and community welcome and encouraged to attend.  

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/6399515323?pwd=RzRhYU1peGRoWWpBQWdxUTBpUCtKUT09

    Meeting ID: 639 951 5323
    Passcode: science

     

     

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

     

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