Education Commission

Education Commission Board Meeting – October 6, 2015

Education Commission Board Meeting

Principal’s Report October 6, 2015

Item: Iowa Assessments completed. Testing was done over a two week period in grades 3,4,5,6,7,8.

Item: Donations and Grants

Aurora Catholic Education Foundation: $6,358

United in Faith Tuition Assistance: $16,000

United in Faith Grant:$1,847

Private Donation to Scholarship Fund: $400


Financial Aid awarded in the amount of $18,250 to 18 families/33 students between UIF grants and St. Therese Scholarships.

United in Faith Grants 14,500 ($150O)                  Remains in reserve for emergency tuition assistance.

St. Therese Scholarships awarded: $3,750. ($9,128) remains in the scholarship fund as seed money for the Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance and emergency tuition assistance.

Item: Dance Committee met. Great turnout. Set goal of $20,000 for next Spring’s event.

Goals for next meeting: Timetable for event

Standardized pricing for ads

Basket themes

Item: Brochure in process. Photographer was here all day October 1. Check out facebook for a sneak peek at his work.

Item: Diocesan Subsidy ( $50,400): Quarterly Report submitted by Fr. Mike and Mr. Neis follows.

Quarterly Report diocesejuly through september 2015final (1)

Education Commission Meeting – September 1, 2015

Principal Report

Education Commission Meeting

Item: Enrollment Six day count was 137 with two closed classrooms with waiting lists: Pre K3/4 and Grade 5/6

Item:   Children’s Choir: will sing on Sundays with scheduled Home and School Breakfasts.

Item: Bathroom Remodeling   Girl’s bathroom nearly completed – waiting on backordered window replacements. Boys remodel scheduled for Christmas Break.

Item: Marketing

New brochure in the works

Second video planned from a child’s perspective


Spiritwear reflecting 90th anniversary

Joined Aurora Hispanic Heritage group

Item: Scholarships

Applications coming in. All financial aid applicants must enroll in SIS by NAIS and submit tax documentation to be considered for aid or scholarships.

Scholarship information attached FYI.  Shower of Roses 5 @ $500  – $2500

Building Heaven on Earth 6 @ $250 – $1500

Pastor  4 @$250 – $1000

Item: Commission Representation at the 90th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday September 27 3:00 p.m. Mass

Item: Dinner Dance

The Purpose of the Education Commission

The Education Commission is an advisory panel of parents, parish members and/or a “person-at-large” who advise the principal in the vision, governance, and policy writing of the school. The goals of the commission include: 1) Act out the spirit of the mission and philosophy of the school and advise in the writing and revising of policies; 2) Contribute ideas for the support of the school; 3) Explore ways to involve more families in the school and school activities; and 4) Assist in monitoring the school’s financial planning.

Any parent/guardian who would like to join the Education Commission should contact the Principal for more information.  Meetings are open to all parents/guardians and are posted on the monthly calendar.