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School Community Council

Falcon Ridge Elementary
2018-19 School Community Council
Meeting Dates

September 20, 2018

November 15, 2018

January 17, 2019

March 21, 2019

 Held in the Media Center
at 5:30 pm

   2018-19 Meeting Schedule:

  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
  • November 15th, 2018; January 17th, 2019; and March 21st, 2019.
  • If necessary, a closing meeting will be held in May 2019.
    A specific date is TBD.

Falcon Ridge Elementary
School Community Council
January 17, 2019

  • Welcome (2 minutes)
  • Approve Minutes (5 minutes)
  • Budget Update (5 minutes)
  • SPIRE Update (10 minutes)
  • Dual Immersion Interest Survey Results (10 minutes)
  • Safe Walking Plan (10 minutes)
  • School Report Card (10 minutes)
  • Watch D.O.G.S Update (5 minutes)

(Next Meeting: March 21, 2019)


     Falcon Ridge Elementary
School Community Council Members 2018-2019

Laura McKee                                   801-608-7515          Chair (Parent)

Melina Huntsman                                  801-633-1264          Vice Chair (Parent)

Michelle Peterson        801-    801-282-2437          Principal

Karen Beebe                                   801-419-3271          Secretary

Joy Edman                            801-282-2437 School Employee

Cody Rindlisbacher       801-282-2437          School Employee

Michelle Leary                                    801-966-7644          Parent

Oscar Mena                                    801-638-5452          Parent

Misty Mena                                     801-638-5452          Parent

Julianne Duncan                             801-834-5119 Parent

Gordon Hayes                                                385-237-7060 Parent

Lori Mathews                                     801-979-0313          Parent

Michelle Wright                    801-616-2405 Parent

Agustin Rondon                         385-388-2251 Parent

12 Basic Rules of Parliamentary Law

  1. The organization is paramount. To it belongs the power. Its interest and convenience supersedes those of an individual member. It has the right to make its own rules, which then must be observed by all members.
  2. All members and their rights are equal. Each member has the equal right to attend meetings, propose business, discuss it, make motions, to vote, to make nominations, and to hold office—rights which cannot be suspended or restricted save in the interest of the whole, and then only by a two-thirds vote.
  3. One thing at a time. There can be but one main proposition before the assembly at one time. Only one member can have the floor at one time.
  4. Full discussion before action. The presiding officer may to put a debatable motion to vote as long as members wish to debate it. This applies to all main propositions and may be suspended only by a two-thirds vote.
  5. Propositions rather than persons. Personal remarks in debate are always out of order. The objective is the opinion and decision of the group upon the proposition, hence debate is impersonal. The presiding officer must rule all personal remarks out of order. Debate must be direct to motions and not to motives, principles and not to personalities.
  6. Propositions may yield to privileges. Matters affecting the convenience or privileges of the assembly or an individual may interrupt considerations of a question.
  7. No discussion for interruptions or suspensions. Matters of sufficient urgency to interrupt discussion may not themselves be discussed. Motions that have the effect of suspending a rule are not debatable.
  8. No second time in the same form. To protect the assembly against waste of time, a question once decided may as a general rule, not be presented again at the same meeting in the same form under similar circumstances unless reconsideration is ordered.
  9. The majority decides-usually. This rule is basic to the democratic process. The minority has the right to be heard, but once a decision has been reached by a majority of the members present and voting, the minority must then respect ad abide by a decision.   The majority decides all ordinary questions, but it requires more than a majority to limit a member’s parliamentary rights to introduce and discuss questions, and vote, or suspend or modify (without notice) a rule of order previously adopted.
  10. Two-thirds votes for extraordinary questions – such as motions to amend by-laws, to change or repeal (without notice) a motion previously adopted, to suspend the rules or restrict the rights of members to introduce questions, discuss them, and vote.
  11. Silence gives consent. The right to vote must be exercised. Silence has the same effect as assent to the will of the prevailing side.
  12. A quorum must be present to do business. The purpose of a quorum is to prevent an unrepresentative group from taking actions in the name of an organization.

(Robert’s Rules Simplified. Lewis, Arthur T. and Robert, Henry. (2006) Mineola, NY: Dover Publications; Robert’s Rules in Plain English. Zimmerman, Doris. (2005). New York: Collins)

Rules of Order and How a Motion is Made and Acted Upon

  1. A member requests the floor.
  2. The floor is assigned.
  3. The motion is made. “I move…”
  4. The motion is seconded. If there is no second, the Chair states, “Since there is no second, the motion is not before this meeting.”
  5. The Chair states the motion. “It has been moved and seconded that…”
  6. Debate is held. Chair opens the debate by saying, “Is there any discussion to the motion?”
  7. The Chair puts the question to vote. “The Chair restates the motion, “The question is on the motion that…All in favor of the motion, please say ‘aye’… those opposed, say ‘no’.
  8. The Chair announces the vote.
  • Main motions require a second (unless coming from a committee), can be debated, can be amended, and require a majority vote.
  • The maker of the motion has the first right to speak to it.
  • Every member has the right to speak once to a motion and no more than twice.
  • To amend a motion means to change the wording of a motion to make it clearer, more complete, or more acceptable before the motion is voted upon. This is called “perfecting the motion.”
  • Three ways to amend: 1.) Add words or phrase; 2.) Strike out words or phrases; and, 3.) Substitute an entire motion or paragraph.
  • An amendment must be germane (related) to the motion on the floor to be in order.
  • A motion should be in the affirmative to avoid confusion in a vote. (E.g. Instead of being that “We do not accept the invitation” the motion is stated, “We decline the invitation.”)
  • Adoption of an amendment does not adopt the motion. If an amendment is not adopted, the motion is on the floor as it was originally worded.
  • An amendment may be amended, but only two amendments may be on the floor at any time.
  • Use general consent when possible to keep the meeting moving. When business is routine (such as adopting the minutes) or when the group seems to be in agreement, a formal vote or a formal motion may be unnecessary. In these instances, the Chair says, “If there is no objection…” If there is a single objection, a formal motion must be made and voted upon.
  • A “friendly amendment” may be adopted by general consent.
  • Previous question is the motion to end debate and to bring the group to an immediate vote on the pending motion.
  • It is rude to call out “Question,” is out of order, and the presiding officer should ignore such calls.

                  Falcon Ridge Elementary PTA Board                               2018/2019

      Position            Name:                     Contact Info:

Executive Board

 President                  Karen Beebe              

C 801-419-3271

President-Elect        Megan Wilding

                                                                                                   C 801-597-8496

 Secretary                   Tori Bradford              

                                                                                                   C 801-913-3043

Treasurer                  Kara Bedont   

                                                                                                  C 801-739-1208

Legislative VP

Membership                                    Megan Wilding

                                                                                                  C 801-597-8496

Co-Chair                   Karen Beebe              

                                                                                                 C 801-419-3271

Fundraising                                    Kara Bedont    

                                                                                                C 801-739-1208

Co-Chair                     Charlotte Jaffa             

                                                                                               C 385-210-7574

Community Involvement

Teacher Appreciation   Megan Wilding

                                                                                              C 801-597-8496


       Teacher Appreciation   Shelli Greenhalgh

                                                                                             C 801-403-8909

Box Tops                    Jen Jameson     

                                                                                    C 801-867-5217


Land Trust Final Report 2017-2018

This year teachers progress monitored students weekly as they met in grade level PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities) using pre-assessments, reading benchmarks, DIBELS, and Fountas & Pinnell assessments, and running records. Teachers also conducted informal assessments in the classroom. Baseline data in literacy was established at the beginning of the year with reading pre-assessment in K-6 grades, DIBELS for students in grades 1, 2, and 3, and Fountas and Pinnell reading level assessment for all grades.

Before and After Measurements and how academic performance was improved.

Literacy Growth Summary Report 2017-2018

English Language Pre/Post Reading Growth

Grade              Pre                  Post

Kind.               0%                  78%

1st                    50%                77%

2nd                   39%                54%

3rd                   30%                62%

4th                   42%                63%

5th                   42%                64%

6th                   51%                68%

ELA Pre/Post Reading Growth K-6 Grades                        Pre 36% to Post 74%

Reading Enrichment Groups

Students in the reading enrichment program received instruction from Jacob’s Ladder Program. Students read stories from the program and answered questions designed to engage students in to deeper meaning. The questions are scaffolded as a ladder to deeper thinking. Various genres are introduced in the program – fiction, poetry, nonfiction. Students learn to synthesize, summarize, paraphrase, infer, and use literary elements to engage in deeper thinking. Reading comprehension is stretched as students move through the program.

1st Grade        21 Students in the program
Number of reading levels students increased
# Students     Level Increases

3                      1

5                      3

4                      4

6                      5

2                      6

7                      1

2nd Grade        18 students in the program
Number of reading levels students increased
# Students     Level Increases

1                     2

2                     3

15                Unreported at this time

3rd Grade        22 students in the program
Number of reading levels students increased
# Students     Level Increases

3                      0

5                      1

6                      2

2                      3

5                      4

1                      5

4th Grade        21 student in the program
# Students     Level Increases

3                      0

8                      1

6                      2

4                      3

5th Grade        44 students in the program
# Students     Level Increases

1                      0

5                      1

16                   2

9                      3

9                      4

2                      5

1                      6

1                      7

6th Grade        21 students in the program
Pre -3 students started as Proficient
Pre -17 students started as Advanced
Post – 1 student stayed as Proficient
Post – 2 students moved from Proficient into Advanced
Post – 17 students stayed in Advanced


1st Grade        4 students

# Students     Reading Levels Increased

1                      0

2                      1

1                      4

2nd Grade        2 students

# Students     Reading Levels Increased

2                      1

3rd Grade        3 students

# Students     Reading Levels Increased

  • 2
  • 3

4th Grade        1 student

# Students     Reading Levels Increased

  • 1

5th Grade        3 students

#Students      Reading Levels Increased

1                      3

1                      4

1                      6


1st Grade        5 students

Student          Pre                  Post

#1.                   70%                100% Phonograms

0%                  72%   CVC

  1.                 30%               100%   Phonograms

0%                  75%    CVC

  1.                60%                100% Phonograms

0%                  50%    CVC

  1.               100%             100% Phonograms

50%                97%   CVC

  1.              80%                100% Phonograms

33%                83%    CVC

2nd Grade        7 students

Student          Pre                  Post

#1.                   0%                  80%    Phonograms

not recorded              CVC

  1.                 75%               100% Phonograms

0%                  64%    CVC

  1.                90%                90%    Phonograms

50%                90%    CVC

  1.               70%                85%    Phonograms

56%                68%    CVC

  1.              85%                95%    Phonograms

50%                46%    CVC

  1.             75%                95%    Phonograms

44%                87%    CVC

  1.            45%                 95%    Phongrams

0%                  80%    CVC