Site Council Meeting Agenda and Notes

Site Council Meeting Agenda and Notes


Members Present: Tom Piowaty, Sayaka Sensei, Kelly Sensei, Sarena Cook. 

3:15-4:00/ Virtual meeting via Zoom


Stakeholders Reports

  • Admin – Staffing Updates, Planning for 2022-2023
  • Teachers – 
  • Classified – 
  • Families – 

Meet Parent Representatives

  • Marissa Kettelhodt
  • Mark Blaine
  • Sarena Cook


Meetings will be held over zoom the 3rd Thursday of each month, on the same Thursdays as PTO meetings.

Old Business

Conducting Part I of a School Level Needs Assessment using the Oregon Integrated Systems Framework.

More information about the site council can be found on the YG website:



This year our staff will focus on learning new curriculum, including Wit and Wisdom, Fundations and Geodes (K-3), and the Great Body Shop (new health curriculum). Staff have new learning and they have to restructure the way they divide up the subjects between the Japanese and English classes. We want to focus most of our work in this direction.

For students, we will continue to focus on their social and emotional learning.

Also acknowledge and appreciate the PTO for sponsoring and organizing the Back to School Picnic. It was a big success. It was well attended and had more opportunities for play and for fun than previous picnics.


Happy that students get to have more choices this year with most of the COVID protocols lifted. Students get to choose where they sit in the cafeteria, we have more cross age relationships with 6-8 grade students. Overall Fabulous and fun. Students are more confident this year.


Appreciate having the opportunity to talk to other parents, see the actual building and classrooms, and staff in person..

Old Business

We reviewed: Oregon Integrated Systems Framework. We will use this tool to complete a needs assessment and use those results to develop a school improvement plan.

Goals for the year: we would like to see more parent involvement and more opportunities for families to be involved in school activities. This year, the process for approving parent volunteers has been slow. Tom will provide an update at the next meeting.

Safety Protocols: this year we are using a different safety protocol. We are using the Standard Response Protocol. More information will be provided in the newsletters as we approach Safety Week. We are also waiting to hear updates from our Health and Safety Department.


Recording of the meeting can be viewed using the link and password below:
Passcode: @!c3wLFJ

Next Meeting: October 20 at 3:15 via Zoom

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