|Timestamp||Please share your ideas that will benefit our students and their education.||Action Taken on Suggestions|
|1/18/2018 19:01:59||More hands on learning||This has been addressed in SAC (School Advisory Council) and unfortunately, inquiry learning/hands-on learning is very time consuming and the school currently does not have the staff to require teachers to teach through inquiry learning. Several teachers do utilize inquiry learning in their classrooms. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in learning which teachers practice this type of learning most often in their classrooms. Please also contact us or your child's teachers if you are interested in volunteering in the classroom to help create more inquiry learning opportunities. GCS PTA will pay for the required background check.|
|1/19/2018 15:24:24||Could we have a laminated poster of the right and wrong way to get water from a drinking fountain about all the downstairs drinking fountains? I see so many students putting their mouth on the metal spigot, even though I also hear kindergarten teachers telling their students not to touch the spigot all day long. Just an idea . . .||PTA will make and post signs at the water fountains. Parents, please speak with your child about how to properly use a water fountain to avoid the spread of germs and be considerate of others.|
|1/22/2018 22:10:42||For the science fair - to make it "fair" I think that the judges have to collaborate with the teachers and the parents should have access to the judges score sheet. I also think the judges score sheet should be the same as the teacher's grading rubric for projects.||Great suggestion. The recommendation has been saved in Science Fair notes for next year's Science Fair coordinator. Mr. Lee assigns a new teacher each year as the Science Fair coordinator.|
|1/24/2018 13:17:20||All teachers utilizing one form of communication||This has been widely discussed over the past two years and we are trying to determine a solution that best suits the school's parents and teachers equally. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a part of the decision process, which will be implemented at the start of the 2018-19 school year.|
|1/24/2018 15:26:58||My daughter, feels the amount allowed to eat lunch is too short. Everyday she is rushing to eat and then told to go out for recess. I am told but have not yet confirmed, that her lunch period is 15 mins from 12:15-12:30.||Students have 30 minutes for lunch and recess combined each day. Students may decide to stay in the cafeteria and eat lunch for up to 30 minutes, however, it then cuts into their time on the playground. Parents, please explain the process to your children. Parents are encouraged to eat lunch in the cafeteria with their student and spend time on the playground. Please confirm your child's lunctime with your child's classroom teacher.|
|1/24/2018 17:17:20||Please reiterate that the “kiss and drop” lane is just that!! NO PARKING !!!||The school is working on this on-going issue. Visitors are allowed to park in Kiss & Drop after the 7:55 am bell but not prior to that time. Please email email@example.com if you have suggestions on how to remedy this issue.|
|1/26/2018 9:07:46||Teachers should be encouraged to play classical or jazz music in the background while students are working independently.|
|1/26/2018 9:09:39||Classical music should be played all day in the school hallways. Studies have shown that classical music in schools reduces stress and improves student behavior.|
|2/8/2018 17:44:11||The Parking lot after school needs to be more attended. People are parking on the fire zone and around the roundabout in the front causing congestion. It’s ridiculous!!!!!||Unfortunately, the school doesn't have the man-power to "police" the parking lot. The staff are with our children until the bell rings and then rush to parking lot duty. We as a community, must be repsonsible and not park in the fire lane for the safety of our school. Like most things, this is an honor system and requires all parties to follow the rules to be effective. If this continues to be a problem that other parents identify, please call the non-emergency police number and report the issue. Mr. Lee will also call the non-emergency police number if this continues to be an issue. It's not only inconvenient, parking in the fire lane poses a serious safety issue to our students and our school.|
Thank you for putting together a great Halloween Carnival year after year. I would like to suggest a way that could make it a little more elementary friendly. That is to have the first hour only for the K-5, and then grades 6-8 can arrive. The older kids can be a little boisterous and a little overwhelming. Which makes it harder for the tougher kids and their parents to enjoy.
I appreciate your time, and all your hard work. Thank you.