Elementary Science Steering Committee


October 12, 2004

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Lyons Elementary School

1.    Sign in,  pick up handouts,  and look over today’s agenda

Ø      Any additions or changes for today’s agenda?

2.    Review and/or edit and/or approve minutes from previous ESSC meeting (9/21/04)

3.    NOTE:  The web address for our “ElSci” (and ESSC) web pages has been changed from:




While the ESSC pages still need to be updated for the current school year, the downloadable versions of the “Science Unit Survey” and the “Resource Form” are available at:


4.    Status of our elementary science workshops proposal and budget for the 2004-2005 school year

Ø      K-3 teachers in “Reading First” schools are attending a different program

Ø      4th-grade teachers are going to the Ebersole Environmental Center

Ø      We do not have anyone to lead several of the sessions demonstrating science kits for the second science unit at each grade level


Possible Leader(s)

·       Kindergarten

???  &  ???  &  ???

·       First Grade

???  &  ???  &  ???

·       Second Grade

? (Kim Sanders)  &  ???  &  ???

·       Third Grade

Jacque Gerard  &  Amy McMillen  &  ???

·       Fourth Grade

[attend Ebersole Environmental Center]

·       Fifth Grade

R. Timothy Smith  &  ???  &  ???

·       Sixth Grade

[recommend attending middle school science session]

Ø      The elementary science sessions are tentatively scheduled to take place at Eastern High School

Ø      Ideas?  Suggestions?

5.    Splits

6.    Science curriculum ongoing implementation -- issues, refinement (e.g., lessons learned), and evaluation (e.g., recommendations for the next adoption cycle)

7.    NSF-funded PI-CRUST Project update

8.    Other new business (or agenda items for next meeting)




9.    Next meeting:  Tuesday, November 9th, 4:30-5:30 PM at Lyons   

    [ CANCELED!  -- due to conflicts with parent conferences at several schools. ]


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Mark your calendars for the Ebersole Foundation’s

Pearl-in-a-Pumpkin” Halloween Party

Friday evening, October 29th

Call the Ebersole Center at 325-6348 for tickets or more information

or Click Here for details.