UMSI Meeting April 13, 2013 10:00 a.m. Montessori School of Westfield In attendance: Marilyn Horan, Brenda Huth, Vyju Kudombi, Lynne Boone, Tara Brammeier, Denise Brown, Sandy Strantz, Mark Nardo, 1. Treasurer’s report: Sent via email from Deb. Maria Montessori International Academy owes $141.00 IPS needs invoice to pay Deb needs updated copy of by-laws: Mark will send out up-dated copy to everyone Listed officers needs to be updated- President-Sandy Strantz Vice President-Marilyn Horan Vice President Public-Mark Nardo Secretary-Brenda Huth Treasurer-Deb Cyrier Sandy will send to Deb above list. Towles will be up on website. Marilyn will take care of contacting Tim 2. Fall Conference Discussion of Alyson Bleisistine: Vendor for Fall Conference. Music presenter. If the vendor presents they are waved the $50 fee (we did this last year). Interested in being a key note. No, can be a session leader and $50 fee will be waved. Jon Wolfe has already been booked Location: Second Saturday of October October 12, 2013 Forest Manor Professional Development Center 4501 E. 32nd Street 46218 Marilyn will make sure it gets up on the website Brenda will put it on the blog Bus tours of IPS 56th at the conclusion of the conference. Bus and or drive to it. 3:00 or 3:30 8:00-8:45 registration 8:45-9:45 First Session 10:00-11:30 keynote 11:35-12:15 networking 12:15-1:00 lunch 1:05-2:05 Second Session 2:15-3:15 Third Session 3:20-4:30 Fourth Session 4:45-5:30 optional tour of IPS 56. This is same schedule as last year Day before conference for administrators Jon Wolf $3,000 flat fee for travel everything-keynote During Saturday he will do session and keynote He would love to come ahead of time and do presentations for staff. daily fee is $1,500 for day if the school is interested in PD-more than one school could go together UMSI could pay for him to meet with administrators evening before Administrators may pay small fee Maybe don’t do it this year, but put it out to administrators for the following year-survey? Marion County Library? At the professional development center? After school with staff and then evening with parents-schools split Mark will contact Jonathon and discuss with him different possibilities Tara and Lynne in charge of vendors Brenda will send list to Tara. Vendor form needs to be changed so they don’t come to Brenda Attn: Tara Announcement will be on website first. Call for presenters form will be on website. Due back by July 1st to Tara. Hard copy 1224 E. 52nd 46205 or Tara’s email Tara will compile presenters and organize sessions. Mass email will go out announcing date, place, time Email blast “Save the Date” out in May Sandy needs to get UMSI things back from Tammy. Marilyn will check on supplies Session on state organizations from National AMS Conference -each state has it’s own issues -public policy and state legislature seems to be main focus. -some states do North and South conference -presenters at NAEYC -economic impact of private vs. public preschools -what is authentic Montessori? Should state define that? Look at Virginia – contact IAEYC to see if any of those people want to network and present Website old information. Contact Tim to update. Work on getting contacts for southern schools JOLA Contacts for southern schools, Denise Brown will work on contacting those schools Survey form redone. ½ sheet of paper…shorter Denise Brown will work on this for fall conference 3. Assistant Training Registrations are due June 21st July 23-26 Tuesday through Friday *CHANGE to July 16-19 Was going to be at Westfield, but Sandy is unavailable, but is available July 16-19 Toddler, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 3-6 and 9-12 trainers are set. We need 6-9 trainers. Mark will work with his teachers to see if someone is interested. Vyju may want to present. Philosophy: Brenda philosophy Wednesday: Toddler overview Classroom management, peace, procedures, observation Thursday: Math, Sensorial Friday: Language Marilyn Will put out schedule and information will be put on the website. $150, $300 full day presenters $350 for all 4 days Assistant albums Presenters may need to bring multiple copies of handouts and just “build” albums as the training happens Mass email to UMSI schools about assistant training Next meeting: Anderson Cracker Barrel June 1st 10:00 a.m. Adjourned at 11:45.

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