February 2, 2005

  1. Call to order—5:06 pm
  2. Flag Salute
  3. A quorum was confirmed.

4.  Minutes confirmed with corrections

5. Student Reports—

    1. Events

                                                               i.      Christmas Tree Competition was December 15th; Seniors—1st,

Freshman—2nd, Sophomores—3rd, Juniors—4th

                                                             ii.      Powder Puff—Seniors won

                                                            iii.      Winter Sports Rally was held—Math teacher Enrique Romero won Teacher of the Tri.

                                                           iv.      ER Pride Day was an enormous success—over 800 students participated

                                                             v.      Winter Formal was January 28th

                                                           vi.      Academic Decathlon was hosted by El Rancho on January 29th—Exec. helped set up

  1. DAC—
    1. Esther Mejia attended the meeting

                                                               i.      A Power Point Presentation regarding SPSA was presented

  1. Special Ed.—Nothing to report
  2. Title 1—Nothing to report
  3.  GATE—Nothing to report
  4. Administration—
    1. Presentation of SPSA

                                                               i.      Council would like to see more specific plans for parent involvement

                                                             ii.      SPSA was officially approved by the council

  1. ER Pride Day—Council would still like to donate a tree
    1. Principal Ellis will let the council know what kind of tree
  2. Scholarship/Fundraising
    1. Cell Phone Drive

                                                               i.      There is a 2-month turnaround for the money from the cell phones to be given

                                                             ii.      People are already donating the phones, and we need a place to store them immediately

                                                            iii.      Frank Moreno and Principal Ellis will discuss solutions

  1. Grant Program—
    1. Aurora Villon attended a grant writing Institute in Irvine

                                                               i.      She would like us to write a grant for the gymnasium

                                                             ii.      She’ll have more information and possibly ideas about where to go next at the next meeting

  1. Public Comment—
    1. Mrs. Carr expressed concern about the cheerleaders at the girls’ basketball games:  She was at a game where she found that the cheerleaders were not actually doing any cheers.  As the cheerleaders are there to support the team and boost enthusiasm for both the players and the audience, if they are not doing that they are demoralizing team morale as well as violating the policies of Title 9.  The cheerleaders must begin performing at all games they attend.  Mrs. Carr expressed a willingness to go to the school board again, but would rather this situation were taken care of internally.
    2. Mrs. Carr also asked where the money collected for entrance to the boys’ games was going, and whether there should be a charge to attend girls’ games as well.  She concluded that parents would not mind paying to attend games.
  2. Agenda—
    1. An  update on the Parent Project was requested;  Brenda Rangel will be asked to attend the next meeting in order to update the Council

b.      The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 

  1. Meeting adjourned at 6:29 p.m.