Board Update

Good Afternoon:

Wow! What a busy week. As you know I send out my Weekly Board Updates on Sundays. But during the week I post various information that may come up during the course of on my blog http://votelangshaw4board.blogspot.com. If you have a Twitter account you can follow me at http://twitter.com/Langshaw4board. Of course if you ever have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at 440-785-4240 or via e-mail at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org.

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On February 23rd I attended the City of North Royalton Recreation Board Meeting as the alternate School Board Representative because Board President Reinhard had a previous board function to attend to. The various city recreation clubs have begun their spring registration. On May 1st the New York Field #8 complex and parking lot will be opened. Mayor Stefanki reported that things are coming along with the YMCA.

At the (SCENE) School Community Exchange Night for Education/Albion Art Show on February 23rd. The first SCENE Meeting went well. It was great to listen to the many positive comments from those who attended. Every other month the North Royalton School District will be holding a School Community Exchange Night for Education at various buildings in the district. These meetings provide residents in the community an informal opportunity for questions and answers about the North Royalton School District. So, if you have questions and like to get some answers then come out to the next SCENE meeting in April. In addition to attending the SCENE meeting I also took the opportunity to check out the nice artwork that our students at Albion had on display at their art show which was held in conjunction with the SCENE meeting.

On February 25th I attended the Valley Vista Student Art Show. As the Valley Vista Building Liaison it was so wonderful checking out all the pieces of artwork that the kids created. The theme of the art show was dessert artwork based on the work of famous artist Wayne Thiebaud. The evening was literally sweet because the PTA had a delicious bake sale/ice cream sundae bar.

Special Thanks to Bob Serpentini
As I am sure many of you are already aware, Bob Serpentini of Serpentini Chevrolet (a North Royalton High School graduate) donated a Chevrolet Malibu which was raffled off last Friday at halftime of the NRHS/Parma boy’s basketball game. This school/business partnership will raise approximately $20,000 for our music and athletic programs along with another $20,000 to benefit the Stadium Improvement project.


This week there is a School Board Work Session, a few committee meetings and various other events.

School Board Work Session on March 3rd at 6pm @ the North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. The Board will be reviewing the March Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the Board. (See attached Flyer for more details)

City Earth Energy Environment Committee Meeting on March 1st at 6pm @ North Royalton City Hall, 13834 Ridge Road, North Royalton, OH 44133.

Policy Committee Meeting on March 3rd at 5:30pm @ North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

Kindergarten Registration
Registration is now occurring for Kindergarten children who will be attending the North Royalton City Schools for the 2010-2011 school year. Children who turn age 5 by September 30, 2010 are eligible to attend Kindergarten. Registration will be held on March 2, 3, and 4, 2010 at the Community Room at the High School. You can pick up a registration packet beginning February 1 at the Board of Education Office, 6579 Royalton Road, or the Early Childhood Center, 9543 Broadview Road, Building 16, or any of the other school buildings. Early registration enables accurate planning for staff and materials for the 2010-11 school year.

Texas Hold’Em Tournament
The second Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, sponsored by the North Royalton Educational Foundation, will be held Friday, March 5, at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, 9445 Brecksville Road. Doors open for registration at 6 p.m. and the tournament begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 with 1 re-buy the 1st hour for $25 and 1 add-on the 2nd hour for $20. There will be sideboards/raffles, food and beverages. The prize money is $5,000 — the $5,000 payout assumes a minimum of 135 entries. If less than 135 tickets are sold, the prize money will equal 50% of the entry total. This is a 21 years of age and over event. Proceeds benefit the North Royalton Educational Foundation a qualifying 501 (C3) non-profit organization. For more information contact: nredholdem@gmail.com (440-570-2446).

Strategic Plan Update
The next step of our strategic plan process is in full gear with the development of action teams and action plans. We have an aggressive timeline with all hopes of sharing the work of all teams on April 15th .

Important Immunization Changes for the 2010-2011 School Year
Ohio law requires that children who attend a public or non-public school be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable illnesses to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases amongst the children and the public. Beginning this upcoming 2010-2011 school year, the Ohio Department of Health at the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued TWO additional immunization requirements:
These immunizations must be received prior to the start of 2010-2011 school year. Please contact your physician to schedule an appointment or vaccines are available through the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH). To schedule an appointment through the CCBH, please call (216) 201-2001. Once your child has received the vaccine, please forward a copy of your child’s immunization record to the school. According to the Ohio Department of Health (2010), “As with other school immunization requirements, students who do not provide documentation of this immunization are subject to exclusion from school”. If you should have any questions, please call Michele Prezenkowski RN, District Health Coordinator, at 440-582-9067.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”