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School
Committees

If you are looking to get involved you have come to the right place! Details on our school committees are provided on the right! Each committee is managed by a board or school advisor to ensure proper school alignment. Joining a committee is simple, just fill out the form accessed below and you will be added to the committee emailing list!

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ATHLETICS COMMITTEE

Board Advisor: Nicole Seidel

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE

​The goal of the Athletic Committee is to help develop, establish, and support athletic options for students; while promoting school wide spirit, and enhancing the athletic experience for all New Leaf Prep Academy students. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

​The athletic committee will coordinate and provide resources for students to get involved in athletics locally, and establish and develop school sports teams through community support and parent involvement.

TASKS MAY INCLUDE

  • Provide resources for athletic programs that students can join while a school athletic program can be developed.

  • Create and implement an athletic program for the school. 

  • Facilitate communication and cooperation between the athletics program and New Leaf community (students, staff, faculty and administration)

  • Committee will be informed of the schedule of athletic events and team practice schedules, etc.

  • Stay in regular communication with the Head of School and School Board.

  • Meet regularly to discuss ideas and coordination of future athletic program/teams.

  • Track spending efforts of the athletic program.

  • Ensure proper alignment of athletic program with the school’s mission and approach to a natural lifestyle.

  • Communicate with parents, students, and faculty on athletics.

 

BUILDING & GROUNDS COMMITTEE

Board Advisors: Dan Christoff & Zack Browne

 

 

 

PURPOSE

to direct development of the building, facilities and grounds, including playgrounds, gardens, outdoor classrooms and spaces.

The committee will oversee:

  • Playgrounds

  • Playground equipment

  • Gardens

  • Outdoor Classrooms

  • Outdoor spaces (walking paths, benches, reading areas, compost, parking lot, lighting etc.)

  • Building and Facility additions and improvements

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The actions required of the committee may include:

  • Develop a masterplan for the playground, gardens and outdoor classrooms, either internally or with external vendors.

  • Coordinate all efforts for development and implementation of the masterplan.

  • Plan, prepare and maintain gardens in accordance with the masterplan.

  • Identify student learning or involvement opportunities related to implementation of the masterplan.

  • Annual report on the condition of outdoor spaces and equipment and provide recommendations for the upcoming school year.

  • Identify options to add to or improve outdoor classroom spaces

  • Identify options to add to or improve the building and facilities

  • Aid in review of any additions or improvements to the building.

  • Provide guidance to Board, School Leadership and Community Involvement and Public Relations Committee on upcoming and active initiatives.

 

 

SPECIALS CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

School Advisor: Shea Willmann

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE

The  Specials Curriculum Committee at New Leaf Prep Academy is responsible for  reviewing and developing special curriculum through pupil assessment, long-term program review and program revisions. The Committee reports its findings to the Board and suggests programs and program modifications that may be appropriate in curriculum and program areas. Outdoor, hands-on, and environmental curriculum are of special interest to New Leaf Prep Academy.

 

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Science)

  • Robotics

  • Green Campus: energy efficiency, usage efficiency, environmental interaction and impact awareness

  • Music

  • Art

  • Field trips, community discovery/partnerships and job shadowing ideas/recommendations (Coordinated with Community Involvement Committee)

 

**Athletics are covered under their own committee.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE

  • Conduct and/or coordinate curriculum studies undertaken by the Board

  • Report to the Board, Twice Annually,  on the status of the curriculum and suggests area in need of study;

  • Research and recommend potential specials to offer;

  • Research and recommend potential field trips, community discovery/partnerships and job shadowing opportunities.

  • Evaluate curriculum in view of school population trends;

  • Identify, research and present potential  extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

STAFF APPRECIATION COMMITTEE

Board Advisor: Courtney Trepanier

 

 

PURPOSE

The preliminary goal for this committee is to establish a recognition program for both regular and random acts of gratitude for our NLPA staff! If you love expressing gratitude the staff appreciation committee may be a great way for you to get involved!

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

We will develop a schedule based on events such as National Teacher Appreciation Week in May, as well as programs for highlighting outstanding teacher and staff performance. Further, we will also work on nominations for existing programs such as the Golden Apple Awards by the Greater Green Bay Chamber. Through the NLPA Staff Appreciation Committee, we hope to build a positive environment for our staff where they are valued, respected and recognized by students and their families!

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Board Advisor: Zack Browne

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this committee is to develop and ensure a consistent brand for New Leaf Prep Academy and New Leaf Preschool and to guide interaction with the surrounding communities.

 

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Community Service

  • Community Relationships and Partnerships

  • Internal and External Documentation

  • Public Relations / Marketing

    • Website

    • Publications

    • Social Media accounts, groups and pages

 

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE

  • Developing tracking system for Community Service

  • Developing list of opportunities for Community Service

  • Identifying and maintaining top community contacts and relationships

  • Annual review of documentation to ensure consistent branding, readability and ease of use.

  • Assist in development of templates and standards

  • Operation of social media accounts

  • Establishing goal/vision/purpose of PR/marketing strategy.

  • Seek local news partners to share “press releases”

FUNDRAISING & EVENTS

COMMITTEE

Board Advisor: Brianna Simoens

 

PURPOSE

The New Leaf Prep Academy Fundraising and Events Committee (FEC) objective is to raise money and coordinate events. Fundraising money fills budget gaps and creates additional and unique opportunities for the students and staff of NLPA. The school itself and other school committees may propose fund requests from the FEC.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The FEC will be involved in planning events, at the school and offsite, to facilitate community and parent involvement, raise money, train on natural and Montessori methods, promote health and wellness of staff and students and more!

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