School Readiness Council

Meeting Information
September -June on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at the Board of Education-129 Church Street (Auditorium)

AGENDAS AND MEETING MINUTES: Makingbristolbetter.com

Mission Statement
Mobilize as a community to develop and oversee new programs and embellish existing programs in order to provide all preschool children and their families, regardless of income and special needs, the necessary requirements and resources that will allow for successful growth, education and emotional development.

Regular Members

NameOrganization
Dr. Catherine CarboneEx-Officiao Member, Superintendent, Board of Education
Dina Schaffrick
Jillian RomannBoard of Education
Kristina TanguayBristol/Burlington Health District
Andrew HoweCity Council
Michelle HerenaBristol Health Representative
Amber LipscombBauer; Workforce Development Representative
Valerie Pelletier
Head Start
Valerie Toner
Bristol Public Library - Children's Library
Wendy McGrath
Tunxis Community College
Michelle FanguilloSchool Readiness Community Programs
Alyssa McGheeECCP- Behavioral Health
Dr. Susan LeePediatrician
Maureen Eaton, Co-Chair
Retired Community Representative
Brenda MooreBristol Housing Authority
Jennifer St. JohnParent
Matt BaronowskiBus. Rep. - Phys.Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers
Cecilia GarayBoard of Education
Donna KoserBECA Representative
Courtney Sugarman
Siri GilmoreParent
Sarah HomesFamily Resources Centers
Yesenia FuentesCitizen at Large - Local Business


School Readiness Committees

Health Committee
MEETING DATES:
September-June, Second Tuesday of each month, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Zoom.

Chairpersons: 
Kristina Tanguay
To promote awareness and education of healthier eating, healthier lifestyle , for a healthier community.

GOALS:
1) To promote awareness and educsation of healthier eating and healthier lifestyle, for a healthier community; 2) To raise awareness and promote the prevention of childhood obesity.

MEMBERS:
Dr. Tad Bartles, Sherry Bartles, Jessica Dorner, Christine Ganavage, MaryLou Grendziszewski, Erin Hamilton, Kate Kerchaert, Donna Koser Liz McGuire, Lisa Menillo, Cathy Mieczkowski, Kristen Peck, Leo Suazo, Tina Tanguay, Patty Tomascak, Valerie Toner

Infant and Toddler committee
MEETING DATES:
September - June, Third Tuesday of the month, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm on Zoom

Chairpersons: 
Lauren Kittle, laurenkittle@bristolct.gov
OPEN

GOALS:
1) Support creation of developmentally appropriate non-competitive  activities for very young children; 2) Focus on new mothers in the community and provide education, information and support (including maternal depression screening).

MEMBERS:
Lauren Kittle, Donna Koser, Tracy Krasinski, Christine Marschall

OUTREACH COMMITTEE
MEETING DATES:
Quarterly on Zoom - please email Donna Koser if interested in joining.

Chairpersons:
Donna Koser dkoser@uwwestcentralct.org
Maegan Adams maegan.adams@bristolcdc.com

GOALS:
1) Raise awareness and promote activities of Bristol Early Childhood Alliance and Bristol School Readiness Council; 2) Plan Family Fund Day for June 2023.

MEMBERS:
Maegan Adams, Shirley Anderson, Maureen Eaton, Chief Rick Hart, Mary Beth Hickling, Kate Kerchaert, Lauren Kittle, Donna Koser, Marilyn Lobaczewski, Jo Lopez, Manny Martinez, Jennifer St. John

Transition To Kindergarten Committee
MEETING DATES:
September - June, Third Monday of the month, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm on Zoom

Co-Chairpersons:
Rachael Witkewicz rachaelwitkewicz@bristolk12.org
Christina Macioci christinamacioci@bristolk12.org

GOALS:
1) To make transition to Kindergarten as seamless as possible for families and children; 2) To ensure kindergarten readiness is a community investment.

MEMBERS:
Maegan Adams, Kelly Beruit, Sara Castle, Kathy Clute, Shannon Gluse, Emily Gomes, Dave Huber, Donna Koser, Barbar Lefkovich, Christina Macioci, Meghan Nadeau, Misty Palaia, Katje Pearson, Kristen Peck, Jennifer Scrittorale, Jennifer St. John, Leo Suazo, Barbara Tedesco, Valerie Toner, Rachael Witkewicz, Gail Zimmerman