Meeting Schedule


Montcalm County GSC Board Meetings 2015-2016:

Meetings held at the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, Stanton, MI. The contact person for this committee is Brandy Minikey.

  • October 5th, 2016 from 11:30-1:30pm
  • December 7th, 2016 from 11:30-1:30pm
  • February 1st, 2017 from 11:30-1:30pm
  • April 12th, 2017 from 11:30-1:30pm (meeting will be held at United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties, 10260 S. Sheridan Rd; Fenwick, 48834)
  • June 7th, 2017 from 11:30 -1:30 pm
  • August 2nd, 2017 from 11:30 -1:30 pm

Montcalm County GSC Committee meetings:

Parent Leadership Committee Parent Coalition Meetings

All meetings will be located at the Montcalm Area Career Center, 1550 W Sidney Rd, Sidney. The contact person for this committee is Brandy Minikey. Childcare and dinner will be provided.

  • September 12th, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Topic: How to encourage positive child behaviors with Chuck Hill
  • October 10th, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Topic: Bucket Filling with Suzann Bowen and First Eye Exams with Dr. Renee Mika, OD
  • November 14th, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Topic: Vocabulary and Early Reading Skills with Holly Beechum
  • December 12th, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Topic: Holiday potluck with crafts and a special guest.
  • January 9th, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Topic: TBD
  • February 13th, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Topic: TBD
  • March, PAM Event, location, date and time TBD
  • April 17th, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Topic: TBD
  • May 8th, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Topic: TBD
  • June 12th, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Topic: Nature Walk and Picnic
  • September 11th, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Topic: TBD


Family Wellness Committee 

Meetings held at the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, Stanton, MI. The contact person for this committee is Brandy Minikey.

  • October 5th, 2016 from 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • November 2nd, 2016 from 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • December 7th, 2016 from 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • February 1st, 2017 from 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • March 1st, 2017 from 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • April 12th, 2017 from 1:30pm-3:00pm (meeting will be held at United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties, 10260 S. Sheridan Rd; Fenwick, 48834)
  • May 3rd, 2017 from 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • June 7th, 2017 from 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • August 2nd, 2017 from 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • September 6th, 2017 from 1:30pm-3:00pm

Early Care & Education Committee (at the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, Stanton):

Meetings held at the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, Stanton, MI. The contact person for this committee is Mindy Train.

  • October 5th, 2016 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • November 2nd, 2016 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • December 7th, 2016 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • February 1st, 2017 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • March 1st, 2017 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • April 12th, 2017 from 1:30pm-2:30pm (meeting will be held at United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties, 10260 S. Sheridan Rd; Fenwick, 48834)
  • May 3rd, 2017 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • June 7th, 2017 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • August 2nd, 2017 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • September 6th, 2017 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Early Childhood Conference, September 16th, 2017

Executive & Communications Committee (at the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, Stanton):

Meetings held at the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, Stanton, MI. The contact person for this committee is Brandy Minikey.

  • September 7th, 2016 from 11:30am-1:00pm
  • November 2nd, 2016 from 11:30am-1:00pm
  • March 1st, 2017 from 11:30am-1:00pm
  • May 3rd, 2017 from 11:30am-1:00pm

Great Start Montcalm County Support Staff Contact Information:

621 New Street, PO BOX 367, Stanton, MI 48888

Website: www.GreatStartMontcalm.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatstartmontcalmcounty

Brandy Minikey, Parent Liaison
(616) 225-6166
bminikey@maisd.com
Mindy Train, Parent Liaison
(616) 225-6150
mtrain@maisd.com
 Cari O’Connor, Director
(616) 225-6278
coconnor@maisd.com