PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES

Date: 10/17/2019

Time: 8:35am

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    • The minutes from the September 19, 2019 general meeting were read and approved.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

    • Annual Appeal is at $16,500. Donations accepted by cash, check or PayPal.
    • Fall Fest and Friends & Fashion are coming up this month.
    • The PTA General Meetings will be held in the library and the agenda is sent out via email beforehand.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

    • The yard has been newly painted. Jen Redmond has submitted a proposal for participatory budgeting for repairs to the gymnasium. Please vote when the time comes. 
    • Students will have the opportunity to begin saying the Pledge of Allegiance each morning beginning Monday, Oct. 21 as per New York State mandate. No child or adult can be forced to stand or say the pledge.
    • Grade level meetings will be held to review curriculum on the following dates: K-10/31, 1st-10/24, 3rd-11/25, 4th-12/3 and 5th-11/8. The second grade meeting has already taken place and was well attended.

TREASURER’S REPORT

    • Revenue $210,000 and expenses have been $200,000.
    • Staff Wish List had $17,000 in requests and raised almost $27,000. The balance will go towards Annual Appeal.

1st VP REPORT

    • Fall Fest will be held this Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11am – 3pm. Volunteers are still needed.
    • Friends & Fashion – volunteers are needed. Donations are still being accepted at the location.
    • Halloween Bake Sale will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Christine Cole and Megan Brosterman will be staffing the allergy table.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

    • Elizabeth Sweeney, Assistant Principal reviewed Security and Safety protocol and procedures for our school.
    • BRT (Building Response Team) is comprised of administration and staff members.
    • There are 12 drills per year, per building (Main and Annex); 8 evacuation drills and 4 lock down drills.  The buildings are cleared in 4 minutes.
    • Shelter-In means there is a threat outside the building. Everyone must stay inside the building and no one is allowed in.
    • Lock-Down means there is a threat inside the building. Children are taken to designated safe places of premises.
    • There is no talking or passing items allowed through the school yard gates.
    • This goes for students and grown ups alike.
    • Talk to your kids about safety, including crossing the streets. Have a safety plan at home.

MEETING CLOSURE

    • A motion to close the meeting was seconded and approved. The meeting ended at 9:46am.