This meeting called to order at 7:00pm.
- Minutes approved as presented
Extra curricular ideas from the students
- After school arts (visual arts in particular)
- Sports (Soccer, tennis and volleyball)
- Music therapy for kids with special needs
- Straight fee that can be split between all of the kids who enroll
Family friendly schools walk about
The parents who participated suggested signage with consistent look and feel to give better direction to new families on where to find the following:
- Parent center
- Main office
- New visitor sign that is more friendly (and grammatically correct)
- Visitors must enter on Wallingford Avenue
Vendor is Connection Signs. They have agreed to waive installation and allow the custodian to put the signs in the building.
$325 for the first 3 signs (parent center, main office, gymnasium)
$300 for the visitor signs
Suggestion is for the PTA and the school split the cost 50/50 – total cost to the PTA $312.
After school activities
Currently in progress:
- Fee based: piano, chess
School (staff): Volleyball in Jan, morning reading club, homework club, yearbook, fitness club, caligraphy
- Fee based: spanish, theater, lego engineering, arts (ceramics, painting), needle felting
write an article for the PTA newsletter who is going on to District
reception volunteers needed Jan 21st at the shoreline center. Needs include help during the day for set up and even help with the reception.
Honor all entrants at the school assembly scheduled for Thursday 12/18 @ 8:45. Give the kids an art item (markers or colored pencils)
Highland Terrace PTA has suggested sister status with them. It would include the following:
Cultural exchange and joint activity
B&N fundraiser in May already scheduled and they would be willing to split 50/50
Holiday Food Drive
The district is putting together 300+ baskets with a holiday meal. Each school was given a specific item and Parkwood was given olives. We are already at 198 cans of olives!
Pizza party for the classroom that collects the most food
Rootbeer float party for the class that brings in the most olives
$540 donation for The Works. Need to confirm budget. $200 now and if we have additional funds in the second half of the year we can complete the donation.
Staff appreciation - can we get the budget increased to $350? It’s currently set at $250.
Need to schedule a general board meeting. Must be announced 30 days prior to the meeting. Combine the general meeting with Heritage Night?
Need to approve the budget.