PTO Meeting Minutes: October 2016

Booth Hill School PTO

General Meeting

October 17, 2016

6:30 pm

Media Center

1. Call to order / Approval of minutes from the last meeting – Diana Guerra & Jess Greekwood

a. Call to order made by Jess Greekwood at 6:38pm

b. Motion to approve minutes from last meeting made by Jess Greekwood. Second by Sara Widomski and Marie Tillson

2. Treasurer’s Report – Marie Tillson

a. Ice Cream Social came right in at budget

b. Buddy Birthday Gram made $1,000 to date

c. Yankee Candle came in slightly under budget

d. Expenses were the birthday books, Literacy night and the Sky Dome assembly

e. Membership dues are still coming in

3. Principal’s Report – Dr. Z

a. Bus Evacuation drill is October 21st

b. Conferences are October 24th

c. Early dismissal is October 25th

d. Only kindergartners will march in the Halloween parade October 31st at 1:20PM

e. Had the summer governors reading challenge assembly. Would like attendance increased

f. BHS staff is involved with a school improvement plan. More info will be made public in the future

4. Teacher Representative – Martha Gaynor and Wendy Grabarz

a. Thank you to PTO for the Book Fair

5. Director’s Reports

a. Programs – Melissa Ferreira & Ewa Szepietowski- no report

b. Communications –Sara Widomski- no report

c. Community Outreach – Dana Wirth & Leigh Boulanger

i. Last day of sock drive is October 21st

d. Curriculum Support – Melissa Zaccagnini & Mandy Kilmartin

i. After school programs will be starting next month

e. Cultural – Andrea Onofrio & Jennifer Recker

i. Planetarium show was successful

ii. Story teller assembly is next

iii. SIS Jazz band is a future assembly

iv. Might be able to do 4 assemblies this year

f. Fundraising – Karen Bonitatebus & Debra Badas

i. Yankee Candle Fundraiser was successful

ii. Working on future apparel Fundraiser

iii. Looking for vendors for the Breakfast with Santa Vendor Fair event

g. Parent Involvement – Megan Gates- no report

h. Social – Marcie Ames & Melissa Butterfield

i. Willy Wonka Fall Halloween Social is October 28th from 6-8pm. Illusionist “Special Head” will perform from 7-7:30pm. Pizza will be sold by the slice, along with a bake sale and games for kids to enjoy. Price is $15 per family. Volunteers for decorating and helping out at stations are needed

i. Government Affairs – George Mladsi

i. Next BOE meeting is October 28th at 7:30pm

6. President’s Report – Diana Guerra & Jessica Greekwood

a. Emaline Turner is the lucky winner of the membership raffle. She won a $25 gift card to Stop & Shop. Congrats!

b. Open discussion about walk-ins being allowed at certain BHS events

7. Fathers Club – Chris Sullivan

a. Mulch was spread throughout the playground. Still need some near swing area, will follow up

b. Possible movie night in November

c. Next Father’s Club meeting is October 19th at Porky’s at 7:00pm

d. Working on BHS PTO website page

e. Breakfast with Santa is December 10th. Still in need of volunteers and a Santa

8. New Business

a. George Mladsi was sworn in as the BHS PTO Government Affairs Director

9. Comments, Questions, Concerns

10. Adjournment – Motion to Adjourn made by Diana Guerra at 7:19pm

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