June 2023 General PTA Meeting Minutes


June 14, 2023 6:45 PM — Virtual

Attendees: 38

June 14, 2023 6:45pm Virtual PTA Meeting (Minutes)

President, Kathleen Conner: Welcome and Thank You and 2022-2023 Year in Review Video

Thank You’s from Ms. Rosa: PTA, Staff, Parents, Ms. Emily for Bike to School

Summer School Update from Ms. Rosa: Summer Rising emails going out this week.

Curriculum Update from Mr. Frank:

  • Hard at work with teams of teachers in first and fourth grades and reading specialists for ELA.
  • Starting transition for 2023-2024 with DOE. Will be a two-phase system and pilot will start next year in 1st and 4th grades. Training will happen.
  • Then in 2024-2025 school year, complete transition away from Teachers College reading, writing workshop and transition to “H” (?). 
  • Pilot will begin with continuing Fundations, our phonics, instructional component. We want to add a component of phonemic awareness(sounds and the way sounds are manipulated), the pilot for that is Integrity(K), 10-15 minute drill adding on to fundations.
  • Adelphi classes will remain the same.

Updates from Ms. Yvette

  • Thank you to PTA and families for a great year.
  • No school on Monday June 19th for Juneteenth.
  • Last day of Stay & Play is Friday, June 23rd. Please let teachers know your child’s dismissal plan for the last 2 days of school.
  • Tuesday 6/27 is the last day of school, a full day of school. Report cards will not be mailed out, they will be given out on the last day. Otherwise you can come to school during summer session, July 6-August 15th, and pick up from Ms. Yvette.

2023-2024 Executive Board PTA Election

  • Co Presidents Katherine Beto and Raquel Cunha
  • Co-Treasurers Damon Duke and Farah Franqui
  • Recording Secretary Claire Howorth
  • Vice Presidents Melissa Melkumov and Scotte Hardin
  • Member at Large Katherine Hedge
  • Class Parent Coordinator Meredith Martin
  • *New Parent Representative will be voted in September*

Poll done and passed. 

2023-2025 SLT Parent Members Candidates are 

  • Brie Ashley
  • Katherine Hedge
  • Todd Jolly
  • Megan Walsh

Please vote for 2 out of 4. We’ll send an email once we confirm no duplicate votes. 

KC: Auction & Party was a huge success, raised over $35,000. Huge thanks to Callie and Sarah, thank you to teachers who donated time for the teacher raffle, parents who attended etc. Special tribute for Ms. Adele afterschool fund, link to donate in chat.

KC: Carnival: Thank you to Katherine Hedge, Adelphi carnival was incredible and Carroll Street has theirs on Friday, if it rains it will be in the gym. Reminder to volunteers to show up on time for shifts etc.

Fundraising Report

  • Pizza Friday($40K+)
  • 30 for 30($33k+)
  • Readathon($20K+).

Vote on Budget

  • Same outline as last year. 
  • Poll done – budget passes

Final Thank You’s: Kathleen and then Sarah.

View the recording here.