Welcome and Thanks for Attending our Evening Meeting 

  • Gear and Gala ticket sales available tonight
  • Recent Events funded by PTA (just before Spring Break)
    • China Celebration – 3rd Grade
    • Opera – 1st Grade
    • Author visit – Javaka Steptoe – Grades 3 & 5
  • One School, One Book (1S1B) – Autism awareness for April –
  • Thinking ahead – Elections for PTA Board coming up – consider participating or persuading friends to step up – need some new people for next year.


Ms. Yvette

  • Testing today and tomorrow and again at the beginning of May
  • No parents upstairs on these days
  • Middle School Admissions – she has no advance acceptance info
  • Letters should arrive very soon!


Ms. Bridget — School Safety

  • ID will always be needed for entry – thank you for your help
  • Lockdown drills – have been happening at various times of day
    • Teaching kids what to do from different locations
  • District is replacing some classroom doors that lock poorly, and we are trying to fund replacements for all classroom doors
  • Currently have worked out hardware for locking doors (wedges, bars, etc.) so all can be securely closed
  • Played a video of lockdown drills – mandated by DoE and shown to all kids – filmed with NYC 8th Graders
  • New PA system work has started – hope to complete by February 2019 but would be nice if work finishes by September.


One-Time Grants

  • Proposed to PTA and vetted by school administration and PTA board
  • We do have enough funds to cover all of the proposals if we choose
    • Technology Proposals – Mr. Doug (3)
    • Fountas & Pinnell graded reading sets – lower grades
    • Border Crossers – completion of teacher training
    • Speech Therapy Tool Kits – both sites
    • Language Processing Test/Articulation Assessment – both sites
    • Black History Month Book
    • Water Bottle Water Fountain – gym
  • All proposals approved by membership vote


Auction/Gala – coming up on April 27th!

  • Party is Adults only – located at Littlefields in Gowanus area
  • Upcoming flash sale on tickets – Friday, April 13th
  • It will be a fun night – over 100 tickets sold already
  • Lots of great stuff has been donated to Auction – can bid even if not attending


Participatory Voting – please do it – it takes 2 minutes

  • Our school is part of proposed Diversity Coordinator – shared with 2 other schools
  • Any resident over age 11 can vote!


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