We had our last meeting of the 2016-17 school year and elected a new Executive Board.
Thanks to Nina Crews for being a fantastic, organized, rock-star PTA President this year, and to all of this year’s PTA board members!
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Nina Crews — PTA President
- We are making changes to the bylaws to be in compliance with DOE guidelines
- We have a new slate of PTA officers to vote in, all uncontested:pta_June_14_mtg
- Co Presidents: Merideth Finn-Beers & Jessica Miksis
- Co-VPs: Scotte Hardin & Rafael Gomez Luna
- Treasurer: Desiree Detoy
- Recording Secretary: Liza Gouger
- Corresponding Secretary: Lisa Chamberlain
- Ex Officio: Nina Crews
- Members At Large: Rai Ariz & Ian Cooley
- New Parent Member At Large: TBD
- Teacher Representative: Amy Vagetatos
- ASD Parent Representative: Layale Hamdan
- All voted in by those present – none opposed.
Radha – Budget
- See budget for details.
- Two items added as permanent budget items (one book, one school and field day t-shirts)
- All in favor — none opposed
Ms. Rosa Update
- This is an amazing PTA — it’s been a wonderful year
- Tomorrow is fifth grade dance
- Postcard event in beginning of school year — asking for kids to send
- Marina has been working on art throughout the building so kids can see their work
- Parent commented on stairwell — so much brighter!
- Parent question – new hours of 8:20-3:10 next year. We’ll start dismissal earlier — Instructional day is just as long. We’ll start day on time.
- Rai: Fourth grade trip — is going to be early on in the year
- Great school year — thank you everyone!
- Last day of regular after school is Friday the 23rd — no after school Mon & Tues
- Half day on Wednesday, June 28
Guest Speaker from Brooklyn Public Library – Carroll Street: Jody Shaw
- Reading is like a muscle so it’s important to keep reading all summer.
- We have a summer reading program at the library — kids need to come to library to sign up
- There’s a game board — they complete
- Can win 12 books
- Can also sign up for beanstack — can enter to win a Kindle — they also get schwag
- Reading anything is fine — fine if it’s below grade level
- There are 60 branches in the system — we have something going on every day during the time
- Tech time, Minecraft on Wednesday, games on Thursday, every other Friday is movie day
- New library cards
- Ebooks & audiobooks — you can download the Overdrive app or the new app — Simply E
- Can put hold on any books anywhere on hold and they’ll be delivered to your library