PTA Meeting Minutes
Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month!
SHES PTA General Meeting
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
Introduce the board
President: Alicia Tsibiridis
Vice President: Rebecca Burnside
Co-Secretary: Diana Esposito
Co-Secretary: Kate McManus
Co-Treasurer: Kristina Cardenas
Co-Treasurer: Michelle Lenzi
Picture day was a success. Photos will be in in about 4 weeks and at that time parents can order or arrange retakes.
No parade this year
PTA will offer free pizza on that day. One slice per child. Students can bring in their own lunch or additional lunch if one slice of pizza isn’t wanted or enough. This will also act as a trial run for pizza day this year to determine how to make it work this year.
The school will decide on a fun halloween activity that will take place on campus.
Scholastic Online Book Fair
This year we will host a virtual book fair. It will take place in November. Date is TBD.
We will host a virtual Gingerbread Night. Families will still be able to order a gingerbread house from the school which they can take home to assemble at home. We will try to figure out a way to make it a fun, virtual night.
Virtual PTA Activity Nights
We are looking for ideas. We thought of Trivia Night, Scavenger Hunt (Halloween theme), Bingo night
Online Merchandise Shop
We will need to order some new merchandise for the year. Maybe masks.
Rhina Honts volunteered to help with the school store. She suggested some items that sold well at her child’s former school. A teddy bear in a SHES shirt and a stuffed animal SHES key chain.
Looking for volunteers
Mr. Malone spoke
He is happy with the small class sizes and how the students have forged wonderful relationships.
Mask breaks and the extra exercise for students has worked well.
Report card schedule - SHES is trimesters. Parent Portal is an important tool for parents to find progress reports.
1st trimester ends beginning of December. Progress reposts will come out in a couple of weeks.
Parent/Teacher conferences will be virtual this year and will be the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Friday Oct. 30th will be the Halloween celebration. Kids will wear costumes to school. The school will decorate the building.
Breakfast for teachers
The PTA would like to host a teacher breakfast as a thank you to all of the work they have done to start off the school year.
School Lunch Program
The lunch from Pierson program will begin Mon. Oct. 19th. It will be available to students in 3, 4 and 5th grades and can be purchased through My School Bucks.
We would like to host a virtual fundraiser to raise money for the teacher grants. We will auction the items donated for the Spring Fundraiser that couldn’t take place due to Covid.
The school is looking for a parent to take on the Greenhouse upkeep.
A parents asked what is the PTA annual budget size? For the 2018/2019 school year we spent $70,000 and raised $72,000. Last year we made more than we were able to spend because many of the events we normally fund didn’t take place due to Covid.
November 3rd as of now but may be altered.
Both Diana Esposito and Kate McManus were reelected for another term as co-secretaries of the PTA board.
Next Meeting Tuesday, November 10th time TBD will be virtual (possibly in the evening)