January 11th PTA Meeting Minutes

BARNARD PTA MINUTES: JANUARY 2018

PTA Meeting Summary, Thursday, January 11, 2018

Prior meeting minutes approved.

The meeting began at 7:30 pm with a welcome from Barnard PTA President Bryan Grossbauer and a update on recent programs and events including the successful Scholastic Book Fair, Charleston Wrap Fall Fundraiser, Merchandise Sales, the Hope Services Food Drive, Barnard READS, and Teacher Grants for Kindergarten and First Grade Classes.  In addition, the recent tragedy involving a High School Student was discussed and questions were presented by the attendees for submission to PTAC to be included as questions to Superintendent Brian Osbourne.

Next, Principal Dr. Cracco provided a presentation to the members in attendance of the success with the Barnard School writing program in grades Kindergarten through Second Grade.  Dr. Cracco demonstrated the growth and development of our young writers and the curriculum/units followed at Barnard known as the Teachers College of Reading and Writing.  Dr. Cracco further suggested that parents encourage their children to write at home.  

The YMCA After Care Program at Barnard was cancelled at the end of December due to lack of sufficient enrollment.   

A Valentine’s Dance will not be held this year.  Instead, a Spring Fling Formal will be scheduled in March or April.  Kemisha and Yesenia volunteered to chair the event.  

A call for volunteers/chairpersons was made for the June Carnival and the Second Grade Picnic.  

The YMCA After Care Program at Barnard was cancelled at the end of December due to lack of sufficient enrollment.   

A Valentine’s Dance will not be held this year.  Instead, a Spring Fling Formal will be scheduled in March or April.  Kemisha and Yesenia volunteered to chair the event.  

A call for volunteers/chairpersons was made for the June Carnival and the Second Grade Picnic.  

Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember:

Movie Night: Lion King, January 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  Sign up to donate snacks and water at

www.tinyurl.com/moviepta1

Dads/Special Guardians Pot Luck Breakfast: Saturday February 10, 2018 9:00 am to 10:30 am.  Pot Luck Breakfast in Cafeteria followed by gym activities.  Sign up to bring food/drinks/paper goods and to volunteer at

www.tinyurl.com/ptadadsbrunch

Spirit Day – Wear Your Favorite Pajamas, January 26, 2018

PTA needs committed volunteers to make it a great experience for our children and a successful year at Barnard.   

Next PTA Meeting February 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm