February 8th PTA Meeting Minutes

PTA Meeting Summary, Thursday, February 8, 2018

Prior meeting minutes approved.

The meeting began at 7:30 pm with a welcome from Barnard PTA President Bryan Grossbauer and an open discussion with Principal Dr. Cracco where he answered parent questions, which included the building’s policy on disinfecting, cleaning and children’s illnesses.  Dr. Cracco informed all present that the classrooms and bathrooms are cleaned multiple times per day including all school surfaces and places where hands touch.  Additionally, frequent hand washing is required of the children.   Dr. Cracco provided flyers on Bullying, Code of Conduct and Primary Project which is a grant for Kindergarteners and First Graders at Barnard where children identified by staff as qualifying learn through play therapy to model behavior, and to create stronger peer relationships.  There was a discussion regarding the transition of Pre-K students and 2nd Grade students to their neighborhood school.  Second Graders will visit their future school and receive a tour.  Lastly, there was a discussion of the outdoor recess policy, which is generally a temperature of greater than 32 degrees will permit outdoor recess.  When indoor recess occurs, children rotate between the library, gym, and auditorium.   

Bryan Grossbauer updated all on recent programs and events including the approval of additional PTA grants to classrooms involved in Black History month enrichment projects.

A call for volunteers/chairpersons was made for the June Carnival, Bingo Night, Second Grade Picnic and Nominating Committee for next year’s PTA Board members.  

Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember:

Staff Appreciation Luncheon – March 5, 2018

PTA Meeting – March 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Bingo Night – March 23, 2018

Spring Dance – April 13, 2018

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

Hello from the Barnard BATS PBIS Team!

February is all about KINDNESS. Throughout the entire school, students are learning many different ways they can show how kind they are. Students are earning BAT tickets when they are seen performing an act of KINDNESS. “Kevin the KIND Kangaroo” signs are hanging in the hallways reminding them about being KIND. Kindness is EVERYWHERE!!!!  

At home, please talk with your child about what it means to be kind and ways they can show it to family members, friends and even a random passersby.

In grades K-2, you might have noticed your child coming home with a certificate from PBIS…

CONGRATULATIONS! Your child earned the most tally’s for displaying the previous months focus. They will also be wearing a Student of the Month lanyard in school so that they are recognized by all!

In Pre-K, students are filling up a large BAT with their BAT tickets earned!!! They also have monthly musical celebrations based on the months theme!

Look here next month for more information on the monthly theme!