April 26, 2018 PTA Minutes

PTA Meeting Minutes, Thursday, April 26, 2018

Prior meeting minutes approved.

The meeting began at 7:30 pm with a welcome from Barnard PTA Vice President Alvard Mayilan.  Dr. Cracco presented the members in attendance with a discussion of the prosed budget and a schedule for the upcoming public hearings prior to the vote scheduled for May 15, 2018.   

The discussion included an explanation of the 3.89% tax levy increase and the proposed areas where the money will be allocated which includes social emotional supports, school safety, professional development, infrastructure repairs, 4 additional counselors, psychologist and social worker positions.  

Alvard Mayilan provided a summary of the recent success of the Spring Dance.  In addition upcoming PTA and Barnard events were discussed including Sports Night, Grandparents Day, Movie Night, Amy’s Greenhouse Mother’s Day Plant Sale.  Member and teacher, Kathleen Connolly, provided information regarding Amy’s Greenhouse, student projects and the installation of a pollinator garden.

A proposal was made for a future outdoor Movie Night on the front lawn/amphitheater outside Amy’s Greenhouse, which was taken under consideration.  

Elizabeth Villano provided an update regarding the Nomination Committee’s progress on prospects for next year’s 2018-2019 PTA Board.  The committee includes herself, Rebecca Kramer and Yesenia Flores.

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

Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember:

May 10: PTA Meeting, 7:30 pm

May 12: Amy’s Greenhouse Mother’s Day Plant Sale

May 18: Movie Night – Ferdinand 6:30 to 8:30 pm

May 24: Field Day

June 3: Carnival

June 7: PTA Meeting

June 15: Second Grade Picnic

June 19: Second Grade Graduation