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October 2017 Minutes

Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center
PTA Meeting Minutes
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Start time: 7:33 p.m. / End Time: 8:17 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
The PTA President, Bryan Grossbauer, commenced the meeting by welcoming the
attendees and thanking them for their attendance. He also informed everyone that
Barnard PTA’s by-laws were present and available for those interested in reviewing it.
He then welcomed our special guests, Susan Moorhead and Ed Roddy, from the New
Rochelle Public Library.
Community Presentation
Ms. Moorhead and Mr. Roddy gave a presentation to the committee sharing with the
group all the great events, programs and free services that the New Rochelle Public
Library (“NRPL”) offers; such as: free passes to various museums, homework assistance
by Monroe College students at the main library, arts program every Monday at Huguenot
Children’s library by the high school honors students. They also discussed the upgraded
NRPL website which provides access to all the events, calendars and services being
offered at the libraries. They also informed the committee that eBooks are available to
use on tablets at home and that students and adults have access to computer stations as
well at the library. They encouraged parents to register for a free library card which will
allow them access to all the library services. The PTA President then thanked the invited
guests for such a wonderful and informative presentation.
President’s Update
Mr. Grossbauer, then gave a recap to the committee on the PTA’s Movie Night, which
was held the prior week, Friday, October 6, 2017. He shared with the committee that it
was a great turnout and the childrern enjoyed watching Smurfs, The Lost Village. He
also encouraged parents to sign up and volunteer as a Committee Chair for the various
events coming up this school year.

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Treasurer update
Mr. Grossbauer gave an update on the Treasurer’s behalf and informed the committee
that the PTA accounts were in good standing.
VP Update
Ms. Mayilyan greeted the members and also encouraged everyone to sign up and
volunteer for the various PTA events.
Secretary update
Ms. Mateus also greeted the committee members and encouraged them to volunteer for
the PTA events. She went on to explain to the committee the importance of their
involvement to ensure that all the children at Barnard have a wonderful and enriched
school year.
Afterschool Update
Mr. Grossbauer reminded the committee members that the YMCA – is the after
school program that is being offered this school year to Barnard Parents. Details
regarding the program are posted on the Barnard PTA website. Additional questions
regarding the afterschool program should be directed to the YMCA.
Membership Update
Mr. Grossbauer was delighted to inform the committee that there were 73 members that
registered with the PTA, thus far. He encouraged parents to join the PTA if they had not
done so already by signing up at the end of the meeting with a Board member or via
internet at www.tinyurl.com/joinbarnardpta
Upcoming events
-Pumpkin Patch – 10/14, 10:00 a.m.
-Halloween Party – 10/27, 6:00 p.m.
-PTA Bake Sale – 11/ 7, 7-9am
-PTA Meeting – 11/16, 7pm (EARLIER START TIME)

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Halloween Party

Title: Halloween Party
Location: Barnard School
Description: DJ, Pizza, Drinks, Halloween treats & crafts

Entrance fees: $5 PTA or $6 non-PTA
Start Date: 2017-10-27
Start Time: 06:00
End Date: 8:00

Barnard After School Programming

Barnard PTA is proud announce that we will be teaming up with New Rochelle YMCA and offering after school programming at Barnard! The program will run five days a week (school days) from 3-6pm.

Fee Schedule & Registration Information
$80 annual New Rochelle YMCA non-refundable youth membership is required to enroll each child and is due at registration. Payments received after the 5th of the month will be charged a $20.00 late fee.
Monthly Fee per child:
5 day program – $255.00

All payments, either credit card or EFT, are processed on the 1st of the month.
During New Rochelle school system half days, children enrolled in the Afterschool Program may attend from 11:30am to 6:30pm for an additional fee. Cost is $30 per 1/2 day per child.
Please have all paperwork filled out prior to enrolling children in the program. Paperwork is available by visiting the New Rochelle YMCA or emailing csullivan@nrymca.org

***Do not contact Barnard School directly, please contact New Rochelle YMCA with questions, comments, or concerns.

*** Must have a copy of the most recent medical form signed by the child’s doctor.

The YMCA does not provide transportation; this must be arranged through the school district.

The specific activities associated with the various curriculum categories generally take place in one or several of the following contexts, each of which is balanced throughout the day or week:

Free Choice
The child or youth has the option of choosing from among several activities, some relatively unstructured and others that are staff-designed learning centers.

Small Group or Individual Activities
The activities available can be done either in small groups or alone. They may be initiated by the counselors with the expectation that all children will work on the activity (e.g. homework or silent reading), or initiated by the children themselves.

Project Time
Time is set aside in the schedule for children or youth to begin or return to a long term project needing certain space, materials, tools, or leadership.

Large Group
Activities designed for large group, led by Y staff include group games to promote physical activity.

Indoors or Outdoors
All of the contexts and activities above are presented or done in both outdoor and indoor environment.

Snack
A nutritious snack, which is planned to meet a child’s nutritional requirement, is served each day.

Half Day Programs
Half Day Programs are available throughout the year for an additional $30 per day. These programs must be pre-registered one week in advance.

Holiday and Vacation Day programs are available.

Holiday Vacation Camp
$60 per day; 8am-6pm
Advanced registration required

Half-Days Schedule
$30 per ½ day (11:30-6:30pm)

For Information
Please contact Cheryl Sullivan, 914-632-1818, extension 20.