Barnard PTA Meeting Minutes
November 12th, 2015
7:30pm – Barnard Library
Deidra Clark – President
Mary DiPaolo – Vice President
Roulla Kousteris – Treasurer
Lisa Tung – Secretary
Liz Galeano – Membership Chair
Mrs. Genovese – Principal
Mrs. Staropoli – Teacher Representative
7:32pm Meeting Began
Introductions of all participants, age of children, teachers.
Update from the Principal – Upcoming Events:
1st Grade literacy night – 20 parents signed off
Mille’s Retirement Party
19th – Dr Osbourne discussion on the Capital Bond project, New Rochelle residents vote on Dec 15th.
American Education Week 19th/20th – parents to visit the classroom.
Future PTA opportunities:
Mindset – Carol Dweck – all teachers are currently doing a book study.
Do we want to have a meeting discussing the book.
Consistency between teachers and parents on ways to communicate with the children.
Membership is overall down so far this year as compared to last year
Sign up via website www.barnardpta.org
Merchandise available for sale – sweatshirts, hair ties, magnets
After School – 85 of 140 slots filled. Need Co-Chair for Spring
RIF – Reinstated after prior years of budgetary constraints, thanks for Vicki R and Mrs. Block.
PreK and K classes, Theme – 3 Little Pigs.
Distribution day is Dec 1st and 2nd in the library.
This is a Parent Driven Event, where parents read to the kids, and Act out the books.
Funding is received from DC – National Program up to Age 8.
Fall Fundraiser – $5k net
Holiday Reception – Deidre to host at her house, open to ALL PTA members, Dec 3rd 6-8pm
Field Trips – PreK had in school Apple Cidar event, Library visit coming up
- 1st Grade – planned trip
- 2nd Grade – off site trip to be decided.
Fund Raising Ideas:
Square one art fundraiser – was done in the past. Each child gets a sticker for their artwork. 33-38% project income for PTA. Target Mother’s Day/Fathers’ Dy.
Sponsor a Cheetah – PTA to help Sponsor a cheetah.
2nd Grade Picnic – Liz G and Ming A to volunteer.
Thank you to Christy Barrios for volunteering to provide translation services for all PTA correspondence.
Meeting Adjourned – 8:32
Next meeting is Dec 10th, 9:00am