Creative Science School

PTA Meeting Minutes 5/17/16

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  • Explanation of positions open, PTA roles. We need a president, VP, secretary, and treasurer.
  • Upcoming meetings: Next Wednesday, PTA Board meeting, June 12 retreat. Community Care Day Aug 27, will also be welcome back picnic
  • New job that could be for someone who can’t make it to meetings: asst. treasurer. Help with sorting, filing, keeping track. Budget discussed.
  • Signing up for positions:
    • Secretary: Heather Fellers
    • Class Rep Coordinator: Beth Cantrell, Joanna Beatty
    • Assistant treasurer: Diana Marshall
  • Voting for four positions
    • Joanna Goebel is president
    • Angie Fitzpatrick is VP
    • Joanna Crump is Treasurer
    • Heather Fellers is Secretary
  • Site Council: four positions, elected two year terms alternating years so always two stay.
    • Have been talking about how to make our focus more evident. How do we increase student engagement in inquiry-based instruction?
  • Goals/wishlist:
    • Covered bike parking
    • Covered play area
    • PTA binder project-Joanne H and Heather F
    • Float in the Avenue of the Roses parade-Joanne H willing to organize
    • Keeping k-5 music
      • Instruments in kids hands
    • Multicultural night
      • More work including families from other cultures
    • Expansion of sexuality education
    • Mindfulness
    • Language instruction in k-5
    • First Lego League
    • STEM program
    • Increased constructivism awareness for families
    • Increase in volunteers/parent involvement
      • Orientation at start of year
      • Volunteer deadlines
    • Consistent teacher involvement with PTA
    • Better communication of volunteer needs
      • Possibly permanent list of ongoing jobs that always need to be done (organize lost and found…etc….)
      • Bring back the Pitch-in—sign up for small, specific jobs.
    • Involve students in PTSA
    • Website—need someone to help with transition to Square Space
    • Online parent directory
    • Window sunscreens on west side of building.
      • Possibly bamboo in livestock troughs
    • Grant-writer position