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Slingerlands Elementary PTO Meeting – June 5, 2017

Filed in Archive by on July 10, 2017

Have a great summer!

Click here for the June 5 PTO Minutes.

I. Introduction

  • Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
  • Attendees introduced themselves
  • There were no changes to the agenda

II. Announcements and Reports

  • Principal’s Reports:
    • Teacher assignments for 2017-18 were announced
    • There are several new hires, and 2 retirees (Mrs. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Reddy)
    • Mrs. Bonacquist thanked the PTO for their support throughout the year
    • The last day of school is June 21st which will be a half day
  • Teacher Representatives:
    • Thanked the PTO for their Support
  • Co-President’s Report:
    • Presidents Council Update
      • Chromebooks are being rolled out with the intent pf 1:1 device to student. Next year, all students in grades 3-12 will have a Chromebook as follows:
        1. 3-5 in the classroom
        2. 6-8 in school
        3. 9-12 take home
      • Elementary homework policy is being reviewed and parent involvement is starting in the fall.
    • Committee Chair Openings
      • Confirmed co-chair for 1000 books
      • Need one for ASE
      • Need Applebee’s co-chairs
      • Need one for Monster Mash
      • Need one for Spirit Wear
      • Need one for Books for Giving
    • Half days will probably go back to Nov/Dec for conferences rather than January. There will still be one set of conferences.
    • Survivor Day was rescheduled to next week
    • Board member changes
      • Katie O’Brien is stepping down from Treasurer position; Karyn Pauze is staying on for another term, and attendees voted to approve Resa Ostrander as new treasurer (Welcome Resa!)
      • Brooke Donovan is stepping down from co-president position; Betsy Dana is staying on for another term, and attendees voted to approve Heather White as new co-president (Welcome back, Heather!)

III. Treasurer

  • Katie shared the treasurer’s report
  • The group voted on and approved the 2017-18 budget

IV. Adjournment

  • Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.