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Slingerlands Elementary PTO Minutes – Nov. 9, 2017

Filed in Slingerlands by on May 23, 2017

Next General Meeting: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Click here for the November 9 PTO Minutes.

I. Introduction

  1. Meeting called to order at 7:00
  2. Introductions were made around the room
  3. There were no changes to the agenda

II. Special Presentation

  • Mrs. Penny Palagyi, Slingerlands Guidance Counselor and Mrs. Jackie Gaffney, Slingerlands Social Worker discussed their roles within the district, offering social work and counseling services within our schools.

III. Treasurer’s Report

  • Katie O’Brien presented the treasurer’s report in a revised format, which was well received.

IV. Announcements and Reports

  1. Teacher Representatives:
    • American Education Week is 11/14 – 11/18,
    • Progress reports coming out 11/10 (10-week report), with another one coming out at 30 weeks, 
    • There will be 3 days for conferences in January. Note: the printed calendar has the incorrect dismissal times for those days; they should be 11:30 rather than 12:10.
  2. PTO Presidents
    • President’s Council Meeting:
      • Brooke met counseling coordinator Kristen Connor, who discussed the benefits of creating relationships with local providers, and talked about mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
      • Bill Clermont was introduced as the new math supervisor.
      • Moving to a 1:1 relationship (student: Chromebook) was discussed, and a survey will be used to assess classroom access
      • Seat belts on the bus: The law in place is to have them, but there is not one in place to use them.
      • Food vendors at events: They are required to have insurance and health certificates visible.
    •  Candy Donation Drive: Collected through 11/10
    • American Education Week Volunteers needed to sign people into the building

V. Adjournment