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Slingerlands May PTO Meeting Minutes

Filed in Archive by on June 5, 2019

Slingerlands Elementary PTO Meeting – May 7, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the School library

I. Introduction

A. Meeting called to order
B. Attendees introduced themselves
C. There were no changes to the agenda

II. District Budget Update

  • Jodi Monroe presented the proposed budget. 2.06% increase (below cap) proposed ($100,829,000). Vote on May 21st.
  • Go to district website for a sample ballot

III. Treasurer’s Report

  • Heather White provided a brief, high-level summary in Resa’s absence.

IV. Discussion and Voting Items

A. Principal’s Report

  • Due to decline in enrollment, we are losing 2 classroom teachers next year to other district schools
  • Committee formed (Screen Time Study Group) to evaluate the balance between screen time, education and playtime. Brainstorming completed, and an informational pamphlet was created, which was distributed at the meeting.
  • Started work on security cameras within the school, and on the school grounds.
  • Raptor program has been implemented in Slingerlands

B. Teacher Representatives

  • Thank you for treats at faculty meeting
  • iSmile fundraiser: decided on Kindergarten event and 5th grade moving on day to pilot.
  • Sensational Staff was announced during school over the PA system, which was very well-received. Quotes were read about each of the recipients, and then announced by name.

C. Co-Presidents’ Report

  • Reunification drill will be done at Slingerlands from 2-3:45. Need 10-12 parent volunteers. Contact a PTO board member or Greg Nolte to volunteer
  • Building a Better PTO: What have we heard so far from the survey? Where do we go next?
    • 32 responses, very interesting feedback which will be collected and presented in the future.
  • Mixed Bags Fundraiser is underway, due back the week before Memorial Day.
  • Used Book Sale this Friday – books can be dropped off until Thursday. Kids can bring money in on Friday.
  • Need to change the date of the June PTO meeting – June 4th at 6:30 was agreed upon.
  • Looking to Next Year
    • Vote to approve updated by-laws – did not have sufficient attendance to hold a vote.
    • Board positions – who is volunteering for positions
    • Committee chair announcements – what do we need
    • Fall Family Festival
    • Scholastic Book Fair

V. Adjournment

  • Meeting was adjourned at 9 pm.

Next PTO meeting- June 4th, 6:30 p.m. at Slingerlands School library