Takoma Park Elementary School PTA Meeting Minutes, June 5, 2018

Takoma Park Elementary School PTA

Draft Meeting Minutes, June 5, 2018

7-8 pm, APR

Secretary: Allyson Piazza

Attendance: 17 members, 4 non-members

Welcome and Updates: PTA President Lia Goldstein

  • Hip Hop Hope Poetry Slam: June 6, 7 at TPMS 7pm
  • 2nd Grade Promotion and picnic June 13 at 10am, TPMS
  • Last day of school June 15, dismissal at 1:20pm
  • New families play date: August 18, 10am-12pm at the TPES playground
  • Back to school celebration: August 30, 5-7pm at TPES playground
  • Kindergarten back to school night: August 30, 7-8pm (adults only)
  • Open House: August 31, 3-4pm
  • 1st day of school: Sept 4
  • 1st and 2nd grade back to school night: Sept 5, 7-8pm

Erin Kelley, Treasurer’s Report

  • Dolphin Drive raised $9,400, almost twice the amount we budgeted
  • Basketball game raised over $800
  • Readathon raised almost $17,000
  • Budget amendment to increase the Readathon expenses from $300 to $400; amendment passed unanimously
  • Paper shortage at school was due to an ordering error, the PTA is helping to provide paper to make it through the end of the year
  • Summer budget: Marissa Walker requested to add $200 for Health and Wellness for refreshments during a teacher training they are hosting in August. Summer budget approved unanimously.

Supply kit update, Sasha Johnson and Ally Piazza

  • Once the supply lists are approved, order forms will be sent out and notices will go out on the listserv/website/Facebook
  • Kits that are ordered will be delivered to your child’s classroom and can be picked up at Open House in August.
  • If you have a student at PBES next year, you can order a kit now. educationalproducts.com/shoppacks (school ID: PIN226)

Volunteer Recruitment, Lia Salza Goldstein

  • There are several committees that need volunteers
  • The 1st PTA meeting in September will include a Volunteer Fair to give new and continuing families the chance to learn about all of the volunteer opportunities within the PTA.

STEM Robotics Program, Tracee Matthias

  • MD Department of Education is offering grants to schools to support robotics programs
  • Tracee wants to submit a $10,000 grant application on behalf of the TPES PTA this month to bring a robotics program to TPES that all students (including K students) will benefit from.
  • Gadsden supports the initiative
  • Motion to approve the application submission passed unanimously.

2018-19 Executive Committee Elections, Nominating Committee (Meg McDonald, Rachel Sturke, Ally Piazza)

  • Proposed slate approved unanimously

President: Lia Salza Goldstein

Executive VP: Rachel Sturke (Meg McDonald)

Treasurer: Erin Kelley

VP Communications: Sasha Johnson

VP Membership: Lindsay Harrison (Jonna Hamilton/Kawsar Talaat)

VP Fundraising: Whitney Phend

Membership Secretary: Claire Andrews

Executive Secretary: Emily Merolli

Staff changes for 2018-19, Dr. Gadsden

  • Croft, Ms. Grossman and Mrs. Boggan are leaving TPES