TPES PTA Meeting Minutes: February 2019

Takoma Park Elementary School (TPES)

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, February 5, 2019. 6.45-8pm


7pm: Welcome: Upcoming Events and Announcements, Lia Salza Goldstein)

Lia previewed the following upcoming events for everyone’s calendars.

Friday Feb 1 – Friday Feb 8: Scholastic Book Fair

Monday Feb 18: Presidents Day – no school

Tuesday March 5: PTA Meeting, Healthy Kids

Tuesday April 2: PTA Meeting, PEP: Understanding Friendship and Bullying


7.05pm: TPES PTA Treasurer’s Report, Erin Kelley (Treasurer)

No significant highlights for this month but Erin noted:

  • Dolphin Drive income was higher than forecast – thanks to all who donated
  • We’ve had 236 members join the PTA this year which is lower than expected – there is still time to join!
  • After-school club scholarships were all covered for the Winter period but it looks likely we will need more for the Spring session.
  • We are still waiting for reimbursement of the $10,000 grant for STEM – Erin is chasing this and expects it shortly. Thanks again to Tracey Mathias for her work!


TPES/PBES Basketball Game, Mark Ivcevich (Basketball Game, Chair)

This year’s game will be on Thursday May 16 from 6 – 8pm and will be held at Takoma Academy (8120 Carroll Ave).

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer, get involved and sign-up to play. Please keep an eye out on the PTA listserv and look out for information coming home in dolphin folders.

Readathon Update, Sara Lewis (Readathon Co-Chair)

This will be our 6th year of the readathon. Not only does it get our kids inspired and excited to read, it is our biggest fundraiser of the year with $17,000 raised last year. We hope to raise a similar amount this year but we encourage all children to participate even if they aren’t collecting sponsorships.

The readathon runs March 4–29 with special events including a kick-off assembly.

We are still looking for volunteers in 3 main areas:

  • Work that can be done at home – includes creating achievement certificates, creating leaves / trees with kids names on them and inooutting minutes read into a database
  • Friday mornings at school – tallying up minutes from the children’s readathon sheets
  • Friday afternoons at school – handing out prizes to all our readers.

Clubs and Enrichment, Shana Sabbath (Equity Committee Chair)

Following a successful campaign to get the word out about our scholarship program, we now have a big need for more. The PTA provides a number of scholarships and the vendor provides one scholarship per filled club too, but we usually have more need than that. In the past the PTA has been able to meet all requests but having expanded our outreach this year, demand is up so we need to find more funding.

Additional donations would be very welcome. You will also be able to add a scholarship donation when you sign your child up for a club, please consider doing so if you are able.


A to Z Connect School Directory, Tim Gronniger (Parent Volunteer)

In response to many parents requests for a school directory Tim has been working on creating a TPES Directory in the A to Z Connect app. The app contains 520 TPES student records. If you asked not to be included in the school directory then your information will not be there. You can download the app from the iOSapp store or Google Play (search for ‘AtoZ Connect’, when you first log in you will be asked to validate your information. Once you’ve done that you will be able to look up contact information for children in your child’s class(es). Tim would welcome any feedback. Lia passed on the PTA’s thanks to Tim for picking up such a big and important piece of work.


Volunteer Update: Exec Team 2019-2020, Sarah Corcoran (Volunteer Coordinator)

Lucy briefed the meeting on Safe Routes to School, TKPK5k and special projects.

We are committed to making Takoma Park a walkable and bike-able city. Recent / upcoming initiatives include:

  • A pop-up bike lane on Maple Ave later this year
  • The old wooden stairs behind TPES down to the community center have been removed and will be replaced by trees/shrubs


7.30pm: Literacy Presentation, Ms Ard-Gales (TPES Assistant Principal)

Ms Ard-Gales delivered a comprehensive presentation covering literacy and an overview of the reading program at TPES, before answering questions from PTA meeting attendees. A copy of the presentation is attached.

TPES PTA Meeting Minutes: January 2019

Takoma Park Elementary School PTA

Meeting Minutes, January 8, 2019, 7-8 pm, APR

Attendance: 36


Welcome and Upcoming Events: Lia Salza, President

  • Saturday, January 12: MCPS/MCCPTA Mental Health and Wellness Forum, 1-5pm, Wood Middle School, Rockville. There will be programs on bullying, mental health first aid, etc.
  • Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no school
  • Friday, January 25: early release
  • Monday, January 28: Professional Day – no school
  • February 1-8: Scholastic Book Fair
  • Tuesday, February 5: PTA Meeting – Literacy
  • Monday, February 18: President’s Day – no school
  • March – Read-a-Thon!



TPES Treasurer’s Report: Erin Kelley, Treasurer

  • Everything is on track with fundraisers and expenditures; we’re looking forward to the Read-a-Thon, which is the largest fundraiser of the year.
  • Announcement of grants:
    • Shana Sabbath wrote an application for the PTA and received a grant from the Takoma Foundation. The grant will support equity initiatives at TPES and the Young Scholars program.
    • Tracee Matthias wrote an application for a STEM grant that secured $10k for a variety of STEM programs at TPES, including a new fleet of Lego robots.
    • Both of these grants were identified and spearheaded by parents committed to these important areas of school support and improvement. Have ideas? Let’s talk!
  • Question regarding Politics&Prose fundraiser: we currently don’t have a parent volunteer to run this (and other similar) fundraisers – if you’re interested, please contact Sarah Corcoran (volunteer coordinator).


TPES Clubs/Enrichment Update: Virginia Davis, Clubs Coordinator, and Shana Sabbath, Equity Chair

  • Enrollment is now closed for the winter TPES club session. Ten scholarships were provided (an increase in the number being requested, which is great).
  • If you have ideas for clubs, please email them to


Book Fair Update: Kate Ivcevich and Shivani Sutton, Book Fair Chairs

  • The TPES Scholastic Book Fair will take place from February 1-8, both during the day and in the evenings (late hours on Tuesday and Thursday). Dave Burbank from the TP Library and authors will be leading activities in the evenings.
  • Kids will get to visit the fair early in the week and make wish lists; it’s also possible to send money (cash, credit cards, checks, e-wallet) with them, so they can purchase while at school
  • Teachers will have wish lists available for those interested to make donations.
  • This “fundraiser” doesn’t bring cash into the school, it provides the media center and classrooms with new books, and is a significant source of classroom materials for the school.
  • 90-minute sign-up opportunities will be available on the TPES PTA website soon; more information about the book fair, opportunities to assist, and ways of sending money with your kids will come home soon.



  • The Read-a-Thon is the PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year, and is a lot of fun.
  • Begins in early March (Dr. Seuss’ birthday) and lasts for the entire month.
  • It encourages kids to read or be read to by tracking and sponsoring minutes read. Have kids ask grandparents/aunts/uncles to sponsor them.
  • We need a chair (ideally 2 people) to coordinate the effort – which includes helping with a school assembly,  overseeing the weekly gathering of charts and data, making there is a binder of materials, and you will receive lots of support from the school and other parents. Are you interested? Even a little? Please contact Lia Salza (President) or Sarah Corcoran (volunteer coordinator).


Announcements from Dr. Gadsden

  • Snow is coming! Be sure to check all available resources to make sure you get accurate updates on school closures, delays, and early closures.
  • The playground is up and running, and the kids all approve! Thanks to all of the parent volunteers who helped to make that happen.


Summer Camp Fair

Participating programs: Nature Lab, Lowell School, Takoma Rec Center, Little Loft, Glen Echo Park, Barrie School, The Y Silver Spring, Girl Scouts, Roda Movement, Flag Star Football, Montgomery Parks: Totally Tennis, Takoma Sports, Takoma Park Child Development Center, The Evergreen School

TPES/PBES Meeting Minutes: November 2018

TPES/PBES PTA Meeting Minutes – Tuesday, November 13 2018, 6..45-8.30pm


Attendees: 58


Welcome: Lia Goldstein, TPES PTA President
Lia welcomed parents from TPES and PBES to our first joint PTA meeting of the school year before providing details of upcoming school and PTA events including:

–        Tuesday December 4: TPES International Night
A family event held at TPES from 7-9pm featuring a dance performance and international pot luck. Families are strongly encouraged to attend this event..

–        Wednesday December 12: PBES December PTA Meeting


TPES Updates, Treasurer’s Report: Erin Kelley, TPES PTA Treasurer
No significant changes to the budget since the last PTA meeting. Erin highlighted:

–        Dolphin Drive, one of the PTA’s big fundraisers of the year, was getting close to its goal of $7500. Families were encouraged to donate prior to Thanksgiving if able and to reach out to extended family (e.g. grandparents) to ask for contributions.

–        PTA Membership is close to target but more members would be welcome. Attendees are encouraged to join (details on PTA website) if they are not already members.

–       The PTA’s cash balance remains robust thanks to amount of money coming into the school via donations and PTA events – thank you to everyone in the school community who is part of that.

TPES Updates, Dolphin Drive: Whitney Phend, TPES PTA Fundraising Lead
Whitney explained there are 2 major PTA fundraisers each year: the Dolphin Drive in the fall and the Readathon in Spring time. There had been at least one school fundraiser, not run by the PTA, earlier this year but no further school fundraisers were planned.
The Dolphin Drive was close to reaching target already. Attendees were reminded that donations can be made online – including on your phone – via the PTA website.

TPES Updates, Volunteer Needs: Lia Goldstein, TPES PTA President
There is always a need for more volunteers – specific opportunities are advertised on the PTA listserv and the PTA website, check it out!

Current volunteer needs/opportunities include:

–        Atrium watering volunteers

–        Lunchtime/recess volunteers

–        Volunteers to help with registration for school clubs at dismissal time

–       Upcoming spring events

TPES Updates, Membership: Erin Kelley, TPES PTA Treasurer
Membership fee income is close to our annual $5,000 goal already this year but new members are always encouraged – the more memberships we have, the more money in the PTA funds to support our school.
PTA memberships start from $12 for a standard member.
Each membership includes a mandatory $1 to the Country and $4.25 to the State, the remainder goes directly to the TPES PTA to support our programs.

PBES Update: Frex Azcarate, PBES PTA President
Fred introduced Cynthia Greenberg, Assistant Principal PBES. Ms Greenberg apologised that Ms Oberdorf, the new Principal of PBES, was unable to attend this evening due to a family bereavement. Ms Greenberg provided some additional updates:

–        PBES gym floor has a pervasive water leak which is restricting Physical Education to one half of the gym. A temporary repair will be carried out in late November/early December with a big, hopefully final, repair in the summer break.

–        The new Counselling team and new staff were settling in well.

–        The new music teacher is introducing a new PBES tradition – a musical!

–        Parent-teacher conferences were already underway and the school year is off to a great start!

PBES Updates, Call to 2nd Grade parents: Dalia Hochman
As a new PBES parent and former TPES parent, Dalia shared her experience that PTA involvement at PBES trickles off and she hoped to get 2nd grade parents thinking about getting involved at PBES prior to next year. There are lots of opportunities – big and small- so any parents who want to learn more about PBES, the PTA or start getting involved now should get in touch with Dalia. Dalia has sent an email to the TPES PTA listserv with her contact information.

PBES Updates, Addition: Fred Azcarate, PBES PTA President
The Superintendent’s Capital Improvements Plan included a possible addition (6 classrooms and a few auxiliary rooms) for PBES. There are 4 options, 3 of which would keep the pool and 1 would remove it (there has been lots of advocacy for keeping the pool). The updated Superintendent Plan determined there would be no new elementary school but there would be additions at 4 schools including PBES.
Opening of the new addition is slated for Fall 2021, with the school likely to stay open throughout the construction period. There will be parent engagement in due course, so look out for communications.

8pm: Meeting adjourned for PEP workshop, Power Tools for Power Struggles.

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. (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

Takoma Park Elementary School PTA Meeting Minutes, April 3, 2018

Takoma Park Elementary School PTA
Meeting Minutes, April 3, 2018
7-8pm, APR
Secretary: Allyson Piazza

Attendance: 30 members, 11 non-members

Welcome and Updates: PTA President Lia Goldstein

  • Monday 4/9/18 is early release;
  • Principal Coffee Friday 4/13 at 3pm;
  • MCPS and MCCPTA Mental Health Wellness forum in Gaithersburg 4/22 open to teachers and parents. Register at;
  • TPES/PBES Basketball Game 5/3;
  • K Orientation (no school for K) 5/3,5/4, and 5/7.

Treasurer’s report: PTA Treasurer Erin Kelley just had a baby, will report next month.

Health and Wellness Committee: Lia Goldstein presented for Marissa Walker, Committee Chair

  • Starting next week, every Wednesday in April and May a coach from the YMCA will lead games for students during recess to get them moving and having fun. Part of the funds the PTA gets from the TPK5K are being used to support this program. Volunteers are needed to help, so please see the sign-up sent on the listserv.
  • Sign up for the TPK5K 5/6 – it raises money for all 5 TP schools.

Equity Committee, Shana Sabbath

  • The after school homework club is very successful. Teachers are donating their time to run this club, but the committee would like to use part of its budget to provide stipends to the teachers.  ($2100 of the $3000).  Shana put this to a vote and there was unanimous approval for the committee to use the Committee budget for teacher stipends.
  • Love Takoma Event on 4/14: please spread the word. *see attachment*

School Security, Jumana Musa (parent of 1st grader)

  • The recent news about the assault of a KA employee at TPES, combined with news of school shootings, prompted a group of parents to meet with Dr. Gadsden and KA to discuss security issues at TPES. The APR door remains unlocked before and after school which is a security concern and the door should have a locking mechanism like at other schools.
  • KA Executive Director (Drew Philips) spoke about the door: 3 years ago requested a lock from MCPS but was told it would cost KA $20,000. They have not made another request since then and does not know if the cost has changed.  A parent spoke up making note that she was familiar with key pad systems that are much less expensive, $1500-2000.

Readathon update, Lee Fogel-Anderegg and Maiko Callister co-chairs

  • 24 teachers had over 50% participation
  • Goal is to raise $15,000. Raised $5,900 so far.  Deadline for donations is 4/13.
  • Need volunteers for popcorn party this Friday 4/6.

Download the PEP Presentation on Positive Discipline

Takoma Park Elementary School PTA Meeting Minutes, February 6, 2018

Takoma Park Elementary School PTA
Meeting Minutes, February 6, 2018
7-8pm, APR
Secretary: Allyson Piazza

Attendance: 28

Learning to Read – Literacy at TPES

Welcome and updates: PTA President Lia Goldstein

Hours:  Friday, 2/2 9:30am-3:50pm

Monday 2/5 9am-8pm * Storytime with Karen MacPherson 7-8pm*

Tuesday 2/6 9am-3:50pm

Wednesday 2/7 9am-6pm *Storytime with 2 guest readers!*

Thursday 2/8 9am-6pm

Friday 2/9 8:30am-5pm

    • Friday, February 16 – Principal’s Coffee, 3 PM
    • Monday, February 19 – Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL
    • Tuesday, March 6 – PTA Meeting – Health & Wellness
    • Monday, March 19 – Principal’s Coffee, 1 PM
    • March 26-April 2 – Spring Break
    • Tuesday, April 3 – PTA Meeting – Positive Discipline for  Parents (presented by PEP)
  • Updates
    • TPES Treasurer’s Report  – Lia Goldstein
      • Provided Treasurer’s Report showing account activity through January 31, 2018
      • Membership unanimously approved four budget amendments:
        • Re-allocate $1,750 of $2,000 allocated for atrium grow-lights to general unallocated funds; reserve $250 for possible permanent lighting.
        • Increase mailbox fund by $200 to reach all classrooms.
        • The Equity and Inclusion Committee received a Takoma Foundation grant for $2,000; all money added to the Equity and Inclusion funds.
        • Allocate $200 from general funds to pay parent encouragement speaker fee for April PTA meeting on positive discipline
      • Advocacy Update – Lia Goldstein
        • Jamie Koeppel is at the MCCPTA meeting tonight, along with others advocating for our field. All of the funds allocated for 5 identified DCC elementary school playgrounds as a part of the last capital improvement funding cycle were used for Rolling Terrace’s playground. Our playground improvement process will depend on the FY2019 capital improvement budget, which is being reviewed now. Jamie will be in touch with advocacy opportunities to make sure that our school is well represented.
      • Read-a-Thon – Lee Fogel-Anderegg and Maiko Callister, Read-a-thon chairs
        • Kicks off on Friday with a “Where the Wild Things Are” assembly at school
        • The Read-a-thon is the PTA’s largest annual fundraiser, with direct classroom impacts
        • Be on the look-out for different ways to encourage your kids and volunteer opportunities
      • Volunteer Update – Sarah Corcoran, Volunteer Coordinator
        • Check the PTA website for volunteer opportunities, including: Book Fair, Read-a-thon, reading enrichment, TPES/PBES basketball, hanging art for Ms. Hayes, bringing snacks for Mr. Althofer
        • Sign-up Geniuses will be coming soon on the website.
  • Literacy Presentation: Overview of Reading at TPES – Dr. Gadsden and Ms. Woods
    • Download Literacy Presentation
    • Ms. Woods (TPES reading specialist) gave an overview of how literacy instruction at TPES works, including a grade-level breakdown of county curriculum and goals, how metrics are used to guide instruction and engage in additional interventions as necessary, the components of reading instruction (guided reading, literacy centers, and word study), and what families can do to encourage literacy at home (actively read!)

Takoma Park Elementary School PTA Meeting Minutes, November 7, 2017

Takoma Park Elementary School PTA
Meeting Minutes, November 7, 2017
7-8pm, APR
Secretary: Allyson Piazza

Attendance: 23 Members, 17 non-members

Welcome and Updates: Lia Goldstein, PTA President

Early release days (11/9, 11/10) dismissal at 1:20pm

Next PTA meeting December 5 will be an International Night holiday celebration at Takoma Park Middle School in conjunction with PBES.  It will be potluck so families are encouraged to bring food to share and to wear ethnic attire.

Fundraising update: Ingrid Carter, VP Fundraising.

Dolphin Drive started last week and will end on 11/22.  A letter went home in dolphin folders last week requesting donations for the PTA. Please give generously and encourage family and friends and neighbors to support the PTA as well.   Send donations using envelopes provided or donate online via PayPal through the PTA website. Our goal is to raise $5,000

Treasurer’s report and audit of last FY (copies provided).  Erin Kelley, Treasurer

Budget amendment for Dolphin Den (sensory rooms) – an additional $400 to account for equipment spending.  Unanimously approved by members present.

Budget amendment for an Artist in Residence to help facilitate the creation of a mural inside the school.  The idea is to have the theme of the mural related to equity/inclusion/friendship, and a celebration of the diversity of TPES students.  Passed a sign-up sheet around for parents interested in being involved with the mural design/planning.  Unanimously approved budget amendment for $5,000.

Before/after school enrichment update: Virginia Davis and Annelies Echols

Successful fall (exceeded enrollment), fulfilled all the scholarships requested.  They appreciated the input from the survey responses to make the next session go smoothly. Two more 8wk sessions (begin in Jan and April).  Enrollment forms and schedules will go home later this month.

Volunteer needs:  Lia Goldstein

Art teacher needs help on Wednesdays to hang art around the school.  Literacy volunteers needed for Junior Great Books program and homework club, basketball game committee members/coordinator, supply kit coordinator, NAACP parent rep (along with Ms. Dyroff who is the teacher rep).

Grading and Reporting Presentation: Pat Smith, Assistant Principal

MCPS PowerPoint presentation and handout provided.

Other business: Lia Goldstein

A TPES family had a house fire this morning.  The family needs size 6 boys clothing.  There will be a collection box in the front office for donations.

Takoma Park Elementary School PTA Meeting Minutes, October 3, 2017

Takoma Park Elementary School PTA
Meeting Minutes, October 3, 2017
7-8pm, APR
Secretary: Allyson Piazza

Attendance: 38 members, 16 non-members

Welcome and updates: PTA President Lia Goldstein

  • Walk to School Day tomorrow 10/4
  • Safe Routes to School closed the wooden stairway from the Community Center for one week for safety reasons.
  • Thursday 10/5 is Kindergarten Literacy Night 7-8:15pm and the Book Fair is 3:50-8:15pm.  If you can’t come to the book fair, you can shop online with free shipping to your classroom.
  • Monday 10/9 is Open House
  • November PTA meeting might be a joint meeting with PBES PTA; December PTA meeting will be International Night

Fundraising update: Ingrid Carter, VP Fundraising

  • Dolphin Drive will begin mid-October; this is a donation drive to fund all of the important services the PTA plans to provide this year.

Treasurer’s report: Erin Kelley, Treasurer

Health and Wellness Committee: Marissa Walker, Chair

Introduced Rus and Ray from Chef’s Table Farm.  They provide the weekly farm stand at TPES.  They presented the PTA a donation check representing 2% of sales from the spring farm stand.  November 2 is the last day of the weekly farm stand until spring.  They will be accepting pre-orders for Thanksgiving (free-range turkeys) that will be delivered to the school on 11/20.

Before/after school enrichment: Annelies Echols

Please contact her with feedback on how the programs are going.

Volunteer opportunities: Sarah Corcoran, Volunteer Coordinator

Contact her if you are interested in volunteering.

Upcoming volunteer needs: (1)Friday 10/6 paint the sensory room 10-12.  (2)Junior Great Books: volunteers needed for small group enrichment.  Parents, grandparents welcome. (3) Readathon needs committee members.

Presentation by Dr. Gadsden: Learning Differences

Download Learning Differences Handout

Watch Video of Learning Differences Presentation



Takoma Park Elementary School PTA Meeting Minutes, September 7, 2017

September 7, 2017
6:30-7pm, APR

Secretary: Allyson Piazza

Attendance: 34 members, 26 non-members

Welcome: PTA President Lia Goldstein

All future PTA meetings will be on the first Tuesday of the month 7-8pm in the APR (cafeteria)

Budget: PTA Treasurer Erin Kelley

Brief overview, few questions.  Budget approved unanimously by members present.

Volunteer opportunities: Lia Goldstein

There are many events and committees that need volunteers, please contact Lia Goldstein if you are interested.

Anyone volunteering at the school needs to complete the volunteer training certification online.  There is a link on the PTA website ( and on the school website.

Justine Lassman, Room Parent Coordinator: teachers need at least one Room Parent so please consider volunteering.  Let Justine know if you are a Room Parent so you can join the yahoo group and connect with other Room Parents.

PTA Before/After School Enrichment Programs: Virginia Davis

Online registration started today, please visit the PTA website and yahoo group for more information.

Meeting adjourned, 7pm