General Membership Meeting November 26, 2013

PTA of MS 67 General Membership Meeting
November 26, 2013

Meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM. Motion to approve minutes was made by Denise Racan and seconded by Donna Randazzo. Motion passed by vote from membership.

The Co-President reported that the site for a new elementary school (K-5) in Bayside was approved by the council majority as reported in the Queens Tribune despite opposition from Councilmen Mark Weprin and Councilman Elect Paul Vallone.

Announced that picture re-take day will be on Wednesday, Dec. 18th and the Book Fair will be held the week of Dec 2nd. Volunteers are needed for both events. Sign-up sheet passed

Fundraising goals have reached the halfway mark. It is hoped that the full goal can be reached through activities through the rest of the year. Also, we are right on target with expenses.

VP of Fundraising was not present. Full report will be given at next meeting. Mr. Paretta did note that the sale of Coupon Books and the Cake and Pie Sale had been successful and recommended both activities for next year.

So far a substantial amount has been raised through membership dues but we are still about $2,000 short of our goal. All members who have not yet submitted membership dues are SLT met and the selection of Mr. Rizzo was confirmed as Assistant Principal for the 7th grade

Safety Committee had no incidents at this school to report. However there was an incident at a neighboring school where several girls were approached by a stranger. Notices were sent home to make parents aware. Be sure to pick up children promptly after after-school activities and advise them to never speak to strangers.

Also, a note was made regarding future Parent Teacher Conferences. It would be preferable to keep your children home if they are not assisting teachers at classroom doors or providing translation. There is a safety concern with children running in the crowded hallways.

Ms. Zoi McGrath, Principal: Scheduled guest speaker, the principal of Cardozo High School was scheduled to appear tonight. However, he had to cancel late this afternoon. He would be happy to reschedule his visit for a future meeting.

Ms. McGrath also introduced Mr. Anthony Rizzo as the newest Assistant Principal.

Ms. Barbara Choit, 6th Grade Assistant Principal:
S.O. movie Despicable Me took place this afternoon, Tues 11/26
12/9-13 – S.O. collecting canned food for City Harvest
12/9-17 – Toy Drive in cooperation with Assemblyman Braunstein’s Office.
12/19 – Holiday Cheer Dance for all grades during school hours.

Mr. Anthony Rizzo, 7th Grade Assistant Principal:

Mr. Jeffrey Surrett, 8th Grade Assistant Principal:
12/2 – Second collection date for high school applications. To be collected by homeroom

Mr. Henry Schandel, Assistant Principal of Operations:
Week of 12/2 – Parents of students with Level 1 or 2 in ELA or Math invited to meet with
1/14 – Math team competing in MathCounts competition

Ms. Rhonda Bogaty, Parent Coordinator:
12/18 – Picture re-take day and 8th grade group picture for yearbook. Volunteers needed.

There will be no meeting in December. Next meeting January 16th.

Linda Courtney made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Donna Monaco seconded the motion.

Meeting adjourned approximately 7:40pm.

Respectfully submitted by Florence Palomo.

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