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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General Membership Meeting October 17, 2013


PTA of MS 67
General Membership Meeting
October 17, 2013

Meeting was called to order at 7:07 PM.  Motion to approve minutes was made by Donna Randazzo and seconded by Linda Courtney. Motion passed by vote from membership.

Co-President’s Report:
The Co-Presidents thanked volunteers for Picture Day and mentioned that Welcome Packets were distributed with Membership envelopes.

Treasurer’s Report:
Ruth Harrigan was not present at meeting. The Printing Budget is higher than $400.

 VP Membership Report:
Denise Racan will send out a reminder notice for Membership.

VP Fundraiser Report:
An ice skating event will take place on 10/18. Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Need parent volunteers.  Kid Stuff coupon book will be sold for $25.

School Leadership Team Report:
Discussed safety plan which was approved by Borough Safety Director, Alvis Brown. There are many lights in the auditorium that don’t work.

Guest Speakers:
Mr. David Marmas, Francis Lewis H.S. Principal – Discussed small school vs. large school setting. Francis Lewis H.S. offers many challenging programs and activities in addition to the largest ROTC program. Open House will be held on 10/30.

Mr. Alvis Brown, Borough Safety Director – Discussed emergency readiness in NYC Public Schools, which consists of:
-Building Response Team (BRT) – responsible for triaging any emergencies in building. This is the action management team and Ms. Choit is the BRT leader. In an emergency, parents need to stay away from building. Every parent should register with Notify NYC for up to date alerts, via email or text, of any incident within the school’s vicinity.
-General Response Protocols (GRP) – uses plain, common language such as “Shelter-in” when there’s a threat outside of school, “Evacuate” such as a controlled fire drill, and “Lockdown” when there’s a threat inside of school.
-Command Posts (CP) – there are 2 command posts (internal and external).
-Lockdown Drills (LD) – there are soft lockdowns (not an imminent danger) and hard lockdowns (an imminent danger).

Mr. Henry Schandel, 7th Grade AP – Presented  Jupiter Grade Workshop. This online grading system consists of 2 parent accounts and 1 student account. It shows a breakdown of the student’s grade by subject.

Administrator’s Report:

Ms. Zoi McGrath, Principal: Nothing new to report.

Ms. Barbara Choit, 6th Grade Assistant Principal:
10/21- ELA Quarterly
10/25 – SS Quarterly
10/27 – Foreign Language Quarterly
11/1  – SO Candidate Speeches
11/4 – SO Election
11/13- SO Installation
11/13- SO Dance

Mr. Henry Schandel, 7th Grade Assistant Principal:
10/23- Math Quarterly
11/1 – End of 1st Quarter
11/14- Report Cards
11/15- Permission slips for Service

Mr. Jeffrey Surrett, 8th Grade Assistant Principal:
10/19 and 10/20 – Queens HS Fair at Francis Lewis HS
10/21 – SHSAT tickets distributed
10/22 – HS Application Meeting with Mr. Armstrong
10/26 and 10/27 – SHSAT Test
11/11 – No School -Veteran’s Day
11/12 and 11/27- HS Applications due

Ms. Rhonda Bogaty, Parent Coordinator:
11/5 – No School for Students – Election Day

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted by Eleana Kokotos

General Membership Meeting September 19, 2013

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PTA of MS 67

General Membership Meeting

September 19, 2013

 

 

Meeting was called to order at 7:06 PM.

 

Co-President’s Report:

The new PTA Executive Board was introduced by Pta Co-Presidents, Jerry Paretta and Jeannette Segal.

 

PTA VP of Fundraising: Annette Mohammed, Kristi Muccini, and Melissa Taylor

PTA VP Membership: Denise Racan

PTA Recording Secretary: Eleana Kokotos

PTA Corresponding Secretary: Megan Ra

PTA Financial Secretary: Donna Randazzo

PTA Treasurer: Ruth Harrigan

PTA Webmaster: Matt Harrigan

 

PTA Executive Board – Open Positions:

Box Top Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Advertising Coordinator. Motion passed by vote from membership.

 

PTA Budget:

MS 67 is down 2 school aides they assisted with making copies for us. The PTA asked membership to increase the PTA Printing budget from $250 to $400. A motion to approve budget was made by Patrick McGreevy and seconded by Florence Palomo.

 

VP Membership Report:

Annual membership drive starts next week. Recommended donation of $50 per family is used to pay for student programs and activities.  Membership envelopes and letter will be included in the PTA welcome packets.

 

VP Fundraiser Report:

An ice skating event will take place in the fall. Some other proposed fundraisers (subject to Ms. McGrath’s approval) include a coffee fundraiser, a clothing drive, and a 5K run.

 

Safety Committee Report:

No real safety issues. Cameras in school are fully operational. There are no cameras in classrooms, lockers or restrooms.

 

School Leadership Team Report:

There were no changes to the homework policy. ELA and Math scores were compared to other middle schools and MS 67 scored at the top. School survey report was presented. Since 35% of parents opted out of the uniform, the school cannot enforce the policy.   Students are still encouraged to wear the uniforms but the administration will no longer enforce it.

 

Administrator’s Report:

Ms. Zoi McGrath, Principal:

There are 3 new science teachers – Mr. Paccione, Mr. Noto and Mr. Ianello. There are 31 classes this year (10 per grade + 1 special-ed self contained class). Currently there are 3 Assistant Principals and one more will be added. Cameras that survey both the inside and outside of building were turned on on 9/17. New curriculum is in effect. Standardized test scores were lower than last year but MS 67 is still the #1 middle school in the district.

 

Ms. Barbara Choit, 6th GradeGrade Assistant Principal:

Ms. Choit is in charge of ELA, S.S., buses, and lunch. Cafeteria uses a cashless system. All students must return lunch forms. On 9/30, paid lunch will increase to $1.75 and reduced lunch will be free. Hunter H.S. exam is given in 1/14 to qualifying students with a minimum ELA score of 346 and a minimum Math score of 343.

 

Mr. Henry Schandel, 7th Grade Assistant Principal:

Mr. Schandel is in charge of Math and Technology. The password and login for Jupiter Grades will be mailed home. There will be 2 assemblies on 9/20 for Service League and Self-Sustaining Program. Interim Progress Report will go out on 10/9.

 

Mr. Jeffrey Surrett, 8th Grade Assistant Principal:

Specialized H.S. process is underway. Dates to remember:

9/23 – Student survey form due

9/28 & 9/29- City-wide H.S. fair @ Brooklyn Tech HS

10/3 – HS application process workshop

10/10- Stuyvesant HS Open House

10/11 – Ring, cap and gown measurements

10/17- Bronx HS of Science Open House

10/26 & 10/27- SHSAT test

11/9 – TACHS test

 

Ms. Rhonda Bogaty, Parent Coordinator:

Email is working. Dates to remember:

9/19 – I.D. Pictures for incoming 6th graders and all other new students

10/4 – 6th & 7th grade picture day

10/9 – 8th grade picture day

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:24 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted by Eleana Kokotos

General Membership Notice

General Membership Notice

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Meeting Time: 7p.m. – 9p.m. Meeting Place: Auditorium

  • Agenda Highlights:
  • Co-Presidents Report
  • PTA Executive Board – Open positions
  • Adoption of Proposed PTA Budget
  • VP Membership Report
  • VP Fundraiser Report
  • School Leadership Team Report
  • Safety Committee Report
  • Administrator’s Report

Click Here to download flyer: MS 67 PTA Mtg Agenda Sept2013

General Membership Meeting – June 13, 2013

PTA of MS 67
General Membership Meeting
June 13, 2013

Meeting was called to order at 4:04 PM.

A motion to approve minutes was made by Jeannette Segal and was
seconded by Annette Mohammed. Motion passed by vote from membership.

President’s Report:
The purpose of this meeting was to open up nominations for several  PTA
Executive Board positions. The following positions were filled:

PTA Co-President: Jeannette Segal
Nominated by Donna Randazzo and seconded by Denise Racan. Motion was

carried.
PTA VP of Fundraising: Annette Mohammed
Nominated by Denise Racan and seconded by Kristi Muccini. Motion was

carried.
PTA Co-Vice Presidents: Melissa Taylor
Nominated by Kristi Muccini and seconded by Denise Racan. Motion was
carried.
Kristi Muccini
Nominated by Jeanette Segal and seconded by Eleana Kokotos.
Motion was
carried.

PTA Recording Secretary, Eleana Kokotos, cast one vote and nominations
are closed and electorate is installed.

Jerry Paretta stated that PTA received a check for $200.00 from Magic
Carpet Camp.  He also said that City Councilman Mark Wepner will repair
curb in front of school with metal sticks.

Jerry Paretta thanked Ms. McGrath, teachers, school personnel, the PTA
Executive Board, and parents for all of their help.

Principal’s Report:
Ms. McGrath thanked parents and Jerry Paretta for all of their help and
welcomed the new members of the PTA Executive Board.

Meeting adjourned at 4:16 PM.

Respectfully submitted by Eleana Kokotos