Download PDF Copy: Meeting Notes-May 14 2018

PTA General Meeting

Date: May 14, 2018
Location: BSES Media Room
Subject: Monthly General Meeting

The meeting was called to order by Elizabeth Aviles at 6:34pm.

Motion made to approve meeting notes from April 16th by Elizabeth Aviles and seconded by Aaron Copsey. Approved.

Teacher Update

  • Kindergarten Teacher Spotlight
    • is a good resource for the children’s reading readiness
  • Volunteer Breakfast will be on Friday at 7:30am, this will be posted onto the website
  • Events coming up at the end of the year: Field Day will be on May 31st
  • Classroom cash needs to be submitted by June 1st

Administration Update: Principal Hahn

  • Teacher appreciation week and the Bike Rodeo were both a success
  • Road closure may be until the end of June
  • Field Trip for students going to Rockburn will be on May 23rd
  • May 24th will be the Evening of Excellence to celebrate the children and what they have accomplished
  • Friday, May 25th will be Career Day
  • June 4th will be the 5th graders Simulated Congressional Hearing
  • June 19th will be the official end of the year, kids will be dismissed at 12:55pm on the18th and 19th.
  • Construction at the RECC and Kindergarten play area, mulch was removed and replaced with rubber.
  • New water line to be put in, and a walking path from the new apartment complex to Bellows Spring
  • 4th grade math and 3rd grade math PARCC testing is being done this week and the following week.

President Update: Elizabeth Aviles

  • Volunteers for Concession Stand June 1st, Carla and Heidi will be helping with this
  • PTA Request for Funds Form
  • Request to move June 11th meeting to June 12th, motioned by Elizabeth Aviles and seconded by Heidi Roberts. Approved
  • Elections
    • President- Andrea Wilds
    • Vice President- Jessie Brady
    • VP Fundraising- Melissa Neally
    • VP Treasurer- Aaron Copsey
    • Recording Secretary- Cassandra Dobbs
    • Membership Chair- Vicky Bernal
    • Other positions were filled as well. Still need a PTACHC Delegate, Staff Appreciation Week Chair, Restaurants Nights Chair, and Communications Chair

Treasurer Update: Aaron Copsey

  • Still under budget by about $1,000

Standing Committee Reports

  • Teacher Appreciation Week – Tindy Deel
    • Teacher Appreciation week went very well
  • Movie Night – Jessie Brady
    • Movie Nights with the new sound system kept them more entertained, and having coloring books in the back was helpful as well
  • Restaurant Night – Katie Sappington
    • One more Restaurant Night in June 4th at Coal Fire
  • After school Drama – Diana Healy
    • Annie being considered for next year’s fall show
    • Trying to get Ed the Sound Guy booked for some dates

Other Updates

  • Mayfield Middle School will be losing all of their PTA chair members and are in need of PTA members
  • Cultural Arts act already planned for October 4th

Board Meeting Election
Board Members are as follows for 2018-2019 President – Andrea Wilds (new)
VP Activities – Jessie Brady (new)
VP Fundraising – Melissa Neally (new) Treasurer – Aaron Copsey
Secretary – Cassandra Dobbs (new)

Other positions that are filled:
Membership – Vicky Bernal (new)
Afterschool Drama Program – Karice Parada & Lauryn Fantano (new)
Back to School Night – Jay Hackett
Back to School Supplies – Warnette Moultrie Bingo Night – Marci Daproza
Bulletin Board – Lindsay Routh (new)
Consumer Products – Vicky Bernal (new) Cheetah Challenge – Laura Starita

Community Relations – Nikita Alexander
Copy Coordinator – Ledia Viana
Cultural Arts – Kelly Sanabria

Fall Festival – Andrea Wilds & Jen Jarrell as co-chair (new)
Hershey’s Park – Marla Kegel (new)
Hospitality Chair – Warnette Moultrie
Movie Nights – Kelly Curtis (new)
PTACHC Delegate – Aaron Copsey
Reflections Program – Carol Hahn
Social Media – Christina Lee
Spirit Wear – Nikita Alexander
Teacher Representative – Jen Fogler and Jen Waltemire
Volunteer Chair – Natasha Walker (new)
Watch DOGS – Rick McCray
Webmaster – Farhana Almamun (new) Vacant Positions
Communications – VACANT
Advocacy – VACANT
Cheetah Challenge Co-Chair – VACANT


First Grade- Here We Come!!

  • READ! Read to your child daily. Ask questions about what they have heard. Have him or her read to you too!!
  • WRITE – keep a journal of summer fun!
  • Ready Rosie
  • Howard County Library
  • Canvas
    Go to Kindergarten and First grade and find “How to Support Your Child” (apps, games and activities for reading, writing, math and content)