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November 7, 2016 November 7,2016

Island Trees PTA Council Meeting

November 7, 2016

Meeting Opened: 7:36 pm

Attendance: Dr. Murphy, Debbie Jablonowski, Eileen Schroeder, Sunaina Mathur, Kathi Sidewitz, Jodi Kilbride, Maureen Kutzma, Erin Pinto, Lisa Zizzo, Stephanie Mignanelli

Inspirational Message - Sunaina Mathur – Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. - Unknown

Secretary's Report - Kathi Sidewitz – September minutes presented – motion to accept the minutes by Jodi Kilbride, Eileen Schroeder seconded.

Treasurer's Report - Jodi Kilbride – Balance $5776.11

Corresponding Secretary's Report - Maureen Kutzma – PTA Mailings

Superintendent's Report - Dr. Murphy – Capital project update. Phase I will likely begin in late spring/early summer. Phase I consists of non-electrical, non-plumbing work such as Stokes roof, Sparke roof, Stokes basketball courts, HS floor. STEAM program in Stokes and MS off to a great start. Intramurals had good participation. Discussed garbage issue around new bleachers; hanging wastebaskets will be installed on the bleachers.

Committee Reports:

Boosters - Eileen Schroeder – 91 total, drew September (Elizabeth Flagler), October, (Diane Gulatti), November (Eileen Schroeder), and December (Karen Ciraldo) winners.

Tribune - Suzanne Heigel – 30 subscriptions

District Pictures - Current contract with Class Act up in June. Discussed looking at other companies. Dr. Murphy mentioned his daughter’s school uses Irvin Simon and they’re happy with them. Stephanie will look into inviting their rep to January council meeting.

Unfinished Business

New Signs for Elementary Buildings - Tabled

Council Fundraiser – Not doing Light the Night this year. Discussed hosting a Fun Run/Color Run. Possibly charge $35 per participant, $13 goes to the company who runs the event. Participants receive bandanna, t-shirt. Limit to K-6 students only? More information will be brought to the January meeting.

New Business

Unit Reminders – Council Dues, Insurance Certificates, Budget (PTSA & PTA voted and passed at respective meetings).

Committees to be Filled

District Dinner – Thursday, April 27th – Still need chair. Kathi will contact Hartigan Manor to book the date.

Meet the Candidate – Tuesday, May 9th (if needed). Still need chair.

Unit Reports:

SEPTA – Meeting had low turnout, good presentation by Mr. Conklin

PTA – Book Fair upcoming, clothing sale success – ran 2nd offering, low turnout for Parents for Megan’s Law meeting

PTSA – Rachel’s Challenge community event parent turnout was terrible, Homecoming clothing sales almost $3K, Grandma’s Pie fundraiser just over $3K, Book Fair 11/21 & 11/22, Taxes with the accountant, Holiday Shoppe 12/3 – opportunities for MMS Student Leaders and NJHS students to earn credits for helping vendors set up and break down.


Election Day November 8 – No School

BOE Work Session November 9 @ 7:00 pm – Karopczyc

Veteran’s Day November 11 – No School

BOE Meeting November 16 @ 7:30 pm – Karopczyc

Thanksgiving Recess November 24-25 – No School

Happy Holiday Season – Next Council Meeting January 9, 2017

Meeting Closed: 8:50 pm

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