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January 9, 2017 January 9, 2017

Island Trees PTA Council Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2017

Meeting Opened: 7:40 pm

Attendance: Dr. Murphy, Debbie Jablonowski, Eileen Schroeder, Kathi Sidewitz, Jodi Kilbride, Maureen Kutzma, Erin Pinto, Lisa Zizzo, Monica Navarrete

Inspirational Message – In education it isn’t how much you have committed to memory or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t. It’s knowing where to go to find out what you need to know and it’s knowing how the use the information you get. – William Feather

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

Treasurer's Report - Jodi Kilbride – Balance $5966.11

Corresponding Secretary's Report - Maureen Kutzma – Nothing new

Superintendent's Report - Dr. Murphy – Capital project update. Library project 2018-19. SCOPE to move to Sparke. District offices move January 2018. Karopczyc will be gutted. Library planning nice things – new technology, separate areas for teens, tutoring. Bathroom renovations in schools will be in Phase 2, 2018-19 school year.

Committee Reports:

Boosters - Eileen Schroeder – 106 total, drew winners for January: (Anna Maria Masi) and February (Rich Family).

Tribune - Suzanne Heigel – Check is going out next week from Tribune.

District Pictures – Meeting scheduled with Irvin Simon rep for February 6.

Unfinished Business

New Signs for Elementary Schools – Balance $3692. Discussed holding off on purchasing signs until other council obligations are met.

Council Fundraiser – Discussed Governors Comedy Club, Movie Night. Will discuss in further detail at March 6th meeting.

New Business

Honorary Life/Founders Day Awards – Maureen Dieppa chair, need committee for judging

Unit Reminders

Dues – all units are paid

Committees to be filled:

District Dinner – Maureen Kutzma . Kathi contacted Hartigan Manor to reserve the date. Kathi will take care of ordering and picking up the flowers and plaques for the winners as well as preparing the flyer.

Meet the Candidate – Kathi will chair, if necessary.

Unit Reports:

SEPTA – workshop on Cyberbullying at upcoming meeting on January 12

PTA – Kidstuff fundraiser was a disappointment, membership goal met, preparing for the Blitz

PTSA – Reflections contest, 14 entries for MS & HS submitted to Nassau Region - none advanced to State level. Holiday Shoppe on 12/3 was good, but civil service exam at the HS hurt us – parking was difficult. November Book Fair was ok – BOGO spring book fair will be better. Membership goal almost met with the help of the teachers’ dues. Good to have their support. Raffled off a pom hat for new members in December and January. Upcoming: Chris Herren assembly @ the HS on 1/12, next PTSA meeting 1/24.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 16 – No school

BOE Work Session – January 18 – 7:00 pm

BOE Meeting – January 25 – 7:30 pm

K-4 Early Dismissal – February 6 - 11:45 am

BOE Work Session – February 8 – 7:00 pm

BOE Meeting – February 15 – 7:30 pm

Teacher Conference Day – February 17 – No school

Winter Recess – February 20-24 – No school

Council Meeting – March 6 – 7:30 pm

Meeting Closed: 9:12 pm

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