Island Trees PTA Council Meeting Minutes
March 6, 2017
Meeting Opened: 7:30 pm
Attendance: Dr. Murphy, Debbie Jablonowski, Eileen Schroeder, Kathi Sidewitz, Monica Navarrete, Jodi Kilbride, Sunaina Mathur, Maureen Kutzma Stephanie Mignanelli, , Erin Pinto, Lisa Zizzo,
Inspirational Message – There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. – Jiddu Krishanamurti
Secretary's Report - Kathi Sidewitz – January minutes presented – motion to accept the minutes by Jodi Kilbride, Monica Navarrete seconded.
Treasurer's Report - Jodi Kilbride – Balance $6022.44
Corresponding Secretary's Report - Maureen Kutzma – upcoming Nassau Region events
Superintendent's Report - Dr. Murphy – Capital project update. No summer SCOPE program this year due to bond work @ Stokes and Sparke. Discussed 2017-18 calendar.
Boosters - Eileen Schroeder – March winner drew (Nicole Vargas)
Tribune - Suzanne Heigel – Check for $178.00 was received and deposited
District Pictures – Stephanie Mignanelli signed 2 year contract with Irvin Simon
New Signs for Elementary Schools – Balance $3692. Lisa Zizzo will get information and present at next meeting.
Honorary Life/Founders Day Awards – extended to March 8
Nominating Committee – Monica Navarrete, Sunaina Mathur and Eileen Schroeder will meet to discuss and present proposed slate at next meeting.
Committees to be filled:
District Dinner – Maureen Kutzma will meet with Kevin from Hartigan Manor on Wednesday, 4/8 to confirm details, Lisa Zizzo spoke with Mrs. McGrory to confirm Chamber Orchestra. Lisa will do the certificates, Sunaina will do the programs, Kathi did the flyer and will take care of the flowers and plaques for the winners.
Meet the Candidate – Kathi will chair
Website – Maureen Kutzma will update
Bylaws – Kathi will review
SEPTA – upcoming presentation from PAL and special needs sports, discussion of mini grant, new fundraiser idea for the fall – painting boards. Will run gift card fundraiser
PTA – Blitz is on the 31st – great prizes this year, Square One Art fundraiser starting next week. Added Yankee Candle and Mixed Bags fundraisers for Spring,.
PTSA – BOGO Book Fair in April, Clothing Fundraiser starting next week, Cultural Arts – Upside evening presentation May 4th; focuses on prevention of drug use/abuse. Brain Wash Game show coming to MS April 20th. 4 assemblies – 1 per grade.
March 15 – 7:00 pm BOE Work Session
March 22 – 7:30 pm BOE meeting
April 3 – 7:30 pm Council Meeting
Meeting Closed: 9:34 pm