OCT PTO Meeting Minutes

PTO Minutes for 10/7/19
In attendance were Mr. Sylvia, Dr. Bloom, Mrs. Corwin, Mrs. Kiley, President Sarah Wood, VP Kenda Coulter, Treasurer Anthony Greenwood, Citywide Rep Dave Blaton, Secretary of Communications Trina Ruggiero, and assembled parents.

Prom Fundraiser: 88 tickets sold so far…150 total can be sold. We have 5 silent auction items and 25 raffle baskets.

Mr.Sylvia: Book fair was a great success thank you to Jacqueline Conroy for running it. Great volunteers for picture day…thanks! Square 1 Art is near complete. Reading Counts schedule will be rolled out soon..volunteers needed! Trying to plan a celebration this year for Squantum School’s 100th birthday…no details yet. MCAS results being mailed home Wednesday. School report card…Mr.Sylvia is very proud. Wellness team is up and running. BOKS is up and running with around 100 kids participating. Thanks to Ms.Healy & Mr.Miller. Dave MacGillvary director of Boston Marathon who wrote a childrens book is willing to come to the school and do a Squantum marathon with the students. Dentist came to school and treated 60 students. Saturday STEM starts 10/26. This is run by Mrs.Cordero & Mr. Regan and offered to grades 3-5. Pumpkin math and science day for grade 5 will be October 31. Paula Glynn who works for Sheriff MacDermott wants to collect coats for those less fortunate in our area. Veterans Day assembly 11/8 with Bruce Ayers presenting a bike to summer reading program winner. Jen Bergin will be placing flags for Veterans Day in the front lawn again this year. Requests: Kindergarten States of Matter presentation…approved. Grade 3 in house field trip from Historic New England…approved. Grade 2 visit from Science Museum…approved. Ms. Grant requested a second blue cart for art classes and that was approved as well.
Sarah: Monster Mash volunteers will be needed. Docent art volunteers will be asked for too.
Dave’s citywide report: Some parents at the meeting were talking about introducing sex ed earlier. Also some parents concerned with short lunch and recess times. Also discussed was VOCAL: views of climate and learning which was a survey to kids in grades 4, 5, 8, and 10 to see how they feel about school. Language immersion was discussed but superintendent not interested. Next citywide meeting will be at 6:30pm on 10/17 at Central Middle School. School Committee Candidates will speak.
Next PTO Meeting is November 14