PTO Meeting Minutes – Nov 2018

PTO Minutes for November 15, 2018

In attendance were Mr. Sylvia, Dr. Bloom, Mrs. Kiley, President Kenda Coulter, VP Sarah Wood, Treasurer Anthony Greenwood, Secretary Trina Ruggiero, CityWide Rep Dave Blaton and assembled parents.

Kenda: Thank you to all our volunteers for helping with book fair, bake sale, Docent Art, Reading Counts, etc.

Mr. Sylvia: Thank you to Paul & crew for interactive projectors and installation in the media center and the K-2 classrooms. We will possibly show a demo of one at a future PTO meeting. Teachers are loving them and how much they are able to do on them. Bruce Ayers was at our Veterans Day assembly and awarded a bike to our summer reading winner, Lily Quilty. Thanks to Jen Bergin for organizing the flags on our front lawn and for collecting the donations of money/gift cards for local veterans. $700 total of cash plus gift cards was delivered to veteran services. Joe Kelly day which was organized by Joe and the mayors office was a great day and lots of fun for everyone. Winter concert will be 12/14 at 8:45am. Tis the Season Symphony childrens tickets were donated by Granite City Electric. Only adult tickets need to be purchased. This event is on 12/4. Parent conferences: 12/11 for day and evening conferences and 12/18 for only daytime conferences. We will have a half day this week on both Tuesday and Wednesday and then no school Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving break. Student Council canned food drive was a great success! Toy drive will be coming up next. This Tuesday, Kindergarten will be having its Thanksgiving feast. Brain Pop subscription has been renewed and is now available 24/7. Quincy Elks donated dictionaries to all 3rd graders. 5 essays from Squantum School have been submitted to the American Ed essay contest. We had a great STEM assembly for Kindergarten the other day. 4th grader Gabrielle Linkiewicz won 3rd place in the holiday poster contest and was filmed by Quincy Access TV. Fun Run raised $21,468 for the school. Bake sale raised around $2100.

Dave: Screenagers was talked about at a citywide meeting. Dave will consult head nurse, Rita Bailey regarding whether or not there is a formal lice policy in our school system. He also asked at the citywide meeting about a formal cell phone policy. It seems there isnt one but the rule at our school is that Mr. Sylvia does not want to see it out. They also discussed homework guidelines at the citywide meeting and what thoughts are about them guidelines being rewritten.

Next PTO meeting is in January…1/16/19.