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PTO Meeting Minutes 9/6/17

posted Sep 14, 2017, 4:17 PM by Beth Lafata   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 4:57 PM ]
Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our first PTO meeting of the year, I have included the minutes from the meeting for those who were unable to make it.  Our next PTO meeting is scheduled forOctober 4th at 6:30pm, this meeting will be held at Jalapenos restaurant during our fundraiser.  We hope to see you there!

PTO Meeting Minutes September 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

PRESENT: Principal: Jodi Gennodie, Leadership: Amanda Silva, Josie Martell, Julie Broe, Neyla Bajoras, Amy Racofsky, Rachel Riley, Robyn Salvenelli.  Teachers: Karis Sawyer, Meghan Ganley.  Parents: Christine Maddalena, Jill O’Brien, Dana Olson, Maggie Howard, Chandra Beloff and Nicole Tucker.


-Josie motioned to accept the minutes, seconded by Julie.


-Josie motioned to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Amy.

-A vote was decided to allocate startup funds for ELL teachers/Newcommer program the money will be shared from Misc. and Specialist funds from the PTO.

-Meghan Galey requested enrichment funds for Kindergarten and Fisc. and Specialist funds from the PTO.

Meghan Galey will irst grade to participate in Dig into Dinosaurs presented by the Museum of Science, the cost is $1,100 ($555 per grade level).  Funds were approved by Josie and Second by Amy.


Josie review upcoming events, the Scholastic Book Fair will be held on September 27-29 and will be open during Open House on September 28.

Beeman is participating in International Walk to School Day on October 4, 2017.  Information will soon be getting out to parents.

The school will send home Genevieve Fundraising packets, new local items have been added to the catalogue.
We also discussed some potential Spring fundraisers including, painting and auctioning Oars.


-Beeman had a very successful Grounds Clean-up day back in August.  There has been good communication between the school and the DPW, the grounds committee will be writing a thank you card to the DPW in appreciation for the hard work that has been invested in our school grounds this year.

-Principal Gennodie will contact the DPW about bench placement and the Buddy Bench as well as adding in additional trash barrels.

It was brought to attention, the issue of dog walkers on school grounds and pet owners not cleaning up after their dogs, dogs should not be on school grounds during school hours, the PTO will contact Val Gilman about getting a sign to remind people of these rules.

-Nicole mentioned that materials for the Gaga Pit are still under negotiation.

Library/Backyard Growers Update from Dana

-The Library is getting ready to open for students on October 1st.  Over 3,000 books have been scanned and barcoded, there are still more books being added to the system.  There is a need for volunteers to help scan or wipe down books and surfaces.

-There are plenty of volunteers to cover the Backyard Growers Harvest day and to help serve in the cafeteria on Friday.

On Monday September 11, the Backyard Growers  will be building and moving beds to a sunnier spot.