Langtree PTA Executive Board Meeting Notes – June 9, 2015
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
7:30 PM
Agenda
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Call to Order - President, Ada Gallichio
Opening Comments - President, Ada Gallichio
Treasurers Report - Treasurer, Tom Swayne
Reading and Approval of Minutes - Recording Secretary, Gena Graziano
Correspondences - Corresponding Secretary, Angela Mendola
Committee Reports- Each committee to present status
Unfinished Business
New Business
Principals Remarks - Principal, Joyce Gallo
Teachers in Attendance
Announcements Adjournment - President, Ada Gallichio
Notes
1. Call to Order - President, Ada Gallichio
2. Opening Comments - President, Ada Gallichio
 Thank You
 Thank you teachers and staff
 Thank you to the existing board and the new board members who have contributed
along the way.
 We cannot do this without you!!!
3. Treasurers Report - Treasurer, Tom Swayne
 Read by Tom Swayne
 Brought in $2300 since past meeting
 Breakdown of profits and losses
 On pace to net $3000 by EOY
 Motion to approve report as submitted
 Nominated - Danielle Nutt
 Seconded - Angela Mendola
 Recorded as stated.
4. Reading and Approval of Minutes - Recording Secretary, Gena Graziano
 Motion to approve report as submitted
 Nominated - Danielle Nutt
 Seconded - Angela Mendola
 Recorded as posted on web site
5. Correspondences
 None
6. Committee Reports
 Year End Picnic - Thursday, 6/18
 NO rain date
7. Unfinished Business
 5th Grade
 Pillows still available
 Raised over $1000
 Helps with healthcare bills for service dogs for US Veterans
 Supplies have been purchased; will be delivered this weekend or next.
 Will meet the animals and the veterans.
 Thank you Michelle Schulz
 Memory Day - This Tuesday
 Concert - This Thursday
 Yearbook
 Yearbooks are in
 Required to be sorted for 5th Grade, please stay and help if you can
8. New Business
 Hits and Misses
 Hits
 Talent Show - Thank you Danielle Nutt
 Will be extended to middle school next year.
 Book Club - Thank you Samantha Merlino
 Thank you for all the other volunteers
 Tricky Tray @ Elks Club
 More space
 Offsite location seemed to work better for all
 Dining Nights Out
 Dinner with the Holiday Shop
 Tweak small food issues
 Art Fundraiser - Thank you Mrs. Masterson
 Made over $900
 5th Grade Service Project
 Well organized, children learned quite a good amount
 Field Trips
 Every grade and class had a field trip this year
 Minor issues with logistics and schedules for some classes
 Overall, a success
 Misses
 Gertrude Hawk
 Did not come near to expectations
 Brings in more money than tricky tray
 Expensive Dine Out fundraisers
 Not enough ROI on more expensive
 More budget for parties
 All classes going through Mrs.
Butler for food approval
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 Friendship List - Ada Gallichio
 Needs to be computerized.
 Need to de-duplicate to reduce error
 Reading Rewards - Joyce Gallo
 Langtree Gift, beginning of year, cost of $840
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Not utilized to its potential
District now purchasing RAS kits
 Study Island - Joyce Gallo
 Renewal Request denied by district
 Book Club - early admission for grandparents
 Open up early in Grandparents day
 Also allow them to ship afterwards
 PTA Membership for staff
 Please put in mailboxes within the first 2 weeks
 Some of the classrooms have multiple people, please add enough copies.
 Remediation - Put on website, email teachers and office staff with
location.
 Looking Ahead
 Butterfly Garden
 Aly Pandolfini - Message out to the senior center to get them involved.
 Service Projects / Club Ideas for the rest of the school.
 Langtree opened September 1966
 50th Anniversary this coming year
 Time capsule @40th
 Throwback field day - Lynda Clifford
 $0.50 burgers
 Drive in movie
 Committee to be formed to determine path forward for celebration
 Summer Budget Meeting - Thursday July 30th, 2015, 7:00PM, Hamilton Twp. Library.
 Committee List
 Teachers and Staff can volunteer for committees as well.
 Mrs., Hurst will be teacher representative for the talent show.
 Food Drive / Clothing Drive - Mrs. Butler
 Last minute identification of families in need that can use assistance.
 Please contact Mrs. Butler for any questions
 Guinness Book Clothing Drive
 Summer Reading Program
 Through scholastic
 Tracks minutes like first in math
 Teachers can check in on progress over course of summer
 Rewards if completing X number minutes
 Further information to come out this Friday in home hand outs.
9. Principals Remarks - Principal, Joyce Gallo
 Online Reading program like First in Math
 Only open for summer months
 Free to students
 Teachers all met to go over our progress
 Hits and Misses
 Self Assessments and data diving
 Feedback Survey
 Very few negative responses
 Few complaints that require addressing
 Not where we want to be, but we're making good progress
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Thank you to the Parents
 We cannot be us without YOU!
 Numbers for next year
 Budget depends on number of children in enrollment
 Current Estimates
 K - 3 classes
 1st - 3 classes
 2nd - 3 classes
 3rd - 2 classes
 4th - 2 classes
 5th - 3 classes
 Mrs. Morganti to provide final numbers after summer enrollment + overflow
 Loss of 2 Aides next year.
10. Teachers in Attendance
11. Announcements - President, Ada Gallichio / 1st Vice President, Lisa Schulz
 Advocacy Day - Thursday, 6/11/15 - 9AM - 2PM
 Trenton Wyndham - Only hotel
 Commissioner Hespee will be speaking
 Talk to Ada for more details
 Lunch included.
 New Board
 President - Angela Mendola
 1st VP - Lisa Schulz
 2nd VP - Jenn Chiorello
 Treasurer - Tom Swayne
 Corresponding Secretary - Aly Pandolfini
 Recording Secretary - Chris Craven
12. Adjournment - President, Ada Gallichio