2019-2020 Euclid School PTA Meeting Minutes

Thank you to everyone who has attended a PTA meeting and shown support.  Below are the PTA Meeting Minutes for the 2019-20 School Year.

PTA meeting minutes
February 25, 2020

  • Meeting was called to order at 7:35pm in The Media Center 
  • The January meeting minutes and treasurer’s report were read & submitted
  • Lori Z – First Grade art club is going well
  • Lori S. – Box tops need to be submitted next week. Get in what you have collected
  • Daniel – Science fair went well. More than expected participated
  • Carolyn – Yankee Family day information is going home soon.
    • Penny War is starting in March
  • Mrs.Bari – Read across america is Next week. 
    • Brain show is next month
  • Lauren – Spirit Wear – is being organized. Will have new spring items soon
  • Corinne – Pasta sale orders are in
    • Movie night went well
    • Devils night was a success
    • Jump Rope for heart prizes will go home soon
    • Talent show is SOLD OUT
  • 6 mystery items were raffled

Recent Events:

  • Science Exchange
  • Movie Night (Prek-2)
  • Devils Night
  • Jump Rope for Heart – prizes should be in soon
  • Gertrude Hawk Sale
  • Fun Pasta – Orders are here! (expected delivery on Tuesday)

Ongoing Events:

  • Yankees Family Fun Day tickets on sale through April 20th
  • Mystery Reader (PreK-2)  *Limit to 1 mystery reader per family per month*
  • 1st Grade Art Club and 4th Grade Fit Club 

    Upcoming Events:

    • Talent Show
    • Height Bar & Grill – 20% of sales donated to be split 50/50 with Lincoln and Euclid
    • Sarah Weeks Visit
    • Penny Wars
    • Read Across America Week – Connie emailed themes. Sock Collection through 3/6 for Coalition for the Homeless
    • Read a Latte (Kindergarten)
    • 2nd Grade Art Club & 3rd Grade Fit Club
    • Young Authors Night
    • Tricky Tray Save the Dates going out / tickets on sale in about a month?
    • The Brain Show Assembly
    • Spring Fling

Year-Round Fundraisers:

  • Box Tops / Shoparoo / Amazon Smile / Coke Give / Spiritwear / Birthday Grams

Important Dates to Remember:

  • 2/27 Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 4PM
  • 2/28 Sarah Weeks – Talent Show Doors Open 5:30PM/Show starts at 6PM – Heights Bar and Grill
  • 3/2 – 3/6 Read Across America Week
  • 3/6 Read a Latte
  • 3/24 PTA Meeting
  • 3/25 Young Authors Night
  • 3/26  Brain Show Assembly – BOE Meeting
  • 3/27 – Spring Fling

Motions to close at 8:07 pm by Cris DeGuzman & Ian Polanco

PTA meeting minutes
January 28, 2020

  • Meeting was called to order at 7:30pm in The Media Center 
  • The November meeting minutes and treasurer’s report were read & submitted
  • Mr. Sickels mentioned how well Drug awareness week went. Omegaman was a hit and the kids enjoyed the assembly.
  • Lori Z – Working on the talent show. There are 65 kids signed up as of now.
  • Lori S. – nothing to report… reminder to keep trying the box tops.
  • Daniel – was not in attendance. Corinne read Daniel’s notes 
    • 5th Graders finished the dare program
    • Science Exchange is coming up. All children should try to come to see the experiments,
  • Carolyn – nothing to report
  • Mrs. Tacinelli- February 28th Sarah Weeks is coming to the school. The week following is read across America week. 
  • Lauren – Spirit Wear -Next spirit wear order forms will go home for March orders
    • Valentine Grams need to be returned by Feb 7th and will be delivered on valentines day.
  • Corinne – Pasta sale is still going on. You can send in order forms or order online.
    • Fit club is going very well and we are trying to come up with how we can expand it.
    • Talent show meeting is immediately following this
  • 3 mystery items were raffled

Recent Events:

  • Board & Brush Night Out
  • Holiday Gift Shop
  • Drug Awareness Week
  • Omegaman Assembly
  • 5th Grade Fit Club

Ongoing Fundraisers:

  • Fun Pasta Fundraiser – Anyone who sells 5 bags will be entered into a raffle for a $20
  • Amazon gift card. Orders due 1/31
  • NJ Devils Night 2/16 – Tickets still available!! 
  • Mystery Reader (PreK-2) – Links on Memberhub (files)
  • Valentine Grams Due 2/7

Upcoming Events:

  • Science Exchange
  • Movie Night (PreK-2) Frozen 2! Forms due 1/31
  • Talent Show 2/28
  • 1st Grade Art Club & 4th Grade Fit Club
  • Valentine’s Day Class Party
  • Gertrude Hawk Sale

Year-Round Fundraisers:

  • Box Tops / Shoparoo / Amazon Smile / Coke Give / Spiritwear / Birthday Grams

Important Dates to Remember:

  • 1/31 – Fun Pasta Orders & Devils Night Orders Due
  • 2/6 – Science Exchange
  • 2/7 – Movie Night
  • 2/17 – 2/21 – No School
  • 2/25 – PTA Meeting

Motions to close at 7:57pm by Sylvia Haines & Ian Polanco

PTA meeting minutes
November 26, 2019

  • Meeting was called to order at 7:33pm in The Media Center 
  • The September meeting minutes and treasurer’s report were read & submitted
  • Mr. Sickels announced that the conference forms went home that day and conferences will be held in January
  • Lori Z – The after school treat sale is still going very well, Thank you to the drop off committee for all of the great donations.
    • Still figuring out logistics on how to have the treat sale extend all year.
    • Surprise treat sale today! Kids were very excited about it. 
  • Lori S. – Every Teacher is now a PTA member!
  • Daniel – No PTA Meeting in the month of December follow us on social media to keep informed of anything coming up.
    • 5th Grade Meeting immediately following the PTA meeting
    • Cheesecake sale is ongoing through New Years
    • Drug Awareness is coming up right after winter break 
  • Carolyn – 400 books were donated to the classrooms from Scholastic credits
    • Read thank you notes from all of the teachers for the books
    • PTA donated games to all the classrooms for indoor recess 
    • Thank you notes were read from Teachers and students.
  • Mrs. Bari- Talked about Drug awareness week 
    • Omegaman is coming to the school, good day for Superhero shirts to be worn.
  • Lauren – Discussed Spirit Wear – Discussed this is the last day for Holiday spirit wear orders. New Items will be added in January.
    • Grinch Grams will be being collected the first few weeks of December. Going home the last day before winter break
  • Corinne – Bookmark contest for Drug awareness week will be going home right after thanksgiving. 
  • Mr. Sickels made mention about Student council donation for Toy drive and that the teachers Adopt a family for the holidays to make a donation. 
    • Teachers also participate in Packs for Vets
    • 6 Items were Raffled

Recent Events:

  • Monster Mash
  • Halloween Grams
  • Halloween Parade / Class Party

Year Round Fundraisers:

  • Box Tops – *New Digital*
  • Shoparoo
  • Amazon Smile
  • Coke Give
  • Spiritwear
  • After School Snack Sale (Weather Permitting?)
  • Birthday Grams

Upcoming Events & Important Dates to Remember:

  • Thanksgiving Class Party
  • 12/4 6:30 Board & Brush Night Out
  • 12/12 – 12/13 Holiday Gift Shop
  • Holiday Class Party * Pizza supplied by the PTA
  • Drug Awareness Bookmark Contest
  • 1/6 – 1/10 Drug Awareness Week
  • 5th Grade Fit Club
  • 1/8 Omegaman Assmebly
  • 1/6 & 1/7 1/13 & 1/14 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Motions to close at 7:54pm by Sylvia & Joanne

PTA meeting minutes
October 22, 2019

  • Meeting was called to order at 7:32pm in The Media Center 
  • The September meeting minutes and treasurer’s report were read & submitted
  • Lori Z – The after school treat sale is going very well, Thank you to the drop off committee for all of the great donations.
    • Possible a special Halloween Treat sale. 
    • Discussing with Mr Sickels how to have the treat sale extend all year.
    • Monster mash is this week, everything is ready and going smoothly.
  • Lori S. – the PTA has 152 Members to date
  • Carolyn – Read thank you notes from teachers for the books donated from the PTA for the book fair – Robertson, Bothe, Werner
    • Thank you note from the 4th grade teachers for the drawstring bags
  • Mrs. Tacinelli – made mention that almost all of the teachers have signed up for the PTA. 
    • Made mention about how well the book fair went and liked that it was in the media center.
  • Lauren – Discussed Spirit Wear – Revamping the way we are handling the orders moving forward. 
  • Corinne – Mentioned Custodian’s day. That they were all very happy with everything we did for them. 
  • Mr. Sickels announced the Event for Austin on November 15.

Recent Events:

  • National Custodian’s Day
  • Sadecky’s Puppet Assembly – this was the last year for them
  • Week of Respect
  • Fall Book Fair
  • Halloween Window Painting – Winners will be announced soon
  • Believe Kids – Orders will be in before thanksgiving

Year Round Fundraisers:

  • Box Tops – *New Digital*
  • Shoparoo
  • Amazon Smile
  • Coke Give
  • Spiritwear
  • After School Snack Sale (Weather Permitting)
  • Birthday Grams

Upcoming Events & Important Dates to Remember:

  • 10/24 BOE Meeting 7:30 MS/HS Auditorium
  • 10/25 Monster Mash
  • 10/25 Halloween Grams Due
  • 10/31 Halloween Parade & First in class party – Halloween
  • 11/5 Half day of school
  • 11/7-11/8 No School
  • 11/11 School Store
  • 11/21 BOE Meeting 7:30 MS/HS Auditorium
  • 11/26 PTA Meeting 7:30 Media Center

Motions to close at 7:56pm by Joanne Focarino & Suzanne Cangialose 

PTA meeting minutes
September 24, 2019

  • Meeting was called to order at 7:33pm in The Gym 
  • The June meeting minutes and Treasurer’s Report were read & submitted, Daniel read the Treasurer’s report in Erin’s absence.
  • Mr. Sickles talked about the renovations to the school. Everything came out great and is better for security.
  • Lori Zorat discussed the monster mash, brief overview of the event mentioning there will be emails sent out about it
  • Lori S noted that Box tops went digital and announced there were 86 PTA signups to date. 
  • Daniel discussed how to hear from the PTA – Social Media, the website and memberhub
  • Carolyn read the thank you notes for scholarships from Nicholas Cali, Madison Palladino & Erin Bishoff
  • Mrs Tacinelli – Thanked the PTA for the poster printer. Mentioned the puppet assembly is next week 
  • As a group we briefly explained all of the things we are planning this year and that coming to meetings is the best way to get all of the information.  
  • Books were raffled off 


Recap of What the PTA Does:

  • Assemblies for the students
  • In class holiday parties
  • Dances
  • Movie Night (PreK – 2)
  • Talent Show
  • After School Clubs
  • Support to staff & teachers
  • Bought Smart Boards for all Classrooms
  • folders/agendas/drawstring bags for 4th graders
  • Provide classroom needs: chairs/bookshelves/rugs/lunch bins
  • 5th Grade Activities – Dance, Picnic, Yearbooks, Breakfast
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Book Fairs
  • Holiday Gift Shop
  • Author Visit 

Year Round Fundraisers:

  • Box Tops – *New Digital*
  • Shoparoo
  • Amazon Smile
  • Coke Give
  • Spiritwear
  • After School Snack Sale (Weather Permitting)
  • Birthday Grams

Upcoming Events & Important Dates to Remember:

  • 9/26 BOE Meeting 7:30 MS/HS Auditorium
  • 9/28 Town Day
  • 10/2 National Custodian’s Day
  • 10/7-10/11 Week of Respect – PTA will be having an assembly the Wednesday prior for all students
  • 10/3 & 10/4 Fall Book Fair
  • 10/11 Believe Kids Fundraiser Orders Due
  • 10/16 Halloween Window Painting (3rd-5th grade)
  • 10/22 PTA Meeting in the Media Center
  • 10/25 Monster Mash
  • 10/31 Halloween Parade & First in class party – Halloween

Motions to close at 8:04pm by Ian Polanco & Suzanne Cangialose