2018-19 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 2018-19 School Year.

PTA meeting minutes
March 26, 2019

  • Meeting was called to order at 7:35pm in the Media Center
  • The January meeting minutes and Treasurer’s Report were read & submitted
  • Sickels was not in attendance
  • Lori Z. reported the 2ndgrade art club was about half way through and was running smoothly with about 30 participants. She discussed details of the Talent Show (4/11) and answered questions: about 25/ 26 acts with about 52 students, kids are Emcees, ticket sales to families of acts first and then to others, $5.00 each- mandatory dress rehearsal 4/10, rehearsal 3/27 after school to run through the process and get program details done. Looking for volunteers to assist with event.
  • Amanda discussed the details of the Spring Fling this Friday- closing Burton Ave at 4:30, donations to be dropped off the day of after school or make other arrangements, no theme or clothing necessary, set up and decorating will be after school.
  • Corinne read a lovely thank you note from Mrs. Chiu re the PTA’s participation with Read Across America week and flowers we sent her as a thank you for all her prep.
  • Daniel reported the Book Fair will be April 23 & 24- looking for a Chair and volunteers.
  • Bari reiterated Mrs. Chiu’s sentiments about Read Across America week, said the Read a Latte event was a lot of fun. She said the students would be having a weather assembly tomorrow and that she would be looking into other assembly options for next year.
  • Recent Events:
  • Gertrude Hawk- delivery April 5
  • Valentines Grams- thank you to the Polancos
  • Movie Night
  • NJ Devils Outing
  • Science Exchange had record participation. Lauren thanked us for the participation gifts.
  • Read Across America Week
  • Ongoing Events:
    • Box Tops- Next check will be in April
    • Shoparoo- scan your receipts within 14 days and we get money.
  • Upcoming Events/ Important Dates:
    • Spring Fling Dance, Friday 3/29
    • Talent Show: April 11, Pre K through 5th Meeting for volunteers directly after this meeting.
    • Spring Book Fair April 23 & 24
    • Yankees Family Fun Day 5/5. Ticket order forms due next week
  • Important Dates:
    • BOW meeting Thursday, 3/28
    • Spring Break Half Day, 4/12
    • No school April 15-19th
    • Next PTA meeting 4/23

5thgrade Dance meeting and Talent Show meeting directly after general meeting

Motions to close at 8:07pm by Lauren Polanco & Lauren Richards

PTA meeting minutes
January 22, 2019

  • Meeting was called to order at 7:34pm in Room 200
  • Corinne read the invocation in Lori’s absence
  • The November meeting minutes and Treasurer’s Report were read & submitted
  • Sickels was not in attendance
  • Kim announced the school store would open this Thursday, 1/24, accepting Eagle Bucks only as payment. Erin showed the items for sale and discussed the option of kids’ pooling their Eagle Bucks and buying class parties
  • Daniel reported we were ready to send regular email updates and asked for preferences of day/ time.
  • Recent Events:
    • Holiday Gift Shop- made a profit of $718 (would have been $600 more except kids spent their Eagle Bucks).
    • Drug Awareness Week- just wrapped up; DARE graduation was fun, there was an anti drug rally with Police Chief Colaneri and others in attendance.
  • Ongoing Events:
  • Box Tops- we recently received a check for $628.40 for 6 months worth of box tops. We are always collecting and next time we send will be 3/1.
  • Shoparoo- scan your receipts within 14 days and we get money.
  • Upcoming Events/ Important Dates:
  • Movie Night: 2/8, send in $5 with permission slip
  • Valentine’s Grams:Forms going out this week, please separate your grams prior to sending in. Donations of kisses are accepted.
  • NJ Devils outing:Sunday, 2/17, day before winter break. Sign waiver & you can go out on the ice for a picture. You also can redeem a voucher for a bag.
  • Science Exchange: Feb 28, we would like to see all students participate
  • Gertrude Hawk Candy Sale: delivery will be before Easter
  • Read Across America Week:Dan Gutman- author of Weird School series will be coming to the school 3/1. There are contests to see who reads the most Dan Gutman books and an Essay contest to win lunch with him.
  • Young Author’s Night:3/20, come in to see what students have been working on. TREPS sale will be the same night.
  • Talent Show:April 11, Pre K through 5th Meeting for volunteers directly after this meeting.
  • Important Dates:
    • January:
      • BOE meeting 1/31 at HS/ MS
    • February:
      • 8thMovie Night
      • 14thValentine’s Grams
      • 17thNJ Devils outing
      • 18th-22nd– no school- winter break
      • 28th– Science Exchange
    • March:
      • 1st– Dan Gutman Author Visit
      • 20th– Young Author’s Night
      • 26th PTA meeting
    • 5thgrade Memory Book meeting and Talent Show meeting directly after general meeting

Motions to close at 7:54pm by Carolyn & Lauren

PTA meeting minutes
November 27, 2018

  • Meeting was called to order at 8:02pm in the Media Center
  • A Holiday Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance were read
  • The October meeting minutes were announced that they can now be found on the PTA’s website, and were accepted
  • The Treasurer’s Report was read and submitted
  • Mr. Sickels announced that there are still spaces available for parents to volunteer as mystery readers for grades K, 1 and 2
  • Lori Z. announced that the 2018 Monster Mash went smoothly and successfully and thanked everyone for helping to make it a successful event.  She also announced that Spirit Wear is still available for sale and those interested can contact her or check the PTA’s website.
  • Lori S. announced we now have 158 paid members
  • Corinne read a card to the PTA about books that were donated by the PTA from our recent fall book fair from Ms. Oettinger
  • Mr. Sickels read from a letter from Austin’s parents thank Euclid, its staff, fellow students and PTA for everything they have done for their family.  Mr. Sickels thanked the entire Euclid community for showing what we’re really about.
  • Daniel announced that the most effective way to stay up-to-date with the PTA is to check our Social Media Channels, but that the team would look into bringing back a weekly or bi-weekly newsletter
  • Teacher’s rep Ms. Bari had nothing to add.
  • Kim made announcements regarding recent events and announced there will be no PTA Meeting in December
  • Eagle Bucks will be redeemable at the Holiday Gift Shop and the school store
  • Recent Events:
    • Believe Kids fundraiser: Orders were due today
    • Halloween Grams: were successful – be on the lookout for Holiday Grams
    • Boxtops: please continue to send these in on an ongoing basis with your child and teacher’s name
    • Philly Pretzel Fundraiser: has been successful and will continue to be offered
    • Shoparoo – Please continue to upload your receipts
  • Upcoming Events/ Important Dates:
    • Philly Pretzel Fundraiser: Continuing to sell cards for $5 each and can redeem for 5 pretzels anytime at the Rt 17 location. Order forms available online; cards are available for sale tonight.
    • Holiday Gift Shop– Dec 13-14th
    • Drug Awareness Week – January 7-11

Important Dates:

  • December
    • Half Days December 3rd and 4th
    • Half Day December 21
    • 4th Grade Concert Monday the 17th / Thursday the 20th at 2PM
  • January:
    • 7-11 – Drug Awareness Week
    • 22nd – Next PTA Meeting

Motions to close at 8:17pm by Angela Munoz & Lauren Richards

PTA meeting minutes
October 23, 2018

  • Meeting was called to order at 7:35pm in the Media Center
  • The September meeting minutes and Treasurer’s Report were read & submitted
  • Sickels: announced that a sign up genius would be going out soon for K, 1, 2 parents to sign up as Mystery Readers. He stated extended family was welcome as well, but to give others a chance to sign up before signing up extended family.
  • Lori Z. spoke about the Monster Mash this Friday 10/26. She explained the event: music, DJ, snacks. An email would go out to volunteers with more info regarding times to arrive and when to drop off donations. The drop off and pick up procedure for children was discussed; Burton Ave is officially closed this year for safety reasons. There will be no after school treat sale after school this week due to the Monster Mash, last one of the Fall will be 11/2. Eagle Bucks will soon be able to be redeemed at a school store.
  • Lori S. reported we have 139 paid members
  • Corinne read a thank you note from the staff thanking the PTA for the microwave.
  • Daniel asked us to keep an eye on social media for reminders and news. All info will be available on the website: euclidschoolpta.com, including instructions for the Monster Mash.
  • Recent Events:
    • Halloween Window Painting: went really well, Judges were HS/ MS students, there were 12 awards won by Euclid students. There will be a group photo of the winners in front of Bill O’Shea’s 10/24 after school. Thank you to the volunteers who mixed paint, painted the boxes, etc.
    • After school treats: last sale will be 11/2, no sale this week because of Monster Mash
    • Believe Kids fundraiser: orders went out and will be back by Thanksgiving. A Kindergartner won the top seller prize of a Kindle Fire. She will be announced as winner 10/24 during morning announcements.
    • Kids Stuff books: we made about $1500 in profit
    • Fall Book Fair: was a great success, we sold just under $7000, raising about $1600 for the PTA. There were $95 in Eagle Bucks redeemed at the Book Fair.
  • Upcoming Events/ Important Dates:
    • Monster Mash– Biggest event- 10/26
    • Philly Pretzel Fundraiser: selling cards for $5 each and can redeem for 5 pretzels anytime at the Rt 17 location. Order forms available online; cards are available for sale tonight.
    • Holiday Gift Shop– Dec 13-14th.
    • Box Tops: We are always collecting them. If you have any, send them in soon, next shipment going out by 11/1. Class with the most at the end of the year wins a party.
    • Shoparoo: very easy to use/ raise money, download the app and scan receipts.

Important Dates:

  • October:
    • BOE meeting 10/25 at HS/ MS Auditorium
  • November:
    • 6th, 8th, 9th– No School
    • 21st– Half Day
    • 22nd– 23rd– No School
    • 26th-27th& Dec 3rd-4th– Half Days for Teacher Conferences
    • 27th– Next PTA Meeting

Motions to close at 8:11pm by Angela Munoz & Lauren Richards

Thank you to everyone who has attended a PTA meeting and shown support.  Below are the PTA Meeting Minutes for the 2018-19 School Year.

PTA meeting minutes
September 25, 2018

  • Meeting was called to order at 7:41 pm in the Gym
  • The June meeting minutes and Treasurer’s Report were submitted
  • Kim introduced the Board members and their roles, reviewed Eagle Bucks, ways to earn & redeem and Premium PTA membership, discussed the membership website and the alternate ways of joining (old way-fill out form & send in with check or new Euclid PTA site) if there was confusion.
  • Mr. Sickels: discussed changes that took place over the summer: gym re-done, Kim is no longer the Visitor Monitor- now there’s a Class 3 Officer at the front desk who patrols the school inside & out. There is a clerical who works with the secretary who is often by the desk, but she is not a Visitor Monitor. Next week, parents with forgotten items will no longer be able to be buzzed in when dropping items off. There will be bins by the front door. The State has introduced new Phys Ed requirements, where the kids are required to have gym 3 days/ week instead of 2. Media has changed: the kids look for library books on Mondays, on Tues, Wed & Thurs, Mrs. Chiu teaches in the classrooms what she would have taught in the Media Center, i.e., keyboarding, coding, google docs, etc. She also teaches G&T. The school year started off great. 100% of the classrooms now have AC units. Questions about Class 3 Officer were answered regarding coverage and Mr. Sickels explained that they all report to the Chief of Police and will rotate among schools to arrange coverage. He discussed the Academic programs: Go Math, Reader’s Workshop & chromebooks. Mrs. Bari, Mrs. Leone & Mrs. Oettinger were all recognized for their attendance at the meeting.
  • Kim explained the role of the PTA and gave examples of all the activities we arrange and where our fundraising money goes.
  • Lori Z. spoke about Heightswear, showed examples of the items on display. She mentioned we need volunteers to assist on Town Day. She explained the Monster Mash, said we are in need of volunteers because almost all of the kids attend. She also discussed the After School Treat sale and how we are in need of donations of items to sell. She answered a question clarifying that Keys Kids can attend the sale this year.
  • Daniel discussed the new website: euclidschoolpta.com, our push to communicate through social media this year and the Board members’ email addresses (first name@euclidschoolpta.com)
  • Kim clarified that all volunteers need to be paid PTA members. She introduced Mrs. Bari, our Teacher Rep who will be in attendance along with Mrs. Tacinelli. She also urged anyone with ideas for programs or fundraising to speak with any Board member.
  • Oettinger thanked the PTA for the microwave in the teachers’ room, writing folders & agendas.
  • Upcoming Events/ Important Dates:
  • Week of Respect- PTA is providing an assembly on Wednesday for all students
  • Fall Book Fair- Oct 4th& 5th. Family night will be Oct 4thfrom 6-8pm
  • Halloween Window Painting- Oct 17th, Daniel will Chair, looking for Co-Chair
  • Monster Mash- 10/26
  • First in class party- Halloween- look for sign up email from Mrs. Romano
  • Planetarium Assembly 11/7
  • Holiday Gift Shop- Dec 13-14th.
  • Kim stressed that we can’t run the programs without volunteers.

Important Dates:

  • BOE meeting is 9/27 at 7:30- HS/ MS
  • Next PTA meeting is 10/23
  • 5thgrade parents meeting to follow this meeting

Motions to close at 8:12pm by Kristin DeBaun & Sylvia Haines