#7 School PTO MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
ATTENDANCE: Approximately 24 parents and teachers & Mr. Lincoln
INTRODUCTIONS/OFFICERS: Kareem Hayes and Maria Encarnacion from the Office of Parent Engagement were introduced. It was stated that elections for officers for PTO will take place at next month’s meeting. Officers can be a parent or guardian of a student at #7 school. Those who want to be an officer need to be present at the next meeting. The group decided that PTO will have Co -Presidents.
MEETING DATES/TIMES: An email will be sent to notify parents 3-4 days before the meeting date. It was decided among the group that the monthly meeting will rotate every month between Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meetings will begin and end promptly and will be held in the school library on the third floor. The next meeting will be Monday, October 15th from 5:30-6:30 and the following one will be Wednesday November 7th from 5:00-6:00 . The December meeting will be directly before the Holiday concert - the date has yet to be determined.
ACTIVITIES: Several possible activities were discussed. Some of the potential ideas to be decided at future meetings included the following: a soul food luncheon for parents in February, Meet the Teacher Night at the end of the school year to meet next year’s teacher, another Movie night, Family Fun Night/Game Night, another Family Bowling Night, Welcome Back Event (for next school year) and a Parent/Child Talent Show. These will be discussed at future meetings.
Open Forum It was discussed to give SOAR tickets to students when their parents attend a PTO event/meeting. Open House was also discussed and Leah Kedley made up a flier about PTO to be given out that evening. Cookie trays for Open House were suggested, voted on by PTO members and implemented.
Monday, October 15th 5:30-6:30 pm. We will have election of new officers. If you would like to run for office, you must be in attendance at this meeting. We hope to see many of you there! As always, we will have refreshments and childcare will be offered.