• #7 School PTO MEETING Minutes

    FEBRUARY 13, 2013, 5:00-6:00pm

    ATTENDANCE:   17 parents and staff were present.

    CO-PRESIDENT’S UPDATES:   Next week Katherine Hizer will meet to discuss the Health & Wellness plan for the school. The practice lockdown that occurred 1st week of February went very well as reported by Robyn Roberts, acting vice-principal. The January bowling night was also very successful as was the recent Valentine’s Day Dance.

    GAME NIGHT:  Please note the date for Family Game Night is Friday, March 22nd from 6:30-8:30 pm. There was a mistake when it was posted on the email a few weeks ago and on the school website.  Possible ideas were discussed, such as Bingo, Yahtzee, Uno, and Crazy Eights, some arts and crafts  in addition to possibly splitting the Gym and having some active games, such as Twister or Kinect on one side. Prizes, books and certificates were discussed as ideas to be given away for winners of games. It was decided that only snacks and drinks will be provided, no dinner. A committee was formed at today’s meeting and will be developing the exact plan.

    NAZARETH NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM:  Sister Barbara Staropoli presented her after school program for children ages 7-12 at Nazareth Elementary School. The program is free and includes a snack and activities such as art, music and dancing, to name a few. The program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:45 and the next session runs February 26th-March 21st. They have room for 4 or 5 more children. If anyone’s interested, please contact Sister Barbara Staropoli at 794-9061.   She will also be present at the game night to answer questions.

    6th GRADE ACTIVITIES: Lindsey Robach, one of our 6th grade teachers presented an idea to help transition the 6th graders to Middle School by touring one of the schools together. She also expressed that she would like the 6th grade students to do fundraising and other activities within the building to become more involved, responsible and to show pride for #7 School. A Community Service Club was discussed in addition to a possible Career Day for these students.

    HEALTH FAIR: Kim Vacco, a health student teacher, would like to be involved in planning and participating in a Health Fair to take place in April. It was discussed to have different stations with various healthy activities that the students could rotate through and have community organizations represented handing out information on healthy living.  This health fair would coincide with an Evening of Jazz presented by some local students who play for the Eastman Youth Jazz Ensemble.  More information on the exact date and time will follow.

    BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION:  Roberta Gammons provided lists of items that have box tops and Campbell’s soup labels. We have received $250.00 so far this school year from box tops.

    FUNDRAISER:  It was discussed to possibly have a Niagara Chocolate fundraiser this year in March.

    FUTURE ACTIVITIES: A possible 2nd movie night was discussed and whether to have it coincide with a bullying movie for parents before the kid’s movies or possibly another Cinco de Mayo dance?

    NEXT PTO MEETING: Monday, March 18th from 5:30-6:30pm in the school library.  Please come!