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PTA Meeting Minutes – January 5, 2010

Minutes of the Jamestown PTA Meeting
January 5, 2010

Call to Order – Cliff Logan
• The meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m. There was a motion made and accepted to approve the minutes of the December 8, 2009, PTA meeting.
• The Multiage and Third Grade teams attended the PTA meeting.

Principal’s Report – Laura Annan Glascoe
• Mr. Kilby will re-send his proposal for the swinging door in the lobby and, if the proposal is appropriate, Ms. Annan-Glascoe will forward it to the County.
• Ms. Schaffner thanked the Hospitality Committee for distributing treats to the teachers and staff in December.

Treasurer’s Report – Roger Bultman
• Mr. Bultman gave an overview of the PTA budget’s current income and expenditures.
• In January 2010, funds will distributed to the teachers to support their classrooms and students. The funds are being distributed according to a plan that was approved by PTA Executive Board in coordination with the Principal.

Fundraising – Katherine Price
• Winter Auction is Friday, February 5 at the Washington Golf and Country Club. The cost for parents is $120/couple which includes food and drinks. Invitations will be sent home on Friday, January 08, 2010. Registration can be done online this year. Also, the Friday newsletter will have a link to the Auction website.

External Relations – Brenna Isman
• Reflections Update – Families of the Jamestown winners have been informed and it was left it up to the parents whether or not they wanted to tell their kids. They have been informed of the Jan 28th date for the County-wide awards ceremony. Ginny Ramos and Lauren Johnson are in the process of scheduling a date for the Jamestown lunch-time ceremony to recognize all our Reflections participants and winners in January and will display the entries in the front case and announce our winners in an upcoming newsletter.

• CCPTA – Theresa Waddell has offered to serve as our County Council PTA representative for Jamestown. The 12/21 meeting was cancelled due to weather but she has confirmed that she will be able to attend the January meeting and report back. She would love a partner in this endeavor so we will submit another solicitation for help in the next newsletter. Ms. Waddell also explained that some parents are hoping to begin a Special Education PTA in Arlington which would work in conjunction with the existing PTA organizations.

• Hospitality – Thank you to the Hospitality Committee and all who baked treats for the holiday cookie plates for Teachers and Staff.

• Thanks to everyone who supported the Winter Coat Drive. It was very successful.

Internal Relations – Peggy Richardson
• Laura Ayres is helping to hire someone to begin a Scientist in Residence program at Jamestown. Once the person is selected, he or she will present information at the morning assembly and then go to each classroom. $5500 has been budgeted in the PTA budget. We are hopeful that the program will begin this year.

Corresponding Secretary – Laura Cressey
• Ms. Cressey gave a summary of the results of the survey regarding birthday treats, parties, and food served in the cafeteria. 114 people responded. Sixty-two percent of respondents voted not to stop birthday treats in the classrooms. The results will be distributed in the newsletter.
• This year’s school play had its first rehearsals this week. Approximately 150 children are included in the casts and various crews.

Recording Secretary – Beth Welsh
Adjourned 8:30 p.m.