Minutes of the Jamestown PTA Meeting

June 7, 2011

 

Call to Order – Cliff Logan

 

  • Before the meeting, the FLES Team made a presentation about the FLES program at Jamestown.
  • A motion was made and passed to approve the May 3, 2011 PTA meeting minutes.
  • Mr. Logan expressed appreciation and thanks to Laura Annan Glascoe for her ten years of dedicated service as Jamestown’s principal.  She created a warm and loving environment for the children and the Jamestown community will miss her when she retires and we wish her well.

 

Principal’s Report – Laura Annan Glascoe

  • Mrs. Annan Glascoe gave a summary of Jamestown’s SOL scores so far.  99 percent of fifth grade students passed the Math SOL and 89% passed in the advanced range.  Mrs. Annan Glascoe expressed her pride of the staff and children for working so hard and doing so well.  We are still waiting on the final social studies scores.
  • Mrs. Annan Glascoe thanked the PTA for helping her do her job over the last ten years.  Her first PTA meeting at Jamestown was on September 10, 2001.  Mrs. Annan is going to replace a tree in the front of Jamestown that has died with a new dogwood.
  • Tomorrow night is the Spring Back to School night at which parents may meet the teachers for the upcoming year and hear about the curriculum.  Mr. Sell is transferring to another school.  Mr. Henry and Ms. Schofield will teach 5th grade and Jacqueline Scott will teach Multiage.
  • The math textbook chosen by APS for next year is Math Expressions.
  • At the PTA’s request, Mrs. Annan asked teachers if they would like special education training and they indicated that they would like training in working with students who have ADHD, working with children who are struggling readers, and behavioral management training.

 

Treasurer – Jill Curran

  • Current financial statements were distributed.  The proposed 2011-12 budget was discussed and will be voted on in September.
  • The PTA approved additional “Wish List” items including 3 Mac Books for Special Ed and a gravel path near the art wing.

 

Corresponding Secretary – Laura Cressey

  • The Jamestown community was surveyed about whether to give letter grades on report cards starting in the third grade.  Out of 85 votes, 54 persons voted to give grades and 31 people voted not to give grades.  Based on this survey, a motion was made and approved to ratify the results of the survey.  Mrs. Annan Glascoe will speak to Meg Tucilla so that this can be an Action Item before the School Board.
  • APS asked all schools for feedback on certain capacity questions.  Ms. Cressey is drafting a letter that will be sent to the administration, staff, and parents for input.  In the draft response, we plan to indicate that we would oppose increasing class size.
  • Adjourned 9:10 p.m.