Apr 02

PTO Minutes 3/31/15

PTO Minutes 3/31/15 – Thanks again to Kellie Defelice for taking the time – much appreciated!


Principal Report:

Initiative: Beyond the Bell

Special Meeting School Committee

Good Friday is a makeup ½ day.

Still short 2 days. Was going to be extended days however, this changed.

MBTA said no. They would not change things and this would have stranded middle school students with no bus. Other logistical issues. So back to school committee again with an idea that Braintree was doing. This idea is a project. So our Superintendent decided to bring this to our school committee, it is a waiver in a sense. It is a way for the schools/family and community to show off our community. Opportunities offered across the city for students to take part in it. Ideas could include a Squantum History Walk, DA Internet Safety Walk, after school activities.


April 14th Math and Science Night


Talent Show Night will be May 21st. Dress Rehearsal May 5th and May 19th.


Last day of school will be June 26th. Graduation Day will not be last day of school. The date is not scheduled yet but will be soon.


MCAS is starting. Long Comp is Thursday, April 2. The other MCAS will follow for the next week or two and varies by grade. Monday, Tuesday will be 3rd grade. Wednesday and Thursday will be 4th grade and Friday and Monday will be 5th grade.


Good Friday 4/3. 11:55 dismissal, there will be a bus. There will not be lunch.


A school wide assembly will be June 5th, Poetry in Motion.


Spring Concert will be June 5th at 9 AM.


Multicultural Celebration will be June 11th, raffles



5th grade Lego Robotics Team, 3rd session, science teacher, Mr. McGuire, from Atlantic is the Team Captain. Building a Robot with theme to solve World Hunger.


Parent Academy Point Webster for Elementary School on Thursday, 4/2 6:30-8 PM


Considering having a Parent Academy here at Squantum tied into a PTO meeting.


PTO gave supplies to the classrooms and teachers. All were happy and thankful.


Dr. Bloom: Student Council is participating in an art contest for Solarize Quincy. 5 of their pieces were chosen to be on the website.


Rug project is still being worked on.


Risers are delayed because of a shipping issue but it is still going to happen.



Treasurer’s Report


Pajama Day Donations: $188, able to get $300 gift cards for children in need donated in the students’ names


One request we received is a possible storage closet with some supplies. Wanting to allocate $500 for more supplies, to answer wish lists for classrooms. Approved


Mrs. Corwin requested a rectangle table for her kindergarten class. About $160 + shipping. So approve $200.


Movie Night, looking for a night. Not booked yet but looking into dates.


Snow Days did change lunches around. New menu should be more accurate.


Money was sent to the two HS Senior Prom Stay Outs


Ice Melt was bought


Wellness Committee, week before vacation is Healthy Choice Week


Applied for a Walmart Foundation Healthy First Grant $1400 fun in school activities for kids.


President’s Report


Book Fair is coming soon. May 5th-14th. Buy One Get One Free.


Paint Night is Friday, April 10th. You can bring your own alcohol. This event is for Parents.


Red Sox game is coming up, April 28th. 200 tickets sold and a waiting list.


Mixed Bag fundraiser ends April 10th. Can be extended if needed.


Looking for a Multicultural Night subcommittee meeting








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