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Nov 2012 Parent Council Meeting Recap


Parent Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Beethoven School auditorium. Childcare is provided.

We raised over $700 for victims of Hurricane Sandy from the uniform-free day.

Nine families (led by Jill Maquire) raised over $1000 by participating in a community consignment sale.  We will plan to participate in it again in the spring.  If you are interested contact Jill jillcolettamaguire@gmail.com

The Election Day Bake Sale raised $1,143.36.  We had over 90 bakers and 30 volunteers.  Thanks to the many, many hands that made this happen.

BTVN car decals are still for sale.  If you would like to order one, you can send $3 (per decal) in an envelope to school with your child. Please be sure to include your student’s name, classroom/teacher, and number of decals you want.

Kristina Martin is planning a “Paint the Parking Lot” event in the spring.  After the snow clears, she will be looking for volunteers to paint fun and educational images on the blacktop in front of the school. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Kristinakristinaemartin@gmail.com

Upcoming Events:

November 15: International Night from 5pm-7pm in the Beethoven Auditorium.  Families are invited to come and bring food from any country in the world.  Wearing of traditional garb is encouraged as well.  We need donations of water and juice boxes as well as volunteers to set up and clean up. We will also need people to float around to ensure things are running smoothly. In addition to the food, there will be tables with artifacts representing different countries.  Children will receive a “passport” and are encouraged to visit each table.  If you can help contact Britt Young britt.young@yahoo.com or Joan Chan kjbe1685@verizon.net or just show up at 4pm that evening to help set up.

December 7: Outerwear Exchange and Drive for Cradles to Crayons.

We will be collecting gently used, clean winter gear beginning now in the auditorium.  You can bring drop them off yourself or send them in with your child. On Dec 7 we will host an exchange among the families in our school.  If your child needs warm outwear, you can visit the auditorium between 7:30am and 2:00pm on that day and choose what you like. If you cannot stop by and would like your child to make the selection, contact the office and arrangements will be made. Any donations that are not claimed that day will be donated to Cradles to Crayons, a local organization that provides items directly to children in need.

December 11: Holiday Show Grades 1 & 2.  9am in the auditorium.

December 12: Holiday Show Grades K1 & K2.  9am in the auditorium

December 10-14: Scholastic Book Fair.

This is a book sale run by parents.  Kristin Macchi barefootkicks@yahoo.com is organizing it. Volunteer sign up sheets will be going home with students the week after Thanksgiving.  Set up will be Friday December 7.  The sale will run during school hours and possibly one day in the later afternoon or evening. Teachers will bring their classes to the sale at a scheduled time during the week.  Parents can send money to school with their children and their teacher will help them pick out an age appropriate book and/or parents can come in themselves to make purchases.  In addition, teachers and the librarian will be asked to provide “wishlists” and parents can purchase these books as gifts to the classroom.

Quick preview of 2013 activities:

  • Arts and Crafts Day: Feb 9
  • Canned Food Drive: Jan/Feb
  • Paint the Parking Lot: April
  • Movie Night:  April 25
  • Our Parents Rock (Friday March 1 at Elks in West Roxbury)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: May
  • Field Day: June 6 (Rain Date June 7)
  • Uniform Exchange: Spring
  • Welcome Play Date for K1 & K2: August
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