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Parent Council Meeting Minutes – March 2013


Beethoven Parent Council Recap 

March 12, 2013

Meeting Notes:

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

The Canned Food Drive was a huge success.  We delivered approximately 800 items of food to the Roslindale Food Pantry.

Parents Rock was gigantic success.  Great fun was had by all and many people went home with great prizes.  We raised $5000 to be divided between the Beethoven and the Ohrenberger.  Special thanks to Michele Sarro, Mayre Plunkett and their committee – including Beethoven parents Kelly and Marcelo DeOliveira from the Birch Street Bistro who donated the fabulous food.

Maisha Moses, co-director of The Young People’s Project & daughter of civil rights activist Bob Moses visited the Beethoven and led discussions about the civil rights movement.  It was well received by the students.

Kristina Martin has volunteered to keep the website up-to-date.

A reminder that we are always collecting Sunny D Labels and Box Tops for Education.

It was noted that all money raised by the Parent Council is put back into the school and into activities for the students.  Nearly all money raised in a school year is used in that year. There was discussion about buying new computer tables with any funds we have remaining at the end of this year.

Upcoming Events:

March 20 and 21: The building will be closed to visitors due to the MCAS.

March 22: Uniform exchange.  In the days leading up to it, drop off any uniform tops or bottoms your student(s) are not wearing anymore in the school office or send them in with your students.  On March 22nd stop by the auditorium and pick up what you need for your own child(ren).  If you cannot come in to get something, let the school office know what you need and it will be set aside for you.  If you are attending Arts and Crafts Day, the clothes will be there as well.

March 23: Arts and Crafts Day (rescheduled from February 9) – 9:30am-12:00pm in the Ohrenberger Cafeteria.  If you RSVP’d the first time, you need to RSVP again.  Volunteers are needed to help that day – especially from 11am-12pm.  Donations of individually wrapped snacks are also needed. Please email Cindy Ho to RSVP or volunteer.   There is a $2 cover charge per student.

March 27: New computer lab will be set up.

April 25: Movie Night showing Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked. 5:30pm-8:00pm.  Students will need to RSVP. 300 tickets will be available.  Attendees will be given pizza and a treat bag.  Donations of individual water bottles and juice boxes requested.

April 30: Bake Sale during the state primary.  Cathy Ware will be coordinating.

Mid-May: Pavement Project coordinated by Kristina Martin.  She has acquired the stencils and has designed a blueprint.  Funds are still needed and will be acquired by fundraising and/or from the Parent Council Budget. Volunteers will be needed to paint.

Preview of other upcoming activities:

  • A parent council sponsored enrichment program for the spring was discussed with last year’s snake man as a possibility.  Britt Young will pursue this.
  • Later in the spring, windows will be installed in the cafeteria doors so that teachers can see who is requesting entry.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6-10 – Joan Chan & Britt Young coordinating
  • Field Day: June 6 (Rain Date June 7) coordinated by Katie Tattan
  • Potential Bake Sale during Senate election: June 25
  • Welcome Play Date for K1 & K2: August

Non-Meeting Announcement:

Mrs. Diaz and Ms. Mahoney, have posted projects on Donorschoose.org.  They are hoping to raise money to buy computers for their classrooms.  If you would like to make a donation please click this link: http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/search.html?state=MA&community=7213:2&school=62837

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