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Parent Council Meeting Recap – May 2015

The Beethoven/Ohrenberger Parent Council met on May 12, 2015  from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Beethoven-Ohrenberger Parent Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The location alternates between the Beethoven Auditorium and the Ohrenberger Library. Our last meeting of the school year will take place on June 9 in the Beethoven Auditorium. Childcare is provided.
We will be having elections for both Parent Council and Site Council for both schools at the June 9th meeting. If you are interested in a leadership position in either council, please contact Cathy Ware: cathygware@gmail.com before the next meeting.
PRINCIPALS’ REPORT
Testing is going well. MCAS are on May 18 and 19.  No visitors  are allowed in the building during tests.
Teachers are very thankful for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week (see summary of the week below).
There are minimal changes to staffing next year.
Boston Bikes starts soon. The organization will bring bikes and helmets during gym class and other designated times to teach kids about biking and biking safety.
Mr. P’s brother received our packages. All the items have been dispersed to the troops. They were overwhelmed and grateful.
MEETING NOTES
Teacher Appreciation Update
Ohrenberger Teachers were treated to a day of breakfast, massages and lunch. Thanks to Amy Trueblood for coordinating.
Beethoven Teachers had a week of events. Thanks to Cameron and Mike Casey for organizing. Below is a note from Cameron:
We had a terrific Teacher Appreciation Week celebration! On Monday, the teachers and staff enjoyed breakfast. On Tuesday, we delivered handmade paper flowers, personalized with quotes from Beethoven students. The same quotes decorated the auditorium walls. Wednesday brought a garden party. We honored the teachers and staff on Thursday with a special lunch in the auditorium. The week was capped on Friday by ten-minute massage sessions and gift bags for each teacher and staff member. Teacher Appreciation Week wouldn’t have been possible without all the generosity of the families in the Beethoven community. We thank you for your tremendous contributions of food, drinks, gift cards, time, and effort. The Beethoven teachers and staff do such a wonderful job of taking care of our kids, and you have done a wonderful job of taking care of them. THANK YOU!!
 
Making Music Matters Update
For a complete update click here.
Last month MMM! kicked off its spring fundraiser. So far, families have contributed $1,734. Look for a purple flyer in your child’s folder for an update, and take a look at the MMM! FB page to track progress. Parent Council voted to donate $500 to MMM!
End of Year Concerts
Beethoven Grade 3 Mini-Concert, June 10, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
Ohrenberger Grade 3 Mini-Concert, June 12, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
Ohrenberger Grade 4 Final Concert, June 11, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
Ohrenberger Grade 5 Final Concert, June 9, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
5th grade MMM! students will more than likely be performing at the Ohrenberger Arts Night on Wed, May 27.
For questions or to be added to the MMM! email list contact Parent Liaisons:  Britt Young, britt.young@yahoo.com, or Joan Chan, kjbe1685@verizon.net
UPCOMING EVENTS
May 14: Beethoven Art Show from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
May 27: Ohrenberger Arts Night (Volunteers needed to help set-up 5/26 and 5/27) Contact Britt Young: britt.young@yahoo.com if you can help.
June 10: Beethoven Field Day (Katie Tattan & Christine Bott) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED—look for a flyer and an online sign-up
June 11: Ohrenberger Field Day for grades 3-5
June 12: Ohrenberger Field Day for grades 6-8
ONGOING ACTIVITIES
Beethoven/Ohrenberger Car Decals: On sale for $3. To purchase one, contact Karen Kefalas. 
Beethoven Give or Take Book Collection: We have a collection of children’s books in the Parent Room available to parents and teachers. If you have books that you have finished reading, please consider dropping them off and help yourself to a new book or two.  Lisa Burns will be organizing a similar collection at Ohrenberger as well.
Beethoven Uniform Give or Take Collection: Drop/get items in the Parent Room.
ONGOING FUNDRAISING
Both Stop & Shop Rewards and Box-Tops for education have raised more than $1000 each for both schools. Coke rewards has raised about $70.
OTHER NOTES
WEST ROXBURY ACADEMY: Conversations continue with West Roxbury Academy about the possibility of making it a feeder school from the Ohrenberger.  The plan is to contact other local elementary/middle schools to see if they are interested as well.  A time and date for a tour will be announced soon.  If you want to stay informed contact Lisa Burns.
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