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February Parent Council Meeting Notes


Beethoven-Ohrenberger Parent Council Agenda – February 7, 2017

Principals’ Report

–        NESN came to the Beethoven and spoke to the 2nd graders.  They filmed some of our students and will air the footage during the Red Sox season!!

–        Ohrenberger – The Play Ball program has suspended sports to BPS, which would unfortunately affect just spring sportsno word yet on Fall sports.

–        Beethoven 1st graders are studying animals. The New England Aquarium has a program where they will come out to schools and do a presentation on Tide Pools.  After a vote was taken, the Parent Council agreed to fund this visit.



–        Souper Bowl – The deadline for accepting donations was extended to Feb 10th.

Donations were brought to the West Roxbury and Hyde Park Food Pantries.  Thank you Jenn Laham for organizing!

– Box Tops are due – please send them in ASAP!!!!!

– The Book exchange at the Beethoven is running low. If anyone has any books that

they would like to donate, please drop off at the office.

Treasurers’ Report

Discussed the money that remains in Parent Council accounts and agreed on a budget for the remaining school year events

Also voted and agreed to spend money to build up the Beethoven library (e.g., shelving).

Coming Up/Expenses

–  Beethoven-Ohrenberger Family Night at the Providence Bruins – half off tickets ($20/ticket), seat the group together, discounted food/drink.  March 19th 3:05 game. More information will be sent out.

–   Craft Day – Feb 11th at the Ohrenberger 9:30-12:00pm.  Thank you to Eddie Siracusa and Chrissy Grant for organizing a fun day for everyone!

–    “Think-a-Head” will visit the schools on March 9th  & 10th and present on head trauma prevention and helmet Safety

–    “Parents Rock!” – March 31st at the West Roxbury Elks.  If anyone has any raffle donations, please contact Rebecca Cavallaro (bexcavallaro@gmail.com).

–        Ohrenberger International Night

–        Teacher Appreciation

–        Art Shows

–        Healthy Family Fun Night(s) at the Ohrenberger same night as Art Show (Beethoven will also host one as well.)

–        Field Day



–        Erin Reed, in conjunction with the Safe Routes to School Program, is coordinating an effort to increase the safety of our students in and around our school as it relates to traffic.

Some concerns that were discussed include:

  • The speed limit on Washington St
  • The lack of appropriate signage marking a school zone
  • The broken pedestrian lights
  • Only having one crossing guard for a very busy area

** Keep an eye out for more information on how we as a school community will file complaints with the City of Boston to increase the safety for all of our students and families**

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