BES PTA Minutes – November 7, 2017

The Bannockburn Elementary School PTA met on November 7, 2017 at the Bannockburn Elementary School (BES). PTA Co-President Marget Maurer called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

 

In attendance: There were 25 participants, including members of the PTA Board.

 

Welcome and PTA Co-Presidents’ Reports:

 

  • Ms. Maurer and PTA Co-President Matt Polak welcomed everyone.  
  • Ms. Maurer and Mr. Polak presented the minutes from the September 19, 2017 PTA meeting for review. Sheara Krvaric made a motion to approve the minutes; Fracesca Bosetti seconded. The motion was approved unanimously by voice vote. Past PTA Meeting Minutes are available online at: https://bannockburnpta.org/about/.

 

Guest Speaker Lisa Norris:

 

  • Ms. Norris spoke about her role as BES Media Specialist.
  • She described Destiny and myON, online resources where students can access an entire catalogue of e-books and track their reading skills. More information is available at: https://destiny.mcpsmd.org  

 

PTA Committee Reports:

 

  • Treasurer Tim Yehl presented the Treasurer’s Report and Notes for Budget Approval.
    • Kathy Hurld moved to adopt Note #2, transferring to the Principal’s PTA Fund $3,000 for teaching training. Francesca Bossetti seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously by voice vote.
    • Heather Kraus moved to adopt Note #1, transferring to the Principal’s PTA Fund $7,026.82 for handwriting instruction, mindfulness workshops and myON fees. Bonnie Noonan seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously by voice vote.
    • Laura Miller moved to adopt Note #3, allocating $10,000 for the final payment of the Outdoor Classroom. Allie Ammerman seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously by voice vote.

 

  • VP of Membership Allie Ammerman discussed this year’s PTA membership campaign, which raised $13,406.

 

  • VP of Communications Terri Payne announced that school directories had been printed and would be distributed soon.

 

  • VPs of Fundraising Cynthia Chen and Sarah Wolek spoke about the money raised from recent Restaurant Nights, as well as upcoming events including the Book Fair (Nov. 9-10), Book Drive (Nov. 9-10), and Craft Night (Nov. 9).

 

  • VPs of Community Service Setareh Ghandehari and Jennifer Jordan discussed October’s Help the Homeless Week and distributed a chart outlining many events in their Year Plan.

 

  • Cluster Reps Susan Eagle and Catherine Bise reported on a Board of Education Meeting, Whitman and Pyle additions, structural improvements at Bannockburn, and a compacted math workshop for parents.

 

  • VP of In-School Activities Laura Miller discussed the popular Cultural Arts and Artist-in-Residence programs.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Allison Leotta, December 2017