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Meeting Minutes Sept. 24, 2014

Saint James School

HSA Meeting Minutes

September 24, 2014

 

  • Opening Prayer: Mrs. Libero
  • Officers Reports:
    • President’s report- Nima Grinvalsky
      • Bottle and Can drive, Saturday morning 9/27/14
      • Book Fair on Friday 9/26/14 during school hours, online orders also accepted
      • Pie Sale ends 10/22/14
      • The Father’s Club had their annual Pig Roast, an amazing event. So thank you for that.
      • Thank you to last year’s HSA for all your continued support and guidance.
    • Vice President’s report: Kelly LaValle and Jessica Curran
      • HSA by-laws is on the school website
      • Volunteering is always needed, sign up on: SignUpGenius, maybe volunteer the same event with one of your friends, or a few of your friends, or make new friends and have fun
    • Treasurer’s report: Melissa Manzione
      • Budget for this year
      • Volunteer and sign up at SignUpGenius
    • Secretary’s report: Tammy Roman
    • Spirituality Report: Dr. Van Buren
      • 7th and 8th grade required to complete their service hours
      • Next school mass 10/3/14, 8th graders can bring their pets to be blessed
      • Mark your calendars 1/15/15, the Bishop will be at Mass
      • Prayers needed for Mrs. Ramos and Mrs. McCormick for her brother
      • Blanket ministry
      • Please keep all of our families struggling with loss in your prayers
    • Principal’s Report: Patricia Libero
      • Bottle and Can Drive will be on Saturday’s, they can’t be stored in the boiling room or anywhere in the building, per the Fire Marshall. You may drop them off the day before and the day of the can and bottle drive.
      • A Master Calendar will be made available to help make the flow easier and more organized, tighten up the events
      • Safety and dismissal more organized to make sure our children are safe at all times
      • Pie in the face was a lot of fun!! The Children really enjoyed watching!
      • Very happy to be a part of Saint James School and loves that the families are orientated and lovely
      • Call with any questions
      • Music teacher will be hired very soon
      • Mary Holland is the new computer teacher
    • Committee Reports:
      • Bingo: Barbara Siegler
        • Help needed on Fridays: SignUpGenius
        • Need a another team per month
        • Need 2-3 co-captains per month
      • Book Fair: Tim Brennan
      • Pie Sale: Teresa Strazza
        • Pie sale ends 10/22/14
        • Pie pick up will be 11/25/14 5pm to 7pm
      • Bottle and Can Drive: Barbara Keegan
        • Saturday 9/27/14 from 9-12
        • Saturday 11/22/14 from 9-12
        • Many volunteers needed, even if you can only help for 1 hour, please come and help.
      • Father’s Club: Tim Brennan and Mike Augustine
      • Halloween Dance: Melissa Figueroa
        • 10/25/14 is the dance, help needed
      • Christmas Fair: Cindy Kelly
        • Open to the public
        • New this year: Jingle Jog
        • Airbrush face painting
        • Craft table for the kids
        • Santa coming early this year: 10-12
        • 80 Vendors
    • Open Discussion: Expectations/Concerns:
      • Promote more health and wellness
      • Hikes, children’s yoga, ski trip, health and wellness fair
      • Spirit sticks for incentives or fundraiser
      • Meditation
      • New fundraisers
      • Need transparency
      • Need a meeting of the minds
    • Announcements/Upcoming events:
      • Box tops: send them in and help your child’s class win the most collected each month
      • BINGO, please sign up if you have not already done so.
      • Christmas Script Sale begins on 10/27/14, buy your gift cards for Christmas
      • November 3rd is picture day
      • November 4th no school
      • November 7th report cards go out
      • November 11-12th half days
      • November 15 is the Christmas Fair
      • November 19th  at 7:00 p.m. is our next HSA meeting which will be held in our school cafeteria, please join us if you can, we would love to meet you and hear from you.   All parents and teachers are welcome.  It usually is about 1 hour sometimes a little longer.
      • Please Volunteer
      • Please Volunteer
      • Please Volunteer

Thank you for coming out tonight and your continued support and dedication to our children.

  • Closing Prayer: