October 7, 2020 FCW PTA General Membership Meeting

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    Frank C. Whiteley PTA General Membership Meeting
     
    October 7, 2020
     
    Meeting Called to Order – 7:06pm
     
    Secretary’s Report – Robin Nelson
     
    Minutes from the March, 2020 meeting were approved as read.
    The Audit was filed and approved as amended.
     
    Treasurer’s Report – Kelly Mollenhauer
     
    An interim budget for $700.00 was approved.
     
    President’s Report – Tracey Bobitz
    • Attended the first President’s Council meeting. Issues discussed were:
      • Construction
      • The new literacy program
      • Picture day
      • Halloween parties
    • Tracey will be stepping down as President and elections will be held at the end of the meeting.
     
    Vice President of Programs Report – Sharol Gersic
    • The check was picked up from the Taco Shop Restaurant night.
    • Other restaurants have inquired if we would like to do Restaurant nights with them.
     
    Co-Vice President of Ways & Means – Tina Odachowski
    • There is no current fundraiser.
    • A company asked if we would like to do a virtual holiday shop. More information is needed to make a decision.
     
    Vice President of Legislation – Position open.
    • The Bylaws are coming up this year.
     
    Principal’s Report – Faith Rivera/Theresa Drogos
    • The year has gone great so far and the teachers have gone above and beyond to help their students.
    • Tuesday, October 13th, the 5th and 6th graders will return to school.
    • MAP testing is currently going on.
    • Exclusion day is October 15th. Ms. Campbell needs all necessary forms. If they are not turned in, in person students will not be allowed in the building.
    • The weekly newsletter will continue to go out. Teachers will be sending theirs out as well.
    • Thank you to everyone for their patience during this difficult time.
    • PBIS is working on rewards for in school and virtual students.
     
    Teacher’s Report – Kathy Hyla/Andrea Rodino
    • Teachers were unable to attend the meeting due to a technical difficulty.
     
    Committee Reports
    • PCEE – Tina Odachowski
      • Parents as Partners was attended. Issues discussed were:
        • The rolling reentry is going well.
        • If parents want to change their child from in person to virtual, or virtual to in person, they should wait until the next trimester.
        • There is excitement over the asynchronous teaching in the Jr Highs.
        • There is a dashboard for District 15 that shows the numbers and symptoms of students and staff with Covid 19.
        • If positivity levels get too high, classes will return to virtual learning.
        • Curriculum changes were discussed.
        • The need for a second PTA member to help attended these meetings was voiced. Rebbeca Mainiero volunteered to help.
     
    Committee Chairs:
    • Birthday Books – OPEN
    • Book Fair – OPEN
    • Box Tops – Komal Desai
    • Chess Club – OPEN
    • Creature Feature –Magdalena Zablocki
    • Environmental Ed (Green Day) – OPEN
    • Field Day – OPEN
    • Fun Fair – OPEN
    • Garage Sale –Tina Odachowski
    • Helping Hands – OPEN
    • Hospitality – Tina Odachowski
    • Membership/Directory – Sharol Gersic
    • Multi-Cultural Event – Laurie Graba
    • PCEE Representative – Tina Odachowski
    • Reflections – Rebecca Mainiero
    • Sixth Grade Activities – OPEN
    • SPARK – OPEN
    • Spirit Wear –Jackie Pulkrabek
    • Staff Appreciation – OPEN
    • Volunteer Coordinator – Michelle Stieb
    • Wildcat Dash – Bree Flaska.
    • Yearbook/School Pictures – Rebecca Mainiero
     
    New Business:
    • The Funfair from the previous school year was discussed. Due to the pandemic it did not occur. A plan to still raffle off the Gift Baskets and return ticket money was talked about. Due to the continued pandemic, further discussion and brain storming needs to occur. This topic will be revisited.
     
    Election of Officers:
    • Discussion: Tracey Bobitz stated that she will be stepping down as President of the PTA.
      • Motion: Michelle Stieb moved to nominate Sharol Gersic for position of President of the PTA. Rebecca Mainiero seconded the motion. Sharol Gersic accepted the nomination.
    • Discussion: The PTA meeting is occurring virtually due to the pandemic. Votes will be done as voice votes and noted individually.
      • Voted: Barbara Lach- Yay, Jackie Pulkrabek- Yay, Jay Pahn- Yay, Katie Savoca- Yay, Kelley Sgroi- Yay, Melissa Jacobs- Yay, Linda Sanchez- Yay, Michelle Banczak- Yay, Michelle Stieb- Yay, Rebecca Mainiero- Yay, Robin Nelson- Yay, Faith Rivera- Yay, Tina Odachowski- Yay, Tom Bobitz- Yay. The motion passed.
    • Discussion: The VP of Programs position is open.
      • Motion: Michelle Stieb moved to nominate Michelle Banczek for the position of VP of Programs. Rebecca Mainiero seconded the motion. Michell Banczek accepted the nomination.
    • Discussion: The PTA meeting is occurring virtually due to the pandemic. Votes will be done as voice votes and noted individually.
      • Voted: Barbara Lach- Yay, Jackie Pulkrabek- Yay, Jay Pahn- Yay, Katie Savoca- Yay, Kelley Sgroi- Yay, Melissa Jacobs- Yay, Linda Sanchez- Yay, Sharol Gersic- Yay, Michelle Stieb- Yay, Rebecca Mainiero- Yay, Robin Nelson- Yay, Faith Rivera- Yay, Tina Odachowski- Yay, Tom Bobitz- Yay. The motion passed.
    • Discussion: The position of Treasurer is open.
      • Motion: Michelle Banczek moved to nominate Jackie Pulkrabek for the position of Treasurer. Tina Odachowski seconded the motion. Jackie Pulkrabek accepted the nomination.
    • Discussion: The PTA meeting is occurring virtually due to the pandemic. Votes will be done as voice votes and noted individually.
      • Voted: Barbara Lach- Yay, Sharol Gersic- Yay, Jay Pahn- Yay, Katie Savoca- Yay, Kelley Sgroi- Yay, Melissa Jacobs- Yay, Linda Sanchez- Yay, Michelle Banczak- Yay, Michelle Stieb- Yay, Rebecca Mainiero- Yay, Robin Nelson- Yay, Faith Rivera- Yay, Tina Odachowski- Yay, Tom Bobitz- Yay. The motion passed.
    • Discussion: The position of VP of Legislation is open.
      • No nominations were made. It was moved to fill the vacancy at a later date.
     
    Officers for the 2020-2021 School Year:
    • President: Sharol Gersic
    • VP of Programs: Michelle Banczak
    • Secretary: Robin Nelson
    • Treasurer: Jackie Pulkrabek
    • Co-Vice President of Ways & Means: Tina Odachowski
     
    Public Comment
    None
     
    Meeting Adjourned at 8:13pm
     
    Next Meeting – TBD
     
    Volunteer Opportunities to come at: http://tinyurl.com/WhiteleyVolunteer
     
    Meeting Ground Rules:
    • We are all volunteers and we try our best. Everyone is treated with respect.
    • Participation is encouraged. Everyone’s input is valuable.
    • Only one person speaks at a time. Speak only for yourself.
    • No put-downs of people or their ideas. It is OK to disagree respectfully.
    Submitted by: Robin Nelson
     
    In attendance:
    • Tracey Bobitz
    • Robin Nelson
    • Sharol Gersic
    • Faith Rivera
    • Theresa Drogos
    • Michelle Banczak
    • Kelly Mollenhauer
    • Tom Bobitz
    • Barbara Lach
    • Jackie Pulkrabek
    • Jay Pahn
    • Katie Savoca
    • Kelley Sgroi
    • Melissa Jacobs
    • Linda Sanchez
    • Michelle Stieb
    • Rebecca Mainiero
    • Tina Odachowski