October MinutesPosted: December 19, 2013
PTA Council Notes – Regular Meeting
October 2, 2013
Called to Order: 7:00 pm
Pledge of Allegiance
Attendance: Signed into Book
Board – No Report
Superintendent Report – Given by Roxann Ramsey
• Meetings scheduled to discuss transitions in October at Grant, Roosevelt and Lincoln.
• 2 Merit Semi-Finalists. Top 10% PSAT scores.
• West Shore Mechanic Top 20
• DLT – Digital Literacy Teachers started
• Cardboard Challenge begins in Roosevelt
• Benchmarking of students K-12 has been completed
• See Attached Report Card Handout
High School – See attached
Middle School – No Report
Elementary Report –Sanda Kozelka – Principal, Lincoln
Grade attending Orchestra today and tomorrow
• Reading intervention is being provided at all elementary 40 minutes a day at their level
Grade OAA is Tuesday 10/8
• New teachers or re-assigned are receiving training. Continues this weekend.
• Full day meeting across grade levels. Gifted teachers meet during early release days.
• All Pro Dad meeting in many schools.
See attached – Merrit Waters – Principal, Horace Mann
Early Childhood PTA – Will be invited/included more consistently in future meetings to reach out to
Home Delivered Meals – Barry Wemyss
• Provide 110 meals a day to Home Bound Senior Citizens M-F. This service provides both
nutrition and human contact.
• They are in need of volunteers 1 hour per week to deliver in Lakewood. Service needed at
• Group would like to visit unit meetings.
• Moms can deliver meals to group homes, etc. to avoid getting children in and out of the cars.
Lakewood Kiwanis – Tom McDonough
• Club has helped Lakewood in many ways in both service and goods. Has provided 1.8 million in
• Would like to participate in more volunteer opportunities with younger people. Project More
seems to be a good fit.
• Would like to visit units.
From the Floor
• Issue 84 Early Voting started today. Please vote Yes.
• Project More is in need of volunteers to read with students. 1-2 hours a week.
• PumpkinPalooza – Needs pumpkins decorated and scarecrows. The event is 10/16.
• 10/26 Lincoln Open House for 100 Year Anniversary Celebration
• 11/30 CAVs community night.
• Other Announcements included on Agenda
Recess Called: 7:57 pm – Guests not on PTA Council committee are invited to leave if they would like.
Everyone is welcome to stay.
Call to Order: 8:00 pm
Executive Committee Reports
Treasurer – Report Attached
ß Council E-Newsletter (November/December, November 1st
Rosters due by October 20th
from budget. Will streamline communications and remove burden from the Unit presidents
to forward relevant information. Can sign up from Facebook. Will provide links to all unit web
ß USB Drives will be used to pass along position documents.
ß November is a General Meeting 11/6 7 pm
ß Nominating Committees, Ed. Of Year/Awards, Vote on Amended Bylaws
ß Spotlight on Harrison Elementary meetings – Maria explained how they encourage participation
in the PTA. Consistent day and time. Provide babysitting from H2O. Tie to another event (ice
cream social, dinner, etc.) Welcome person at door. Welcome dads/grandparents as well as
moms. Officers wear shirts to identify themselves. Partner with ESL teachers to communicate
First Vice President
ß All Pro Dad Update – Horace Mann in place. Units should help communicate program and
ß School in the Cinema, first movie October 24th
). Submissions and Membership
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Using Mail Chimp saved $250
Second Vice President
ß Please visit http://www.pta.org/activate to activate your new membership card when you receive it.
ß Visit http://www.pta.org/members for details about all of your membership perks.
ß If you don’t have access to a computer, there is a phone number on the back of your card that
you can call to activate your card.
ß Please contact me with any questions or problems. My e-mail is email@example.com
ß Council Volunteer of the Month Drawing – Charlotte Query from Horace Mann was the
recipient. $25 gift card for Jammy Buggars.
ß Collect Council Volunteer Hours
ß September 2013 Minutes approved.
• Facebook Policy for Council – Still determining which units have it. Who holds passwords, etc.
Reviewing Ohio and National policies. They are very generic.
• Shared a Thank You card from H2O.
Health and Safety – Kathleen Corrigan
• Emails have been forwarded to all PTA/PTSA Presidents requesting an opportunity for the
Health, Welfare and Safety Chairperson to attend an upcoming meeting to present the
importance of CPR/AED training
o If you have not received an email or have not yet responded, please make contact with
Kathleen Corrigan, Health, Welfare and Safety Chairperson
• CPR/AED courses will be offer at each building based on interest
Advocacy/Legislation /Parliamentarian /Reflections/Scholarships – No Report
Ways and Means – Julie Derrik
ß Council Fundraising Ideas –
Poinsettia – Music Booster already does this every year but we feel there is room for more
holiday plant sales.
Holiday Light Contest-Registration Fee by residents/businesses.
Sell a product at Light Up Lakewood – Glow Sticks, Take orders or Holiday Plants.
Register for Costco? Decided not to purchase at this time. Use GFS.
ß President-elect Report to Amend Bylaws. Proposed copy distributed. Will be voted on
at November meeting.
• PTA Directory – Please provide updates when necessary.
ß Contribution to Citizens for Lakewood’s Children to Support Issue 84. The pros and cons
The treasurer was concerned that we are already budgeting to lose money. Is it fiscally
responsible to donate more? We show support by encouraging our units to contribute,
setting up volunteers for phone banks, literature drops, distribute yard signs, etc.
Other views expressed. It is a good example to model contributing to fund. It only takes
a small amount to show our support.
Christina McCallum makes a motion to “Donate $25 to the Citizens of Lakewood
Children to support Issue 84.” Motion Seconded. Motion Approved in the affirmative.
Meeting Adjourned: 8:50 pm