Bryant PTSA Board Meeting Minutes – December 2017

Bryant PTSA Board Meeting
December 5, 2017
Bryant Library

Notice of Meeting
Bryant Weekly, Bryant Calendar, School Posters

In Attendance: Julie Ohrazda, Kim Love, Liz Arjun, Nelly Goodnoe, Brita Willis, Whitney Griesbach, Leeann Huntington, Tammy Shorr Shelley Prosise, Jean Charette, Ann Sonnen, Michelle Ireton, Jennifer Mahlum, Anne Aliverti, Dan Sanger, Katherine Mackinnon, Eric Noble

Welcome and Introductions  

Approved November Board Meeting Minutes with amendment:
Leeann and Sara will provide doughnuts to teachers (not cards) for Annual Campaign thank you.

Officer/Standing Committee Reports

  1. Treasurer’s Recap Report – Nelly Goodnoe & Brita Willis
    • Still receiving pledge amounts from annual campaign
    • Sprit Wear sales at 6K, down from LY.  Next will include a pink option
  2. Fundraising Chair Report – Leeann Huntington
    • *Fundraising committee will be creating a master fundraising calendar.  Different avenues to be explored.
    • Fundraising committee (Michelle Ireton, Nelly Goodnoe, Anne Sonnen, Sara Fenzel, Leeann Huntington, Mary Catherine Schmitt, Jen Kennedy) will be meeting last Wednesday of each month
  3. Legislative Chairs Report – Shelley Prosise & Jean Charette
    • recap of co-sponsored event “Are Our Schools Fully Funded” held at Eckstein Middle School
    • Idea: Invite Joelyn Berge (from SPS) to talk about budget.  Have breakout sessions to determine action items
  4. Bryant Leadership Team – Kim Love
    • no report
  5. Principal’s Report – Dan Sanger
    • Goal setting has been completed by teachers
    • New choir teach has roughly 30 students

Special Committee Reports – None

Special Orders – None

New Business

  1. Scholastic News Magazine request – Nelly Goodnoe
    Reading specialist requested PTSA pay for 10 subscriptions to Scholastic New Magazine

    • Motion approved: PTSA pay for 10 Scholastic News Magazine Subscription for $70
  2. Speaker Series – Julie Ohrazda
    • First speaker series on Dec 7th.  Second speaker series talk Jan. 22nd.
  3. Blast Recruitment – Julie Ohrazda
    • Blast committee is looking for 2 more parents for Raffle Baskets and a Blast Coordinator to learn from Julie this year

7:47 Meeting adjourned









Build community and have fun!

Now offering grade-level grants!

The Bryant PTSA is offering grants for you to hold an event for families in your grade level. Bryant PTSA will grant up to $500 to each grade level to build engagement among its families. The money is intended to help fund events for families to meet and form connections with each other, in the hopes that stronger social relationships will translate to a stronger school community for our children.

Some ideas for FUN ways to spend your grant:

  • Hold a potluck cookout at a local park where you provide the burgers/hot dogs
  • Host a game night at a community center or at school
  • Host a movie night with free concessions (the PTSA has movie licenses that would cover this!)
  • Put on a talent show
  • Host a summer-time event to get families together outside of the school-year

Download the grade-level grant info sheet, or email for info today.

Get those auction donations in!

Do you love to host a party? Do you have season tickets to one of the local sports teams or theaters? How about connections with local restaurants, yoga studios, stores, pubs, salons, kids’ party places, coffee shops, vacation rentals, unique experiences?

WE’RE LOOKING FOR AUCTION DONATIONS! There’s still time to get them in by the Feb. 1 deadline. Bryant’s online auction will be March 5–12, 2018, as its own stand-alone event.

Ready to donate? Fill out an auction form with your donation and contact information and mail it with the item to the school (or drop it off in the front office). Questions? Get in touch with us at Thank you!