Bryant PTSA Board Meeting Minutes – December 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016
8:18 PM

Attendees: Leann Huntington, Maura Wixey, Joan Crooks, Angela Kirk, Sally Shi, Amy Shanafelt, Nelly Goodnoe, Julie Ohrazda, Jennifer Mahlum, Kim Love, Rachel Schaw, Whitney Griesbach, Kim Larsen, Shelly Prosise, Jan Charrette, Ann Sonnen, Michelle Ireton, Lauren Abraham, Anne Aliverti, Julie Pearson, Dan Sanger, Katie Salisbury

7:00 -8:00 Bryant PTSA Speaker Series
Download speaker Emily Cherkin’s Powerpoint presentation and handout on Raising Kids and Finding Balance in a Digitally Connected World

Officer/Standing Committee Reports

  1. Treasurer’s Report (Jennifer Mahlum)
  2. Legislative Report (Shelly Prosise & Jean Charrette)
    • Paramount Duty: Motion to support the Seattle PTSA motion to demand that the State Legislation to fully fund education. -Approved
    • Bell times
      • SeattlePTSA advocacy google group coordinating @ next Board meeting on Jan 4th, 2017 4:15 -8:00 @ John Sandford Center.
      • To provide extra feedback to Seattle School Board please email arrivaltimes@seattleschools.org and voice your opinion.
  3. Bryant Leadership Team (BLT) Update (Kim Love)
    • Catastrophic Even Protocol: Working on proposal for pick/up drop off in the event of a catastrophe. This will be communicated to parents once the proposal is final.
    • Multi-tiered system of reports: Committee is looking how we create structures that support students of concern who have reading/writing/math within the school or classroom
  4. Principal Report (Dan Sanger)
    • Potential negative effect if the legislative doesn’t fully fund education would mean loss of positions (teachers, librarians, vice principals, etc.)
    • Encourage us all to get involved to affect the decisions that are made in Olympia.

Special Committee Reports

  1. Blood Drive (Kim Love)
    • Looking to get 25 committed blood donors. Email Kim Love (kimnlove56@gmail.com)

New Business

  1. Global Reading request (Anne Aliverti)
    • Approved request to fund an additional bus for competition

Meeting Adjourned 9:10pm

Bryant PTSA Board Meeting Minutes – November 2016

7:08 Start

  1. Welcome and Introduction: Amy Shanafelt & Julie Ohrazda
  2. Treasurer’s Report, Jennifer Mahlum
  3. Fundraising Chair Report, Kim Larsen & Rachel Gleeson
    • 2015 had a$50.00 less ask per child resulting in a 93% participation rateand an average pledgeof $252.00 per child
    • 2016 had a$50.00 more ask per child resulting in a 94% participation rate and an average pledge of $284.00 per child
    • 2016 had an increase pledge amountof roughly$30.00 coincidingwith a $50.00 increase in the ask
  4. Approved 5th Grade Request to Substitute Living Voice Funds, Amy Shanafelt

Bryant PTSA General Meeting Minutes – October 2016 *DRAFT

Monday, November 7, 2016

Attendees: Anne Vold, Maura Wixey, Kathy Weinman, Lynn Masunaga-Fahselt, Leeann Huntington, Katie Boyes, Jason Smith, Tiffany Morgan, Peter Sonnar, Sara Fenzel, Aaron Marburg, Sam Fogg, Eric Noble, Xiangyi Shi, Karen Cui, Kevin Orr, Peter Schaw, Rachel Gleeson, Kim Larson

June minutes -approved

RULER Presentation – (Julie Pearson, Chara Johnson, Lynn Fahselt, Katie Salisbury, Elizabeth Day)

Officer/ Standing committee Reports

  • Treasurer Report–Jennifer Mahlum
    • Reviewed last month’s budget, noted that classroom supply checks has been distributed
    • Additional matching funds from LY annual campaign came in, giving us more in TY’s budget
  • Volunteer Co-coordinator report–Janie Booth
    Needs for volunteers:

    • Lunch and recess continue to need volunteers
    • One person for pictures on Oct. 18th
    • Math Club
    • Bryant Blast
    • Online Auction
    • Family Arts Night
  • Fundraising Report–Kim Larsen and Rachel Gleeson
    • Annual Campaign starts Oct. 17thand runs through Oct 28th
    • Largest fundraiser of the year
    • Direct ask of parents of $325 per student
    • Ask is based on the current PTSA budget
    • Reviewed procedure for the campaign and how to return pledge cards
  • Bryant Leadership Team Report –Amy Shanafelt
    • Goal to close the communication loop between parents and building.
    • Amy read the minutes from the BLT Sept meeting.
  • Principal Report –Dan Sanger
    • Reviewed Early Start/ Dismissal –going well for teachers and students
    • Laser enrollment is at 145 spots
    • Hired 9 new teachers/ staff this year
    • Instrumental music to Oct
    • Bell Choir for 5th grade is Tues / Friday this year
    • Choir –still working on hiring a teacher for this position
    • No Safety Patrol in the mornings so far for the year
  • Legislative Report–Jean Charette and Shelley Prosise
    • McCleary design from the supreme court on Friday, Oct. 7th. –state will continue to be fined for not funding schools adequately
    • Homeless encampment legislation from Seattle City Council –reviewed possible impacts to schools and public spaces impacts to schools and public spaces

New Business –motions made:

  • Standing Bylaws –motion to approve made by Michelle Ireton, seconded by Rachel Gleeson
  • Raz Kids Funding Request to pay for budet shortfall due to increase in classes -$156.63 –motion to approve made by Nelly Goodnoe, seconded by Michelle Ireton
  • Raz Kids Funding Request to pay for additional subscription for 4 Learning Interventist -$438.18 – presented by Julie Pearson -motion by Katie Salisbury, seconded by Nelly Goodnoe

New Business

  • Rainy Day Recess concerns presented by Mark Batho
    • Mark was concern there are too many rainy day recesses and that children need to go outside to burn off energy.
    • Dan and Julie were able to explain how the decision is made to stay indoors (extreme cold or rain). Additional Building concerns from teachers are wet students don’t learn well. Suggestion made to put in the Bryant Weekly to remind parents to bring coats and boots for students.

 

Bryant PTSA Board Meeting Minutes – September 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6:45 PM

Attendees: Amy Shanafelt, Kim Love, Nelly Goodnoe, Jennifer Mahlum, Rachel Schaw, Whitney Griesbach, Kim Larsen, Rachel Gleeson, Kate Speizer, Shelley Prosise, Jean Charette, Mary-Britt Love, Ann Sonnen, Michelle Ireton, Katie Salisbury, Dan Sanger, Julie Pearson, Emily Chencin, Sam Fogg, Jason Smith, Tiffany Morgan, Anna Marbury, Heidi Hager, Talia Fulgham, Nicole Hasheminejad

Welcome and Introductions

May 2016 Board Meeting Minutes-Approved

Officer/Standing Committee Reports

  1. Treasurer’s Recap Report Jennifer Mahlum & Nelly Goodnoe
  2. Volunteer Coordinators Report Kate Speizer & Janie Booth
    • Chairs still needed
      • Bryant directory
      • Online Auction
    • Please fill out your watch forms
  3. Fundraising Chair Report (Rachel Gleeson & Kim Larsen)
    • Summary of what the PTSA funds from the annual campaign
      • Annual Campaign starts in mid-October

Special Committee Reports -None

Special Orders -None

New Business

  1. Conflict of Interest Statement -Rachel Schaw
    • Needs to be signed by all Board Members
    • Please see Nelly to sign the conflict
  2. Compliance Documents -Nelly Goodnoe
    • Needs to be signed by all Exec Board members & anyone processing money
    • Nelly will follow-up to ensure
  3. Review addendums to the standing rules (Amy Shanafelt)
    • Read the proposed changes to the PTSA Standing Rules
    • These will be up for vote in October’s meeting

Principal Report -Dan Sanger

Teacher Representative Report–PLC Tiffany Bodine

8:30 meetings adjourned

Bryant PTSA General Meeting Minutes – June 2016

Attendees: Leann Huntington, Lauren, Abraham, Jennifer Mahlum, Rachel Schaw, Kim Love, Kim Larsen, Amy Shanafelt, Julie Pearson, Dan Sanger, Sam Fogg, Tiffany Morgan, Jason Smith, Michelle Ireton, Whitney Griesbach, Mary Britt-Love, Sara Fenzl, Anna Marburg, J Fangman

March General Meeting Minutes – Approved

Officer/Standing Committee Reports

  • Treasurers report
  • Legislative Update
  • Bell times task force update
    • Clive and Elaine have agreed to take over the paperwork part of the ASE class and

New Business

  1. General Membership vote to approve the 2016-2017 Budget
    • Approved by majority vote
  2. General Membership vote to approve slate for 2016 – 17 Executive Board
    • Executive Committee for 2016-17
      Co-Presidents: Amy Shanafelt and Julie Ohrazda
      Vice President: Kim Love
      Co-Treasurers: Nelly Goodnoe, and Jennifer Mahlum
      Co-Secretary: Rachel Schaw and Whitney Griesbach
    • Approved by majority vote

Volunteer awards

Bryant PTSA Board Meeting Minutes – April 2014 *DRAFT*

Date/Location
April 8, 2014
Library

In Attendance:
Maggie Sweeney, Kathy Gerke, Robin Metcalf, Amy Shanafelt, Meta Godsell, Anne Aliverti, Patricia Parker, Liza Caputo, Joan Crooks, Rachel Friesen, Dan Sanger, Ann-Marie Spata, Becky Mackle, Susan Roden, Leeann Huntington, Jon Tuttle, Laura Larkin, Katie Becker

7:12pm Welcome and Introduction, Maggie Sweeney

Approve February Board Meeting Minutes, Meta Godsell

Officer/Standing Committee Reports

  1. Treasurer’s Report, Robin Metcalf/Amy Shanafelt

Special Committee Reports

  1. Bryant Blast Leeann Huntington

Special Orders
None

Unfinished Business

  1. School Budget Update, Dan Sanger/Maggie Sweeney
    Dan anticipates there will be two split classes for next year: First and Second with Jessica Chon and Third and Fourth with Connie Bernard.
  2. Technology Committee/Technology Manager, Anne Aliverti
    Maggie Sweeney asked that a proposal be presented to the Board to fund this position.
  3. Monetary Class Contributions, Patricia Parker/Maggie Sweeney
    Patricia presented a proposal that would allow room parents to raise money for class parties and special events. Dan Sanger suggested asking staff for their opinions. Tabled until feedback received from staff.
  4. State of Bryant, Maggie Sweeney
    Dan Sanger and Rachel Friesen will present the second half of the State of Bryant at the May meeting.

New Business

  1. Bryant Staff Changes, Rachel Friesen
    Rachel Friesen will start her new position as Principal at Sacajawea Elementary School in July 2014
  2. Library Assistant, Anne Aliverti
    Anne presented current library trends and Library Assistant description

Meeting Adjourned at 8:57pm

Bryant PTSA Board Meeting Minutes – March 2014 *DRAFT*

Date/Location
March 11, 2014
Library

Notice of Meeting
Bryant Calendar & Bryant Weekly

In Attendance:
Maggie Sweeney, Kathy Gerke, Robin Metcalf, Amy Shanafelt, Laura Larkin, Carleen Confer, Ann-Marie Spata, Liza Caputo, Rachel Friesen, Dan Sanger, Kim Larsen, April Wright, Ellen Gryj, Joan Crooks, Chantelle Dykstra, Michelle Ireton, Kathy Hughes and Layla Taylor

7:00 pm Welcome and Introductions Maggie Sweeney

Approve October General Board Meeting Minutes Meta Godsell

Officer/Standing Committee Reports

  1. Treasurer’s Report Robin Metcalf/Amy Shanafelt

Special Committee Reports
None

Special Orders
None

Unfinished Business

  1. Islandwood budgeting discussion
    Will be on the agenda for the March Budget Meeting.

New Business

  1. Science Fair Maggie Sweeney
    Joan Crooks motions to approve an additional $300 to the science fair budget. Kathy Gerke seconds.
  2. Board transitions Maggie Sweeney
    Robin Metcalf and Kathy Gerke will be resigning from the board at the end of the school year.
  3. Process for monetary collections for class/class events Maggie Sweeney
    Maggie will ask Patricia Parker to draft a policy for this and present it at the April Board Meeting.
  4. State of the School Dan Sanger and Rachel Friesen
    Dan Sanger discusses the culture of the school and the budget process. Meghan Delaney motions to pledge up to $26,450 to help fund the Reading Specialist/Instructional Support. Joan Crooks seconded.

Motions

  • Motion #1
    Joan Crooks motions to approve an additional $300 to the science fair budget. Kathy Gerke seconds.
  • Motion #2
    Meghan Delaney motions to pledge up to $26,450 to help fund the Reading Specialist/Instructional Support. Joan Crooks seconded.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:12 pm.