Bryant PTSA Board Meeting Minutes – November 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Attendees: April Wright, Dorey Rue, Patricia Parker, Craig Arango, Steve Garlid, Sam Fogy, Kim Love, JulieOhrazda, Ellen Gryj, Laura Cr, Kate Speizer, Lauren Abraham, Daniel Griesbach, Rachel Schaw, Michelle Ireton, Lean Pu, Kim Larsen, Kimberly Latwesen, Rachel Gleeson, Tiffany Morgan, Jason Smith, Mary-Britt Love, Charise Randell, Jennifer Mahlum, AmyShanafelt, Amy Alphin, Dan Sanger

September Board Meeting Minutes-Approved

Officer/Standing Committee Reports

  1. Treasurer Report
    Nothing too notable
  2. Annual campaign – did very well
  3. ASE
    265 paid slots. Down ~100 slots this session from the Spring.
    Winter sessions sign-ups start December 3rd -14th
    Having the ASE providers write the checks directly has saved hours in coordination

Q&A about Interventions and Extensions

  • Principal Sanger answered some questions
  • Craig Arango discussed why Math Champs was taken out of the curriculum in favor of walk to Math

Hunger Intervention Program (Leann Huntington & Kim Love)

  • Bryant is looking at teaming up with the Hunger Intervention Program
  • Program fills “weekend food packs” for kids in NE Seattle in need
  • Goal is to try to provide 50 backpacks a month, looking for community volunteers to help out

Arts Committee make a request to fund limited ceramics program (Juliana Batho)
Arts committee has 2 questions to increase funding.

  • Item #1: Asking for an additional $332 to cover a deficit in the existing budget -Approved by the board
  • Item #2: Asking for an additional $950 to fund ceramics for either the 4th or 5th grade -On Hold
    Survey the teachers and provide schedule
    Bring it back for a vote

Unallocated playground funds (Amy)
Request from the building to use unallocated playground funds to install a fence

  • Request approval to spend up to $2000 -Approved by the board

Paramount Duty
Motion to adopt the resolution to align with Paramount Duty requesting that our state officials comply with Supreme Court and McCleary

  • Motion to approve that we adopt this resolution -Approved by the general memebership

Meeting Adjourned 8:34