Class Parent Meeting Minutes
September 20, 2016
- Director: Megin Meyer (also MS)
- Front Office:
- Parent Coordinator:
- T2: Lisa Lee
- P1: Lisa Lee, Suzanne Fuchs, Petagay O’Connor, Errol Brown (sitting in for Simone)
- P3: Travelle Ellis, Shannon Short, Yessenia Cuevas and her sister
- P5: Jennifer Sweeney, Rekha Rao
- LE1: Sharon Cuartero, Jennifer Sweeney
- MS: Pamela Frost, Lisa Lee, Monica Souza
Next meeting: October 18, 2016, 6:00 pm, Front Meeting Room
1. Meet the class parents
Parents who attended the meeting are listed above. Welcome! Folders were provided by Megin, containing 2015/2016 school year calendar, events list by month, directories, and Volunteer Survey Sheets from parents interested in participating as a volunteer. Pamela Frost, MS parent, will take the meeting minutes and send them to Megin for proofing and email to those who attended. The minutes will also be available via the school Web site.
2. What are the expectations?
Class Parents will help new parents by providing a reference and help with settling into HCMS. Class Parents provide assistance to the teachers and the other parents as well as coordinating all special events at the school.
3. Events. Who will chair what?
October 22, 11am – 2 pm: Lisa McCloskey (front office) Volunteers are needed to: solicit donations of raffle items (usually 5 – 6 themed baskets); putting the baskets together; organizing and collecting tickets; bake sale solicitations and day of support; setup; cleanup; etc.
Jennifer Sweeney said she can get pumpkins from Trader Joe’s for pumpkin hunt/Harvest Fest.
Jason Foster procured the hay last year – can he do this again?
Shannon Short volunteered to work on donations as she has yoga-related contacts.
Monica Souza volunteered Louisa to help with food.
Giving Tree & Food Drive
begins November 1: Jennifer Sweeney (P5, LE1) will get contact information from Lisa McCloskey and organize the event. Lisa Lee (T2, P1, MS), Suzanne Fuchs, Shannon Short and Monica Souza will assist in putting up trees and tags.
Book Fair (MS event) week
November 14: Middle School organizes this event but volunteers will be needed to help with book sales before during and after school. Sign up sheets for time slots will be put up prior to the event.
November 22: Lisa Lee and Shannon Short volunteered.
November 22 and April 21: Sharon Cuartero and Lisa Lee volunteered. Baked goods will be needed and additional volunteers to help setup the night before, day of sales and end of day cleanup.
Giving Tree & Food Drive
Baggers and send off delivery December 5: Checking labels and bagging will begin the week before as well as extra push for collection.
Boy and His Date
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
May 19: Sharon Cuartero will organize this event. Rehka Rao, Shannon Short and Suzanne Fuchs volunteered to assist.
Girl and Her Date
June 3: Megin will organize this event.
Organizer/Volunteers should check the survey sheets from the Class Parent folders for additional parent volunteers.
Pamela Frost (MS), Jennifer Crisci (US, MS) and Sharon Cuartero (LE1) are coordinating schoolwide fundraising events with the teachers and administration. These funds are raised from bake sales, school store, promotional items (pies, pizza kits, etc.), events (Halloween costume recycling, craft fair, car wash, etc.) and will be asking for parent input as to what types of items and events they’d like to see. Budgets are being collected from the classes for anticipated field trips and performances. A thermometer will be placed in the lobby with an overall goal and the list of class activities. Funds will be allocated to the class activities by percentage.
Megin will place additional volunteer sheets in the front lobby.
Could International Week become a fundraiser? Baked goods, lunches or dinners packed with ingredients list for sale as a thought.
Trunk or treat event suggested. This is not a fundraiser, but an opportunity for the children to dress up in a Halloween costume on a weekend, parade with friends and trick or treat in the closed parking lot.