to Host Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Sponsored by Google
On Friday, April 3, 2020 Spencer School PTA will host a workshop for parents to explore digital safety and address concerns surrounding how to raise children in a connected world. The event will feature discussion-based, parent-to-parent discussions on topics like password security and safe websites.
Spencer School PTA is one of 200 local PTAs nationwide selected to receive a PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome grant from National PTA and Google. Part of National PTA’s new PTA Connected initiative, Google’s Be Internet Awesome workshop gives parents access to resources, answers to questions about online safety and digital citizenship, information to help facilitate discussions at home, and the tools to create an action plan for the future. All materials provided at the Be Internet Awesome workshop will be available in English and Spanish.
Friday, April 3, 2020 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Refreshments served beginning at 6:45 PM)
Spencer School Gym and Cafeteria located at 207 Westfield St, Middletown, CT 06457
Spencer School Faculy and staff, PTA leaders, Local School Board official, Middletown High School students, Wesleyan College students and more to attend
Spencer School PTA:
Event Chair Contact:
Lacey Weiss, Spencer School PTA Secretary 2020: firstname.lastname@example.org; 203-915-3301
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Spencer School PTA Regular Meeting Minutes
Date: 11/13/19 | Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Location of meeting: Spencer School Library
Board Members Present: President: Missy Hein; Treasurer: Sandy Pinero; Secretary: Lacey Weiss; Fundraising Coordinator: Annie Sansone
Staff Rep: Jen Gudelski (present at board meeting, not at general meeting)
Total present: 12 including board members
Follow up on Traffic concerns – Mr. Henderson has been notified. January inviting board of ed rep to PTA meeting
Ideas for events that have been requested from PTA members: Fitness Event, Movie Event, Trivia Event. Discussion on how to make these things happen. We have regular events and open to anything new! Help is necessary and appreciated.
New Fundraiser idea shared – spice fundraiser, low key, ice cream toppings, The Nutmeg spice company
Recess Carts – physically present at meeting to show PTA members, Plans are in place with gym teacher to fill carts up with new playground toys. She also has a plan to train our kids on how to properly care for the carts and equipment on them. Things like sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, etc…
Principal’s report: Look out for community conversations with school district
Budget report – Sandy Pinero, Treasurer
- Recess carts 50% funded by Donation from Aldi
- Boo Bash profits are record –
- Field trips, 1st grade went – we’ve spent $144, $211
- Bake sale was successful – we made $581 profit
- La Boca night – $36 made
- Chipotle – $146
Upcoming planned Events:
Book Fair: 11/19 – 11/22
Pottery Painting Night: 12/6/19
Chuck E. Cheese Family Night: 1/17/20
Someone Special Dance: 2/7/20, snow date 2/21/20
Conversation around February Dance event – Marcia Chairing event and Janice co-chairing event.
Pottery Painting Event night coming up in December Flyers went out this week
Chuck-e-cheese event happening in January
Meeting dates are planned out for the remainder of the school year: 1/16/20; 2/12/20; 3/16/20; 4/21/20; 5/13/20
Conversation about Lifetouch and questions about how to access sibling pictures, how photographer is chosen for the school, and what the process is.
Lacey Weiss committed to send an email to Mr. Henderson to ask about how we choose a school photographer and what the agreement is as well as what other options might be available. – done
Spencer School PTA Regular Meeting Minutes
Date: 10/15/19 | Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Location of meeting: Spencer School Library
Board Members Present: President: Missy Hein; Vice President: Nick Ficaro; Treasurer: Sandy Pinero; Secretary: Lacey Weiss; Fundraising Coordinator: Annie Sansone; Staff Rep: Jen Gudelski
Board meeting actions:
Lacey Weiss moved to approve order of 2 recess carts, $250 grant obtained by PTA President from Aldi Grocery store – PTA to pay difference of carts, Motion second from Nick Ficaro, all in favor of purchase.
Boo Bash Prizes:
Join a Gym Class – 2;
Free Recess – 1
CT Science Center tickets – 3; 3 sets of passes for pumpkin carving/decorating contest
Other prizes announced at meeting:
Pumpkin carving/decorating contest – voting – 3 categories, 3 colors slips of paper: write Pumpkin # on paper and label each pumpkin;
11 people preset including board member
Treasurer’s Report: changes from last meeting – We earned $415 from Mondo restaurant night
Pie and cookie dough – we earned $3,700 big jump from last year.
Boo Bash ticket sales still coming in.
Classroom supplies we’ve reimbursed $250 so far.
Special requests: we’re purchasing 2 new recess carts – not yet reflected in budget.
Membership we have close to 60 members which is more of an annual membership number
Bake sale is coming up in November
Chipoltle Restaurant night November
Book Fair same week as PT conferences
December Pottery Painting Night – Maybe getting pizza donated
Cafeteria snacks and crafts
Gym, 5 – 6 carnival games
Guessing games: pumpkin weight
Pumpkin decorating contest: prizes – CT Science center tickets
Janice got – donations, dairy queen family git card – 2 pizza shops gift certificates – Wesleyan bookstore giftcard $25; 3 dealerships, $50 gc for richard chevrolet; Silver city barbershop $25 gc;
Movie passes and posters: coming from Isabelle
Music – all good
Game – Donut eating – Janice
Speeding in front of school: Nick suggests drafting a letter; Sean King – rep for our school district, Marco Gaylord representative – got sidewalks for woodrow wilson.
We’re putting a letter together and get PTA members to send letter individually to reps and board of ed. Nick volunteered to draft a letter.
Next meeting November 13, 2019 – Wednesday –
Mentor – Mr. Wynn – All Pro Dad meetings plug – Nov 8th – look for flyers. Kids bring their dads to breakfast, support their kids – just breakfast.
Thank you to all those who joined us tonight for our regular meeting. Next meeting is Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30PM. See you there!
Help earn educational equipment for Spencer School by enrolling your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card in the Tool For Schools program. The School code is 49815.
Over the past few years, Tools for Schools points have been used to get books for the Spencer library, supplies for the art classroom, and equipment for the gym.