Thank you to everyone who made it out to Ireland’s Four
Courts this evening for Campbell’s restaurant night. It was a great turnout. And, thanks again to
Campbell parent, Dave Cahill for hosting a wonderful evening.
Following are highlights from last night’s PTA
meeting. Attached are the full minutes
and the Treasurer’s Report for the month of October.
November 10, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
of attendees: approximately 25
orders are due this Friday, November 13th. Orders can be made online (www.square1art.com) or by sending in the
form and payment to the school.
- Freaky Friday
School Dance is this Friday, November 13th from 6:30 – 7:30
p.m. in the Campbell School Gym:
Kids can wear mixed match clothes; snacks will be available for
sale; fun activities include dancing, a movie, raffles; bring a can of
food to donate and get a free raffle ticket. Cost is $1 for kids and $2 for parents.
- Thank you to all of the volunteers and participants who
helped make Campbell’s first Health Fair a success.
Report and Funding Requests (Nathan Zee)
See the attached Treasurer’s report.
Two funding requests were approved: (1) popcorn maker and bags for $250; and (2)
$350 speaker fee for a psychologist to present to the PTA on child brain
development and strategies for parenting and teaching
Update (Kathy Cordon)
- Pledge Drive continues up through December 11th
to qualify for the incentives. So
far, we are at $1600. Our goal is
to raise $4200. Any amount is welcome.
- Box Tops:
don’t forget to bring in box tops to the office
Communications/IT Update (Amy Yenyo)
PTA Meetings: We
are looking into various options that would allow parents and others to participate
in PTA meetings remotely (telephone conference; videoconferencing etc.)
PTA Website: We
are redoing the PTA website to make it more user- and mobile device friendly. More to come.
Google Drive: We
are setting up a google drive to file PTA documents.
Campbell’s Progress and Survey Results (Maureen
Ms. Nesselrode gave an informative overview
of the 2015 SOL scores and how they compare to previous years. She also discussed the EL Implementation Review
Scores and the Site Survey. For more
information, see the full minutes or go to the Campbell Website – click on “About
Us” and then “School Data”
Heather Wood-Mendoza and Bill Mendoza spoke
passionately about the negative impact that the Redskins name has on their
children, children of Native American origin, and on all children. There was a request to continue the
discussion and assess how the school, PTA, and non-Native Americans can get
more involved in addressing this concern.
The PTA is looking into a forum whereby the Mendoza’s can raise their
concerns and recommendations with a broader community.