PTA Meeting Minutes 3.12.18

Campbell PTA Meeting
March 12, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Approx. # attendees: 15


1.       Welcome: Barbara Martinez, President

  • This meeting is a make-up for the January 7th meeting which was cancelled due to snow


2.       Treasurer’s Report: Amanda Lowerberger

  • Normal expenses and income (report only covers first 11 days of March)


3.       Review of Budget and Priorities

  • We still have money in the budget for end-of-year community event – brief discussion about what we could do for this


4.       Proposed Slate for 2020-21 Executive Board

  • Nominees (recap from March 3 meeting):
    • President- Tammy Bewitz
    • VP Communication- Katherine Novello
    • Programs- Monica Flores  & Mecca Keller
    • Fundraising- Rona Jobe
    • Treasurer- Jenny Morris
    • Secretary- Claudia Cuellar and Andrea Ross


5.       New Business and Closing

  • Project Discovery spring session April 15 – May 22, catalogue coming soon
  • Spring Festival – May 2 at Campbell, 4 PM – 7 PM
    • New things for this year: collaborative art project for teacher appreciation, drum circle, Project Hera, two student-led bands
    • Book swap happening again – donations accepted now
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – May 4-7
  • Next PTA meeting April 14 (after spring break): “Screen Time or Scream Time? A presentation to help empower parents to manage the screen use of their youth” By Michael Swisher, Adult Outreach and Engagement, Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families
    • Presentation will be repeated Friday, April 17, after Community Meeting
  • Discussion about how Campbell is preparing for likely school closure due to COVID-19
    • Students are taking home extra books, teachers and staff are putting together resources for families to use
  • Discussion about Campbell’s emergency food pantry
    • Motion to increase budget to $1300 to restock the pantry, because if schools close imminently (spoiler alert: they do!) Campbell would need to send food home with students today or tomorrow – motion approved