General Membership Meeting Minutes 4-9-19

Cooper Middle School PTO

General Membership Meeting Minutes April 9, 2019                                                                                                                                                                       

Meeting called to order by Heather Murphy Capps:   9:35 AM, in Room 130.

Motion to approve March General Meeting Minutes:  Approved.

Officers’ Reports

  • President’s Report (Heather Murphy Capps)
    • World Heritage Night
      • Wrap up
      • Bridge closed, horrific traffic
      • Thanks to all who participated.  If could not make it, absence excused.
      • About 100 dishes and lots of fun.
      • Amy Adams will chair next year.
      • Messaging will emphasize all events next year.
    • Nominating Committee
      • Slate of officers presented.
        • VP Fundraising – Stefanie Stayin
        • Corresponding Secretary – Brenda Beeland
        • Recording Secretary – unfilled, volunteers welcome
        • Treasurer – Seema Singh
        • Parliamentarian – Chelsea Lake
      • Membership will vote on slate at General Membership Meeting on May 7.
      • New committee chairpersons identified.
    • Teacher appreciation Week
      • May 6-10.
      • Gift card donations announcement soon.
        • Idea is donate 1 gift card and all teachers covered.
    • Thank you to graduating officers.


Other Reports:

  • Eighth Grade Party (Connie Colabatistto)
    • June 11 @ 12:00 – 2:00 pm.
    • Same day as field day, so hoping 7th grade parents will volunteer for field day. 
    • Food at party: Pizza, Chik Fil A, donut truck, shaved ice truck.  There will be a gluten free option.
    • Activities: basketball, minute to win its, guestimate jars, some other activities.
  • LHS PTSA (Mary Kunkemueller)
  • Communications
    • PTSA bi-monthly meetings.
    • PTSA website:  www.ptsalangley.org.
  • Looking for Class Parents for Class of 2023
    • Will serve for 4 years.
    • PTSA tries to balance group among boy/girl parents, feeder schools, etc.
    • Includes:
      • co-lead class parent,
      • treasurer,
      • volunteer coordinator,
      • communications,
      • class coffees/parent forums (3 per year),
      • class dinners (1 per year),
      • senior slideshow,
      • all night grad party liaison, and
      • prom.
    • Also looking for some school wide volunteer positions.
    • Dates                      
      • Freshman orientation August 22.
      • First day of school August 26.
      • Fall sports tryouts start in early August.

Principal’s Report (Arlene Randall):

  • Tomorrow 8th grade going to Langley for activities fair. 
  • Population going down.
  • Upcoming construction: 
    • Construction starting Fall 2020 & projected to last 2 ½ – 3 years.
    • There will be eight new quads starting next year. 
    • The current module next to the school will be moved from Cooper.
    • Kiss & Ride will probably be on tennis courts.
    • 100 less lockers next year.
  • Teams
    • Currently 2 megateams, 3 seventh and 3 eighth. 
    • Next year 3 seventh, 3 eighth, 1 mixed.
      • The mixed team is to avoid destaffing.
  • The Little Mermaid musical coming up.
  • New calendar for next year has been changed.  Kings Dominion Law changed so starting school before Labor Day.  Four-day Labor Day weekend (Friday – Monday).  No more early releases.
  • Mrs. Randall recommends book:  Marching Off the Map.

Meeting adjourned:  10: AM  

Next Meeting: May 7 @ Laura Timmons’ house, 10923 Shallow Creek Drive, GF
 
Minutes compiled by:
Christy Prame, Recording Secretary