April 9, 2019 – Minutes of General Meeting

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.
    • Subscribe to Langley e-news at www.ptsalangley.org/news-events.
    • 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.
      • Contact Laura Skeen to volunteer (laurasskeen@gmail.com)
      • Dates                   
        • Freshman orientation August 22.
        • First day of school August 26.
        • Fall sports tryouts start in early August