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Oct 05

October General Membership Meeting

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Our PTSA General Meeting is today, Monday, October 5th at 6:30 pm. C3AC will start at 6 pm.
Agenda: Please click here to view the agenda for the October meeting. We will be finalizing our goals for this year and continue planning for Trick or Treat Street. We hope to see you there!

Here are a few things to review before the meeting:
Notes: Click here for the proposed September meeting minutes.  Please review before the meeting, so we can approve during the meeting. If you have any changes or edits, please contact Joanna Waggoner, joanna.c.waggoner@gmail.com.

Proposed Goals:
Based on our conversation at September’s meeting, Jody has drafted a few proposed goals. We will review and finalize at this evening’s meeting. If you aren’t able to join us and have any specific feedback about any of the following, please email Jody at jody@dickson.org.

During the 2015 – 2016 school year, we challenge ourselves to:
– Have Eagle Eyes volunteers present at least 70 school days under this new male participation program before the end of this school year. When men are involved in school, children learn more, perform better in school, exhibit healthier behavior, have fewer discipline problems, are more likely to participate in extracurricular activities and enjoy school more.
– Offer at least one new and different method of fundraising than those we have offered in the past. Taking advantage of a year that the school has more discretionary funds than usual, we will experiment with at least one new method of raising funds to support the ways that we typically need to support the school. These funds are critical in most years to fulfill the mission of the CCCK-8 PTSA of bringing enrichment opportunities to the school and supplies for the teachers or facility. As part of this goal, we could explore different kinds of events, formal raffle / bingo capabilities or other alternative fundraising means. This opportunity may replace one of the other fundraising efforts we usually have offered in the past, but we commit that we will not fulfill this goal through finding another product to sell.
– Develop and implement three new systems for increasing communication between classrooms and the students’ families. We believe that improved communication between school and home will result in better performance. Improved communication attention may be focused around topics like homework, curriculum, learning goals and measurement of performance. At the end of the implementation, we will gather feedback from both teachers and their families about the impact of the added process or resource.
– Offer three new resources to our students and their families to help with different ways and means of learning. We will help make available tools to help families support their students as they struggle with specific topics or are looking to enhance their understanding of them. We will work with the teachers and school staff to help identify these resources. In order to help the school support our students with different capabilities and needs, these added resources will help all our students be as successful and engaged in learning as they possibly can be.