PTA General Meeting October 2020

PTA Meeting Minutes

2nd PTA General Meeting: October 6, 2020

Call to Order: The PTA Executive Board met on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 VIRTUALLY via Zoom video conferencing. President Jessica Sniffin called the meeting to Order at 7:04 pm.

Present: Jessica Sniffin, John Nangle, Roxana Finkelberg, Catherine Beaudette, Shahrzad Spieler, Katie Campana-Scherer, Principal Heifetz, Vice Principal Mackall, Prospective and current PTA Members

– Quorum of 10+ members present; 18 sign-ins via Zoom.


  • Call to order from PTA President (Jessica Sniffin)
    • Introduction of officers
    • Positions still needed
      • Fundraising
      • Room parent coordinator
  • Announcements from Glen Haven staff (Principals Heifetz and Mackall)
    • No Interim reports will be sent for Marking Period #1
    • GHES received a Safeway Nourishing Neighbors grant to provide food assistance for families in our community (Contact Mrs. Willis for grocery gift cards)
    • Mental Health Mondays: free Parent Academy online training
    • Parent VUE accounts: families need to update information to access information about grades
      • Contact Ms. Cuya or Ms. Burger to get activation letter
  • President’s announcements (Jessica Sniffin)
    • What does the PTA do?
    • How you can get involved
    • Initiatives:
      • Room parents
      • GHES directory (spearheaded by room parents)
  • Treasurer’s report (Catherine Beaudette)
    • Box Tops for Education
      • Unexpired clipped points can be sent to Catherine Beaudette
      • Current and future points can be submitted with app (Google Play & Apple store)
  • Order of business: Vote on By-Laws 2020-2023
    • Motion proposed: John Nangle and Katie Campana-Scherer
    • Second:  Catherine Beaudette
    • Vote: All in Favor; No Nays
  • President’s announcements (Jessica Sniffin)
    • Suggestions can be sent to Jess Sniffin or uploaded to Suggestion Box via Google Forms
      • Contacting PTA President:
  • Staff announcements (Principal Heifetz)
    • Recent Twitter update regarding Board of Edication proposals to Academic calendar changes
      • November 4 is now a Professional Day (no school November 3-4)
      • Early release days for conferences have shifted to November 23-24
        • Full/typical days November 11-12
    • Materials for Marking Period 2 will need to be distributed (tentative plan for first week of November)
  • Interactive
    • Parent questions & concerns
      • What are room parent tasks?
        • President response: developing a class contact list; touching base with teachers about needs; liaison with teachers
      • What are challenges that staff are seeing?
  • President’s announcement (Jessica Sniffin)
    • Spiritwear has been ordered and will be available for purchase on MemberHub site
  • Adjournment
    • Meeting adjourned at 7:53 pm

Minutes prepared by Kathryn Campana-Scherer, Secretary

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