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November 10th, 2014

Andrew Ave PTG November Minutes - 11/10/14 - Submitted by Jen Stone

Called to Order at 6:36pm

Meeting Attendance:  Jen Stone, Kristen Miceli, Marilyn O'Donnell, Richard O'Donnell, Toni Cestari, Patty Wasilewski, Taran Gruber

Principal's Report:  Literacy Night was a success.  Happy with turn-out.  Lots of teachers there. Next one is Nov. 20th from 6:30-7:30.  Will address questions about Common Core.  Hired a new art teacher.  It is a ½ time position so it is very hard to keep a person in that position.  Music position will be hiring soon.  This position is a full time position but is at three different schools.

October meeting minutes:  Motion to approve Toni, Second Marilyn

Treasurer's Report:  Motion to approve Toni, second Taryn.  We are down about $2,000 from our first fundraiser.  Need to make up the difference so that we can continue to fund field trips/events.

Turkey Trot - Jen Stone - Nov. 25th.  Flyers will go home this week.  Parent Volunteers needed.  Art students have been making the feather.  Mr. Gruber will ask the art teacher to make the turkey bodies.

Winter Festival - Heather Deegan - 12/19 snow date will be 1/9.  Theme is winter/frozen.  5th grade students will come in to sing a few songs.  Heather is asking for donations of raffle prizes (sleds, snow ball makers, igloo makers, gloves, hats etc. winter themed).  Cost for event will be about $100.  There will be crafts, cookie and hot coco.

Field Trip - We are in desperate need for a coordinator to work with teachers on their budget, busing, etc.  No one at the meeting was interested in this job.  Looking for one parent/staff member who would like to take this on.  (PLEASE)

Rock Cats field trip - Tentative date of 5/28.  Mr. Warren will run this event.  Cost per child TBA.  Fundraisers to help offset the cost of this event.  Teacher for a day (x2), fitness nite, etc.

Cup Cake Wars - Marilyn & Richard O'Donnell - Feb 26th (snow date 2/27) More information to follow.  Get your baking and creativity skills ready for this new and exciting event!!!

St. Paddy's Dance - Jen Stone will run in March

Cookie Dough Fundraiser - Patty - Easy fundraising ideas  - $10 each tubs for premade cookies.  Minimum of 120, no shipping.  Group was nervous about the minimum.   Patty will research more and report back.

Pampered Chef - Marilyn - order forms went out.  We already have some online orders.  Return date of Nov 21st.

Suggestion was made that it would be nice to have at least one faculty/staff member (besides Mr. Gruber) at each meeting. 

Green House - Mike Stopa is very interested in getting it up and running and would like to have a few people to help him with it.  Mr. Gruber suggested that we wait until the spring.  Suggestion was made to send out a flyer looking for help!

Nurse Supplies - Send out flyer looking for donations.  PTG will buy tissues

Special Person Dance - (like Daddy/Daughter or Mother/Son) - will discuss for future.

Sound Tigers game - Jen Stone - Naugatuck Day - Sunday Feb 22, 2015 3pm game time.  Tickets $16.  50/50 raffle will go to the 2 Naugatuck Schools with the most ticket sales.  Sound Tigers would like to have the mascot come to school one day to promote the event.
Business office at the BOE is reminding us that vendor/payee paperwork is due this month

G's Burgers fundraiser - Jen Stone will look into this

Bus Trip to the Casino - Richard suggested this.  Mr. Gruber would like to check with the BOE before we proceed

Positive Behavior fundraiser - will be discussed at another time

Next Meeting Tuesday Dec. 9th at 6:30


Meeting Adjourned 8:12pm