WHSA Meeting Summary | March 2017

Thanks for all who attended the WHSA meeting tonight! Below is a brief summary of items discussed. But first, and important note:  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

Here is what we have coming up:

  • Book Fair,
  • Bike Fest,
  • Fundraisers,
  • Field trip chaperons,
  • International Night
  • Teacher appreciation luncheon, support staff brunch
  • Rain garden planting
  • Editable Garden building/planning
  • Scholarship committee

Please let us know if you are willing to pitch in on any of these awesome events.

Now back to the meeting notes for March 6th, 2017
Scholarship committee – read applicants & select winners
Board of Ed report:

  • Mr. Anderson – budget process is nearly complete, state has not increased
  • Public budget hearing is in April,
  • Bridge to the middle school is scheduled to be finished this week.
  • Safe schools resolution passed – public school district is required to education all children within the town.
  • No other date for sustainable schools this school year.
  • Board meeting changed to the following Wednesday so as not to conflict with the town wide music concert.

BOE approved our grant “Whole Kids Grant” for edible Garden. Thank you for your hard work Alaine!
Virtual backpack started March 2nd through power school.
February / March events:
100th day celebration, World Read Aloud Day
Shop-rite Shoppers program (4th grade) (budgeting, meal planning, etc) Do we have enough parent volunteers?
4th grade gifted & talented Students Tech Day
Challenge 24 district competition – Kai Contento moving on to County level!
Engineering Night – 37 students participated!
Read Across America Week / author visit – Genevieve Petrillo & Matthew Loux/ Bengal Paws (high school students reading to students)
Staff Change – Mrs Rodriguez, Mr Alex Canas, Mrs Altieri, Mrs French is retiring
Upcoming events;
Townwide concert 7pm March 14 BHS
  Book fair – Week of the 27th
Full STEAM ahead (Watsessing Admin presenting at BOE meeting)
    March 29 – k-6 Game night 6:30-8:30pm
March 31 Spring Concert

Bike Fest date: June 3rd, rain date June 10th (tentative to Blmfd Rec schedule & approval). Organizational meeting for this event happening next week. CONTACT US FOR DETAILS!

Parcc starts in April – on district website
Opt out letters need to be sent in – no form letters.

Book Fair – approved – WHSA to purchase each student a book.
Spring Break – RAIN GARDEN is being prepared & the Cistern is being installed over spring break.
We need some parents to swing by & take pictures!
School field trips – 1st grade is already approved & paid.
Jewlery fundraiser in time for mothers day.
Smencil fundraiser

April 23rd Watsessing Tree planting event in Watsessing park. 400 plants & shrubs. Need parents & students help watering the plants on the way to/from school.

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