January 15, 2008 - PTG Meeting Minutes
§ Distinguished Service Award nominations are due Jan. 30 (district awards for teachers/support staff/volunteers/etc. the “Oscars” for our schools); forms are on MMSD website and PTG website if there is someone you’d like to nominate.
Sports Equipment Sale/Exchange this Saturday at
Anne Fisher – Affiliated Alternatives
§ Transition period similar to end of semester; meeting at Lapham tomorrow night for potential new students/families to learn more about programs; reviewing referrals and considering which students will be enrolled.
§ Graduation next week (19 students)
§ Daycare almost ready for occupation (next to SAPAR classrooms-Marquette)
§ Collaboration of “senior students” meeting with “senior adults” to learn from each other. Look for more photos in showcase at Lapham.
Michael Hertting – Lapham
§ Have 4-6 AA students working with Lapham kids – mutually beneficial relationships
§ Book Fair coming up Feb. 7-18; also considering skating event at Tenney in early Feb.
§ Met with MSCR representative for after school clubs; still working out details – considering not including transportation which would allow additional funding for offering more club opportunities; meeting attendee consensus seems to be to eliminate transportation and “spread the money out” to more club opportunities.
§ End of semester; teachers are working on reports; 2nd graders are working on drama production; looking for thoughts on dealing with excessive tardiness – very disruptive for staff and learning for other students.
Andrea Kreft –
§ Starting first “popcorn day” this Friday; not necessarily fundraiser – just adding special day.
§ Looking at doing something fun for all-school assembly; may also consider all-school field days when weather gets nicer
§ All-school spelling bee next Thursday
§ Next month Lapham/Marquette staff will meet to discuss math and how the 2 schools’ programs work together
ABC Madison - (
§ Presentation on school finance reform statewide and the potential for MMSD referendum this fall. Find presentation materials on PTG website: http://lapham-marquette-ptg.org/
§ We need to educate and advocate for these changes.
§ Join ABC Madison to work for change: ABCMadisonschools@yahoo.com
§ Keep updated on the latest developments and actions: www.madisonamps.org