Lapham-Marquette PTG Meeting Minutes
due to weather Dec. 15th)
Special Brainstorming and Committees Meeting
Vote on Lapham and Marquette "Wish List" Purchases.
for Marquette-service contract comes with it for a few years.
for Lapham- comes with 2 year maintenance agreement.
recommending that we approve these items purchased out of our surplus. Vote
taken and approved. Each about $2300.
Lapham- Indoor recess went well. K
had a choice activity. Holiday luncheon went well. About 600 people turned
out. Students from Affiliated Programs helped set up, serve and clean up.
Report card window has opened. Report cards coming home 1/30.
Marquette-using PTG purchased digital cameras for ongoing
project. Slideshow this Friday. Line item for performing arts-possible Drum
and Dance theatre performance in the spring. Skip Jones coming for “Bully
Proofing” community building. He is willing come through net PTG meeting and
share out. Opera for the Young unable to come this year. Andrea asking for PTG
input to use the rest of the item for. Lapham Choir coming over in the spring.
Geography Bee is this Wed. 6 participants. Spelling Bee is coming up. Looking
for parent input around Bees. How does the PTG feel about them? Traffic
Committee meeting again. City releasing report. Update next meeting. Marquette
received a grant to get the gardening /market up and running. More to come.
Short Committee Updates
Update-full update on website. Currently we are at where we were last year,
but concern we may fall short. General
appeal will come out with the directory. PTG currently has a surplus.
Currently we can calculate a 15,000 surplus. Typically PTGs spend down
budgets. Alex recommending a cushion to keep to cover future needs but still
able to spend on WISH LIST items.
meeting last week to talk about school finance reform. Coming in legislature
probably in Feb. Another upcoming meeting in January after new make up of
School Clubs-Peggy Gartes- full proposal on website. We need to recruit
leaders. Stipend offered. Sending parent interest info in listserve, on
website, backpack mail and newsletter. No bus transportation, parent pick up
or Red Caboose. Looking for a site coordinator for each school for 6 weeks
Wednesday nights in Feb./March.
Committee-looking for a committee of people to recruit volunteers, discuss
what ones to continue and add etc. Minimal commitment. Contact Anita and
Daithi. Donated Bucky Books will be used as an attendance incentive for PTG
meetings. John Bishop first winner!!. A Bucky Book will be given away at every
PTG meeting. Others for sale for $40 as a PTG fundraiser. Table set up at each
office this Friday 2-3:30.
Committee- presented an organization proposal. See website for proposed plan.
Proposed a first draft with expanded plans for gardening initiative. Future
discussion to come.
and Committee Formation: Parents discussed interests, updates and issues and
ideas were grouped into committees as follows:
meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13 6:30 at Lapham. Childcare available. Social hour,
snacks, get to know other parents, join and see what committees are forming.
Each committee will have a rep there to share objectives/ideas and projects and
to add your ideas.