Meetings + Minutes

Monday, September 11
Monday, October 15
Monday, November 19
No December Meeting
Monday, January 14
Monday, February 11
Monday, March 11
Monday, April 8
Monday, May 13--elections and budget presentation


May 15, 2017
1. Welcome/Pledge: Hilary Berger

2.Correspondence: None

3. Minutes: Stephyne Guthy        
~Minutes Approved        

4. PTA Council Report: Mina Fournaris      
~ Budget vote May 16        
~New locations for budget votes      

5. Membership: Kathy Buzzanca        
~ current membership  367 members  LY=313      

6. Financial Report: Michelle Wilson        ~ Report Aug. 1 -May 8 income $27,5.96 ( membership/prom show)
Profit $12,390.85  
Prom Fashion show profit $9948.76 = 40 senior scholarships              
$6,135.18 approx. Cash carryover 2017-2018

7. Student Government Report: Matt Costello & Sarah Kletcher        
~ Blood Drive 5/16  7am-1pm will be run by the new board.        
~ 5/16  WMHS Blood Drive and Budget Vote      

8. BOE Representative: Dr. Jeffrey Kerman        
~ 3 Board positions are up        
~Budget will add admin for TechIT        
~Budget will not break the cap      

9. Principal’s Report: Dr. Alan Baum, Principal      
~EOY very busy with all the joyful moments at WMHS      
~Great success at Music in the Park      
~ Many student awards of achievements      
~Working hard on 017-18 schedules      
~2017-2018 PVSA Logs are up on website

Roseanne DiBella, Asst Principal      
~ Senior YEAR Graduation, Senior Trip, Prom ALL THINGS GRADUATION      
~ Class of 2018 Yearbook Re-Takes will be in the summer                                                

Kevin Finnerty, Asst. Principal      
~ AP exams all finished over 1600 exams given      
~Co-curricular creating new clubs for next year.                                                  

Erin Connolly, Asst. Principal      
~June Exam schedules on website      
~ Regents review -3pm look for schedule on website “just show up No sign ups”      
~Regents re-takes will be eposted/recalculated

2017-2018 Slate  Election  : Slate Voted on and approved by members
Co-Presidents- Hilary Berger & Susan Rosenzweig

Vice Pres- Heather Fortner
Recording Sec- Stephyne Guthy
Treasurer- Sheryl Rizzuto
Corresponding- Deb Petraco

10. Graduation announcements $2 ~ Contact Hilary Berger                                

Amazon Smile: sign up to help PTSA earn as you shop
Have a Great Summer Congrats to all the Graduates

Meeting adjourned at 8:00pm By Matt Costello second by Dr Baum  

Sept 11, 2017 Welcome/Pledge: Hilary Berger

1.Introduction of Executive Board

      2.Correspondence: Deb Petraco
        ~ Many thank you’s from the graduates for their scholarships
        ~ Working on updating the website
3. Minutes: Stephyne Guthy
       ~minutes approved with corrections noted

      4. PTA Council Report: Noreen Sorrentino
~ all PTA must change to a new webpage company
         ~ passwords for WiFi given to Presidents for easy use for functions
         ~ Elem class sizes are at optimum levels, lookin for parents to join district                Committees
         ~ Cheryl Pedisich’s contract has been extended till 2020
         ~ Bond work being finished throughout the district
         ~ TVTA Hurricane relief fundraiser

 5. Membership: Andrea Giantinoto
       ~ current membership  63 as of 9/10/17

 6. Financial Report: Sheryl Rizzuto

       ~ Report July 1-Sept 11: $6,304.86
       ~ Members voted on 2017/18 Budget and approved new budget
       ~ Member voted to approve proposed Joint Council Budget 2017/18

 7. Student Government Report: Clara Rosenzweig
       ~ Members voted on Spirit Week themes
       ~Working on tables & banners for homecoming
       ~Working on dates for Town Hall like meeting

  8. BOE Representative: Dr. Jeffrey Kerman
       ~ Looking forward to a wonderful year
        ~ Next BOE meeting 9/20 at North Country 7:30pm

  9. Principal’s Report: Dr. Alan Baum, Principal
      ~ Welcome 017-18 school year “best first day opener”
      ~Thank you to Mrs. DiBella for her hard work with the scheduling.
      ~ Looks forward to an open forum between the school and the parents/community always available contact them through email they try to     respond within 24 hrs.
      ~ Grateful for the flag display for Patriot Day 9/11 Remembrance Day
      ~ Be involved in your kids everyday lives beware of social media remind them to  “Think before you Send”       Roseanne DiBella, Asst Principal
     ~ Reflection given on 9/11 by Dr Baum was very heartfelt
     ~ Guidance staff has been working tirelessly doing a terrific job fixing students schedules. The staff are being very flexible with the changes.

Kevin Finnerty, Asst. Principal
     ~ It's been a pleasure working with the staff and parents, remeber door is always open
     ~ Thurs & Fri students will receive student ID’s seniors will get their gold card see the Dean if you didn't rec ID
     ~ PSAT 10/14 reg open until 9/21
     ~ Underclass photos 9/10 & 9/11
~ Open House 9/26 7pm   follow A Day              -Parent Drug/Alcohol Awareness discussion 6:15-6:45pm              -College Planning Night 12th gr 6:15-6:45pm
     ~ Patriot Pride Day 10/5 Workshops & speakers throughout the day, students can sign up for activities/speakers starting 9/25      ~ Pep Rally 10/6 at the end of the day with Homecoming 10/7
     ~ Club & Activity brochure is online over 45 different clubs to join              -Some clubs will be running fundraisers for hurricane relief                                                                                                      

Erin Connolly, Asst. Principal
~ Thankful for the great opening of the school year
~ Encourages all parents to go to the Drug/Alcohol awareness discussion run by our new drug & alcohol counselor Heather Reilly before open house 9/26
~ Transportation schedules/routes please check online PM buses are different then AM ones.

10. Parent Volunteer Sign-ups: Patriot Day 10/5   Homecoming    Prom Fashion Show
~ Amazon Smile: sign up to help PTSA earn as you shop

11. SEPTA : Next meeting 9/25 at Mount 7pm

Excited about Prom Fashion Show new location at The Watermill Thurs 1/25 7-11pm

Senior Model sign-ups 11/13 6pm BOTH parent & student must be present

Looking for volunteers and donations for baskets  

2017/18 Proposed Joint Council voted yes as a council to pass  2017/18 $4,811.29
Voted on at WMHS 9/11 meeting  members voted Yes    
WMHS PTSA 2017/18 Budget passes by member vote at 9/11 meeting current balance $6,304.86  $
4 of every $15 membership goes to NYPTA

Dates to Remember: Next BOE meeting NC Wed 9/13 7:30 pm
Next PTSA Meeting Mon 10/16 7:00pm
library Next SEPTA Meeting Mon 9/25 @ Mount 7pm
Meeting Adjourned at 8:20pm  
Minutes prepared by Stephyne Guthy Recording  Sec