PA General Meeting Minutes
Francine: Request parents to go online to review the PA Bylaw for 501(c)(3) in order to vote on non- for- profit status/ tax exempt to receive unlimited contribution from individual, applying for educational grants and corporations etc. Bylaws were drafted by lawyers specializing in tax exempt law.
School Leadership Team New Member Vote
Shaqua Randle fellow TCCS parent lead voting for new SLT member. Discussed role of SLT with input and description from parent who served previously.
Position is available due to middle school parent leaving the school
Position is for 2 years
Meetings are open to public/school community, you can sit in but not ask questions
Parents provided with SLT handouts with description & overview SLT purpose.
Nomination / Vote
Voted in : Mr. Achisimach Yisrael
In attendance 21 Parents
7 TCCS PA representatives
NY Cares Coat Drive
Nicola addressed as TCCS Community Service Efforts
Start Date 11/27/2018 to 12/18/2018
Coats (new/gently used) will be collected and taken to precinct drop off
Hats/Scarves can also be collected
Bins for each school locations will be available soon
Food Drive Canned Goods
Keep and collect perishables to be donated.
Boxes will be at both school locations soon to start collection efforts.
Square 1st Arts - Last Chance!
Dustin addressed and encourage parents extended timeline last chance to order student’s art works.
Urge parents to order so TCCS can receive 20% back to invest back into art programs. Just $55 away from receiving 33%. Parents can order previous art works just need to know the code or have setup a profile on website.
Other Topics Discussed
Shavon welcomed new SLT member
Superintendent is pushing for TCCS PA/SLT to become more involved with surrounding school communities and will urge outside parents to attend meetings to see how we run our meetings.
Parent Concerns/Discuss with Principal
PE concerns taking away from students due to misbehavior.
Lower grades should have movement everyday/Upper grades 90 min. a week
Informed parents NYC/ DOE has a national program called SPARK provided curriculum, training to teachers to implement movement in classroom
Dustin addressed PE is limited in LS due to space and playground area not padded etc however on good weather days students use imaginary play equipment. Playground SCA Phase II construction will start in Spring SY 18-19. Nicloa shared Danza Espana residency dance company will provide dance/movement for LS.
PE/Recess taken away as form of punishment
Transportation for families in both schools
RTS after school program high cost
TC should provide assistance ( subsidy )for after school program/ care with RTS
TC Clubs only provided for ⅔ days
Reading / Math extra help for all students and not limited seats
TC / TCCS receiving additional student teachers/ work study
PE for LS/ US