West Side School Parent Teacher Group

General PTG Meeting Minutes 3/11/2019


West Side PTG Meeting

Monday, March 11, 2019



Meeting held in Creative Learning Lab at West Side School- (9:34 am – 10:58am)

Attendees: (see attached sheet)

Thank you to the Chairs for the Game /Sport Night last night and to all volunteers, great night it was last night, Sunday, March 10.

Seahawks Camp applications are under way

Speakers Roger Podell, and Diane Scinta from the CSH Public Library to discuss the Budget Vote & Trustee Election on April 2 from 9:30am- 9:30pm – will be voting for a 1.69% tax increase- it is under the State’s increase. There will be special events during the voting day for students to part take in.

The library provides over 150,000 books, e-books, and programs for all ages, meeting rooms for tutoring, free museum passes, scenic views, 50,000 books for children, reading clubs, over 500 programs during the year.  Newsletter every 2 months goes out with all the events happening- Arts and Crafts Room, a Tween Section- special collection room.  They also provide the Summer Kick off Reading Program with a festival in June-

16 (5thGraders) will be presenting along with Ms. Fraiberg and Ms. Gerver- the Students have access to the School Intranet (with a list of databases).  Both teachers have come up with “Science-Fridays’ to discuss questions students are interested in to their families during dinner time- or family time, table talk etc…such as Species of birds, hyenas—and the students presented their topics to us via their I-pads in the Library and CLC.

Lauren Slaven- POP- CSH Foundation party on Friday, March 22 at the Mansion of O.Bay- Tickets are on sale.

FOCUS Group- Uniting Students and Schools to be successful- if you would like to be part of it or would like topics discussed please reach out to the people in charge- Christine Jacobson and the other ladies- Topics in the past include the rise in Opiods- Dr. Dewey last year spoke in a non-judgmental way to students and parents- if your child holds off drinking until the age of 17, they will be better off coping with a lot of over drugs and alcohol related issues.  Also, Speaker Chris Herrin spoke to the students about his personal battles-

The organization also gives out Community Service Awards to 2 seniors each year that go above and beyond their duty to serve the school and community- On March 27, at 7pm, Katie Schumacher will be at the PAC speaking of Cyber Civic and Social Media-

Dr. Bellino- SIT- School Improvement Team- trying to bring back a goal that was under works with Google Explora, the 6thgraders- creating a portfolio either with paper/electronic students to be in charge and take ownership to create a base line of 4 pieces and 2 core science, math, ELA, social studies, fine arts- working towards other grades as well to incorporate a program like this?

Recognition of Autism Day- Ordered books ranging from 2-5 grade to teach about Autism and each class will have a puzzle piece to put together and display on board outside- Friday March 29 and Tues. May 2 all adults should wear blue in honor of Autism Day.

Open Invitation- 3rdgraders wrote a persuasive essay to the Principal

Board Nomination Process is underway- deadline for nominations are March 29 and the new board members will be announced at the April Meeting.

There are also Committee Chairs that will be available as well…

Run will be held on May 19th– Family Event, you can run, walk, or jog- bagels, coffee will be served and til will end by noon time.

Evening PTG Meeting, Tomorrow, March 12 at 7pm, Creative Learning Lab.

BOE Meeting Tomorrow, March 12 at 8pm, at District Office

CPC Meeting, April 4

Next PTG Meeting, April 15

SIT Meeting, this Thursday, at 3:30 at District Office

Septo Meeting, and District Office, tomorrow at 9:45





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