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PARENT COMMUNICATION COUNCIL MEETING
Friday, November 19, 2010, 9:30AM
The PCC Meeting was called to order by Co-Chair Sue Pauplis at 9:35AM in the Parmenter library with 17 people in attendance. She thanked the following committees and their volunteers: The Pumpkin Stroll organized by Mary Jo Peterson; The Bottle/Can Drive organized by Rebecca Cameron ($235 profit); The Butter Braids & Genevieve's Fundraiser organized by Fran Saunders & Jan Gray ($681 & $4,797 profit, respectively); and to Lee Healey for putting together the School Directory.
Principal's Report Mr. Morris reported that the Student Council elections were held and he is looking forward to working with all the officers. On November 4th a small group of parents and teachers met and talked about anti-bullying in school. Many ideas were generated from this meeting and he will put together some resources on how to prevent it from happening in our school. Please refer to the November 19th Parmenter Weekly Update for the rest of his report.
Treasurer's Report Mandy Costa reported that our current bank balance is $37,556. The board approved a donation to the Franklin SEPAC for $90 to pay for a workshop on Executive Function presented by Sara Ward, which is scheduled for 7PM on May 18, 2011 at the Horace Mann Auditorium. All the other school PCCs in Franklin also donated to this workshop.
Square 1 Art Merchandise will be arriving the last week in November per Tracey Trombert.
5th Grade Celebration They had their first meeting the beginning of November and they got their committees and themes set up. They will be having a basket at the Holiday Shop.
Box Tops Liz Bonacci said that collection has been excellent. We should be receiving a check for over $1400 on December 15th. We can now earn eBox Tops for Parmenter. Our account will automatically be credited when you shop at stores in the marketplace via www.boxtops4education.com. The Marketplace consists of over 100 stores including Target, Walmart, Lands End, The Gap and much more. Also if you register at www.growinglocallearning.com, Parmenter will earn 5 box tops.
Holiday Shop - So far they have collected 1800 items to be sold. They would like to get to 2500 items. This is scheduled for November 30th from 5PM-7PM. There will be a kid's shop, bake sale, raffle table and a vendor area in the music room (13 vendors have been confirmed thus far). The kids will do thumb print blocks and they will choose what they want it to be turned into for example a football player. There will be a food pantry collection and the Friends of Franklin will have their tree there. This committee still needs volunteers (i.e help with setting up, cashiers ) They also could use some folding tables.
Recycling - This has been going really well in the cafeteria. The children know what can and can not be recycled. In just 2 weeks, 1800 Capri Sun pouches (worth 2 cents each) and 1000 zip loc bags (worth 2 cents, but based on weight) were collected.
Parmenter Website Gary Steiner has been working hard on updating our website. You can access it by going to www.franklin.ma.us/auto/schools/parmenter/ and clicking on PCC News/Minutes. The PCC By-Laws, all PCC minutes & Parmenter Weekly Newsletters can be found, as well volunteer opportunities, which includes a list of all committees.
Panda Products They will be sold at the Holiday Shop. There has been an interest in the flannel pajamas. Sharon will look to see if they can be pre-ordered so that they will arrive by Christmas. If so, there will be order forms available at the Holiday Shop so that you can get the size you need.
Weekly Newsletter People have found this very informative and think that it's great. There were a few suggestions to have upcoming events at the top of the page, as well as have all PCC related news first and all other information to follow.
Committee Advertising We will be going green on January 1st: Each committee may have one dedicated informational email sent out. No paper reminders may be sent. Unlimited reminders/updates may be put in the Weekly Newsletter. One event email reminder may go out 1-2 days prior to the event. This is the last time you will receive the PCC minutes in paper form. In the future they will be attached to the Weekly Newsletter and posted on the PCC website. There was a suggestion that the marquee sign be more specific. Marquee committee members said that it would be helpful if they received a list each month on what needs to be posted for the month. The board will make sure that this information is provided to the committee.
Choral Risers A paper ballot was presented and was approved unanimously (13 yes votes) for the purchase of 5 six foot risers with side and back rails for $5,818.
Professional Development Day Please note that there will no longer be a PDD on March 22, 2011. It has now been changed to April 5, 2011.
Adjournment Sue Pauplis adjourned the meeting at 9:45AM.
Next PCC Meeting: Our next PCC Meeting is scheduled for January 7, 2011 @ 9:00AM***
*** PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO PCC MEETING IN DECEMBER***
Minutes Submitted By
Sharon Miller, Secretary
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