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PTSO September Minutes
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Monday, August 21, 2017

Spain Park High School

PTSO Meeting Minutes

September 15, 2017 

PTSO Members in Attendance:  Mary Annakin, Shanise Allen, Amy Luther, Kim Gagliano, Karen Weeks, Kem Marks Bryant, Ruth Cole and Mr. Giangrosso. 

Call to meeting at 8:15 AM. 

Minutes from August 15th meeting were corrected and approved.  Karen Weeks made a motion and Amy Luther seconded the motion.  August minutes will be forwarded for publication. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORT – Shanise Allen:  SGA raising money for Hoover Helps and SGA will be collecting money on Friday’s football game (SP vs. Hoover).  SGA planning Homecoming week: October 9-14th.  Homecoming Dance will be October 14th from 8:00 – 10:30 PM and $5 tickets will be sold during lunch and at the door. 

PRINCIPAL REPORTS – Mr. Giangrosso

·         Senior Parent Night had a good turn out and good information was provided.

·         Solar Eclipse Assembly went very well and only 100 students checked out.  Solar eclipse glasses will be donated to schools in Central America.

·         Parent Open House went well.  Drug Coalition Awareness meeting took place right before Parent Open House and the attendance was moderate.

·         Mr. Giangrosso will follow up with an email to teachers to remind them to join Spain Park’s PTSO.

·         September 11th – Budget Hearing and HCS Board Meeting

·         National Honor Society Parent Meeting for Seniors on Monday, September 11th at 8:00 AM or Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00 PM.

·         September 12th – National Merit Scholars Breakfast

·         “Dinner and a Date”, Spain Park Theatre annual fundraiser will take place on September 26th $25 Admission.

·         Homecoming Week will take place October 9th – 14th.

·         Monday, October 9th will be a Teacher Workday. 

·         Wednesday, October 11th, PSAT Administered at 8:15 AM. Buses run at regular time and there will be no classes for students not testing. Students will report to designated areas.  Lunch Served from 11:30 - 12:55 and Jag Period from 1:00 - 3:35.  Homecoming activities to be held during day and Powder Puff football game after school.

·         Thursday, October 12th a showing of “Every 15 Minutes” at 8:30 AM for dignitaries and donors and 9:05 during AO for students.  Seniors to view the video in the theater.  Grades 9th – 11th will view video in AO classes.

·         Friday, October 13th, Pep Rally will be held in Gym.  Homecoming game will be SP versus Thompson.

·         Saturday, October 14th, Homecoming Dance. 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT Mary Annakin: Thanked everyone who worked Open House. Mary to put a note in teachers boxes as a reminder to join PTSO. Mary will also speak at Teacher of the Quarter breakfast to ask teachers to join PTSO. 

TREASURER’S REPORT Amy Luther:  Carry-over from 2016-2017 Budget to roll over into 2017-2018 school year.  After October 1st money will go into funds for:  College & Career Fund, Prom Fund, and Student Assistance Fund. PTSO needs to improve communication with teachers regarding their approved grant money.  Grant money available in February, consider offering grant money earlier, so teacher could use sooner. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

HPTC – Ruth Cole: Passed out calendar options for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 School Years. Each year has a draft option A, B, and C.  You may vote on your preferred draft option via survey (link can be found on HCS website).  If you want to be on the Calendar Committee please contact Dr. Simmons at Main Office.  Hoover City Schools purchased Riverchase Middle school building with potential uses for: Trades academy and possible move Health Academy (need for Hoover High not SPHS).  Judge has not responded to rezoning. Hoover School Board is looking for people from the Spain Park District to run for Hoover School Board. Hoover Helps is fundraising to purchase bus to feed students during the summer.

GRANTS FOR APPROVAL:

“Every 15 Minutes” Video – Mr. Giangrosso requesting PTSO grant in the amount of $1000 (not to exceed). Grant money to be used to produce a texting and driving video.  Video to be shown during Homecoming Week.  Ruth Cole made a motion and Amy Luther seconded the motion.  PTSO grant approved up to $1000 for “Every 15 Minutes” video. 

3D printer filament – Scotty Wilson in Engineering Department is requesting $220 grant for new 3D printer filament.  Amy Luther made a motion and Karen Weeks seconded the motion. PTSO grant for $220 for 3D printer filament was approved. 

Meeting adjourned at 9:25 AM. 

Next meeting PTSO Meeting will be held on October 2nd at 8:15 AM. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Kim Gagliano

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