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February 2018 minutes

posted Mar 14, 2018, 5:01 AM by Rehoboth PTSA

Rehoboth PTSA Meeting Minutes

February 7,2018


Meeting called to order at 6:35pm by Susan Bogosian, President

January 2018 Meeting Minutes were approved, motion made by Arlene Miguel, seconded by Kara  Svendsen

Principal Report by Arlene Miguel:

-Thank you for the Bren Bataclan mural, mural theme was STEAM.

-Cookie and Book Night was a success.

-Future presentations at PRES will include the Zoo Mobile for Kindergarten and Iguana Show for Grades 1 and 4.

- Reading Week is planned for 2/26-3/2 will include Book walks, door decorating, Len Cabral Story Teller, and Book basket raffles Each day will have a “Surprise” Guest Reader. 

March 7 Celebration for Mrs. DuBois as Assistant Principal of the Year

The MA PTA Convention will be held on April 7, 2018.  At the convention Reflection Awards will be presented. 


Committee Reports:

-Tenth Annual Silent Auction will be held on March 9th at Hillside Country Club.  Mrs. McPartland’s Trio Band has been invited to provide entertainment. 

-Scholastic Books is offering a cash register training at PRES on 2/25 for all book fair volunteers.  Mrs. Placido and Christine Darling are co-chairs at PRES and will disseminate the info next week.  Literacy Night is being held during PRES Book Fair on Tues and Wed evening for Grades 1 and 2.  The manner in which Scholastic Dollars are spent will be discussed further with Executive Board and Principals.  There has been discussion among parents of books offered at Fall and Spring fairs.  One offering Usborne books which bring more non-fiction titles and Scholastic books which bring more fiction novels. 

-Box tops must be turned in by March 1st.

-Child Choice Dance dates are K-1 4/7, Gr 2-3, 4/28, and Gr 4 5/5.  Question was asked if we could hold event across 2 nights rather than 3? Susan will follow up with Committee Chairs to discuss this further. 

-Providence Bruins Event will be on 4/15 at 3pm, PRES Gr 4 chorus will sing at the game.  There is a Fan Appreciation Signing of Autographs, BMS band or chorus to sing or play the National Anthem.  There will be a tour of arena or a scavenger hunt for those in attendance.  Cost is $20 per family, includes free drink, popcorn and hat.  PTSA will earn $2 per group. 

-Reflection Arts Contest had 17-18 students participate.  Members of the Rehoboth Community were invited to vote on submissions. 

-PRES Talent Show is planned for mat 17th at BMS. 

-USA Skate Event was a huge success, 259 skaters participated.  PTSA earned $259 from the event. 

-Coupon Book Sales are a fundraising option for this Spring at both schools.  This group feels it is not a lucrative fundraiser for either school. 

-March 31 has been offered as a date for Group Tickets to Harlem Globetrotters at Dunkin Donuts Center.  $21.50 for tickets.  This group feels this is not an event to promote due to the date, it is the eve of Easter. 

-Eyes on Owls Presentation is an event we would like to pursue, Kara S. shared it is a great assembly for families. 

-We will hold a Used Book Sale in June at PRES.  This idea was well received and was successful at Jack Fest last Fall.  We will ask for book donations throughout April and May. 

Mrs. Dubois called Bloom Bus to inquire about cost of bussing for schools.  She was informed there is no formula to calculate the trip cost in advance.  As a group we will continue to search for the best price for student trips. 


A motion was made by Susan Bogosian to adjourn meeting at 8:47pm,  seconded by Nancy Breault