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posted Jul 21, 2017, 5:44 AM by Rehoboth PTSA


Rehoboth PTSA Minutes May10 2017


The minutes were read from April 2017 meeting and approved.

Principal’s Report

Karen DeRoche noted that principal/vice principal of Palmer River will not be in attendance as special presentation for Educator of the Year honoring Dr. Azar and Mrs. Kennon is being held that same night.  An update was sent from Mrs. Dubois to be read.

Beckwith Middle School Mr.Pirraglia

·       As of tomorrow all Math and ELA MCAS will be finished followed by science the next week.  The change to taking test on computer has worked out well.

·       Daniel DeRoche was principal of day before April Vacation.

·       April was Autism awareness month.

·       Students raised money for American Heart Association, Autism Awareness, and Boston Strong.

·       Over $1,000 was raised for the Rehoboth Food Pantry by participating in a readathon.

·       Book Fair is set for the week of the 22nd.  A summer reading list will be supplied at this time.

·       A debate meet with Berkley Middle School was held.

·       A chorus concert is set for June 5th.

·       The Band concert for June 8th has been moved to June 12th.

Guest Presentation

Arts in the Village- Carolyn Panofsky

·       This organization has been in Rehoboth for 28 years and may have available workshops for students.

·       A concert season is held every year and operates as part of nonprofit antiquarian society.

·       Organization is operated by volunteers.  An artistic director finds groups to be scheduled on calendar

·       Tickets sold along with Rehoboth Cultural Grant money helps run events.

·       The New Haven String quartet is offering workshops to be held in school or after school for 3rd , 4th and fifth graders.  One example is Musical Petting Zoo.

·       Carolyn has handout about costs and possibilities for funding event.

·       There are hopes the children would get excited about events and bring parents to concerts at Goff Hall. Bringing Kids and families to the concert would help broaden audience and give children more of a chance to explore music.

Treasurer’s Report- Erin Baer

·       Erin went over monthly account noting pending donation from restaurant of month, additions from membership dues and costs of Beckwith Basketball hoops coming in lower than expected.  See handout.

Committee Reports

Erin Baer- Talent Show

·       The talent show had 14 and 15 acts which the Kids did a great job on.

·       Sean Urban was MC.

·       Evan Dwyer, a college student and graduate of DR worked on the audio and sound.

·       Ice Cream for Sundaes was from Bliss Dairy; the Sundaes were a hit.

·       Laura Simon and Erin are hoping to pass on chair position of this event for next year.


Susan Bogosian- Boosterthon

·       June 8th is date of Boosterthon.  Paperwork for it will go out on May 3oth, 31st and rally will be held on May 31st.

·       Mr.Pirraglia inquired times of field use because forms would have to be filed. The field will be from 7 until 4.   The event will not require any more parent volunteers.

Beckwith Book Fair-Jenn Moitoso

·       Book Fair will be held May 22nd through May 26th, with set up on Friday the 19th. 

·       The first day will be mostly to preview books.  Students can attend 10:15 to 1:15.  There will be no after school hours.

Other Business

Fourth Grade Step up Picnic.

Member asked about possibility of 4th grade picnic to be coordinated with Step up Day, including Hamburgers and Hot dogs and disc jockey.  Mr.Pirraglia provided schedule and setup for day which included snack at Beckwith with children being split into groups and touring 6 different spaces in the school.  They would meet up with 5th grade buddy for snack. 


Elizabeth McCann inquired about election process.  There would be several positions with 2 candidates and nominees can make speeches before vote.

Thank you

Mr. Pirraglia thanks PTSA for helping putting teacher luncheon together.  The raffles and basket for the principal were awesome.

A motion to adjourn was made at 7:15 and unanimously passed.