2/13/2020 – General Board Meeting Minutes

P.S. 221Q THE NORTH HILLS SCHOOL PTA MINUTES                       Meeting Date: 2/13/2020

Meeting called to order 7:00 pm


President – Christine Chung

  • Adoption and approval of PTA Minutes from January 14, 2020.
  • Thanked the school for a successful Renaissance program.
  • The 2nd/3rd grade Fun & Games was a successful. This year had the highest attendance.
  • The PTA will host a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on March 5th during the Parent Teacher Conference. Asked parents to please donate money or dessert for the luncheon.


Treasurer’s Report –reported Christine Chung

  • Money Raised (in dollars $):4,450.29
  • 5th Grade Year Book Booster: 114.29
  • 5th Grade Dues: 3,705
  • School Store: 181
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade Fun & Games: 450
  • Money Spent (in dollars $): 4435.15
  • Holiday Gift Fair: 86.73
  • Supervised PTA meeting activities for kids: 40
  • Hospitality for PTA meeting: 41.43
  • Fall Family Raffles: 16.98
  • 5th Grade Yearbook: 4,250


Membership Chair’s Report – reported by Sonia Arora

  • Membership goal is $13,000 and as of today, PTA has reached $12,500. We are still $500 from our goal.


Programming Chair’s Report –reported by Sonia Arora

  • Summer Expo Raffle Winners:
  • 1st Place: Max Tram, 1G6
  • 2nd Place: Juliana Ramos, KB4
  • 3rd Place: Dylan & Chloe Chan
  • January program, Hands on Science was a success. There will be other STEM programs for upcoming months.
  • Please send in the membership dues to support our enrichment programs.
  • February 27th is Multicultural Day. Please speak to Sonia Arora if you are interested in setting up a table to represent a country.


Communication Report – reported by Sonia Arora

  • Please sign up for the PTA’s communications app.


Fundraising Chair’s Report – reported by Christine Chung

  • Thanked everyone for their support of the fundraising events and the restaurants who participated, such as Center Pizza and Jian who gave a percentage of the profit from the event.
  • World’s Finest Chocolate is ongoing. PTA is hoping to raise $3,000. Please sign up for the fundraiser. The class with the highest sales will win an Icee Party. All chocolate sellers will be entered into a raffle to win prizes.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair will run from March 4th – 5th.


New Business

  • Motion was put forth by Christine Chung to elect Esther Cho as Fundraising co-Chair for 2019-2020 school year. Motion was seconded and passed.
  • Motion was put forth by Christine Chung to amend the 2019-2020 PTA for the Scholastic Book Fair to be a profit-making fundraiser with a budget of $1,200. Motion was seconded and passed.
  • The PTA is selling PS 221 PTA reusable bags.


Vice Principal’s Report – reported by Karen Strauzer

  • Thanked the PTA for sponsoring the Renaissance program.
  • The Student Organization held their Souper Bowl event where they collected cans of soup for donation.
  • Please check the Lost & Found for your children’s missing items. Anything not collected will be donated by the end of the week.


Parent Coordinator’s Report – reported by Teresa Kirchhofer

  • Happy 100 Days of School. We are 65% done with school year.
  • Helpful information on activities and social emotional learning will be going home with students for the mid-winter recess.
  • March 26th is parent-child chess game night. Please RSVP.
  • March 10th is March Maker Madness at MS 67. Please RSVP.
  • Thanked the parent volunteers who donate their time to the school.


UFT Report – reported Ms. Kregsman

  • The second marking period ends tomorrow. All the teachers are excited to share their student’s progress with the parents.
  • Thanked the PTA for the Parent-Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon.


Meeting Adjourned


Respectfully submitted by Pearl Cheng, Recording Secretary


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