PRESENT: C Hyer, S Fisher, A Gilroy, G Moran, O Estevez, K McEvoy, O Dallemand, W Bruno, J Hernandez, C Ugbala, K Khan, K Klemme, S Bruno, S Diaz, D McKeon, V Sookdeo, C Eckler, T Mark, R Gutierrez, M T McPherson, C Strong, E Strong, R Simmons, M Scott, T Wilder, K Albrecht, R Freed, N Morris, J Macias, K Hill, C Jones, N Grogan, D Rosiello, G Kaynak, L Santoro, S Challenor, R Bercy, V Simsek, D Simsek, N Antoine, L Ardiles, K Kucherovic, C Allen
Plaza Staff: K DiMarco, M Gray, M O’Sullivan, T Wilder
CALL TO ORDER: Susan Fisher at 7:12PM
Pledge of Allegiance, Emergency Exits and procedure, no smoking, parking rules (*do not park on the east side of Rockville Dr. when dropping off in the morning or picking up in the afternoon. No one is allowed to pull into the teacher parking lots. Please drive safely and slowly around the school obeying traffic rules. We are all concerned for the safety of our children.*) We would appreciate if all cell phones are switched to vibrate for the course of this meeting.
Miss Jayne – crossing guard at Seaman and Chestunt:
Main concern is safety of students and parents crossing the streets. Fought for three + years to get white lines (cross walk) painted. Being in those safety lines means that if ever there was an accident, car would be responsible. Please don’t let kids out of car on driver’s side – safety issue. Please don’t park in either of the lots during arrival or dismissal (for JCC as well). Have patience with children dropping off/picking up and students walking. Security guards’ main concern is
safety of the children. No parking/no stopping zone – please don’t stop or park!
I would like to take a moment to welcome everyone back Plaza and introduce myself. My name is Susan Fisher and I have the honor of serving as one of you PTA Co-Presidents this year.
We just had a successful New Parent Tea, and it was a pleasure to meet all of the new parents in attendance. Thank you to Amy Gilroy, chairperson of New Parent Mentoring Committee, and Tricia Wilder for hosting meet and greets at Plaza playground this summer.
The PTA is made up of parents and teachers and is an important part of the Plaza culture. We work together with the teachers throughout the school year, bringing you and your student wonderful events such as cultural arts assemblies, book fairs, fun events like fall festival and field day, and picture day just to name a few.
PTA is an advocacy group, and we advocate for every child. We work together as part of Nassau Region PTA and NYS PTA to advocate on behalf of the needs of all of our students. This can only be done with your support. Your membership in our PTA is vital for all of the important work that is done on behalf of our students.
Joining and attending PTA meetings is also important so you are able to stay connected with what is happening at Plaza. You will meet teachers, and other parents, and make great friends. There are committees and opportunities to volunteer that work with anyone’s busy schedules, and any help that you can give is always appreciated.
Please feel free to talk to myself, or any of the officers or committee chairs if you have any questions about getting involved. My co-President, Chanel, and I are around and happy to answer any questions, as well as any of the Executive Committee Officers.
Encouraged parents to stay informed and connected via website: plazapta.org (has current calendar of upcoming events and meetings for this year) and Plaza Parents Facebook group
I am sure that we are all going to have a wonderful year, and look forward to getting to know you all and working with you.
Minutes of the May 24, 2018 meeting were approved.