October Meeting Minutes

October 9, 2015

Messmore Elementary

Present: Ray Kleinberg, Debra Schoonfield, Kozeta Elzhenni, Raja Charabuddi, and Mr. Zott

Guests: Amy O’Brien, Beth McKenna, Natalie, Stephanie, Jennifer

I. Call to Order; 7:03PM

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Secretary’s Report:

A. September’s Minutes were reviewed without corrections

  1. B. A motion was made by Chase Wade and seconded by Ray Kleinberg to accept the minutes. The motion received unanimous consent
  • IV. Treasurer’s Report: (financial amounts subject to correction)
    1. A. Account Balance: $25,123
    2. B. Initial Deposit from Entertainment Books – $3930
    3. C. Conference funds raised: $1206 cash, $322 in PayPal
    4. D. Melina Larocca completed the IRS requirements to change the MMA’s 501(c)(3) status to a private foundation.
    5. E. A parent who is a CPA will help with this year’s forms and reports.
  • V. Principal’s Report: no report
  • VI. Committee Chair’s Report:
    1. A. Entertainment books are complete.
    2. B. Many people signed up for committees at the open house, however there are still many committees that need chairpersons and/or co-chairpersons.
    3. C. The parking lot committee has been working hard to improve the traffic flow and safety in the morning and afternoons. There are still opportunities to volunteer.
    4. D. The Fun Run’s theme is The Halloween Hustle. The Fun Run is one of the largest fundraisers of the year. See www.messmoremontessori.org/funrun for more information. An allocation request was made by Amy O’brien in the amount of $278 to rent an inflatable obstacle course. A motion was made by Chase Wade and seconded by Kozeta Elzhenni to grant the allocation. The motion received unanimous consent
  • VII. New Business:
    1. A. Ray Kleinberg recommended doing a newsletter from the MMA approximately two weeks after each meeting. The idea was supported.
    2. B. There are parking lot signs already made that need to be installed
    3. C. A disbursement of $2500 for the principal’s account was discussed. A motion was made by Ray Kleinberg and seconded by Kozeta Elzhenni to grant the allocation. The motion received unanimous consent
    4. D. Allocations of $150 for each teacher was discussed. A motion was made by Ray Kleinberg and seconded by Kozeta Elzhenni to grant the allocation. The motion received unanimous consent
    5. E. Scholastic News was discussed and tabled.
    6. F. Mr. Zott discussed the extracurricular activities and teams and programs such as the Lego Team, Math-letes, etc.
  • VIII. Comments from Guests:
    1. A. New families to the school were concerned about the pace of fundraising. It was discussed to better communicate what to expect in terms of fundraising to new families.
    2. B. Multiple comments were offered on the value of a Messmore education.
  • IX. Adjournment: 8:19PM
  • Respectfully submitted by: Chase Wade, Secretary

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