PTSO board meeting minutes: May 30, 2017

PTSO Meeting, NNHS

May 30, 2017


Sally Brickell, co-President

Rex Clark, co-President

Joel Bloom, grants

Vicki Ritterband, recording secretary

April Stein, treasurer

Vani Sayeed, programming

Henry Turner, principal

Financial: April

  • Grants and Projects: we've paid out more than $16,000 of the $17,000 allocated for grants this year.
  • Celebration: we've collected about $15,000
  • Educational Excellence campaign: we've collected $11,600 expenses less $1,265 for expenses, for a net of about $10,000 to be spent on Tiger Talks (bringing outside speakers to school)
  • PTSO gave $1,500 to juniors and $1,500 to seniors for prom transportation
  • PTSO gave additional $2,000 to principal discretionary fund (in addition to $5,000 allocated to the fund at beginning of year)

Programming/Volunteers: Sally

  • Library Commons event, 5/31
  • Working on PTSO programming for next year
  • Looking at doing a TEDx event next year
  • PTSO year-end gathering, June 14, 6:30 p.m. at Sally Brickell's home, 23 Lombard St.

School Council

  • Marcia Tabenken and Debbie Dashoff were elected members and Christian Johnson-Green is the alternate

Operation Bold Paint/NewtonServes

  • Went well. 80-plus volunteers painting 15 spaces


  • Have $12,000 in donations
  • Need 82 volunteers by next Monday

Nominations for open PTSO position

  • Need volunteers for next years, including co-president, recording secretary and grants person.