PTA & SLT

 P.S. 150Q Sunnyside PTA Logo 

Parent Association (PTA)

ps150qpta@gmail.com
ps150qpta.com

Samir Mahmoud (Co-President)
Giuseppe Spoletini (Co-President)
Kasey Powers (Treasurer)
Sara Hunt Munoz (Secretary)

School Leadership Team (SLT)

ps150qslt@gmail.com

2021-2022 Parents on SLT:

  • Erin Lisowski
  • Barney Burgess
  • Anna Boksenbaum
  • Ursula Gutierrez
  • Yelitza Castanos
  • Nicole McDonnell

2021-2022 Teachers on SLT:

  • E. Anne Wine (UTF Chapter Leader, SLT co-chair)
  • Jeanine Bradley
  • Marnie Geltman
  • Amy Kline
  • Nicole Kroski
  • Kennen McManus

News Archives

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

In attendance:
Samir Mahmoud, co-president
Giuseppe Spoletini, co-president
Kasey Powers, treasurer
Sara Hunt Munoz, secretary
General PTA members (screenshot attached)

 

Agenda:

Welcome and Introductions
Approval of June meeting minutes
President’s Report

Treasurer’s Report
SLT Report
Principal’s Report

 

President’s Report

  • New executive board members introduced themselves
    • Discussed what the PTA does and the role of the parents
    • There are still open PTA executive board positions. Please email ps150qpta@gmail.com if interested. 
  • Current priorities discussed
    • Providing school supplies for classrooms
    • Strengthening relationships between the PTA and the teachers
    • Identifying community service opportunities for the students
    • Encouraging environmental sustainability in events (less waste)

Treasurer’s Report

  • Budget update
    • Current PTA budget is approximately $31,000
    • PTA General Meeting participants (one vote per person) will vote on budget next meeting after new Treasurer has all of the necessary paperwork
    • Encouraged parents to use smile.amazon.com to generate fundraising dollars for the school (choose Ps 150 Queens)
    • Looking into activities like Story Pirates and indoor recess activities for inclement weather days. 

 

SLT Report

  • School Leadership Team meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 a.m. on Zoom (connection details are shared on ClassDojo before each meeting)
  • If you have school issues you can contact ps150qslt@gmail.com to raise them or to be added to a meeting agenda
  • If you’d like to present at a meeting, please make arrangements in advance so they can accommodate you as part of the agenda
  • The SLT has already assembled once to meet one another and set expectations for the year

 

Principal’s Report

  • Priority is mitigating the spread of COVID-19
  • Hoping to host Fun Fridays to connect with social/emotional themes
  • Reminded members that the SLT reviews the Comprehensive Education Plan, looks at data, sets goals, and ensures that the school is aligned with the budget
  • The school wifi has been upgraded but students using Windows 7 now need to upgrade to Windows 10 on the devices they bring to class
  • Construction projects
    • The hydroponics lab in Room 209 is coming along 
    • There is work being done on the auditorium
    • There will be some construction happening in the upper yard that will require scaffolding
  • Focusing on Respect, Reflect, and Revise across the school
  • Focusing on social/emotional wellbeing
    • Positive reinforcement
    • Reflection sheets
    • Adding a calming room, sensory walks, and other sensory equipment
  • School yard is opening earlier to accommodate sibling dropoff
  • Every moment counts so trying to get student to their classrooms as soon as possible
  • Assessments are currently taking place and lessons will be adjusted accordingly
  • Monthly themes
    • October is anti-bullying month
      • Wear orange on October 1st 
      • Poster contest
      • Service project: making candy bags for kids (MOSAIC food pantry)
    • Focus on Diversity and Inclusion
    • Book of the Month will deal with social/emotional issues
    • Stanford Harmony lessons
    • Parent workshops lead by guidance office
    • Monthly assemblies
    • Visit Q150.org website for calendar of activities and additional information
  • ClassDojo is the school’s primary method of communication
  • After school programs are coming back but each organization needs to submit paperwork and be approved by the DOE to return to the building

 

Questions and Suggestions

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom (connection details will be shared on ClassDojo)