T.H. Rogers PTO
Thursday, Oct 11, 2007
7:00 pm, T.H. Rogers – Room 115
I. Call to order – at 7:00pm Adriane Arnold/ Greg Lewis
II. Secretary’s Report Vidya Madabushi
Updated on Sep 13th 2007 minutes.
III. Principal’s Report Dr. White
Middle school orchestra has been invited to participate in Winter Festival at George Brown
International Festival – November 29th 6:30pm
Technology Committee updates
Ms. Holly Smith is the new technology staff. She has 31 years experience in
working with schools.
GOAL: Development of long range Plan subcommittees
Hardware and Software
Parent Involvement: Need parents to participate in the subcommittee.
Laying the foundation across all classes.
Teachers go through training and are LTF certified.
Road map activity for all 225 teachers.
Value added data analysis.
Work at child score progress.
Student growth and achievement.
Morzano strategy gains for students.
Teachers have undergone 12 hrs of CRISS training.
Using PDA for assessment.
Encourage parents to vote for bond.
If the bond passes T.H.Rogers will receive 8 million dollars
Zero tax increase bond.
IV. Treasurer’s Report Brandon Stone
V. New Business
Thanks to all the new parents who attended the PTO meeting
Carolyn Clark, Rich Heilmann, Dianne Zeiler, Tram An, Juliet Chang, Orit Pennington,
Grace Weng, Li Doyle, Tanya Mooradian, Brannon Lloyd, Maria Miranda, Rigi Sierra,
Francisca Garcia, Lee Nguyen.
Walk-n-Roll is on October 12th.
Original Works due on October 15th 2007.
VI. Fundraising Reports Bridget Brinson/ Teresa Lau
152 family donors with approximately $27000 in donation.
RAM NEWS and the website will have the list of donors.
Making corporate partners and not just asking for donation.
Schlumberger will be hosting a Math and Science family night.
VII. Volunteers Report Nellie Naidoo
1. Parents need to login their volunteer hours.
2. MI requested volunteer for field trips.
3. Mr. Muzyka needs 10 parents for lock-in days.
1. Budget & Finance Brandon Stone
Assistance to the School Orchestra Program.
6hrs - $45/hr = $270/week = $2160/semester.
4 hours for elementary students (third grade and up) and 2 hrs
for middle school students.
PTO aprooved to pick up the cost upto $2160.
2. Technology Joan Khosla
3. After school activities study committee Susan Goll
Will send out a survey to get parents feedback on needs for enrichment
programs by end of October.
4. Community Building Monica Ho
Miller Outdoor Theater – Oct 19th 2007.
5. Teacher Appreciation Lynn Reynolds
6. SDMC Peggy Sue Gay / Paul Clements
7. PAC Anne Amador/ Martha Jenkinson
Mr.Muzyka will look into revising the scheduling of Middle school P.E. in the period
H.I.S.D. hasn’t yet released the Math textbooks for Middle school.
After-school busses began October 8th. They are dropping the students off at their
homes rather than local schools. There are eight after-school busses this year, which
is a greater expense for the school than anticipated.
The principals will implement any policies regarding a minimum grade average
required for participation in extracurricular activities on a case-by-case basis.
A campus-wide needs assessment will be conducted to establish needs and priorities
in facilities and curriculum; the goal is to have the assessment complete by
Parents are strongly encouraged to come before 2:45 or after 3:10 if they wish to
park and pick-up their children; however, parents will not be denied access to their
children at any time. Issues leading to pick-up frustrations are exacerbated by the
construction on San Felipe, but are improving.
Mr. Muzyka is checking into having the city put up a flashing school zone sign on
Comments regarding some children’s unease approaching teachers outside of
school, some parents’ reluctance to directly confer with teachers, and penalty
policies for late assignments were noted.
Next year IPC will not be offered, due to the state’s mandate for four years of
specific science instruction.
Next PAC meeting on November 13th 2007.
Mr. Harvin Moore Board of Directors for HISD District 7 attended the meeting.
He gave us an overview of the bond.
Informed that Grady will be rebuilt in two stages.
Mr. Mohammed T.H.Rogers Alumni
He talked about his project for Eagle Scout.
He had already discussed with the MI teachers and the school on his proposal.
He requested the PTO for funding his project.
School has funds to help with his project.
X. Old business Greg Lewis
XI. Adjourn – at 8:45pm Adriane Arnold / Greg Lewis