Federal Furnace PTA October 2010 Meeting Notes
Date of Meeting: Wednesday, 10/13/2010
Location of Meeting: Federal Furnace IMC
Attendance: Lisa Capozzi, Lisa Hohulin, Regina Sherman, Karen Rich, Kimberly Allen, Lainie
Holmes, Tisa Cohane, Heather Wickham, Jane Kelly, Bill Drollet, Sarah Walton, Michelle
Tassinari, Janine Dyer, Heidi King, Shari Bates, Laura Flynn, Jennifer Zupperoli, Trina
Camarao, Chris Morgan, Lisa Murray, Janis McLaughlin, Kerri Ann Jacobson, Erin Dearing,
Aimme Adams, Collen Tavekelian, Terah Harootunian
September Meeting Notes will be Approved at the November meeting. September meeting
notes need to be posted on the PTA website for review before they are approved.
Sally Foster (Erin Dearing): was a great Fall fundraiser. To date approximately $3,000.00 has
been raised. Sarah Bruffee and Kerry Tobin did a great job chairing this fundraiser.
Halloween Spooktacular (Lisa Hohulin) : to date: 105 tickets sold to the first haunting and 40
for the second haunting. 13 families have volunteered to decorate doorways, letters outlining
the decorating guidelines went home in backpacks on 10/13. Refreshments in the cafeteria will
include Meatball subs (which was the majority vote from the meeting), chips, water, juice boxes
and popcorn. 6 Candy Stations will be set up throughout the hallways. All Candy Stations will
offer both a candy treat and a non-candy treat. 2 or 3 of the stations will have peanut/tree nut
free candy available. We have plenty of non-candy treats for the event, we could use more
Cultural Arts (Terah Harootunian): The first show is at the end of this month. It is for 4th and
5th grade. Museum of Science is returning to present Motion: Force and Work. It is a show
about simple machines, how they work and how they are designed. About half of the shows
scheduled for this year have been booked. Lisa Capozzi has finished the grant for this year’s
show Roots Music Collective. Budget and lineup chart is attached for review. In progress is the
second grade show. Brian Lees is too expensive so we are looking for an alternative. Two
suggestions I had (from West Elementary) were a k-9 show from the Sheriff’s Dept or the local
author Bill Young who has written several children’s books including Ringle and Dingle. Thanks
to Lisa Capozzi for her work on the grant and for all the volunteers who have stepped forward to
host shows. Terah’s new email address is email@example.com. Please check the PTA
website for updates and changes.
School Store and Reading Night (Lisa Capozzi): The first School Store made over $400.00,
which is great. Volunteers are in place for School Store through December. Thanks to all who
have volunteered. The next School Store will take place the week of November 1st.
Reading Night will take place on November 19th from 6:30 to 7:30pm.
This year we will build off the Book Fair theme of Heroes as well as introducing children to other
forms of reading such as comic books. There is no charge to attend this event this year. We
will be holding a clothing drive that night with the intent of using the money we make from the
clothing drive to fund Family Reading night as well as other Literacy programs this year. Family
Reading Night will begin with everyone in the Cafeteria to do a craft, then everyone will rotate
through 4 stations. The stations include: Real-life Heroes, Comic book Heroes, Animal or
ficticious Heroes and Historical Heroes. Finally, the evening will wrap-up with a snack and drink
back in the Cafeteria. The snack will most likely be Oreo cookies and water. Also, Door prizes
will be given out at the end of the night.
Box Tops (Jen Zupperoli): Flyer will be going home soon to announce the first classroom
collection contest which will end on Nov 15th. Please send in your Box Tops. A prize will not be
announced until the winning classroom is determined.
Colony Place Coupon Book (Kerri Ann Jacobson): Flyer announcing the fundraiser will go
out the first week of November. The Coupon books cost $5.00 and 100% of sales prices goes
to our school. For the $5.00 you receive a Colony Place coupon book to be used Dec 4th and
5th as well as a $5.00 coupon to Sushi Joy and a $5.00 coupon to Alden Park. 200 books have
been requested, though we can get more if needed. If we were to sell all 200, that would be
$1,000.00 to the PTA. Colony Place coupon books will be on sale at Family Reading Night and
Spirit Wear (Regina Sherman): We are awaiting the results of the logo contest before we
have any spirit wear made. The kids will vote on Nov 2nd for their favorite Logo. Once Spirit
Wear is designed, an order sheet will go home in backpacks. Spirit Wear will also be available
for purchase at Holiday Breakfast.
Holiday Breakfast (Regina Sherman for Jen Mitchell): Holiday Breakfast will take plave on
December 4th. Two seatings will be offered. We are in the process of revamping the event.
The cost will be reduced from $5.00 per person to $4.00 (family max of $15.00). The gift from
Santa will be changed from a plastic mug to a candy cane and there will not be balloons at the
event this year. Santa will be available for photos which will cost $3.00 however, if you bring in
a gently used winter coat, the photo will be free. Also, available that day will be School Store,
Spirit Wear, Colony Place coupon books and a Santa’s workshop where the kids can do a craft.
Volunteers are still needed for this event.
Book Fair (Shari Bates): Book Fair will take place Nov. 16th through the 19th. It will be open on
Friday night for Family Reading Night. A flyer will be going out soon to announce the event.
Also on the flyer it will be mentioned that you can buy a teacher gift certificate for Book Fair.
This will replace buying a teacher a book for their classroom. Also, a donation jar will be out for
people to drop in their loose change. This money will be used to purchase books for children in
the school who cannot afford to buy a book. Ideally, we would like every child in the school to
get a new book during Book Fair week. Volunteers are needed. Time slots are from 9:30-12:00
and 12:30 – 3:00. The Book Fair will be set up in the IMC. Last year, the Book Fair raised
Mrs. Camarao & Mrs. Morgan: On October 26th there will be an Anti-bullying presentation for
parents at the school from 6:00-8:00pm. The presentation will include what Plymouth schools
are doing now, what the new law means and include an open discussion on bullying. Childcare
will be provided for free. The announcement will go out soon and you will need to call the
school to RSVP. Also being introduced in the school is the Peaceful Bus Community program.
Lastly, FFTV will be up and running soon, the first show should air in December.
Open Discussion: Lainie Holmes – possible Spring fundraiser – Calendar fundraiser,
everyone sells raffle tickets and each day (over the course of one month) a ticket is pulled and
prize given out. The raffle ticket is put back in the jar so there are multiple opportunities to win.
If everyone in the school would sell just one raffle ticket, a substantial amount would be raised.
Erin Dearing – Entered a Yellow School Bus contest and won $200.00 for
the PTA. Way to go Erin!
Kerri-Ann Jacobson – possible night at the Providence Bruins. This
would take place on December 17th when the FFES choir will be singing at the game. More
details to come…