Full PTA Meeting Dates

Parent Association meetings are on Mondays  from 7p.m. to 8 p.m. 

MEETING DATES: 

Meeting 1: January 31st  2022 

Meeting 2: February 28th 2022

Meeting 3: March 28th 2022 

Meeting 4: April 25h 2022 

Meeting 5: May 23th 2022 

Meeting 6: June 13th 2022 

 

PAST MEETING MINUTES

Minutes of

Bronxdale High School’s PTA

General Membership Meeting #3

March 29th 2022

  1.         ATTENDEES:

There were 25  parent members in attendance. To see who attended please visit pta attendance log.Quorum established as indicated in Article 5 section 4 of Bronxdale’s PTA Bylaw  

 

  1.         CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

III.        REVIEW OF PAST MINUTES

Minutes were reviewed by the Secretary but were moved to postpone approval with 7 in favor 0 against and 15 abstentions; motion passed. 

 

III.        OFFICERS REPORTS

PRESIDENT REPORTS

The President reported an SLT update  that the Illumination app (also known as SKEDULA)  experienced a breach and the DOE will be pursuing them legally. Students affected directly in the breach of information will be notified personally/individually. 

 

 

  TREASURER REPORTS 

Beginning Balance

$493.82

Expenses: Valentines Day Sale Supplies

$100.00

Income: Valentines Day Proceeds

$218.00

Ending February Balance

$611.81




  1.       OLD BUSINESS

No old business was conducted during this meeting 

 

  1.     NEW BUSINESS

-parent workshop month was presented by the president 

APRIL through MAY are PARENT WORKSHOPS SERIES AT BRONXDALE 

College Readiness Support For Parents (METALOGIC/Title 1)

Weds, April 6, 2022|6pm-8pm

 

Restorative Workshops (DREAM!): What does Restorative even mean

Tues, April 12, 2022|6:30pm-8pm

 

Restorative Workshops (DREAM!): Restorative practices at schools

Tues, April 26, 2022|6:30pm-8pm

 

Children Grow Better When Parents Grow (METALOGIC/Title 1)

Weds, April 27, 2022|6pm-8pm

 

Restorative Workshops (DREAM!): Restorative practices at home effective tools to use with children

Thursday, MAY 10, 2022|6:30pm-8pm

 

LIFT: NEW YORK TEEN CONNECT

TENT: Weds, May18, 2022|6:30pm-8:30pm  y0

 

Strength & Power: Personal Development (METALOGIC/Title 1)

Weds, May 25, 2022, |6pm-8pm

 

LIFT: NEW YORK TEEN CONNECT

TENT: Weds, June 1, 2022|6:30pm-8:30pm

 

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT OR CONCERNS

There was a parent concern about report cards. Parents were informed that report card will be mailed home on the 28th of April. 



VII.   ADJOURNMENT

Closing remarks were given by the president and she motioned to adjourned seconded by Tanai, PTA secretary 

 

Prepared by Tanai Blanco, Recording Secretary

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Minutes of

Bronxdale High School’s PTA

General Membership Meeting #2

February 21st 2022

  1.                   ATTENDEES:

There were 11 parent members in attendance. The Principal, the parent coordinator and the Teacher representative were also in attendance. Quorum established as indicated in Article 5 section 4 of Bronxdale’s PTA Bylaw. 

 

  1.                 CALL TO ORDER:

Meeting was called to order by President Tawana at 7:04pm

  1. Introduction of Executive board members
  2. Introduction and welcome Lourdes JibodhBronx Highschool Federation of Parent Associations
  3. Welcome by Principal Grace White

III.              REVIEW OF PAST MINUTES:

  • Past minutes were not reviewed by the Recording Secretary
  1.             REVIEW OF BYLAWS :

Designee descriptions presented by president and passed .The PTA board approved of the designee descriptions with 8 in favor and 3 Abstention.

 

Fundraising Committee Statement presented but were not passed. The committee will still happen but language for the Bylaws need revision. Revisions will be presented at the next assembly meeting.

  1.               OFFICERS REPORTS:

Presidents Report: No report was given

Treasurer's Report: 

Beginning Balance

$493.82

Expenses: Valentines Day Sale Supplies

$100.00

Income: Valentines Day Proceeds

$218.00

Ending February Balance

$611.81

  1.             OLD BUSINESS None reviewed

VII.           NEW BUSINESS

Parents / caregivers were asked if they were  satisfied with the amount and way in which the school communicates. Feedback was positive 



VIII.         PUBLIC COMMENT OR CONCERNS

Sign in sheets should be created for every PTA meeting. Board ensured that they will.

  1.             ADJOURNMENT

Closing remarks were given by the president, she moved to adjourn. Second by Valerie Fofana, SLT representative.

Prepared By; Recording Secretary Jada Jackson

 

 

 

 

Minutes of

Bronxdale High School’s PTA

General Membership Meeting

January 31 at 7p.m.

  1. ATTENDEES:

There were 18 parents members in attendance. The Principal, the parent coordinator and the Teacher rep were also in attendance. Quorum established.

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER

There was no call to order given the president was not there and arrived late. The Principal did a Welcome to all parents and updates instead at 7:05 p.m.

The principal explained:

  1. Our attendance is on a rise and as a school, we are coming up with ways to encourage attendance. As the cases drop we are hopeful in better school attendance.
  2. Student have been very opinionated and have demonstrated lots of self-advocacy in things that they would like to see in the community. Students are currently working on a proposal to have driver’s Ed at Bronxdale.  
  3. As of Feb 3rd we will resume collecting phones and will do away with the Yonder initiative which means students will have their phones collected and taking away (locked up safely in a room only administration as the key to). At the end of the day phones will be re-distributed to students.  Yonder has proved to be defective and costly to replace

*Parent Isha Taylor, Title 1 representative advocated for student government so that students have more say in matters like this one.

 

 

  • REVIEW OF PAST MINUTES

It was the very first general assembly for this school year so no past minutes at this time.

 

 

  1. BYLAWS REVIEW

The board has approved the Bylaws with 3 changes:

  1. An amendment to specifically the dates when PTA is held

As stands currently in Bylaws, the PTA meetings happened after SLT meetings. President Tawana advocated that the meetings be changed to entirely separately meeting dates and times. Ms. Navette, PTA treasurer motion that we vote on the subject matter and this was second by Glenda Rodriguez, assembly member. Majority of the assembly voted that the PTA met on the same date as SLT, in other words, that the clause remain the same Failed to pass in the form of 4 votes in favor, 10 votes against and 4 abstentions.

Currently these dates are (as indicated on SLT)

Feb 28

March 28

April 25

May 23

June 13th the time however, will be established via a survey that asks when it is best for the majority of the PTA assembly to convene.

NOTE: Review the entire Bylaws.

 

  1. Integration of designee/additional positions for PTA Board

President Tawana proposed that there be designee positions created for the PTA board in case for whichever reason the board members cannot perform their duties their alternates can take over as to not stall business.

SLT representative Sharnise Wingate Johnson proposed that while the positions are necessary they should elected positions; instead of calling them designee, which is a short term Title, there should be a Vice President and two assistants (one to treasury and one to the secretary). Motion to vote was then made by Navette Hunter and was second by Novlet Hyman. Ms. Jojo explained that the first vote would be to have the positions in the first place and the second vote would be what they would be called (designees or VP with assistants).

Majority of the assembly voted that the board have these positions Motion passed in the form of 13 in favors, 1 against and 4 abstentions.

 

  1. Integration of fundraising languages in the bylaws

Being tha there are no specifics on fundraising, the PTA wanted to include language in the Bylaws which allowed the PTA to pursue funds in various different ways. Sharnise Wingate Johnson, SLT representative said that it would behoove the PTA to introduce a Fundraising committee as a standing committee instead and let them decide on operatives and logistics. President Tawana approved and motion to vote which was second

 

 

  1. OFFICERS REPORTS

PRESIDENT REPORTS

Introduction of our Teacher representative, UFT lead, Ms. Hirsch. Mr. Hirsch left the meeting early and did not do an intro

 

     TREASURER REPORTS

PTA Treasurer Navette Hunter introduced herself, gave updates reviewed the budget. All treasury papers are updated and successfully in her care. They were handed off by the former treasury,  and updated by the PTA bank branch (TD bank). She met with the pass Treasurer to get an update on everything. Current funds in the PTA account is 493 dollars. No motion was made for approval.

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS

President Tawana presented that 6 weeks ago the Board began collecting information from parents to see what parent workshop they wanted for the remainder of the year. The survey was sent twice and the following were the topics

Parent Workshops selected

  1. School Safety and Environment date: Feb 18th
  2. Bullying
  3. Mindfulness with Yoga
  4. Estate Planning
  5. College Planning (more than just applying for scholarships)

 

Ms. Tawana assured assembly that they board would be working on finding vendors/facilitators for those topics.

 

 

  • NEW BUSINESS

Title 1 Chairperson, Ms. Isha Taylor, introduced herself. She mentioned that she is currently working on establishing the PAC, Parent Advisory Council. She mentioned that Title 1 are state funds received through Every Student Succeeds.  Each year from these funds, a percentage is set aside for parent engagement. We (Bronxdale) have about 5,800 dollars for parent engagements. Ms. Jojo mentioned how in the passed the funds were used. Isha said to email Ms. Jojo is interested in serving on PAC.

 

 

  • PUBLIC COMMENT OR CONCERNS

Ms. Jojo, parent coordinator, mentioned that is they ever need anything that they website is an amazing tool that’s translatable into over 60 (now even more than that) languages and that literally the entire school is at every parent’s fingertip.

  1. ADJOURNMENT

Closing remarks were given by the president Tawana and she moved to adjourned. Second by Valerie Fofana, SLT representative.

 

 

Prepared by J. Harris
Parent Coordinator, in absence of Recording Secretary