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School Governance Council & Parent Teacher Organization Meeting

JANUARY 18, 2024




Meetings are led by parents. Parents come together once per month to support teachers and students.

-  Translation will be provided for those needed


To enhance parent knowledge of students’ day-to-day, curriculum, what’s happening in child’ classroom, processes, etc…

   To plan:

  •   Fundraisers

  •    Book Fair

  •    Braided Bread and Cake Roll Sale

  •   Field Trips

  •   Family engagement opportunities

·         Parents come to classrooms to help provide support

  •   After School Activities

  •   5th Grade Social

  •    Home Depot Build Program

  •    100 Day Celebration

  •    Black History Month [February]

This year’s focus is on art

PTO is looking to fill following roles:

  • President

  •  Vice President

  •  Secretary


-          Ms. Goodwin is asking Dr. Youngberg to maintain what we have (e.g., staffing and instructional supplies)

  • Will have a vote in May on budget

  • Have $25k in instructional supplies

  • Most of these supplies support additional items for teachers (e.g., recess materials, teacher chairs, desks, etc…)



  Next we will be selling Smencils

  •   Main Office staff will manage this fundraiser since PTO does not have an established group at this time.

  •   Pencils will be sold for $1/ea and all money will be routed back to PTO to use.

  • This fundraiser will take place around February 14th.


  • $355+ needed for Kindergarten trip to Niantic Children’s Museum in March

  • Monetary and chaperone support needed

  •   2nd Grade going to Wadsworth Atheneum in February

  •   3rd Grade will participate in:

  • Field studies at Hammonasset Beach State Park (Madison, CT) to look for species

  •   Field trip to Mystic Aquarium

  •   Mystic Aquarium in-school visit

  • 4th Grade going to Wadsworth Atheneum

  • 5th grade is participating with EastCONN in Faces of Culture



  • Teachers (Guilermo, Jara, Colin, & Jose) will bring students on Wednesday, January 24th to BOE meeting

  •    Each school in the district will present highlights.

  •    Meeting will take place at Windham High School but will be held virtually as well. Please attend if you can. 



-  Parent inquired about after-school program and if it will continue to be funded by the state as it is a very helpful resource.

Ms. Goodwin will look into this and report back.

-   Parent suggested the PTO meet in person at least once per semester to build a feeling of togetherness.


FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS – February Meeting [date TBD]

  •     Fill vacant PTO roles

  •     Afterschool State Funding Update – K. Goodwin

  •    Review Current PTO Budget

  •    Brainstorm Session

  •   Fundraising Ideas

  •   Family Engagement Events

     How can PTO support teachers/students this month?