The meeting was called to order by President Lise Bernard at 8:35 am.
Approval of Minutes (Carrie Flowers)
The minutes from the November 6 meeting were read. Linda made the motion to approve the minutes, Patti seconded, and the motion was passed.
President's Report (Lise Bernard)
- Thank you to Teresa Wieand for coordinating the Sammy's fundraiser! We made $57.
- Bylaws: Each recommended amendment to the bylaws was read and the revised bylaws went to a vote. Carrie made the motion to approve the bylaws, Marion seconded, and the motion was passed. The revised bylaws are effective immediately. A Spanish version will be available. Suggestions for additional changes to the bylaws include: adding recall information, adding "Point Loma" to the High Tech High Village name, and that disputes will be handled through a third party mediator. Bylaws should be reviewed periodically, so these suggestions will be considered next time. Thank you to Lise for working so hard on a not-so-fun but necessary project.
- Socials: With no Zip Code Socials this year, we are looking into doing Team Socials, or Grade Level Socials. This will become the responsibility of the room parents. Some ideas include: potlucks the park at Liberty Station, the beach, or at a restaurant. We also discussed doing a whole school social. Skate Night and Movie Night were suggestions. These will be PA activities. Lise will call Skate World for a possible February or March date.
- Direct Donations: The Phone-a-Thon for the Village will be Wednesday, December 10. We need at least six volunteers from HTM. Carrie will send an email to room parents asking them if they are available.
Treasurer's Report (Marion Brooks)
No changes this month. We have about $8000 to spend on nonrestricted funds (gifts and grants). The Solar Panel Project funding is unclear. Christine and/or Janie will need to clarify. Is it something we still really want? Lise will talk to Janie regarding this project.
Escrip (Andrea Partida)
So far, 108 have signed up. The grocery challenge is going, but slowly. We will keep the advisory team party as the goal until the end of December. We are disappointed that most of the teachers at HTM have not participated.
Another gift card drive will go out next week, this one will be specifically for HTM.
Communications (Linda Karin)
As a reminder, Friday at 5:00 is the deadline for News You Can Use.
Hospitality (Michelle Dutra)
On Thursday, December 18th, there will be a holiday luncheon for the teachers. Parents will be asked to bring in soups, salads, bread, drinks and desserts. Carrie will send an email to room parents, with specific items for each grade level to bring in. Items will be placed in Conference Room before lunch. We would like to say thank you to the teachers who have signed up for Escrip.
New Business (Patti Bruffey)
Patti is a member of the Explorer Parent Council. They have expressed an interest in a mentorship program with HTM for their incoming students. If we do something like this, we would need to do it for all new incoming students, not just Explorer kids. Lise will discuss this with Janie.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 am.