Meeting called to order by Leslie Howes.
Kelly Kelly gave an update on the current budget. The budget will change periodically due to check returns The PTA has been funding a lot more grants. The teachers are responding to this well. The PTA will be purchasing 50 in screen TV’s for the Art’s Rooms to be able to see their videos for curriculum related learning. Box Tops money ~$260 will be coming in March. There will be another fundraiser push in Jan-Feb. There will be a discussion about a contest for box-tops in the spring.
Jen Joyner updated on Hospitality. There were pies at the staff meeting. The teachers are happy with their Friday food. A lunch for staff will be catered in Dec. There will be a cookie exchange in Dec. There will be a sign-up genius coming and will be asking for 2 dozen cookies so each staff member will take home a dozen. There is a Thanksgiving theme this week for the teacher coffee.
Cecelia Joyce updated on the Food Ark. Backpack buddies is transitioning to a Food Ark Jr recap. It will encompass a student run garden. We will partner with Inner Faith Food Shuttle. We are waiting for Wake County to approve a reallocation of room. There is a Giving Tree on Giving Tuesday. There will be an Angel Tree for donation information. There is still discussion about who will be in charge of the garden. Ms Lopez was in charge but took a new position outside of Ligon Middle School. Patrick Falkner, the new Ag Teacher will be asked to assist. He is in charge of the FFA.
Lexie Serrano gave an update on the Barnes & Noble Book Fair being held at Crabtree Valley Mall on Dec 10-16. Ligon night will be Monday night Dec 11th. There will be coin collecting all week Dec 4-8. The Student Council And NJHS will be volunteering to wrap presents in the evenings. There will be a “Dress as your favorite book character” day on Monday Dec 11th. The best dressed in each grade will have lunch with Ms Dula and Mr Fletcher to fly the drone. The teachers will create a wishlist of the books they would like to see in the library and each book will have a “teacher’s choice” label added to it. We will be receiving a B&N gift card instead of cash. The PTA will assist with getting books and assisting the librarian. On Monday Dec 11th there will be Arts demonstrations. Chorus from 6-6:30, Drama 6:45-7:15, and Band from 7-7:30pm.
Ms Dula gave a principal update. Thank you to the PTA for all teacher workshop support & conferences. Thursday LMS is doing tours. She would like to talk to any parent PTA meetings. The teacher of the year is Grace Derstine. 35 students made All-District Band. Dec 1 is another principal coffee. ELA will be talking about new curriculum coming next year. It is at 7:30am im the media center Mr Sharp will continue as the interim 6th grade AP through June. Interviewing is going on to replace the 8th grade Science teacher.
Announcements : The art teacher turned into 7 Reflections projects. MSEN is a class elective. The parent advisor updated: any students can go to Saturday academies. Apply through NC State. Classes held 10 Saturdays through the year and meet at POE Hall on the NC State campus.