Sept. News From the PTA - Minutes Posted
Tue, Sep 19 4:45pm

Thanks to all the caregivers, families and staff who joined the first PTA meeting of the year.  A recording is now available for our community, and the minutes are now posted on


We're thrilled to welcome our recent elected Executive Board members and teacher representatives:


  • Wendy Cruz and Amy Vagelatos, Co-Adelphi Staff Representatives
  • Aubrey DeCarlo and Sascha Weiss, New Parents Representatives
  • Todd Jolly, Member-at-Large
  • Carroll Staff Representative, TBD


Important links, dates and information that were discussed (not exhaustive!):


  • New Family Picnic, for families from both sites, held in the ICT Big Yard on Sept. 30 from 12-3 pm.  More details coming soon.
  • Call for ICT Class Parents. Interested?  Email or look for the ICT Class Parent Liaisons Committee in Konstella
  • Yankees Game, Sept. 23, 1:05 pm.   We have almost sold out our guaranteed seat block, but are hopeful we can get more.  Here is the form to fill out for the waitlist.
  • The first Bike to School Day is Sept. 20.  This committee is looking for volunteers.
  • A school safety townhall will be coming soon from administration.  Policies are governed by the DOE. (Links of interest: DOE's Parent Guide to School Safety and Emergency Preparedness and some movement to update legislation. )
  • Curriculum conferences will start the week of Sept. 25. Timing is dependent on classroom and grade, and specialists and therapists will have a separate schedule. Sign-ups will come from your teachers and Yvette.
  • There is an early breakfast program. Students can enter the gates on Whitwell between 7:55 am and 8:05 am and go to the cafeteria for breakfast.  The gates will close between 8:05 and 8:10 before opening for the school day.  Students who arrive at 8:10 can still have a grab-and-go breakfast.
  • Please avoid sending nuts, peanuts or peanut butter to school for lunch or snack.  Because of food allergies, classroom celebrations will not feature food treats.


Sneak peek at October:

  • The first Parents as Partners (parents visit morning meeting/participate in an activity after drop off)  is Oct. 6, and will feature Reading.  These happen monthly on the first Friday, with a different subject focus each time.
  • Our first Movie Night is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27.  This committee is ALSO looking for new volunteers to help keep this great night going.  Reach out to if you can help.


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