Friday, April 20, 2007

Many Thanks!

A big thanks to all who came out to the PTA meeting last night. Assemblyman Kareem Jeffries gave us an update on his meeting and conversations with various entities at the Chancellor's office. He and his colleagues - Assemblyman Camara, State Senator Adams, and City Councilwoman James - have all pledged support to fight this to the end... stay tuned.

Also last night, Ms. Arthur presented numerous award certificates, one to Assemblyman Jeffries for his involvement in our cause, awards also went to the men who participated in the Father and Children's Sports and Art day. Participants of the CPR Training also received certificates. Good job everyone!

Some housekeeping items that were brought up last: a vote was again put out regarding the elections for the various offices (PTA, PAC, SLT) and the overwhelming vote was for 'nominations from the floor' which means that nominations will be offered on election night. Logistically this has been a preferred choice for parents who do not want to serve on committees stretching for over a month. The other decision made was the date for the election: Thursday, May 24 at 6 pm was chosen by all the parents. There will be more correspondence sent home in the days ahead.

Reminder of upcoming events:
Saturday, April 21 Health and Fitness Day, 10 am at PS 161
Saturday, April 28 Family Movie Festival, 12 pm screening of Jump In! Also, there will be a concurrent Fundamentals of Cartooning and Animation Workshop by Chan Harley. (Stay tuned for more information on the movie and workshop)

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