PTO Regular Meeting Minutes September 14, 2012

Location:  Room 204, Cabot School
Time:  8:40 a.m.
Present:  Jen Abbott, President; Lisa Adams, Secretary Erin Edwards, VP; Andrea Steenstrup, VP Members at large

On motion by Andrea Steenstrup, the minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

Item I: Communications update.
Website has been updated. News and events for Cabot are now on website. You may email: to post information on website. The Jabber will issue electronically through website. Cabot events emails will continue on Sundays. May send email blasts through Constant Contact and immediate updates through room parents.

Item 2: Room Parents.
Volunteers are needed.

Item 3: Understanding Our Differences.
Need grade-level coordinators for third and fourth grade.

Item 4: Playground Committee.
Need volunteers to help select new structure for younger children. Email Playground Chair, Mike McSally, if interested:

Item 5: Open PTO Committee Positions.
Please contact PTO Co-President, Jen Abbott, if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity for the PTO. There are still several committee positions open:
Cabot Connecting Families
Cabot Fair
Cabot Fair Raffle
Core Values
Family Dance
Public Relations
Shopping Fundraisers
Spring Fling
Silent Auction

Item 6:  Upcoming Events.
There are several upcoming events.
Library coffee, 9/20/12, 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Picture day, 9/27/12
Community supper, 9/27/12
Flu Clinic, 10/2/12. (Download forms from City’s website.)
International Walk-to-School Day, 10/3/12. Look for Newton-wide events all week.
“Opera to Go”, 10/11/12. Whole-school creative arts and sciences program.

Item 7:  Fundraising.
Pay annual dues now, $28. Gift wrap sale begins 9/18/12, half of proceeds go to Cabot. May order free directory through PTO; extra directories cost $10.

Item 8: Elections.
Elections for new officers was carried over from June 2012. The slate for new officers is as follows:
President – Jen Abbott
1st Vice President – Erin Edwards
2nd Vice President – Andrea Steenstrup
Secretary – Lisa Adams
On motion to approve slate, new officers were voted into office.

Item 9: Budget.
Raised money for playground project through Cabot soccer camp. We have a balanced budget. On motion by Lindsay Pike, budget was approved.

Item 10: Nurse.
Nurse Kerrigan has a direct phone line: 617-559-9404. Turn in flu clinic forms. Parent volunteer needed to help nurse in her office a few hours each week.

On motion to adjourn, meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.

Minutes submitted by Lisa Adams.