TGS Family Association

September 7, 2018

FA Meeting Minutes – Thursday, May 3, 2018

Filed under: FA Updates — Family Association @ 7:28 pm

In Attendance:  Janet Orth, Cathryn Ramus, Patti Wisnom, Emeka Onuoha, Rose Schneider, Marie Maloney, Darcy Nagel-O’Brien, Liz Healy, Lori Patton, Becky Knope, Julie Sherrill, Dinah Dabdoub, Lesie Williams, Anne Jie. 

  • Welcome and Introductions

FA President, Darcy Nagel-O’Brien, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

  • School Update Julie Sherrill, Head of School 

The enrollment for 2018-19 was expected to reach about 320. Some grades might have wait lists. The school retained a majority of current 8th graders for the Freshmen class. The school was interviewing and would confirm new science and math faculty, finance director, and director of school safety in the coming months. The school kitchen would be renovated over the summer and ready for SAGE, the caterer, to start the school lunch program. 

  • Board of Trustees Report Patti Wisnom, Trustee

Patti gave a brief talk, echoing the update shared by Dr. Sherrill.

  • Treasurer Report Valerie Deitch, Treasurer

FA was expected to meet its budget. Shop & Give raised over $2500. The fund for the 8th grade party ($250) was donated to the Staff Appreciation because one family covered the venue and costs.

Committee Reports & Other Matters:

  • The activities by Hawks Pride and Fine Arts committees in late March and April were successful. Upper School parents were busy planning for Graduation Night. Some junior students were already discussing with parents and talking about Grad Night’19. 
  • Middle School Rep (Paula Allen):  The joint party of 6th and 7th grades at Skate Country went well. The same was for the 8th grade party. Planning was on the way for a welcome-back party in early August for existing and new families.  
  • The proposal of “Parents Prom Night” to encourage more support and raise funds from parents was discussed but no decision was reached. 
  • Dates and planning for 2018-19 registration were briefly discussed. 
  • The March meeting minutes was approved. 

The meeting ended at 9:54 a.m.

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