TGS Family Association

June 19, 2019

FA Meeting Minutes – Thursday, December 6, 2018

Filed under: FA Updates — Family Association @ 4:20 pm

The Gregory School

Family Association


Thursday, December 6, 2018

El Mirador Boardroom


Attendees:  Paula Allen, Darcy Nagle-O’Brien, Anne Jie, Rose Schneider, Gabriela Huber, Alicia Sooter, Jennifer Marshall, Norm Bunch, Cathryn Ramus, Patti Wisnom, Yaara Ellis, Lisa Wiedebush, Emeka Onuoha, Valerie Deitch, Elizabeth Goodwin, Mary Babbitt, Marie Moloney, Sarajane Tier, Julie Sherrill, Lori Patton.


FA President, Darcy Nagle-O’Brien, called the meeting at 8:55 a.m.


Tax Credit Scholarships & Annual Fund Sarajane Trier


Ms. Trier introduced the attendees to various School Tuition Organizations (STO) which would accept tax credit donation. TGS is a partner school of the Arizona Independent Schools Scholarship Foundation (AISSF). Parents may solicit donations through the Arizona Tuition Connection (ATC) or the Institute for Better Education (IBE). ATC will host parent workshops, including two at TGS on March 4th at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively. Separately, the school has an Annual Fund and encourages participation from faculty and community. The level of participation in the Annual Fund would affect the school’s grant applications.


School Update Dr. Julie Sherrill, Head of School


Dr. Sherrill echoed Sarajane Trier’s call for the use of tax credit scholarship and 100% participation in the Annual Fund. Dr. Sherrill also said that the decision for new students would be sent out on December 7th and so far 49 applications were under consideration. Re-enrollment for the 2018-19 school year would start on December 10th and be due on February 28th, after which the enrolment would be open to the general public. In January and February of 2019, the school would start to look for opportunities to attract “the best and the brightest talent” to join the faculty. Dr. Sherrill encouraged parents for referral and help in improving enrollment. She also invited parents to attend the reception to be hosted graciously by the Hazan’s family.


Board of Trustee Report Patti Wisnom, President


Patti thanked the FA and parents for their continued support to TGS.


Other FA Matters


Paula Allen asked the FA to inform parents on upcoming events. Attendees discussed the best way to communicate. Emeka Onuoha, FA Treasurer, gave a brief update on budget and expenditures. Lisa Wiedebush confirmed that the Winter Formal would be held at the Lodge of The Desert on January 26th.


Rose Schneider moved to approve the October FA Minutes and Valerie Deitch seconded. The minutes were approved.


The meeting was adjourned on 9:58 a.m.


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