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General Association Meeting 1/17/2019


Thursday 17th, 2019, 6:30 PM

Peterson Library

Call to Order and Welcome

Review and approval of September 6th, 2018 General Association Minutes


  • Principal’s Report Russ Ottey

  • Teacher’s Report Meg Jackson

  • ASB Report ASB Representative - Adil Iftikhar & Aubri Lee

  • President’s Report Lisa Schreiber

  • Treasurer’s Report Kristi Gradwohl

    • Present reports; Treasurer and Budget to Actuals. Ratify checks, release funds. Transfer $50 from Donuts for Adults to Ice Cream Social;

  • 2nd VP / Ways & Means Maya Meidan

  • 3rd VP / Membership Rachna Bhatt - mid-year membership drive

  • Mini-Grants Reena Nagpal

Old Business

  • Mini Maker Faire Rachna Bhatt -  has idea to combine STEAM booths with Tech Expo. Mr. Morgan is planning a Tech Expo with the Coding & Robotics clubs.

New Business

  • Nominating Committee Nominate Uma Mathi, Rachna Bhatt, Mary Ciccotto, TBD, TBD plus  two alternates.

  • Authorization for up to two voting delegates (TBD) to represent Peterson Middle School PTSA at Convention May 16-18, 2019 in Monterey, CA

  • Add budget item for gift to school for $8K. 

  • Add $100 to the Postage and paper budget item.

  • Add new program for adding STEAM expo booths to the Tech Expo and a budget item for $1K.

  • Release of funds (not to exceed) for the following: PTA Convention ($1000), Honorary Service Awards ($600), Donuts with Moms ($600), Staff Appreciation luncheon ($350), Student Leadership Activities ($1000), Scholastic Book Fair ($4,000), PTSA council events ($300)



2/18-22/19 Winter Break / President's Week

2/28/19 THURS @ 6:30 PM Parent Ed:  The movie, “Like” with discussion

3/18/19 MON @ 6:30 PM 6th District General Association Meeting

3/28/19 THURS @ 6:30-8 PM Parent Ed Night: High School Q&A

4/2/19 TUES @ 7 AM Donuts with Moms in the Quad

TBD - After Spring Break TECH EXPO for students to share STEM related projects


2/7/19 THURS @ 6:30 PM Executive Board Meeting in B-1

3/7/19 THURS @ 6:30 PM Executive Board Meeting in B-1

4/4/19 THURS @ 6:00 PM Executive Board Meeting in B-1, Open House & HSA awards

4/21/19 THURS @ 6:30 PM General Association Meeting in the Library - PTSA Board Elections


Special Guest Speaker:  Jack Riviere (Ed Tech TOSA)-  Presentation about STEAM Expo on May 18th, 2019