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PS 373R PTA Meeting Minutes for October 2010

 P373 PTA Minutes                                                                           DATE:  10/14/10

PLACE:  PS 58, Marsh Avenue.

In attendance – Executive Board, Parents, Principal, 1 AP, Parent Coordinator * Ray Velez (Total 21)

  •  10:18  a.m. call to order
  • All executive board members introduced themselves.
  • Peggy Lindsey read the minutes and they were approved
  • Maritza Sabato read the treasury report and all approved
  • We discussed getting the $1000 grant from Debi Rose since so far we had not been successful
  • UFT chapter chairperson (Anailia) was checking with the UFT to see if other schools and PTA’s were experiencing the same difficulties in grants.
  • Resolution A –school lost thousand in funding through this program
  • We discussed the PTA getting a 501(c)3 number and a motion was passed that we try to go under the umbrella of the SI Federation, especially since it is a new and active EIN#
  • We expressed our concerns to Sue DiScala that our notices were not reaching our students at PS58 and she said she would make sure that all of our information would get to the students on a timely basis.
  • Peggy Lindsey explained restaurant night and how it was going to work.
  • Maritza Sabato told everyone about our Modell’s coupons where our school will get 5% back.
  • Dawn Port reminded everyone about the resource fair that was happening at the Hilton, the Gary Hecht breakfast and explained her role as the secretary of the President’s counsel.
  • She also went over site parents and what their responsibilities included.
  • Ray Velez spoke
  • Ilene Goldstein-Harnett discussed busing problems and systems that were being put in place to help the children.
  • We made the list of volunteers for the holiday fair
  • Next meeting will be November 12,  at 10:00 am at PS 861
  • Meeting adjourned 11:55 am

Meet Santa and His Reindeer at the S.I. Zoo – December 18, 2010

Borough President James P. Molinaro and The GRACE Foundation cordially invite you to meet

Santa and his Reindeer at the Staten Island Zoo!

Sponsored by Colonial Funeral Home and Raineri Jewelers.

  • DATE: Saturday, December 18th, 2010.
  • TIME: Santa and his Reindeer will be at the Zoo from 6:00pm-9:00pm COST: $25.00 per family.
  • PLACE: SI Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island

Live Reindeer! Photo with Santa! Treats for the children! For additional information please call the GRACE Foundation at 718-983-3800.

NOVEMBER 12, 2010 – PS373R PTA Meeting & YAI Parent Workshop

The PS373R November PTA Meeting is scheduled for this Friday, November 12th at 10 a.m. at our P861 Site located at 280 Regis Drive. Just take the Expressway to the South Ave. Exit (Exit 6) and you will see the brightly painted building, right next door to Jennifer’s Playground.

Agenda: * Prepare for Holiday Fair * Update on Fundraisers (Catalogs, Eating for Education) * Future Events and Meetings

YAI Parent Workshop: After the meeting, stay and hear a presentation from a YAI psychologist about their upcoming Project Grow Parent Series. 

Parent to Parent New York, Inc. November, 2010 Schedule

WORKSHOPMonthly Information Session Workshop

Special Education Issues

The Plan for Special Education

System Reform


Presented by

Anne Marie Caminiti

Program Director

Parent to Parent NY, Inc.

Specific changes to the delivery of Special Education Services have been implemented.  This workshop will address:

  • Phase One Reform
  • New IEP Forms and Notices


The workshop will be held on Monday, November 15th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Institute for Basic Research (IBR), 1050 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island.

To view model forms developed by NYSED including an audio PowerPoint presentation go to the following website:




Aspergers Support Groups

10:00 am -12:00 pm

Wed., November 3rd

Wed., November 17th

Mothers Support Group

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Wed., November 10th

Wed., November 24th

Fathers Support Group

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wed., November 10th

Page Plaza Diner

Sibling Support Group

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fri., November 5th

Fri., November 19th

RSVP is required for the Sibling Support Group.  Please call (718) 494-4872.

INFORMATION∙  Support Groups are held at the Institute for 

   Basic Research (IBR), located at 1050 Forest

   Hill Road unless otherwise noted.

∙  The Fathers Support Group will be held at

   the Page Plaza Diner located at 75 Page

   Avenue in Tottenville. 

∙  RSVP is required for the Sibling Support  

   Group.  Please call (718) 494-4872.

∙  During inclement weather please call the

   office to confirm if the scheduled   meeting will take place.