Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Town Hall With DOE Chancellor Richard Carranza - Tuesday, March 10


General Meeting Minutes - February 6, 2020

PS 130M - PARENTS ASSOCIATION
一三零小學家長會
143 Baxter Street Room 101, New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-226-8072
Email: ps130mpa@yahoo.com       Website: ps130pa.blogspot.com

Parents Association General Meeting Minutes           February 6, 2020

Parents Association Board Members:           
Co-Presidents: Nathaniel Conan & Leslie Ng
Co-Vice Presidents: Janney Chen, Kaitlin Fuchs, Yanna Xu                                                                    Co-Treasurers: Kathy Leung & Damian Driver                                                             
Co-Secretaries: Jaimie Blas & Stephanie Lee-Wong
Parents Association Events Coordinator:   Lisa Wong
Parent Coordinator: Diane Chong
Parents Association Email:                                       ps130pa@gmail.com
Parents Association Website:                                   http://ps130pa.blogspot.com

Attendance: 33 parent members

Meeting Commenced: 8:46 am

     Reading and Approval of Minutes by Jaimie
     VOTE: Approved=20; Opposed=0; Abstain=0
     Treasurer’s Report by Damian
     No expenses
     DVD sale from Chinese New Year performance
     Funds from donations and bake sale
     Toner cost increased, represented in “School Office Supplies”.
     VOTE: Approved=18; Opposed=0; Abstain=0
     Principal’s Report
     Color sections on the Mood Meter indicates our current mood
     Coronavirus - letter from NYC City office will be distributed next week
     Anyone returning from China after 2/8 should stay home for 14 days and monitor health
     Network  For Good has currently raised over $2,000.
     March 15th - Mr Fong will be running in the United Airlines Half Marathon. He has currently helped fundraise over $1,000 for the Arts Program by running.  (GoFundMe: Running For the Arts at PS 130 Manhattan)
     Census 2020 is very important for the district; UFT Census video was shown.
     PS 130 Lion Dance Club was highlighted on Channel 7 on Feb 5th - https://abc7ny.com/5905486/
     PS 130 Chorus group will sing the national anthem at the Museum of Natural History during the Mayor’s State of the City Address; link to live feed through PS 130M’s Facebook/Twitter will be available.
     CE Evolution article titled Scientists Show How Gratitude Literally Alters The Human Heart & Molecular Structure Of The Brain” - https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/02/14/scientists-show-how-gratitude-literally-alters-the-human-heart-molecular-structure-of-the-brain/
     March 25th will be the ELA State tests; be mindful of students' stress levels.
     Parent Question: Is there summer school? RESPONSE: Its location will return to PS 124. Types of DOE summer school: Mandatory, ESL for 6 weeks, and Enrichment.
     PA President’s Report given by Damian:
     ComicsPlus, a website for graphic novels, will be available for free for students. Log in information will be distributed next week. It is paid for by PA funds - https://library.comicsplusapp.com/
     Nominating Committee will be formed next month (March).
     Upcoming events: bake sale; mid-winter recess; March 5th General Meeting; May 29th is our Annual Benefit Banquet
     Guest Speaker: N/A
     Principal’s Announcement: School surveys are coming up after mid-winter recess. Please complete and submit.

Meeting Adjourned: 9:27 am



Monday, February 24, 2020

General Meeting Minutes - November 2019, December 2109 & January 2020


PS 130M - PARENTS ASSOCIATION
一三零小學家長會
143 Baxter Street Room 101, New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-226-8072
Email: ps130mpa@yahoo.com       Website: ps130pa.blogspot.com



Parents Association General Meeting Minutes           November  7, 2019

Parents Association Board Members:           
Co-Presidents: Nathaniel Conan & Leslie Ng
Co-Vice Presidents: Janney Chen, Kaitlin Fuchs, Yanna Xu                                                                                                     
Co-Treasurers: Kathy Leung & Damian Driver                                                             
Co-Secretaries: Jaimie Blas & Stephanie Lee-Wong

Parents Association Events Coordinator:   Lisa Wong
Parent Coordinator: Diane Chong
Parents Association Email:                                       ps130mpa@yahoo.com
Parents Association Website:                                   http://ps130pa.blogspot.com

Parents’ Association Annoucement:
  • Proposed PA by-laws amendments, to be voted on at December general meeting
  • Tresurer presents budget
  • Proposed Fundraisers for 2019-2020 schoo year.

Parent Association Motions Approved:
  • Five(5) air conditioner’s at one time cost of  $10,850.00 as direct expense from PA fund
  • Budget for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Fundraisers for 2019-2020 school year

Upcoming Parent Association Events:
  • Book Fair November 12- November 18 ( new and used books)
  • Parent Teacher Conferences- November 14th (dismissal 11:30am)
  • Annual Benefit Banquet ( May 29th)

Fundraising sources:
  • Used books, empty toners ink cartridges- Drop off in PA room
  • Box tops - collection box and digital app
  • Chose “PS 130m Parents Association on Amazon Smile (0.5% of purchase total donated)

Volunteers are need for the following events
  • Book Fair 

Guest Speakers:
  • Impact Coaching Network (Chess)
  • New York University College of Dentistry 

Principal’s Remarks:
  • Mr. Fong introduced the leaders of Impact Coaching Network, Russ and Jenny.  10 Chess lessons will be offered to each student in Grades K-3 during the school day in the spring.  The afterschool chess program will be offered to paying families.
  • Mr. Fong acknowledged NYU College of Dentistry for their incredible work bringing dental care to students who would otherwise not have access to it.  Michelle Goldstein mentioned that NYU Dental currently is at PS 130 on Thursdays in Room 402.   NYU dental handed out permission slips in the beginning of the school year for dental services to be provided to PS 130 students.
  • Mr. Fong thanks the parents association board for yet another successful Halloween Dance.
  • The PA explained the “administrative cost” in detail on the expense report
  • The PA addresses a parent concerned about used books being discarded.



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PS 130M - PARENTS ASSOCIATION

一三零小學家長會
143 Baxter Street Room 101, New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-226-8072
Email: ps130mpa@yahoo.com       Website: ps130pa.blogspot.com



Parents Association General Meeting Minutes            December 5, 2019

Parents Association Board Members:           
Co-Presidents: Nathaniel Conan & Leslie Ng
Co-Vice Presidents: Janney Chen, Kaitlin Fuchs, Yanna Xu                                                                                                    
Co-Treasurers: Kathy Leung & Damian Driver                                                             
Co-Secretaries: Jaimie Blas & Stephanie Lee-Wong

Parents Association Events Coordinator:   Lisa Wong
Parent Coordinator: Diane Chong
Parents Association Email:                                       ps130pa@gmail.com
Parents Association Website:                                   http://ps130pa.blogspot.com

Attendance: 45 parent members

Meeting Commence: 8:46 am

     Ushma S Neill, Community Education Council liaison spoke:
     She is a liaison between parents and electives/superintendent
     Available to provide support to school communities, in areas such as funding, G&T, conditions, screening, buses, etc
     PA By-laws amendments
     VOTE: Approve: 24; Oppose: 0; Abstain: 1
     One parent asked what were the amendments. Response:
     Titles and number of positions
     Reimbursement allotment and approval process
     Expenses amount that need voting approval
     Fundraising Sources:
     “Network for Good” website for online donations
     Treasurer's Report: Book fair: $4,000; 5th Grade Bake Sale: $840
     Principal’s Remark:
     Thank all parents and PA for the support
     Arts program is beneficial to children's development; builds confidence and self-esteem at a young age
     Played slides of Thanksgiving parade 2019, showcasing Sesame Street, which some of PS 130’s NDI kids participated.
     NDI: 4th graders audition to be selected to receive tuition-free to the program outside of school time
     Growth mindset: always learning and taking risks
     PS 130 will continue to instill the joy of reading
     Video clip on You Tube: “A Joy Story: Joy and Heron”
     Sample literacy activity with the parents to share how children are learning in the classroom

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 9, 2019


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PS 130M - PARENTS ASSOCIATION
一三零小學家長會
143 Baxter Street Room 101, New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-226-8072
Email: ps130mpa@yahoo.com       Website: ps130pa.blogspot.com

Parents Association General Meeting Minutes            January 9, 2020
Parents Association Board Members:           
Co-Presidents: Nathaniel Conan & Leslie Ng
Co-Vice Presidents: Janney Chen, Kaitlin Fuchs, Yanna Xu                                                                                                    
Co-Treasurers: Kathy Leung & Damian Driver                                                             
Co-Secretaries: Jaimie Blas & Stephanie Lee-Wong
Parents Association Events Coordinator:   Lisa Wong
Parent Coordinator: Diane Chong
Parents Association Email:                                       ps130pa@gmail.com
Parents Association Website:                                   http://ps130pa.blogspot.com

Attendance: 37 parent members
Meeting Commence: 8:46 am
·         AGENDA:
·         Call to order
·         Reading and Approval of minutes (Jaimie)
o   VOTE: Approved – 24, Opposed- 0, Abstain- 13.
·         Treasurer’s Report (Kathy)
o   Dec. bake sale brought in close to $900 total making it our most successful bake sale to date.
o   Motion to increase teacher appreciation funds to $4,000
§  VOTE: Approved-24, Opposed-0, Abstain- 13
·         Principals Remarks/Announcements
o   Mr. Fong thanked the parents and PA board members for their continued support of our school
o   From his reading to progress his leadership skills, Mr. Fong noted to parents the importance of communication and how it is key in any relationship (i.e. parent/teacher; parent/child).  He stressed to parents the importance of being active in communicating about our children’s day in order to create a health dialog. This can ensure our children feel comfortable communicating with us about bigger issues that may arise in the future.  This can also help our children open up about stresses they are experiencing that we may not be aware of
§  Also reminded parents that teachers are available ever Tuesday afternoon for meetings, by appointment.
·         Mr.Fong reminded parents about PS 130’s online donation button located on our schools website and thank those who have already donated toward our arts program.
·         Mr.Fong gave parents an update on the ICN chess program for grades K-3.
o   Mr.Fong revealed to parents our chess groups name will be “The Dragons of PS 130” and our new logo.
o   Beginning next week 1st and 2nd grade will begin a 10 week program during school. After that kindergarten and 3rd grade will begin
o   We are working on starting an after school program starting in February for all students. The program will cost  $510,
·         Old Business
o   Fundraising Sources:
§  Network for Good (link can be found on PS130M.org website)
§  Donate toners, ink cartridges-drop off outside PA room
§  Box Tops – collection box is located outside school auditorium,  as well as digital app
§  Choose “Ps 130-M Parents Association” on Amazon Smile (0.5% of purchase total donated to our school)
·         New business (Kaitlin)
o   Kaitlin informed parents that beginning in March a nominating committee will be formed to assist with the PA board members election for 2020-2021
o    PA PowerPoint  on all the responsibilities of each board member role was presented to parents in order for them to understand what is required of each person on the board should they wish to run for an official chair
·         Upcoming Events
o   Monday, January 20th: MLK Day ( No School)
o   Thursday, January 30th: Chinese New Year Parent Show
o   Friday, May 29th: Annual Benefit Banquet
·         Guest Speaker:
Ms. Tianqi Robyn Yang, US Census Bureau
o   Explained exactly what the US Census Bureau is and how it helps our government fund communities to parents who may not have been aware
·         Adjournment 9:45