Meeting Minutes - February 2014


   Hurld PTO Meeting Minutes
Date: Monday February 24, 2014
Time: 7PM to 8PM

Location: Hurld School Cafeteria


·         Meeting called to order by Amy Gatchell at 7:00PM



·         10 Members attended including 5 (five) board members, 1 (one) teacher liaison, and 4 parent members


President’s Report

    ·         Teacher Appreciation Week ideas have begun to take shape. Laura Tirelli has come up with some great ideas that she has sent to the board. More discussions will take place over the next month. Mrs. Hooper said the teacher’s appreciate anything we do.

    ·         The Backyard BBQ has been officially changed to the Backyard Picnic. Families will bring their own food to eat and the PTO will provide drinks, entertainment, etc. This should eliminate problems with food. We will look into getting high school volunteers to help with face painting, games, etc.

    ·         Ixtapa Night was a great success. Lots of families came out for dinner. The PTO made $175.

    ·         Lia Sophia Fundraiser raised an estimated $700 for the 5th Grade. The money will be used toward yearbook, Spirit of Boston cruise, etc.

    ·         Trick or Treat Trek pictures are still in the process of being made available to everyone at the school. Kerrin Blake has most of the pictures and will be getting in contact with Wendy Maher (she’s in charge of the yearbook) to see what would be the best way to do this.

    ·         Holiday Show DVD’s have been sent home with families. Joanne Fishlin is looking for feedback on the quality. There were 5 DVD’s left over. One copy was given to Ms. Grace, the music teacher.

    ·         Box Top Raffle produced a little jump in Box Tops being turned in. Mrs. Hooper’s class still has a commanding lead.


Treasurer’s Report

·         Donna Skeffington presented the updated budget. The PTO account started last month at just about $15,000 and ended the month with just about $13,000. Nothing new to report.


Principal’s Report

    ·         Mrs. Mills was unable to attend this meeting. She will present any new information at the next meeting.



·         Mary Tramonte reported that the PTO received a grant of $900 for the Curriculaugh’s Program. We also received a $200 referral discount.

·         MWRA program from January (cancelled for snow day) has been rescheduled for June 20th.

New Business

    ·         The PTO Nomination forms will go home soon.

    ·         Emily Amico, head of the Scholarship Committee, reports that applications are available at the high school guidance office and in the office. Ads have been running in the Daily Times and on the PTO Website. She is trying to get an ad in the Advocate and on Woburn Patch.



·         Amy Gatchell moved for adjournment at 8PM. Kate Walsh seconded

·         Next PTO Meeting is Monday March 24, 2014