School Site Council PTA meeting The Greenbrook School School Site Council is a group of teachers, parents and community members entrusted with the task of academic goal setting. This school based management group gives the entire school community a voice in making important decisions which directly affect the quality of education in our school. The School Site Council acts as a liaison between parents, teachers, administrators and Board of Education members. It consists of six parents, five teachers and two school administrators. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. Some projects which have been developed by the Council are Author's Night, K-2 Bedtime Story Hour, and Math, Science, and Technology Night.

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Heather DeLollis-Fitzgerald


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November 15, 2007 Present: Judy Walters, Pat Holliday, Nancy Blanes, Susan Schatzman, Lisa Carneglia, Cheryl Confalone, Joanne D’Angelo, Heather De Lallis, Gwen Waxman, Ellen Gordon, Usha Chatty, Dr. Matt Speesler, Myra Gildenberg, Natalie Glass, Ann Sisko

Susan and Nancy welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Dr. Speesler said that budget meetings for the 2008-2009 budget will be held starting in February, 2008.

The new Auto Dialer system will call whatever phone numbers you designate to let you know about school closings in inclement weather and other emergency conditions.

98.7FM will no longer be reporting on school closings and delayed openings, but 101.5FM and VTN still will.

Mr. Islam, a parent at our school, has filled the vacant board seat for the remainder of this term.

Pat Holliday stated that 3-5 Report Cards will go home on December 14.

There is an early release (1:35) for school planning meetings.

The Friday folder electronic system is underway. All flyers are archived in the School Information box.

We will have a lock down drill soon, because one is required in the fall.

Both the district and Greenbrook’s parent handbooks have been recently updated. Greenbrook’s handbook includes drop off procedures.

Everyone is reminded that there is no teaching of religion or use of religious symbols and we should be aware of that especially during this time of the year. Cultural symbols are fine, and parents may come into classrooms to share about their particular cultural rituals.

This year’s goals and initiatives are in place. An extended day literacy program is underway for first graders. A second through fourth grade literacy program for before and after school will start soon.

Ellen Gordon reported that Operation Bookworm has 17 high schoolers helping this year, with quite a few Greenbrook Alumni coming in. They read, do homework with, and working on problem solving skills on Mondays and Wednesdays with K-4th graders. This program ends on 12/12 and may be repeated in the future.

Myra Gildenberg reported that over 100 students participated in the Bedtime Story Hour. She noted that we received donations from both Target and all of the local Stop and Shops. Lisa Carneglia and Cheryl Confalone were thanked for their excellent cookie baking.

Judy Walters updated that the Instrument Bank is off to a good start. Several instruments have already been donated to the bank and then re-donated to students. Ellen Gordon suggested we contact the Our Town section of the Home News Tribune to see if they will do an article on it.

Susan Schatzman extended a welcome to Lisa Carneglia and Cheryl Confalone, who have been coming to all the SSC meetings and were instrumental in the K-2 Family Read Aloud. Cheryl and Lisa will be chairing our Math, Science Night which is being held January 24. Gwen already booked the Star Lab for that night.

Natalie Glass brought up the possibility of doing a “Differences Day.” She was going to attend the IF Celebrating Uniqueness Day on 11/30 with Melanie Pagonis.

Usha Chatty suggested an International Bread/Family Night.

We discussed the possibility of a Multiple Intelligences Night. Although a speaker had sent us her information, Heather DeLollis and Joanne D’Angelo offered to present a similar workshop for free using a power point presentation they already have. A date possibility is 3/18.

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