Welcome Back Message

  • New shade umbrellas for the BCS Playground
  • Career Day for grades 6-8 
  • K-8 Variety Show Production
  • Walk – a – Thon for K-8, last year we were able to purchase much needed individual classroom libraries with the money raised!
  • Book Club (run by Heather Warner) 
  • Spelling Team activities 
  • Tuition assistance for Bolton students who qualified for the National Invention Convention held in Dearborn, Michigan
  • World Language area events such as the field trips for 7th & 8th grade to LaBrioche Bakery, Flamenco dancing presentations, and the annual Margarita’s field trip for 7th grade Spanish students; chinchilla visit (from the Lutz Museum) for South American studies, French Intern visit from Yale for French students in all applicable grades, Mexi-can Artist visit for all Spanish students in all grades 
  • Traveling Programs from The Boston Museum of Science (2nd and 3rd grades) 
  • As I mentioned we have many things planned for this year. You can find them in the PTA Calendar of events that was sent home with your students. You can also find it on our Facebook page here. Our open meetings are the first Monday of every other month starting on October 1st held in the BCS library at 7:00 pm. Our first meeting of the year will feature an update from Principal Giard. I look forward to seeing you all there. One thing that is of great importance is finding 2 new volunteers to help run our annual Scholastic Book Fair. If you are interested please email me at elisesegar@gmail.com. As always, feel free to reach out to myself or any of the other PTA board members with any questions or concerns. We welcome all feedback! Thank you, Elise Marx (Formally Segar)

    PTA Minutes – Oct 2, 2017 PTA General Meeting

  • Administration
  • Jessica Szafran, Darryl Giard, Sarah Malinoski – balanced literacy
        1. Whole group – teacher directed with teacher chosen text
        2. Small group (guided reading, literature circles and book clubs)- each group has a shared experience based on skills, strategies, and/or interests.
        3. Personalized – independent reading, students access information based on individual skills and interests around a common topic or theme – the materials that we need for this are classroom libraries.  We need to get these books onto the shelves – The Walk a thon funds will go towards developing these libraries.  Please encourage all to participate in this fundraiser
    1. Darryl Giard
        1. Very successful Start to the school year.
        2. New scheduling tool – Powerschool
        3. PBIS assemblies
    1. Middle School – had Looking in Theatre
    2. Elementary School – Staff dance
        1. Open Houses were very well attended
        2. Had bus safety
        3. Sports are underway
        4. Encourage students every day at lunch waves to participate in the Walk-a-thon.
    1. Board of Education

    III.               Reports of Standing Committees .             Walk-a-thon – October 19th

        1. We have raised over $3000 so far.  119 students have registered and we need your help to get kids registered.  The more kids that register the more money we will receive.  All kids will participate in the walk a thon.
        2. Parents/friends can all come and participate to walk with their students.  There will be a registration table on the day of the event.
    1. Enrichment
        1. Career Day – Chris Davey – 2nd Friday in May

    In November we will have a planning meeting if you are interested in helping please contact Chris Davey

        1. 2nd Grade will have the Boston Science Museum traveling Museum coming next month
    1. Fundraising
        1. Dairy Queen Fundraiser – November 15th 10% of profits will go to our school. 6-8pm.
        2. Square One Art will be completed and sent home for orders next week
        3. No Cost Ways to Support the PTA flyers went home
    1. Budget
        1. See handout
    1. New Business

    .             New Policy Update – No Latex on school property

    1. Playground – need woodchips we are waiting to hear back on some quotes
        1. Cristina Tiu puts to a vote that we purchase new woodchips Jan Carlow seconds that motion.  The motion passes.
    1. Wendy Pagani wanted to thank the PTA for the new shades out on the playground.
    2. Chris Davey asked about a candidate forum hosted by the PTA – we have done this in the past and it was not well attended.
    3. Next PTA Meeting – December 4th the guest speaker will be Stephanie Knecht – Lice Clinics of America – Educate and dispel the myths of lice.
    4. Meeting adjourned 7:08 pm