Hello Monroe Community,
Thanks to all who were able to attend Friday morning’s PTA General Meeting. We had a great turnout (over 100 parents!) and saw a lot of NEW faces, which is great!
Below are highlights for those not able to attend:
— New PTA Co-President, Frank La, gave a presentation outlining the role of the PTA, what we fund, how we generate income, how we communicate with parents, and goals for the year. You can now find out what’s going on at the school at our new and improved website and on Facebook.
— Treasurer, Mara Raider, presented the PTA’s 2013-2014 School Year Budget and it was approved, with an amendment to add funding for parent-run Monroe sports teams. The PTA goal for parent donations this year is $100 per family per year (or $20 per month). Families who can afford more are encouraged to give more to subsidize low-income families. You can view/download a PDF of the final budget by clicking here.
— Parent Liason intros (Jose / Maggie Zhou)
— ELAC intros (Carolina)
— Sunday Streets / Excelsior Festival is September 29, 12- 4: we need volunteers to bake and sell goods and raffle tix (see David Johnston)
— Fall Fest is Saturday, October 26, 12-4: we will need everyone to help (see Sara Scanlan; first planning meeting is Weds, Sep 18th at 6pm in the cafeteria.)
— School Site Council – administration/parent/teacher reps make important decisions for the school and elections are coming up.
— YMCA is improving their afterschool programs (see Javier or Laura Padilla).
— SF Bicycle Coalition & Safe Routes to School events are ongoing or scheduled (Nancy Buffum).