GW PTO Agenda: Monday, April 7th

The next GW PTO Meeting will occur on Monday, April 7th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the Art Room. Childcare will be provided in the Cafeteria. This meeting is for parents and teachers of the GW Elementary school and is not open to the general public.

We will be welcoming guest Mark Greenstone from Memory Makers, a local school photography vendor, to give a presentation.

If you have any questions, or wish to add an item to the agenda, please contact Rebecca Martin-Grenadier at




Welcome and Introductions

Treasurer’s Report

Guest:   School Picture Vendor:  Mark Greenstone, photographer presentation.

– “Memory Makers” out of Hopewell Junction. A local vendor.

– Experienced! Brings along three trained photographers to help lessen the time spent.

– No administrative fees for the school.

– Affordable prices.

– Maximum selection for parents.



1. Book Fair Results.

2. Committees: Still in need of Movie Curating and a possible film festival?



1. Fundraising Committee
 a) Update

2. Natural Playscape Committee
 a) Update

3. Popcorn Friday Committee
 a) Update

4. Fundraisers – Make sure dates/calendar and paperwork are all filled out where applicable.
 a) Pasta Dinner (4/11).  Final sign-up sheet.
b) Easter Bunnies from Kingston Candy Bar (last orders 4/15)
c) Yankee Candle (last orders 4/15)
d) Monkey Joe Roasters (Starts 4/16)
e) Latino Festival (5/30) – Needs?
f) 4th Grade Rummage Sale/Clothing Donation (5/16)
g) Last Scholastic Book Fair of the year? BOGO (buy one get one)?  We need to discuss a new vendor for 2014/2015. Any parents interested in making this happen?

5. End of Year Events
 a) EI Fieldtrip:   Bruderhoff or may need event
b) EII Fieldtrip: Six Flags. Costs?
c) Moving up Ceremony Update

6. GW Tour: 5th Grade:  The options.
 a) A morning tour of schools that will include:  Bailey Middle School, Sudbury School, Waldorf School (in New Paltz).  Other programs that are interesting and not too expensive?

7. School Pictures: 2014/2015
 a)Vote on vendor so that we can get that all set up for early in the school year next year.

8. School Garden
 a) designate funds for a new fence in 2015? Perhaps as part of the Natural Playscape?