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Minutes – October 22, 2020

Canyons Transition Academy PTSA Meeting
October 22, 2020 5:00pm
Bell Canyon Conference Room

In Attendance: Nate Edvalson (PTSA Administration VP), Betty Shaw (PTSA President), Brooke D’Sousa (PTSA Legislative VP),  Brooke Heumann (PTSA Teacher VP), and Julie Moore (PTSA Secretary)

Excused: DeeAnn Pratt (Student Relations VP), Kimberly Garrard (PTSA Treasurer)

Welcome by Betty Shaw

Thought and Pledge by Brooke D’Sousa

A printed copy of the agenda was given to board members in attendance. A motion to approve the agenda was made by Julie Moore and Brooke D’Sousa seconded the motion. The agenda was then approved unanimously.

Betty Shaw also provided the minutes from the October 1, 2020 board meeting. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Brooke D’Sousa and Chris Gardner seconded the motion. The minutes were then approved unanimously.

The Treasurer, Kimberly Garrard was excused from the meeting so there was not a new treasurer’s report.

Betty indicated that we still have 32 members of PTSA with a goal of 40-50 members.

Betty reported to the board that she had applied for the MACU grant for $1500 to use for supplies for crafts or other CTA needs. Will wait to see if CTA is awarded the grant.

Brooke Heumann reported that 7 CTA students have been chosen and asked to participate on the PTSA Student Council Committee. It was suggested that the PTSA dues be gifted through Member Hub to the students who would be on the committee. These students would be asked to attend a 15-30 minute meeting once a month that would be held at CTA. Brooke Heumann will talk to DeeAnn Pratt about being the Student Council board member liaison.

No plans were made for field trips since none are allowed at this point.

Possible fundraiser ideas were to have a silent auction or sell items at the school store. Betty mentioned getting donations from Hobby Lobby, Lowes or Home Depot to help with the fundraiser.

The Nominating Committee will be formed next month. Pam Hansen will be asked to be on the committee as well as a member from the current PTSA board, someone else, along with 2 alternate members. Betty explained the process. All positions, except the president (who will be Chris Gardner) will need to have nominations which will be presented in January or February then a vote will be taken in March. Any nominees must be a PTSA member before being nominated.

Follow up on the Memory Books included discussion on Nate checking with Lifetouch regarding pictures for the memory book and also for student ID badges. Once information on photos is obtained, further plans can be made for the Memory Books.

Chris Gardner has organized Halloween candy and bag donations to put together and hand out to CTA students on Thursday, October 30th. Bags will be assembled on Wednesday, October 28th at 3:00 pm at CTA. Bags will be given to students attending CTA on Thursday, October 30th. Brooke D’Sousa will be at CTA on Thursday, October 30 from 3:30 – 5:30 for students who are schooling remotely to drop by and pick up a bag.

Carmen will send out an email notifying students of the information.

A Thank You card was delivered by Brooke Heumann to the PTSA board members thanking them for the dinner provided to staff members at Parent Teacher Conferences in September.

Nate Edvalson also provided a visual of the 14 CTA competency areas that are the focus for CTA students.

These are the hard and soft skills students are working on. Nate wanted the board members to be aware of these skills and provide feedback. Brooke D’Sousa asked if problem solving can be incorporated in the competency areas. It was also mentioned that this list would be valuable to present to possible business partnership to see what skills are being worked on. Nate will send and email to the board members so the list can be looked over and suggestions made on adding problem solving skills. Brooke D’Sousa also suggested partnering with Junior Achievement to teach financial literacy classes to students at CTA.

The next meeting was scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the Bell Canyon Conference Room.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 pm.


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