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PTA Meeting Minutes

PTA Meeting Notes — Thursday, October 1, 2020

  1. President Marcia Mitolo welcomed callers — “We’re trying to make the best of this year for the students.”

Introduction of officers for the 2020/2021 year

Marcia Mitolo - President

Jennifer Zellmer - Vice President

Natalie Ferullo - Secretary

Jamie Bann - Treasurer

Teacher liaisons Ms. Scrivanich and Ms. Garcia

**Are you interested in joining the board? We have open positions for another VP and Secretary.

  1. PTA Membership Info — membership link is at    

Membership is $10. Sponsor your child is $80. Additional donations are welcomed!

III. Going to be reinstating Class Parents this year after not having them last year. Hope is that CPs will assist us in communications to parents.

  1. How Does the TRS PTA Support the School

For this very different school year, our main goal is to find informative, creative ways to communicate with you. We’re not certain what programs we’ll be able to have but in the past we have supported the following:

Book Fair (Virtual this year)

Snowball Dance (5th/6th grades)

Ice Cream Social (3rd/4th grades)

Taste of Roosevelt/Class Basket Raffle

Sixth grade end-of-year events support

Yearbook Ads/Support

Class Trips  

Fun Day

Teacher Appreciation Week

After-school enrichment

  1. Kicking off the year — Scholastic Virtual Book Fair (first time ever having a virtual fair!)

We are looking for additional parent volunteers to support the Book Fair chairpeople

*The Fair link will be live from October 22nd — November 4th. Stay tuned to Social Media outlets for more Book Fair news.

Fall Enrichment Offerings coming soon! We are pleased to offer Virtual Enrichment classes for the fall semester. Please keep an eye out for details coming soon!

A Virtual Halloween  Unfortunately TRW won’t be able to hold its annual Halloween parade this year. We are looking for alternate suggestions —please contact the PTA with any ideas you may have.

VII. IV. How to Find Us

Facebook @ PTA at Theodore Roosevelt School

Twitter - WeehawkenTRSPTA

Instagram - TRS.PTA              

Email -

Website - visit the TRS school site. Click parents and find the PTA in the drop down menu.

PTA meeting dates will be the first Thursday of each month (except Nov.)

**November meeting date will be 11/10

*** Parent questions ***

Please note that Back-to-School Night will be held on Wednesday, October 21st. Many of the questions raised during our PTA meeting will be answered at BTS night. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Mrs. Mera @ or Mr. Ferrer at You may also reach out to classroom teachers; they’re all here to help in any way they can.

*Parents asked for an opportunity to provide feedback about what’s working/not working with remote learning.  Perhaps a survey on the Parent Portal?

*Will we be moving toward a fully school day at some point?

*Some parents need assistance with Google Classroom, particularly 3rd grade parents. Is a tutorial possible? Ms. Scrivanich replied that she is currently setting up a Google site that includes how-to’s and etiquette, for students and parents as well.

* Possible virtual fundraiser opportunity = Wine and Design (Meg Carson)