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LRES PTA's General Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Jarrett Jackson
16:00
www.laurel-ridge-pta.square.site
Laura Cline
17:32
To purchase a PTA membership-
Laura Cline
17:35
https://laurel-ridge-pta.square.site/
Laura Cline
19:53
PTA Website
Laura Cline
19:55
https://laurel-ridge-pta.square.site/
Laura Cline
20:23
https://www.laurelridgeelementary.com/
Melissa Patti
30:13
sounds good
Jarrett Jackson
30:51
What was the name of the contractor for the windows?
Donna Troka she/her/hers
31:45
can you describe this project?
Donna Troka she/her/hers
31:49
what will be done?
Angela Ballard
32:44
Will there be an assessment of air quality- mold, asbestos, etc, when changing out the HVAC? And treatment of issues found?
Donna Troka she/her/hers
32:52
love that
Laura Cline
32:55
It would be great to have the playground resurfaced! Thank you!
Mandy Betts
33:24
That sounds awesome!
Jarrett Jackson
33:34
Any word on a column to support shade sails in the courtyard?
Amanda Ellwanger
34:38
Does the HVAC project include the roof replacement? I thought I saw that listed in the CMP. Thank you.
jonah and margaux
35:25
Would love description of vestibule and if it will help re gun violence - will it make it easier for front office to view visitors and provide another stop before entrance
Jarrett Jackson
35:27
F.H. Paschen?
Laura Cline
36:20
As far as the playground, would there be any opportunities for any small additions that would be more "activities" that all children can use/play with?
Donna Troka she/her/hers
36:28
yes
Donna Troka she/her/hers
37:37
but WHERE will that be?
Donna Troka she/her/hers
37:46
built out in front of the building?
jonah and margaux
38:07
I’m wondering since we have many doors - if the other doors would also be made mroe secure
Elisabeth Bergman
40:17
There was a line item in the E-SPLOST IV report that said the project for making our bathrooms ADA compliant is complete, but I'm not aware of this ever being done.
Donna Troka she/her/hers
43:41
do classroom doors lock?
Kathryn Wierwille
44:38
Yes, classroom doors can be locked from the interior.
jonah and margaux
45:04
My sons classroom does have new windows and they have emergency exit windows - will all of the classrooms have emergency exit windows with the new plan?
Donna Troka she/her/hers
45:12
Thank you Ms. Wierwille.
Melissa Patti
45:52
I have another meeting. I hate to miss this great information. will it be available on the website?
Jarrett Jackson
46:16
Yes, this meeting is being recorded
Jarrett Jackson
46:26
and the recording will be posted on the PTA website
Melissa Patti
46:36
thank you. See y'all next time.
Trenton Arnold
47:55
https://vod.dekalbschoolsga.org/CablecastPublicSite/show/31?channel=1
Donna Troka she/her/hers
49:39
also great for ventilation!!!
jonah and margaux
51:11
Not a question — Our classroom windows specifically open out to allow children to get out quickly if anyone needs clarification- in Ms Cohens class - however they did not complete the windows they’re unpainted but it’s better than nothing. They say emergency exit on them in big letters :) I am happy with them
Lemuel Hawkins
53:00
The windows that were installed will be replaced. This is to insure there is a uniform look for al of the windows.
jonah and margaux
55:57
Thanks for clarifying
Blaine Moulding Stadnisky
57:09
will Ms. Allen be invited to participate in this process?
Blaine Moulding Stadnisky
58:38
Have appreciated the thoughtful selection of new staff and ALL of the action taken by her these past months.
Blaine Moulding Stadnisky
01:01:19
lol - sorry Ms. Allen!!!
Terese Allen
01:01:53
Thank you for your kind remarks!
Laura Cline
01:02:09
Thank you for all of that helpful information! And I definitely agree about Ms. Allen, she has been such an asset in such a short time!
Blaine Moulding Stadnisky
01:02:14
Thank YOU
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:02:21
Thank you.
amy gibbons
01:02:28
Thanks!
jonah and margaux
01:02:34
Thank you this was helpful to alleviate our fears for the next school year.
Angela Hon
01:02:39
Thank you!!
Mandy Betts
01:02:42
Thanks!!
Lauren Haws (she/her)
01:02:46
thank you so much Mr Arnold and Mr. Hawkins. That explanation about the principal process is very helpful.
Blaine Moulding Stadnisky
01:02:50
thank you!!!
jonah and margaux
01:03:01
And yes can we keep Ms Allen haha
Cassie Pasciuti
01:04:19
Yes! We have 100% room parent coverage and I will be sending confirmation emails soon!
Laura Cline
01:04:50
That's great! Thank you parents and guardians for volunteering!
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:05:36
YEAHHHHHH
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:08:08
Dang what a power committee.
Lauren Barineau
01:08:48
great coffee talk, thanks family engagement! looking forward to the picnic!
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:09:12
HHHOOOOLLLEERRRR
Blaine Moulding Stadnisky
01:09:22
boom!
Laura Cline
01:09:31
They are already working so hard! Thank you!
Mandy Betts
01:12:22
https://www.laurelridgeelementary.com/easy-money-spirit-nights
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:12:41
they are SO FANCY
Lauren Barineau
01:13:03
we try, Donna!
Peggy Thomas
01:13:40
And they have done a great job!
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:14:00
you SUCCEED I mean the balloon arches! the fancy presents!
Kristen Rivera
01:15:45
Thank you, Maria!
Laura Cline
01:15:45
We can totally make that goal!
Andrew Stadnisky
01:18:42
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17RKX4IHl6chO9J7O9vxTkeQmXEcKngqi/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=100491942029265487882&rtpof=true&sd=true
Lauren Haws (she/her)
01:20:06
is there a date for boosterthon yet?
Stephanie Bialek
01:20:44
That's the proposed ending balance for this year? 2023, right?
Lauren Haws (she/her)
01:20:57
and will the boosterthon money be budgeted specifically towards a goal this year?
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:21:11
i don't think we have a date for boosterthon, do we?
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:21:17
oh ok
Laura Cline
01:22:16
Boosterthon - currently planning for Sept. 23-30, with the run on the 30th
Isha Lee
01:22:56
If possible it would be great to have a way for kids to participate in boosterthon without all the plastic stuff coming home. Maybe popsicles for the classroom or something?
Jarrett Jackson
01:23:12
no plastic stuff this year
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:23:14
ugh hate the plastic stuff
Lauren Haws (she/her)
01:23:17
so last year we had really specific fundraising goals which gave a "mission" for the fundraising. What will be the fundraising message around the event this year?
Lauren Haws (she/her)
01:23:27
Re: air purifiers
jonah and margaux
01:23:32
I agree with isha I just threw away a plastic boosterthon thing 5 min ago
Lauren Haws (she/her)
01:24:41
That sounds great! Thank you!
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:25:00
massage and manicures for all staff and teachers. 🙂
Sonya
01:25:17
Are we voting on budget today?
Jarrett Jackson
01:25:23
yes
Katie Miller
01:25:25
Yes
Blaine Moulding Stadnisky
01:25:38
second
Blaine Moulding Stadnisky
01:25:52
aye
M Yates-Richard
01:26:53
tes
M Yates-Richard
01:27:05
aye
Laura Cline
01:27:06
And Yes, we are planning to get the kids much more involved in Boosterthon! We are also hoping to have the students and teachers weigh in on more class/grade wide celebrations/rewards (instead of small plastic toys)
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:32:56
could you provide a list of all the things we need?
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:33:09
or all the PEOPLE we need?
Amanda Ellwanger
01:33:52
What are the primary sources of funding for the foundation (for example at Coralwood-- how did all that money get raised?)
Amanda Ellwanger
01:34:45
Thanks!
Lauren Haws (she/her)
01:35:25
I would like to the the "recommended family contribution" be handled differently for our school. And how do we envision the PTA and foundation working together and not competing for funds?
Lauren Haws (she/her)
01:36:31
Ms. Allen, you have done a fantastic job getting us going this year! The staff looks SO HAPPY!
Laura Cline
01:37:02
We are so lucky to have such an amazing staff! Thank you all!
Stephanie Bialek
01:38:08
That's excellent news! The gym floor is awful.
Amy Heldman
01:38:11
Lauren, I do think our ask will be different and should be realistic for LRES. These are all the things that get hashed out as part of establishing the foundation.
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:38:15
roller skating party!!!
Amy Heldman
01:39:00
Amy Heldman = amyjburnett@gmail.com. Call or text 404-822-7067
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:40:17
when will free COVID PCR testing start up?
Jarrett Jackson
01:40:52
How do you determine when a child who tested positive can return to school?
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:40:56
YES WE DO!!!
Angela Ballard
01:41:01
Any updates on after school enrichment?
Kristen Rivera
01:41:03
My son tested positive Sunday with symptoms starting Friday after school. I have sent emails to the front office and haven't gotten any response. I posted on FB to let everyone know.
Lauren Haws (she/her)
01:41:26
What is our current enrollment? Do you anticipate that we might earn extra staff numbers for increased enrollment?
amy gibbons
01:43:07
Just FYI - you can get free at home rapid tests at Dekalb County Health Centers.
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:43:22
uh yeah it is
Kristen Rivera
01:44:01
have there been any other positive cases of Covid besides my son?
Stephanie Bialek
01:44:54
https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/covid-19-health-and-safety/quarantine-isolation-guidance/
Blaine Moulding Stadnisky
01:47:00
thanks again!
amy gibbons
01:47:15
Thank you Ms. Allen!
Donna Troka she/her/hers
01:47:41
THANK YOU MARIA!!!
Laura Cline
01:47:41
Ms. Allen- Just to confirm Curriculum night is in person?
jonah and margaux
01:48:29
Thanks ms Allen I would also love to find out how we could get students to wash hands with soap and water before lunch - are they making time for that ? Not sanitizer bc lead is also a risk. Both my students say they don’t do that before eating
jonah and margaux
01:48:57
* hand sanitizer is good but hand washing specifically to get off lead and germs before eating
Laura Cline
01:49:05
If you need to join PTA- https://laurel-ridge-pta.square.site/
Amanda Ellwanger
01:49:17
Thank you!