Home & School Minutes~~January 2018
St. James Home & School
January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm
PRESENT: Suzanne Horak, Diana Flannery, Stacey Chenoweth, Rachel Berdo, Sonya Love-Smith, Beth McBride, Father Bernie, Jason Farmer, Laurie Nichols
*Welcome—We opened with prayer at 6:35
*School Report—Mrs. McBride reviewed Catholic Schools Week plans.
Sonya presented about the Superhero shirts that were ordered for the staff for Catholic Schools Week. Sonya asked Home & School to pay for part of the shirts.
MSC: D. Flannery, S. Horak—Motion made to pay for all of all of the staff shirts.
Mrs. McBride reported on Successmaker, FAST, and schedules that are changing.
*Secretary Report—Sonya read the report. No changes noted.
MSC—Stacey, Suzanne—To approve the minutes as read.
*Treasurer Report—Checking balance--$3,335.69
SCRIP Petty cash--$100.00
There has been a check that was deposited twice by the receiver. Rachel and the receiver are aware of the situation and taking care of it.
MSC—Suzanne, Stacey—To approve the treasurer report
*Father Bernie Report—Father spoke of the possible upcoming changes within the 12 Parish area. The changes would take affect July 2018. Father is not sure what those changes may or may not look like at this time.
The processional cross needs replaced. Father brought the choices to H & S to view. The vote will be this weekend at Mass.
*Teacher allowance—MSC—Rachel, Stacey—To increase the Teacher Allowance
from $100 to $150 for the 2017-2018. (This motion was originally made via email on 12-6-17)
*Deck Boxes—MSC—Suzanne, Rachel—To purchase 2 deck boxes for $199.00 +
tax to keep playground equipment in. (This motion was originally made via email on 11-27-2017.)
*Catholic Schools Week/teacher shirts—See school report for t-shirts. Last
year H & S provided muffins & juice for the Alumni coffee & the parent
reading relay. There was discussion about the volunteer positions, setting up
and using the items for the Special Guest Day. Rachel & Laurie are going to help with set up & organizing the set up of the brunch.
MSC—Rachel, Diana--The school can turn in up to $100 of receipts for prizes, etc. for Catholic Schools Week. The H & S will also purchase the muffins & juice for the Catholic Schools Week.
*SCRIP for Parish Use—Gift cards will now be used for kitchen & parish
purchases. There needs to be clarification about where the rebates from
these purchases will go.
*Purchase of fan for school kitchen—MSC—Rachel, Diana—To purchase a
window fan unit not to exceed $60.00.
*Christmas Concert—The concert went well & was well praised.
*The Big Event, April 20, 2018—6pm to 10pm at the Washington Country Club.
There will be live music by James Crossroads. Rachel will take care of the
gambling license. The Country Club will be making the food. Stacey will be working on the silent auction.
*Review of VSP
*Date of next meeting—
Wednesday, February 7th @ 6:30pm
Home & School Secretary
We ask for God’s blessing on St. James Parish
Lord, grant us the will to work together,
The wisdom to listen to each other’s views,
And the insight to plan together, in recognition of our role in supporting one another.
Help us to build St. James School as one that supports the development of each individual child,
Offers a stimulating working environment for staff
And provides a focus for the local community.
Let our school become an example of Christian witness in our world
And Christian roots in our community.
Sent by Sonya Love-Smith on Sunday, January 28 at 5:16PM