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Title: Family Association September 14, 2011 6:00 PM


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Family AssociationSeptember 14, 2011 600 PM
2
Welcome Welcome BACK
  • Introductions
  • Thanks to everyone who attended! Great turn out!
  • Family Association Goals
  • Parent education and resource opportunities
  • Effective communication
  • Fundraising
  • Parent Involvement

3
Fundraising
  • Long term? Goal of reaching 42k (the cost of one
    Girard scholarship)
  • General Mills Box tops
  • See attached flyer for how to participate. Its
    10cents for every clipping!
  • The family assoc. suggested to have a classroom
    competition within the lower school
  • Short term? this school year
  • TRAILBLAZER
  • Saturday, Oct. 22nd.
  • Show your support and school pride, pledge 30
    today!

4
Family Resources
  • Farm to Families Order your 5, 10, 15 baskets
    and pick it up every other Friday between 2-6 PM.
  • Links Financial literacy workshops- see
    attached flyer for dates and information.
  • YMCA Y Achievers students in grades 5-12 can
    participate in this free academic achievement and
    career development program. See attached flyer
    for details.
  • Comcast internet essentials Call today to
    enroll 1-855-846-8376- qualified customers get
    internet service for 9.95 per month. Log onto
    http//www.internetessentials.com for more
    information.
  • REMINDER THE new website ww.girardcollege.edu
  • Phila. Unemployment Project- new federal program
    to help unemployed and sick homeowners pay their
    mortgages. Call 215-557-0822 for more
    information or visit www.philaup.org

5
Feedback from last year
  • What did we learn from the questionnaires?
    Consensus is that we are on the right track!
  • Any suggestions moving forward?
  • Make the meetings less formal and more
    interactive.
  • Send out the agenda ahead of time.
  • Have the phone blast encourage families to tell
    others to attend.
  • Post meeting minutes online for those that cannot
    regularly attend.
  • Have more information about the college process
    and financial aspects around college.
  • Develop a course of action once concerns are
    brought up.

6
Other comments/feedback from Sept. meeting
  • Discussion on the signing for laundry bundles
    this year. Accountability of the students is a
    concern, what can we do as parents/guardian to
    assist.
  • Reduction of our staffing vs. how it affects our
    campus
  • Other ideas for a fundraiser that is more student
    family focused. Dance-a-thon?

7
Future Meetings
  • Monday, October 10th 600 PM
  • Special presentations Dollar Diva and
    couponing!
  • Friday, Nov. 18th Noon (early dismissal day)
  • Friday, December 2nd 400 PM
  • Jan. 11th, Feb 21st, March 8th, April 9th all
    at 600 PM
  • Cares Day, Saturday, MAY 5th (9 AM-Noon)
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