Minutes - October 8, 2015


Honeoye Parent Teacher Association

Honeoye Central School District

8528 Main Street

Honeoye, NY 14471

(585) 229-5171


Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6 pm

Meeting Minutes


Open Meeting – 6:07 pm. – In attendance: Laura Zweig, Janelle Deal, Wayne Ackles, Cyndi Sherman, Jeanne Higgins, Kate Deprez Ransome and Connie Armstrong.  Babysitting= Mindy Fisk and Libby West.

Pledge of Allegiance


Guest Speaker – Wayne Ackles, Secondary Principal (Meet and Greet and Update) – Wayne spoke on Homecoming.  Great turn out for Men’s and Women’s Soccer games.  He was impressed with the positivity from the crowds’ cheering on our teams.  His focus as a new principal is Respect and Helping eachother.  He has a Twitter account.  Follow him: @barklaybulldog.  He reviewed and promoted Dr. Karen Soanes’ social media classes for parents.  Upcoming dates include: 11/5, 1/13, 2/29 and 3/21.

Janelle Deal presented new Library Website.  Located on the District Website.

Secretary’s Minutes – (submitted by Laura Zweig) – Approved – Cyndi 1st, Jeanne 2nd.

Correspondence – Cyndi Sherman – 32 members.  Total $384.  $128 to National PTA by 10/31/2015.

Treasurer’s Report – Sarah Marshall – Starting balance=$2112.40, ending balance=$2522.05.

Board of Ed and CDEP info – Matt Gillette – no update, as Matt was absent.

Old Business:

  • Fall Fun Fest – Laura Zweig – update – Gaining volunteers through use of reply form on bottom of flyer.  Food donations for Honeoye Food Pantry will waive entrance fee for non-members.  All crafts and events are set and confirmed.
  • Membership – Cyndi Sherman – update – 32 members to date.
  • Square 1 Art – Jodi Zuck – update – Art work due 10/9, order packets home 10/28, orders due 11/13.  Products home 12/8.
  • Spirit Wear – Jeanne Higgins and Alissa Hass – Lots of options!  $50 for website ordering voted unanimously, carried.  Order forms to go home next week.  Orders due by 10/28.  Products home mid to late Nov.  Laura will approach Jeff Orman re: Order forms at home games.  (Post meeting note: Laura gained approval for order forms to be offer to families at home games.  Order forms given to Jeff Orman.)
  • Elementary Open House – update – 4 new memberships (total=$60). Sold some note pads and small spirit items (totaling $31.50)

New Business:

  • Family Reading Night – Janelle Deal (Parents As Reading Partners – Laura Zweig) – No date yet.  Week of Book Fair (Nov. 16-20).
  • Christmas In Honeoye – Committee Chair needed – Santa and Mrs. Claus confirmed.  Perhaps do a Movie Night instead of crafts, sing-along, etc.  Does not have to be “traditional Christmas in Honeoye”.  If no committee chair, event may be cancelled.
  • Movie Night – Jodie Pineda  - Movie in November or December??  (Wizard of Oz Play most of the month of November…) – See above “Christmas in Honeoye for possible movie night.
  • Guest Speakers  for HPTA Mtgs - January-May 2015 – Guest speakers are being firmed up.
  • Family Dance Night – We have the photo booth again!
  • Ukulele Club – Angie Lopez requesting a donation from the HPTA to start this club.  She is also asking Student Council.  She would like to purchase several ukuleles (at approximately $40-50 each). – No vote, as we do not have a total from Angie Lopez.  However, PTA is interested in helping provide this opportunity for our kids.

Other Business:

  • Send Nancy Hall flowers?? – We have not done this for other teachers.  Perhaps individuals can send flowers once she is out of ICU.  Families can also send cards and money.  These would be added to the teachers’ donations to the family.
  • “Art For the Sky” – Next week.  K-4 wear a white shirt, 5th wear gray.  Nothing on the back.
  • We received a donation from Wegmans for $250.  $250 more in January!!


Next Meeting – Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 6 pm

Adjournment  - 7:58 pm.  Janelle 1st, Kate 2nd.