McQuaid Parents Association
Meeting Minutes
November 2, 2016

Called to order by Kelly McCarthy, with Father Salmon providing the opening prayer.

Report and Presentation on McQuaid STEM Center - given by Father Reiser and Adam Baber

  • Father Reiser and Adam Baber presented information about the McQuaid STEM Center, including the goals of the initiative and timeline for project.

September 21, 2016 minutes approved

NEW PA By-laws approved - new bylaws will be posted on PA website main page

Treasurer’s Report - given by Kelly Darby.

  • Reviewed balance and activities.
  • Wine and Beer event was canceled. Kelly submitted list of those who paid to attend to the finance department and a reimbursement will go on your son’s gold card.

Middle School Report

  • No Middle School report.
  • Middle school activity night moved to Thursday, Nov. 10th

Social Committee - Ebony Dukes

  • Wine and Beer event canceled due to sectionals.
  • Firming up plans for future events ( Mom Prom, teacher appreciation luncheon)
  • Discussed a father/son initiative for fall of 2017. Ideas are welcome!

Hospitality Committee - Kathy Calcagno/Judy Pribe/Nicole Sayers

  • Reminder: Open House Thursday, Nov. 3rd
  • Advent Liturgy Reception is December 21st

Education Committee - Cathy Buyer-Davis

  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair Nov. 27th
  • Cheesecake Factory orders can be made online until Nov. 22
  • Book club discussion on Tattoos of the Heart taking place at the January 11 PA meeting

Spiritual Committee - Pam Cairns/Joanne Geen

  • Mother/son advent reflection has been canceled due to timing. A mother/son Lenten reflection has been scheduled in it’s place for March 5, 2017
  • Father/Son communion brunch is January 29, 2017

Service Committee - Courtney DiFelice/Lisa Courtney-Holmes

  • More than 30 volunteers helped clean up Oatka Cemetery on October 30, 2016

Co-Ed Events & Activities Committee - Melissa Teresi

  • High School Dance took place in October
  • Looking to the future to help Executive Council with new ideas
  • Working on a Middle School Color Wars event with Mercy.

Communications - Laurie Hazard

  • Parent Ambassadors update

 

Agenda for PA Meeting Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 7pm in the Cafeteria

  1. Welcome to 2nd PA Meeting of the year
  2. Opening Prayer by Fr. Salmon
  3. Review and approval of the minutes from 9/21 PA meeting - Andi Balland
    1. Review and Approve the NEW PA By-laws - Alicia Chase - 5 min.
  4. Treasurers Report - Kelly Darby - 5 min.
  5. Middle School Report - Laura Cullen/Andi Balland - 5 min.
  6. Committee Reports: 5 Minutes each
    1. Social Committee - Ebony Dukes
    2. Hospitality Committee - Kathy Calcagno/Judy Pribe/Nicole Sayers
    3. Education Committee - Cathy Buyer-Davis
    4. Spiritual Committee - Pam Cairns/Joanne Geen
    5. Service Committee - Courtney DiFelice/Lisa Courtney-Holmes
    6. Co-Ed Events & Activities Committee - Melissa Teresi
    7. Communications - Laurie Hazard
  7. Report and Presentation by Father Reiser and Adam Baber on the McQuaid STEM Center - 15 min.
  8. Questions and Answers - 10 min.