Monday, May 7, 2012

PA Executive Board Elections

The PA Elections Nominating Committee is Seeking Recommendations of Members to Fill All the Executive Board Positions for the School Years 2012-2013.

1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary

Descriptions of the responsibilities of each position can be found on or posted on the Parents Corner bulletin board in the school's lobby.

If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the Executive Board, please contact the Nominating Committee at or leave your Nomination Form in Ms. Phillips office, room 141 by May 17, 2012.  All suggestions will be kept confidential.

You may also contact the Nominating Committee Chairperson, Ms. Maxine Lees.

Executive Board Responsibilities


The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee.  The president shall provide leadership for its members. The president shall appoint chairpersons of PA Committees with the approval of the Executive Board.  The president shall delegate responsibilities to other PA members and shall encourage meaningful participation in all parent and school activities.  The president shall attend all regular meetings of the region/district presidents’ council and shall be a core member of the school Executive Board members in accordance with these bylaws to plan the agendas for the general membership meetings.  The president shall be one of the signatories on checks. The president or his/her designee shall represent the PA on region/district committees. The president shall assist with the June transfer of PA records to the incoming Executive Board.

Vice Presidents will perform the duties of the president in his or her absence or disability:

  • The First Vice President: Will assist the President in the performance of his or her duties, and will in charge of membership.  He or she will issue membership cards to members who have paid their dues, and will keep a list of such members.
  • The Second Vice President: Will be in charge of programming for the general meeting, distribution of information, sign-in sheets and refreshments.

o       The Third Vice President: will be in charge of fundraising.

Recording Secretary: Will be responsible for maintaining an up to date file of all meetings for general and executive board meetings. The responsibilities shall include notices, agendas, and sign-in sheets. The secretary shall prepare and read the minutes of each association meeting and shall make minutes available upon reasonable request. He/she will maintain custody of the association’s records and reports. The secretary shall assist the treasurer with the June transfer of all PA records to the incoming executive board.

Corresponding Secretary: Will attend to all official correspondence of the association, subject to the direction or instruction from the President. He/she will share information at the general PA meeting. In addition, any mail that has the person’s name on it, should not be opened by the Correspondent Secretary. 


The treasurer shall be responsible for all financial affairs and funds of the association.  The treasurer shall also be responsible for maintaining an updated record of all income and expenditures on school premises and shall be on of the signatories on checks. The treasurer shall adhere to and implement all financial procedures established by the association. The treasurer shall be prepared to present and provide copies of financial reports at all association meetings. The treasurer shall also prepare and provide the January 31st interim and June annual financial accounting reports. He/she shall make available all books or financial records for viewing by members upon request and for audit. The treasurer shall prepare all financial records and assist with the June transfer of all PA records to the incoming executive board.

Assistant Treasurer: Will assist the treasurer in any financial duties of the office. In the event that the recording secretary is not available, the position must be rotated among elected members if the Executive Board whom are in attendance.

Members-at-Large: Will assist the Executive Board as necessary

School Leadership Team Membership: The president of the PA shall automatically serve as a core member of the School Leadership Team.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nominating Committee

Dear Meyer Levin IS 285 Parents:

Spring is here and it is time to select candidates for the Executive Board of our Association for the 2012-2013 School year.  The following positions are open for nomination: (see responsibilities below)


1st Vice President (Fundraising)

2nd Vice President (Membership)


Assistant Treasurer

Recording Secretary

Corresponding Secretary

At our April Parents Association Meeting held on 4/19/2012, the following Nominating Committee was formed.

The Nominating Committee is:

Maxine Lees-------Nominating Committee Chair (Board member graduating out)

Julia Allyene -------Parent Member

Mazene Crawford ------Parent Member

Karen Hudlin-Cooper-------Parent Member

Anyone wishing to be considered by the Nominating Committee for candidacy of these positions should fill out the following tear off and return to school Attn: Nominating Committee NO LATER THAN May 17th.

Please expect to hear from a member of the nominating committee prior to May 24th.

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Meyer Levin IS 285 Parents Association Attn: Nominating Committee 2012

Please fill out ALL information and print clearly.

Name_____________________________________________ Telephone #____________________________________

Address__________________________________________ City/State/Zip ____________________________________

Email address________________________________________________________

Child’s Name_____________________________________________ Child’s Class______________________

Position you are interested in_________________________________________________________________________

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Grade 8 Social Studies Exit Projects

Help your student begin planning and working on their Exit Projects for Social Studies. Below is a list of available topics.

Each student must select one topic from which they will create a question to form the base of their research.

The Social Studies Exit Project will take three forms:
1.    Essay
2.    Power Point Presentation
3.    Oral Presentation

  1. The Women’s Suffrage Movement
  2. Immigration 1890s
  3. The Civil Rights Movement
  4. World War I
  5. World War II
  6. The Great Depression
  7. The Vietnam War
  8. The Korean War
  9. The Roaring Twenties
  10. The Jazz Age
  11.  Big Business
  12. The Second Industrial Revolution
  13. The Progressive Era
  14. The Cold War Era
  15. Westward Expansion
  16. The New Deal Era
  17. Japanese Americans and World War II
  18. The Spanish American War

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Computer Workshop Series, Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 6:30pm

Please join us for our first in a series of computer workshops designed to help you assist your child with their Exit Projects.

The due date for the Exit Projects is quickly approaching, don’t miss this important workshop we have put together for you to learn how to better assist your child with their 7th and 8th grade
Exit Project.

¿ You will learn, how to use Power Point to create the 7th & 8th grade Exit Projects.

¿ You will learn how to access Pupil Path to review your child’s records and grades.


Tamara Morris-Nelson

Nickshire Nero
Vice President

Dorothy Billings
Vice President Fundraising

Leslene O’Meally-Whyte

Keisha Simmons
Assistant Treasurer

Maxine Lees


Maurice Britton
Keisha Washington