Friends of Reed – Humanities Academy

Minutes

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Friends Of Humanities Academy

Minutes

September 14, 2017

Ciavarra Home

 

  1. I. Call to order:

Meeting called to order at 7:38 PM. Motion to begin by Eric Ostergard, Second by Dahn Ballard.

In attendance: Lisa Thomas, Christi Goodman, Susan Ladd, Erica Fox, Bipasha Shom, Brian Singer, Dana Tobin, Lisetter Enriquez, Jennifer Swierad, Matthew Godfery, Erik Ostergard, Monica Tait, Bonnie & James George, Margaret Goldenberg, Dahn Ballard, Laura Mulrenan, Colleen Benard, Jen Ciavarra, Gillian Hobson, Suzanne Ostergard, Gisella Valencia

 

  1. Secretary’s Report: Short review by Susan. Minutes approved. Motion by Lisa, second by Christi.

 

III. Treasurer’s Report: Christi explained her new original system of understanding how our budget works; the income and expenses bracketing/supporting the classroom expenses/enrichment and the day/overnight field trips. h. Missing $3000 refund check has been confirmed, not received.

 

  1. Old Business:

Thanks to the Ciavarra family for their generosity in hosting a gracious and delicious 1st meeting.

Surplus t-shirts are being held by Ms. Dagilis.

No Kale Bake Sale every Thursday 3PM continues to be successful.

Annual Giving Campaign: We are ahead of projections for the number of families that participated at this time last year. We still need to make a push for a goal of $15K.

Info meeting on 8th NYC Trip 9/13.

Chromebook Cart Purchase voted on and approved from prior year’s suprplus. Motion by Dahn Ballard. second by Brian Singer.

 

  1. New Business:

8th/NY Trip (Ms Bobrosky-Kinsey lead teacher) announced.

Poker Night (Erik Ostergard) presented.

Jen Swiersad volunteered to chair.

 

  1. Needs:

Teacher needs discussed and volunteers stepped up to fill lisaon positions.

9pm meeting adjoured. Bonnie George called to close and Lisa T. seconded.

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Friends of Humanities Academy

Minutes

April 6, 2017

8:00 am – Walter Room Rm. 107

I. Call to order:

Meeting called to order at 8:07 am. Motion by Melaney, second by Leah.

In attendance: Ora Lavi Bipasha Shom, Erica Fox, Ms. Szymanski, Jeannie DeLaura

Leah Altschuler, Melaney Dees, Susan Ladd.

II. Secretary’s Report:

Minutes approved. Motion by Leah, second by Jeannie.

III. PHBAO:

Special funding as per pupil funding category for one year to replace PHBAO will cover next year. This will be explained at orientation. We will lose one teacher. Next year everyone will be in an Academy. Most of the school will be in the Global Leadership Academy. There will be seven Academies. 37 students per classroom.

IV. Old Business:

Incoming 6th grade event was a big success thanks to Suzy & Thomas Downs. 50 -60 people

Attended. Ms. Gamba and Mr. Demski were there.

NatureBridge needs to work out food allergy issues.

Holocaust: The son of of husband/wife survivors in their late 80’s will speak. 4/16

Only the 8th grade humanities and 8th grade IHP attend. David Goodman videotaping.

V. New business

We need new Board members to fill Treasurer, President or co-chair Presidents,

VP Fundraising, VP Communications.

Kids can help with No Kale Bake Sale on Thursday from 3 – 3:20pm. Contact Margaret

Goldenberg.

SSC Bugdet: Everything is covered in the budget. Librarian, Dean and Nurse have retained

their positions.

Need to ramp up Reed website since getting into Academies from Reed website is difficult.

Laura Biasini posting to FB page.

Special Bell schedule due to Bunny Bowl.

VI. Needs:

Need help with Spring Fair.

Need Ventura Receipts. Bring to FOR Box in the main office.

8:57 pm Meeting Adjourns: Leah first, Melaney seconds.

Next Meeting May 5, 2017 7 – 9 pm

 

Friends of Humanities Academy 

Minutes

September 8, 2016

7:00 pm – Zeltzer’s home

I. Call to order:

Meeting called to order at 7:15 pm. Motion by Leah, 2nd by Elaine.

II. Secretary’s Report:

No minutes to approve at this time.

III. Treasurer’s Report:

Not much changed. T-shirts are making money and well liked.

Some 6th grade field trip money is in. We hope to collect $30K for annual giving.

Leah approved the budget. Mel 2nd.

IV. Dates to remember:

Reviewed dates.

10/5 Meet the High School Night Approximately 50 schools present at

MTHSNight. Parents make 4 choices and attend in 4 classrooms. Guidebook online.

Don’t wait until 8th grade. Suggested to go as early as possible (6 grade parents) to see

as many choices possible.

10/12 No school

10/13 Parent Teacher Conferences (student run)

10/14 Minimum day/Halloween Haunted Carnival

10/26 Incoming Prospective parents

10/28 Talent Show is the biggest fundraiser besides Annual Giving. Talent Show food tbd.

A suggestion was made to promote Talent Show to incoming parents on 10/26.

11/2 REQUIRED 8th grade parent meeting 8:30am. FOR board has no representation

thus this is a required 8th grade meeting.

11/4 College/Career Day

11/8 Ultrazone Lasertag 6-10pm

V. Introduce Board – Melanie Dees & Leah Altshuler – PRES.

Jeannie DeLaura & Lisa Thomas (t-shirt designer/producer) – VP

Susan Ladd –  Secretary

VI. Administration requests:

a. Early leave – Your child can leave a note from the parent or guardian with explicit

instructions in the box at the front table upon entering school. The main office will take it

from there. 20 minutes before the end of the day do not pick up. Make arrangements

before that time.

b. No deliveries to students

c. Parking procedures reviewed: No u-turns, no double parking or in front of driveways,

no waiting at homes for pick up.

d. No posters on walls. Butcher paper must be used with painter’s tape.

VII. Parent Involvement Needed:

FOR – needs check writer.

Male chaperones needed for Naturebridge

Ms. Mansfield needs teacher liaison

Mel O’Neil needs co-chair for Talent Show

School Site Council (SCC) are open meetings  that parents are advised to attend since important budget decisions re: Title 1 allotments.

Shared Decision Making Committee are also open to attend.

Career Day needs 30-40 people to make presentations. One hour commitment (Nov. 4th)

Please talk to Mel or Leah

Meet the HS Night needs 10 volunteers (Oct. 5)

VIII. Annual Giving:

Lisa Thomas presented her rough draft of flier.

Through Annual Giving Campaign we raised the money needed to purchase Lap Top Carts for FOHA. Last year 12 scholarships were funded so everyone was able to attend Naturebridge.

Discussion re: confusion re: FOR form since it is hard to find the FOHA ask.

IX. Update:

Laurie Jon Caravella presented Paint Night fundraiser. November 10th a good night for

this event. Parents only.

Shifting of classes settled.

All 8th grade humanities students needed to help out with Talent Show.

NG – designates no grade on progress reports.

Oct. 6th is the next FOHA meeting at 8am.

Nov. 11th is the Fall Mixer Evening.

Mrs. Bart received eyeball approval for science labs.

X. Adjournment:

Mel motioned to adjourn at 8:03. Susan 2nd.

Submitted by: Susan Ladd, Secretary

7th Grade Astro Camp Trip!

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The 7th grade Humanities students will be going on an overnight field trip to AstroCamp over February 15-17, 2019 for a 3 day / 2 night trip.

AstroCamp is a hands-on physical science program with an emphasis on astronomy and space exploration. In addition to being a lot fun, it meets science content standards for California, inspiring students with learning centers geared to our specific grade level. A Micro Gravity Lab, zip line, ropes courses, a Mars based rock wall, and laser/star gazing, represent just a few of the options our group has to choose from when we attend.

The camp is located in the San Jacinto Mountains near the town of Idyllwild, two hours east of Los Angeles, California. It’s a beautiful 80-acre campus, on the edge of a mountain meadow, and boasts state of the art equipment for exploring science and nature, comfortable dorm rooms and meals served in their dining lodge.

Please submit your completed Field Trip Intention Slip in the Humanities Mailbox in the Main Office, by Friday, October 12, 2018.

Forms are going home with students this week!

 

Donation schedule:
 $100 Deposit Donation due Friday, October 12
 $250 Donation Remainder due Wednesday, January 16
 Or Full Payment of $350 by Friday, October 12

 

Reed’s Got Talent – Volunteers Needed!

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The Talent & Art Show is coming up, Friday Oct 19th!

Please keep telling friends and family to join us for this super fun night!!!! It is one of our biggest fundraisers for the Humanities Academy. Doors open for the Art Show at 5pm and we will have great food for sale!

We really need volunteers & food and drink donations to make this night a success – Please take a moment to sign up! See attached flyer to spread the word!

http://signup.com/go/piwFnKD
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link above
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like – CLICK SAVE!
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

8th GRADE NY TRIP

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If you are planning on sending your child on the 8th grade NY Trip signs ups are due by the end of October. 

One trip will be given away in a lottery!  The NY Trip is an amazing opportunity but may not be feasible for some students and their families, please keep that in mind when making your decision about participating in the trip lottery.  To be considered for the lottery, parents just need to send me an email to Ms. Bobrosky with their child’s name, and Humanities New York Raffle as the subject.

If you have any questions regarding the trip please reach out to Ms. Bobrosky.

Reed’s Got Talent!

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Reed’s Got Talent is coming up on Friday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m.!  Come out and support all of the amazing students participating in the talent show…there will even be a performance by members of our amazing faculty!

* Mandatory Dress rehearsal, Auditorium, Thursday, Oct 18th, 3-6 pm.

* Talent Show!! Auditorium, Friday, Oct. 19th, 6pm call, 7pm show.

For more information please see Ms. Szymanski Room 217

FOR/HA Weekly Bake Sale

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Humanities Academy Weekly Bake Sale is back!
Students can purchase baked items on Thursdays directly after school on the front lawn.
All items are $1.00-$2.00
The bake sale can only be possible if parents donate baked or store bought baked goods.
If you would like to donate baked goods, have a connection to low priced or free baked goods or would like to volunteer to work the bake sale please e-mail Margaret Goldenberg at margaretgoldenberg@mac.com
You can drop off baked goods for us to sell in Room 106 on Thursday mornings.
Students can get volunteer hours for helping at the bake sale after school.
We accept homemade or store bought baked goods!

Meet the High Schools Night

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Meet the High Schools Night is Wednesday, October 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

FOR/HA MONTHLY MEETING – Wednesday 9/26 at 7:00 p.m.

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The Elam Family is graciously hosting us in their Valley Village home:

11832 Magnolia Blvd. Valley Village, CA 9607

The meeting will take place in the studio in the rear. Go all the way up the driveway on the left, straight back to the double glass doors.

Would you like to host a future FOR/HA meeting in your home? Let us know! turbow@sbcglobal.net

FOR/HA Welcome Back Picnic

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FOR/HA is hosting a WELCOME BACK PICNIC at SOUTH WEDDINGTON PARK on Saturday, August 18th from 10a-12n. Bring a blanket and some food. We will provide coffee and light snacks. This is a great opportunity to meet other families and for the kids to bond. Our new Spirit Wear will be for sale!

Humanities Laser Tag – August 30th

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Celebrate BACK-to-SCHOOL and Meet New Friends!

A special “FOR-HUMANITIES LASER TAG”

will be Thursday, August 30th  at Ultrazone in Sherman Oaks

6th graders only at 6 pm // 7th and 8th graders at 7 pm.

Look for fliers at Orientation +  in your child’s backpack.

Advanced tickets are $25, tickets will be $30 at the door.

We need parent volunteers to donate water, baked goods, and to work this super fun event!

 

 

HEY….ACADEMIA DE HUMANIDADES SALGAN Y JUEGUEN!

NOCHE DE HUMANIDADES EN LASER TAG

JUEVES 30 DE AGOSTO.

ULTRAZONE // Sherman Oaks, CA

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PRE-VENTADE BOLETOS: $25 //$30 EN LA PUERTA

6:00 6TO.GRADO SOLAMENTE  // 7-9:30 TODOS LOS GRADOS

 JUEVES 3

JUEVES 30 DE AGOSTO

6th Grade Pali Camp

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Humanities Academy offers an overnight field trip at every grade level. For 6th grade, that trip is to Pali Camp, located in the San Bernardino Mountains near Lake Arrowhead. Pali Camp is not only an educational experience, meeting some of our science standards, but it is also a trip where students get a chance to meet the kids in their academy away from school and bond with them on a personal level. Beyond that, it is also a time where they are met with individual challenges, team building, and have an opportunity to overcome and grow alongside their school community. The trip is lead by Ms. Siminski along with the other 6th grade Humanities teachers, and has become a truly wonderful experience for our 6th graders to share.

2018 Pali Camp Details:

Camp Dates: October 24–26

First Deposit:  $50 / due Friday, Aug. 18

Final payment of $300 / due Wed., Aug. 30

Total Cost: $350 (includes 3 day / 2 night trip stay, meals, bus transportation, instruction + camp chaperones)