We had a lively PTCC meeting on Tuesday October 3rd. We discussed future whole school events Events the 45th JBBP auction and the Cherry Blossom festival. The auction team will meet this week and then monthly through the end of the year. In January they will meet weekly until the auction in March. The auction is so much fun and a lot of work. Please email Gayle Kojimoto-Hume (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to join. The Cherry Blossom team will begin meeting monthly in January and then biweekly in March. The Cherry Blossom committee includes prepping for the Cherry Blossom parade and popping popcorn that we sell in a booth at the Japantown Cherry Blossom Festival in April. Please email Michi Toki, email@example.com, if you would like to join this committee.
Our next board meeting is November 7th at 6:30 (6:00 potluck) in the Rosa Parks cafeteria.
We will once again have the holiday catalog in November. We will sell gift cards, shirts and hoodies, popcorn and other items. The popcorn team will probably the pop the first weekend (1 day) in December. The catalog and opportunities to volunteer will be coming in a month.
At the General Meeting last month the budget was approved by membership, but the PTCC board has the final vote. The board approved a revised budget that included funding to support the PTA in paying for the garden teacher for 2018-2019. Members expressed opinions for and against the garden coordinator line item. Agreement was reached to keep the garden position budget with provisions.
Undoukai was a great success. Thank you to the sensei and teachers for organizing it and and thank you to the parent volunteers!
20 Japanese students from Seiko Gakkuen will come to visit again before Spring Break. We will be looking for host families in the Spring semester. We need someone to lead the committee to organize host families, gift bags/student experience. Please email Laura Schmidt-Nojima, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to head up this committee.
For more details please see the posted notes at Rosa Parks and/or the link in the blast.