The first PTA meeting took place on September 5, 2019. The attendance was good, but I think more parents should attend. I understand many parents can't make it due to schedule constraints.
If it's a matter of not having anybody to watch your kids while you attend the meeting, you should know every PTA meeting I've been to offers babysitting and food. So if you can, get involved.
Just being present is good enough to be aware of what's going on, what has happened and what's coming up, ask questions, and get to know the other parents and staff. If you can help out by volunteering, that's even better.
If you wanted to make it but couldn't, here is the meeting in its entirety, below the video are time codes for the topics covered.
Principal's Update and PTA meeting – Thorman & Currie 2019-09-05 for #TUSD Tustin Unified School District
Diana Fisher-Godinez – President
Geneva Guerrero – VP
Sari Weisenberg – Secretary
Monica Roldan – Treasurer
Saul Mejia – Auditor
Karla Arriero – Historian
The time codes for the video:
3:10 Pledge to the flag.
4:04 Meetings are joint Thorman & Currie – now & moving forward.
6:50 Urgent needs for the bond measure.
7:30 Staff & parent suggestions
10:15 WE need your thoughts on bond measure items
13:27 Crosswalk traffic & safety issue. Parents voicing opinions, concerns. – Here's my article on the matter: The Pickup and Drop off situation.
18:07 Drawbacks or costs of the bond
19:53 Shade for kids
21:25 Pickup drop off during sunny or rainy days
21:41 Upgrading portable classrooms for TK
22:58 Enlarging lunch covered area
23:53 On support for the bond measure
25:21 Add your own thoughts for the committee to review https://papidaddy.com/out/facilities19
26:07 Magnet school planning
27:55 QR code to provide feedback https://papidaddy.com/magnet19
29:43 Why would a kid with special needs be transferred out of the school?
31:27 Where is the International School going to be
32:18 What’s the time frame for magnet and International school
34:30 Spanish vs English communications
36:00 PTA meeting starts
36:42 Treasurer's report
39:56 Committees – Hospitality
41:14 Committees – Volunteers
42:13 Committees – Fundraising
44:37 Time commitments comment
48:24 Committees – Communications
49:05 Restaurant nights
51:10 Social media for PTA
53:45 Dino Dash
1:01:12 PTA membership & Drive. Prizes & ice cream social.
1:03:30 Spirit wear sales
1:06:22 Dia de los Muertos
1:07:13 Family nights
1:13:15 Volunteer for the next event