News 2-15-192019-02-15T15:29:23-05:00

February 15, 2019

Dear Parents,

Hopefully you are aware of our newest committee, CAB – Cafeteria Advisory Board, which will have its first meeting on Wednesday, Feb 20 at 3 pm in Room 108.

Our intentions are to create a positive environment in the cafeteria by implementing an incentive program for excellent behavior.  We would also like to create a better physical environment perhaps painting, hanging cool art work, and/or replacing furniture to make it look more like a restaurant than a cafeteria.

Homeroom teachers have volunteer forms for students to sign up.  We will be sending home a reminder of the meeting to all volunteers on Tuesday.

Thanks a million and Blessings!

Dr. Murphy, Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Newhuis




All Grades

NJHS is collecting items to be used towards the American Red Cross relief packages.  NJHS students brought grocery bags to classrooms today.  We are planning on having them periodically collect the items to sort through and put in the main distribution box in the front of the school.  If your bag becomes full please let me know and I will send a student as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support with this project!

Mrs. Collins

Mrs. Hughes

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Planning for next year will be beginning for  next year.  The PTO is in need of volunteers to help plan, organize, and execute the events.  Below is a listing of the board positions.  A meeting will be scheduled on Monday, March 11th at 7 pm in the Cafeteria.For the last couple of years I have been organizing the events and programs and then with the help of the office and volunteers running them.  It is past time to regroup and rebuild the board.

PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, consisting of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students.  We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding.  But, in order to do all that we need the support of the parents.

 Below is the outline for the board roles. Outline of PTO Board and Roles

President:  The president shall preside over meetings of the organization and executive board, serve as the primary contact for the principal, represent the organization at meetings outside the organization, serve as an ex officio member of all committees except the nominating committee, and coordinate the work of all the officers and committees so that the purpose of the organization is served.

Vice President:  The vice president shall assist the president and carry out the president’s duties in his or her absence or inability to serve.

Secretary:  The secretary shall keep all records of the organization, take and record minutes, prepare the agenda, handle correspondence, and send notices of meetings to the membership. The secretary also keeps a copy of the minutes book, bylaws, rules, membership list, and any other necessary supplies, and brings them to meetings.

Treasurer:  The treasurer shall keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pay out funds in accordance with the approval of the executive board for the organization. He or she will present a financial statement at every meeting and at other times of the year when requested by the executive board, and make a full report at the end of the year.  The treasurer will present a proposed budget for the current year to the PTO Executive Board for approval at the August Meeting.

Ways and Means:  The ways and means coordinator shall be in charge of any and all fundraising projects to be sponsored by the organization.  This includes timelines, dates, expected costs, and projected revenues.  They shall coordinate activities of the fundraising committee.

Administrative Representative:  An administrative representative, designated by the principal, will serve as the liaison between the PTO Executive Board and the administration.

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