Friends of Hancock Park School Meeting
Thursday 21st January 2016
Shula Van Buren
Reyna welcomed all attendees.
Other items discussed
DIEBLES testing. There has been a lot of concern about the benefits of this, which currently takes place three times a year. It takes up a lot of the teachers’ and students’ time and is unnecessary. It was proposed this be cut.
Saturday 5th March is the Emergency Awareness Fair at HPS from 10:00 – 2:00pm. There will be food trucks and a ceremonial ribbon will be cut for the HPS School Garden and Farm.
Sunday 6th March will be the Donators’ Party for the Silver/Gold/Butterfly level at Jessica Dabney’s house.
Absenteeism continues to be a problem at HPS and has cost $29,000. Previously. The rate is currently $29.70 per child.
There will be no more TK at HPS.
The Farmer’s Market has donated $15,000 to the library at HPS. This means each grade will receive $2,000 to spend on books. We will need to get shelving from The Container Store or similar to put up in the library, to store the new books.
Signage. Last year, the culmination committee donated the wooden benches around the trees in the playground. This year it was suggested that they donate a new Welcome to Hancock Park School sign just inside the school gate.
Amazon. The on-line ordering from Amazon using the HPS link continues to make money for the school. It was proposed that a fridge magnet be made and distributed as a reminder to parents when ordering.
Website. The HPS website enquiry link should have a special link that states ‘If you have questions you wish to be answered in Korean, please contact Catherine Baek’.
Korean Coffee Catch-up. At the moment, there is no plan to continue the Korean coffee catch up as attendance was low.
Responsibility for the First Day of School, Back to School Night and Morning Drop-Off should be passed back to the school.
The next Beautification Day needs to be set for immediately after the Spring Carnival.
The next School Open House will be in April, in the evening. More details to follow.
Next FoHPS meeting will be on Wednesday 13th April 2016.
22nd January 2016