The meeting was called to order by Janet Giron, President, at 7:04 pm on Monday, June 14, 2021.
The minutes from the May 10, 2021 General PTA Meeting were approved as read.
Bianca Belmonte-Sapien, Janet Giron, Angela Lerner, Mikel Wagner, Lani McCarson, Tiffany
Johnson, Lynn Olivas, Jennifer Vargas
Principal’s Report by Ms. Belmonte-Sapien:
Thanks to the PTA for getting the yearbooks out and organizing uniform donations.
The hiring committes have been busy. We have hired a 1 st /2 nd grade teacher. She is Ms.
Carillo and her daughter is an alumna of 21 st Century, so she is very familiar with the
school. We have also hired 2 EA’s and are interviewing an additional social worker for the
We have applied for a social/emotional learning grant of $1500. If we get it, it will
supplement our social/emotional learning curriculum.
We are still accepting lottery applications and have openings in all grades.
Our re-entry plan must be posted publicly in order to qualify for the American Rescue Plan
funding. It will be posted on the school website.
When students re-enter school in the fall there will be bell to bell in-person learning and
before and after care. Each student will be issued a chromebook, and the students will return
to a weekly rotating class schedule. The PED has not issued a new re-entry toolkit, so there
may be some changes when they do.
ARP ESSER III (American Rescue Plan) Report by Ms. Belmonte-Sapien:
Statewid priorities are:
Closing the digital divide
Supporting social emotional needs
Supporting needs of students with disabilities
Improving indoor air quality
The projected award is $764,185.25
Brainstormed ideas of how to use the award:
Drinking fountain with bottle spout – we already have these!
Utilizing our outdoor space for family events with a projector and mobile stage
Making sure all students have good internet access at home
Grassy area or playground
Basketball hoops, 4 square court, tether ball poles
President’s Report by Janet Giron:
The 8 th grade graduation ceremony and the Rockcital were spectacular.
The next Governance Council Meeting will be on 6/24 at 5:30pm.
Yearbooks have been distributed. Next year’s yearboks will be available to order at the
biggest discount in August.
Vice-President’s Report by Lani McCarson:
Uniform donations went well. All the donations have been washed and sorted.
Treasurer’s Report by Angela Lerner:
There were no deposits
One check for $120 for graduation expense cleared
Current balance is $10,611.27.
There are several checks still outstanding. They total approximately $1500.
We will be able to have in-person events now.
We will be able to have the Ice Cream Social on Labor Day weekend, although we will still
have to follow state guidelines, so it may have to be outside with indivdually wrapped paletas.
Secretary’s Report by Mikel Wagner:
According to the NM PTA, we have members in MemberHub for whom we have not
submitted payment. Janet and Angie will take care of making a payment next week.
Fundraising / New Business:
We will do the school supply fundraiser again in the fall. Jennifer Vargas has volunteered to
We should be able to run the snack bar again when school starts. Janet Giron needs to train
someone to take over. Jennifer Vargas can help out with this as well.
Other fundraising ideas:
Restaurant night at Green Jeans, Blake’s, the paleta bar on Candelaria, or Cello Grill
Raffle of donations or students’ art
Encouraging parents to use Amazon Smile and the Smith’s donation option linked to their value card
The PTA would like to start a weekly or monthly newsletter to be distributed to all parents
The PTA budget for next year will be posted at the school and needs to be voted on at the
The next PTA General Meeting will be Monday, July 26 at 7:00 pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.