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Meeting minutes

Wilkes-Barre Academy, Inc.

Small Wonders, Inc.

PTO Minutes of Meeting

Date: Monday, September 19, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm

Officers Present:

Jessica Richmond – President

Audra Hughes – Vice President

Kristin MacDonald – Secretary

Grazia DelleCave - Treasurer


Regular Meeting Begins:

Meeting called to order at 5:00 pm under the pavilion by Jessica Richmond, PTO President. Jessica welcomed everyone to our WBA/Small Wonders PTO meeting. Tara Gwillian Gorski made a motion to accept the minutes and Brooke DePietro seconded the motion. All present were in favor of accepting the minutes. 


  • Grazia DelleCave states that the PTO Treasury Balance is $10,413.78.
  • Grazia let us know the 8th grade account is in the negative due to the higher cost of last year’s graduation. It was suggested to use the $130 the WBA Class of 2021 had set aside for a birdhouse for the pavilion to help the 8th grade class. Jessica Richmond advised Mrs. Barth was going to donate $500 from the library fund, and a $500 donation from the PTO to the 8th grade class of 2022 to help their account balance get closer to a positive amount.
  • Davina Sims made a motion to accept the Treasury balance and the funds distribution. Holly Courter seconded the motion. 

New Business:

  • Vouchers – Angela Shinal described our Voucher program. She introduced Davina Sims, Amanda Crognale, and Jennifer Lobb as members of their committee. Any questions about the program please reach out to a member.
  • Box Tops/Amazon Smile
    • Kristin MacDonald reported a total of $35.00 were earned since July 2022. Keep scanning your receipts to earn more Box Tops! If you have any questions on how to scan your receipts let Kristin know.
    • Amazon Smile– Discussed how to sign up for the program and how to purchase items on Amazon using this program. Jessica advised she will repost the information on the WBA Facebook page. See Jessica or Kristin if you need assistance.
  • Student Council
    • Mrs. Zapoticky advised student council elections were held and they have their first meeting 9/20/2022. The first Skating Party of the school year will take place on October 6th.
  • PTO Events
    • Fall Festival – Will be held October 15th from 11 am to 3 pm. Each grade will have a tent and a theme. Themes are still needed from all grades except 1st and 5th. Set up will begin at 8 am that morning. If any teenagers are in need of community service hours, they are welcome to volunteer. Prizes will not be handed out at each table. Children will be given a punch card and will get it punched at each table. At the end they will get a goodie bag from the PTO. The Glee Club will perform.
      • Davina Sims asked about decorations from prior years festivals. Grazia advised she will check the sheds again but did not see them in the PTO shed. She will check with Mrs. Sullick they may be in the Play shed.
      • Jessica let us know that M and T Bank donated $500 for the fall festival.
    • Whistle Pig Outing – Date TBD in October, not a PTO fundraiser, just a fun night out for the WBA/Small Wonders Family. Cost will be $10 a person includes a hayride and pumpkins.
    • Fundraisers – Multiple options were discussed from a purse bingo, Yeti cooler give away, and 12 days of giveaways. The number of fundraisers were discussed as well as getting sponsorships for the items being given away. More information to come on upcoming fundraisers at our next meeting. *Please note that all fundraisers need to be approved by the office.
    • Night at the Races – Will be in April at St. Peter’s and Paul where we have held it in the past. More information to come.

Other Topics:

  • Next meeting will be held Monday, November 21, 2022.

  *Please note that children can come to PTO meetings with their parents. They will be in a separate area during the meeting*.

  • Motion made to end the meeting at 5:45 pm by Angela Shinel and Brooke McPeek seconded the motion.



KM 9/20/22

9.19.22 PTO Minutes.docx

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