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Meeting minutes

Wilkes-Barre Academy, Inc.

Small Wonders, Inc.

PTO Minutes of Meeting

Date: Monday,May 16, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm

Officers Present:

Lisa Barth – President

Kristen Cooper – Vice President

Audra Hughes – Secretary

Brittany Holly - Treasurer


Regular Meeting Begins:

Meeting called to order at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria by Lisa Barth, PTO President.  Lisa Barth welcomes everyone to the last WBA/Small Wonders PTO meeting for the 2021-2022 school year.  Ms. Yale made a motion to accept the March 21, 2022 minutes and Mrs. Huntzinger seconded the motion. All present were in favor of accepting the minutes. 


  • Brittany Holly states that the PTO Treasury Balance is $24,225.18 as of 5/16/2022. BH to update and amend the Treasurer balance by the end of the week once all outstanding invoices are turned in.
  • Mrs. Huntzinger made a motion to accept the Treasury balance as is and Mrs. O’Toole seconded the motion.   

New Business:

  • Education:  National Testing Terra Nova Test Scores will be mailed to students on May 17, 2022. Wilkes-Barre Academy is very proud to say that not one class scored in the below average range.  Wilkes-Barre Academy is proud of these accomplishments, and not one day was spent teaching about or for the test. 
    • 2nd Grade- Tested in 13 subject areas. 12 of the group’s National Percentile scores are in the average range and 1 is in the above average range.
    • 4th Grade- Tested in 13 subject areas. 2 of the group’s National Percentile scores are in the average range and 11 are in the above average range.
    • 6th Grade- Tested in 13 subject areas. 2 of the group’s National Percentile scores are in the average range and 11 are in the above average range.
    • 8th Grade- Tested in 13 subject areas. All subject scores tested in the above average range.
    • Mrs. Kishbaugh announced the Native American Program will be taking place this year.
    • The 4th grade Science Fair will take place May 17, 2022 through May 20, 2022 in the Library.  Judging to take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
    • The 6th grade Science Fair will be held May 24, 2022 through May 27, 2022 in the Library.
    • Mrs. Huntzinger announced 8th grade graduation is June 2, 2022 and the 8th grade trip will be to Kalahari for the day.


  • Fundraising: Help Us Raise The Roof!!  Thank you to all who purchased fundraising tickets to help raise funds for the purchase of the pavilion. PTO made a contribution of $20,000 towards the pavilion project.  The Estate of Mr. Salavantis also made a generous donation towards the purchase of the pavilion. A huge thank you to all volunteers that gave their time in providing all types of assistance in constructing the pavilion over the weekend. 
  • Science Olympiad: Congratulations to the Wilkes Barre Academy Science Olympiad team.  The team placed 6th in Regionals on March 10, 2022.  They won a spot to compete at Penn State Altoona for States on April 30, 2022. Overall the team did awesome. Wilkes-Barre Academy placed 16th in States out of 35. Big thank you to Mrs. Robasky, Mrs. O’Toole and all mentors for donating your time to the students. Kristen Cooper made a motion to treat the Science Olympiad team to a pizza party and Tina Rothrey seconded the motion.
  • Vouchers: Lisa Barth stated the summer schedule for vouchers will be every other week.  Lisa Barth and Terri Smith will be retiring from the Voucher Committee.  Thank you both for all you assistance over the years!! Any questions regarding vouchers please see the voucher committee.
  • Field Trips: All grades had a wonderful time on their field trips. PTO paid 50% of the bus cost. Thank you PTO!
  • Summer Program: Summer packets went home to all students. Summer Campers will go to the Kingston Pool and bowling weekly.  There will be one field trip per month and many fun activities weekly.


Academic Activities:

  • Student Council:  Student Council hosted the Spring Fling and the students had a wonderful time.  Pins were distrubited to all Student Council members for the 2021-2022 school year. The last skating party of the school year is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Other Topics:

  • PTO will be hosting a pizza party and ice cream sandwiches for Small Wonders and Wilkes-Barre Academy on Friday, May 27, 2022. Volunteers are needed from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm- please reach out to Lisa Barth.
  • On behalf of all staff at Small Wonders/Wilkes-Barre Academy, Ms. Yale extends a heartfelt thank you to all parents and volunteers for their generosity for Teacher Appreciation Day.
  • Lisa Barth announced a pizza and ice cream party on May 27, 2022. Lisa will be reaching out to the homeroom parents for volunteers.
  • PTO Nominations:  PTO Elections for school year 2022-2023.
    • Ms. Yale made a motion to accept the nominations of Jessica Richmond for President, Audra Hughes as Vice President, and Kristen MacDonald for Secretary.  Mrs. Robasky seconded the motion. All present were in favor of accepting the nominations.
    • Two individuals were interested in the Treasurer position and an election was held. Kristen Cooper tallied the ballot totals. Grazia Delle Cave was the winner of the election.
    • Next meeting will be held in September 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 by Lisa Barth and Kristen Cooper seconded the motion.



AH 05.16.22

05.16.22 PTO Minutes.docx

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