May Minutes


    7:45: Superintendents Presentation by Mr. Cornell
    Recommended Budget for 2018-2019 School Year

    8:20: Approval of April Minutes

    8:25: Core Report: Visitor log form; Tech Team introducing an app called Clever to unite all the online school sites, Core Team is remaining the same with Beth Piazza being new PTSA parent Representative

    8:27: Principal’s Report: Mr Martinez’ exit plan and new Principal’s entrance plan; addressed front parking lot, proposed that the new administrator dedicates the reading garden at the back to school bbq. PTSA supports this suggestion.

    8:35: Treasurer’s Report , expenses approved, Budget proposed, and approved.

    8:45: Help needed for Teacher Appreciation Day! Please contact Tracy Tew

    Meeting Attended by: M.Cornell, J.Martinez, L.Biddle, R.Bartoo, T.Tew, C.Ricotta, A.Bus

March Minutes

  • 8:00 - Approval of Last Month’s Minutes

    - Treasurers Report

    Hawk Creek: All Set for March 2, 2018

    Movie Night - Wonder

    BMX - Possibly May 21, proposing it to other schools in the district
    In School Program

    Helping Hands - Wednesdays and Thursday’s

    8:15. Principal’s Report - Earth Spirit for next year on activity day proposed

    8:20. Spring Fundraiser - Meat Raffle - Themed baskets from classrooms organized by home room parents

    Attended By: C. Ricotta, J. Martinez, T. Tew, A. Bus

February Minutes

  • 7:45 - approval of last months minutes

    7:50 - Treasurers Report

    Accounts report for district regarding setting up new procedures for using sales exempt status. Can reimburse tax as an individual building until procedures are in place. Putting together a list of vendors that directly invoice to make the process easier.

    8:00 - Principal’s Report: 

    Science Fair this evening, Fourth Grade did Earth Spirit field trip. Possible Field Day event handled by Earth Spirit. Student Government came to BVS for Sail-a-bration. Cafeteria noise-level management.

    8:15 - New Business

    Helping Hands - Organized through Robin Bartoo. Beginning on Wednesday’s Parents can help teachers.

    Science Fair - tonight, 6:30-7:30,

    Father Daughter Dance - Friday February 9th @Patchin Firehall

    Hawk Creek in school program scheduled for March 2, 2018

    Mother Son Movie Night - 3/16/2018 Considering Despicable Me 3, Wonder, Boss Baby, or Cars 3.

    8:30 - Open Discussion: District PTSA Looking to create a nominating committee of two general members that can serve. These are Important positions because they will be directing the choice of leadership for the following year.

    In attendance: T. Tew, A.Bus, D.Lamb, K.Krencik, S. Beiter, C. Ricotta, N.Krencik, J.Martinez

January Minutes

  • Thursday January 3 2018 PTSA MINUTES

    7:50: Treasurers Report

    7:55: Core Report

    8:00: past business, Christmas Bazaar went well, pleased with new company
    New tables purchased by PTSA useful

    8:05: Next events on the schedule: Science Fair. and Father Daughter Dance, 

    Hawk Creek on March 2, 2018
    Meat Raffle April 27, 2018 at Knight of Columbus

    Minutes from last meeting approved

    Meeting Attended by T.Tew, C. Ricotta, K. Krencik, J. Martinez, R. Bartoo

November Minutes

  • PTSA MINUTES 11/2/2017

    7:45. Treasurer’s Report
    7:55. Memberships still time to join

    Benches are finished, need to be installed
    Outdoor Movie was well attended, $120.00 raised for Garden 
    Halloween Party went well
    Helping Hands is being planned for once a week

    Reflections: Due November 13

    Core Report: Theater of Youth has contacted BVS
    Would like to have Hawk Creek in March not Nov.
    Winter Clothing Drive - completed and well supported

    8:10. BPO Sending 3rd and 5th grade. Need to pay for the bus will fill out a grant form

    8:15. Buffalos’ Best Fundraiser $2633.00 net

    PARP Pumpkin Contest, good participation. Next time combine the Scholastic book fair with PARP

    Picture Retake Day November 8th

    Christmas Bazaar is re-scheduled for December 14th and 15th

    Welcome Mrs. MacGamwell substituting for Mr. Martinez

    Meeting attended by N.Krencik, K. Krencik, T. Tew, A.Bus, K.MacGamwell, B.Piazza, L.Biddle, D.Pfiel, R.Bartoo, B. Knodel, S. Manspeaker, M.Ryan, T.Roberts, C.Ricotta

    8:20 Meeting Adjourned

October Minutes

  • PTSA MEETING 10/5/2017

    7:50: Apple Program Big Apple Crunch. Free apples during lunch Contest to win $1000 for the garden. Begins 10/19/2017

    7:55: Treasurer's Report

    Bundle Up Buffalo: Laura Biddle chairperson

    Grant opportunity from Wesleyan church of Hamburg for a school or community need in the south towns. Deadline is November 15th

    Audit Committee, volunteer needed, Ed Piazza

    Pre-K - Include Parents in the PTSA, letter welcoming and a calendar of meetings and events.

    8:00. Spirit Wear - school spirit items, BVS specific items as well as Hamburg Central

    8:05: Old Business Welcome Back BBQ - well attended Keep on Friday

               Home room Parent Tea - schedule again for next year

               Picture Day

    Halloween Celebration:  sound system, snacks etc.

    Book Fair

    PARP Book Fair Contest Heroes & Villians : New Chairperson Needed for next year see Kevin Krencik- Try to enter national contest

    Reflections Art Contest Underway

    8:10 Box Tops: motion passed to purchase Kindle for Raffle to whomever collects most box tops. 

    Hawk Creek or Earth Spirit for Educational In School Program

    Reading Garden: Funded by Grant and Donations, funding needed Seeking $500.00 grant from PTSA , community volunteers needed for bench installation and book box installation.  GoFundMe page BVSFrienshipReading Garden

                                 Motion Passed for PTSA to grant $250.00 to Frienship Reading Garden.

    Buffalo's Best Fundraiser underway

    PTSA MEMBERSHIP - 48 members currently at BVS membership appreciated $8.00/person

    Bulldog Dash - 5k

    Bring Back Helping Hands Parent Teacher Group

    November 7th Constitutional Convention, Teachers feel it is not good for Education, parents are encouraged to look into this before voting on November 7th.  It is located on the back of the ballot.


    Attended by:

    Tracy Tew, Dana Lamb, Candy Ditkowski, Ed Piazza, Amy Judge, Jen Koelmeyer, Laura Biddle, Robin Bartoo, Margaret Ryan, Connie Ricotta, Amy Bus, Jennifer Wittmeyer, Nancy Krencik, Kevin Krencik, June Meissner, Casey Kelley, Erin Holstein, Kristen Stanley, Kathleen O'Mara

September Minutes


    Thursday September 7, 2017

    Back to School BBQ:  Friday September 15th

    Need baked goods, flyers, apples, milk,

    FALL FUNDRAISER:  Buffalo's Best 10/2/2017-10/16/2017 sell dates, Items are received at the school for distribution the week after thanksgiving.

    Spring Fundraiser:

    Meat Raffle - set date for April 27th or May 4th

    Home room Parent Tea: Thursday September 28th in the morning, time to be determined.

    Home room parents meet with teachers as a group in BVS Cafeteria

    Halloween Party: 

    Thursday October 26th

    Volunteers needed for chaperoning the event, providing baked goods, decorating.

    PTSA MEMBERSHIP:  Anyone who joins by October 31st is automatically entered in a raffle to win a Kindle Fire, there are 5 available to the district.  A PTSA membership costs $8.00/person and benefits lots of activities throughout the school year. 

    Open House : 9/19 & 9/21 Sign-ups for Membership and activities will be posted Volunteers Needed and Greatly Appreciated!!

    Picture Day:  Friday 9/29/2017