Mon, Sep 5, 2011 01:25 PM
There was an organized effort this past Saturday by
Proctor residents to help those in need by cleaning up and
assessing damages or providing information. If you have cleaning
supplies you would like to donate to the effort call Shannon Maass
at 459-3585, or drop them at the collection site at Proctor
Elementary. The Proctor Youth Group is also conducting a food drive
and if you would like to help contact Nate Blanchard from the Union
Church of Proctor at 459-3624. Monetary donations to help residents
can be sent to Proctor Community Concerns Council, C/O Muriel
Sedegren, 18 Curry Street, Proctor, VT 05765.
The Proctor Elementary School is supporting a food
drive for the Proctor/Pittsford Food Shelf. There will be a box set
up in the entry way of the school for donations of non-perishable
items for the week of September 6th. Suggested items include canned
goods, paper products, boxed foods, pet food, laundry detergent,
pet food and batteries.
Proctor Elementary is holding a "Meet the Teacher
Night" (preferably without the kids)on the evening of September 14
at 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for teacher to highlight
to parents what areas will be covered this year and to discuss how
they can work together to meet the goals set for the kids.
Librarian, Donna Smyth would like to remind everyone the library is
still collecting used toner and ink cartridges. These can be
brought in any time.
The school board meeting minutes for August 9 were
recently released for publication. Here are some highlights. Audrey
Tilden was offered a letter of intent for the library aide position
and the board accepted it. The board came out of executive session
later and presented the fall coaching contracts. Tom Valach and
John Ojala, varsity girls soccer co-coaches; Chad Eugair, Junior
High girls soccer coach; Tim Clain, Junior High boys soccer coach;
and Kevin Ratti, varsity boys soccer coach.
Jesse Safran, Technology Director at RCSU, presented
the board with a quote for the air conditioning in the server room
at the Elementary School. Jesse spoke on the quote. It was decided
to table the air conditioning until more information is obtained.
Superintendent Taylor wanted to thank Jesse for all the work that
he has done for the Supervisory Union. Lloyd Hughes agreed and told
Jesse that he was sorry to see him leave. There are currently 19
applications to fill Jesse's position. They are currently in the
initial screening stages and Jesse will be staying onto assist
during the transition period. Safran has received only one bid for
the wireless network. Mary made a motion to award the quote to
Cellular Specialties for $27505.40 for PHS and $26338.70 for PES.
The motion passed unanimously. Safran would also like to add
a smart board for PHS for approximately $3400 to be installed in
the science department to be paid for by Tech funds. Don made a
motion to get another smart board for the PHS science department.
Art seconded the motion. Mary stated that the funding could come
from PFP funds other than the Tech fund. The motion passed for
purchase of a smart board with funding sources to be looked
A reminder that the Proctor Free Library is holding
its' 130th birthday celebration on September 17 from 1:00-3:00pm at
4 Main Street, Proctor. The library board of trustees will host a
trip down memory lane starting in 1881. Bring your library stories
and memories to share with family and friends. There will be
refreshments and a library trivia contest.