I. Call to order
Co-Presidents Michael Dye and Tim Blackburn called to order the regular monthly meeting of the Andersen DEANS Foundation at 7:00pm at the Phase I Club House.
II. Roll call
The following members were present: Michael Dye, Tim Blackburn, Nick Orzano, Darren Anthony, David Jubitz, and Kevin Harbour.
Special Guests: PTA Co-Presidents Jenny Dye and Tristan Reyes-Close; PTA Representative Gina Harbour; PrincipalDr. Lewis; Carter Weir
III. Open Issues & New Business
a) The DEANS Board and PTA Co-Presidentsdiscussed the upcoming Big Friday event, scheduled for 8/20/21 from 4-6pm. Invitations have been distributed via email to all families registered for the 2021/2022 school year. Final planning and arrangements were made for a variety of logistical items. Several auction prizes were also added to the event, including a Luxury Suite at Del Mar Race Track for Sunday, August 29th.
b) Principal Lewis raised the possibility of a Recess Art program, which would provide alternative activities for kids at lunch time once a month. The program would be open to all students and various levels of Art activities would be provided based on age. The DEANS Board voted unanimously to fund the $5,000 annual cost of the program, which breaks down to ~$2 per student.
c) The PTA Co-Presidents and PTA Representative Gina Harbour discussed the upcoming slate of After School Enrichment Programs. A wide variety of activities was included in the programs in order to appeal to as much of the student body as possible. The programs will run for roughly 8 weeks on various days after school. As of now, activities for Fall are scheduled to include: Skate Dogs, Golf, Basketball, Chess, Spanish, Lego’s, Fashion Camp, Cheernastics, Musical Theater, Art, and Homework Club. Final steps include negotiating site fees with the district, which range from $9 per day for Not-for-Profit providers and $130 per day for For-profit providers. PTA/DEANS and Dr. Lewis are all working hard with the district to lower the $130 For-profit fees to the $9 Non-for-profit level so they are consistent for all providers.
d) The 2022 DEANS Dinner Dance was tentatively scheduled for 3/19/22. The DEANS Board is currently working on a setting up a committee to assist with preparations and planning.
e) New Parent Night was tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 16th at the Phase I Club House.
f) The initial DEANS Thursday Night Football Event is scheduled for 9/6/21 at the Phase I Club House. Carter Weir of Weir Properties will be sponsoring the event.
IV. Michael Dye and Tim Blackburn adjourned the meeting at 9:45pm.
Minutes submitted by: Kevin Harbour