The Smoke Signal

Senior Council

Top row left to right: Matthew Beyer (Treasurer) Kevin Conrad (President) Samuel Canty (Representative) Ryan McBride (Representative) Michael Smolen (Representative) Matthew Mugno (Vice President)

Bottom row left to right: Sofia Urbaniak (Representative) Danielle Maron (Representative) Brenna Collins (Representative) Amanda McGlone (Representative) Jillian Eberson (Representative) Colleen Coyle (Secretary)

Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018

Attendance: All Present

Late: Matt Mugno

ALS Donation: $372 from Mr Cupcakes

Upcoming Events:

  • Selling Ice Pops after school on Thurs. Sept. 6th
  • Back to school night: Thursday Sept. 13
    • Candy Sale
  • Meeting with Reese on Wed. Sept. 12

School Store

  • Monday: Smolen, Matt Mugno, Beyer
  • Tuesday: Cara and ?
  • Wednesday: Kevin, Sam, Ryan
  • Thursday: Colleen, Brenna, Amanda
  • Friday: Dani, Sofia, Jillian

*This is our year to concentrate on ALS

Prom Things to discuss with Reese

  • Centerpieces: put money into centerpieces
    • Jill getting an estimate for Reese
    • Rent centerpiece

Friday Sept. 7, 2018

Exec meeting about sportsmanship

  • Want representation at all sporting events
  • Stop questionable chants. Keep it positive
  • No backpacks
  • How to start the home games: make a tunnel out of students in grade order and have the players run through
  • Game theme ideas: orange out and Mrs. Latteri can speak

Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018

Attendance: Everyone present

  • Back to school night, Thursday September 13
    • Be there at 5:30
    • Selling Candy Grams
  • Handing out candy gram, Friday period 5
  • September 26th during PP
    • Need to help out with cap and gown measurements
    • taking the grade picture
  • Senior Trip (booked)

Thursday Sept. 12, 2018

Exec meeting

  • Valley Cup: Friday September 28th
    • Need to get involved with the theme days and activities
  • Sportsmanship
    • Try to make it to every game
  • Back to school night
    • Decked out in green
    • Be there at 5:30

Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018

Attendance: Jillian, Amanda, Kevin, Sam C, Mike, Matt Mugno

Absent: Brenna, Dani, Matt Beyer, Ryan McBride, Sofia

  • Pascack Period:
    • 2 class photos
      • Go outside and take class photo
      • take one more picture inside
  • Cap and gown
    • Council members are recording the measurements
  • School Store:
    • Need to show up on time
    • Need to find coverage if you are going to be absent or late
    • Put food from the school store on a cart and walk throughout the halls to sell
    • Sell! Sell! Sell!
  • Fundraisers
    • Mr. Cupcakes
  • Respect Week Oct. 1-5
    • During the last 15 mins of lunch we will be walking around with garbage cans and making sure students throw their trash out
  • Assigned days
    • MONDAY: Kevin, Matt Mugno
    • TUESDAY: Sam, Mike, Ryan, Matt Beyer, Dani
    • THURSDAY: Amanda, Jillian, Colleen, Sofia, Brenna
  • Selling ALS t-shirts

*always have a fundraiser in the works and officers fill their responsibilities!

Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018

Attendance: all present

Absent: Amanda


  • Mr. Cupcakes
    • forms due Thursday 4th
    • Karaoke night?
    • T-shirts?
    • Pumpkin decorating contest?
      • Need to find out pumpkin prices
  • Donating to Zack Latteri foundation
    • Donating $250
  • Senior Shirts

Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018

Attendance: Dani, Sofia, Jill, Kevin, Mike, Matt M, Matt B, Ryan

Late: Colleen

Absent: Amanda

  • Pick Up Cupcakes
  • Banner for Valley Cup and Decorations
  • Centerpieces for prom
  • T-shirts
    • ALS?
    • PV?

Next Meeting: Everyone bring theme and color ideas

Thursday Oct. 18, 2018

Big Council Meeting

Attendance: Dani, Sofia, Kevin, Mike, Matt M, Matt B, Ryan, Amanda, Colleen

Absent: Jill

  • Valley Cup
    • Next Valley Cup: November 21
    • November 19,20,21- Theme days
    • Feedback:
      • Liked the new games and ideas
      • More organized relay race
      • Kahoot tournament/trivia during valley
      • Ideas for Theme Days:
        • Pajama Day?
        • Decades day?
        • Meme day?

Homecoming BBQ- October 27

  • Need volunteers

Home for Our Troops- November 5, 6, 7

  • Exec Council Members will collect donations during 2nd

Class Cause Weeks:

  • Suggested spreading out the weeks

Community Outreach Programs:

  • Read to elementary school children
  • Expanding it to Rivervale

Feedback on Closed Gradebook:

  • Not liked by some students and teachers
  • Some people completely forgot about it

8th Grade Orientation is on November 13

Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018

Big Council Meeting

Attendance: Dani, Sofia, Mike, Matt M, Matt B, Amanda, Colleen, Jill, Brenna, Sam C

Absent: Kevin, Ryan

  • Prom colors/themes
    • Natural colors/wood, rustic colors
    • Pale yellow + grey/white
  • Banner for Valley Cup
  • T-shirt Update
    • ALS shirt first
      • Get them out ASAP
    • Senior Shirt
      • Simple
  • School Store until after teacher’s convention

Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018

Attendance: Jillian, Colleen, Amanda, Matt B, Dani, Mike, Matt M, Sofia, Ryan, Brenna

Late: Kevin, Sam C

  • Banner for Valley Cup
    • Working it during lunch end of this week and next week
  • ALS shirt
    • Sending out form

Tuesday Nov. 20, 2018

Attendance: Colleen, Jillian, Amanda, Dani, Mike, Matt M, Sam C, Sofia, Brenna

Late: Kevin, Matt B, Ryan M

  • Banner for Valley Cup
    • Need spray paint
    • Working on it Wed. morning
  • Centerpiece quote(s)
    • Need a set amount of tables to get a price
    • Go to florist and see what is possible
  • Ideas?
    • Print out t-shirt forms
    • Holiday cookie sale
    • Candy cane gram> Sofia and Dani in charge
      • Sell week of the 17th
      • Candy cane delivery Dec. 21 during period 7
      • Holiday Karaoke Night, Wed. Dec. 19
        • Lower caf
        • 2 microphones
        • Projector
        • Tables (Front half toward BR)
  • T-shirt due date?

Tuesday Nov. 27, 2018

Attendance: Colleen, Jillian, Amanda, Dani, Mike, Matt M, Sofia, Brenna, Ryan, Matt B

Absent: Sam C

  • Candy Cane grams
    • Leaders: Matt B, Dani
    • When: sell week of 12/17
    • Deliver: period 7 Friday, 12/21
  • Karaoke Night
    • Leaders: Kevin, Ryan
    • When: Wed. 12/19 7-9pm
    • Set up 6:30pm
    • Make a google form and sign up for songs in advance
  • Valley Cup Banner
    • Make banner week of 12/3
  • Centerpieces

Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018

Attendance: All present

Absent: Sofia

  • Candy Cane Grams!
    • Leader(s): Matt B, Dani
    • When: Sell week of 12/17
    • Deliver: pd. 7 Fri 12/21
  • Karaoke Night
    • Leader(s): Kevin, Ryan
    • When: Wed. 12/19 7-9p,
    • Set up 6:30

Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018

Attendance: All present

Absent: Sofia, Amanda, Colleen (Brenna filling in as secretary), Kevin, Sam

  • Candy Cane Grams
    • Get permission from teacher to leave 7th period class
    • Package Candy Canes Gram Wednesday during PP
  • Karaoke Night
    • Wednesday 12/19
    • Sending email out today
    • Next meeting talk about what food/drinks to bring
  • Idea:
    • ALS Night at one of the hockey game
    • Wear blue
    • Proceeds go to ALS Association since you pay at the door
    • Can hockey association do a raffle? Draw at halftime
  • Banner

Tuesday Dec. 18, 2018

Attendance: Sofia, Dani, Jillian, Amanda, Colleen, Matt Beyer, Brenna, Ryan, Matt Mugno, Mike Smolen

Absent: Kevin, Sam

  • Class Cause
    • Hockey Game
      • Sat. January 12th @ 9pm (Sport-O-Rama)
      • Sell raffle/50 50 → $1 each ticket
      • Blue out
      • Sofia- Sing the National Anthem before the game, ALS statement
      • Rally towels → order 150
      • ALS and PV hockey logo
      • $2 for the towels
      • Need bins for the towels
      • Food Drive (if a student brings in canned food, they can get a free towel)
      • At a table, set up ALS Walk Team/info center
  • Candy Cane Grams
    • Who is delivering?
    • Email teachers for permission and cc Mathias
    • Who is counting?
    • Deliver Friday, period 7
  • Karaoke Night
    • Rescheduled for possibly Tuesday, January 22nd

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019

Attendance: All present

Absent: Sofia

  • Class Cause
    • Hockey Game
    • Sat. Jan. 12th 9pm
  • Karaoke Night
    • Jan. 22
    • Wed. 7-9pm
    • Lower caf
    • Food?
    • Beverages?
    • $5

Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019

Attendance: Dani, Jill, Colleen, Amanda, Sofia, Brenna, Mike, Matt B

Absent: Kevin, Matt M, Sam C

  • Approve of posters/flyers for hockey game
  • Working on supplies for hockey game


Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019

Attendance: Amanda, Brenna, Jillian, Matt B, Kevin, Matt M, Sam, Mike, Colleen, Dani, Ryan

Absent: Sofia

  • Karaoke Night
    • Jan. 22
    • Wed. 7-9pm
    • Lower caf
    • Food?
    • Beverages?
    • $5


Big Council Meeting

Thursday Jan. 24, 2019

Attendance: Dani, Colleen, Sofia, Brenna, Mike, Matt B, Kevin

Absent: Jill, Amanda, Matt M, Sam C

  • Caps for kids
  • Class Cause
  • Week of March 18
    • Speedball Tournament
      • Advisors must be at event for supervision
      • Top team gets 25 points for Valley Cup
      • PSA is due February 22nd
        • 1:30-2:00, serious tone throughout
  • Valley Cup #3
    • March 15, 2019
  • Blood Drive
    • March 19, 2019
  • Senior Citizen’s Day
    • April 11, 2019


Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019

Attendance: Dani, Colleen, Amanda, Brenna, Mike, Kevin, Ryan

Absent: Jill, Matt B, Sofia, Sam C, Matt M

  • Senior Shirts
    • Forms ready to be printed
    • Have the forms ready to go for next week
  • Class Cause Week
    • PSA → final due: 2/22
    • Script → next week 2/12
  • Prom Decorations
    • Prom Committee
    • Get Quotes
    • Due March
  • Weight Lifting Competition Fundraiser at Fitness 19
    • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
    • Run for 2-3 hrs
    • February 24th
    • Students only
    • Sell tickets in advance ($5-$10)
  • Fitness 19 Weight Lifting Competition Ideas:
    • Weight lifted vs how much you weigh – gym people will run the competition – amount lifted vs weight
    • Specific events will be determined – benching vs pull ups – figure this out
    • $5 to enter the competition  – do we keep all of that? Yes we gotta handle all money
    • Gym will make disclaimer forms- Covered
    • Donations from members and gym will help advertise
    • Promote through our teams
    • Need to figure out prize – maybe gym could donate a month membership, find a business to donate something. We have to supply the prize. Freshman/Sophomore free lunch week. Junior- parking spot for following year for quarter. Senior- free lunch card somewhere
    • Figure out a date – February – middle of
    • Make an informational flyer for gym


Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019

Attendance: Colleen, Amanda, Brenna, Mike, Kevin, Ryan, Jill, Matt M, Matt B, Sam C, Ryan

Absent: Dani, Sofia


  • Weight Lifting Competition: Starts at 2:30pm COUNCIL BE THERE 1:45
  • Weight Lifting Competition Prizes:
    • 1 Free Prom Ticket
    • 1 Parking Spot
    • 3 Kens Gift Card (underclassmen) ($25, $20, $15)
  • Events
    • Benching
    • Pull-ups
    • Pushup
    • Situp
    • Plank


Tuesday March 5, 2019

Attendance: Colleen, Amanda, Brenna

Late: Mike, Kevin, Ryan, Matt M, Sam C, Ryan

Absent For Deca Field Trip: Dani, Sofia, Jill, Matt B

  • Senior Shirts
    • Brenna made T-shirt and forms
  • Family Feud
    • Date
    • Find if the cafeteria is open
    • How much $, how people can sign up
  • Sporting Event?
    • Find date and Chaperone
  • Weightlifting Competition
  • Prom Decorations
  • Form Committee
  • Get Quotes
Check-In Meeting Friday morning (3/5/19)


Friday March 7, 2019

Attendance: Colleen, Amanda, Brenna, Sofia, Mike, Matt B, Sam C, Dani, Kevin, Matt M

Absent: Jill, Ryan


Class Cause Week Decorating

  • Sofia can get decorations
  • Need to decorate by new gym entrance and main entrance

Class Cause Week Speedball Tournament

  • Thursday
  • 7pm-9pm, Old Gym
  • Teams $15, $3 per person
  • Spectators $2
  • Sofia has a google form
  • Judilla and Del for chaperones

Thursday March 21st

  • Need an estimate for prom decorations
  • Decide how much money we are donating to ALS

Senior T-Shirts

  • Jill emailed T-shirt form


Tuesday March 12, 2019

Attendance: Colleen, Brenna, Kevin, Mike, Matt M, Ryan

Absent: Amanda, Sofia, Matt B, Sam C, Dani

Class Cause Week Decorating

  • Next week

Speedball Tournament

  • Thursday
  • 7pm-9pm, Old Gym
  • Kevin will get prizes for the winner
  • Sofia has the form
  • Send email one in the beginning of the week and one the day before

Valley Cup Friday 3/15/19

  • Kevin is sending out email for events

Prom Centerpieces

  • Colleen talked to Kaitlyn Conti’s dad


Tuesday March 19, 2019 – 7:30AM morning meeting

Attendance:  Amanda, Mugno, Conrad, Sam

Late: Brenna, Colleen, Beyer, Ryan, Sofia, Jill, Smolen, Dani

Senior Shirts

  • Send email

Speedball Tournament

  • Decorations
  • Tournament Schedule
  • Email Today
  • Prizes (Kevin)

Prom Decorations

  • Form committee
  • Follow up with Kaitlyn Conti


Tuesday March 26, 2019 

Attendance:  Amanda, Mugno, Conrad, Sam, Brenna, Colleen, Beyer, Ryan, Sofia, Jill, Smolen, Dani

Prom Decorations

  • Prom Centerpieces + decoration budget = $700
  • Committee meeting
  • Centerpieces
  • Other decorations?
  • Size of the dance floor
  • Table linens
  • Bathroom products? Do this again?
  • Dj → song list again?
  • Delivery time of decorations etc.

Senior Gift → school store?

  • Budget = $1,000
  • Start Now and finish by June

Prom Chaperones

  • Email me your choices by the end of the day

Important- Mandatory Dates:

  • May 21= SENIOR NIGHT
  • June 10= SENIOR TRIP
  • June 18= GRADUATION











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