2016-17 FFO Officers

At our May meeting (minutes) the Sayre Family and Friends organization voted on new officers for the 2016-17 school year:

President: Jack Lesniewski
Vice President: Sarah Loffman
Secretary: Sheila Lent
Communications: Lisa Daleiden-Brugman

Congratulations to the new officers, and thanks to the old officers for stepping up and working hard to make Sayre great! If you’re interested in helping out, please attend our last meeting of the school year at 6pm on Wednesday, June 8, 6pm at the school.

Sayre 2014 LSC Election Results

Congratulations to Sayre’s new Local School Council!
Here are the final CPS tallies via Catalyst Chicago

Community Representatives (2 positions)
 Evan J. Nielsen, 38 votes
 Sheldon Middlebrooks, 22
(Bernard W. Murray, 21)
 (Pericles C. Abbasi, 19)

Parent Representatives (6 positions)
 Jennifer A. O’Connor, 42 votes
 Joseph V. McDermott, 38
 Evarista S. Rodriguez, 36
 Michael J. Purcell, 32
 Matthew J. Quilty, 28
 Harriette D. Coleman, 26
(Christy L. Smith-Hall, 22)
Teacher Representatives (2 positions)
 Paul Thomas, 19 votes
 Lori Ray, 12
Non-Teacher Staff (1 position)
 Madeline Lee-Troche, 20 votes
(William Liddell, 5
 Susana Ustabecir

Sayre FFO 2014-15 Officers

At our April 8 meeting, the Sayre Family and Friends Organization held elections for next year’s FFO council. All positions were uncontested and filled:

President: Lisa Daleiden-Brugman
Vice President: Naima McDermott
Secretary: Denise Graziano
Treasurer: Jack Lesniewski (Not present, accepted verbally)
Communications: Bryan Bedell
Parent Patrol: Yolanda Vargas (Not present to accept the nomination, will be addressed at the May meeting.)

New officers take charge over the summer. Congratulations to the new officers, and many thanks to outgoing officers, notably our current president Jan Mahaffey, who has been a cornerstone of the FFO for many years, we all hope she’ll continue to stay involved in the future!

The complete minutes are available on the “Meetings” page.

February FFO Meeting

This month’s FFO meeting has been moved to Thursday evening (Feb 13) at 6pm at the school, directly preceding the regularly-scheduled Local School Council meeting.

The FFO will be discussing Spirit Week and other events. Please bring and share your ideas!

Speaking of the LSC, Local School Council elections are coming up on April 7 (also Parent-Teacher Conference day). If you’re interested in an LSC position, applications are due (in person) to the Office of LSC Relations, 125 S. Clark St., Suite 502, by next Wednesday, February 14, or to the school directly by Wednesday, February 26. Most schools are facing a shortage of applicants, while that’s not usually a problem at Sayre, we’d all like to see a variety of candidates running and offering a variety of choices, right? More info on positions, requirements, and the application process are right here.

New FFO Officers

We’re happy to announce our two newest officers: Angelita Leatherwood was elected Vice President and Lisa Daleiden-Brugman was elected Secretary, both unanimously by all present at the FFO meeting on Monday, October 15. We thank them both for their commitment, and look forward to their involvement. You’ll find a complete list of the 2012-2013 Sayre FFO officers on our “Officers” page.

Aside from the election, most of the meeting concerned the Family Reading Night currently scheduled for late November, we’re hoping to confirm the date with the school quickly, once it’s confirmed, we’ll post more info.