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July Meeting Minutes

Mohave PTO Meeting Minutes: July 15th 2017

 

Call to Order: 10AM

 

Attendance: Erin Hutton, Kate Gookin, Molly Simpson, Carolyn Sostrom, Danita Shumard, Calvin Lowrie, Elena Russell

 

New Business: Review school calendar, Staff/Teacher breakfast, Open House, PTO Mission Statement, Budget, Community event ideas

 

School Calendar Review

  • Events confirmed are: Open House/Meet the Teachers (Aug 1st 5:30-7:00PM), Curriculum Night (Aug 22nd 6:00-8:00PM), Mohave’s Got Talent & Silent Auction (Nov 2nd, Time TBD), PTO meetings, Coffee with Chris

 

Teacher/Staff Breakfast: Monday, July 31st

  • Teachers report back on July 31st

  • PTO to provide breakfast for 75-80 staff members

 

Open House/Meet the Teacher: Tuesday, August 1st

  • On July 27th, PTO volunteers will help stuff envelopes to distribute to families for the event

  • PTO will have multiple tables set up around campus for information about PTO and to sell PE uniforms

 

PTO Mission Statement

  • Attendees were able to read through our mission statement and agreed that this was an appropriate way to show how the PTO helps teachers, students, and administration

 

Mohave PTO Mission Statement:

The goal of the Mohave Middle School Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO) is to enhance and support the educational experience at Mohave, to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parental involvement, and to enrich the environment at Mohave through volunteering and financial support. 

 

There are a lot of opportunities to get involved with the Mohave PTO.

 We could use your skills in Advertising, Fundraising, Hospitality, Event Planning, and more. This is an opportunity to be part of your child’s education and Middle School experience. We meet once a month. We strive for a diverse board that will give a voice to all of the children and families.

 

The goal of the Mohave Middle School Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO) is to enhance and support the educational experience at Mohave, to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parental involvement, and to improve the environment at Mohave through volunteering and financial support. The PTO injects an average additional $15,000 per year into Mohave to support our teachers, kids, purchasing school equipment and supplies, and funding school activities and programs that aren’t funded through the school district.

 

The PTO supports: Science Lab Materials, Language Arts Novels, Music Program Supplies, Drama Program, Classroom supplies, 8th Grade Dance, Quarterly Teacher Luncheons, Scholarship Banquet, Sports Recognition Luncheon, 8th Grade Shirts, and a variety of support for on-campus events to enrich our students educational experience.

 

  • Mission statement will be posted on the PTO website

 

Budget

  • Mr. Asmussen was asked to put together a “Wish List” for items the PTO could help support

  • Teacher incentive to give up their planning periods to sub a class for an absent teacher (support needed because of a district-wide substitute teacher shortage)

  • Help supplement the cost for professional development conferences/seminars

  • After-school tutors

  • Parent education guest speakers from Not My Kid

  • Math/ELA computer carts (will be offered as an auction “Fund-a-Need)

  • ELA lit study book sets (will be offered as an auction “Fund-a-Need)

  • Any Fine Arts needs (will be offered as an auction “Fund-a-Need)

 

Community Events

  • Still looking for ideas to unite our school community

  • A “Parent-Only Night” was brainstormed and will revisit once more ideas/details can be decided upon

 

Next Meeting: Monday, August 7th @ 4:00PM in the Media Center

 

Adjourned: 10:45AM

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