January 2018 Meeting Minutes

Mohave PTO Meeting Minutes: January 8, 2018

Call to Order: 4:00 PM

Attendance: Rhea Kowitz, Beth Formanek (STUGO), Chris Asmussen (P), Sherri Ketterer, Kate Gookin, Danita Shumard, Carolyn Sostrom, Patty Beckman, Nikki Territo, Erin Hutton, Shario Marshall, Calvin Lowrie

Treasurer Report

  • Currently in the bank: $26,000 for PTO plus earmarked 3K for choir, etc.

  • Income - California Pizza Kitchen, Harkins

  • Expenses – T-shirts

  • $2500 grant from Walmart awarded to Mohave

  • Non-profit insurance renewed

New Business:

Mr. A to Present School Improvement Plan at Board Meeting on Jan 16th

  • Academics, Social Skills, Health, Creativity needed to build a well–rounded child (Robotics, fine arts, PBIS program, sports/physical fitness)

Parent Presentations on Feb 13th

  • 30 minute presentations

  • Police department – vaping, internet safety

  • Math department – best ways to help your student

  • Counseling department – best ways to help student study/homework

  • Advertising to 5th grade to fill the meeting

Scholarship Banquet

  • Need coupons for principal list or honor roll. Jill Mullen had asked businesses in the past AI: Patty will follow-up

  • Need about 450 coupons

  • Volunteers needed for banquet organization – Sherri has a list of people who signed up from the beginning of the year. AI: Sherri to check the list and reach out to volunteers

  • Patty and Mr. A to choose the day

  • Look into awards – donated STEM related-camps or PTO-sponsored scholarships

Continuing Business:

Star Wars Night was a Big Success!

  • $637.58 raised after fee to Harkins

  • Event was reported in Scottsdale Independent

  • We will try to do this event once a year

History Notebooks

  • DBQ Project – two binders world and American history

  • Charros will pay for all of it

  • Ask Math department to attend next PTO meeting and give us a wish list for their teaching needs

By-Laws Modifications

  • Calvin and Patty are working on new document

  • Verbiage for co-presidents needed

  • PTO Meeting minutes are posted to website on “BLOG” page

8th Grade End of Year Party

  • Need to get volunteers early

  • Volunteer applications/approvals need to be completed well ahead of time

  • Add information and links for volunteering to Volunteer page on PTO Website. AI: Erin to add to website

Other Business

  • Coffee with Mr. A on Friday

  • Phoenix Symphony guest conductor for strings

  • 8th grade T-shirts delivered to classes

  • No dance in January, but will probably have one in February

  • Status of NJHS T-shirts? AI: Patty to check

Meeting Adjourned: 4:45PM

Next Meeting: Monday, January 8, 2018


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