PTO Meeting Notes 8/12/19

August 12, 2019 @ 4 pm General Meeting

Those in attendance: Kate Gookin, Mini Maestas, Noelle Fox, Danita Shumard, Cayce Peterson, Pamela Ornstein, Rhea Kowitz, Anne Wurth, Scott Skowronek

  1. Call to Order

  2. Motion to Approve Minutes

  3. Introductions: All members

  4. Discussed rolls of the President (catch all, facilitator, face of the PTO, communicates with the Principal) and Vice President (filling in, 8th grade dance, events)

  5. Items:

  6. Kate said she discussed with Mr. A the topic of reimbursements

  7. Kate discussed needs help checking to email inboxes ( and; Pamela said she’d help go through them

  8. Discussed the need for a budget meeting; also assigning a $ value to teachers for reimbursements

  9. Talked about box tops going digital

  10. Amazon smile – need to do another push; also need to create a flyer to tell everyone how to switch from former schools

  11. Mini proposed needing an event person; suggested vice president does that

  12. Need graphic design volunteer; Rhea to add to email blast

  13. Discussion of Curriculum Night – signup sheets (Danita will do), clip boards, pens; donation envelopes will go in teachers boxes; Kate and Mini will do an announcement regarding all of this; voted and approved spending $235 on envelope printing

  14. Do a raffle for those who turn in envelopes?

  15. Potential Executive Meeting Last Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm – decided to table this until the next meeting

  16. Events to engage new families (school mixers) – Scott will look into locations; Cayce and Scott will plan; looking at 9/2019

  17. Scott discussed Dine nights: Sonic – 8/28, 5-8pm; Chipotle 9/17/19 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. 9010 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250 (Peach Jar, website, Facebook, Instagram).

  18. Scott discussed the next movie night for 12/20; all were in favor; going to try to tie in Mod Pizza

  19. Swag – all were in favor; Arvizu/”hi-jinx” was suggested

  20. SPC and Site Council reps discussed – nothing confirmed

  21. Coffee with Chris (coffee and donuts) Funding and Management – Rhea suggested we put it out to the parents to volunteer to bring donuts monthly

  22. GYM AMP – Rhea to donate

  23. Gym/Nurse Dryer – need – Cayce to put on Next Door

  24. PTO Meeting August 26, 2019 at 4 pm

  25. PAWS Process – need more info on the teacher prizes (1/week? Every week?); Danita to talk to Ms. Tindall

  26. Teacher gifting for surgeries/get well/bereavement, etc. – approved $50 for these occasions

  27. Talked briefly about wanting to have an indoor movie night or bingo night, etc

  28. Music Ed Convention reimbursement – approved

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