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PTO Meeting Notes 1/14/20

January 15, 2020

General PTO Meeting Minutes - Monday, January 13, 2020
Call to Order / Introductions
Motion was made to Approve the minutes for November and December an seconded,
Old Business/Updates:
 Beth Formanek- StuGo
o Dance on 2/21, it’s a Friday, need Chaperones (Candyland Dance theme) 5pm to 7pm
o 8 th Grade Shirts; Send to Shanda; Decision made to have names of the graduating class list
 Mr. A Update
o Teacher request; could PTO support Teacher Lesson plan purchases? (teachers pays
teachers) very nominal fee Suggestion is to offer $25 to each teacher and they would
submit receipt for reimbursement
 Possibility for us to buy a blanket license to give the entire school access; Kate to
look into this for next board meeting
 We have 7 departments; could we give a budget to each department?
o 3 rd Quarter home stretch
 If students are failing 2 or more classes, they cannot walk
 Discussing May 15 th Friday water park for 8 th grade, could do a 6 th grade on the field
fire department activity, and 7 th grade movie day to help motivate students
 Last week of school; close the books and give a look-ahead for the next grade
 Development of “learning portfolio”; idea is to have a folder for parent/teacher
conference to review to put the parents/students in the driver’s seat

o Doreen Thomas, Librarian
 B&N $2,240 was brought in the form of gift cards for our book fair
 Feedback was that we needed more volunteers to work the check-out line and coffee
line to make shoppers aware

o Bert teVelde
 Robotics T-Shirts; Scott to send Jill the list of shirt sizes and a basic design
o Auction update
 Profit of $3500
 There were several items that didn’t sell or came in after the auction completed.
(T&N), Pita Jungle, Dave & Busters, In-N-Out Burger basket
 Could we do a FLASH auction? To help fund the lesson plan above for Mr. A?
o On hold till next meeting

 Kate is going to do a Fine Arts Auction to help fund the sectionals

 Fine arts is pending their 501c setup, costs $600
 Scott to send Kate/Mr. A possible grant for a crosswalk/speed sign
o SPC - Meeting is this week on mental health
o Spirit store
 Back open until Jan 31 st
 Jill to send Mr. A the details for spirit store
o PTO Raffle winners - Kate to send names to Mr. A to announce in morning announcements
o Treasurer report
 Discussed how much money we want to roll-over in the budget for next year
 Need to take into account remaining activities the rest of the year
o Dine Out’s
 Movie update
 Movie was a success and a good community building event; total cost to PTO
was about $300 for tickets that we donated to PAWS & volunteers

New Business
o Shrek
 Going to be doing a fundraiser with “Shrek ears”
 They will be sold for $5 per set of ears. Mr. A approved spirit day for the kids to wear
them to school; They will be sold during lunch and after school the Thursday/Friday
before the play.
 New passive fundraising opportunities
 AZ on the Rocks yoga
 Zerorez $30 per cleaning
 American Family Warehouse furniture 2-4% plus a chance to win $500

o Board Meeting updates
 Approved request for two teachers that completed ELD
 Next Board meeting on 1/30 6pm Thursday at Sonic Scottsdale
 Nighttime PTO meeting in March will be 3/2 at 6pm

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