March 2018 PTC meeting minutes

March 2018 PTC Meeting

3/6/2018 6:30 PM

Attendees: Karen Zwolenski, Gina Hendrickson, Amy Zwart, Tony Hauschildt, Jessica Olstad, Becky Smith

February Minutes:

  • Becky motioned to approve, Karen seconded. Motion passed

Principal Update:

  • See the February S’more for a great monthly update
  • WestWood safety – In light of recent events, we had a great conversation about all of the plans in place to keep our children safe at WestWood
    • Well run system – All entrances and exits are locked all day. Only door that is unlocked goes into the main office. ALL PEOPLE must check in with the office staff and wear a sticker to be in the building.
    • If staff sees someone without a badge or sticker, they are asked to approach the person and offer them one. If the staff person is not comfortable approaching the visitor, they let Mrs. Zwolenski know and she will approach the guest
    • 5 lock down drills per year, 5 fire drills per year, 1 tornado drill per year
    • New Police liaison – he has visited and toured our building. Our staff can access him at any time. He spends a great deal of his time at the middle school buildings.
    • Evacuation plans are in order and staff does review this plan
    • Medical emergency drills (MERT team drills) also occur throughout the schoolyear
    • If any ideas/needs come up to keep our school safer, the PTC would like to look into allocating funds to meet those needs, if possible

Treasurer Report/Budget Update

  • Handouts given – see attachment  here and here
  •  Butter Braids in progress
  •  $100 family donation

Family Fun Night

  • It was a great success!!!!
  • We had a discussion about potential changes for next year
  • Amy will create a document for our Google Docs with these recommendations
  • There will be adjustments to:
    • Volunteers
    •  Ticket sales
    • Event locations within the building
  • We discussed moving the event to a Saturday, but after talking through the pros and cons of each option, we are leaning toward staying with Friday night. Karen will talk to Renee and Kids Co to see if we can find a plan that works for everyone.

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February 2018 PTC meeting minutes

February 2018 PTC Meeting

2/6/2018 6:30 PM

Attendees: Karen Zwolenski, Gina Hendrickson, Amy Zwart, Tony Hauschildt, Heather LaRue, Saphia Lesch, Lori Bui, Brooke Lizarraga, Jill Hussong, Becky Smith, Alexa Chapin

January Minutes:

• Lori motioned to approve, Jill seconded. Motion passed

Principal Update:

  • S’more Newsletter has been going out monthly. Lots of positive feedback!
  • Kick off for I Love To Read Month went great!
  • Kids loved the video put together by the teachers!!
  • Social/emotional learning continues and the results are noticeable. Kids are showing great skills with manners and positive interactions at school.
  • As of right now, we most likely will have two classrooms of La Ola Del Lago coming to our building next year.
  • WestWood families were notified of potential border changes for the 2018/2019 school year

Treasurer Report/Budget Update

• Handouts given – see attachment for Treasurer  and Budget
• Quickbooks cost will go from $10 per month to $15 per month
• Taxes almost filed
• I love to Read Month expenses being processed
• EStem Night Committee requested $145 for the two snake presentations.         Vote was taken and passed

• Spiritwear Sales came in at $205

Lakefront Days 2018 – MusicFest Update

• Jack Haugen visited with an update for next year
• Ticket cost will be increasing from $30 to $40
• Tickets will be on sale through WestWood PTC starting March 1st

• Raffles tickets will still be $10
• Change with volunteers

  • At the 2017 event, we earned $20 for every hour worked by a WestWood volunteer
  • In 2018, points will be earned for volunteering and there will be money earned according to the points given at a job. 1point = $9.40

• We will need a chairperson to lead the volunteering portion of the 2018 MusicFest

• March 23rd is when the 2018 performers will be announced

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