January 2016 PTC meeting minutes

January 2016 PTC Meeting

01/05/15 6:30 pm

 Attendees: Michelle Cuka, Shelly Garrity, Gina Gertner, Gina Hendricksen, Rachel Jensen, Katie Mahoney, Heather Nelson

Introductions.

December Minutes.

Rachel motioned to approve minutes, Shelly seconded. Motion passed.

 Principal Update.

  • Kindness Retreat was held 1/5 for 4th
  • Two author studies are scheduled in late January/February, Mary Bleckwehl for grades K-2 and Geoffrey Saign for grades 3-5.
  • A Maker Bot 3-D Printer was donated by a WestWood family. SWOT Jr kids will learn how to use it and then will teach staff and other kids.
  • Schwingler is starting a Coding Club.

Treasurer Report.

  • We are following the “Ideal” budget due to the success of Read a thon.
  • Kindergarten teacher Leah Bulver requested $172 for bussing for environmental ed.
  • M&M containers were purchased for Feed My Starving Children, which is in February for grades 2-5. M&M containers were budgeted under Admin this year, but will move to its own line item for next year’s budget.

Feed My Starving Children.

  • Will explore other ideas instead of M&M container next year to support a service project (Penny Wars and/or using the budget for bussing).
  • May investigate other service projects as an alternative to Feed My Starving Children.

Author visits.

  • Proposal to pay $500 for author visits was approved.

DOGS Donuts with Dad

  • Katie will talk to the Dad who was interested.
  • DOGS could be assigned to an activity for ESTEM Night.
  • Gina will ask how other schools  DOGS activities are funded.

Family Fun Night.

  • Cake walk – Rachel is coordinating, will get a Sign Up Genius out for cakes
  • Silent auction – Gina Hendricksen is coordinating, will get a Sign Up Genius out for creating the baskets.
  • Will be doing Coloring for Vets instead of Valentines for Vets.
  • Chess club will have a table.
  • Face painter has been confirmed.
  • Smoothies have been confirmed.
  • Dominos has been confirmed for pizza.
  • Free photo booth from Cosmopolitan Dental has been confirmed.
  • Dj has been confirmed.

Coordinator Updates.

  • Butter braids are coming up 2/17.
  • ESTEM Night 3/3.
  • Staff appreciation 5/6 – PTC will provide breakfast one day; Katie will come back with any further requests for support
  • Twins Day 6/4
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