WestWood PTC August Meeting Minutes – 09/04/18, 6:30pm
Attendees: Jessica Olstad, Karen Zwolenski, Amy Zwart, Nichole Meyer, Becky Smith, Rachel Carlson, Brian Schulz, Joel Smith, Stacey Sorenson, Kim Affias.
Approval of August Minutes: Becky S motioned to approve, Amy seconded. Motion passed.
Principal Update (Karen):
● Back to school: The staff is currently in the middle of assessments and things are going well. The last week has been filled w/meetings and prep work. Everyone is very excited and ready to go! There will be an all school meeting on Friday. The staff really enjoys doing this meeting which is celebratory in nature, to welcome back the students, with a fun introduction of staff members. Be sure to ask your kiddos about how it went, as they have big plans in place!
● Update from Glendale parent: Ajay Mandal emailed the PTC account to follow up after our last meeting. He has a meeting set up for Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30pm at the Savage City Hall. He has a school board member commitment to join the meeting and answer questions. If you are interested in discussing the security concerns or have questions to bring, please consider attending.
Guest speaker (Joel Smith from Jostens) – Joel discussed with us some options for WestWood Spirit Wear. There are a number of ways to generate funds with clothing and accessory sales. He discussed ordering in bulk as an option, however this typically is the least lucrative. Another option, through Jostens, is having a partner (Jostens) that has a website that houses what you choose, and someone can go order at any time, any quantity that they want. There are multiple options to personalize, put your name on the back, add logos, etc. There is no inventory risk, no guesswork on sizes/quantity that you need, etc. and a 12% rebate goes to WestWood, minimum of $50 total. The importance of advertising this was highly emphasized, as individuals can forget it is there or pend it thinking they will take care of it later, and then forget. PLHS also uses this type of site. Joel discussed yet another option, where you set up a “Fan Shop” that is up (live) for a limited # of weeks (typically 2 wks), promote it, and have a certain # of each design available that is predetermined. The fan shop can be done a few times throughout the year and the school store (website) option is always there.
Also noted with the fan shop option, is that the items will be delivered 4wks after the store closes. Options on the fan shop can be of our choice regarding shirts, hats, bags, etc.
We discussed all the options briefly, school store vs. fan shop, pros and cons as well as ways to promote (Facebook, flyers, email, etc). Overall there was a general consensus that this appears to provide good options for us.