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Minutes of the Brown Deer Elementary Parent Teacher Organization
Meeting Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:30 pm
Co - Vice Presidents:
Volunteer Coordinator:
Hospitality Coordinator:
Amy Walker
Jean Wells and Leah Roberts
Marie Hoppe
Jennifer Vang
Kathy Olk
Jill McGuire
Welcome and Introductions
Presidents Report – Amy
Calender 2011-2012
2011-2012 School Calendar has been published on the District Website. Biggest changes – The school year will be 5 days
longer with the last day being on June 15, 2012. There will be 2 early release days a month instead of just 1.
PTO Meetings will stay on the 3rd Tuesday of each month except December when there is not a meeting held per
Forms and Fees Days – August 11th from 7:00 to 1:00, August 13th from 10:00 to 2:00 and August 15th from 1:00 to
7:00. Picture day will be held during registration (Forms and Fees) day rather than during the school year. There will be
a picture make up day on September 30, 2011 .
Welcome Back, Meet and Greet will likely be on August 30, 2011 .
The Annual Multi-Cultural Potluck will be held on September 27, 2011
Halloween Party will be on Friday October 28, 2011
Fall Book Fair will be held on October 17, 18, and 19th with the set up being on the 14th and the iceream social on the
19th, and student browsing on the 17th 2011.
The Box Top Race will be from the end of October to the end of November.
Reading with Milk and Cookies will be on January 31st , 2012
Fun Fair will be held on March 17 which is a week later than usual due to vacation day on the school calendar.
High Interest Day will either be on April 20 or 27, 2012.
Funds request
Luly (Dr Kerr) and the Safe routes to school committee is requesting that we purchase Bike Helmets at $11 a piece to be
used in conjunction with bike rodeo that is co-sponsored with BD Police dept. This request would be for anywhere
between $350 to $525.
Mrs Ristau – Tech Trek committee is requesting that PTO purchase popsicles, and small cups. 600 popsicles and 1200
cups at a cost of approximately $300
Ms Birch – Would like the Projector mounted in her classroom – This cost would be around $650
3rd Grade Team requesting funds to purchase 2 programs 69.95 x 4 and 89.95 x 4 for supplement to social studies so for
all 4 $639.60 or 319.80 for 2.
Smart Boards – for all classrooms. The cost is $3000 for 2
Jean Wells – Tables to match what Jr Womens bought at a cost of $1170
Mr Schaeffer – Defibrillator - $700
A motion was made to fund all requested except for Helmets and the mounting of the projector in in Ms. Birch’s room.
Motion passed with the exception of only purchasing 2 programs for 3rd grade for total of $5489.80
Amy would like a Volunteer Appreciation event for this year to be held on May 31st
Vice presidents Leah and Jean
Nominatations for 2011-2011 PTO Board
- Amy Walker was nominated for President
-Jean Wells and Leah Roberts were nominated for Co Vice Presidents
-Marie Hoppe was nominated for Secretary
-Jennifer Vang was nominated for Treasurer
-Kesha Washington was nominated for Volunteer Coordinator
-Jill McGuire and Denise ? were nominated for Co Hospitality Coordinators
-Lisa Gumm was nominated for Family Outreach Coordinator
Garden Committee – Will be installing the gardent on Wed 27th during school, and Sat 30th from 8 to 3. Looking for
Volunteer Coordinator – Kathy Olk
Rainbow Soup set up will be on Thursday from 8:30 till its done. Take down will be on May 2nd. We need more
Battle of the Books looking for volunteers from 12:20 to 1:05, on Tuesday the 26th Wednesday the 27th Thursday 28th
and May 2,3,4 and 5.
Hospitality – Jill McGuire
Teachers Appreciation is the 1st week of May, we will be decorating the front sidewalk again with chalk.
A Lunch will be provided for teachers Friday May 6
Administrative Professional Day is Wednesday the 27th of May
Open Floor
Leah Roberts
Positively Brown Deer- Sponsoring a Spring Home Buying Expo and Tour of Homes on May 7th from 10:00 to 12:00 at the
Middle School and 12:00 to 2:00 for the tour of homes.
The next meeting of the BDEPTO will be held on May 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm