Treasure report - Mandy - Most expenses lately has been the PE equipment Field Trips.
Teacher report - No representative present
Principal report - Academics reporting -
Field Trips went well and everyone is very thankful for them. Teachers loved teacher appreciation as well. Some suggestions for next year - more communication for chaperones - ALL chaperones should be paid for by PTO, can they buy a sack lunch (maybe PTO can pay), make sure they know NOT to buy anything extra for kids (including extra food treats, gifts, additional features of the field trip that is not included for all kids).
Clap out- went well and great feedback.
Fitness Day - kids always love this day and is a huge hit.
Teacher/Para Day - We heard lots of positive! Great work!
Box tops - Maggie - Nothing new, picking and sending in last minute box tops tomorrow. Everything will be turned over to Katie for next year.
Shop-A-Roo - Katie - NA
Labels - Becky - NA
Music - we approved $1,000 for Mrs. Lamar to purchase some new instruments that will stay at Riverview. Approved - additional $300 for extra music materials. Mrs. Lamar is very appreciative.
Summer Walk-A-Thon meeting- Will be the last wednesday of the month for June and July - June 28th at Vivos - 6:30. Emily is inviting Brookside
Kick off will be 4 weeks prior to event. September 8?
Send out FAQ document with walk information.
What will we do to Ms. Kent this year? Come up with 3 or 4 options and let the kids decide.
Looking at possibly October 7th for the event - Mandy is checking on HS availability.
Could we have registration available at open house?
We may do individual school incentives this year and no food incentives (lunch with the principal is a big hit).
Discussed theme - thinking “Step Up” maybe give away pedometer for students hitting a goal.
Flyer about PTO spending-
We made $36,000 from the walk a thon, $23,000 was spent and another $8,000 will go to savings.
Will go home at the beginning of next year.
Will go on the door and sent via email.
Open house - August 23rd from 4-6
We will need volunteers to work open house.
Cooley attended a meeting at the salvation army - they are starting a “tools for schools” campaign and want to give away backpacks filled with school supplies at the open house.
We need volunteers to man the salvation army table where people can register for a backpack.
Treasure report - Mandy - Most expenses lately has been the PE equipment and Teacher Appreciation. Not much else.
Teacher report - Mrs. J. Defever & Mrs. Bender - We have a lot of field trips coming up, will PTO cover the cost for chaperones/volunteers?? YES!! Mrs. Defever will be teaching K next year and needs a rug. We can use Scholastic Dollars, Amber will send the link. Thank you for the extra Hokie stools and beans for the beanbags, the kids have really appreciated them!! The field trip forms are still the same for teachers to submit to PTO. Mrs. Bender has CDs that can be read with books and is looking to get a system for the kids to have a CD player with headphones. We can get this with Scholastic Dollars as well!!
Principal report - Academics reporting - We are in the last round of assessments, 3rd and 4th Grade are doing the MStep now. The kids are getting a little more of a break in between testing this year, which is nice. We won’t see results from that until the fall sometime. The teacher had some professional development over the last early release day.
Mr. Miller PE Stuff - Assembly reveal? The equipment is already being used, Mr. Miller is super excited about it all as well!! Maybe over Health and Fitness Day we will do a “reveal” of some sort.
Box tops - Maggie - We did receive a check from Box Tops. Maggie’s son will be moving up to 5th grade and she won’t be able to do Box Tops next year. Katie has volunteered to do Box Tops next year.
Shop-A-Roo - Katie - Nothing new. Mandy will check to see when we received the check last year. It doesn’t seem like we have many users. Maybe have a receipts basket for people to drop receipts. Or a table at the Walk-A-Thon to help people sign up.
Labels - Becky
Pavilion Meeting - On hold
Field Trips -
K - GR Childrens Museum - $1285
1st Grade - John Ball Zoo - May 25 - $3 per student - 55 students
2nd Grade - Howard Christensen Nature Center - $620
3rd Grade - Fifth Third Ballpark - $1200
Cranhill - $300
4th Grade - Little Rivers Schoolhouse - $425
Mrs. McKenna needs $31 for Artworks to cover cost from previous event
GR Public Museum - $1651
Total $6310 - Already spent $1206 on field trips this year. Our budget was $8000, so we aren’t too far off. Is anyone opposed to approving all field trips. No! All field trips approved!
General fund requests
Mrs. Zocco - Writing Practice Magnet board - $300. Approved.
Mrs. Hayes - Garden prep - Each grade will have it’s own raised bed - $180 - Raised bed, soil, mulch, garden tools, etc. Who will maintain the garden over the summer? Mrs. Hayes is willing to. Already $145 donated to the cause. Approved.
Mrs. Horvath - We need some ear covers for thermometer. We can order them on Amazon. We can maybe purchase a thermometer that doesn’t need replacement parts.
Super Teacher Worksheets
Health and Fitness Day - May 26 - This will start right after lunch - maybe we can do the P.E. Stuff after lunch. 10:30 or 11:00 for bounce houses since K goes out early.
Book Fair BOGO - Amber - May 15th (8-3 & 5:30-7:00) & 16th.(8-3) We will need help packing up Tuesday as Amber won’t be able to be here. Set up will be after school the Friday before (May 12). Sign ups are going around. During BOGO Book Fair, we can’t use the deal for Scholastic Dollars. We have to sell $2000 worth to make any money, but we are using this as a kick-off for Summer Reading.
4th Grade Clap Out - June 1 - The T-shirts will have a cardinal on the front and all the students names on the back. We have 150 cookies also.
Para Day - This Friday May 5 - We have gift cards to the Raven/Blue Cow - Maybe some balloons and a We Appreciate You on the white board. Cooley will handle it.
Treasure report - Mandy - Assembly and Book Fair was last month. And we also had some Professional Development as well.
Teacher report - Mrs. Fox - March is Reading month was a great success. Field trips are starting. Thank you for approving the third grade field trip coming up! The kids did enjoy all the books that were from book fair, so thank you for that!
Principal report - Ms. Kent - Academics report. We had a great month, we got in a lot of reading, and the school looked great! The assembly went well, the presenter was impressed with the energy of our school, and he complimented our student body.
Book Fair - We bought $2000 worth of books for the students and teachers. We still have scholastic dollars left. There are still a few teachers that haven’t used their Christmas gift money yet. We do have a BOGO book fair coming up - that will be May 15 & 16 in the gym. Monday evening would probably be the best night if we are going to do a night time event - 5:30-7:00. If we sell $2000, we will get $1000 in Scholastic dollars back.
March is Reading Month
Bean bags/Stools - We refilled some of the beanbags for the school, it was kind of a big mess!!! We still have some to fill, but perhaps in the future we will just purchase new bean bags to avoid the hassle.
FSU Engineering Class - Some of the teachers attended this event - they loved it! It is to help with STEM learning. Ferris may become the national hub for this STEM learning - so that may be an advantage for us!
Box tops - Maggie - No news - need to collect soon
Shop-A-Roo - Katie - no news
Labels - Becky - not much going
PE request - Mr. Miller - Is requesting some new equipment for P.E. Gopher is the go to brand for equipment, though it may be a little pricier, but they are high quality materials, so it may look expensive, but it should last! There is an assortment of balls, discs, scooters, etc. This equipment will STAY at Riverview. We are working on storage, and some new shelves as well. This is a great way for ALL of the kids to benefit from some of the Walk-A-Thon money raised!! We will vote on a maximum of $3300 and then Ms. Kent and Mr. Miller can get together on some of the details. Approved! Can we do a big “opening” and show all the kids assembly style??
New Benches by Bus - There has been a request to have the benches redone on the buses side of the building. It seems that they are very rarely used other than to jump off of. Let’s have them removed if needed.
Pavilion Meeting - The Pavilion is a little more involved than we initially thought, this is something that we are going to continue to work towards, but it is going to be awhile before it comes to fruition.
Health & Fitness Day - May 26 - We have reserved the inflatables through Jak’s already. We will need to reconfirm.
Family Picnic - May 19 - The menu is always hot dogs and the families can bring in any food the want. We will just keep the food out of the classrooms this year.
4th Grade Clap out - Are we having cookies?? Yes!! Mandy will order the cookies. Emily will order the T-shirts. Any suggestions for Tshirts?? A shirt with all of the classes names in the shape of a cardinal maybe? Or Class of 20--?
Para/Staff Day - Friday April 28 - Gift cards & balloons (Latex free) and decorations