Mandy - copies of the newest report are being passed around, there are Walk-A-Thon expenses and also beginning of the year teacher gifts
Mrs. Garner - Spelling city is something that the 1-4 teachers would like to have. The cost is $25 for 25 students and a little additional expense for each added student. Some teachers have already purchased this, but it is something that the kids can use at home as well. There may be a group/whole school rate. Maybe we can reimburse the teachers now and get the school rate next year. No one opposes covering this for the teachers. Deater will find out who has already purchased and report back to Emily.
The teachers now have to put their standards on their lesson plans, this is a new state requirement that requires a lot of extra time for the teachers. Planbook.edu.com is a $25 annual subscription is something that can assist the teachers in making these plans. It will take care of some of the legwork for the teachers. This will have to be renewed every year. No one opposes.
Nikki Jorgensen had mentioned to Ms. Cole that she would be interested in coming in to do art with the students. Would the PTO be interested in paying for some of the expense of art supplies. Ms. Kent will have to be consulted about this before we move forward. Deater will talk to Ms. Kent.
4th Graders - We pay for a newspaper subscription for the 4th graders so that they can read it and use it in their curriculum. Do we want to do this again? Yes. No opposition.
Ms. Kent - Academics report (None this month)
First assembly and field trip were a success
Homecoming - Huge success!! Thanks to all the members who helped out!!
Vote to adopt the bylaws as written
Box tops: Maggie - Have collected about 1500. They need to be mailed in by Nov. 1. There is an app for Boxtops as well. You can scan receipts and it will tell you exactly which items qualified. We did set new, lowered goals this year for each classrooom. Feltman may need a new bucket. How about a traveling trophy instead of having a monthly goal? The goal for each student is 90 boxtops per year.
Labels: Becky - no changes
Shoparoo: Katie - All you have to do is scan receipts. The app is free. Plan to do a bulletin board with info on this and boxtops after Walk-A-Thon is over. Remember that we bring in money with these things, but we are not using these are fundraisers.
Book Fair: Amber - Book fair is the last week of October. We have a pirate theme. We will have an activity of some sort for the kids to do. There will be no ice cream. We are open during the day as well as the Wednesday night event. Amber will pass around a sign up sheet, if you can help during the week, talk to Amber about running the cash register. This is NOT a fund raiser. We get scholastic dollars for this which we give all back to the teachers and students in book and classroom needs. Can we make everyone aware of the wishlists for teachers too?? Maybe a Facebook post or a message in the lounge to remind teachers to fill out their wish lists.
Walk-A-Thon!!! OCTOBER 8
We raised over $47,000 in 2015 and over $26,000 in 2014. Last year at the day of the event we were at $16,000.
ONE ASK!! We are almost to $21,000 currently.
Positivity is the name of the game!! Bringing the Energy Bus!!
Angels of Action - we are working together. They will have a booth at the event and anyone who brings a donation will be entered for a BWW raffle basket.
Closing Oct. 28th - It will be around 2 or 2:30 because it will be messy!!
Incentives committee is ordering on the 10th.
Fruit kabob station will now be just apples and bananas.
Sign up sheet is going around, please sign up to help!!
Dr. Garlic has the toothbrushes and toothpaste - We can have a sign for the business and a table to pass out the goodies.
We have booths for Spectrum, Chemical, Dr. Garlic, and Angels of Action
Parent teacher conferences
Meals for the teachers - Mr. Scheible - October 18th and 20th by appointment.
Abby is heading this up already. Please get in touch with her if you want to be on this committee.
Last year, we did everything is $1. The committee needs to decide what we have in the shop. We were short on supplies last year. We also need to have a cap on the amount each student brings in. We will do a $10 cap. Abby has been checking into dollar store purchases already. We also need to order the bags for wrapping. Emily still has some stuff from last year as well. Contact Abby is you want to help. Erin and ??? will help. We usually have high schoolers that come help with this as well. We do also have some volunteers we can tap into at Ferris as well.
For reimbursement - there is a form on the website to submit receipts.
We didn’t renew our movie license. Are we interested in doing a parents night out where parents can drop off kids at the school so the parents have some free time? There may be Ferris students that we could ask about volunteering. If we know far enough in advance, the honor students at Ferris are usually able to volunteer. Is this a liability issue?
Angie Maury - She has started a 4H club with a focus on crafts and science experiments. Meetings will be the second Tuesday of every month from 4-6. For ages 5-19.
Can we do a Tshirt sale similar to what the high school did with the 2 for deal. We did Tshirt sales last year and we ended up just being the middle man. We are going to make Tshirt sales available, but we are going to send people into the Tshirt shop. They are going to make an order form for us that will be available for parents to order right at his store.