Teacher report: Field trips in motion, students like hearing names on PA
Treasurer report - Kind of low
Old business - everything going over really well.
Tshirt sales - Close date on Sept. 26, going over well
Kindergarten field trip approved
Walk-a-thon - Supposed to be at 15% as of today and we are already at over 30% in online only. A little trouble with registering for people without internet access. Give tattoo for those even without registering. Need to get info out to Pioneer. Kim is the PR person for the school. She also has the camera. Interested in putting some sort of ad into paper
Consider using the High School as a backup location. May be looking at that option because of the issues with Top Taggert. Can buy and man the concession at the high school.
Jake’s Day - Oct. 9 next Thursday. Health and Fitness Day - bouncy house
Match Day - Nov. 11 Theme is “Miracle in Mecosta” Goal is 1 Million in 7 hours. Trying to beat last year which was at $700,000. No match for kids this year. GMA may be covering the event. Coloring for kids etc. Said yes to electric hookup. T-shirts logo in back with Match day, no price point at this point, maybe about $10. Patterson flowers contact.
Homecoming update - Theme is genres in Music. Our theme will be Rock and Roll. Bales of Hay to be supplied by Julie. Noah will be driver. Usually meet at middle school around 5. Parade Friday at 5:30. Need to check on time of parade. Separate floats for the two elementary schools. Candy throwers. Homecoming committee meeting. Spirit week - Brookside generally follows high school theme days.
Box Top/Scholastics - Going fine, deadline coming up this month. Angie has some FSU students who may be available to help. All the teachers have cans. Scholastics - have been able to give the teachers. Book fair the week of Halloween - need help for during the days. Will be set up in the library. Going to cancel library for the week. Make up a flier for the math night/book fair flyer. Takes place Oct. 29. Theme is medieval times. Some concern about kids wearing costumes, but will be allowed. Need volunteers at night. Will have 2 cash registers. Volunteers will need to watch video. Get 10% to be a helper. Use tickets, need to have better organization to make the ticket use successful. Aunt Millie’s/Tysons/Coke Rewards/juice boxes to get started. Shannon to look into Tyson.
Labels for Education - about 93,000 points. Maybe try to do something with those points for teacher appreciation week. Do not believe the points expire. Box to pin up to use as a reminder to turn in labels. See if we can get another box. Let parents know of deadlines by sending out a flyer.
Shoparoo - Need to get it going. Get a box put up. Start using the Facebook page. Maybe wait to push info until after Walk-A-Thon
Meijer rewards - community rewards, may be connected to Mperks
Movie nights - got the licence Hoping to get a newer release. Looking for date before Christmas, perhaps Nov. 21. Perhaps Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
Combine school newsletter with PTO newsletter going out first week of the month
Biggby/Qdoba - shoot for Nov. 10. Must distribute coupons to students. 15% profit for Qdoba, $1 per drink for Biggby
Smencils - smelly pencils, 10 different scents, variety themes. About 55 cents per pencil $275 for Master case, makes $225 per case. Sell for $1 a piece. Secretary sells them at designated times. Perhaps selling at Book fair or certain days. Alternate Fridays between suckers and smencils. Concern about fights over pencils in class. Can kick it off with Book Fair, but will need a separate till.
Gaga Ball - will discuss next time. Game for outside. Look at getting lumber donated.
Playground drainage? Ask Renee about additions to playground.
Headphones - perhaps PTO could purchase new headphone? Computer lab purchases will need to go through the tech people first.
Would like to buy the school some laminating paper.