December 2012 PTO Meeting Minutes

December Minutes 2012 – Pending

Members Present:  

Cyndie Pelto, Deanna Middleton,  Heather Hoxie, Ruann Donnelly,  Sandy Gingell, Laura Bond, Cheryl Hagseth, Michelle Schnoor


Principal’s Report: 

Cheryl reported she is able to come to this meeting due to cancelling a vacation she had planned.  She felt she should be in the building due to recent events.  A parent has offered to start a patrolling schedule for the halls during the school day due to Sandy Hook Elementary.


Turkey Trot: 

This event made over $1000.  Over 700 people attended.  We are looking to change a few things due to growth over the years.  They would like better controls around the parking lot.


Science Fair: 

They are in need of reviewers and for people to go around and explain projects to each classroom.



We are still trying to get donation items for the auction and raffle.  In particular we are hoping for some winery and golf course things.  Restaurant donations would be great, too!  We have no vacation homes yet.  We are still working on filling in the Staff Google doc for experiences and grade baskets. There was a miscommunication that has been handled and now the deadline has been set for later than expected. We need to get parents going on helping to prepare those for those classrooms as well.  The Deadline for all items is January 25.  We need to finalize what the auction will be funding. Right now the event will fund the remaining 10 iPads needed to complete our set, a cart for moving them throughout the building, an Artist in Residence for next year, Art supplies for Art Literacy and books for individual classrooms.  Do we want to move the auction to another area?  The consensus was to keep the auction in the gym and move the raffle out.  Baskets for donations will be collected in the front hall by the volunteer computer.  Sandy needs to do the bulletin board and send an email to parents from Help Counter.



Due to a request from the Art Literacy committee, we will not be funding the Art Lit program from this event.