Parent Partnership Meeting January 2017

Kessler Parent Partnership

January 12, 2017

6 pm at the Kessler Library


Introductions and attendance:

Claire O’Connell, Holly McGraw, Annette Heinrich, Craig Crawford, Annie McCutcheon, Jenny Peterson, Katie Clemmet, Mandy Needham, Carmen Lay and Katie Gilbert


Review and acceptance of August minutes: look at Kessler school website to see them


Treasurer’s report/balance: $8,700

  • Books for Holly McGraw (1st grade) is the only outstanding bill


Kid’s College: Katie C

February 8th, 15th, 22nd

  • Provide $5 gift certificates for volunteer teachers
  • Set up is between 2 and 2:15 each wed.
  • Classes start at 2:30 and last 45 to 50 min.
  • Still looking for more volunteers to teach. Katie will have Lolita send out another e-mail.


February Conferences: February 7th and 9th

Tuesday’s Theme: Taco Tuesday

  • Mandy: condiments and cut up veggies
  • Annie: tortillas, chips and sour cream
  • Katie G: ground beef and setup
  • Kelly: salsa and guacamole
  • Holly: dessert
  • Claire: water (both days)
  • Kyle: paper plates, forks (both days)

Thursday’s Theme: Pizza and Desserts

  • PP providing dessert (Jenny P, Katie G, Claire and Annette)


Carnival: March 17th 4:30-7pm

  • Theme: St. Patrick’s Day
  • Possible games: climbing wall, bounce house, blow up obstacle course, Pie in the Face game and Velcro dart board
  • Climbing wall – Craig is checking into liability issues
  • Food: Need some people
  • Auction: Annette


Basketball hoops: Craig is working out the details


Requests: none

New Business:


Fundraiser: Put Craig in the Water for New Water

  • To raise money for water bottle refill stations
  • Goal is for each class to raise $100
  • Every child would have the opportunity to try and dunk Mr. Crawford in the dunk tank on field day.
  • Start fundraiser on May 1st
  • Looking at putting the fundraiser on “Go Fund Me”. This would need to be in place by April.


Holiday Music Festival: School has reserved HMS for Dec. but Craig is wanting input on having the festival at Kessler instead. Each grade would have a specific time they would perform. This would allow parents to come see their child/children and then leave. Doing this would also allow Mrs. Curtis to spend more time helping the children with the music. Any comments or concerns about this idea please e-mail to Craig.



Next Meeting:

February 16th, 6pm Kessler Library