Parent Partnership Meeting January 2020

Kessler Parent Partnership Meeting

January 9, 2020

Red Altas; 6pm

Mrs. Lisa Lowney, Liz Ulrich, Holly McCraw, Abigail McLane, Mandy Needham, Katie Gilbert, Annie McCutcheon, Kylee Hauck, Ginger Ratzlaff, Ashely Toner-Erwin, Katie Clement, Heidi Heavrin


  1. Acct Balance: $18,295.50
  2. Holiday Fundraiser: $716.60; used for purchase of gift cards to help families


After further conversation amongst the group and info gathered from Liz (who has been in contact with the district technology department and Sup. Reams) we have voted to start purchasing SmartProjectors for the teachers.  We are currently are finalizing how many we will purchase. Mrs. Lowney will help determine which classrooms they will be installed in.  The District has had intentions of purchasing these for every teacher but with remaining funds after safety updates this summer.  Our group felt strongly about getting these into the classrooms with the money we have raised; as it realistically could be 1-2 years out before the District is able to purchase.

Mrs. Ginger Ratzlaff had issues with the two new IPADS purchased for the Library; Liz has been able to help resolve this with the District Tech department.


March 13 is the Kessler carnival; Annie, Mandy, Abby, Ashley T will work on the silent auction; Katie & Heidi Heavrin will work on the overall organization of games/prizes; Aimee and Holly are in charge of the food.  *the carnival committee is always looking for others to join in and help with the organization leading up to the event; if you have interest please contact Katie Gilbert at


Katie Clement is working to organize Kids College for all of our Kessler students.  If you or someone you know has a hobby, talent, skill that can be shared with students please contact Katie at

In the past there have been volunteers who have taught baking, sewing, origami, clay, Zumba, volleyball, wood working and much more! Students look forward to Kids College so please consider volunteering for this great event! The dates this year will be three Wednesday’s in Feb.; 5th, 12th, 19th



There has been discussion of possible funding a field trip to Ex Works for all students. Aimee Shanight has gathered the cost/info for us.  The total would be estimated at $3000.  The teachers attending the meeting appreciate the idea and information; they are more interested at this time to use the funds towards purchases of more Smart Projectors.


Stickers: Mandy brought the Kessler stickers to show everyone and they look great! We have approved $250 for 500 stickers to be purchased. They will be sold for $1 per sticker once we receive. Thank you Mandy!

Holly McGraw looking into Fence Cups; cost/etc

Annie McCutcheon organized for a historical presentation two weeks ago; she gave an overview and said that the 4th and 5th graders enjoyed this presentation; thank you Annie!

P/T Conferences will be held Feb 4 & 6; Katie will work with Terah to get a signup genius organized for the teachers luncheon. Please look for ways to help, thank you!


Jan 20 MLK DAY, no school

Jan 23 Noon dismissal

Jan24 no school

Feb 5,12,19 Kids college

Feb 13 Next PP meeting 6pm

Feb 17 President’s Day; no school

March 13 Carnival