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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
EXPLORATION WORKS FIELD TRIP
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