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Posted on May 10, 2017

Parent Partnership Meeting April 2017

Kessler Parent Partnership Meeting Agenda

April 13, 2017

6 pm, Kessler Library

 

In Attendance: Craig Crawford, Lisa Lowney,  Lolita Carter, Justine Alberts, Michelle Ford, Claire O’Connell, Annette Heinrich, Jill Burger, Jenni Swartz, Julie Vollertson, Terah McClain, Mandy Needham, Kyla Kauffman

 

Special Guests: Pam Attardo and Luke Muszkiewicz; both candidates for School Board.

 

Introductions and question of the month: Claire

 

Review and acceptance of February minutes: Jenni

 

Treasurer’s report/Balance: Jill

Balance                  $9,672.85

Outstanding          -$   460.80   (McGraw’s books Previously approved)

                             -$1,845.43   2017-2018 Scholastic Subscription

 

Kids’ College recap: Claire

Katie Clement will organize again next year.

 

Carnival recap: Claire

Our net is $2,005.46  This is already in the “Balance” of the account

Claire will help with organizing next year

 

Requests: 3

Craig – 4 basketball hoops; $3,400 or a partial amount-Approved $2,000

Shanna – online Mystery Science subscription for 3rd and K; $99-Approved

Laura – music band; $83-Approved

Justine and Michelle – FrontRow.com Subscript Grades 3,4,5-Approved up

up to $1,500.00

SpellingCity.com Subscript Grade 4    $114.48-Approved

SumDog.com Subscript Grades 4-5    $200.00-Approved

 

 

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 8-12 (Day is 5/9)

Mon- Katie Gilbert: Apples and Caramel Sauce

Tues- Luncheon

Wed- Support Staff brings breakfast

Thurs-Kyla & Terah: fun supplies

Fri- Claire: Flowers

 

Mrs. Begler is retiring

Mrs. Terrio is leaving

Mr. Crawford is moving to Bryant School

 

Next Meeting: May 11, 2017; Kessler Library, 6pm

 

Agenda Items: New officers, Field Day and Water Fundraiser, Retirements and leavings, Tentative August meeting date

 

Posted on January 17, 2017

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

 

 

Posted on December 6, 2016

Parent Partnership Meeting November 2016

Kessler Parent Partnership

Meeting Minutes

November 10, 2016

6 pm, Kessler Library

 

Introductions and question of the month: Claire

 

Attendance: Claire, Annette Heindrich, Mandy Needham, Paula Golson, Liz Ulrich, Holly McGraw, Jenni Swartz, Lolita Carter, Craig Crawford, Kayce Koehler, Kyla Kauffman, Katie Gilbert, Aimee Grmoljez, Terah McClain

 

Review and acceptance of October minutes: Jenni

 

Treasurer’s report/Balance: $9,936.99

 

Parent Advisory Council Report: Liz reported to us the points of discussion were the fire at HHS, EH working on getting their own High School, Helena High’s accreditation and online giving to the schools.

 

Fundraising:

Thank you letters to donors: Aimee

 

Business sponsorships: Rocky Mountain Computer Supply,, Drake Law Firm, Dick Anderson Construction, Greta Wacker Tupperware, Robert Peccia & Assoc, Jessica Mongelli, PLLC, Performance Injury, WIPFLI CPAs and Consultants

 

Amazon Smile: Annette

 

Video of Christmas Program: Parent Partnership will charge $15 for the DVD’s.  Kevin Hamm will produce it.

 

Requests: Mrs. Crase and Mrs. Suchy have requested a subscription to Sum Dog and Spelling City for the 5th Grade classes.  Costs are $192 and $105, respectively.  This was approved.

 

Mrs. McGraw requested, for the 1st Grade and 2nd Grade, the following Rigby Reader collections….Nonfiction  6 copies of 18 titles for $691 and an additional 6 copies of 6 titles for a total of  $921.  6 copies of 6 titles were okayed for $230.40 + freight.

 

Craig Update: He is going forward with the four basketball hoops at a cost to Kessler of $3,300. The district will provide the installation in the gym. He hopes to have this done before Christmas. The water dispensers cost $1,500 each; this is ongoing and has been done at other schools.

 

Also noted,  on 12/21 Carroll College the Women’s  Basketball team play at noon.  The students will attend this game.

 

The Annual Students –vs- Teachers Basketball game will be 12/15.

 

November Conferences: Nov 15th and 17th

Tuesday’s theme: Baked Potato Bar

Thursday: Tailgating

The food will be ready for lunch which begins at 11:30 am

Please feel free to bring items!

 

Clay Days: Mary Werner, Claire O’Connell and Katie Gilbert will have Clay Days Nov 16th and 30th.

 

Bravo Store: 12/22 we will have gift bags for those items the kids will be purchasing as gifts.  Jenni S., Amie Renshaw and Aimee Grmoljez.

 

Science Fair: Feb 1st

 

Kids’ College: Katie C; February 8th, 15th, 22nd  Possible Read-A-Thon in conjuction with Kid’s College.  Aimee, Kyla, Katie and Holly will work on this.  Proceeds to go towards books.  The admin costs are $300 + 15%.

 

Next Meeting:

January 12, 2017; Kessler Library, 6pm

Babysitter:

 

Posted on October 14, 2016

Parent Partnership Meeting October 13, 2016

Kessler Parent Partnership

Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2016

6 pm, Kessler Library

 

Introductions and attendance: Katie Gilbert, Emily Hankins, Annette Heinrich,

Kyla Kauffman, Holly McGraw, Terah McClain, Ginger Ratzlaff, Laura Curtis,

Kayce Koehler, Annie McCutcheon, Amie Renshaw, Liz Ulrich, Claire O’Connell and

Jenni Swartz

 

Review and acceptance of September minutes:

 

Treasurer’s report/Balance: $11,309.75

 

Fundraising:

Effortless Fundraiser….How much did we make? $8,575

 

Effortless Fundraiser expenses? $94.48

 

Thank you letters to donors: Aimee (Possible delivery to parents at conferences?)

 

Business sponsorships: Aimee, Jill, Jenni Copies of the letter will be at all meetings and can be given out throughout the year.  Please let Jenni S. know which businesses you will be giving it to as we don’t want to bombard any single business.

 

Going forward? Claire will set up an Amazon Smiles Account for Kessler School.

Possible Community Night at a local restaurant.  Committee to discuss.

 

HEF Carnival: Went well; raised about $150.

 

Kessler Carnival:  Note that it will be March 17, 2017.

 

Bravo Store:  Amie R. proposed we have a gift wrapping table at the December store so the students can have any gifts wrapped.  10/14 update: Most items are small and in baggies.  Maybe small gift bags will work best.  The December Bravo Store is scheduled for 12/22 from 8:00-8:30 AM.  The Playground Paras have agreed to let us do this.

 

School Directory: Jenni

 

Parent Advisory Council:  Liz is the Kessler School representative.  She notes that Mr. Copps will stay through the next Bond, there are only 6.9 Full Time Nurses for the Helena School District’s 6,000+ students.

 

Recycling:  Liz will head up this project with the Recycling Challenge that the Parent Advisory Council is having that will take place from October to June.  There is a grant for $250 through this challenge to cover some of the expenses.

 

Requests:

Ginger Ratzlaff, US Presidents set of books and ebook set; Cost to PP: $778.40 (library to pay the other half)

Marc McCauley: $750 for Cub Companions

Emily Hankins: $400 for 4 Osmo stations

 

Craig Update: He is going forward with the four basketball hoops at a cost to Kessler of $3,300. The district will provide the installation in the gym. He hopes to have this done before Christmas. PP will need to decide how much of this we want to fund.

 

The water dispensers cost $1,500 each; this is ongoing and has been done at other schools.

 

November Conferences: Nov 15th and 17th

Tuesday’s theme: Baked Potato Bar

Thursday: Tailgating

The food will be ready for lunch which begins at 11:30 am

 

Next Meeting:

November 10, Kessler Library, 6pm

Babysitter: Catherine B.

 

Posted on September 28, 2016

Parent Partnership Meeting September 2016

Kessler Parent Partnership

September 8, 2016

6 pm at the Kessler Library

 

Introductions and attendance:

Claire O’Connell, Terah Mcclain, Holly McGraw, Annette Heinrich, Kayce Koehler, Jill Burger, Kyla Kauffman, Craig Crawford, Annie McCutcheon, Jenny Swartz, Jenny Peterson, Aimee Grmoljez, Kelly Koon, & Amy Renshaw

 

Review and acceptance of August minutes: Claire O’Connell made motion, Jenny Peterson 2nds, all verbally approved

 

Treasurer’s report/balance: $3,990.97

  • Snack program: $409.49
  • Open house: made about $30.00
  • All expenses that have been approved are paid
  • Total = $2,972.23

 

Open House: Monday, August 29, 5:30-7pm

  • Went well
  • Welcome Parent Partnership Table: worked better than having PP members stand there – parents felt free to look at info. and sign up without feeling pressured
  • Thank you for the great display in entry way – many compliments
  • Suggestions: sell water next year and make sign with prices more specific

 

HEF Carnival: September 11, 11-4pm Basketball Game

Setup: 10:30-12pm – Craig: bring basketball game, Amiee & Annie bring banners, stickers, chairs, sign for $1 to play and table

12-1pm: Claire

1-2pm: need helper – ask parents to help with e-mail through Lolita

2-3pm: need helper – ask parents to help with e-mail through Lolita

Cleanup: Craig

Thank you to Emily Hankins for helping with Sign Up Genius.

Sign Up Genius – only one person signed up using this method.

 

Fundraiser: September 21 – October 12

Letters to Kessler Families

Kayla shared letter and suggested not to put separate section for snack program – others agreed. Possible suggestions to add to list of things Parent Partnership pays for: soccer goals, cub companions & snack program (be clear that is a supplement for children). Add to letter how much PP needs to pay for everything we do in a year. Have the option to do cash or check (make sure to put in letter who to make check out to) distribute paper copy to students to take home. Have parents sign and return with their children. Child gets a bravo for bringing back to teacher. Suggestion: Teacher who has the highest % of letters returned gets $100. Holly McGraw will check with Mrs. Gates about obtaining envelopes. Another option is to buy envelopes. Annie volunteered to fold letters and put them in envelopes.

Letter to Businesses

Specific request ideas to put on letters:

  • Basketball hoops for gym:
    • 1 goal with installation = $700
    • Need 4 goals for a total of $2,800 to $3,000
    • Suggestion: put the name of the business and the goal(s) they pay for, not all businesses should be advertised in gym (use discretion)
  • Water bottle filling stations: $700 ea.
  • Recycling for school: $450 a year
    • Note: Nestle has funded this in past years but has decided they are not going to this year.

 

Directory: Leslie Walton will help Jenny Swartz put directory together.

 

Requests: none

 

New Business:

 

Snack Program: Teachers and parents are confused about who the snacks are meant for. Clear up this confusion by informing parents and teachers the snack program is a supplement for students who cannot bring snacks or forget their snacks at home.

 

PP meeting suggestion:

  • start meeting by asking if anyone needs to leave early
  • if someone needs to leave early ask them if any of the topics of discussion are important to them
  • cover that topic before she/he leaves

 

Next Meeting:

October 10, Kessler Library

Babysitter: provided by Annette Heinrich

 

Posted on September 12, 2016

Parent Partnership Meeting August 2016

Kessler Parent Partnership

August 24, 2016

6 pm at the Brewhouse Downstairs

 

Introductions and attendance:

Claire O, Lolita C, Annie M, Katie G, Aimee G, Kyla K, Kayce K, Annette H, Holly M, Jenni S, Liz U, Craig C, Jill B, Kelly Koon & Amy Renshaw

 

 

Review and acceptance of May minutes: verbally approved

 

Treasurer’s report/Balance: $5,787.56

– Scholastic: $1,796.59

Total = $3,990.97

(Received a check for $270.20 from Spring Helena Area Community Foundation fundraiser. We should do this again if we are invited.)

 

Note: There was a net loss of approx. $6,900 for the 2015-2016 school year

 

Open House: Monday, August 29, 5:30 – 7 pm

Pizza: (Last year 15 cheese and 15 pepperoni)

Soda/Cups: Costco- Aimee and Katie

Popsicles: Costco- Aimee and Katie

Napkins/plates: Costco- Aimee and Katie

Welcome PP table: To be set up in foyer

Tri-fold: Annette will make a table top tri-fold

Brochures: Review, Claire

Sign up lists: Claire

Claire will also be the cashier

Teachers will be there from 5:30-6:30

1 slice of pizza+soda+treat=$2

2 slices of pizza+soda+treat=$3

 

HEF Carnival: September 11, 11-4pm Basketball game

Aimee will set up a Sign Up Genius and send it to Lolita to distribute

 

Snack Program: Lolita and Craig Cost is about $300 month.  Holly McGraw expressed her gratitude for the program.

 

Fundraiser: Review letter, Kyla Change suggestion to $50. Also an addition on the backside to support the snack program.  Letter to parents to go out mid-September.  Business letter will also include the option to purchase an ad space in the directory.

 

Requests:

Lolita: Movie renewal licensing, $408 Passed

 

Requests (cont.)

Craig is looking to request water bottle filling stations in September.

Holly McGraw – Rigby Readers

25-30 licenses for I READ program

 

 

New Business:

 

Meeting Attendance:

  1. Ask teachers to invite a parent from their class to come to the next meeting.
  2. Contact those who signed up at Open House to volunteer and invite them to the next meeting.

 

Craig expressed the need to concentrate on getting classroom volunteers this year.  It is important to have the time planned and organized to make the most of the volunteers’ time.  It can be tricky with the school schedule with PE, Music, etc.

 

Staff changes:

  1. Nurse: Blanche Sturtz
  2. 5th Grade: Ali (Richards) Suki
  3. Para: Terry

 

Lolita has a new meal time system.

 

Next Meeting:

September 8, Kessler Library

Babysitter?

Food/snacks?

Posted on May 12, 2016

Parent Partnership Minutes 4/7/16

Kessler Parent Partnership Minutes
April 7, 2016
Kessler School Library

Attendance: Claire O’Connell, Annette Heinrich, Katie Gilbert, Holly McGraw, Ashley Buresh and Jenni Swartz

Items of Discussion:
Balance
$8,031.96
Pending Items: Weekly Readers (Approx. $1800.00), Give Locally fundraiser $50

Carnival
2016 notes needed from those who helped to organize. 2017 needs a shadow for Claire, someone who will take over in 2018.

Teacher Appreciation
Staff 40 people and Teachers only 15 to include Ginger, Marc and Laura.
Monday-Sharpie gift (Annette), Tuesday-Flowers (Claire), Wednesday – “May the 4th be with you” (Jenni), Thursday- Chili O’Brien’s (Claire), Friday-Carmel Apples (Katie)

New Officers
To be decided and voted on at next meeting.

Teacher Requests
Both Ashley Buresh and Holly McGraw expressed their appreciation for Parent Partnership purchasing the Rigby Level Readers for their classrooms. There are 6 each of 28 titles for both the Kindergarten and First Grade. (This purchase was $1,008.00)

Others
-Discussion of how to get more participation from parents and teachers at our Parent Partnership meetings. Some ideas were 1) Teachers to directly ask select parents to attend and represent their class. 2) Offer child care during meetings.
3) Try a different meeting time. 4)Have a monthly update sent out to parents with what the current projects are and who they can contact if interested.

-Fundraising committee to coordinate their efforts with Conflict Managers and 5th Grade Party and 4th Grade Science Camp fundraising efforts. Annette suggested an AVON challenge to other schools may be fun as well.

-The trash along the fence lines and in the landscaping has been excessive. If we provide gloves, could this be one of the “jobs” for the Jobs Program? Communication with the contractor (source of most of the trash) building the along Overlook might help, as well.

Posted on February 29, 2016

Parent Partnership Minutes February 11, 2016

Kessler Parent Partnership
Feb 11, 2016, 6pm Craig’s office (due to conferences)

In Attendance: Claire, Jenny P, Marc, Craig
Many people had conflicts on this night.

Balance: $7,200

Updates:
Replace soccer goals : Jill ordered, Diego says they arrive 2/15, we will need to store them and then set them in the field and line the field, this is progressing and should be up early March

Kids’ College – Great event! Thanks Katie! She will do it next year as well.
We will spend $220 for shoelaces so all the kids have nametags, and gift cards and thank you cards for the volunteers as we have done in the past

Carnival – March 11th, Western theme 4:30-7 pm

-Baskets/Auction: Annette
-Games: Claire- has contacted Jay Sherley for 3 games (free!)
-Photo Booth – Jenni has ordered
-Food: Jenny P/Jill/Pat Quinn: We looked in the shed which is cleaned out and the paper products remain in good shape, the fishing game is there and the basketball game will go in the week before the carnival. We will need new containers and tickets.
-Craig will not be in town
-Set up and clean up: 2pm and 7pm

Requests:
Justine Alberts: $1,790 for Epson Bright Link Interactive Projector with $1,000 HEF grant (mid-March)- This was approved after discussion.
Marc McCauley requested $500 to continue the Cubs Companion program which was grant funded by HEF but they lost the grant. He will also request funding from Hawthorn and CRA schools. We may need to revisit this if more funding is needed and Craig can also put it into his budget. It is a great program that we would like to see continue. Request approved.

Next meeting: April 7th , This is one week earlier than our regular date.
Topics: Carnival wrap-up, teacher/staff appreciation, new officers, requests.

Posted on February 29, 2016

Parent Partnership Minutes January 14, 2016

Kessler Parent Partnership
January 14, 2016, 6pm School Library

New Secretary: Kayce, Jenni and Claire will trade off until May elections

In Attendance: Claire, Kayce, Jenni S, Jenny P, Jill, Annette, Katie C, Brock Smith, Craig

Balance: $11,805.23

Big Ideas/ Goals for the year:
1. Play ground equipment and safety
-replace tire swings: This idea remains on hold.
-replace soccer goals : Brock Smith (Approx $3,000) This was approved by the group, Jill will order goals and balls, Brock will help with the set up/installation and with lining the field, Claire will call Diego as well.
-replace soccer balls, pinnies, basketballs, tether balls, etc.: At this time we plan to get new soccer balls for the PE classes and the playground

Teacher Conferences:
February 9th – This was funded by a business.
February 11 – Jill organized and others brought food and supplies.

Kids’ College – 3 weeks in February, Katie Clement to head – Thank you!
-Lots of variety, lots of volunteers, name tags for kids to keep and thank you notes and gift cards for the volunteers.

Carnival – March 11th, Western theme
-Baskets/Auction: Annette
-Games: Claire
-Food: Jenny P and Jill

Requests:
Ginger Ratzlaff: $84.49 Legos for library -approved
Ashley Buresh/Holly McGraw: K and 1st books – $1,000 for reading materials for grades K and 1st for the range of needs in those grades
Miss Montana – $100 for visit with an anti-bullying platform
Next meeting: February 11th, Craig’s office (because of conferences)

Posted on November 13, 2015

Minutes November 12, 2015

Kessler Parent Partnership
11/12/15
Craig Crawford’s office

Attendance: Paula Golson, Kaycee Koehler, Claire O’Connell, Craig Crawford, Jill Burger, Jenni Swartz, Jennifer Peterson, Annette Heinrich, and Lolita Carter

Items of Discussion:

Balance
$12,503.79
Pending costs: $600.00. TOTAL-Discovery tickets, Magazine holders $80, Angie Dailey’s printer $259.00 (Lolita has receipt for this) Magazine Holders $80.00, Mirror $25.00, Mrs.Kemper’s Books$30.00 Leap Pad/Pen $280.00, $150 microwave, Angie Dailey Requests $88 (Swings for playground on hold)
Snack Program for 2016 will be $3,000

Fundraiser
Raised: $11,781
Costs: $1,414.00 and Discovery tickets
Changes for next year:
• Photocopy a ticket and instructions on how to fill them out.
• List fundraiser information and copy of photocopied ticket on emails from teachers, Lolita, website, and Kessler School Facebook page. Lolita to attach the website link in each parent email.
• Have all the packets/tickets/money go through the front office. Lolita will keep all money in the safe.
• Buy prizes from our budget instead of donations. Cash donations would still be favorable. We now have an EIN, so this process should be smoother. Look into calling Community Credit Union and Valley Bank again. Send letters out to parents in regards to sponsorship with the raffle. For example, Mergenthaler’s sponsored the beef donation this year.
• Better track of ticket numbers, as per a request of a parent
• Tracking each student who takes a packet and who’s returning tickets

Requests
Shanna Kimble/Jessica Wacker: Approved and Jill paid already $35.00 for Exploration Works field trip (for students who were unable to pay)
Angie Dailey: Request 1) $20 for cards w/characteristics for model behavior. (socialthinking.com) Approved.
2) Four sensory earphones totaling $67.96 Approved.
Microwave- Parent Partnership approved $150.00 (Lana)
Goals for the year
A replacement for the swing. Craig Crawford should have an answer to this and/or the hardware by January. Something similar to the boat swing in Centennial Park was mentioned as a replacement playground piece.
New Soccer Goals: Brock and Denise Smith volunteered this donation. Parent Partnership extending help with overhead costs if needed or any help with this process.

Changes to EIN/Non Profit Status: Completed!!
1023 Submitted, ID number established, Student Assistance Fund is now aligned with Parent Partnership Checking account. If over $25,000 per fiscal year, Parent Partnership must file a tax return. Fiscal year runs from 7/1–6/30
$400 paid for tax-exempt status. Fee paid out of the PP account.
Craig Crawford, Lolita Carter, Jill Burger are signers on this account
Jill Burger, Claire O’Connell, and Jenni Swartz are signers on the Parent Partnership Checking account.
Big Thanks to Jill Burger and Amie Shanight for working on this!
PDF copies, various binder copies left with Jill Burger and Lolita Carter.

Teacher Conferences
November 10: Lolita took care of the pizza order
November 12: Jenny Peterson-THANK YOU!! (Leslie Walton for spring conferences) Jill Burger and Paula Golson also volunteered for Spring Conferences.

Buddy Bench
Paid $125 and there will be a school assembly to introduce it’s use!

Breakfast before the bell:
This is doing very well and breakfast’s are up by 40%!!! $5,000 grant comes with this program!!!! Staff ideas on grant money: Computers in the classrooms, four goals in the gym, IPods for teachers, music items, and rugs in classrooms were all mentioned. January will be a goal month to have something in writing.

Upcoming:
Clay Day-December 2nd and 9th tentatively. Claire to handle but needs volunteers to help for two days.
Kids College- February- Best for parents to organize, lots of phone time and it’s a four-week commitment. Jenni Swartz offered guidance with any parents wanting to take this task on. We will call parents on volunteer list. Discussion of Para’s helping.
Conferences-February-$200 budget for catering– Paula Golson can handle, can also help with making food. She can coordinate with Leslie Walton for spring. Jill Burger also said she could help if needed.

Carnival-Western Theme- Claire O’Connell to head, Paula Golson to help with basketball game and cake walk, Jill Burger, Jenni Swartz and Charlotte to help with concessions. Need various volunteers. Cleaning volunteers-check with Neil again. Will start advertising for volunteers come January/February. Jennifer Peterson and Annette Heinrich volunteered for various events.

Other
New Idea for next year: Selling space (for ads) for parents businesses, on pamphlets, yearbooks and directory. Also working in conjunction with the annual 5th grade party. Action Print was suggested as use again this year.

No December meeting! See you January 14, 2016