January 24, 2017
In attendance: Connie Tipton, Melinda Uselman, Jessica Roethel, Mrs. Fischer, Mrs. McAtlin, Brenda Burton, Jenn Harris, Cheryl Masters, Kim Johansen, Amanda Stacy, Amanda Pittman, Mrs. Gabelson
Minutes taken by Amanda Stacy.
November 2016 minutes approved.
Treasury report approved.
Science Night: 1/19. Very small turnout (90 people total). Flyer was in Thursday Folders the week before but students did not receive stickers the day of, and no announcements or reminders were given. We should try again next year but be sure to advertise enough.
Spell-a-Thon: Most of the meeting was spent assembling packets for the Spell-a-Thon. Packets will be distributed to teachers when Amanda S. presents the Spell-a-Thon at the staff meeting on Wednesday 2/8. Packets will go home with students on Wednesday 2/15. Test on 3/1. PTO members take tests home for grading that night and return them the next day to go home with students for donation collection on 3/2. All donations due 3/9. VIP party on Wednesday 3/15. Awards assembly and Mrs. Larsen stunt on Friday 3/17.
Prizes: $100 Visa gift card for overall highest earner. $50 Visa gift card for highest earner in primary and intermediate (1 each). All 100% scores receive a school store coupon, their name on the wall, and attend the VIP party (music, games, popcorn in gym). Will have a VIP party in a.m. for K-2 and a party in p.m. for 3-5. All students will receive a free Frosty coupon for participating.
Stunts: 3 options will be being taped to the wall (not high up), a pie in the face, and wearing a chicken costume all day. Possibly send ballots go home with graded tests to encourage students to collect and return donations. Goal of $6,500 must be reached.
Promotion: Amanda P., Brenda B., and Amanda S. will go to classes on 2/15 to present Spell-a-Thon to students. They will dress like the 3 stunt options. Brenda will make posters to show students. Those posters (and others?) will be hung in main hallway and around school to keep students aware and excited about the event. Mrs. Fischer is sending out an email to staff so they are aware of the Spell-a-Thon. Mrs. Gabelson will put all spelling lists on the school web site.
Clusters: 4/28. Mrs. Osborne and Amanda McQuade are in charge this year but they want someone to shadow them this year and take over next year.
Staff Appreciation: 5/1-3. Kara Hotard had volunteered to be in charge. Amanda P. will follow up with her.
Next Meeting 2/28. Assign out Family Picnic responsibilities at that time.