The Wyandotte Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is a nonprofit parent teacher organization (PTO) whose mission is to institute and sustain a close relationship between the parents, teachers, and students by evolving opportunities within the home, school, and community. The PTO provides assistance to teachers within the classroom settings, raises funds for educational materials and experiences, advocates school and family social interaction, and provides an unbiased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children. It is our belief that the team effort of a parent teacher organization offers the best possible learning environment for our children.
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August 9, 2018
All board members present: Mary Beth Fitzgerald, Emily Cary, Chelsea McLaughlin, Monica Figueras,
New Business – elect Monica treasurer
- Mary Beth nominated Monica, Chelsea seconded
- Unanimous board vote to elect Monica as treasurer
Calendar – approved by board
Grants – Mary Beth to write grant for playground equipment for $500
- Approval per finalized budget review
Emily Cary, PTO president, and Monica Figueras, PTO treasurer, are to be added on the to Wyandotte
PTO accounts at Lafayette Bank and Trust and removal of Krystal Balser and Michelle Watts
Meeting adjourned at 10:21 am
Notes submitted by: Jessica Tetrault, secretary
September 10, 2018
- All board members present: Emily Cary, Chelsea McLaughlin, Nikki Choate, Monica Figueras, Jessica
- School Update – Mary Beth Fitzgerald
o Start of school going well!
o Donuts with Dad coming up
o Figure out after school management of PTO kids meeting in office
Emily comes early, will corral kids in office, then with note from parent, will move
kids to library
- Kindergarten Teacher update:
o Using the guided reading units
o Possible need for flexible seating in future
- Old Business – August notes already approved last month, reviewed
- New Business –
o Treasurer’s report: reviewed budget, cookie dough fundraiser. See attached report
o Grant updates – reviewed grants and are in process of approval
o President’s Report – Connecting through social media positive feedback
Meeting with website coordinator to improve site and add information
Spring sale – bulbs, have ready in time for mother’s day – maybe include student
council to help with wrapping
School supply orders at beginning of year – approved by Chelsea and seconded by
Riley Wagon – match student council funds – approved by Jessica and seconded by
Get change at movie night for wagon
Look into getting snacks or something of encouragement for test taking weeks for
students. Cafeteria manager could possible help with getting bulk items at discount
o Spirit Wear – sell shirts at back to school night and kindergarten round up
Choose Kind, glitter shirt, and “W” shirt approved for spirit wear options
Heathered navy?, dark gray/taupe?, orange Harrison shirt?
Get order forms out in October
o Donuts with Dad/Mom - plates have been ordered
o Cookie Dough – fundraiser down from last year. Meet with fundraiser head to figure out
new incentives to get participation up
o Movie night – going to email parents who have volunteered. If at all possible, parents are
requested to stay the entire time of movie. Jessica will work with parents individually on
time if changes need to be made. Jessica to make poster for Donuts with Dad to advertise
o Book Fair – changes with book fair this year to come. Will be held in library, open fewer
hours, count money after each shift.
o Box Tops – will count the Thurs/Fri before Book Fair
o Teacher Apprication – Thursday “Nacho Average Teacher”
o Restaurant Nights – Hole In One – September 15 from 12-5
Azzip pizza for October?
Other future possibilities: chipotle?, Moe’s?, Copper Moon?
o Hawk Walk – no silent auction this year
Possible 5-/50 raffle
Subaru to donate raffle prize?
Ribbons to kids who complete the 5k
o Spirit Rock – going to form committee
Next meeting: October 15 at 3:45 in library
Meeting adjourned at 5:10 PM
Notes submitted by: Jessica Tetrault, secretary
Wyandotte PTO Meeting Notes
October 15, 2018
All board members present: Emily Cary – President, Chelsea McLaughlin – Vice President, Nikki Choate – Vice President, Monica Figueras – Treasurer, Jessica Tetrault – Secretary
1st grade team update – enjoying flexible seating! May need to purchase a couple more donut seats
Enjoying leveled reader books!
Principal Report – Meet the TSC board dinner with Emily Cary on Monday night
Picture retakes on Wednesday Oct 16
Pie the Principal – Friday, Oct 19
ISTEP – excellent previous year grades
Conferences – goal is 100% attendance
Barnes and Noble night – first week in December – will double check date
Family Reading Night – Nov 28
Previous meeting notes – motion to approve – Monica, Second – Chelsea
Cookie dough did excellent and made more money than previous year!
Library/computer grant – approved
Backpacks/supply closet/caring closet – increase budget to $10,000
Motion to buy Quickbooks – approved
Kindergarten grant request – flexible seating – approved
Writing workshop grant – request by 4th grade teachers – approved
Principal grant request – to help staff have more time to develop curriculum and planning as a grade level. Grant to pay for subs – approved