Tippecanoe School Corporation

PTO Minutes

Wyandotte Elementary

PTO Notes

April 16, 2018 6 pm

All board members present: President - Amy Maxwell, VP - Nikki Choate, Treasurer - Krystal Balser, Secretary - Jessica Tetrault

- 4th grade teachers present:

- Using money from PTO for STEM supplies, National Geographic, websites

- Using Growth Mindset - kids set 3 goals - party every 9 weeks to celebrate success

- Classroom supplies

- IKEA stools

- tall work tables

- science cabinet supplies

- science games

- PTO grant: games to practice comprehension skills, 1 on 1 chrome book,

- 4/5 HA Classroom: bought flexible seating, library from Mrs. Hamilton

- Use funds from PTO to possibly in the future: have incentives to Pacers, Purdue's Super Saturday Program, technology

Principal Update - Ms Fitzgerald:

- ISTEP #2

- training Cash, school service dog

- grant for supplies for Cash

- trainer of Cash will do school convo to help teach kids how to work with him

- very chill dog, brings a sense of calmness

March minutes - ok'd by Nikki Choate, seconded by Krystal Balser

Treasurer's Report - Krystal Balser:

- $3000 STEM supplies for all school

- donuts and Orange juice - $400ish cheaper than Meijer donuts plus Mary Lou's delivered for just $10!

- Received check from BW3s restaurant night - about $200.

- 3rd grade will need additional supplies for fall - bigger class sizes

- charms for all classes

- 5th grade party

President's Report - Amy Maxwell:

- Next meeting is elections! Electing half of board at a time to make for better transitions.

Teacher Appreciation - Emily Carey

- last month: soup cook off

- sweets bar for April

- teacher appreciation week being planned for May

5th Grade Party - Molly Howe

- sign up genius for parent donations

- Dj - $375 plus photo booth for $50

- use decor from last year, buy some more to update

- maybe up budget for next year

- use leftover movie night food for party

- Dream Dinners to donate baggies

Hawk Walk -

- donations/sponsorships going really well!

about $7000 in cash and goods donated

- Community donations/silent auction: museum, holiday world, Kings Island, photography, Columbian water park, golf passes, SIA donations, pool passes.

- get more restaurant donations? Mountain jacks

- Meijer gift card to help with food budget: hotdogs and fruit

- Dream Dinners donating pork sandwiches

- Resource officers and junior officers ready, National Honor Society from Harrison - 15 volunteers, East Tipp volunteers

- Molly Howe to get pizzas for hospitality room

- Next year include Kiddie Kollege to have a toddler play area during Hawk Walk and part sponsor

- Registrations going well - Chelsea

Field Day t shirts - funds coming out of activity fund from school - 5th grade to sign shirts

Next meeting: May 21 for elections

Adjourned 7:15 pm

Notes submitted by Jessica Tetrault