Tippecanoe School Corporation

PTO Minutes

August Minutes

Wyandotte PTO

Notes

August 9, 2018

10:15 am

All board members present: Mary Beth Fitzgerald, Emily Cary, Chelsea McLaughlin, Monica Figueras,

Jessica Tetrault

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 Minutes

Wyandotte Elementary PTO Notes

September 9, 2019

 

All board members present: Emily Cary, Chelsea McLaughlin, Nikki Choate, Monica Figueroa, Sarah Paulson

 

May minutes reviewed - approved by Chelsea McLaughlin, seconded by Sarah Paulson

 

Kindergarten Teachers Presentation-

    -Flexble Seating request for Carly Summers and Shonda Royal has been approved for up to $100 each

    -Teachers reviewing new Math/Writring curriculum programs ($60-$80)

 

Principal’s Report-

    -Successful start to the ‘19-‘20 school year

    -Student population of 539

    -NWEA testing concluded Friday, Sept. 6

    -2 Para positions available.  Can apply online.

 

Treasurer’s Report-

    -Cookie Dough Fundraiser

        -sales totaled $35K, down from last year

        -discussed Liz Hummer to look into new merchandise catalogs, website ordering, prizes for next year

-Send initial payment for 1% savings on Cookie Dough orders / Approved

    -Charms re-order of $1000 / Approved

    -Kindness Garden request for funds for garden plaque / Approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Sarah Paulson

    -Behavior Strategy Workshop for $300 requested by Molly Newman and Allison Spencer / Approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Nikki Choate

    -Classroom Offices (privacy partitions) for $58 by Megan Sweet / Approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Sarah Paulson

    -Buncee Board for $70 by Jennifer Matz / Approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Sarah Paulson

    -‘19-‘20 Budget approval to be postponed until after Cookie Dough deposit 

 

President’s Report-

    -Spirit Wear sales begin Sept 16-27

        -online ordering open until Sept 30

        -Online store is now always open

        -To be determined if a bulk order of kids sizes in simple design can be placed at lower cost to sell at Back to School Bash

        -Interest in older spirit wear trade-in program with small prize incentives for redistribution 

    -Pastries with Parents to possibly replace “Donuts with Dads” and “Mornings with Moms”

    -Movie Night set for 9/27

    -Book Fair set for Oct 14-17

        -open all mornings

        -open Tue/Wed evenings for Teacher Conferences

    -Box Tops collection Oct 7-17

    -Teacher Appreciation

        -Good feedback from “Get to Know You” sheets

        -Raising the Bar “Bar” each month

        -Teacher Birthday recognitions

        -More Teacher Appreciation days to be added in the Spring

    -Restaurant Fundrasier Nights

        -adding Chic-Fil-A night

        -all dates for school year are set

    -Hawk Walk date set for May 8

    -School Supply Box Kits was a success

        -will coordinate the sale earlier for this year

    -Bi-laws to be reviewed

       

Meeting adjourned at 4:45 PM.  Notes submitted by Sarah Paulson

October Minutes

Wyandotte Elementary PTO Notes

October 7, 2019

All board members present:  Emily Cary, Chelsea McLaughlin, Nikki Choate, Monica Figueras, Sarah Paulson

School Update:

-First grade teachers presented new Buncee Board program.  A renewal fee will be required for next year

-Anchor charts requested for reading series.  $430 for 42 posters for all four teachers to be on display throughout reading units.  These posters are larger versions of a small desktop display binder.  With posters of each page, the content becomes more visible and accessible to students at any time.  Working with McCutcheon students for lower cost production.

-Movie Night a success and well done.  

-Consider having parent chaperones sitting amongst the student population to help with noise and extra activity.

-Reconsider intermission for the next movie night to reduce extra walking around.

-Picture retakes are Friday, Oct 11

-Thanks to PTO for all food and treats for Teacher Appreciation

-Sensory Room- in process of grant submitting for a sensory room for kids to reduce anxiety.  May include sensory tactile wall, padded wall, rubber coated shapes to toss, bean bag chair, tent. 

-Kindness Garden- Family to visit and see new sign for the remembrance garden at 2:30 on October 11

September minutes reviewed - approved by Emily Cary, seconded by Monica Figueras

Treasurer’s Report:

-Budget approved by Chelsea McLaughlin, seconded by Emily Cary

-Approvals Requested:

-$430 for First Grade’s Anchor Charts (see above) / approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Chelsea McLaughlin

-Emily Rice - $630 for book pouches for 2nd Grade / approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Chelsea McLaughlin

-Lunch for vision screening volunteers for $45.99 / approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Sarah Paulson

-Suzanna Philyaw - $160.47 for flexible seating for 4/5 classroom / approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Chelsea McLaughlin

-Suzanna Philyaw - $206 for sets of book for 4/5 classroom to stay at the school for continued use / approved by Chelsea McLaughlin and seconded by Emily Cary

-Shonda Royal - $50 reimbursement for caterpillars / approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Sarah Paulson

-Lauren Reed - $201 for soft starts for her kindergarten classroom (creatively focused hands-on activities before official “pen to paper” start of the day) / approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Sarah Paulson

-Suzanna Philyaw - $400 for Battle of the Books books for 4/5 and 4th and 5th grade classrooms.  Battle of the Books is a reading comprehension competition between schools.  1 team of 5 readers for each 4th, 5th, and 4/5 grades will select titles from this collection of 10 titles to read.  A school wide comprehension quiz determines a winning team to compete at area competition against other area schools.  8 groups of books requested. / approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Sarah Paulson

-Jessica Tetrault - $227 reimbursement for Movie Night snacks / approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Chelsea McLaughlin

-Kayla Stone - $208.66 for Caring Closet/ Nurses Closet and supplies for kids starting at Wyandotte that might not be able to afford school supplies / Approved by Emily Cary and seconded by Sarah Paulson

-Check received from Hole In 1 fundraiser - $175

President’s Report:

-Bylaws - new versions distributed to board members for revisions/approvals at next PTO meeting

-Movie Night - $1279.83 brought in.  After license fee, profit is approximately $800.

-New, larger, faster popcorn machine is suggested.  Can be used for other school events.

-Box Tops - all box tops are due Oct 17th.

-Counting to occur Oct 17th.

-Cookie Dough Pick-Up / Restaurant Spirit Night at AZZIP- both occur Oct 15

-drawing for stuffed animal incentive prizes to occur as live video earlier in the day to remind students/parents of pick-up and of AZZIP restaurant night.

-AZZIP coupons to be passed out during cookie dough fundraiser

-Teacher Appreciation-

-luncheons are a success

-100% participation for Football Themed luncheon

-next month will be donuts

-Halloween treats planned

-Teacher’s Christmas gift - Freckles T-shirts and name door signs

-End of year gift idea - Teachers Pay Teachers gift card

-Book Fair - option for e-wallet to replace carrying cash for book fair purchases

Meeting adjourned at 4:55pm.  Notes submitted by Sarah Paulson

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May Minutes

Wyandotte Elementary PTO Notes

May 20, 2019

 

All board members present: Emily Cary, Chelsea McLaughlin, Nikki Choate, Monica Figueroa, Jessica Tetrault

 

With the passing of Mrs. Nancy Brown, the Brown family has requested a rock garden and plaque in her memory

 

Emily Cary motions to vote in Sarah Paulson as Secretary.  Nikki Choate seconded.

 

April minutes reviewed - approved by Emily Cary, seconded by Nikki Choate

 

Treasurer’s Report- see attached

    -Hawk Walk made less money than in previous years

    -While 5K enrollment was strong, attendance overall was less

    -Ideas for improving for next year include:

            -Specific sponsor person

            -Kiddie Kollege carnival

                     -possibly change bounce house to different one

            -food donations

   

    -End of year Principal’s gift 

        -reviewed last year’s PTO $ gift amount

        -will funds need to be retained for building add-ons (i.e. playground)?

        -Proposed idea of giving $5000

 

    -Riley Wagon donation

        -postponed helping Student Council with funds for wagon until next year

              -possible donation match of Student Council ‘18-‘19 year

 

    -Teacher’s Gift

        -Panera/Starbucks giftcards

        -Sweets to be provided for Friday, May 24 (cookies or sundae bar)

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:40 PM.  Notes submitted by Sarah Paulson