PTO Board Meeting Minutes
Date: April 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Brighten Academy
The meeting was called to order by Keena Kister, PTO President at approximately 6:00. She gave opening remarks, welcomed everybody to the meeting, and thanked them for coming.
March meeting minutes were approved.
Special Guests - Governing Board Candidates for the 2017-18 School Year
*The five Governing Board Candidates were introduced to those in attendance,
and each candidate gave a brief speech.
*Those in attendance were allowed to vote for 4 of the 5 candidates. The PTO
members not in attendance at this meeting will be sent a link via email to cast
their vote. See the dates below in “Upcoming Events.”
Budget Update: Current balance is $21,943.65 (not including movie night)
*Recent Spirit Nights - Firehouse Subs in April - amount still pending
*Fall Spirit Shirt Profits - -$1,131.39 (currently in the red)
-Parents were reminded that if they purchase a shirt, that will equal
1 volunteer hour.
*April 24-28 - PTO members only will have a chance to vote for Governing Board Members via Survey Monkey
*May 9 - Spirit Night at Fabiano’s from 5:00-9:00
*May 15 - PTO Meeting at 6:00 with PTO Board Member vote for the upcoming
school year. 2 Positions are currently still needing to be filled.
*May 4 - Sue Beck’s Retirement Send Off at BACS 8:30-2:30
*May 17 - Dana Pace’s Retirement Send Off at BACS at Arbor Station Media
(April Meeting Minutes cont.)
*Box Tops - We currently have raised approximately $1,000.00. Parents were encouraged to keep sending them in to the school.
*Shoparoo App - Parents were encouraged to continue using this phone app to help raise money for the school.
*Coke Rewards and Publix Partners have been discontinued.
*There are extra spirit shirts available for purchase. Both the long-sleeved t-shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase. However, no sizes larger than X-large are left.
*Planning for “Facility Upgrades” (what parents voted to fund earlier in the year)is still in the works. Currently awaiting proposals from contractors via the
administration for a front entrance school sign and a fence around the playground.
*Updates coming to the PTO Bi-Laws. Nothing officially has been changed, the
wording will just be updated.
*Parents were reminded to log hours on “Track it Forward” website. Parents
were told that report cards will be held if hours aren’t completed.
*First Day of School Supplies - www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1177646