PTO Board Meeting Minutes
Date: August 22, 2016
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 allowed the PTO Board to introduce themselves.
Minutes from May’s meeting were approved. and it was determined that the current PTO Balance ($46,688.81) will be allotted mostly to playground expenses.
Membership: We currently have 172 PTO members. It was discussed that only paid members can vote where $ raised will go this year. Membership dues can be paid by cash, check, or online.
Discontinuation of Bloomz: It has been decided that Bloomz will be discontinued due to it being too repetitious. Currently we only have 45 members on Bloomz, and most of the communication is already done via website, email, FB page, and paper flyers. It will be formally discontinued after tonight’s meeting.
Spirit Nights: The first spirit night of the year was held this past week at Blue Agave and was a success with $400 raised. The next spirit night will be held on Wednesday, September 21st from 1-4 at Yogli Mogli.
Room Mom Information: There will be a meeting on September 6th at 2:30 (location TBA) for this year’s room moms. Currently there are 4 teacher pot luck lunches planned for this year.
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Spirit Week: Spirit week will be held the week of September 12-16. A request was made at this meeting for any parent volunteers who would be willing to assist Joanna with spirit week. She met with these volunteers separately to discuss preliminary plans/give input.
New 2nd Grade Curriculum: Mountain Math and Language Curriculum has been approved and purchased for the 2nd grade. Approval for 3 years (cost approx $247).
Box Tops: Last year approx $3200 was raised from box tops which was used to purchase 8 microphones for the school. The goal for this year is $4000 ($5per child). This money will hopefully go towards purchasing a digital sign for the school. Additional money making opportunities for the school: Shoparoo App and My Coke Rewards.
Yearbook Update: The same company will be used, and each yearbook will cost $45. Yearbook sales will be January-March. After March the price will increase to $50.
Playground: Expected to be done at the end of September. New structures have been picked out to include activities (ie hopscotch, 4-square, chalkboards).
Birdies for Brighten: The annual golfing event is coming up on October 18th. Volunteer credits can be earned for helping, playing, or donating a raffle basket. A 4-person team will cost $400. A save-the-date email has been sent out.
Spirit Shirts: Orders due Wednesday, 8/24 and the order will be placed that night. Orders can be made online.