PTO Board Meeting Minutes
Date: November 27, 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.
**October 2017 meeting minutes were approved.
**current balance is $8,762.51
**still waiting on spirit night (week) check from Carrabbas; just received spirit night check from Panda Express ($229.96) which is included in the balance above
**current Mistletoe Market profits - $402.97
**PTO sent a check for half of the Accelerated Reading (AR) Program that is new to the school and currently being implemented. This amount is $3,710.80. The rest of the balance for the AR Program will be payed for with funds from the recent book fair.
**PTO has received a surprise grant from Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart in the amount of $500. This grant was requested last year by a parent, and it is very much appreciated! Money will most likely go towards technology expenses. More details to follow.
**Our most recent spirit night was at Panda Express on November 10th with a profit of $229.96.
**Every Wednesday Mojobas will offer half price admission to Brighten student between the hours of 12:00-4:00 with $2 food combos.
**The next spirit night will be at the Chick-fil-a in Arbor Place Mall on Thursday, December 7th ALL DAY!
(November Meeting Minutes Continued)
**With any of the Spirit Nights throughout the year, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO MENTION YOU ARE FROM BRIGHTEN!
*Box Tops - Parents were encouraged to send them in to the school. We currently have made $867.60 for the current school year.
*Shoparoo App - This is a great time to download this app with the holiday season upon us.
-This annual craft fair event will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from
10:00-4:00 in the Brighten gym.
-Currently, there are 37 vendors.
-There will also be a raffle to win gift baskets donated by vendors and
photos with Santa will be available free of charge (picture must be taken
with your iphone/camera - no photographer will be taking pictures).
-Volunteer Opportunities for Mistletoe Market
*all-day “runner” to assist vendors during the market and to help
anywhere help is needed
*help with vendor set-up - Friday evening from 6:00-7:30 and/or
Saturday morning from 8:00-9:30
*Anyone who is interested please get in touch with Keena Kister or
message/email Brighten PTO.
*The PTO website is constantly being updated with volunteer opportunities available.
*PTO Officer positions will be available for next school year (2018-2019). If you are interested in becoming an officer, please contact Keena Kister or message/email Brighten PTO.
*Extra PTO checks are located in the school safe.
****Room Parent Meeting followed PTO meeting to answer questions
about the upcoming teacher luncheon (2nd and 5th grade parents).