BACS PTO MEETING MINUTES
PTO Board Meeting Minutes
Date: March 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.
January meeting minutes were approved. There was no official PTO meeting in February due to scheduling conflicts.
Budget Update: Current balance is $20,740.33
*Small World Gift Shop/Mistletoe Market Profits (December) - $595.15
*Tumbler Profits - $2,775.14 (door to door sales) & $471.34 (online sales) for a
total of $3,246.48 profit
*Recent Spirit Nights - CFA at Arbor Place (January) - $123.74
Mojobas (February) - $53.00
*Variety Show Profits - $1,090.88
*Teacher Appreciation Costs - $1,443.59 (Budget - $1,500.00)
*Fall Spirit Shirt Profits (as of 3/27/17) - -$1,231.39 (currently in the red)
*March 29th - spirit night at Yogli Mogli from 1:00-4:00
*April 11th - spirit night at Firehouse Subs from 5:00-8:00
*April 21st - Movie Night from 7:30-10:00 (Volunteers will be needed.)
*April 25th - Glow Party for Tumbler Fundraiser (for students who sold 7
tumblers or more) from 1:30-2:30
*April 24th - PTO Meeting at 6:00. At this meeting there will be a meet and
greet for the upcoming Governing Board Candidates.
*April 24th - May 1st - Governing Board Vote via Survey Monkey
(March Meeting Minutes Continued)
*Box Tops - We currently have raised $939.70. Parents were encouraged to
keep sending them in to the school.
*Shoparoo App - We currently have raised $225.00 so far with 92 supporters.
*Smile.Amazon - Amazon donates .5% of the price of your eligible Amazon
Smile purchases back to the school.
*Kroger - We raised $160.94 from 11/28-2/26. Parents were encouraged to
register their Kroger savings card and add Brighten Academy as their school of
choice under “Community Partners”.
*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. Nothing has been formally decided at this time.
*PTO Board Vote will be held at the May 15th meeting.
*Brighten Academy was approved for a $2,500.00 Grant from the Franklin
*Possible changes and updates coming to the items listed in the PTO Bi-Laws.
Sheet with details was passed out in the meeting.
*HB 430 - This is the House Bill that is going to the Senate regarding funding
for charter schools. Parents were encouraged to attend the State of the School
Meeting in the gym immediately following this PTO meeting for more
information about this Bill.
*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.
*If parents send in 3 reams of copy paper, this is equal to 1 volunteer hour.
*Parents were reminded to order a yearbook if they haven’t done so already.