South School PTO Minutes August 13, 2015

Principal’s Report

  • School starts August 24 for grades 1-5; Kindergarten starts August 26
  • Back to School Picnic, August 27 from 5pm-7pm
  • Open House, Thursday, September 3 from 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Mrs. Cengel will continue to send out email updates twice a month
  • School calendar on district website and Facebook page
  • Periodically send home flyers/newsletters with students
  • Please share all PTO flyers with Mrs. Cengel before sending out
  • All flyers must be translated into Spanish
  • Limited budget for copies this year
  • Fundraising needs: Looking Glass Theater (Artist in Residency) $3496
  • Possible larger item to benefit whole school

PTO process changes/clarifications

  • All communication should go through Kim and Mrs. Cengel
  • Everything needs to be translated into Spanish
  • Rachel is in charge of flyers – will need someone to separate into classrooms and put in teachers’ mailboxes
  • Discussed having some sort of visual to show how much money we have raised

Kindergarten Tea “Connection, Breakfast and Tea” Wednesday August 26, info went out to Kindergarten parents, Rachel in charge

Back to School Picnic: August 27th 5pm-7pm

  • Families bring own dinner and then a dessert to share
  • Will have a table with Spirit Wear and a table for volunteer/membership
  • Room parent forms (will also have at Open House on Sept 3)

Halloween Fun Fair planned for October 29th

World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser – tentatively planned for September 25 to October 16 – may do again in the Spring

Budget Report – (new treasurer Brian Inzerello)

  • Currently have $5400 in account
  • Last year’s fundraising brought in about $9000
  • This years projected amount is $7000 (based on trends from past 2 years)
  • Anticipated expenses this year will be $11,000

Spirit Wear

  • Already have Kindergarten/new student shirts, Have some additional product available
  • Will have at least one sale during the year depending on demand

PTO website:

  • Will post PTO minutes to the site after meetings

PTO meeting dates/times

  • Meetings will be on the Second Thursday of the month at 6pm
  • Except February meeting will be on February 18 due to a school conflict
  • Everyone is welcome to attend meetings

 Next Meeting will be on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6pm

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