Mar 12, 2014

School & Town Meetings on Saturday

The Town Meeting will be at 9 am Saturuday with the School Meeting to follow at 1 pm. Both will be held in Town Hall.

Childcare will be provided in Little Red during the afternoon school meeting.

Please come to ensure support for responsible and adequate funding for our school and to support the move to 5-day Kindergarten.

Mar 11, 2014

Winter Carnival

Join us for the first ever Croydon Village School Winter Carnival from 5 to 7 pm Friday, March 14.

We'll have snowshoe races and snowball throwing contests, snow painting and a bonfire. The PTO will provide hot dogs and marshmallows. Please bring other dishes to share.

Little Mermaid

Croydon students will go to the 9 am performance of The Little Mermaid at the Newport Opera House on Monday, March 24. The bus will leave as close to 8:30 am as possible, so it's important for children to be at school on time that morning.

This field trip is funded by the PTO.

Feb 6, 2014

Use Your Price Chopper Card to Help Our School Get Free Funds

If you have Price Chopper Advantage card, enroll in the store's Tools for Schools program. You'll earn points for your purchases, which will help Croydon Village School earn money for free school equipment.

Log onto to register your existing Advantage Card. (If you don't have an Advantage Card, stop by the service desk at Price Chopper to get one.)

Our school code is 18632.

Jan 9, 2014

PTO Minutes -- January 9, 2014

Present: Jessica Almy, Sam Pifer, Allen Pifer, Melissa Bocash, Dan Roy, Tonya McMurray

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m.

Approval of Minutes: December minutes were not available. They will be approved at the February meeting.

Old Business
* Warm Hearts Drive: Decided to do Chores for Change instead whereby students will do chores to earn money for charity. We will explore matching of collected amount by local businesses.
* Ice Skating: Scheduled for late Jan and Feb.

New Business
* Field Trips: Trip to Montshire Museum is scheduled for February 12.  
* Valentines Day Party: Kindergarten and first graders will bring treats for the party.
* Winter Carnival: Jessica and Kelly are exploring the idea of putting together a Winter Carnival event as family event, probably to be held in the late afternoon.

Next Meeting: 6 p.m. Thursday February 6.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Tonya McMurray

Dec 5, 2013

PTO MInutes -- December 5, 2013

Call to order 6:05 pm
Attendance: Jessica Almy, Dan Roy, Alicia Wallace, Melissa Bocash, Amanda Leslie

Location: Lil Red School

Old Business:
Minutes – Approved. 

Treasurer’s Report—There were deposits of interest, Yankee Candle online profit, and picture money.  Payments to Yankee Candle and Billings Farm were made.  The next one should reflect an amazon deposit, a payment to Christine A. of  $120, and deposits from the holiday bake sale and 50/50 raffle.

Yankee Candle—2 items still needing correction.

School Food Drive—Jessica agreed to type up a reminder.

Holiday Program—Details were confirmed.  

PJ Party/Movie Night—Again, there were minimal sign ups.  We decided to cancel, contact those few who had signed up, and not try again next year.

Annie’s Grant—Amanda wrote and submitted the application.  We will be told mid-January if we receive it.

Box Tops—The checks still have not been received.

Website/FB site and group—Generally, it was agreed that these are helpful but shouldn’t replace paper communication.  Dan and Jessica still needed to be added to the FB group.

Pizza Fundraiser—Melissa contacted the company and decided we’d be rushed if we aimed to finish for the Superbowl.  We agreed that it wouldn’t significantly impact our sales.  We are planning to run it in February, to be delivered mid-March.

New Business:
Warm Hearts Drive—We will run this in January; I’ll find out from Christine what she does with the items collected.

Ice skating—This will depend on Scott, who is unsure of his plans.  It usually happens in January and February.

Sand for walkways—Dan was concerned about the steps and walkways being sanded this time of year.  Sand is available.  He agreed to check M-W-F, and Amanda will T-Th.

Agenda Items for next meeting: Valentine’s Day party

Mtg adjourned: 6:45 pm.
Next meeting: January 9, 2014

Nov 14, 2013

PTO Minutes -- November 14, 2013

Present: Melissa Bocash, Alicia Wallace, Allen Pifer, Samantha Pifer, Jessica Almy, Amanda Leslie, Tonya McMurray

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:11 p.m.

Approval of Minutes: Allen Pifer moved and Alicia Wallace seconded to accept the minutes of the October 3, 2013 meeting as presented. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s Report shows a balance of $6,593.92 as of October 31, 2013. A little less than $4,000 will go to pay Yankee Candle. The photographer for school photos still needs to be paid; Amanda will calculate the total owed to her so we can pay her.

Old Business
Yankee Candles: We will receive a discount because of early payment. We have received payment ($95) from online sales.
Spring Play: Teachers are considering Peter Pan in March or April.
Fire Safety Month & Trip to Fire Station: Went well.
Veteran’s Day Program: Small turnout, but it went well. Discussed having a second form of communication (e.g., email list or Facebook page) to remind parents and see if we can get a higher turnout.
Recycling: Teachers have started collection boxes. Currently the recyclables are being transported to the SAU to be added to the Newport School District’s recycling. 

New Business
School Food Drive: Kick off December 2 and run through December 18. Teachers will talk to students and will up a challenge between buildings.  Food drive will benefit the Newport Food Pantry.
Holiday Program: Tentatively set for December 18. Teachers will check with Town Hall regarding availability of Town Hall. Program will be A Charlie Brown Christmas. Teachers have a Snoopy costume. Students will create the scenery. It was suggested that we ask people to contribute to the food drive.
December PJ Party/Movie Night: Amanda will create a poll to determine whether there is interest in a parents night out activity on December 6.
Annie’s Garden Grant: Amanda will write a grant to request funds for a student garden from Annie’s.  Alicia will coordinate the garden.

Earth Day/Memorial: Agreed to do a memorial for Alyssa Hansen – perhaps planting a tree in conjunction with Earth Day.
Box Tops and Labels for Education: Amanda sent in new submission and expects we will receive approximately $100.
Website: Needs to be updated and publicized. Link web page to Facebook page.
Library Visits: New children’s librarian starts at the beginning of December. Jessica will coordinate getting regular visits set up.
Scott: PE teacher will be leaving. Amanda will ask school board about plans for replacement
Bus Shelter: Have decided not to move forward with bus shelter.
Cards for Troops: Allen’s stepmother will bring in cards for kids to color.
Pizza Fundraiser: Melissa received details from Little Caesars. If we sell more than $100, shipping will be free. Agreed to look at January as timeframe for fundaiser.  

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 4 at 6 pm.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Tonya McMurray