Sep 5, 2013

PTO Minutes -- September 5, 2013

Present: Amanda Leslie, Allen Pifer, Sam Pifer, Dan Roy, Alecia Wallace, Kelly George

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:15 p.m.

Approval of Minutes: Allen Pifer moved and Sam Pifer seconded to accept the minutes of the August 15, 2013 meeting as presented. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s Report shows a balance of $2,214.08 as of August 31, 2013.

Old Business
School Pictures: School pictures are scheduled for September 27 with a rain date of October 4. Sam is available to help the photographer.
Open House: Scheduled for Oct. 3 and will include a back-to-school potluck and PTO meeting. Kelly and Jessica will decide on timing of the PTO meeting/dinner and Open House and will forward information to parents.
Back to School Packets: Sent home with students last week.
Yankee Candle Sales: Amanda has the information. The PTO is able to have a table at Croydon Community Day, and we agreed to have Yankee Candle information at the table with kids manning the table. If kids come for a shift at the table, they will get their candle order forms there and get a head start on selling. Other students will get packets the following week. Sale runs through Oct. 15.
School Board  request for Kindergarten Committee: Amanda will report to the school board that the PTO sees no need for a Kindergarten committee as the information was researched and presented to the school board last year in conjunction with research about keeping 4th grade at the Croydon Village School.
Monthly Meeting Date & Time Review: Agreed to keep meeting at 6 pm first Thursday of the month at the school.

New Business
Election of Officers: Tonya McMurray moved and Kelly George seconded a nomination of Amanda Leslie as president. The motion passed. Amanda Leslie moved and Sam Pifer seconded a nomination of Kelly George as vice president. The motion passed. Amanda Leslie moved and Allen Pifer seconded a nomination of Tonya McMurray as secretary. The motion passed. Amanda Leslie moved and Alicia Wallace seconded a nomination of Sam Pifer as treasurer. The motion passed.
Croydon Community Day: Will be at Camp Coniston and include several kids’ activities. Kelly or Jessica will do a story time. PTO will provide glow necklaces. Sam and Allen will pick them up and bring them to the event.
Hampstead Players: The teachers will look at the possibility of a spring performance tied to curriculum.
Fall Field Trip: Students will again go to a local apple orchard. The PTO will pay for student admission to the orchard.
Yearbook: Agreed to do a yearbook for students at the end of the year. Tonya will put together. Jessica and Kelly will forward pictures of various school events to students.
Bus Shelter: Question of whether we can put up a bus shelter for older students waiting at the school for the bus into Newport. Alicia will check on supplies and Allen offered to build.
Library: Library cards are still active. Discussed having students attend all year. Would need to get Kindergarten cards or go on a Tuesday or Thursday.
Other field trips: Jessica and Kelly are researching costs for a Thanksgiving or holiday trip to Billings Farm.

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 3. Time TBD in conjunction with Open House

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Tonya McMurray

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