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