Members Present: Jill Smith, Deborah Rodriquez, Lisa Hayes, Natalie Lecher, Charlene Farkus, Natalie Williams, Kim Barlow, KaLyn Burmeister, Laura Ploudre, Renee Iverson
We went through the leadership packet and distributed pertinent items to officers.
We discussed the budget in detail and examined how much money we have, how we spend it, and how we want to fundraise. A final budget will be revised and approved at our next meeting.
RI will contact the fundraising committee and JS will get them the info from Sarah Howard. We will send a letter to parents with the first fundraiser that explains what we do, where the money goes, and gives an “opt out.”
Chess is ready to go and we reviewed the contract.
Spanish is ready through Foreign Language for Youth. NW discussed the program and returned to them with questions.
We agreed to raise the scholarship budget from $1000 to $3000 and discussed the best way to use that money so that it reaches the most kids. The Family Advocate will mediate the scholarship process for privacy. Chess and Spanish scholarships available. We discussed the possibility of tapping our Spanish speaking community at PW for future classes.
LP will let us know if there are any other after school activities (like Floor Hockey) that the PTA could sponsor to reach more kids.
We agreed to donate $1600 to the school for two assemblies to bring in authors, music groups, etc.
NL will send a proposal on classroom mini-grants so that they can be more streamlined. LP says 20 cert. staff, so $2000 will be enough. We’ll base it on FTE.
Brown Bag Update from NW: Discussed: Info on swine flu, enrollment lower in district, review of budget and funding, surplus land bank, transportation count week of 9/28.
Jane P will organize newsletter.
Kim B getting started on Reflections for Oct deadline.