March Parkwood PTA Board Meeting 3/9/17

Attendees: Michelle Morgan (president), Debbie Olhoeft, Bridgette Shima, Christina Torres, Heather Brown, Mea Fischellis, Mary Ann Thomas, Kathy Carter

Next Meeting – April 6, 2017

Minutes – Motion to approve February minutes

Mea Motioned

Bridget 2nd

Vote – all approved


Ramping up for Original Works –

Christina gave a brief update of the overall budget

$426 Line Item for the WatchDogs

Checks being cashed from Heritage Night

Discussion of teacher grants and receipts submitted –

Deadline for field trip grants – May 1st


Motion to approve the February budget  – Debbie motion

2nd – Mea

Vote – all in favor

No abstention or questions

SAVE the DATE!!  Auction May 19th 5 PM Mea gave the Board an update on the progress of Auction Planning. We need more help with the procurement! If anyone has items to donate or if they know a business who can donate, please bring the items in to the office.

The board discussed where is the best location for the baskets to be placed to trigger parents to remember to donate towards the baskets.

Teacher reminder flyer – re: classroom coming home early next week. Michelle Morgan is listed as the contact.

We have secured Einstein swag to include a hoodie and two t-shirts

  • Auction 5:00 – 6:30
  • Food 5:30
  • Talent Show 6:30

We are working with the Wheatley’s to secure a DJ – Kathy Carter is taking lead on this

Original Works – Due by March 27th

All classrooms are working very hard to complete their art projects

Mara Calhoun taking lead on this project.

Nominations Committee:

We are seeking your nominations for Awards! Each year, we give awards to an exceptional Educator, Classified Staff member, Volunteer, and Community Advocate. Send in your recommendations for these awards to recognize excellence at Parkwood. You can ask your kids/students to write something too!

Specifically, please describe the nominee’s contributions to our school including: examples of outstanding work performance, professional leadership and collaboration with colleagues, students or families, and/or other unique qualities or circumstances that make this person an exceptional employee, volunteer or advocate.

Debbie has sent the board an email. This needs to go out in an e-blast, flyers will be hung up, and teachers have the nominations sheets as well.

Nominations Committee for Board:

The Board is looking for parents to volunteer to be part of the PTA Board. The two positions to be filled are:

  • Treasurer
  • Communications
  • Ways and Means – Fundraising Chair

Vote Yes Yard Signs:

If anyone has a yard sign – you can bring them to the front office. We can take them and save them for another campaign.

School Play Update:

March 24th – Friday

There will be a 9 AM assembly

6 PM evening Show

40 minutes long

Program to be printed

Kathy has only spent $200 so far – she is gathering much of the materials from donations and Goodwill.

State of the School

Principal Torres gave a brief presentation

Title One Conference – a group of teachers attended a conference in CA over the Feb. break. This work directly relates to all of the academic achievement awards the school has earned.

Levy Cliff – WA Legislature has announced a delay in the “Levy Cliff”

  • Would have allowed temporary levy cliff allowances to expire in 2018
  • Now delayed until 2019
  • Allows Shoreline to still collect full levy funds through duration of next school year
  • There is a Legislative Meeting on Saturday 9:30 – 11:30

Construction Update – Bond was validated on February 24th with 74.8% yes vote.

Meeting with the Deputy Superintendent tomorrow to review general guidelines.

Parkwood = here in 2017-2018, North City for 2018-2019, New facility 2019-2020

Family Advocacy – Board discussion regarding how to support all families. A great way to give is to buy a Fred Meyer or Safeway gift card!

Resource Equity Committee – Ann would like to reconvene this group and is looking for volunteers and possibly a donation of a refridgerator for storing the fresh food that fill the weekend backpacks.

Board discussion of the Spring Break camp – Intervention camp for 3-6 grade – prep for the SBA. 60 spots for students – invitation only – 14 spots left.

Round Table

Bridget – Updated the board on an upcoming workshop – Wednesday March 22 – Information at Your Fingertips! STEM, communication, library cards to be submitted onsite. Flyer coming soon. Will be in the March newsletter

Christina – First Grade Potluck – next week

Mea – Food Services Web Site has changed – no longer  password issues.

Little Library – going to go in the front of the school. For the summer. More details to come. Looking for donations of extra books

Heather – 5th and 6th grade – student led conferences  – went well, Good strategy to get increased investment by the students

Debbie – Instructional Steering Committee – got lots of comments on the survey. Creating a vision and plan for the education in Shoreline. Looking for representation from all different demograhic groups. Community Event – whole Saturday in May – more details coming soon.  Profile of a graduate.  Board read and reviewed the DRAFT Vision Statement.





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