Parkwood PTA meeting – October 12, 2017
7:00-7:30 PM – Be Smart Presentation
Meeting start time: 7:47 PM
Attendees: Betty Mai, Bridgette Shima, Mea Fischelis, Sara Kelly, Stephanie Gwaltney, Brenda Brock, Heather Cimuchowski, David Drummond, Kari Thomas, Mary Anne Thomas, Ann Torres, Christina Torres, Kathryn Carter, Debbie Olhoeft, Marion Mohrlok, Julie Dragin, Kim Smith, Mara Calhoun, Meredith Bane, Amber Tolbert
Fall Fundraiser – Kari
Total Fall Fundraiser has exceeded $18,000! Goal was $16,000. Less families contributed but the pledge levels were higher.
Budget – Christina
Kari – move to approve
Mea – 2nd
Vote – all in favor
Teacher Appreciation – Christina
The potluck idea was tabled and a luncheon for the teachers eight times per year is proposed. A request to have a $500 addition to the Teacher Appreciation line item of the budget – to total $800. $100 for each month from Oct-June (excluding May). The Teacher Appreciation team is Christina, Kim, And Stephanie.
Picture Day – Christina
Many kids did not have an order envelope on picture day. Discussion about whether we can give scholarships to students for pictures and whether Dorian can support Parkwood in this way instead of donating auction certificates. Maybe this can be done for class pictures in the Spring.
Watchdog Pizza Night – David
Watchdog pizza night was a huge success and Che runs it very well.
Enrichment – Debbie
We need a volunteer that is willing to commit to this program and oversee it – about 10 hours a week. At this point we do not have that kind of commitment so it may not continue to exist as it has before and may become a smaller program. 6 Crickets is a program that handles registration for after school classes so that may be an option to help with this need.
November Dance – Amber
- Star Wars theme
- Free to get in
- Bake sale, craft table, and photo booth
- Not sure who will DJ yet
- Volunteers are needed to help with bake sale, food sales, and maybe to help out in gym
- 6th graders are making posters
- Flyers will go out 3x before the event
6th Grade Camp – Ann
It’s next week!
Reflections – Meredith
The theme is “Within Reach” and the artwork must be submitted by Friday, 11/3, at 3 pm
Michelle is working on a statement from Parkwood PTA
Betty – Classrooms are planning Harvest parties and potlucks. There are gaps in classroom email lists.
Bridgette – The Diwali heritage class on 10/25 should be great with a dance demonstration and lots of activities planned. Heritage night at SCC is 10/27.
Stephanie – 176 PTA members
Ann – Internet Safety night is 10/25. Stephanie Thomas from SPD is the speaker. She will be speaking to the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders during the day.
David – Ideas for a Bike Rodeo at Parkwood to discuss bike safety. Also, an idea for the Science Fair – maybe have Parkwood parents who are STEM professionals at the fair to talk to students.
Mea and Kari – Auction planning meeting in November. Anyone welcome to attend and help with the planning.
Adjourned – 9:02 pm