Hills PTO Minutes - October 2019

  • October 8, 2019

    Attending:
    Kim Schilling, Andrea Frantz, Taylor Butler, Lynne Isaacs, Lacey Bender, Joe Knoer, Jill Trimble, Angela Lyons

    Welcome

    Approval of Consent Items

    • Minutes-approved   
    • Treasurer's report- Fall Fundraiser: over $8000 in sales (usually avg. ~40% take home profit)    
    • DPO report-no report  

    Principal's report

    • Enrollment Summary: Total Number: 181 in grades K-6, 18 in preschool, Total=199
    • Building Goals:
      • Reading: K-phonemic awareness and phonics
        1st-2nd – phonics
        3rd-6th – multi-syllabic words
        All – vocabulary, writing and fluent reading
      • Math: continued fact fluency AND steps to problem solving
      • SEB: positive mindset, diversity and support systems for students
    • Building Events/Activities/Assemblies:
      • Fundraiser Kick off Assembly – success! Fundraiser – SUCCESS!!!
      • Kindergarten – Wilson Apple Orchard in September
      • 4th – Symphony at Voxman
      • Prek – Pumpkin Farm – October 14
      • Prek – 1st – Fire Station for Fire Safety Month – October 15th
      • October 16th – Bus Evacuation Drill
      • October 16th – 3rd & 4th Grade to Lemme for Visitng Author, Melissa Street – T-shirt Delivery as well.
      • October 17th – Celebration of Latio-Hispanic Heritage month & Assembly during the day – ELL Night at 5:45 PM – 7:30
      • Flu Clinic – 3-6 PM at Hills – Oct. 22
      • Fundraiser Drop Off – Oct. 22
      • Oct. 29 – Picture Retake Day
      • October 31st – Halloween Parade – 12:45
    • Professional Development: Topics on the Early Out Days – Vocabulary and Instructional Practices with Small Group Strategies
    • Fall Conferences: Nov. 14th, 19th (all day)

    Teachers' Report

    Ms. Trimble & Mr. Knoer: Kindergarten-Apple Orchard was a beautiful day, fire safety, fall emphasis in a lot of what they are doing now, planted their tree, Back to School Night went well. They have 11 students in each class. They are off to a great start for the year.

    Monthly Topics

    • Fundraising Ideas
      • Update Artwork fundraiser – We will try this Winter/Spring            
      • Fundraising Letter- Going out in November

    • Hills Shirts: deliver Oct. 16 (distribute with fall fundraiser)
         
    • Fall Fundraiser: delivery & distribution Oct. 22
         
    • Conference meal ideas (Nov. 14th and 19th): reaching out to Mercedes for possible coordination with ELL families
         
    • Shine Award Nominees: question regarding how they are picked and evaluated, do they save nominations for later dates/evaluations?
         
    • Fun Night Information-Friday, February 7: We are approved to start fundraising for fun night. Ways to get donations and volunteers started...
         
      • Send out email inquiry on who may be able to commit to fundraising this year
      • Reach out via Facebook for building donation team volunteers
      • Send out business reminder for those that have donated in the past  

    Other Business and Questions

    Shoe donation: discussed at last meeting, may not be the best fundraising effort

    Adjourn at 6:50

    Submitted by Angela Lyons