PTSO Meeting Minutes
November 15, 2012 7:00pm
Attendees: Lori Pisticello, Marcy Lepine, Alison Hedgepeth, Julie True, Julia, Betsy Maust, Laurie Hurley, Sally Davey
October minutes: read and approved.
Financials: $40, 609.62 total funds. Last year’s budget estimated income as higher, however expenses have been less than estimated. Due to this, it is important that chairs of events keep expenses down as much as possible. Some of the expenses were questioned as far as why PTSO is paying for them. Specifically grounds maintenance, art enhancement, assemblies, book week author, curriculum extension, physical education, garden director stipend, and Sunset Community Garden expenses were all questioned. These will be brought up with Lisa when Kristin meets with her. A question was also brought up as to whether or not donations for specific purposes can be made. Financials accepted.
Fundraiser recap: We raised 8,800 gross, which is 5,703 net. Participation was at 46%, which is better than last year at 43%. Ms. Detjens won participation prize, Ms. Adams won dollar amount goal, Alex Nizario won raffle prize. However, the lower than expected dollar amount does mean we need to adjust budget.
Elements Massage: We were asked if we would like to participate in an Elements Massage fundraiser. A coupon is available to parents and we get 10% of purchase. Concern was brought up that it may spark a string of people wanting to promote their business and it may become difficult to determine where to draw the line. We decided to pass on the offer, based on last year’s lack of response to an Elements event.
Eco School Network: We would need a rep to participate.