January 20, 2011
6:30 pm Sunset Library
In attendance: Linnette Jackson, Laurie Hurley, Caroline Popma, Michele Beyer, Jenny Kling, Connie Hopkins, Kari Perry, Erica Meyer, Connie Hopkins, Kathy Ludwig, Jessica Mehta, Annie Herbert, Sally Davey, Bobbi Kelly, and Julie Grubb.
The November minutes were reviewed and approved, as were the November and December financial records. November showed $4000 income from Lunchskins and the fall fundraisers and expenses of $1100 for Barnblast, teacher supplies, and the playground/cafeteria (plants, barstools, organizers, umbrella stands, and playground paint). December financials showed income of $600 and expenses of $900 (including $500 for Auctionpay software).
Big thanks to Kimberly Steele for a successful movie night. There will likely be some changes to the next few Family Fun Nights – mostly the same dates but different activities.
Linnette Jackson reported on the upcoming Family Breakfast for January 28. The food will be catered by an outside source, but served by volunteers. $6 per adult and $4 per child from 6:30-8:00 am includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, coffee, and juice. PTSO will be taking photos!
Annie Herbert reported on the WLWV Foundation – a revitalized group trying to support all of the schools. She stressed that the foundation is not trying to compete with the PTA’s and PTSO’s, but wants to work together. Their holiday fundraising drive netted $25,000 and their goal for the year is $300,000 to help save teaching positions. (This amounts to approximately $30/child in the district.)
Kathy Ludwig spoke about current and upcoming happenings around the school. Artist in Residence Julie Keefe is working with the 3-5 grades on digital photography. In March and April Kaaren Pixton will work with k-2 on tile, mosaic, and clay sculpting. In April, author/illustrator Trudy Ludwig will speak at an assembly on bullying. Kathy also indicated that spring conferences are likely to look quite different than years past since there is only 1 day (rather than 3) for the teachers to work with. District budget discussions are taking place with every program under careful consideration.
Kari Perry is looking for help with the yearbook.
Jessica Mehta won the drawing for a free Entertainment Book.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.