Meeting Minutes from 3/6/29

PTSO  Meeting  March


People in attendance: 

Jeff and Liz Jacob, Sara Rotkowski, Katie Norquist, Amanda Callahan, Kelly Manning, Sarah Tycast, Laurie Hurley, Cheryl Fretz, Michelle Englom-Deglmann, Cara Chace, Erin Weis, Melissa Rayasom, Michelle Bonham, Shannon Ilas, Danalee Corso, Brian Corso, Michelle Wilson

Approval of February Minutes-  approved

Review of Budget

February is pretty quiet.  We deposited a little over $2400 for NWCT money coming in for kids participating.  We’re on budget and we have some things coming this month, Family Fitness Night and NWCT.  More kids signed up this year than last year. 

Garden Art Project

Starting art project with all grades except preschool-but trying to find a way to get them involved.  We are creating a mural for above the garden beds.  We will find a place to mount it in panels, probably of treated wood.  Each student will get a 10×10 square, paint it and then put the recycled design on it.  Monday we got results of designs of what the mural could look like.  The first and fourth options won so Stephanie will make a design that incorporates them both.  We have a parent who can donate treated wood so we will just need particle board and paint and whatever we choose to mount it with. 

 We continue to need recycled materials so please continue to bring them in until April 1st.  The more variety the better.  We will figure out if it will be 3 or 6 panels.    It will be 25 feet long when it is finished and about 8 feet tall. 

Parent asked what volunteers can do.  Stephanie said that they could sort materials by color which would be very helpful.  If people want to volunteer to sort what has come in now it would be great.  Will reach out to classroom liaisons to help gather volunteers. 

Family Fitness Night

Free event about family fitness and nutrition.  Everyone will get a map and assigned a place to start.  Everyone will go to their place and do the circuit and spend 6 minutes at each station.  In the music room there will be a pediatric dentist and a nutritionist.  There will be snacks at the end as people are leaving and cute souvenirs.    It will be about an hour of going through the circuit and then a little cool down with the event ending at 8.  It is not an RSVP event but a come if you can.  We have a lot of people volunteering to come who have ties to Sunset so it will be great to see them working with our Sunset families.  We still need a few volunteers to help set up snacks and the gym.  It would be great to have 4-5 people if possible. 


There will be tickets at the door and concessions.  Asked 5th grade teachers for volunteers and will follow up this week.   We still need to figure out the sound system.  Will ask Ms. Wilson or the IT person.  We have volunteers who will come at 2:50. Monday all students will show up after school for rehearsal.  Parents need to send a snack.  There will be crafts for students to do while they wait for their turn.   There will be two dress rehearsals.  We have sent out an email with the songs so they will know how they go.  Performances are next Saturday, March 16th at 2 and 4 pm. 

Pizza Bingo Night

Will be April 12th at 6 pm.  Doors will open at 5:45 and the first game will be at 6:30. We will order ahead of time from Bellagio’s .  We need lots of volunteers- at least 6 people.  Would the 5th graders like to help with drinks and snacks serving.  People will be asked to prepay which makes the event run smoother.  $10/2 players and $5/one player.  Very similar to last year’s event.   Playing bingo, different games, door prizes-usually more winner per round. 

Staff Meal

Michelle Toney is running this year.  We will keep the same as last year-soup, salad dessert.  There are also a couple vegetarian options.  Michelle will pick up bowls.  Signupgenius is coming soon. 

Bond Summit Update

Shannon attended the bond summit.  Attended by 300 people.  They went over what is happening with bond.  There will be a bond on November ballot-for facilities improvements only.  In 2014 Sunset’s new building is a result of that bond.  The new bond does not propose to build a new school in West Linn but they are talking about making security improvements and putting things like air conditioning in every room.  They would also like to expand the parking lot at the high school and stadium seating.  Technology is also on the list of things to improve as well.  At CREST they will add wet labs and green houses at the middle school.    They are also looking at possibly moving Art Tech High School to Athey Creek and then building a new middle school on land that the district owns on Dollar Street.  They may also look at shifting boundaries eventually.  Depending on how much money is raised the district may need to prioritize. 

Home Plate Program

Program through West Linn School district for students who may need food on the weekends.  On Thursday they put together bags for students to take home on the weekends.  Shannon has been putting things on Facebook asking people for donations and we have been getting a lot.  They are delivered to students.  Please keep donations coming.  Usually donations tend to dwindle after the holidays so if we could get people to donate it would be great.

Fill the Jars spending

  1.  We purchased headsets for the 1/2/3 grade classes
  2. We are stocking our new garden with all the supplies our Garden committee and CREST supervisor agreed we would need to have a successful garden!  We always need volunteers. 
  3. Hiring an Art Resident to lead the students in creating a piece of art for our garden.  Our very own Sunset parent, Stephanie Tomlin will be our art resident.

WAY TO GO SUNSET!!  All because of your generous donations!

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