April, 2015 Meeting Minutes

April 2015 PTO Meeting Minutes
Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:30 pm
-YMCA Guest Speaker – Dennis (heads up Greenmont YMCA program)
Camp Massapoag – Dunstable, MA
For students entering K-10
Bus that stops at Dracut Hannaford or drop off at camp
Parent drop-off 8:45-9:00am/Parent pick-up 4:00-4:15
Extended care is available for an additional fee
Kids are broken up into groups by grade entering fall 2015
In additional to regular camp, they offer specialty weeks (drama, board games, etc.)
Counselor-in-training program for students entering grades 9-10
Camp offers many activities including
Archery, boating, swimming, arts & crafts, rock wall, ropes course, games
Contact Dennis if any questions
Forms are available in the office
-Updates from Mr. Botelho
Spirit Week
5th graders choose the days (sports, etc.).
Couple it with a donation to a charity
Need a coordinator to pick charities, set up collection containers, and deliver to charity
Invited 5th grade parents to their PTO meeting on May 12th
Safe Routes to School
Participated in bike training already
Pedestrian training in May
4th and 5th graders will train 2nd/3rd graders
After that, we will just need to train 2nd grade every year
Survey will be sent after vacation
Very short
If we get 60% or higher survey participation, they will send us money
Money would be used towards an item to promote walking/biking to school (i.e., bike
Grandparent Luncheon
Thank you to all the volunteers
25th anniversary-special guests to attend
5th grade Update
Reserved field, kona ice, and having a cookout
Yearbook is moving along
Will need non 5th grade parents Wed June 24th so teachers can participate in moving on ceremony
President’s Update
Thank you to all volunteers
Open board positions for the upcoming year-please consider
Ongoing Fundraisers
Box tops, target
Treasury Update
Scholastic Book Fair
Cash/checks deposited.
Will pay bill when it arrives
Gator Gear
Cash/checks deposited (some additional late orders to be deposited)
Will pay balance which is due week of 4/20
Items should be distributed week or two after vacation
Princess dance
Cash/checks deposited totaling $1145 (couple of late additions to be deposited)
Paid for decorations, supplies, food, dj
Will pay for custodian when bill arrives
Approx. profit $300
Princes dance
Cash/checks deposited totaling $850
Paid for decorations, supplies, food, dj
Will pay for custodian when bill arrives
Approx. profit $0
Grandparent Luncheon
Cash/checks being deposit
Final food bill will be paid after event
Paid out for supplies
5 Grade Field Trip
Continue to deposit money
Will cut checks as trips get closer
Upcoming Events
Admin Appreciation day -4/22
Ideas – gift card
Grandparent Lunch – 4/30
Steve Blunt – 5/1
2 sessions (K-2/3-5)
Nurse’s day – 5/6
Teacher appreciation week – May 4th – May 8th
Lunch donated from Smokey Bones (Please visit restaurant)!
Need lots of volunteers! Approx. 20-25
Lanyards to be handed out
Thank you snack basket/desserts
Bathroom soaps
Insulated cups
Sprint Art Show
June 2nd 5:30-7:30
Volunteers needed to help hang artwork
Discussion on whether to do this
Kids really like it
Money raised could go towards a scholarship or playground improvement
Ice Cream Truck
Hard due to allergies/should we just not do this?
Meeting adjourned 7:30pm