PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, September 20th  2021 ~ 6:00 pm ~ Cafeteria

  • Introductions
  • Principal’s Report
  • Eagle Scout Project Trentin Vlovsek
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Fundraisers-
    *Spirit Wear
    *Meal/Fun Nights
    *Other ideas
  • Teacher Reimbursements
  • Conference Meals
  • Student Appreciation
  • Items to consider for upcoming year/unfinished from last year
  • New Business/Teacher Requests

If you have questions or comments, please email freedompac1@gmail.com

Next meeting date:  Monday, October 18, 2021, 6:00 pm, Cafeteria.

PAC Meeting Notes for Monday, May 17, 2021

PAC would like to thank Loralee Olson Arcand and Tammy Kurey for their outstanding service to PAC. Loralee has been the Vice President for several years, coordinated student appreciation days, purchased and set up refreshments for the dance and helped with countless other activities through the years. Tammy has co-chaired and run the school dance, helped us win the plastic challenge by coordinating collections with her company, and helped whenever asked through the years. Their children will be moving onto middle school. They will be greatly missed!

Principal’s Report

  • First winners for the Book Vending Machine:  Positive Pups. Some teachers will be
    provided coins for their use.
  • ABC Countdown is going very well!
  • 5th Grade Letters emailed to homes for Celebration; there will be a Zoom link for
    parents to view
    Each 5th grader will receive a DVD of 4K-5thgrade with pictures through the years

Treasurer’s Report

  • Beginning checkbook balance (5/17/21):  $24,425.50
  • $155.74 reimbursements for Student Appreciation Treat
  • Amount to Carry Over to 7/1/21:  $3,500 (requested carrying more over to
    2021-22 school year due to unknowns)
  • $200 budgeted for 5th Grade Celebration
  • Field Day:  event will happen; freeze-pops to be provided

Bake-Off

  • Entries were due Saturday, May 15; 50 participants
  • Judges (3 teachers) to review pictures of cakes and participant entry comments to
    determine 3-5 winners-one per category. Winners will receive a prize of a basket of summer items
  • All student participants will be given a book 
  • Entries and winners will be posted on PAC Facebook page
  • Kimberly Groenjes coordinating prizes and participant books (Humphrey)

Fifth Grade Promotion/T-Shirt Sales

  • Caroline coordinated shirts and they were sent home
  • Greg (cafeteria) will order chocolate chip cookies; to be on a table with milk cartons for
    students to take

End-of-the-Year Items

  • Erin to send cards to two retirees missed previously
  • For the last week of school, Erin, Kimberly, Tammy to coordinate day with drinks and snacks for staff in break room
  • We will bring back the $100 reimbursements. We will send an email to staff letting them know they can use over the summer, but reimbursements won’t occur until Fall.
  • Open House:  Mrs. Lipsey said they are planning to hold one before new school year

Administrative Professionals Day–April 21

  • Terri Romitti coordinated lunches from B’s Brew for front office secretaries (Thurs., April 22)
  • Greatly appreciated!!

Staff Appreciation Week–May 3-7

  • Teachers and staff loved the Shamrocks and daily items we gave them

Student Appreciation–week of May 10

  • Loralee coordinated; students received Nabisco cookie packs (3 varieties)

Teacher/Staff Shout-outs

  • April:18 staff members received Shout Outs. Congratulations to the April winners!
  • Mrs. DeGroot: Kwik Trip; Miss Wall: Leap In; Mrs. Presteen: Barnes and Nobles;
    Mrs. Braun: Sweet Tooth; Ms. Schmidt: Rico’s; Mrs. Kazik: Festival Foods
  • May will be last month for shout-outs; have only received a few so far. All staff that received a Shamrock will be included in final raffle
  • It was decided to continue with the Shout-Outs next school year

Upcoming—Field Day, Fri., May 28

  • Field Day:  Loralee to coordinate the Freeze-Pops; she asked Greg about freezing
    all at the school cafeteria, which we can do; to bring in to school Monday, May 24
  • For next school year, Erin noted to plan/coordinate more “eat out” nights at
    participating area restaurants to have fun days without the need for many volunteers
  • Discussed how to encourage more parents to get involved in PAC; suggested
    having the teachers/students to talk to parents to become more involved, too;
    it was suggested to set up and send out a Google survey form to find out what
    might be holding parents back. If we can’t increase involvement with current members moving on, PAC may have to consider dissolving

If you have questions or comments, please email freedompac1@gmail.com

Our next and last meeting date for the 2021-22 school year: 
tentatively Monday, September 20, 2021, 6:00 p

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, May 17 2021 6:00 pm Cafeteria

***We are unable to provide babysitting for the meeting***

  • Principal Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Bake Off
  • Fifth Grade Promotion / T-Shirt Sales
  • End of Year items
  • Teacher Reimbursements for next year
  • Open House/Spirit Wear

Reports:

  • Administrative Professionals Day – Wednesday, April 21
  • Staff Appreciation Week May 3-7
  • Student Appreciation
  • Shout Outs

Upcoming items:

  • Field Day
  • New Business/Teacher Requests/New Ideas for next year

PAC Meeting Notes for Monday, April 16, 2021

Principal’s Report

  • Forward Testing: 5th grade should be complete; 4th grade is still in process; 3rd grade starts next week; should be done by first Friday in May (5/3)
  • Book Vending machine delivered; it is in the cafeteria; no books yet, but Mrs. Anderson is in the process of ordering; a ribbon-cutting event to happen (attendees TBD)
  • Field Day: to happen as planned; no parent volunteers for K-2; there should be enough games where students won’t have to wear masks; PAC will provide popsicles and chalk
  • ABC Countdown to start soon! Teachers are happy to see it back!
  • Bake-Off:  Erin noted 17 families requested supplies;
    2 families have submitted pictures so far (at time of meeting)
  • 5th Grade T-shirts:  Caroline Pelkin is coordinating (need two weeks production time; payment due when order is placed); there are 5th grade funds that can be used if needed; Terri Romitti requested if more info could be sent to parents so they are aware of when 5th graders can wear them–decided on Field Day, Fri. May 28

Treasurer’s Report

Terri commented not much had changed from previous month

  • Beginning checkbook balance:  $24,510.14 (March)
  • Expenses Budgeted for 2020-21 school year:  $16,247
  • $6,287.53 spent so far this year (from March)
  • Amount to Carry Over to 7/1/21:  $3,500 (requested carrying more over to 2021-22 school year due to unknowns)
  • Amount Spendable:  just under $10,000
  • $200 budgeted for 5th Grade Celebration
  • Field Day: PAC will be providing popsicles
  • Teacher Reimbursements:  approx. $4,900 (from March) still left that could be spent

Administrative Professionals Day–April 21

  • PAC is doing lunch for office administrators.  (Thurs. April 22, as Lori will be out Wed. 4/21); Terri Romitti to coordinate

Staff Appreciation Week–May 3-7

  • Erin sent out the Shamrock for students to write on for teachers and staff
  • Monday: Shamrocks; Tuesday: Seed Packages; Wednesday: Starbursts;
    Thursday: Popcorn; Friday: Sharpies
  • Mrs. Lipsey suggest putting up the Friday before (4pm, April 30)

Bake-Off–Entries Due May 15

  • 17 families requested supplies; 2 families have submitted pictures so far at time of meeting
  • Erin called Walmart to see if a large order would need to be placed (unsure when we set up how many would want supplies); she completed/submitted a donation form. If we receive donation, will use for prizes
  • Mrs. Lipsey said she could find  teachers/staff who could judge
  • Kim Groenjes will work on prize baskets-suggestion was a summer theme

Student Appreciation–week of May 10

  • Loralee to coordinate again this year; will look into snacks done in the past determine what to purchase

5th Grade Promotion/T-Shirt Sales

  • Individually packaged cookies or cakes (Mrs. Lipsey suggested that Greg could do individual cupcakes); Terri suggested a Freedom graduate makes individually wrapped peanut-free cookies; Tammy Kurey had found a website that can do this as well. Terri and Tammy will both look into pricing for cookies; approx. 115 5th grade students
  • Caroline will contact the office for a listing of 5th grade students for coordinating the t-shirts
  • Erin will send a note to the front office to have them send out a note to suggest the students wear on field day

Teacher/Staff Shout-outs

  • March: 25 staff members received Shout Outs. Congratulations to the March winners!
    Mrs. Kolakowski: Subway; Mr. Marquardt: B’s Brew; Mrs. Bresnahan: Pick and Save;
    Mrs. Braun: Buzz’s; Mrs. Austin: Kwik Trip; Mrs. Krzyzak: Home Tavern
  • April: 11 staff have received so far
  • May will be last month for shout-outs
  • Erin suggested including any teacher who receives a Shamrock will also get entered into the May Shout-outs

New Business

  • Teacher Requests: One new teacher submitted a request; she had money left in her account to spend

Upcoming—Field Day, Fri., May 28

  • Field Day:  Loralee to coordinate the Freeze-Pops; see if we can freeze all at the school cafeteria. Erin gave Mrs. Thews sidewalk chalk leftover from recess items purchases. She asked them to let PAC know if more is needed

If you have questions or comments, please email freedompac1@gmail.com

Our next and last meeting date for the year:  Monday, May 17, 2021, 6:00 pm in person. No babysitting will be provided.

PAC Virtual Meeting Agenda for Monday, April 19 2021 6:00 PM

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  • Principal’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Administrative Professionals Day – Wednesday, April 21
  • Staff Appreciation Week May 3-7
  • Bake Off
  • Student Appreciation
  • Fifth Grade Promotion / T Shirt Sales
  • Shout Outs
  • New Business/Teacher Requests

Upcoming items:

  • Field Day

PAC Meeting Notes for Monday, March 15, 2021

Principal’s Report

  • Reading Month–One School, One Book: Off to a great start!!!
  • 5th Grade Promotion: Still looking into; would spread out in gym, try to livestream for parents and then post to YouTube for parents
  • Yearbook sales are way down this year; sales are very minimal; may try to see what could be done to help out (possibly due to COVID)
  • Book Vending Machine: Should be arriving in next few weeks (mid-April possibly); will then work to get books into the machine and how to handle the tokens
  • 8-9 hours’ worth of interviews for middle school principal
  • Tonight’s Board meeting: To discuss ending temperature checks; if agreed, it would begin March 29
  • Terri Romitti asked if any thought has gone into next school year, how it might look;
    Mrs. Lipsey noted things are being reviewed, but nothing concrete yet, but it’s likely there will not be a virtual option
  • Erin Lenhardt asked Mrs.Osowski what prizes might be needed for the Our School, Book One event; She responded that she would not know until after Easter Break; she noted she received free ice cream from Tom’s Drive In and Culver’s for students who participate and at least do 10 activities

Treasurer’s Report

  • Beginning checkbook balance (3/15/21):  $24,510.14
  • Expenses Budgeted for 2020-21 school year:  $16,247
  • $6,287.53 spent so far this year
  • Amount to Carry Over to 7/1/21:  $3,500 (requested carrying more over to 2021-22 school year due to unknowns)
  • Amount Spendable:  just under $10,000
  • $200 budgeted for 5th Grade Celebration
  • Field Day: hoping it happens, but still looking into what could be done for games, etc.;
    usually do popsicles for the kids; could do dots on the ground for the kids to sit and eat their popsicles


Other discussions:
–Mrs. Lipsey had previously contacted teachers to see if they needed items in the classroom, she will let us know if there are other items we could purchase. She noted she will need 30 iPads for next year and other technology needs that are in the works (including 3rd grade technology devices)
–Kimberly Groenjes suggested a bake-off for families to bake and decorate a cake based on a favorite book; PAC could purchase cake and frosting for each family that would like to participate if needed; Mrs. Lipsey suggested doing it in April; Kimberly will send the form to Erin to check into
–We approved putting $500 towards vending machine books
–Playground equipment: Erin took care of balls, chalk and some other items; still have $620 budgeted
–Card with money sent to Mrs. Johnson for loss of her daughter
–Gift will be sent to Mrs. Frane
–$100 toward Kevin Kilstoffe scholarship not yet submitted
–Caroline Pelkin researched doing a plant sale (geraniums), but nursery would need a quantity by January 1 for Mother’s Day; Mrs. Lipsey noted another group is doing a geraniums sale-so we won’t do; Caroline also suggested Culver’s for a fund-raiser, but it would be drive-thru only

Staff Appreciation Week–1st week in May

  • Approx. 87 staff members
  • Can’t do a potluck; Instead we will do small things each day
    –Suggested days:  Shamrock (Erin); Starbursts (Tammy Kurey)–Sam’s Club; seed packages (Caroline); popcorn packs (Kimberly)–Sam’s Club or Woodman’s (TBD); Sharpies (Caroline)–Sam’s Club

Administrative Professionals Day–April 21

  • Usually give flowers and a card, which was done earlier this year as we missed it last year; Terri suggested doing something different, perhaps lunch instead (B’s Brew, for example); Terri will coordinate with office administrators, submit the order and pick up/deliver

Student Appreciation–week of May 10

  • Loralee to coordinate again this year; will look into snacks done in the past and pick something different  

Officer Positions for 2021-22

  • Vice President/Secretary:  Kimberly Groenjes to take this spot as this is Loralee’s last year

Teacher/Staff Shout-outs

  • February: 25 staff members received Shout Outs. Congratulations to the February winners!
       Mr. Lancaster: Rico’s; Mr. Riesterer: Tom’s; Mrs. Sacia Williams: Festival Foods;
       Mrs. Andrea Anderson: Barnes and Noble; Mr. Menting: Kwik Trip;
       Mrs. Austin: Copper Rock
  • March: 19 staff have received so far
  • May will be last month for shout-outs

Parent/Teacher Conference Meals–Feb 24

  • Subway meals were ordered again for the teachers; everything went well

New Business

  • Terri asked about what could be done for students due to no field trips, assemblies, end of your events, etc., primarily 5th graders; a signed t-shirt students could wear on Field Day was suggested.  An outdoor activity was suggested; to be further discussed as to what could be done; Tammy Kurey suggested individually wrapped cookies from vendor she found online for 5th grade graduation. May need to set up a 5th grade committee

If you have questions or comments, please email freedompac1@gmail.com

Next meeting date:  Monday, April 19, 2021, 6:00 pm

PAC Virtual Meeting Agenda for Monday, March 15, 2021

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*Principal’s Report    

*Treasurer’s Report

*Staff Appreciation Week

*Administrative Professionals Day – April 21st

*Student Appreciation

*Officers next year

*Shout Outs

*February Parent/Teacher Conference meal- Feb. 24

*Teacher Requests

*New Business/Ideas

Next PAC meeting:  Monday, April 19, 2021 6:00 pm

PAC Meeting Notes for Monday, February 15, 2021

Principal’s Report

  • Reading Month will start in March; Families will be able to purchase a book that the whole school will read together. There is a Reading Month Calendar in which students can read the books or do ten activities and be put into extra drawings. Some teachers are reading aloud, but a weekly schedule of chapters will be sent out for students to read at home.
  • Virtual P/T Conferences on 2/24. Food to be ordered via Subway again
  • A Kevin Kilstoffe Memorial Scholarship fund has been set up for donations.. It will be an annual scholarship. They will give out one for $500 this year and number of scholarships for following years will be determined upon the amount of funds at the time. Erin inquired if PAC would be interested in donating toward the scholarship fund. We agreed/approved on $100 donation for this first year. Donations are being collected at school in March.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Terri was unable to make the meeting. We will receive the report next month

Teacher/Staff Shout-outs

  • January: 17 staff members received Shout Outs. Congratulations to the January winners!
    Mrs. Susek–Sweet Tooth; Mrs. Austin–Buzz’s Bowl; Ms. Rudolph–Simon’s Cheese;
    Mrs. Tietz–Culver’s; Mrs. Braun–Home Tavern; Mrs. Krzyzak–B’s Brew
  • February: 22 staff have received so far

Parent/Teacher Conference Meals–Feb 24

  • Subway form sent out to staff. Erin will submit same order as last time

Teacher Requests

  • Playground items: An email was sent to staff to see if they needed playground items. 4 staff members responded to Erin’s request and items were purchased for them
    $1,000 was set aside for playground
  • A couple teachers submitted requests for classroom items

New Business

  • 5th grade celebration: We are still not sure if anything could be done for this year, it may be virtual; Mrs. Lipsey is considering options, will discuss with 5th grade team and will let us know what the plan is
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: It is the first week in May. We will review/discuss at next meeting what could be done for that week
  • Spring Student Appreciation:  mid-May; Loralee can coordinate packaged snacks
  • Any spring fundraisers? Caroline Pelkin suggested she could look into some options, i.e., packaged seeds; Mrs. Lipsey suggested possibly getting a certificate for flowers that could be used at a greenhouse instead of having to distribute actual items Mrs. Osowski noted a greenhouse in Little Chute had something like that set up
  • This is Loralee’s last year in PAC as VP/Secretary. We will need to look at Officers for 2021-; Erin to include in the March agenda
  • PAC will need to “push” next year for more members as this is the last year for Tammy Kurey and Loralee Olson-Arcand; more members will be needed for PAC to continue

If you have questions or comments, please email freedompac1@gmail.com

Next meeting date:  Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:00 pm virtual

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, February 15, 2021 6:00 p.m. ~ Virtually

*Principal’s Report    

*Treasurer’s Report

*Shout Outs

*February Parent/Teacher Conference meal- Feb. 24

*Teacher Requests
            -Playground items

*New Business/Ideas

Next PAC meeting:  Monday, March 15, 2021 6:00 pm

PAC Meeting Notes for Monday, January 18, 2021

Principal’s Report

  • About 20 students to return face-to-face; space max’d at the moment (not much room in classrooms); teacher structure will change (various grades will pick up an additional grade as some teachers are 100% virtual); letter to be sent to all parents; students received a letter as to who their teacher will be
  • Temperature checks: To revisit after this semester; may discontinue at some point
  • Masks will likely continue through rest of this year; recess time at the elementary TBD
  • Valentine’s Day:  possibly allowing students to bring in ahead of time (72-hour period); looking also to allow for birthdays (prepackaged items; preferably no food; also to bring in early to allow sit time) As decisions are made more information will be provided

Treasurer’s Report

  • Beginning checkbook balance (1/15/21):  $25,660.84
  • Income:  $5,751.07
  • $3,183.11 raised from Unfundraiser; $2,068.96 profit from Spirit Wear
  • Expenses Budgeted:  $12,660.12
  • Amount to Carry Over to 7/1/21:  $3,500 (requested carrying more over to 2021-22 school year due to unknowns)
  • Amount Spendable:  $9,500.72
  • Gave $1,000 toward book vending machine; money towards flowers for Mr. Kilstoffe’s funeral
  • Funds were set aside for Artist in Residence for this year, which likely will not happen
  • $1,000 set aside for playground equipment; Terri asked if there are any needs for which we could spend this; Mrs. Lipsey will ask teachers if they need anything

Spirit Wear Sale–FINAL

  • Approx. 85 orders; almost 215 items. Profit was $2,068.96. The sale was down significantly in years past, but it was expected

Teacher/Staff Shout-outs

  • November: 27 staff members; winners:  Mrs. Fox–Home Tavern; Mrs. –Rico’s;
    Mrs. Lemerand –Sweet Tooth
  • December: 37 staff members; Mr. Awe–B’s Brew; Mr. Marquardt–Simon’s Cheese; Mrs. Tietz–Leap In; Mrs. Bresnahan–Culver’s; Mrs. Linsmeyer–Rico’s; Mrs. Andrea Anderson–Subway
  • January: 13 staff have received Shout Outs so far

Conference Meals–Feb 24

  • Suggested doing something similar to fall conferences (Subway); discussed other restaurant options, but decided to go with Subway again (costs and convenience). There were concerns about having meals that are served hot (ex. pizza) as staff may not be able to pick up or eat the meals right away
  • Erin will submit order as last time

Brain Bowl

  • Postponing for now; may revisit later this year to see if we are able to do it; the grades affected don’t have school testing in spring which would help with scheduling. It is dependent on distancing/contact tracing rules

Teacher Requests

  • Mrs. Daul submitted her reimbursement as a new teacher