PAC Meeting Notes for February 3, 2010

Treasurer’s Report: We currently have $4526.75 in our account.

Nature Center News: The YMCA normally charges $2.00 per student for someone to come out to speak to the classes and it is now reduced to $1.00 per student. April 22nd is Environmental Awareness Day and Turn off TV week. More information will be sent home at that time.

Market Day: The profit for January was $208.80. This money went to the Guided Reading Incentive to buy more books for the students. February is Cookie Dough sales again with a new flavor of Lemon Cooler.

Brain Bowl: Pledges are due on February 9th and testing will take place on February 16th. Results will be posted. All proceeds from this event will go to the classroom needs from the wish list.

Sock Hop: A good turn out. Congratulations to all the winners of the raffles. The bubble wrap for the younger children was a hit. Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event possible!

Family Fun Night: A date of April 9th or April 16th needs to be approved for a Bingo & Games Night at the school. The committee will share more details at our next meeting.

P/T Conferences: February 18th PAC will provide a Potato Bar for teachers. If you are interested in donating a food item, please contact either Michelle Wagner or Dawn VanWychen. Subway Cards: After finding out that the profit would be 2%, we decided not to do this.

Back to School Kits: Patsy Dennis brought a sample of a school kit from School Kidz and had prices from a few vendors. Parents could order these kits with all the items the students would need for their class along with label sheets printed with the child’s name. We had many questions brought up in the meeting and Patsy will do more research & present answers at the next meeting.

Teacher/Classroom Wish List: Stephanie Piepenberg has been shopping for the items that were on the wish list. Two requests were made separately, the office needs 10 laminating rolls and Mrs. Rennes needs a bigger rug for her classroom. PAC agreed to purchase these items. Please check out the website for a list of items still needed in the classrooms.

Artist in Residence: This is a person who comes into the school for 4-6 weeks for 1 day a week to work with each class. An artist in residence could be an artist, musician, or scientist. Other schools that have done this say it’s wonderful and the kids love it. We’ve asked Sue Rudolph to check into this and will have more information to share at the next meeting.

Fifth Grade Celebration: June 3rd in the afternoon—committee will present plans at our next meeting.

Face Book: Michelle Wagner will explore getting a Face Book account for the PAC. She will bring that information to the next meeting.

New Business: With class sizes increasing and operating expenses increasing, the next school board meeting will address the tax rate. PAC encourages parents to share their views on this with the school board and our superintendent, Lois Cuff, either by contacting them via email/phone/mail or by attending the next school board meeting Monday, Feb. 15th at 7:15 p.m. in the administrative building.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, March 4th from 6:30 – 8:00 in the Art Room #22. Free babysitting is available during the meeting. Questions? Comments? Call Melissa Westemeier at 687-1671. Connie Wheeler, PAC Vice President

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