In attendance: Sue Mannebach, Tammy Lipsey, Loralee Arcand, Connie Wheeler, Erin Lenhardt, Kimberly Groenjes, Susan Rudolph, Terri Romitti
Any news from Mrs. Lipsey? The Father/Daughter dance was a success. The Mother/Son dance will be held on March 17.
The 1st grade teachers are very thankful for the Ipads that PAC purchased.
Chrome books were given to Mrs. Northams and Jackyl’s classrooms. The children are getting educated on how to use them properly. They are a great learning addition to the classroom.
Mrs. Lipsey asked PAC’s feeling was towards teachers coming to meetings. We welcome and encourage teachers to attend. We talked about giving some sort of incentive to the teachers who attend and give a short presentation about how they are using donated items from PAC.
Treasurer’s Report– Balance is $19,058.20. Money set aside for flex seating is $1,000. Paper recycling money set aside is $6,765.49. Total money set aside is $7,642.71. $11,415.49 is spendable money. Connie is working on learning what is needed for the 501c status. Terri was able to give her a contact that may help.
Paper Recycling Update from December–$631.00 earned. The next drive will be March 20-April 3rd. There is currently $6765.49 in the paper fund account. One of the teacher suggested items was a lean to roof or wooden canopy for the outdoor classroom area. Mrs. Lipsey suggested setting up a day for volunteers to come and build such outdoor items for the school.
Brain Bowl–We still do not have a profit number or know the winning classrooms yet. The day of the Brain Bowl went really well. The kids and parents enjoyed testing their knowledge.
Spring Fundraiser– Michelle Gloudemans is no longer able to do it, and is asking for a volunteer to run the popcorn fundraiser. Terri Romitti and Kimberly Groenjes have offered to help. We plan to use the money raised to pay for the Artist in Residence. The fundraiser will run March 1-15th with deliver April 6th.
School Dance –Cindy Taft ran this event. 15 High School kids volunteered, which was greatly appreciated. This freed up parents to enjoy the time with their kids. Kids seemed to have a great time. There were some concerns about glow sticks on the ceiling and kids going into the Speech area from the bathrooms. Otherwise it was a great success. There were great prizes that were appreciated by the kids. $144 was donated for the Freedom Food Pantry.
Family Fun Night- Erin suggested we hold the night at Funset Blvd. We are going to ask to reserve Thursday, March 23rd 4-8 pm since there is no school Friday, and the date needs to be a Sun-Thurs. Funset will charge us $1 per wristband if we are purchasing as a fundraiser. We will charge $5 and use proceeds earned for playground items. The wristbands need to be purchased and delivered prior to the event. We will send out information sheets soon and send out a note that the date of the Fun Night has been changed.
Artist in Residence–We received a book from Sandy Melroy, the silk artist from last year. The book was very well done and will be kept in the library. Erin is waiting to hear back from Ted Skennadore about the Native American performance. She has contacted another person about a Pow Wow. We discussed having Randy Peterson for next year. Mrs. Lipsey said September or October would be best before testing. Erin will check to see if that is a possibility for Randy.
Staff Book Fair- We have decided to not have parents donate books in this year. The teachers cannot use all of the books brought in due to required curriculum. This leaves us with many books that are left behind. We discussed finding other ways to get books for teachers, including giving leftover money at the end of the year for use of books. We will revisit later.
February Parent/Teacher Conference meal– A volunteer sign up was sent out and we are set.
Plastic Recycling– We have 983 lbs. collected to date.
New PAC officers for next year. The positions are currently 2 year terms: President, Vice President and Treasurer. Erin will not be seeking another term as President. Sue will be leaving Vice President as her child will be moving to middle school. Connie stated she would like to continue in the Treasurer position. Anyone that would like to serve in any of the positions is encouraged to let us know.
Teacher Requests– $160.89 was used for flexible seating purchases. Mrs. Fox requested some new playground equipment. We will discuss after Family Fun Night. Diane purchased some new mats for the Cricut machine.
New Business- No new business
Babysitting is provided by Freedom High School National Honor Society students during the meeting. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Erin Lenhardt at 851-3266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next PAC meeting: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:00 in Art Room.