In attendance: Loralee Olson-Arcand, Connie Wheeler, Terri Romitti, Kimberly Groenjes, Stacey Kumbalek, Keith Kumbalek, Sue Rudolph, Mrs. Lipsey, Stephanie Wieczorek, Erin Lenhardt
May Meeting date has been changed to May 22nd.
Any News from Mrs. Lipsey? The Freedombots in Kentucky for the robotics world competition. The Climate Committee held a volunteer appreciation day on April 12th. There were treats and flowers for them. The 5th grade participated in the Shuttle Mission which included stem activities. We had the Cellcom Virtual Reality which provided virtual field trips to destinations such as space and Africa. The 1st and 2nd grade Spring concert is May 1st We are working on 5th grade transitions
Treasurer’s Report: The report was unavailable. Connie Wheeler will be providing a spreadsheet to attendees at our May meeting which will show the money deposited and where the money has been spent throughout the year. We will be able to use the information to determine what we want to put funds towards.
Paper Recycling: We made a profit of $497 from the March 20- April 3 paper drive. The final one for the year will be May 22- June 9. Connie Wheeler has set up dates for next year.
Discussion on how to spend funds: We decided to continue supporting flexible seating and will allow a budget of $3000 for the 1st grade team. We will be purchasing Ipads for the K teachers. We have not been given feedback on items to purchase for the $1000 we allotted for playground items. We will be asking student council for their input. There was an additional shipping cost and dolls needed for the dollhouse we agreed to purchase for Mrs. DeGroot. The new total was $214.82. We approved the new total. We typically give gift cards to the National Honor students that babysit during the meetings. Erin Lenhardt suggested we extend the gift cards to the students that helped at the school dance. We voted to include them. We voted to put $500 towards PBS in the 2017/18 school year
Fifth Grade Promotion – May 31st : Michelle Wagner and Sue Mannebach will be working on this event. Michelle will talk with Mrs. Presteen. We discussed how it was awkward having cupcakes for the students and sheet cakes for the parents, it would be easier to have the same for both. Erin Lenhardt will pass this information on to Michelle.
Student Appreciation – May 19th: We will be providing popsicles at the end of the JDRF walk. Loralee Olson-Arcand will purchase the popsicles for this event. We discussed having coolers by the 3 playgrounds so that it is easier to hand out to students as they are on the playgrounds after the walk.
Field Day May 25th: Mrs. Thews asked if we would provide popsicles for field day. We agreed that we will. Loralee will purchase for this event as well.
Staff Appreciation Week: Erin Lenhardt set up a potluck on Volunteer Spot. We will be having a dipping day on Monday, muffin morning on Thursday and desserts on Friday.
Spring Fundraiser- Update pick up/ pizza parties: Terri Romitti reported that the pickup went really well. There were a few items that were left over that were sent home with kids as they didn’t require refrigeration and were small. Mrs. DeGroot’s M/W and Mr. Menting’s classes won the pizza parties for the greatest sales.
Family Fun Night- March 23rd: Erin Lenhardt reported the Fun night went really well. There were a lot of positive comments. We will discuss if we would to hold more next year.
Plastic Bag Recycling: We collected 2,800 lbs of plastic. Unfortunately we were in 2nd place. This year they did determine the winner by plastic/student ratio as they had in years past. Freedom won the ratio, but had 197 lbs less than the top school. The 3rd place school collected 447. We will be receiving a picture frame made of plastic. It was discussed that we may not participate in this program next year. *After the meeting-Sandy Lezotte contacted the company to see if we could still get a bench due to our effort, we will not be receiving one.
New Business/Teacher Requests: Connie Wheeler will be contacting the auditor and asking them to complete the needed paperwork for PAC to receive the 501c status.
Upcoming items: Secretary/Administrative Professionals Day- Wednesday, April 26 – Sue Mannebach will be bringing flowers and cards with money to Judy Vosters, Judy Krzyzak, and Diane Froehlich. Native American Program – May 12th – Erin Lenhardt is working with Ted Skenandore, who will be presenting a Native American program.