PAC Meeting Notes for Monday, November 18, 2019

Principal’s Report

  • Welcome back Katie! Shannon Diedrick did a great job!
  • Staff do not see a need for a room parent, i.e., holiday events coordination, volunteer help, etc; all seems to go well at the current time.
  • P-T Conferences: thanks from staff for the meals; On 2nd night parents of K and 4K given note supporting PAC
  • Raised over $1,000 (staff wearing jeans) and Penny Wars for the family who recently lost their home to a fire
  • Enforcing a 7:35 am drop-off of students due to kids being dropped off as early as 7:10am
  • Exceeding expectations in the district per the school “report card” that recently came out
  • Halloween concert went well; middle and high school students came to perform

Treasurer’s Report

  • Beginning checkbook balance (11/18/19): $13,402.02
  • Most of the checkbook balance is allocated to date
  • Erin has not heard from Mr. Menting or Mr. Maronek re: flexible seating for their classrooms
  • Teacher reimbursements still open; will close January 31, 2020
  • Wish List: Erin sent a reminder note to staff. Will be sending to families next week

Badger Sports Night – Thurs., Nov. 7th:

  • 103 people attended; profited $533 (no outdoor attractions were open)

Spirit Wear Fundraiser 

  • Final tabulation: $6,700 estimated profit; 250 orders, over 1,000 products ordered
  • Terri noted there may be an ability to order more items per a number of requests; she needs to review
  • Socks are on their way; hats to come in another week; water bottles still to come. Some clothing items still coming
  • Looking to move up to earlier in the school year, i.e., September due to many requests for orders from parents; may also have product available for cash sales at Open House
  • Thank you to the volunteers who helped out!

Artist in Residence 

  • Allocated $5,500 for artist (Steven); he will be here March 16-27; he no longer lives in Wisconsin, so he asked if PAC would cover his hotel stay Monday-Thursday each week; Amanda Hedtke offered her hotel rate at $39/night (tax exempt; $156/week); it was approved to cover the hotel stay
  • Sue Rudolph noted volunteers will be needed; a sheet will be posted for volunteers to sign up; Rebekah Byers volunteered to coordinate volunteer sign up
  • More newspaper needed for event

Conference Meals 

  • Amanda Hedtke noted first night was soup, crackers & veggies. Second night was hot sandwiches (some people signed up, but things didn’t show up or eaten during the day); a little bit of a scramble to cover to have enough food
  • Hoping teachers will encourage parent participation in PAC to help with such events

Cookie Dough Fundraiser 

  • Sale ended Nov. 15th; delivery is Thurs., Dec. 12
  • To date, we’ve brought in around ($19,000 in orders; $5,000 online orders), with a profit of almost $9,000
  • One order had approximately $1,300 in sales!!!!
  • No tallied yet, but teachers incentive of at least 50% was encouraged
  • Pizza parties still to be determined
  • Need volunteers to help sort and with pick-ups on Thurs., Dec. 12

School Dance—Fri., Feb. 7th

  • Tammy Kurey will coordinate this year
  • Loralee Olson-Arcand to coordinate snacks and water
  • Sticking with the glow theme; “Let It Glow” (playing on “Frozen 2”)
  • Tammy is reviewing sites and will be ordering supplies for the event
  • Tammy will be sending out a flyer Jan. 24 and Feb. 3rd
  • Room(s) reserved 4-8pm
  • DJ rate is still $175
  • Confirming high school students to volunteer that event
  • Plan to sell any overstock Spirit Wear at the event

Brain Bowl – February

  • Kimberly Groenjes to coordinate; students through 2nd grade participate
  • Kimberly looked through the questions and made updates; to email to Judy K. to teachers review updated question listing for review
  • Pledge sheet has volunteer info at the bottom; Erin suggested moving it to the top to make parents aware; sheets and questions to be sent out early January to students
  • Pencils handed out for participation when pledges are brought in; it was suggested to look at other incentive items to hand out instead of pencils
  • Pizza party(s) for top-earning class(es)

Plastic Recycling (ongoing): 

  • 450# to date (11/18/19)
  • A grandmother contacted Erin and volunteered to weigh and turn in to location(s) as she saves a lot of plastic
  • Ends in April (Earth Day)

Teacher/Staff Requests:

  • Erin received from an inquiry from Amy Stirk (OT for FES); OT and PT are contracted employees, but asked if they could be included in the teacher gift disbursements in order to purchase needed items for their room use (for students); it would be understood that anything purchased via PAC would need to be left at the school if/when they depart FES; it was approved to include them as part of the $100 teacher gift/reimbursement (same guidelines as teachers)

New Business:

  • No new business

Amanda Hedtke won the $10 target gift card raffle

If you have questions or comments, please email

Next meeting date:  Monday, January 20, 2020, 6:00 pm, Room 22, Art Room

There is no December meeting. See you in January!

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