PAC Meeting Notes for Monday, January 20, 2020

Principal’s Report

  • (Mrs. Lipsey out of town; not at meeting)
  • December Positive Dog was Mrs. Zabel
  • Jakl won VFW Teacher of the Year 2019
  • January: FES homeroom teachers to introduce a new ZONES of Regulation (Emotional Regulation Curriculum) to students in their classrooms; this will focus on the ability to effective manage and respond to an emotional experience
  • , Jan. 24: School-wide PBS movie shown (Toy Story 4)
  • Father/Daughter dance sponsored by PBS to be held Jan. 24th

Treasurer’s Report

  • (Terri unable to attend meeting, sent notes to Erin)
  • Beginning checkbook balance (01/20/20): $20,000
  • $13,000 allocated for multiple areas
  • $3,500 available currently for spending
  • 3rd and 4th grade flex seating complete-may have outstanding receipts

Spirit Wear Fundraiser 

  • Final tabulation: $6,757.75 approximate profit
  • Still waiting on items to come in from Shamrock Graphics

Cookie Dough Fundraiser 

  • Final tabulation: $10,115.60 approximate profit
  • Added note-Ms. Schmidt, Mrs. Rennes T/Th and Mrs. Susek won the pizza parties

School Dance—Fri., February 7th

  • Tammy Kurey will coordinate this year
  • Sticking with the glow theme; “Let It Glow” (playing on “Frozen 2”)
  • Tammy ordered supplies (glow necklaces, bracelets, finger rings)
  • Tammy will be sending out a flyer Jan. 24th and Feb. 3rd
  • Room(s) reserved 5-8 pm; will need tables for the multi-purpose room and the front lobby
  • Loralee Olson-Arcand to coordinate snacks and water
  • Confirming high school students to volunteer that event; to split two groups: one group to come and decorate, second group to help with various areas
  • Erin to pick up left-over Spirit Wear to sell

Brain Bowl – February 4th & 5th

  • Kimberly Groenjes coordinating; students through 2nd grade participate
  • Kimberly looked through the questions and made updates; Judy K. emailed to teachers to review updated question listing for review
  • Pencils to be handed out for participation when pledges are brought in
  • Pizza party(s) for top-earning class(es): 1) highest participation, 2) highest earning

Conference Meals – February 26th 

  • Amanda Hedtke told Erin she was thinking of doing a potato and salad bar, with toppings; drinks, desserts- everyone loved the idea
  • Hoping teachers will encourage parent participation in PAC to help with such events

Artist in Residence 

  • Allocated $5,500 for artist (Steven); he will be here March 16-27
  • Amanda Hedtke set up the hotel room (she had offered her hotel rate at $39/night [tax exempt; $156/week, which was approved)
  • Rebekah Byers set up the volunteer sheet to have sent out
  • More (black and white) newspapers needed for event!!!
  • Steven (artist) suggested 5th grade students could bring in magazine pages/ads to decorate their fish

Plastic Recycling (ongoing): 

  • 1,350# to date (01/20/20)
  • Girl Scout Troup leader will contact person at Trex to see if we can start a community drive- this would result in a nicer bench and there is a set amount to collect
  • Other PAC members offered to help collect, weigh, and turn in accumulated plastic
  • Ends in April (Earth Day)

Playground Sheds:

  • We will look to set up time to come in and go through sheds/pump up balls, purchase items as needed

Teacher/Staff Requests:

  • No new requests have been submitted
  • Teachers have until January 31 to turn in $100 reimbursements

New Business:

  • , April 30: Look to plan a Fun Night (Badger Sports Park or Funset Boulevard)
  • February 17 PAC meeting to be changed to a different Mon., 2/10 due to no school

If you have questions or comments, please email

Next meeting date:  Monday, February 10, 2020, 6:00 pm, Room 22, Art Room


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