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PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, May 15, 2023 5:30 PM

*Principal’s Report

*Treasurer Report
  -Bank transfer

*Fun Night May 17

*Student Appreciation / ABC Countdown dates- Rice Krispie Treats 

*Shout Out Program

*Popsicles for Field Day

*5th Grade Promotion

*New Officers

Reports:
*Artist in Residence

*Staff Appreciation Week- Report

*Administrative Professionals Day April 27

*Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests- set up for next year

*End of Year Things 

*New Business/Ideas

PAC Meeting 4/17/23

Principal’s Report

  • Battle of the Books is complete (4th & 5th graders) – 40 participants, 4 finalists – 32nd at State
  • 4K Screen Day is scheduled for April 28th
  • Aime and Tony Kazik are doing Kids for Running – approx 40 participants – discount received for participants that do the Bellin Run
  • Summer School Registration is complete.  Fees are due Friday, April 21st.
  • Rescheduled Artist in Residence starts May 1st.
  • Blizzard Game – Dash for Cash is Friday, May 5th.

Treasurer Report

  • Funds to spend $11,002.95
  • $176 Received from Skate City Fundraiser
  • $389.77 spent for Bake Off
  • Artist in Residence in May is not paid for

Bake Off

  • There were 33 entries.
  • There were 9 winners.
  • There were 7+ judges for the bake off.  Voted to provide a gift card for all judges.
  • Books were prepared for all participants.
  • Baskets for the winners included a book, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and water soaker.  

Shout Out Program

  • 40 Shout-outs submitted for 3rd Quarter / 29 different entries for gift cards
  • There will be 7 $20 gift cards purchased to be randomly selected for the shout outs
  • Cut-off for 4th Quarter Shout outs will be May 12th

Artist in Residence (May 1-5 and 8-12 )

  • Volunteer schedule has been prepared and sent to parents
  • Extra volunteers on some days – have them hand out ice cream, work on other projects
  • Hotel is booked
  • Erin will be picking up lunches daily and submitting receipts for reimbursement
  • Clay pots from the Artist in Residence from March are going home this week.  There was only one pot broker – Asher Lamers.

Fun Night May 17 (4-7 PM)

  • National Honor Society and Art Club have been contacted to volunteer.

-We will wait to see how many sign up before we open it to other high school groups.

-We will provide pizza to the groups at their next gathering instead of doing individual gift cards as per last year.

  • We will contact Connie Wheeler if we need additional volunteers as she should have the list of high school groups with students who may need hours.
  • We will sell water and soda (Coke, Dt Coke, Rt Beer and 7Up) for $1.00.  Kris will check with Tractor Supply on donating water.  Sarah and Melissa will purchase soda (10 cases each).
  • We will need coolers, kiddie pools, ice for beverages. 
  • We will need an extra tables, signs and workers for beverage table.
  • We will need volunteers for:  teachers at coupon table, drinks, inflatables, face paint.
  • Sarah presented information for Juggler with the Yellow Shoes.  It was voted that we would have him join us for 2 hours at $350.00.  Sarah will contact him to sign contract.
  • Erin has chalk remaining from last year.
  • Erin will check with art teacher on face paint supplies – do we purchase or have them?  
  • $5 in coupons will be handed to students and teachers the day of the event.
  • Terri will print the $5 coupons per student in a different color paper than last year
  • Kimberly Groenjes will contact the Fire Department for attendance.
  • Mary and Erin have been in contact with Outagamie County liaison Officer Jake for attendance with vehicles.
  • Kyle Baneck may be bringing a tractor and chopper depending on weather.
  • Food trucks confirmed:  4 Schmidts and Giggles BBQ, Captain Quesadilla, Ice Clouds, Ice Cold Emergency, On the Fritz Concessions.
  • Mary spoke to each of the food trucks to confirm that they will have enough staff at the event to keep the lines moving.

Staff Appreciation Week

  • Shamrocks are due April 27th.
  • We are promoting that students remember “ALL” helpers at the school for recognition.
  • Shamrocks will be hung up Friday, May 5th.
  • Monday – staff receives lottery ticket with coin from PAC.
  • Tuesday – Taco Tuesday- lunch catered from Kelsey’s Kitchen PAC pays for.
  • Wednesday – Mrs Lipsey/Mrs Osowski handling
  • Thursday – Salad lunch provided by PAC – sign up for parents.
  • Friday – assorted candy bars/snacks in the teacher break room.  Sarah volunteered to prepare.

Administrative Professionals Day – April 26, 2023

  • Flower baskets and gift card for B’s Brews for Judy, Lori and Steph – Missy will deliver the morning of the 26th.

Principals/Vice Principals Day – May 1, 2023

  • Large flower pots for Mrs Lipsey and Mrs Osowski – Missy will deliver the morning of May 1st.

Student Appreciation / ABC Countdown dates

  • Thursday, April 27 – gum provided by PAC.
  • Monday, May 8 – Ice Cream sponsored by Tidy View.
  • Wednesday, May 31 – You are special treat (Rice Krispie Treats – ?)

Tom’s Night – April 18th

  • Sheet sent home with each student.  
  • Judy made an announcement.
  • Announcement reminder on Facebook.

4th Grade Design Spirit Wear Logo

  • Sheet has been updated.  
  • Send home with students May 1st to be returned by May 26th.

Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests

  • Mrs Rennes (PK-4) requested new field trip shirts.  Approximate cost is $7-8 each, total cost of approximately $400.
  • The request was approved by a majority vote.  Mary motioned to approve.  Kristi second the motion.  Four new board members and current acting president approved.

Welcome Letters

  • We discussed including decals in the Welcome Letters for new students and families at open house and possibly to Pre-K teachers to put with their welcome packets for students.

FES Nature Trail

  • Set up at Family Fun Night photos, display to show how the trail needs to be updated.
  • Kris will contact Connie Wheeler to see if she has photos from when the trail was first constructed.

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, April 17, 2023 5:30 PM

*Principal’s Report

*Treasurer Report

*Bake Off

*Shout Out Program

*Artist in Residence

*Fun Night May 17

*Staff Appreciation Week

*Administrative Professionals Day April 27

*Student Appreciation / ABC Countdown dates

*Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests

*New Business/Ideas

PAC Meeting Notes for Monday, March 20, 2023 5:30 PM

*Principal’s Report
Mustache’s for Max fundraiser was very successful. The Artist in Residence program was awesome last week. Students with Native American heritage were proud of the knowledge shared. The school is currently participating in the One School, One Book program as well as March Madness Book voting. Forward testing is starting. The 4th and 5th grade concert is March 21 the 2nd and 3rd grades concert will be April 25.

*Treasurer Report
None given

*Skate City Report
Great turn out! There were 176 skaters. Families were really enjoying themselves

*Playground Items
Mrs. Osowski said there were some items in the furnace room. They plan to put them out in the Spring as they go flat right away outside in the winter. We started a discussion on repairing the boardwalk. There were suggestions of reaching out to  

*Bake Off—Pictures due today tomorrow
We decided to give a book to participants. There will be 3 winners in each of the 3 categories- theme, creativity and “I did it myself”. There was discussion of enforcing 1 entry per family. Will work with judges regarding winners

*Shout Out Program- 3rd Quarter
As the quarter was ending that day we didn’t have a total for number of Shout Outs and will determine the number of raffles after the meeting

*Artist in Residence
Jennifer Stevens was amazing! It was very moving to see the connection made between the heritage she shared and the students. There were several Native American students that expressed pride. The students had a great time making pots. They will receive them in a few weeks after they are fired and painted

The 2nd Artist in Residence will take place May 3-7 and 10-14. Steve Wirz will work with the students to make a paper mache fish. We will need volunteers. A sign up sheet will be coming.

*Fun Night May 17
We are working on having Food Trucks, Fire Department, Outagamie County Sheriff Department,  trucks, face painting, DJ, tattoos, inflatable obstacle courses, chalk, DJ. We will hold meetings outside on monthly ones until Fun Night to plan

*Staff Appreciation Week
PAC will set up a catered meal, sign up meal and two days of items to be given to staff. Mrs. Lipsey and Mrs. Osowski will take care of Wednesday of the week. More info to come.

*Administrative Professionals Day April 27
PAC will honor the office staff as we have in the past to show our appreciation for all they do

*Student Appreciation
PAC donates popsicles and chalk for field day
We will plan on participating with ABC Countdown days- looking to do 3 days instead of 2
Planning on providing $5 coupons per student to use for food at Fun Night

*Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests
No new reimbursements have come in prior to meeting

*New Business/Ideas
We will set up a Tom’s night out on April 18. More information to come.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Erin Lenhardt at freedompac1@gmail.com

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, March 20, 2023 5:30 PM

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, March 20, 2023 5:30 PM

*Principal’s Report

*Treasurer Report

*Skate City Report

*Playground Items

*Bake Off—Pictures due tomorrow

*Shout Out Program- 3rd Quarter

*Artist in Residence

*Fun Night May 17

*Staff Appreciation Week

*Administrative Professionals Day April 27

*Student Appreciation
May popsicles/chalk for field day and fun night?
ABC Countdown?
Anything else?

*Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests

*New Business/Ideas

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Erin Lenhardt at freedompac1@gmail.com

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, February 20, 2023 5:30 PM Staff Lounge

*Principal’s Report

Mustaches for Max Friday

1st grade concert at FES Tuesday 28th

Dr. Seuss and 1 book next week

Artist with pinch pots the week of March 6 

*Treasurer Report

Amount Available to date $28,942.40

Left to Spend $13,920.59

A lot of teachers made use of teacher reimbursements

Items in Progress/done past years:

*Artist in Residences (March 6-10) and (May 1-5 and 8-12)

Volunteer slips are coming in…we will figure out when parent schedule matches 

with their child’s class

We will get lunch for the artist

Hotel is set for artist

*Skate City (March 17 5:30-7:30)

Slips, newsletter, and facebook will inform families of the evening

* Bake Off

This will take place in March

Book for all participants

Gift card for judges

Prize for top 3 winners in each category

*Staff Appreciation Week (May 8-12)

Look into companies for donations (Walmart, Cosco…)

Different ideas suggested. Will look into for next meeting

*Fun Night – May 17 (4:00-7:00)

Food Trucks–Mary reaching out to food trucks

Jump Around $953.70 for two jump houses and generator

Suggestions: Face Painting, Chalk, Bubbles, Tatoos

Drinks as PAC fundraiser

Ask NHS for volunteers

*Trivia Night

Still looking into this event

*Ball/Book Drive or Classroom Wish List items?

Playground Drive–Mrs. Lipsey making a wish list from Amazon (Kris will contact Tammy)

Walkway through the woods

Reports from recent items:

*Parent/Teacher Conferences (Feb. 15)

Leftover food from last conference–keep as the same number because spring conferences teachers may not ‘fill’ their plate and just come back to snack if they are hungry

*Beach Party Dance (Feb 10 6:00-7:30)

Need to let parents to know school rules still apply…teachers will also reinforce that school rules still apply after school the week before

Kids had a good time

Clean up food a little earlier to alleviate kids taking too much at the end

*Spirit Wear Fundraiser

The second round did not go over as well

No paper orders next year

Orders open at open house and end 2nd week of September

Older kids will do design

*Shout Out Program 2nd Qtr winners

Winners received $20 gift cards. The winners were…

Mrs. Tietz

Mr. Riesterer

Mrs. Wilson

Mr. Maronek 

*Community Fundraiser Nights

Tom’s and Culver’s cheese curd gift cards suggested

New Items:

*Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests

*Flexible Seating

look at this as an option for 4K next spring

*New Business/Ideas

Jake’s Network of Hope 

Website that gets bulk donations and 501C3 can go and purchase materials for teachers

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Erin Lenhardt at freedompac1@gmail.com

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, February 20, 2023 5:30 PM Staff Lounge

*Principal’s Report

*Treasurer Report

Items in Progress/done past years:

*Artist in Residences (March 10-14) and  (May -15 and 8-12)

*Skate City (March 17 5:30-7:30)

* Bake Off

*Staff Appreciation Week

*Fun Night – May 17 (4:00-7:00)

*Trivia Night

*Ball/Book Drive or Classroom Wish List items?

Reports from recent items:

*Parent/Teacher Conferences (Feb. 15)

*Beach Party Dance (Feb 10 6:00-7:30)

*Spirit Wear Fundraiser

*Shout Out Program 2nd Qtr winners

*Community Fundraiser Nights

New Items:

*Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests

*New Business/Ideas
Jake’s Network of Hope

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Erin Lenhardt at freedompac1@gmail.com 

PAC Meeting 1/16/23

Principal’s Report

  • Mrs. Bougie is the VFW teacher of the year
  • Ms. Wall is the positive dog
  • Report cards will be coming home soon
  • Yearbook prices went up they will be $18 this year
  • Wednesday is the PBS celebration
    • K-2 will be at school watching a magician and doing grade level activities
    • 3-5 will be attending the Herd game

Treasurer Report

  • Funds to spend $15,164.74

Parent/Teacher Conferences (Feb. 15)

  • We will order food from Buzz’s for staff

Beach Party Dance (Feb. 10 6:00-7:30)

  • There will be student volunteers (2 shifts so we can include set-up and clean-up)
  • There will be snacks in the MPR

Artist in Residence (March 10-14)

  • Volunteer sheet will be sent out when the date gets closer
    • Volunteers will be needed when the artist is at FES
    • Volunteers will also be needed to help with firing all the pieces
  • We are looking into having a second artist in residence this year
    • This would be the artist we were scheduled to begin with when COVID shut everything down
    • Start saving your newspapers because the artist will be doing paper mache

Shout Out Program

  • There were 16 shout outs total submitted
  • There will be 4 $20 gift cards purchased to be randomly selected for the shout outs

Bake Off

  • We will be having the Bake Off again this year in March watch for more information to come

Fun Night May 17

  • We will be contacting Food trucks soon for availability and decide which to have
  • We will sell water and soda 
  • Discussed offering $5 coupons as we did last year for food
  • Will look into other cost effective activities

Trivia Night/Skate Night

  • We will look into setting up a Trivia Night at Irish Waters and another Skate City night

Spirit Wear Fundraiser

  • Waiting for 2nd order to come in

Community Fundraiser Nights

  • Buzz’s $150 in November and $250 in December

Officers

  • Mary Chapin and Krisie Lamers will be Co-Presidents
  • Sarah Kranksi will be Vice President
  • Missy Baneck will be Treasurer

No New Business

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, January 16, 2023 5:30 PM Staff Lounge

*Principal’s Report

*Treasurer Report
–reminder staff reimbursements due 1/31

*Parent/Teacher Conferences (Feb. 15)

*Beach Party Dance (Feb 10 6:00-7:30)

*Artist in Residence (March 10-14)

*Shout Out Program

* Bake Off

*Fun Night

*Spirit Wear Fundraiser

*Community Fundraiser Nights

*Officers

*Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests

*New Business/Ideas

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Erin Lenhardt at freedompac1@gmail.com

PAC Meeting November 21 2022 5:30 Staff Lounge

Principal Report

  • 18 Kids received positive pups
  • Girls on the Run wrapped up with their 5K
  • 4K and K have their Christmas concert in December
  • Staff jean day
  • There will be a 12 day countdown to Christmas
  • Freedom Elementary State report card shows FES is Exceeding Expectations

Treasurer Report

  • There is $15,805.21 left to spend after budgeted items are deducted

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

  • 170 students participated
  • $12,153.53 profit from fundraiser
  • Class with the highest sales was: Bougie (having their reward Wednesday at 1:30)
  • Class with the most participation: Wilson (having their reward Tuesday 1:30)
  • Prize drawing (participants received one ticket for every 10 items sold): Madison Bombinski→she won a hoverboard

Spirit Wear Sale

  • Items tentatively coming in the week of December 5, but not certain
  • There will be a sign-up genius sent out to help with sorting when items do arrive
  • Sorting will take place at Buzz’s mid week of Dec 5- will send out sign up
  • Set up pick up at tentatively Buzz’s Dec 12  3-7  The rest to school to send home with students or for those that chose not to send them home we will contact as we had in the past

Shout Outs

  • There were 30 shout outs put on Facebook–some were duplicates making a total of 23 names
  • 5-$20 gift cards will be drawn for the 23 names

Skate Night

  • 137 skaters
  • $140 profit

Teacher Wish List

  • Teachers are being sent a google doc so they can continually update
  • This link will be shared with classroom families
  • In the future PAC may place a tree in entryway at conference time with ornaments with items requested by staff

Student Appreciation

  • Color changing water bottle option high cost–we will consider at another time
  • Reusable snow bag with Freedom logo–thoughts of too many bags that are the same may confuse students
  • $1 book from scholastic–may consider this in the future
  • snack–December 23 we will hand out candy canes to go with the Count Down to Christmas Candy Cane day

Dance **Family event**

  • February 10 6-7:30
  • Beach party theme
  • TJ the DJ is booked for this night 
  • Google Form or Survey Monkey will be sent out to find out participation numbers to help figure out how much food to purchase
  • Budgeted $2,000 

Fun Night **Family event**

  • May 17
  • TJ the DJ is booked for this night
  • We will begin contacting the food trucks in January
    • Fox Valley Food Trucks Association–look into this option because they will arrange the food trucks for the event
  • Let local restaurants know about this event so they can prepare just in case
  • PAC will sell water and beverages

Bylaw Review

  • There was no need to change anything at this time

Officer Positions

  • Please keep in mind the three officer positions will be open for next year–consider taking on a leadership role

Requests that have come in to approve

  • One School, One Book–approximately $3 per family→PAC will purchase the books for this event
  • The book will be a Paddington book (PAC bake off will happen around the same time as the event)
  • The guidance counselor and art teacher will be teaming up to create a “Kindness Rocks” rock garden→PAC will purchase the rocks for this activity 

New Business

  • John Seegers will be receiving a card with $50 and a framed wordle
  • Different grade levels will be asked to stock the break room for different months (4K November, K December, 1 January…) →Judy will email the grade levels each month to let them know
  • Book Fair appreciation→Pat sent a kind thank you email regarding all the help received from PAC during the book fair
  • Artist in Residence will need volunteers to help the week of and to help with firing all the clay pots in the kiln

Next Meeting: Monday January 16 at 5:30 in the staff lounge

**PAC does not meet in December