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PAC Meeting Notes April 11, 2022 6:00 PM

Principal’s Report

  • FORWARD testing is about ⅔ of the way through 5th grade is done 3rd will finish this week and 4th will begin
  • Penny war raised over $4,000!!! This is going to the Kevin Kisdolf scholarship
  • 3-5 concert was very well received
  • Upcoming 1-2 grade concert
  • ABC countdown will begin at the end of the month
  • Easter break is coming soon

Treasure’s Report

  • Just under $21,000 to spend

Freedom Family Fun Night

  • Need to purchase items
    • Face paint supplies
    • wipes
  • Food Truck Vouchers…will be handed out the night of the event
  • No pie in the face
  • Food trucks will be reimbursed the night of (hand in tickets)
  • Volunteers (High School volunteers)
    • Face painting
    • Obstacle course
    • hand out tickets (staff)
    • Tattoos
  • We will need garbage cans (Erin will meet with Tammy and John)
  • Other schools can show up if they want, but we will not send out invitations to other schools
  • School will be open for bathrooms
  • Layout (Erin will meet with Tammy and John)

Staff Appreciation week

  • We are doing shamrocks with nice sayings again for staff (they will be hung in the Staff Lounge)…PAC will be hanging them April 29 for Monday
  • Plants will be given to staff from GreenHandels (Tuesday)
  • Mexican will be catered on Cinco de Mayo (Thursday)
    • Ground beef and chicken
    • Hard shells and soft shells 
    • Desserts will be brought in by parent volunteers
    • **lunches start at 10:30–needs to be ready by this time
  • Donuts will be brought in at 7:30 for Friday 
  • (87 staff–including support staff…find out from Judy # of staff that will be there Friday appox. 60)

Administration Professional Day (April 27)

  • Hanging baskets and lunch will be provided

How to spend funds

  • Teachers were surveyed asking about items wished for. We decided to hold off on purchases until after Fun Night to assure we don’t spend down too much
  • Flexible seating may be looked at for next year (begin rotation again)
  • Seeds for Ms Wall will be purchased now due to timing of need
  • Gym needs are approved at the this time as well because we have not given extra funds to gym when we were doing flexible seating

Shout Out Program

  • March winners are…
    • B’s Brew…Mrs. Verhagen (4th)
    • B’s Brew…Mr. Riesterer (3rd)
    • Erbert and Gerbert…Mrs. Leisgang (library)
    • Erbert and Gerbert…Mrs. Osowski (associative principal)
    • Mama D’s…Miss Weidemeier (paraprofessional)
    • Mama D’s…Miss Vervoort (paraprofessional)

Student Appreciation

  • Students will get a frisbee
  • Popsicles/Chalk for May on Field Day
  • Bubble gum and ice cream for ABC countdown

Bake Off

  • Winners were posted on Facebook, Winner and participation prizes handed out.

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, April 11, 2022 6:00 PM We will be meeting at Buzz’s

*Principal’s Report

*Treasurer Report

*Freedom Family Fun Night

*Staff Appreciation Week

*Administrative Professionals Day April 27

*How to spend funds

*Shout Out Program

*Student Appreciation

*Bake Off

*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, March 21, 2022 6:00 PM

The April meeting falls on a day off of school.

  • We will hold the meeting on another date (April 11)

Principal’s report

  • Penny war will take place the first week of April
  • April 9th is the Blizzard’s game
  • FORWARD testing starts tomorrow with 5th grade
  • Book and ball drive has had a successful start (258 books!)
  • Grades 3-5 music concert is on March 28 at the Field House

Treasurer’s report

  • Current balance $33,485.66
  • Left to send $21,702
    • Flexible seating
    • Picnic table
    • Coffee and creamer for staff
    • Refrigerator for staff lounge
    • Freedom Family Fun Night

Freedom Family Fun Night

  • E-mails are being sent to Art club, NHS to ask for student volunteers. May seek more as needed
  • We have tattoos
  • We need to purchase face paint supplies
  • We need to purchase sidewalk chalk
  • TJ the DJ is booked ($250) for the evening (he will need to be located within 100 feet of power)
  • Obstacle course and generator are being rented ($389–obstacle course $89–generator) we will have one also from the YMCA
  • There will not be a dunk tank–there was discussion of other options we will be doing a pie in the face or pie throwing (the money raised will go towards staff meal in May/June)
  • Mischief and Magic (balloon animals) is booked ($100 an hour per employee working–they can average about 25 per hour)…we will book 3 workers for 3 hours each
  • Food trucks
    • Gourmet Corn Yucatan
    • LilJuicy Kitchen
    • Ice Truck **this truck has a $100 minimum 
    • Ice Clouds
    • Two Guernsey Girls
    • We decided to give $5 coupons to students and staff to use at the food cards 
  • Freedom Fire Department is coming

Staff Appreciation Week

  • 1st full week of May
    • Monday…Shamrocks
    • Thursday…Cinco de Mayo lunch (catered in along with a signup genius for donations)
    • Green Handel’s potted flower (one day this week)
    • Friday…donuts 

Administrative Professionals day (April 27)

  • Will do flowers, card, and possibly something else

How to spend funds

  • (see treasurer’s report)

Shout Out…February Winners

  • Simons Cheese–Mrs. Northam (4th grade)
  • Hobby Lobby–Mrs. Voissem (2nd grade)
  • Kenny Rose–Mrs. Larson (special education)
  • Walgreens–Mrs. Smith (special education aide)
  • Home Tavern–Mrs. Barajas (kitchen–food services)
  • Buzz’s–Mr. Sharon (custodian)

Student Appreciation

  • March students were given Irish leis
  • April students will get a frisbee
  • May students will get a popsicle at Field Day
  • Possibly supporting the ABC countdown to summer

Bake Off

  • Pictures are due March 21 (today)
  • So far 40 entries
  • There will be 3 winners in each category (creativity, theme based, and neatness) and one overall winner
  • Winners will receive a family fun basket ($20-$25 per prize)
  • Each participant will receive a participation book 
  • Judges will receive a thank you gift for taking their time (an email to Mrs. Lipsey will be sent tonight to ask about judges

Teacher/Staff reimbursement and requests

New Business

  • Reminder April 11 will be our April meeting

Meeting Minutes February 28, 2022

Principal’s Report

  • Ball/Book Drive Newsletter has this information as well… looking to replace classroom libraries (Amazon wish list with classroom teacher’s name) families may go to purchase books for their classroom teachers. Email will be sent to families
  • FORWARD exam in March (trying to keep the time frame short)
  • 3rd quarter ending at the end of March
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins will have a calendar in newsletter for reading schedule
  • Dash for cash or penny war to help replace funds for the Kilstofte scholarship
  • March 13 Herd Game night

Treasurer Report

  • Current Balance…$37,165.88 (minus expense for conference meal and some profit from spirit wear) *After meeting information: Conference meal was $361 Total profit from spirit wear was $5455.78
  • Spendable amount…$22,250.94

Community Fundraiser Nights

  • $500 made from Home Tavern. This included raffles from that night
  • Buzz’s 3 nights so far…$200, $150 and $160

Shout Out Program

  • Winners from January were (they will receive a gift card)
    • Mr. Marquardt (2nd) Simon’s Cheese
    • Mrs. Kortens (Reading) Walgreens
    • Mrs. Micolichek (Kitchen) B’s Brew
    • Mrs. Fox (Aide) Target
    • Mrs. Franke (1st) Kenny Rose
    • Mr. Lancaster (Gym) Freedom Foods

Bake Off

  • Bake an item instead of just a cake (3 prizes in each category and 1 overall)
  • We will send the sheet out for anyone requesting a cake mix/frosting.
  • Photos will be due on March 21. We will have staff pick winners and post on Facebook

Balls/Book Drive

  • See principal report

Fun Night (Wednesday, May 18…4-7)

  • This is the replacement for the dance
  • Mrs. Lipsey will look into liability with inflatables
  • We are looking into food trucks-different members will look into options
  • We are looking for activities-DJ, balloon, chalk, face painting or tattoos
  • No rain date…will move inside if rain is an issue
  • We will ask high school groups and parents to volunteer

How to Spend Funds

  • K-cups and creamer for staff lounge
  • We will be giving students a lei to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
  • Mrs. Lipsey brought suggestions from staff:

5th grade flexible seating as they were missed before- possibly more for other classes

Ice machine- After discussion, new refrigerator with ice maker may be better option. Mrs. Lipsey will talk to John

Charging stations- Mrs. Lipsey will look into costs/needs

Other items she will look into-staff may be able to use funds from PAC or district

Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests

  • Ms. Vanderloop came to the meeting to request item for the 3-5 grade concert. PAC approved the purchases. She will buy and PAC will reimburse. We anticipate she may need things for the 1-2 grade concert as well

New Business/Ideas

  • Sign Country can make window stickers. We will plan for fall (sell at open house)

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, March 21, 2022 6:00 PM

*April Meeting – Day after Easter

*Principal’s Report

*Treasurer Report

*Fun Night

*Staff Appreciation Week

*Student Appreciation

*Administrative Professionals Day April 27

*How to spend funds

*Shout Out Program

*Student Appreciation

*Bake Off—Pictures due today

*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 28, 2022 6:00 PM

*Principal’s Report

*Treasurer Report

*Community Fundraiser Nights

*Spirit Wear Fundraiser

*Shout Out Program

*Bake Off

*Balls/Books Drive

*Fun Night

*How to spend funds

*Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests

*New Business/Ideas If you have any questions or comments, please contact Erin Lenhardt at freedompac1@gmail.com

Meeting Notes for January 17th 2022 6:00 PM

Principal’s Report

  • Sub shortages still a problem
  • All school celebration for PBS this week (movie and game on Thursday) PAC will provide snack
  • March madness with books (16 books pick book they think will be winner)
  • March–one school one book. PAC decided to purchase one books for families that chose to participate this year. 
  • VFW teacher of the year is Mrs. Northam (she will go to the next level–regional if she wins she will go to the state level)
  • Title I needs assessment meeting Friday at 9 am. 
  • Potential upcoming field trips are being discusse

Treasurer Report

  • Only 18 teachers have done their $100 reimbursement–have until the end of the month to spend. We offer to all classroom, related arts and special education teachers. We will send out a reminder
  • $43,302.39 current funds-about half of the money is allocated for different items
  • Cookie dough fundraiser was very successful
  • Discussed different ideas to build morale for staff and students

Community Fundraiser Nights

  • Buzz’s $250 (every third Monday of the month)–posted on Facebook will be an email next month and possibly a ½ sheet flyer
  • Luv2Play and Altitude do have school nights-may do in future

Spirit Wear Fundraiser

  • No update on funds raised. All items have been delivered

Shout Out Program

  • Mr. McManus, Mrs. Jakl, and Mrs. DeGroot received $10 gift cards for December raffle. End of the year grand prizes and everyone who has received a shout out will be entered in the drawing

Parent/Teacher Conferences (February 16)

  • Buzz’s pizza and wings (plan for 60 staff) we will provide chips and soda
  • We plan to be face to face unless parents request for virtual

Sock Hop/School Dance

  • Postpone until spring–possibly have things available outside. We are looking into new ideas

Brain Bowl

  • Probably skipping brain bowl this year possibly trying in the fall

Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests

  • 4K teachers requested to purchase puppets for their classrooms. Mrs. DeGroot will be retiring at the end of the year and will be taking her puppets with her. PAC approved the purchase 

New Business/Ideas

  • No artist in residence this year possibly fall
  • Looking for ideas to use funds for staff/student morale
  • Next month’s meeting would be a no school day… we will reschedule the meeting to February 28, 2022

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, January 17, 2022 6:00 PM

*Principal’s Report

*Treasurer Report

*Community Fundraiser Nights

*Spirit Wear Fundraiser

*Shout Out Program

*Parent/Teacher Conferences (Feb. 24)

*Sock Hop/School Dance

*Brain Bowl

*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 Notes November 15th 2021 6:00 pm Art Room

Principal’s report

  • Lion’s Club donated dictionaries to all third graders in October
  • Halloween was a success
  • Book trailers are being added to announcements from Mrs. Rathsack’s classes
  • Mrs. Osowski set up a game night on March 3rd for The Herd

Treasurer’s Report

  • Current balance $48,003.02
  • Revenue this month: 
    • Cookie Dough fundraiser $19,510.00
    • Donations $302.00
  • Expenses to date: $3,841.45
  • Begin thinking about how to spend the money- potentially 5th grade flexible seating, technology or other needs

Community Fundraiser Nights

  • Every 4th Tuesday of the month Buzz’s will donate 10% of their profit from the day to PAC 
  • Culver’s night–we are waiting to get the profit- after meeting received a check for $400
  • Home Tavern–tentatively planning a February PAC fundraiser
  • We are holding off on contacting Rico’s 
  • Staff are receiving coffee from B’s Brew November 16 donated by Jeff at Buzz’s
  • Texas Roadhouse night will be December 6
  • We will plan a Funset night in the spring

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

  • $19,510 in profit 
  • Staff members who had 50% participation get $50 in product. 
  • Highest Participation class: A Williams Top selling class: Fox and Jakl. Those classes will receive ice cream parties
  • $100 gift card give away went to Madison B. and the family basket give away went to Payton K.
  • December 14 will be after school pick up…volunteers are needed to help with the pick up

Spirit Wear

  • There were more online orders (300) than paper orders
  • This was not as successful as previous years, but there was competition from other organizations
  • Tentatively beginning of December will be the date to sort the orders…watch for a sign up

Shout Out program

  • There were 28 shout outs in October
    • The Winners were: Mrs. Kazik – Subway, Mrs. Re – Dollar General, Mrs. Austin – B’s Brew
  • There were 14 shout outs in November at the time of the meeting

Teacher Wish List

  • Reference the Freedom PAC website and PAC Facebook page

Sock Hop/School Dance

  • February 4…TJ the DJ will dj the dance
  • We will spend more on the dance this year due to extra funds available and small budget in the past

Brain Bowl

  • This will take place in February…we will keep the same questions

Artist in Residence

  • We are hoping this will take place in the Spring. Ms. Rudolph will contact potential artists

We do not meet in December. Next PAC Meeting is January 17 at 6:00 pm

PAC Meeting Agenda for Monday, November 15, 2021 6:00 PM

*Principal’s Report

*Treasurer Report

*Community Fundraiser Nights

*Cookie Dough Fundraiser

*Spirit Wear Fundraiser

*Shout Out Program

*Teacher Wish List

*Sock Hop/School Dance

*Brain Bowl

*Artist in Residence

*Teacher/Staff Reimbursement and Requests

*New Business

Reminder:  We do NOT meet in December

Our next meeting will be Monday January 17th 2022 at 6:00pm. 

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