Attendance – Alissa Minger, Sheryl Scharf, Tonya Campbell, Steve Yeoman, Calli Turner, Sarah Reed, Kristi Pyle and Chris Stephens
The meeting was held in Mrs. Jenson’s classroom. Minger asked for a review of the minutes of the Jan 18 meeting. Yeoman motioned to approve minutes. Motion was seconded and approved by those in attendance.
President remarks – Minger presided in James Adams absence. Minger welcomed those in attendance. She stated we received a better offer from EPI for school supplies; 6% discount and 6 free packs. The SEAF banquet is Feb 24 with a speaker from the Topeka Rescue Mission.
Treasurer’s report – Pyle presented the report.
Beginning Balance: $23,782.90 Ending balance: $25,556.52
Turner motioned to approve the treasurer’s report. Motion was seconded and approved by those in attendance.
Principal’s report – Mrs. Campbell did a SMART board presentation. Yeoman thanked the chairs and volunteers for the chili supper, it was a nice even. State assessments are coming up the week after Spring Break. Food drive items will be accepted through Feb 24. Mrs. Neumann and Mr. Yeoman had an idea for doing something new for indoor recess. They used the principal’s pet project money and other school funding to purchase two Wii fits. Yeoman submitted a proposal to purchase seven additional SMART boards (4th – 6th and the library) and a set of clickers. The proposal is for approx. $8,500. It will be voted on at the March meeting.
Teacher Rep – Scharf stated the Valentine parties went well and thanked the chairs and other volunteers for the chili feed. She thanked the PTO again for the playground equipment and said it was nice to be able to use after being inside for so long.
Volunteer report – Turner thanked chairs and other volunteers for the chili feed. Upcoming events: Feb 23 custodial appreciation; March 17 wellness night; April 27 administrative professionals day; May 7 carnival
New Business – Officer nominations are coming up. Position descriptions were in the WI newsletter. Anyone interested should talk to the Nominations Chair, Lisa Hebert. PTO is looking into changing the teacher classroom supply supplement so teachers can receive the money upfront and then turn in receipts. The snacks for testing are coming up. Discussion was tabled until the March meeting.
Unfinished Business – Reed reported on the yearbook. There were 91 yearbooks sold and we bought 200. Yearbooks are still available to purchase online until April. We will not be doing the Watch Dogs program this school year. The program really needs to be kicked off at the beginning of a school year because the kit is $350 and the items are year specific. More research will be done to see if teachers are interested and how much interest we may have from our WI male parents and guardians.
Minutes submitted by Chris Stephens, PTO Secretary