PTO Meeting Minutes 1-25-2018

St. Malachy PTO meeting Minutes

January 25, 2018

Principal’s report:

-The fundraising goal for the building addition has been met.  The addition will involve many changes for the school including moving the car pick up line, scheduling, hiring, etc.  With a recent closing of a preschool in town, Mrs. Simmons reported there will be additional preschool classes, including the option for all day 4 year old preschool.

-Mrs. Simmons also reported that the FAST assessments have shown increasing scores for our students

Treasurer Report:

As of the end of December, total is $24,886.

Old Business:

-2nd grade won most boxtops and won a pizza party  -Aiden Evans had most collected and won a single pizza


New Business:

-PTO will plan to send out a survey for new fundraising ideas and for any new ideas for the PTO

-Catholic schools week is next week.  PTO had a poll on the facebook page regarding what to serve.  Breakfast pizza won the vote.  Coffee, juice, and fruit will also be served.  Parents have also signed up to watch the students on Monday while the teachers enjoy a lunch out

-It was brought to a vote to give parents an option for ordering school supplies through Education Products Inc.  It was voted yes to provide this as an option.

-PTO will be planning a family movie night, which would include free admission and snacks will be available for purchase.

-Assessments will be coming up in April.  These assessments typically cost $9500 and PTO has funded this in the past.

-Lap-a-thon is scheduled for May 3rd.  There will be a sign up genius sent out for volunteers.  Money packets will be sent home before Easter break.

-Teacher appreciation week is May 7-11.  Some ideas to celebrate include gift cards for all staff, and having PTO provide something each day to celebrate

-Mrs Simmons also discussed potential projects to be completed along with the addition including: projector update, bathroom updates, flooring, painting, updating courtyard etc.

-Parent teacher conferences will be March15th, PTO will ask for donated items for the staff on this date.

Next meeting Feb 15 at A & G