PTO Meeting Minutes 8-30-2018

St. Malachy PTO meeting Minutes

August 30. 2018


Opening:  Introduction of PTO Board:  President: Heather Burwell, Vice President: Tiffany Ossian, Secretary: Michelle Wagner, and Treasurer: Alisha Stehr

Principal’s Report: 

The Welcome picnic will be Sept 5th at 6PM.

-On Sept 14th, the school would like assistance moving into the addition.  It was discussed that having a few different times open for volunteers because of different schedules.


Treasurer report:

Current Balance: $20,714.56

-$10,000 of this money is being allocated for security and was raised from the lap a thon.  The quotes for adding electronic locks to all doors of the school have come in much higher than Father Ken expected.  He is gong to get more quotes and may be able to assist with some to reduce the cost

Old business:

-EPI supplies were tried for the first time this fall.  Mrs. Sickles reported it to be easy and convenient for parents but also the teachers.

-Open House: The PTO sponsored an ice cream social and went well

New Business:

-Homeroom parents have been emailed regarding duties.  All positions have been filled.  Heather has wish lists filled out by teachers last year if any homeroom parent needs these.

-T-shirts:  Lora Pellman has agreed to do St. Malachy gear.  3 designs were brought to the meeting.  The PTO will narrow down and will have the students vote again this year.  It was discussed to add athletic shorts with the logo and jogger pants.

-Food Fair- Scheduled Sept. 9th

–  Creston Color Run:  Scheduled Sept 23 at 2:00.  T-shirt Deadline is Sept 14.  More volunteers are needed to direct the crowd and throw color.

-Spaghetti supper:  Oct 13 5-7.  Lesha Clarke will head committee.  Others who signed up in the spring included: Abbey Clayton, Beth Kulow, Nikki Adamson, Danielle Steele, and Kelsey Bailey.  Britni Kawa offered for A&G to donate alfredo sauce and marinara sauce.  PTO will have a raffle drawing for two items again this year.  Flyers will be posted soon.

–Vendor Fair- Novemeber 17.   Fay Perkins agreed to chair this committee.  23 vendors are currently signed up.  It was discussed to again have a food vendor or ordering A&G with possible delivery.  Civics club will again do a bake sale.  It was discussed opening up the vendor positions to more St. Malachy families.

-PTO is hoping to do a kids day in November as a fundraiser. Parents could drop kids off in order to complete some Christmas shopping.  Civics club agreed to help entertain.

-Boxtops may be collected again this year with proceeds to go to reading events, STEM night etc.  PTO will award top class with a cookie party

-PTO would like to have movie nights again soon.  Please contact with open dates in the fall

.  All parents who turned in the red sheet with volunteer opportunities we put in a drawing. Congratulations to Melissa Baker for winning the raffle

Next meeting: Sept 20th, 6PM.  The PTO will be stuffing packets for the color run starting at 4:00at the school for anyone who can assist.