May 9, 2017 PTO Meeting Minutes
Motion to approve minutes made by Julie Koehn., seconded by Jamie and approved with no objections.
The Clague Vice Principal spoke about Transition Day where Thurston 5th graders walk over to Clague and are welcomed. There are some pamphlets in the office for parents of incoming students.
Praveena spoke about the Thurston Players and their successful play. They are looking at going in a different direction with their donation to Thurston. They try to keep a minimum donation of $2500.00 but are able to give $5000.00 this year. In the future they want to allocate $2500.00 to the costs of field trips for Music/Arts. and any additional funds will be unallocated. Next year this donation will go toward fully funding Ms. Rothfeld’s music field trip. The remaining money would go toward the Wild Swan field trip or similar art-related trips.
Bagel Friday will need a volunteer to continue. It has been removed from next year’s budget for now.
Motion to approve the budget for 2017-2018 made by Kelly Delp., seconded by Brandy C. Merritt, and approved with no objections and one abstention.
Brandy C. Merritt, Alisa Cox, and Kelly Delp are running for PTO President, Vice President, and Fundraising Chair with the goal of working together in a co-Presidency.
Angela Keiter is running for PTO Co-Treasurer, and Anne Traicoff is running for PTO Secretary
Voting for these PTO positions will take place at the “Sno-Cone Social” as well as on-line.
Teacher Appreciation organizers are thinking of bringing in a water cooler on a trial basis for one year. Once shelving and bottle storage are finalized, we will move forward with the plans.
Farewells for our exiting staff members are planned for June 1st from 5:00--7:00. There will most likely be light refreshment and socialization as well as some type of recognition. Motion that PTO will support this event with money from Huddle Activities made by Wanda Brann and seconded by Brandy M. Motion passes with no objections.
Fundraising dates and other major PTO events need to be set soon for planning purposes. The June 6th PTO meeting will also be a calendar setting/scheduling meeting and will start at 5:00 PM.