Friday, December 10, 2010

December 9th 2010 Meeting Minutes

1. Call to Order: 3:11 by Sarah

2. Updates
a. Treasurer’s Report (Kerri)
1. Current balance $9000
2. Great American Fundraiser profit $8300
3. Upcoming Events
a. Tech Purchases
1. PTO bought AR program for SPS last year
2. Most teachers aren’t using it because of the lack of computers with internet access
3. Find out how we can get internet/computers
4. Let’s finish this project!
b. Staff Appreciation brunch
1. 7:00AM – 2:10PM
2. Coffee coming at 7:00
3. Volunteers needed to set up/tear down
c. 5K to benefit the school
1. Using Tag Run – charge is $1000 or $300 plus 40%
2. 5K plus 1 mile fun run
3. Schedule for April
d. Capri Sun Fundraiser?
1. SIS is no longer doing it
2. Look into doing it for SPS
f. New meeting times1. PTO meeting on Tuesdays at 3:30
2. Executive meeting the Thursday before at 7:30AM
4. Meeting adjourned at 3:46 by Sarah

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Staff Appreciation Brunch

The Staff Appreciation Brunch will be held on Friday December 10th.  If you are able, please bring in a brunch item.  Items can be dropped off at parent drop-off or brought into the office.  Thank you!

Monday, November 15, 2010

November 9th Meeting MInutes

1. Call to Order: 3:15 by Anne

2. Updates

a. Treasurer’s Report (Kerri)

1. Current balance $9000

2. Great American Fundraiser profit $7300

3. Class shirt profit $599

b. Gift Cards (Mindy)

1. Need more for birthdays and babysitting

2. Buy one for Carrie Lucas for helping with the fundraiser

c. T-shirts / Sweatshirts (Hollie)

1. Across two years we will make a profit

d. New School District Boundaries

1. Boundary meetings have already been held

2. If you are concerned, attend board meetings or share concerns with Anne.

3. Upcoming Events

a. Science Night at SIS (Anne)

1. November 16th

2. Volunteers needed to help sell food

b. Coat / Uniform Drive (Amy)

1. Collecting 11/15-11/19

2. Volunteers needed to collect and organize

c. Staff Appreciation brunch

1. December 10th

2. Volunteers needed to set up/tear down

d. Gifts for staff of the month

1. Use the $500 Great American credit

e. Capri Sun Fundraiser?

1. Earn 2 cents per pouch

2. Need to coordinate with SIS as they already do this

f. Look into planting a new tree to replace the eucalyptus tree

g. Volunteer of the month for November: Katie Cirando

5. Co-President election

a. Renee is stepping down

b. Anne nominated Sarah Bell

c. Talia seconded

d. Sarah Bell is new co-president

e. We are now in need of a new fundraising chair to replace Sarah

1. Tabled until the next meeting

2. Election will be in December

6. Meeting adjourned at 4:00 by Anne

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November PTO meeting

Due to the Veteran's Day holiday, this months PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, November 9th at 3:00PM.  Elections will be held for a new co-president, so come out and vote!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October PTO meeting

Due to the fall break, we will not have a PTO meeting this month.  We hope to see you all in November!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fundraiser Due Date

All fundraiser orders are due THIS Tuesday, Sept. 28th...students can bring them in to their teachers.  Any questions can be e-mailed
Thank you!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 9th Meeting Minutes

1. Call to Order: 3:05 by Anne
2. “Tina’s Talk”
1. SPS now has over 700 students
2. Newsletter for this month has been sent out
3. It’s been a busy but great year so far
3. Updates
a. Treasurer’s Report (Kerri)
1. Current balance $3200
2. $470 committed for AR
3. $900 committed for shirts
4. $200 credit card rewards check is coming
b. Box Top Report (Robyn)
1. Already about $700 worth counted
2. They’ll be submitted in November
3. ½ the newsletters have been sent out
c. New PTO room (Anne)
1. Work days are Wednesdays 8 – 12.
2. We have a new room and a corner of the teacher’s work room
3. There is a box in the teacher room for teachers to turn in projects to us
4. Bear with the mess as we transition
d. Document Cameras for Teachers (Erin)
1. Document camera and projector quote = $600
2. Find out how many are needed and the cost
3. We will table this for now and look into it after the fundraiser
e. T-shirts / Sweatshirts (Anne)
1. Send out order forms to parents
2. Sarah motioned to make class t-shirts $12.00 so that one dollar per shirt will go towards technology for SPS.
Robin seconded the motion.
The motion was passed.
4. Upcoming Events
a. Fundraiser
1. Kick-off on 9/14
2. Reach out booklets due 9/15
3. Volunteers needed on 9/16 to count reach out packets
4. 10/28 volunteers needed to pass out orders
b. El Charro Fundraiser
1. 10% will be given back to SPS
2. Possible date of 10/24 from 11:00-7:00
10. Meeting adjourned at 3:40 by Anne

Saturday, August 14, 2010

August 12th Meeting Agenda

1. Call to Order: 6:03 by Anne
2. Introduction of the Board
3. Updates
a. Treasurer’s Report (Kerri)
1. Current balance $2,385
2. $470 committed for AR
3. $480 committed for shirts
b. Box Top Report (Robyn)
1. looking for a volunteer for each grade to collect them
each month
2. made over $2200 last year
3. we still have $500 worth from last year
c. Blog (Jamie Lea)
1. or linked through the school web site
2. minutes, volunteer opportunities, events
d. PTO work days
1. Wednesday mornings 8:00-12:00 PTO room
2. Put a work drop-off spot in teachers’ work room
4. Upcoming Events
a. Open House (8/24)
1. 5:00-7:00
2. need volunteers to sell pizza/drinks
b. Book Fair (8/23-27)
1. need volunteers
2. theme – heroes
c. Fundraiser
1. cookie dough/magazines
2. last year we made $14,000
3. main focus for money raised this year – technology
4. kick-off on 9/14
5. need volunteers 15th-17th to go through packets
6. 28th volunteers needed to sort orders
7. 10/28 volunteers needed to pass out orders
d. Future PTO meeting time
1. 3:00 for all weeks
5. Meeting adjourned at 6:40 by Anne

Monday, August 2, 2010

You're invited to the first PTO meeting of the 2010/2011 school year!

Who:  Any parent of an SPS student
When:  Thursday, August 12, 2010
Where:  SPS Library
Time:  6:00Pm
Learn more about your school, get connected with other parents, and find out how you can get involved.

Welcome to the 2010/2011 school year owls!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Aloha to the 2009/2010 school year

The end of the year Aloha dance was enjoyed by parents, students, and teachers! Thank you to everyone who helped make this evening happen.

5/13 PTO Meeting Minutes

Call to Order: 6:10 by Becky
In attendance: Officers – Anne, Becky, Chrissy, Liberty, Renee, Mindy, Jamie, Jamie Lea, Erica
Administrator – Tina Steward
Parents – Robyn Carlsen, Amanda Asaf, Katie Roley,
Kerri Elam, Jon Carlyon, Hollie Sheriff
2. Introductions
Opening Quote (Anne)
“Tina’s Talk”: 2nd grade Concert was great!
Thank you to the 2009/2010 officers
What is PTO (Becky)
It is not a PTA so there are no dues
We are here to help the teachers
What is entailed in each position?
President – liaison, two year position, delegate
Treasurer – deposit funds, deal with checks
Fundraising – coordinate fundraisers, write grants
Secretary – take, type up and organize minutes, newsletter, blog
Volunteer Coordinator – get volunteers organized for events
Celebrations – staff appreciation brunches, gifts for teacher birthdays
Community Connection – contact newspaper to get SPS events in the paper
Elections for 2010/2011 Board Members
Co-Presidents – Anne Workman and Renee Rupp nominated
And elected
Secretary – Jamie Lea Anglen nominated and elected
Treasurer – Kerri Elam nominated and elected
Fund Raising – Sarah Bell nominated and elected
Volunteer Coordinators – Jamie Farmer, Katie Roley, and Amy Legate nominated and elected
Celebration Coordinator – Mindy Burns and Robyn Carlson nominated and elected
Community Connection – Jon Carlyon nominated and elected
Spirit Wear (new position) – Hollie Sheriff nominated and elected
UpdatesTreasurer’s Report (Erica)
1. Current balance $8,624
2. Last Box Tops check: $784
Box Top Report (Chrissy)
1. About $1700 for the year
2. Robyn will take over Box Top duties
Blog (Jamie Lea)
2. minutes, volunteer opportunities, events
Upcoming Events
a. End of year Dance 5/14 1. 4:30-7:300
2. 12:00 tear down book fair, set up for dance
3. Meet back at gym at 4:00
10. Meeting adjourned at 7:04 by Becky

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Muffins for Moms

Despite the rain and cold (in April!) muffins for moms was a huge success. A big thanks to our awesome dads who hosted the event.

Friday, April 9, 2010

4/8 PTO meeting minutes

Call to Order: 3:13 by Becky

In attendance: Officers – Anne, Becky, Sarah, Chrissy, Liberty, Amy, Mindy, Jamie, Jamie Lea
Administrator – Tina Steward
Parents – Robyn

Opening Quote (Becky): Volunteers Poem from Ann Landers

“Tina’s Talk”
1. Stanford 10 testing is next week
2. Next year we are keeping full day Kindergarten
3. We may see slightly higher class sizes next year
4. 5/18 election on prop 100

Treasurer’s Report (Jamie Lea)
1. The Read-A-Thon raised $3921.47
2. Becky motioned that Mrs. Lyons order the AR books she needs and PTO will pay using the
Read-A-Thon money. – The motion passed

Upcoming Events
a. Kindergarten Round Up
1. PTO will not be there
2. Liberty will make an invitation to the May PTO meeting and elections to go into the parent
b. Muffins for Moms 4/23
1. Dads are needed to volunteer
c. Staff Appreciation Week 5/3 – 5/7
1. Anne and Becky bought all the treats. They are
in the PTO room for us to work on
2. 5/3: Liberty/Chrissy
5/4: Jamie/Jamie
5/5: Jemet/Renee
5/6: Sarah/Mindy
d. Staff Appreciation Brunch 5/8
1. Sign up sheet was sent around for volunteers
2. Put invitations by the mailboxes
3. Buy centerpieces and raffle them
e. PTO elections for 2010/2011 5/13
1. Renee is running for co-president
2. Other open positions – treasurer, celebrations
f. Book Fair 5/13-5/14
1. Sign up sheet was sent around for volunteers
g. End of year Dance 5/14
1. Luau theme
2. Free popcorn
3. Teachers selling pizza and water at cost
4. Send e-mail and paper invites (perhaps have kids make the invites in class)
5. Ask Kindergarten teachers if we can borrow decorations
6. Buy decorations and give them away at the end of the night
7. Have a craft area to make hula skirts, if teachers will man it
8. Budget not to exceed $300.00
h. PTO vs staff softball or kickball game?

Volunteer of the month: Angela Watts
Put volunteer’s name on the designated parking spot

Robyn will take over Box Tops. Chrissy will train her

Meeting adjourned: 4:20 (Anne)


Welcome to the SPS PTO blog. Here you will find the minutes from past PTO meetings, announcements of upcoming meetings and events, and announcements of specific volunteer opportunities. Feel free to leave any questions or comments.