May PTO Minutes

Western Elementary School PTO
Meeting Minutes
May 10, 2017


2016-2017 Officers: Janet Kuzma, President; Andrea Biondo, Vice President;
Amanda Jagello, Treasurer; Meg Pinto, Secretary

Attendance: Brenda Goodrich, Amy Dorsey, Allison McGrath, Belmiro Oliveira, Jennifer Hawks, Gretchen Scully, Dorothy Paiva

Meeting called to order 7:01 pm

President's Welcome

Pledge of Allegiance

Secretary's Report - Allison McGrath motioned to accept April minutes, Amy Dorsey seconded. Minutes were accepted.

Treasurer's Report - The April 2017 Treasury Report was submitted. Account activity discussed.

Old Business -
1. Spirit Sticks - Chairpersons: Amanda Jagello & Andrea Biondo. New kindergarteners will receive a free spirit stick at the beginning of the school year and there will be a September sale.

2. 4th Grade Appreciation - Chairperson: Dorothy Paiva. Yearbooks have been ordered and will be distributed on June 12th 4th Grade Fun Day. Fun day will also include pizza and water and outside activities including signing yearbooks.

3. Field Trips - 3rd, 1st, and K field trips still to take place.

4. PSC - Discussed individual 503c. Foley Award dinner took place 5/9/17. Western will be planning next year's.

5. Teacher/Staff Appreciation - Chairpersons: Allison McGrath & Janet Kuzma. Went very well and within budget. Possibly try new food next year.

6. Father Daughter Dance - Chairpersons: Janet Kuzma & Danielle Scanlon. Went very well.

7. Mother Son Scavenger Hunt - Chairpersons: Amanda Coles & Meg Pinto. Went very well.

8. Scholastic Book Fair - Chairperson: Brooke Flemming. Went well. The free book table was a success again.

9. Yankee Candle - Chairperson: Amy Dorsey. Mrs. Ward's class won the ice cream party that will take place May 19th at 2:30pm.

10. Muffins with Mom - Chairpersons: Gretchen Scully & Jen Hawks. May 12th 8:40am-9:00am. Huge response. Ordered muffins from food service but need to pick up more. Working on a plan to accommodate all of the attendees.

11. Donuts with Dad - Chairpersons: Gretchen Scully & Jen Hawks. The flyer will state only 1 adult per student may attend.

12. Ladies Night out Paint Party - At Brushstroke. 35 person maximum. Possibly June 4th or June 10th.

13. Field Day - Ordered fruit from food service and t-shirts from Rosenblatt's.

14. Restaurant Night - Choose between having a paint party or restaurant night since the school year will be over soon.

15. Plant Sale - Chairperson: Amanda Jagello. May 12th. Need 9 tables set up before 7am delivery. All set with volunteers

16. Box Tops Coordinator - Gretchen Scully volunteered to be the new coordinator. Will need to set up a parent volunteer from each classroom to collect, cut, and count box tops. A new packet should be delivered to the school at the end of the year for the coordinator.

New Business -

1. Next Year Fundraising
Fall - Mixed Bag Designs - Chairpersons: Jodi Luchina & Meg Pinto.
Holiday - Original Artwork - Chairperson: Jennifer Hawks
Spring 2018 - Butterbraids MCM - Chairpersons: Andrea Biondo & Amanda Jagello

2. PTO Dinner - June 7th at 6:30pm. Hibachi at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse in Watertown.

3. Naugatuck Grad Night - We will donate $100.

4. End of Summer BBQ - Possibly grill and charge for food.

Principal's Report

NWEA Testing Districtwide taking place this Spring.

Muffins with Mom - May 12th

Plant Sale - May 12th

Kids Marathon - May 13th in Cheshire. PTO would like to provide a banner.

4th grade visits Hillside school

Read/Math In for 3rd and 4th graders May 16th with Mrs. Masliuk and Mr. Del. Will have activities and snacks.

Internet Safety Night May 18th at 6pm

Mrs. Ward's ice cream party May 19th

3rd & 4th grade concert and picnic May 22nd at 6:30pm Outside

Field Day May 26th

Donuts with Dad May 26th

3rd & 4th grade concert and picnic Rain Date May 30th

June - Tentative Plans

Kindergarten Orientation June 1st 6:30-7:30. Janet will attend.

Field Day Rain Date June 2nd

Grade 4 Farewell June 6th

Special Person's Lunch Outside June 6th (rain date June 7th)

Kick Off to Summer Reading June 8th with a representative from the library

Grade 3 Mrs. Schmaling's Play June 9th at 2:15pm

K-2 Concert June 12th

Grade 4 Fun Day June 12th

Career Share Dress Up June 13th

Final BEE Ceremony June 13th

Last Day of School & Movie Night June 14th - Will plan beach day as well and possibly the ice cream truck.

Andrea Biondo will plan end of year spirit stick sale on June 7th

Discussed where to get the stencils for the black top once paving is completed.

Wish List:
Voted and approved purchase of a table for outside. Approximately $1200 will need an invoice.

Voted and approved purchase of a banner for the Kids Marathon.

Would like help with the math equations on the 4th grade steps.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20pm.