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  • Parent-Teacher Organization 2009-2010 January 20 th, 2010
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  • PTO Meeting 1-20-2010
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  • Old BusinessOld Business Admin/Teachers Gifts Funds Teachers Lounge Classroom parents Nursery Events - Spending New ActivitiesNew Activities Purim Mishloac Manot Box Tops Fundraising Event Spring Book Fair Annual Dinner Cyber Bullying Course Library Needs Health/Sex Education Course Book Club Ladies Night Chesed Hours per Year for Middle School Students Questions?Questions? PTO 2008-2009 Meeting Agenda Items PTO Meeting 1-20-2010
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  • Old Business PTO Meeting 1-20-2010
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  • Old Business Admin/Teachers Gifts Funds M. MoldovskyAdmin/Teachers Gifts Funds M. Moldovsky Approximately 60% of the families participated (110 out of 167 families) We collected $6921 so far for the teacher appreciation fund. A total of $5705 was distributed to all staff members for Chanukah gifts.We collected $6921 so far for the teacher appreciation fund. A total of $5705 was distributed to all staff members for Chanukah gifts. We will send out another email the 2nd week in March to give those who didnt give in Dec another opportunity to make a contribution. Our goal is to raise another $3079 to meet the budget of $10,000 We will continue to collect during the year Tax deductible receipt/letter will be send to all of the families that participated. This is also to confirm that we received their donation and that it went directly to this fund. Melanie, do you need some help with this?Melanie, do you need some help with this? Teachers Lounge Liz Weinberg/Karen Neuhaus Teachers Lounge Liz Weinberg/Karen Neuhaus Thanks Liz for the beautiful mugs! We need a process for refilling the coffee, tea, sugar, etc. Can someone volunteer to monitor this process consistently? How much has been spend out of the $1000 allocated for this project? PTO Meeting 1-20-2010
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  • Old Business Classroom Parents K. NeuhausClassroom Parents K. Neuhaus Some Parents are not being responsive to the requests placed to them We need to count on them to support the school and the teachers. They need to check their messages (via email, phone) consistently If they current parents are not the right ones, we need to get parents that will commit to a quick response to requests! Response to request is a must on a timely matter! E.g Art request for the ladies nightE.g Art request for the ladies night We need a 5 th Grade Classroom Parent Nursery Improvement ProjectNursery Improvement Project The nursery has spent $1492.17 of the total $2900 allocated to the program for teacher directed activities They may need help in deciding what they need. Sheri Goldstein will contact the teachers and help them identify what other items are needed for the nursery area. PTO Meeting 1-20-2010
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  • New Business PTO Meeting 1-20-2010
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  • New Business & Upcoming Events Purim Project Mishloac Manot Liz WeinbergPurim Project Mishloac Manot Liz Weinberg Parents will be needed to put together the baskets and distribute them to the classrooms Box Tops Fundraising Event Karen NeuhausBox Tops Fundraising Event Karen Neuhaus Pizza Party? Need to start the program soon! Spring Book Fair Meryl WidenskySpring Book Fair Meryl Widensky Need help? Cyber Bullying Course Monica MatlisCyber Bullying Course Monica Matlis Will be held the week of April 12 th, 2010 Will introduce all middle schools students to what it is, how it is done and the consequences of this even for students. Health/Sex Education CourseHealth/Sex Education Course Will be held for the 7 th & 8 th & grade students separate for boys and girls Will be taught by two pediatricias Auren Weinberg & Laura Branchsbagle The parents will be informed about the course ahead of time opt out option will be available Course will be offered in the spring Contact Ellen Hartenstein for more questions
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  • PTO Meeting 1-20-2010 New Business & Upcoming Events Nursery Program Sheri GoldsteinNursery Program Sheri Goldstein Sunday, March 7 th, 2009 Volunteer to help! Library Needs Meryl WidenskyLibrary Needs Meryl Widensky We may need a special scanner for books bring technology into the library! Book Club Karen GarrisonBook Club Karen Garrison New Program! We are trying to get more parents involved in reading and participating in school events Jessica sent out an email to the families. First club meeting? Ladies NightLadies Night Huge event this year. Jill Whelan will be the star of the show. Evening of fun, 80s Trivia, Food, some vendors (by invitiation) We are going to have an Art Silent Auction of art prepared by all of the grades in AHA (except 8 th ) We need help in putting it together Please volunteere! It will be fun! Save the Date: April 28 th, 2010
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  • PTO Meeting 1-20-2010 New Business & Upcoming Events AHA Annual DinnerAHA Annual Dinner School needs help with the dinner (e.g. sending out invitations, etc) The scholarship fund at AHA benefits directly from all of the add sales Take adds to everyone! Forms are available at the Main Office or with Jessica Strom Chesed Hours per Year for Middle School StudentsChesed Hours per Year for Middle School Students Have the middle school children help with activities in the school Can someone contact Rabbi O and Mrs. Hartenstein to start this program?
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  • PTO Meeting 1-20-2010 New Business Budget Update Budget Update Melanie MoldovskyBudget Update Melanie Moldovsky Projects are within budgetProjects are within budget The computer lab needs another $1500 to improve the computers thereThe computer lab needs another $1500 to improve the computers there Maybe by the May meeting we may be able to see how to the budget is at the time and a general vote will approve this.Maybe by the May meeting we may be able to see how to the budget is at the time and a general vote will approve this. We provided $1500 at the beginning of the school year for some improvements as allocated and voted on the 2009-2010 budgetWe provided $1500 at the beginning of the school year for some improvements as allocated and voted on the 2009-2010 budget Vote: We need to increase the Ladies Night budget from $1000 to $2000Vote: We need to increase the Ladies Night budget from $1000 to $2000 Vote: Survey the needs of the library (Mr. K) for easier checking/checkout of books and make a recommendation to add into the budgetVote: Survey the needs of the library (Mr. K) for easier checking/checkout of books and make a recommendation to add into the budget
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  • PTO Meeting 1-20-2010 New Business Board Meeting Update M. MatlisBoard Meeting Update M. Matlis
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  • PTO Meeting 1-20-2010 New Business How can we get more parents to come to the PTO Meetings? FoodFood Bring a friend..Bring a friend.. ?
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  • PTO Meeting 1-20-2010 Questions, Comments, Suggestions, Ideas?
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  • PTO Meeting 1-20-2010 Thank You!!! Next PTO meeting will be held on: Wednesday, March 17 th, 2010