LHS Parent Council Meeting
October 6, 2008 6:30pm in Art Gallery
Officers present: Stuart Kivett, Karla Callaghan
1. Administration, athletics and activities comments
2. Celebration event summary and critique
3. Begin planning for next year’s celebration-possible date change?
4. Gather volunteer contact information for school needs-tutoring, career center, etc.
5. Gather ideas for a winter/spring fundraiser
6. Other topics
Activities (Chelsea Chase, Leadership student)
Friday, Oct 24: Homecoming Parade/Food booths-tailgater party/Football game
Parade (theme: Rockin’ the 80s) begins 5:30pm and goes through the Rock Creek
Tailgate party at the same time on the back patio (east end of stadium seating)
Football game against Parkrose begins 7:30
Food booth space available for tailgate party - need to submit booth request and fund raiser form
to Nicole Thompson by Oct 9
No need for individual food handling license, covered by a group license for the event
Known food booths: pizza, Costa Vida Mexican food, pie & ice cream, hamburger/hot dogs
Saturday, Oct 25: Dance, tickets go on sale Oct 13
WANTED: Parent chaperones for the dance on Oct 25. If able to help contact Nicole Thompson.
Athletics (Mr. O’Mara)
Girls soccer undefeated
Girls volleyball currently in 2nd
Boys soccer currently in 4th
Cross-country - doing well
Freshman Football - doing well
School Pep assembly for games the same night will be held Tuesday, Oct 14
Come support our girl’s teams: volleyball 6:45pm, soccer 7pm
Academics (Mr. O’Mara)
No compiled data yet for mid-term.
PSAT testing next week on Wed, Oct 15
no fee; mandatory for Sophomores and available to Juniors (95% have signed up) - 700 kids
taking the test
Test will be held in morning
30 min advisory then send Freshman and Seniors off to class
2-hr first period class (length of the test, no passing bells to disrupt the kids) - so those taking the
test only miss one class
Parent conferences coming Oct 16 Thur 5:30-8:30pm and Oct 17 Fri 9-11a - will
remind parents on the grade reports that come out
Questions from parents:
Any new math options for next year? Possibly add class to help students falling between Algebra
1 & 2. Trying to get consistency for all 4 high schools math offerings.
Can leadership be a focus program? School allows creation of individual focus program for a
student - so its possible to choose leadership in this way and do a senior project on it.
Who is on our site council? See school website which is now up.
Back to the School Celebration
Summary of the event
Around 100 attendees
Attendees enjoyed themselves, the food, and the music so we believe it was a successful
community event - just need to raise awareness and attendance
All enjoyed Mr. G’s leadership students doing a dance number on the field
Band appreciated having the covered stage area
One food vendor (Red Brick Pizza) was a no show even though they paid our fee, leaving 3
vendors - there were not enough attendees to support the 3 vendors
Vendors had a high permit cost in addition to our $50 fee, it’s doubtful that they broke even
Softball - felt too much competition with the other vendors, they were expecting to feed more
people and purchased too much food. We did not collect $50 vendor participation fee from them
since we don’t want to hurt our clubs.
Parent council’s had a net profit of $134.84 (ticket sales=$175; concessions=$151.50; vendor
How to improve next year’s event
Change the name to just “Liberty Community Celebration”, the back-to-school part confused
people thinking it was a back-to-school night to meet the teachers which they had done already;
another suggestion “Falcon Fanfest”
Outside food vendors was not a draw, so just use school clubs next time and get a group food
handling permit for the event like leadership does for its Homecoming food booths
Website and LTV are needed to get the word out in school, Donna Tsai has ideas on how to
improve advertising next time
Probably can increase participation if hold event prior to a football game, the first home game
after school begins
Have band & food begin 5:30 and food vendors can continue selling through out the evening
Gate sales go to district - so need other ways for parent council to raise money if we want this as
Could include school spirit sales - beads, clothes, hats
Face painting and other fun activities could be done as well
Don’t put celebration flyer on back of other correspondence
Parent council meeting notice included in student packets needs to be less text/explanation, just
a bold letter of notice
Gather volunteer info
Wait until end of year to collect names of volunteers interested in helping with start-of-school rush
to help staff get books distributed more quickly and assist with directing people in the career
Ideas for Winter/Spring fundraiser
Movie Night - Hold the movie at an elementary school where you are more likely to get a crowd of movie-
goers for the types of movies we’d want to show (G, PG) - our parent club would run concessions and
share some portion of profits with host school. Possibly a new school like Quantama…
Sister City Association of Hillsboro is looking for participants in its 2009 exchange program with
Fukuroi, Japan. Host student in March and send your student to live with a family in Japan in July.
Next opportunity is not until 2011. If interested, see website: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lowe’s offers a school improvement grant opportunity, must file by Oct. 17
Next meeting is November 3rd.