December PTO Meeting Minutes December 6, 2010 Present: Nicole Jones, Pam Erickson, Nila Larson, Tarry Hall, Amy Russ Call to Order: 6:35pm Parent Report: No parent concerns at this time. Teacher Report: No teacher concerns at this time. Mr. Olbert will take Holiday pictures of each class. o Holiday cards will be sent home to each family. (for parents & guardians) Receipt for Veterans’ Day Cake was submitted. 4 volunteers for MAPS testing will receive a poinsettia as a thank you gift. Total expense to be approximately $40.00 Sweatshirts ordered = approximately 45. Treasurer’s Report was read by Amy Russ Pincipal’s Report: At the February PTO meeting all present will receive a presentation on PBIS and Southside’s initiative. o New “Cool Tools”, lessons taught in each classroom following the motto: Respectful, Safe, and Responsible will begin on March 1. Autumn Grooms is the new Communications Liaison for the school district. o She invites various media to come and see our schools Upcoming Events: Valentine’s Dance on February 11 from 6:30pm-8pm. o Cindy Brueggeman is on the refreshment committee and will organize volunteers for the dance. o Chex Mix and water will be provided o Cori Wisniewski will lead the dances. Classroom Valentine parties, February 14 Jump Rope for Heart, February 1, 3-4:30pm Book Fair from March 24-29 o Set up on March 23, books delivered March 21 &22, picked up March 30 or 31 Grandparents’ Day, March 25 Parent-Teacher Conferences, March 24 & 29 Third Friday of the month is Bully Awareness Day o Southside will be the focus school on December 17, 2010 Classroom Holiday parties, December 21, 2010 o Christmas Sing-along, 2-2:30 Early March – beginning planning for the Walk-a-thon. End of April – Culver’s Night o Would we like to do this again? Old Business: Conceptual plan for the fitness course has been endorsed by the PTO. o Here is a brief synopsis of the discussion regarding the Fitness Course: We will move forward with the project PTO has requested a plan to be presented in writing. Many people will be needed to work on this project. It is a four to five year plan Each apparatus will cost approximately $1000 We are looking to partner will area businesses, possibly Fort McCoy. We will work with the District on installation (codes to be met and followed) No grant money available as of right now. Looking for sponsors for equipment. All equipment will be handicap compliant. Looking to involve high school students Possibly use Walk-a-thon money to help raise funds for the Fitness Course. Incorporate the path into the Walk-a-thon The project needs School Board approval. The next meeting is Monday, February 7, 2011 at 6:30pm. No meeting in January Meeting adjourned at 7:15pm Please consider attending the next PTO meeting. Southside School is always looking for family and community involvement!!!!