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Previous Meeting Minutes

PTO / Community Council Minutes

March 18, 2021

Members Attending: Kyla Topham, Stephanie Bonner, Edyth Lang, Norma Gubler, Jodi Lewis, and Chris Snodgress

  1. Amazon Smile: To date, Amazon Smile has earned the school about $13.  It is paid quarterly.  The school uses smile for all of its purchases.  If you have any questions, how to use Amazon Smile talk to Kyla or look at the directions on BLOOMZ.
  2. Summer Book Fundraiser: We need a letter to be available to mail to grandparents and friends asking for donations to purchase books for the summer.  We will use BLOOMZ and text parents.  Other ideas to raise funds were: Lemonade Stand, Donor’s Choose, and sponsorships.  Venmo and checks mailed to Springdale PTO in care of the School will be used to collect donations.
  3. Field Day: Monday, May 24th was selected as our READING CELEBRATION and FIELD DAY.  It is the last full day of school. The PTO help is willing to help in any way.  The teachers still need to decide on a theme that activities will be built around.  “Watermelons” was suggested.  The PTO will organize lunch from The Pizza Noodle.
  4. School Science Fair: April 23rd
  • The District Science Fair will be held May 4th School grade level winners will send in videos/PowerPoints to the committee.
  • Teachers are waiting for the software that needs to be used and will teach students how to use the format.
  1. Garden: Mr. Eberhard has been working hard planting seeds and getting the equipment working (water & heater). He has found some additional help.  Students have planted something for Mother’s Day and the End of Year flowers and vegetables.
  2. Music Programs:
    1. End of Year Program has been set for May 20th at the Community Center. However, large gatherings are still not allowed.  Considered hold the program outside.  Talked of different venues.   No matter what, a program will be taped to display on BLOOMZ
    2. There has to be a Graduation of some kind for 5th This could also take place at the Community Center on the 20th for only Fifth grade students and their families.
    3. Arbor Day Talent Show will take place April 30th. Depending on COVID it will be live for students to watch and videoed to put on BLOOMZ for parents and grandparents.
  1. School Land Trust Plan for 2021-22: It was decided to use the funding from SLT to fund Lana Johnson’s AmeriCorps position for a third year.  Any extra funding will be used for Science materials. I motion was by Edy and seconded by Kyla.  The vote was unanimous.  We need the rest of the committee read the motion and respond by email ASAP.  The SLT Plan is due next week.
  2. Motion to Dismiss: Norma made a motion to dismiss this meeting and Stephanie seconded the motion.

Next Meeting: April 8th  

 

 

PTO / Community Council Minutes

February 11, 2021

Members Attending: Kyla Topham, Stephanie Bonner, Lizz Totten, Edyth Lang, Norma Gubler, Jodi Lewis, and Chris Snodgress

  1. Spring Book Give Away: It was decided to focus on buying books to give to students at the end of the year to encourage reading during the summer. The Rotary Club will be contacted to see if they would again match funds raised.  It was also suggested that students write letters to grandparents asking for donations to buy summer reading books.  *All money must be sent directly to the PTO through Venmo or cash given directly to PTO board members.
  1. Springdale Classroom Grants: Nearly $3,000 was used for PE, music, and science materials.  We want to thank the PTO for paying for the shipping costs.
  2. Student Art Reflection for this Year: Chris will check with Barbara Ellard for ideas for this spring.
  3. Science Fair:
  • Because of COVID, the District Science Fair will be held virtually. School grade level winners are to send in videos/PowerPoints to the committee.
  • It was decided at our meeting today, that each teacher will focus on completing a class science project that will emphasize the scientific process and the science terms. Each student will participate in creating a class presentation that will be available on BLOOMZ.
  • Students can create a PowerPoint and/or film their project at home and then submit it electronically back to their teacher for judging by April 23rd. For more information they can contact their classroom teacher.
  1. Pennies for Patients: The school will not be holding a Penny War this year to the disappointment of many students who have been saving their pennies.  HOWEVER, donations will be collected until February 19th.  The goal is to raise $560 to match what was raised last year.
  2. Garden: Mr. Eberhard is looking for a replacement to take his place. He is willing to train that person for the next year.  Any suggestions?
  3. Music Programs:
    1. End of Year Program has been set for May 20th at the Community Center if large gatherings are allowed.
    2. Arbor Day Talent Show will take place April 30th. Depending on COVID it will be live or video taped.
  1. School Land Trust Plan for 2021-22: It was decided to use the funding from SLT to fund Lana Johnson’s AmeriCorps position for a third year.  Any extra funding will be used for Science materials.
  2. Motion to Dismiss: Edy made a motion to dismiss this meeting and Kyla seconded the motion.

Next Meeting: March 4th  

 

 

PTO / Community Council Minutes

January 14, 2021

Members Attending: Kyla Topham, Stephanie Bonner, Edyth Lang, Norma Gubler, Jodi Lewis, and Chris Snodgress

  1. Christmas Reflection:
    1. The visit from Santa was very successful and personal. He requested masks and social distancing, but how the ottoman was positioned, the pictures were wonderful.  The Santa would love to come back to our school next year. 
    2. The gifts from the Reading Buddies and the PTO were appreciated. The children wondered how they got exactly what they wanted.  They forgot that they had filled out an interest survey that was used to help select books for each student. 
    3. Students wrote thank you notes to Santa, the PTO and the Reading Buddies.
  2. Kite Festival: Started on January 11th. Calendars sent home yesterday.  Will be held Saturday, April 17th at Dixie State Encampment Mall.  Class, student, and school REWARDS.
  3. PBS Reading Marathon: Will be held again after the Kite FestivalStarting May April 19th for 30 straight days.  Teachers will be thinking what we can do to top our last celebration.  That will be hard to do.
  4. Field Day: Will be held May 24th
  5. Arbor Day Poster Contest: Has been canceled this year.
  6. Garden: Mr. Eberhard is looking for a replacement to take his place. He is willing to train that person for the next year.  Any suggestions?
  7. Music Programs:
    1. Christmas Program Video was well received. It was the first-time students got to watch their own program.  It was also shared with many grandparents.  It was suggested to always film the program even during a live performance. 
    2. End of Year Program has been set for May 20th at the Community Center if large gatherings are allowed.
    3. Arbor Day Talent Show will take place April 30th. Depending on COVID it will be live or video taped.
  8. Friday Art:
    1. Student Art display for the Spring will begin the 1st of March with Barbara Ellard
    2. Friday Art Lessons will continue to study famous artists and class projects that cover the CORE.
    3. It was discussed what to do with last year’s art project. The quilt is too large to hang at our school.  The two options are to cut it in half and hang or cut into individual art and shrink wrap to send home.
  9. Valentines Day: Because of the concern of sharing paper materials from home, it was decided to make and deliver valentines at school.
  10. School Land Trust Plan for 2021-22: It was decided to use the funding from SLT to fund Lana Johnson’s AmeriCorps position for a third year.  Any extra funding will be used for Science materials.
  11. PTO on BLOOMZ Update:
    1. Chris will send out an invitation for parents to join the PTO group by next Wednesday. Jodi volunteered to manually enter the other parents who do not respond.
  12. Other:
    1. Maturation Program: Will be held virtually.
    2. Registration for 6th Grade: Will get materials out to parents as soon as we get them.
    3. Science Fair: Need to start thinking how we would do it if we cannot meet in large groups.
    4. Yearbook: Jodi is already working on the yearbook.  She asked if Rally Stop is planning on another donation to have it printed.
  1. Motion to Dismiss: Edy made a motion to dismiss this meeting and Kyla seconded the motion.

 

 

Next Meeting: February 11th  

PTO / Community Council Minutes

November 5, 2020

Members Attending: Kyla Topham, Stephanie Bonner, Dave Tate, Jacob & Shantell Andersen, Lizz Totten, Julia Del Villar, Edyth Lang, Norma Gubler, Jodi Lewis, and Chris Snodgress

Welcome new PTO / Community Council Members

Review Minutes & Motion to Approve: Edyth made a motion to approve the minutes of our last meeting and Kyla seconded the motion.

  • Halloween Fundraiser RECAP
    1. About $470 was raised. Kyla and Stephanie donated quite a bit to purchase prizes. Local businesses donated candy.
    2. It went smoothly enough that the PTO would like to do it again in the Spring. No one order Gluten Free pizza.  Students loved the gift bags.
    3. Next time paper order forms and envelops will be sent out sooner. It was also suggested that next time a reminder be sent out to remind parents where they wanted to pick up their pizzas.
    4. It was also suggested that a money donation could be checked if not ordering a pizza.
    5. Teachers appreciated a year to be home with their families.
    6. There was a question why Pizza Noodle was not approached. It was noted that they help throughout the year with several projects.  We thought they would like a rest.  PTO is making every effort to reach out to all businesses in the area.
  • Christmas Celebration & Music Program
  1. Ideas were shared about possible Gift Bags. Nancy, a community member, would like to make book donations for each student to be included with the gift bag. Teachers will gather student book wish lists.
  2. A professional Santa has been found to deliver gift bags at school during the day. Still waiting for a date.  It would be nice if it could by Friday the 18th at the end of the day. It was suggested that Santa spend 15 – 20 minutes in each class reading a book or some other form of interaction.  PTO will provide hot chocolate and a cookie. 
  3. Chris will ask Rob Schmidt to work with Dave Tate about recording each class’s performance to be put onto BLOOMZ.
  • Winter Book Drive
  1. Kyla applied for a Walmart Grant. Still waiting to hear.
  2. Kyla also signed the PTO up for Amazon Smile as a way to raise additional funds. The account name is SpringdaleElementaryPTO.  A message will be sent out through BLOOMZ.
  3. There are 7,235 points from Scholastic that can be used towards new books for this year.
  4. Springdale Police Dept used most of their funds for masks and water bottles for the students. The Rotary will be asked again for cash donations to purchase new books selected by the students.
  5. Lizz reported that $1,103 were raised last year for the book drive and $1,039 was spent.
  • PTO on BLOOMZ Update:
    1. Chris will send out an invitation for parents to join the PTO group. Jodi volunteered to manually enter the other parents who do not respond.
  • PBS Reading Marathon: Chris applied for another $500 grant to motivate students to read nightly for 30 days.  The marathon will start Oct. 20th and end Nov. 20th.  The school is planning A Pause to Party day.  Everything we do will start with the letter P.  
  • Spring Art Project: Barbara Ellard has a couple of community volunteers that will be doing art activities beginning after December.
  • Motion to Dismiss: Norma made a motion to dismiss this meeting and Stephanie seconded the motion.

Next Meeting: December 10th  

 

PTO / Community Council Minutes

October 8, 2020

Members Attending: Kyla Topham, Stephanie Bonner, Edyth Lang, Norma Gubler, Jodi Lewis, and Chris Snodgress,.

Review Minutes & Motion to Approve: Stephanie made a motion to approve the minutes of our last meeting. Edy seconded the motion.

  • School Land Trust Plan: Council Membership Form and Principal Assurance are due 20th.

There is a need for more parents to become involved with the PTO.  Chris will contact Victoria & David Tate, Justin and Mindy Clayton, Jazmin Mendez, Thelma Campbell, and Shantell & Jacob Anderson and anyone else that might be interested in being a member of the PTO/Community Council.

  • Halloween Fundraiser
  1. This will not be a huge fundraiser. The goal of the PTO is to do something to make this Halloween fun in place of the Carnival.  Papa Murphy is willing to make cheese, peperoni, and glutin-free pizzas donating $3 back to the PTO.  It was suggested to show the students the Halloween Bags in hopes to tell their parents what is available for $5.  About $2.50 will be raised per bag.  Candy donations from local businesses will be added to the Halloween bags.  Jodi volunteered to make THANK-YOU cards to attach to the bags.
  2. Flyer will be made for students to take home. Orders will be put onto BLOOMZ and paper orders will be sent home.  Need to be turned in by the 16th.
  3. Volunteers needed to help deliver pizza on the 30th. Chris volunteered Angie Farr to pick up and deliver pizzas at the bus stop to an adult.
  4. PTO has an email address <pto.springdale.elementary@gmail.com>. They need to get a Venmo address next.
  • Christmas Program
  1. Ideas were shared about possible Gift Bags.
  2. A Santa has been found to deliver gift bags at school during the day.
  3. Chris will ask Rob Schmidt to record each class’s performance.
  • Winter Book Drive
  1. Kyla will apply for a Walmart Grant
  2. Kyla is also looking into Amazon Smile as a way to raise additional funds. Jodi will check to see if the school’s Business Amazon Account can use SMILE.
  3. There are _______ points from Scholastic that can be used towards new books for this year.
  4. Will contact Jen Thompson (Springdale Police Dept) and the Rotary for cash donations to purchase new books selected by the students.
  • Art Exhibit and Student Reception: Student Art will be displayed at the Community Center on Oct 1st . Because of COVID restrictions, it was suggested that photos of each student will be taken with their art piece and put on BLOOMZ.  Teachers will arrange for a day to walk to the Community Center.
  • PTO on BLOOMZ Update:
    1. Chris will send out an invitation for parents to join the PTO group. Jodi volunteered to manually enter the other parents who do not respond.
  • Safety Week: Due to COVID, the safety activities will be canceled this year.  However, the Springdale Police Department will visit each classroom to deliver lunch, water bottles, and new masks for each student.
  • PBS Reading Marathon: Chris applied for another $500 grant to motivate students to read nightly for 30 days.  The marathon will start Oct. 20th and end Nov. 20th.  The school is planning a Cultural Celebration in Zion National Park on Nov. 24thMoney will be used for food, crafts, and presenters. 
  • Motion to Dismiss: Chris made a motion to dismiss this meeting. Jodi seconded the motion.

Next Meeting: Nov 5th Due to SEPs the second week of November

 

 

 

PTO / Community Council Minutes

September 10, 2020

Members Attending: Kyla Topham, Stephanie Bonner, Edyth Lang, Norma Gubler, and Chris Snodgress,.

Review Minutes & Motion to Approve: Kyla made a motion to approve the minutes of our last meeting. Norma seconded the motion.

  • Art Exhibit and Student Reception:
    1. Student Art will be displayed at the Community Center on Oct 1st . Because of COVID restrictions, it was suggested that we video each student with their art piece and put it on BLOOMZ.
    2. Barbara Ellard and two friends have volunteered to share their art talents by designing art projects for students to create beginning in January.
    3. Teachers will teach the art core through art projects and focus on the life of great artists through November. Student art will also be displayed in the spring at the Community Center.  We need to set specific dates now.
  • Building Improvements:
    1. Due to the increase of costs in construction, the new lunchroom has been delayed to next summer.
    2. The new entry to the school and remodeling of Miss Jodi’s desk will be completed soon.
    3. A touchless drinking fountain has been ordered and should be installed soon.
    4. Thanks to the PTO, we have a handwashing unit outside to help speed up handwashing before and after recess/PE.
  • ART AUCTION:
    1. Due to COVID restrictions, the Art Auction will be delayed till this spring.
    2. This will allow extra time to think of a project that students could sell at this fundraiser. Funds are used to purchase art materials and half of our BTS Music teacher, Lyndi Butler.  She is teaching music theory and preparing for our Christmas Program.
  • PTO Fundraisers:
    1. It is estimated that about $2,000 was earned over the summer from the sale of snow cones.  Kyla Topham worked hard in the organization of this project.  Thank you.
    2. Due to COVID restrictions, the Halloween Carnival has also been canceled. However, Kyla suggested selling “Halloween in a BOX!” Ideas brainstormed included game ideas, prizes, and a pizza dinner.  Parents can order a PARTY for four for about $20.  Multiple boxes could be ordered for larger families.  More information to follow.
  • School Land Trust Plan: Council Membership Form and Principal Assurance are due 20th.

There is a need for more parents to become involved with the PTO.  Please consider helping. 

  • PTO on BLOOMZ: PTO will be added as a group on BLOOMZ. Watch for announcements directly from them.  Until then, Chris will post the minutes of each meeting.
  • Motion to Dismiss: Edy made a motion to dismiss this meeting. Stephanie seconded the motion.

Next Meeting: Oct 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

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