Friday, February 5, 2010

CandyGrams and Booster Club Officers

CandyGrams are perfect to send wishes to your friends on campus!  Support Teach Elementary School by purchasing CandyGrams for only 50 cents during the lunch hour on campus Tuesday through Thursday of next week.  CandyGrams may be sent to any teacher, staff member or 4th-6th grade student at Teach or Bishop's Peak Elementary.  CandyGrams may also be sent to K-3rd graders as valentines if they are sent to an entire class (each member of the class should receive one).  I for one will be purchasing candygrams for my first-grader's class so I don't have to go and buy Valentines!

Your Booster Club needs YOU!  Please consider running for office in our Booster Club.  Nomination and elections of officers for our booster club will take place at the March Booster Club meeting, March 5 at 8:30 a.m.  Our entire staff of officers will be leaving at the end of this year, as their 6th graders graduate and go on to middle school.  It's up to 4th and 5th grade parents to step up and fill these places.  We'll be nominating and electing a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  If you would like to help your school in this very important way, please be present to nominate yourself.  It's not as big a time commitment as you might think!  A job description of the offices is available, just contact us and we'll email you a copy.

Arbor Day Art and Poetry Contest

San Luis Obispo is celebrating 27 years of being a Tree City, USA as well as our 27th Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, May 1.  The city is sponsoring an elementary school contest of artwork and poems.  The purpose of the contest is to focus attention on the value of trees to our environment in general and to our lives in particular.

The contest rules are simple:  the subject of all work is to be trees.  Possible inclusion of the slogan, "We Love SLO Trees" might be considered.  For artwork, pencil, pen, chalk, charcoal, watercolor or other illustration (but no photographs, collages or non-original graphic arts).  Size:  8.5x11 to 18x24".  For poems, 100 word maximum length submitted on 8.5x11" paper.  All entries must be submitted by the end of school Friday, March 19.

March-a-Thon Update

Planning is underway for our quickly approaching March-a-thon, scheduled for Friday, March 19th!  Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17th at 2:30.  We'll meet at the lunch tables outside the multi-purpose room (inside the Multi if it's raining), and snack will be provided for the kids!  Please come and lend a hand, or contact Cheryl Clark (234-2025 / if you'd like to volunteer the day of the event.

Teach Boosters Meeting Minutes February 5, 2010

Teach Booster Meeting
February 5, 2010

Attendance: Jen Flachman, Taffy Gonzalez, Sunshine Cowgill, Kathryn Rogers, Heather Palandoken, Bonnie Achugbue, Laura Finz, Mr. Block, Ahmad Amir, Cheryl Clark, and Jocelyn Leonard.

Meeting called to order at 8:35 a.m. Ahmad approved last months minutes, Laura seconded the motion.

Jen Flachman will remind parents of the availability of the Blog. There is lot of information posted there, along with the meeting minutes.

Financial Report:

We are doing well financially. We have had three scholarship requests. Notices have been sent to parents with outstanding debts. This has been effective in getting a response. We need to get ready to do another fundraiser.

The Boosters Club will send a donation of $100 to Mrs. Pudlo for her retirement. A card will go around for the kids to sign, to go with it.

Mr. Crabb's class raised $250 for Haiti.

Principal's Report:

There was a nice orientation held to welcome Mrs. Jones. She is the new 6th grade teacher.

Science Fair is Feb. 24.

Open House is March 10th--the Student Council will speak at the Open House.

Open Enrollment--Feb. 23-March 23.

Distinguished School status: Mr. Block met with a lady from the committee already. In early March, there will be an onsite visit by the committee. The school is stressing what makes us unique--Trips, projects, electives, high parent involvement, high test scores, etc. We are the only school nominated and eligible in San Luis Obispo County.

Teacher's Report:

Mr. Crabb will be letting parents know about an upcoming Saturday event--The Special Olympics. It will be an opportunity for our school to come together to help do something wonderful for our community. More details to follow.

Committee Reports:

Scip e-mail will be sent out soon. For more information contact Paige Wright. We made $220 profit last round. We will try to get a copy of the Script form to download to the Blog, and then send out a blast.

Box Tops--March 1 deadline. Jill Chan is the coordinator if you have any questions. There was a suggestion that maybe the kids could help get the box tops ready to be sent in at lunchtime.

Election of Booster officers--to be done in March.

Suggestions on how to raise money to replace Mr. Crabb's stolen camera: penny wars, collection from the parents, March Pizza Night proceeds, Booster money, etc. There will be a collection envelope in Ms. Kelly's room.

The 6th grade play this year will be The Wizard of Oz. Erik Austen is the director. We have 100% involovement by all the kids. Play date: April 29.

Meeting adjourned at 9:25 a.m. Cal Poly Agribusiness Program came in to make a presentation at this time.