Thursday, November 18, 2010

Teach Boosters Meeting Minutes
November 5, 2010

Attendees: Sunshine Cowgill, Nara Clark, Doris Kim, Paige Wright, Helen Sipsas, Erica Stewart, Jessica Napier, Sande R, Heather Palandoken, Altee Vigil, and Jocelyn Leonard.

Meeting called to order at 8:42 a.m. Minutes from the last meeting were approved with a possible addendum regarding matching funds for the Digital Media Lab. Sunshine has sent an e-mail to Mr. Crabb for clarification on the amount needed.

Financial Report: March 12 will be the Applebee’s fundraiser breakfast.
T-shirt sales were about $900. Great Lakes Scrip totals were not in. We went over the financials. Altee is going to e-mail the checking account balance to Sunshine. Sunshine suggested that at each meeting we see the statements of the checking and savings accounts, so that we know how to vote for projects. She also requested a profit and loss statements, so that we can see the year as a whole also.

There was some discussion about the request the school librarian has made for money to buy shelf markers for the school library. There were people in favor of the request and those who were unsure. We will come back to this issue.

Regarding Battle of the Books purchases for the classrooms: Jessica got estimates and took a vote. The vote was in favor of buying the books in paperback, and reinforcing them with tape. A bookplate will also be put into each book showing that is belongs to the Booster’s.

Principal’s Report: It will be a short week, with Veteran’s Day and the Teacher work day next week. Then, parent conferences and minimum days the following week, with Thanksgiving break the last week of November.

Mr. Block reminded us about the request for money for the online AR tests. Our part would be about $800 per year after the initial year. A grant has been written to help defray the costs for the first year. At this point, we went back to the request from the Librarian, and realized that we could not honor her request at this time, without being more sure of our budget, in light of the AR test costs. Doris moved not to honor the request, Jessica seconded it. We hope to be able to give her the money she has requested at a later date.

Committee Reports: GL Scipt: $795.27 made to date. Each family will be getting an envelope and a script order forms. You can also keep your gift cards, and just re-load them with more money. Check with Paige if you are interested in doing this.

There will be a table at the Chili Cookoff for GL Script and E-script. There will also be another order run in December of January to buy Teach T-shirts or sweatshirts.

New Business: The mascots for the Battle of the Books battle were damaged by mice. Jessica has offered to donate several Beanie Babies to use as the mascots.

Book Fair: Help is still needed to take shifts during the fair.

The Variety Show is in need of a Director. It is February 24. Altee has offered to do this is there are no other takers, but she would need help. She cannot do it alone, as she will busy with her Treasurer duties at that time. Anyone interested in helping, please contact Sunshine or Altee.

We discussed other ideas for fundraisers. The consensus is that we would like to keep sales to a minimum, and perhaps have the kids do some work to raise money for their school/trips.

The school directory will be out soon.

The Dinner/Auction discussion will be put on hold as Beth and Cindy were not able to make the meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 10:05 a.m.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Book Fair This Week

Reading Saves the Day!

Visit our book fair in the library all this week from 12:00 - 4:00.  We'll be open late on Wednesday, until 6:00.  This is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done, with affordable reading and gift options for kids.  And a share of the profits go to our school!  This is also a nice opportunity to purchase gifts from your teacher's wish list for your child's class.  Stop on in and see what our Book Fair has to offer!