Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Teach Boosters Meeting Minutes - May 6, 2011

Teach Boosters Club Minutes
May 6, 2011

Attendees: Sunshine Cowgill, Taffy Gonzalez, Paige Wright, Tammy Haas, Dan Block, Erica Stewart, Altee Vigil, and Jocelyn Leonard.

Meeting called to order at 12:59 p.m.

Principal’s Report: There will be STAR testing next week. Teacher Appreciation Week is this week. Sarah Atwell has done a wonderful job coordinating all of the activities for the teachers this week. Teach is growing. Everyone who applied for next year has been accepted. Next year it looks like we will have two 4th grade classrooms, one 5th, one 5th/6th, and one 6th.

Succession Planning: Erica nominated Altee for treasurer. Taffy seconds the nomination. Tammy agreed to take care of Genevieve’s again for next year. We will talk more about this fundraiser at our June meeting. Taffy nominated Sunshine for president. Tammy seconded the nomination. We will have elections next month (June). Erica suggested sending an e-mail to the class representatives to see if anyone knows of someone to nominate for the Executive Board. Taffy said she would consider being a co-vice president with someone else for next year.
Tammy suggested inviting the new 4th grade parents (those with kids going into 4th next year) to the next Boosters meeting. Sunshine would like ideas sent to her regarding how to communicate with parents.

Paige and Altee will co-chair the Ice Cream Social event for this next school year. They will get the supplies from Smart and Final. Sunshine will send the letter out inviting the students to the ice cream social.

Genevieve Fundraiser: There was a vote as to whether or not to continue with the Genevieve fundraiser in the next school year. Four out of six voted to keep it as a fundraiser. Paige will research if there are any “Made in America” catalogs out there with products to sell. After some discussion, Paige moved that we shelve the Genevieve question until the next meeting. Erica seconded the motion. All were in favor. Tammy will contact Julie from Genevieve to ask her to come to our meeting in June to show us what Genevieve has to offer.

Derby Days: Derby Days will be tomorrow night at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Due to the amount of money that had to be pulled out for the cash drawer for the event, Altee has asked the bank for a key to put the money back into the night drop after the event. She does not want to have to carry the money around after the event. She would like to take the money right from the event to the bank. The key for the night drop costs $5, with an agreement to pay $27 for the year. Taffy moved that up to $50 be available to Altee for banking purposes for this event. Paige seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Paige moved to approve the meeting minutes from April. Erica seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Meeting adjourned at 1:47 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Derby Days!

What a great time we all had last Saturday night at Derby Days!  We had a delicious meal followed by a dessert auction (yum!), a live auction, and a horserace.  We also had a silent auction going on the whole time, with some really great finds to bid on.  Sadly, we didn't have enough time in the end to run more than one horserace, but it turned out really well, and the horses were magnificent!

Photo Finish: Ebisu in the lead, followed by Wild Spirit and Not so SLO, tied for second place.  Trailing are Swirly Stallion, Tiger Pride and Views of the Meadow.
Ziyad Naccasha was the lucky owner of the winning horse, Ebisu, created by graphic designer Taylor Chase of Roku Roku Design in Atascadero.

Ziyad Naccasha poses with winning horse Ebisu.
Taffy Gonzalez won the Hat Parade with this wispy topper.
Special thanks to our Program Sponsor, Coast Hills Federal Credit Union and our auction committee:  Erica Stewart, Taffy Gonzalez, Altee Vigil, Patrice Vogel, Paige Peake Wright, Tammy Haas, Jessica Napier, Sunshine Cowgill, Heidi Sandoval, Mary Franzmann, Shay Stewart, Matt Wormley, Sandy Robinett, and Doris Kim.  Thanks also go to Patrice and David Vogel of Central Coast Family News, Suzanne Mulay of Mule Design and Images, Janet Crabb, Mimi Phene-McKeller of Central Coast Gymnastics, Eric Mulay of Crystal Springs Water (our gold donor and underwriter), and Bill Mortimer of the San Luis Obispo Country Club.  And of course, thanks to all our auction donors and YOU!

Just by participating, all those parents who showed up supported our school, our Booster Club and our students.  Your donations, contributions, tickets, enthusiasm and presence all support our endeavors to enrich our children's school experience and make Charles E. Teach Elementary a unique, quality educational program.

Click Here to see more info and photos.  More will be posted soon, so check back!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Derby Days Dinner & Auction

Derby Days
Dinner and Auction

May 7, 2011  ::  5:30-9:30 p.m.
San Luis Obispo Country Club
255 Country Club Dr., San Luis Obispo
Hat Parade  ::  Dicey Horse Racing

Please call (805) 543-2717 or email teachboosterclub@gmail.com for information.  Online tickets are no longer available.

Don't miss this annual fundraiser featuring gourmet dining and bar--Kentucky style, silent and live auctions, a traditional Kentucky Derby Hat Parade and Dicey Horse Racing!

All proceeds benefit Charles E. Teach Elementary School.

Kids Night Out at Central Coast Gymnastics is also available.  Reserve space for your children aged 4 and up when you purchase dinner tickets.  Tickets to KNO may also be purchased separately (you do not have to attend the auction to attend KNO.)  Kids Night Out is $25 for the first child and $15 for each sibling.  An energetic gymnastics program will be provided, along with a pizza dinner and a movie cool-down at the end of the evening.  This is a hugely popular event at CCG, so reserve your space early!  Tickets will be on sale while space is available, until May 2.

Please contact Erica Stewart for more information.

To find out if tickets are still available, please call (805) 543-2717.

Please note that all sales are final. Tickets are transferrable, but not refundable.