Friday, December 21, 2012

Central Coast Family sponsors CCG Kids Night Out!

Join your Booster Club for another fun-filled night of gymnastics, games, movies and the famous PIT!!  Sponsored by Central Coast Family!


 Saturday, February 2
6:30-10:30 p.m.

That's 4 fantastic hours of fun!

  • High-flying gymnastics
  • Trampoline
  • Games
  • The PIT
  • Pizza Dinner & Snacks
  • Members & Nonmembers, Teach Students and Guests
  • Open to kids age 3 (potty trained) and up!
Bring a friend!!

All proceeds benefit Teach Elementary School.

Pre-Registration is required.  Purchase Tickets HERE by Jan 30 or call (805) 234-4143.

Child's Name & Age

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Teach Boosters Meeting Minutes November 2012

November 9, 2012

Attendance: Randi Barros, Riana Baxter, Chantal Blanchard, Dan Block, Idona Cabrinha, Erin Clausen, Penni Daughtery (sp?), Dondi Hubley, Denise Jenkins, Summer Kabaker, Doris Kim, Grace Kim, Cheri Love, Suzanne Mulay, Mukta Naran, Marie Neumann, Robin O'Leary, Kate Poeschl, Carie Stanton, Paige Wright,

The meeting was called to order at 8:33 a.m.

I. Welcome

Idona Cabrinha welcomed the group and thanked those who helped with the recent Chili Cookoff. She also thanked those who brought fresh chili/lunch to the teacher workday. At that point, Idona stated that she was going to keep today's Booster meeting moving along so that it would be held to one hour.

II. Reading and Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes from October's meeting were distributed and everyone present had a few minutes to review them. Paige Wright motioned to approve them, Suzanne Mulay seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

III. Treasurer's Report

Marie Neumann reported that the Boosters organization is doing well in terms of getting receivables in and processed.

The Chili Cookoff brought in $150.51 and the Teaberry fundraiser raised $55.60. Idona mentioned that the Boosters are a little concerned about 5th grade trip expenses versus family payments and said that the payments are a little slow coming in. Marie said that she will send monthly invoices to remind people. There was some discussion regarding the wording of the invoices and whether current wording is confusing; there was also discussion of whether final versions got to everyone.

Marie reiterated that she and the other Boosters officers are creating budget records for next year so that the next board doesn't need to start from scratch, without supporting info and documentation.

IV. Principal's Report

Mr. Block discussed recent developments at Yosemite -- specifically actions taken to deal with the hantavirus, which has been spread in certain areas of the park by mice and rats. He described how the tent cabins used last year have been closed down because of this issue, and he said that they are working on new options (eg, splitting the trip into two nights camping elsewhere and two nights in a nearby hotel). He said that trip organizers have talked to alternative camps but that they hope there will be a workable solution for Yosemite. Further, he said that since this is an all-day activity type of trip, it is possible to pretty much replicate the experience even if the kids need to stay in a hotel instead of a campsite.

Mr. Block then thanked Chantal Blanchard for a successful Book Fair, and he mentioned the Applebee's fundraiser coming up. He also talked about the Variety Show scheduled for the end of January and said that these types of events are an important part of creating a great school environment.

On the topic of the Variety Show, he said that he's looking for parents to help with organizing the event. There was some discussion about the show, and Mr. Block said that Teach does its own show for time/length reasons (ie, let everyone who wants to participate do so, but don't have it run too long). There is a daytime and a nighttime show. One parent brought up the idea of allowing non-traditional talents such as a stop-motion animation film presentation, and some people noted that this is a good idea for less outgoing kids. Mr. Block said that another way to get lots of kids involved is for one parent to create a large group dance.

V. Old Business

A. Fundraising

1. Paige reiterated that Scrip is an extremely useful tool for fundraising. She said to call her if anyone wants to walk through the sign-up/use process with her. She also stressed that Boosters need to do personal outreach to help get people signed up. Idona stressed that this is a legitimate program and that we're only asking people to buy what they may already need. She further suggested that it would be great if we had one "Scrip expert" per classroom. Paige wrapped up by saying that the upcoming important dates are 12/7/12 order deadline for 12/13/12 delivery and 12/14/12 order deadline for 12/20/12 delivery.

2. Genevieves is wrapped up.

At this point, Mr. Block mentioned that there will be a Blue Ribbon ceremony in Washington D.C. next week, and that he will be going on behalf of Teach. The teachers had a drawing to see which one would accompany him, and Mrs. Kelly won. Mrs. Jones offered to pay her own way, so she will be going as well.

3. There was no further Chili Cookoff update, as Lori Shields was not in attendance.

4. Teaberry: This was an easy fundraiser that raised $55.60 for the Boosters.

5. Book Fair: This is the final day of the Book Fair. Sales appear to be up over last year, and it is estimated that there will be about $1,625 in profit when everything is wrapped up. Chantal Blanchard mentioned that $250 in cash can be turned into $500 in Scholastic credit, and she suggested that the Boosters give that amount to the school librarian for purchases at her discretion. That would mean that the profit estimate would be amended to $1,375. Marie Neumann motioned to approve this and Suzanne Mulay seconded the motion; the motion was approved. Chantal also noted that the drawing for the donated Nook e-reader is scheduled for noon today.

B. Bylaws update: Mr. Block said that the group working on this is trying to determine if we're amending or redrafting the bylaws. If anyone else is interested in participating in this effort, please let Idona know.

C. Ning site vs. Teach Boosters Blogsite: Idona reported that the Ning site has an associated monthly cost, and that participation is currently estimated to be about half of the Teach parents. Because of these factors, she is recommending moving back to the blogsite format. It will not have the live chat functionality but otherwise things will remain pretty much the same. There was some discussion about a Facebook page; it exists but won't be the primary mode of communication because not everyone is on Facebook or wants to be.

VI. New Business

A. Upcoming Events

1. Yearbook: Suzanne Mulay said that we'll be using a different company this year. It will be Lifetouch, which currently does the school pictures. The whole 6th grade class is involved in production. The books will be hardcover and will cost parents $10-14 each. There will be business card sized ads, as well as dedications and buddy pics; these will all bring in a little money. Class parents will be in charge of helping collect photos for the yearbook.

2. Applebee's: Tickets are already being distributed. AYSO has a soccer tournament that day; that may be a conflict for some.

3. Calendar project: Idona is offering to pull this together this year, and Suzanne Mulay offered to help.

4. February fundraiser at the Creeky Tiki: This is tentatively scheduled for 2/9/13. It is envisioned as a stand-up, heavy appetizers kind of event. There will be a brief meeting after this one for people interested in helping work on this fundraiser. Summer Kabaker reported that the Boosters are already getting offers of donation items for the live auction.

5. Electives: This program will run January 10-February 7 (6 weeks). Cost is not really an issue, but we need parents to help teach these special classes. Kate Poeschl asked for a parent to volunteer as co-chair and said that anyone interested should contact her.

B. Class Booster Reps

Grace Kim reported on Mrs. Bailey's class and said that they're working on their Famous American projects, non-fiction reading groups, and studying election coverage. Riana Baxter reported on Mrs. Jones's class and said that Mrs. Jones appreciates her student teacher and that things are going really well in class.

Dondi Hubley reported on Mr. Crabb's class and said that they are finishing up their Mission projects and going into a study of holiday traditions. KSBY also did some filming in class and is running that footage on a weekend program.

VII. Announcements

Idona described the meeting of school parent organization reps hosted by Dr. Prater. She detailed the S.T.E.A.M. pilot in Los Osos and said that Dr. Prater will recommend to the school board that this move forward.

Regarding the space issues at Bishop's Peak and Teach, Dr. Prater says that there is a lot of emotion and history, and Idona feels that he will recommend a separate campus for Teach.

Dr. Prater will also be going to Sacramento for meetings related to Basic Aid. Mr. Block mentioned that the passage of Proposition 30 was great news for our school district and others and means that mid-year cuts won't happen as feared.

Idona said that the next meeting for parent reps hosted by Dr. Prater will be December 20.

Idona Cabrinha motioned to adjourn the meeting and Suzanne Mulay seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 a.m.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Teach Boosters Meeting Minutes October 2012

Meeting Minutes - October 2012 Teach Boosters Board Meeting Room 27, Teach School

October 5, 2012 Attendance: Dan Block, Idona Cabrinha, Nara Clark, Erin Clausen, Julie Feuerstein, Mignon Jones, Summer Kabaker, Deepali Kenjale, Doris Kim, Grace Kim, Pia Laurie, Cheri Love, Marie Neumann, Robyn O'Leary, Alisa Piette, Marie Presnal, Kurt Rightmyer, Paula Sandlin, Lori Shields, Nik Southern

The meeting was called to order at 8:32 a.m.

I. Welcome

Idona Cabrinha welcomed the group and each person quickly introduced him/herself and what grade/school their child(ren) are in. II. Reading and Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting The minutes from September's meeting were distributed and everyone present had a few minutes to review them. Lori Shields motioned to approve them, Summer Kabaker seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

III. Treasurer's Report

Marie Neumann reported that each grade now has a treasurer assistant. These are Marilou Ubay (4th grade), Carie Stanton (5th grade), and Nell Bennett (6th grade).

Marie then passed out a copy of the operating budget for 2012-13. Idona stressed that this budget has been compiled from all available materials and historical info; materials and info from previous years were not well organized and thorough, but the hope is that this process will produce a clear, comprehensive file for going forward.

Lori Shields asked about the line item for the Chili Cookoff, saying that she didn't submit receipts last year, so it didn't have a cost (budget lists it as a $200 cost). Marie said that she added that into the budget not knowing if there would be a cost this year or not. Someone else pointed out that the figures listed for the calendar appeared incorrect; these will be adjusted to reflect a $600 cost and $1,000 expected income. There were no other questions about the budget at this point.

IV. Principal's Report

Mr. Block passed out a chart detailing enrollment growth over the last several years. He noted that Teach could've easily added a class this year if space allowed, and he discussed his on-going concerns about balancing space limitations and exploding growth in the Bishop's Peak student population. This growth may be attributable -- at least in part -- to an increasing number of families moving into the BP neighborhood, taking over homes that may have previously been occupied by Cal Poly students. In addition, neighboring families are concerned about the impact of traffic from the schools.

Mr. Block pointed out that our campus is the largest elementary school (in terms of numbers of students) with the smallest facilities. Further, he mentioned that 180 of 194 kids added to the district this year enrolled at Teach/BP. Enrollment at other district schools is pretty much flat. Noting that he expects to need two additional teachers for the 2013-14 year, Mr. Block is now seeking input from parents and the community regarding how to address the growth/space issue. Among the options currently on the table: limit the neighborhood boundary of Bishop's Peak (which is not an immediate solution, as siblings would still be grandfathered in), and find a new location for Teach. There don't seem to be any obvious new locations, but he mentioned a few which could be considered and the reasons that they aren't very feasible.

Mr. Block said that he has talked to the staff of both schools and also presented at the school board meeting. During October, he will continue to get info out regarding the issues and will solicit input. There will be two community forums on October 30 (at 1:30 and 6:00) to give people an opportunity to ask questions and offer ideas. Open enrollment starts after December 31, so solutions need to be figured out soon. The school board will ultimately make the decision regarding what path(s) to take.

At this point, the group jumped ahead in the agenda to accommodate two visiting 6th graders, Nadia and Kenzie, who reported on their trip to Catalina. They really appreciated the hands-on learning experiences and presented the boosters with a giant hand-made thank you card. Mr. Block then fielded questions from the group, including whether he prefers to see Teach move (not voicing an opinion on that at this time), how much growth comes from within the district (15% of BP growth), and whether there are estimated bubbles of enrollment (K is much bigger than past years). In response to another question, Mr. Block said that currently, about 2/3 of Teach students come from town while 1/3 come from the coast.

He requested that any ideas be submitted in letter form versus email, so that they don't get lost and they can be included in a hard file in the office.

V. Old Business

The discussion then jumped ahead to the Scrip program, and Paige Wright updated the group on how the program is getting off the ground this year. Robyn O'Leary asked if friends and family can sign up online and link their purchases to a student's account. Paige is looking into that and said that it's likely parents will have to make delivery of first set of gift cards. Paige also detailed the process for setting up an online account. Paige gave out her phone number and said that parents can text her their 4-digit code when they get it so that she can plug it into the system. Her number is 540-4107.

Kate Poeschl suggested that the boosters set up a table to help people get registered at Teach events, and the group agreed that this was a good idea. There was some additional discussion regarding the use of a special card wallet or iPhone capabilities.

VI. New Business

A. Kurt Rightmyer presented a fundraising opportunity in the political "poop mitts" (for pets or as trash bags in cars) and said that he is willing to donate $.20 for each bag sold.

B. Marie presented the idea of hiring an accountant/bookkeeper to assist with keeping the financial records clean and consistent over the years. This would make it much easier to maintain consistency and to pass things to future treasurers and board members.

She said that she has identified an option that would cost $100/month for 10 months. There was some discussion regarding Quickbooks and the cost versus budget availability, and there was general agreement that this step would benefit the Boosters organization greatly. There was additional discussion of budget concerns but the consensus was that this is an important expenditure. Paige Wright motioned and Chantal Blanchard seconded and the motion to approve the expenditure was approved.

C. There was discussion of the Applebee's fundraiser, and it was mentioned that Mr. Crabb needs someone to help. There is not a date for this event yet, and the parent helper will not be required to do much. Most of the work revolves around ticket sales. Mignon Jones and Alisa Piette agreed to do this job.

D. Class Booster Reps:

Grace Abroms reported on Mrs. Bailey's class and said that they are working on personal narratives. Tuesday at 2:00 they will be hosting a publishing party. The class is also analyzing the debates and doing science experiments on molecules, and soon they will be doing research projects on famous Americans. She said that while she's not reporting on Mrs. Robson's 5th graders, she believes that it's likely similar in that class. Lori Shields reported on Mrs. Kelly's class and their recent trip to a water treatment facility.

No other class reps were present to report.

VII. Back to Old Business

A. Bylaws: Mr. Block reported that Z. Naccasha is a Teach parent with legal experience who now has all the documents and is looking them over. He also has the committee's input and knows that the Boosters want to simplify the bylaws.

B. Genevieve's: Idona said a thank you to those who have helped with this fundraiser and who are helping with other activities.

Marie Neumann reported that Genevieve's grossed $19,471 this year. About $7,700 of this will go to the school, compared to about $5,000 earned last year.

Pia Laurie reported that there will be LOTS of frozen cookie dough delivered on October 25, so she wants to make sure that parents are ready to take delivery. The group discussed possible options for dealing with dough that is not picked up and decided that Room Parents should send an email to parents to remind them.

C. T-Shirts: Chantal Blanchard reported that these would be ordered today. She asked the group to approve $200 for purchasing add'l pieces (not already ordered by families) so that there will be stock to sell at events and/or give away throughout the year. Idona asked about an itemized budget for this planned purchase, and Chantal said that $200 will purchase about 15-18 pieces and that she would stick to that amount. Kurt Rightmyer motioned to grant the expenditure and Lori Shields seconded. The motion was approved.

D. Communication: Idona reported that people are expressing that they don't know who is in charge of Boosters or how communication is handled. She mentioned Ning and the group discussed whether or not this was a project that made sense to continue funding/running. The old blog format is a cheaper option, as is Facebook. Nik Southern stressed that we should have one communication tool, and he added that Facebook does exclude those parents without accounts. He described his experience working with a site and said that it is very boilerplate. The most important thing is that it is easy to pass on to future volunteers. Mignon Jones volunteered to have her husband look into options.

VIII. Back to New Business

A. Chili Cookoff: Lori Shields said that she is sending out both paper and electronic promotion. She is still looking for a few volunteers. The group discussed judges and a few ideas were suggested (including the student council president, Debbie Duggan, the New Times food columnist, and Dave Hovde from KSBY). Kurt Rightmyer offered to contact the news director at KSBY to ask about availability. Robyn O'Leary said that she'd be happy to photograph the event for the yearbook.

B. Teaberry fundraiser: Summer Kabaker reported that this upcoming fundraiser is simple; Teaberry will donate 20% of profits to the school during the allotted period. If sales exceed $500 gross, they will donate 25%.

C. Scholastic Book Fair: Chantal Blanchard said that she is looking for a co-chair to help. Ideally this would be a 4th grade parent so that he/she can continue to help in the future. Idona stressed that the job is easier than one might expect, and she mentioned that a Teach family has donated a Nook to be raffled off to a student at the conclusion of the book fair. D. Calendar: Idona reported that this fundraising idea is an outgrowth of the cookbook project last year. Rather than do another cookbook, the Boosters are looking to create a calendar to sell during December. Erin Clausen said that she is going to coordinate this and that she just got the details prior to the meeting; she'll look over the info and create a timeline and plan for the project. Robyn O'Leary offered to assist with it. The group discussed pricing and there was general agreement that $12 per calendar is a reasonable price.

E. Winter Social: Summer Kabaker led this discussion. The idea is to do something low-key and fun, perhaps at the Creeky Tiki since the owner has offered to let the Boosters host something there. This possible event might feature heavy apps and drinks made available to those who purchase an entry ticket, and it would replace the Derby event previously held. The consensus seemed to be that the Derby was too much work to replicate. The silent auction might be carried over to the new event.

IX. Announcements

There was discussion regarding a speaker coming to the Downtown Cinema and funded jointly by a grant foundation and the District. There was a question about whether this was a wise expenditure on the District's part, given current financial strains.

Idona asked that anyone with questions or comments about the Boosters organization get in touch with her. The next Boosters meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 9 at 8:30 a.m.

Kurt Rightmyer motioned to adjourn the meeting and Kate Poeschl seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 10:18 a.m.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Teach Boosters Meeting Minutes September 2012

Meeting Minutes - September 2012
Teach Boosters Board Meeting
Room 27, Teach School

September 7, 2012
Attendance: Randi Barros, Hina Batool, Riana Baxter, Nell Bennett, Chantal Blanchard, Dan Block, Idona Cabrinha, Denise Chot... (illegible), Nara Clark, Erin Clausen, Julie Feuerstein, Lisa Guy, Dondi Hubley, Denise Jenkins, Mignon Jones, Summer Kabaker, Despali Keijale, Doris Kim, Grace Kim, Cheri Love, Rachel Morgan, Marie Neumann, Robin O'Leary, Kate Poeschl (sp?), Kurt Rightmyor, Lori Shields, Nik Southern, Carie Stanton, Paige Wright

The meeting was called to order at 8:32 a.m.

I. Welcome

Idona welcomed the group and thanked them for being a part of the first meeting of the 2012-13 school year.

II. Reading and Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes from the June 2012 meeting were distributed throughout the room. At this point, Ms. Robson and Ms. Bailey stopped in to say hello. Following a brief thanks from them, the group assembled took a few minutes to review the minutes.

Idona asked for questions or comments regarding the minutes. Lori Shields asked for clarification regarding the by-laws and elections. Idona noted that there was a question regarding the validity of the elections held in June, based on existing bylaws. She also noted that there were resignations since the election and recapped that piece for the group. Since June, Summer Kabaker had stepped down as president and Chantal Blanchard had stepped down as VP. Idona had stepped in to assume the president position. Summer and Nara Clark had volunteered to be co-vice presidents.

Idona suggested that a small group form a bylaws committee and that the issue be tabled for and clarified at a future meeting. She also gave her recommendation that the bylaws be updated to reflect the idea that everyone present at a booster meeting has a voice and vote. Mr. Block commented on past practice and his other experiences and said that this idea is fairly standard for a group such as the Teach Boosters. Kurt Rightmyor commented that he hoped the booster organization would not become politicized. There seemed to be agreement among those present that this indeed be the case. Lisa Guy, a former Bishop's Peak PTA president, said that it was a good recommendation, allowing for the group's focus to remain on the students.

Mr. Block commented that the tone sounded like it was one of cooperation.
Idona then thanked those who had stepped up to be classroom reps (Dondi Hubley, Lori Shields, and Riana Baxter) and suggested that the following four offices be listed as board members in future versions of the bylaws: president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. She also formally proposed the following slate of officers for 2012-13:

Idona Cabrinha, president
Nara Clark and Summer Kabaker, co-vice presidents
Erin Clausen, secretary
Marie Neumann, treasurer

Idona reiterated that she recommended the bylaws be formally updated to reflect that everyone present have a voice/vote, as well as that positions can be shared if two individuals are willing to work together in one role.
Paige Wright motioned to pass the minutes from June 2012 and Nell Bennett seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

III. Treasurer's Report

Marie Neumann handed out a financial summary. Idona pointed out that we have an immediate need to pay bills and that fundraising will be critical.
Marie reported that we have received approximately $9K in pledges at this point. She said she'll have more detailed and specific info at the next booster meeting. Lisa Guy asked how parents are informed about their financial "requirements," and Mr. Block told the group that he struggles with exactly how and when to broach the subject, as he doesn't want parents' decisions regarding whether to enroll at Teach to be based on money. Lisa said that she believes that the issue can be handled in a delicate way that recognizes the issues involved. Mignon Jones, a fourth-grade parent, said that she felt that information was communicated pretty well from the start. Another parent disagreed and felt that it wasn't communicated well up front. Mr. Block pointed out that a big goal for all of us should be to do fundraising better, rather than do more fundraising.
Nik Southern asked exactly how much money we have and another parent asked how quickly new funds need to be raised. Marie said that the 6th grade trip is covered at this point and that she expects to be receiving add'l pledges in the next week. She gave a quick rundown of bills already paid and mentioned that she'll be creating a solid record/paper trail for future treasurers, so that this info is more readily available.

There was additional discussion regarding what, exactly, is covered by the boosters budget. Marie said that the boosters cover assemblies, trips and parties. She also said that the 4th grade parents will attend an info meeting re Astro Camp next week and that she should receive add'l pledges after that. Lori Shields highlighted the importance of getting pledge sheets returned, regardless of whether they're paid in full at that point.
A parent asked what the shortfall was last year (pledges/payments versus actual costs), and Marie said that she was unable to answer because of inadequate documentation from previous years. There was discussion regarding the CD listed as an asset and how liquid those funds are. There was agreement that the CD is a back-up option and that fundraising avenues will be aggressively pursued. Another parent said that many people want to help but require clear info regarding what, exactly, is needed. She suggested that we have a parent treasurer rep for each grade to assist Marie in communicating with parents. This could be incorporated into the new bylaws. Mr. Block suggested that we share a list saying "here's what we do and how much [total] it costs per student."

Marie said that 16-17 scholarship forms are currently out. Lisa Guy said that Bishop's Peak had to take a "good look" at wording on their scholarship forms and suggests that we do the same. Idona pointed out that at this point we need to table the financial discussion so that we can get to all agenda items in the allotted time.

IV. Principal's Report

Mr. Block reported that growth in both schools has been significant and that space is a huge issue. Figuring out how to manage this is a big part of what he needs to address this year and beyond. He'll keep the boosters informed regarding his efforts and progress.

He mentioned that the Catalina trip is right around the corner, and he thanked those parents who donate their time and energy to chaperoning the major field trips. He also mentioned the importance of those trips in building a sense of community within the grades.

V. Old Business

There is no old business other than what has already been discussed.

VI. New Business

A. Payment Pledge Plan forms: These are due 9/12. Idona has talked to the teachers about the idea of an ice cream party for the first class to have 100% of their forms returned, as there is leftover ice cream from the Ice Cream Social and it wouldn't require an add'l expenditure.
B. Ning Web Site: Idona described the new social networking site and Chantal Blanchard reviewed the site in detail. Nell Bennett commented that it was well set up and Grace Abroms said that teacher bulletins could be included. Another parent suggested that EBlast should be utilized as well and incorporated into the site.

C. Fundraising: This is Paige Wright's fourth year running the Scrip program at Teach. She reported that she was personally able to bring in $300 last year, but the program only had a small number of families participating. She suggested that more families might get involved if they had a legitimate personal stake in how much was raised, and she proposed a program by which 50% of what a family brings in through Scrip goes directly to their child's/children's account. She said that it isn't an accounting or logistical nightmare, as the tools are already in place.

There was discussion regarding when this program might start, and whether the money raised would go toward balances for next year. The question was raised regarding what would happen to money raised by families of sixth graders. One idea was that sixth grade families could donate the funds that would otherwise have gone into their account.

There was widespread interest in this program idea, and several people felt that it could be a big answer to the boosters' fundraising issues.
Paige pointed out that October 5 is the first order date for this year. Lisa Guy said that she felt people needed to conduct personal outreach to get others involved in the effort. Lori Shields suggested a link on the Ning site to make it even easier for people. Grace Abroms described the Scrip program at Old Mission School and said that she felt this was a "no brainer." Others agreed.

Paige also mentioned that cards could be refilled online, eliminating the need to go in and pick up orders in the school office. She also said that she'd be willing to look into how we might enable standing orders that automatically refill.

Kate Poeschl said that parent reps should/could communicate with other parents and rally them for volunteering opportunities, etc. She emphasized the importance of communication and said that the boosters needs to generate a more inclusive dynamic.

Denise Jenkins motioned that we approve the 50% program, and Kurt Rightmyor seconded. The motion was approved.

D. Volunteers: Mignon Jones was introduced as the volunteer coordinator. She stressed that she can use help rallying add'l volunteers.

Going back to fundraising, Summer Kabaker reported on Genevieve's and said that 40-50% of what is raised by kids goes to students' accounts. She said that Friday, September 14 is the deadline for orders, and that she'll need help tallying the numbers that morning. She said that Wednesday, September 19 will the date for late packet counting.

Summer also mentioned that she would like to see a committee formed to organize a fall fundraiser.

T-Shirts: Chantal Blanchard reported that order forms were going home to kids and that profits went to the booster organization. There was discussion regarding the fact that orange is no longer offered among t-shirt options.

VII. Announcements

Nara Clark reported that Teach has been recognized by the CA Department of Education as one of the top 35 schools in California, aka a Blue Ribbon School.

Denise Jenkins reported that there is a garden meeting coming up on September 17 at 1:15 p.m. She said that Ms. Bailey did a comprehensive lesson involving the garden and that her class is harvesting food for the Food Bank.

Denise also reported that she is assembly coordinator and is looking for ideas for International Day.

Idona asked that anyone with questions or comments about the boosters organization get in touch with her. The next Boosters meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 5 at 8:30 a.m.

Idona motioned to adjourn the meeting and Doris Kim seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 9:54 a.m.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Teach Boosters Board Meeting Minutes - August 2012

Meeting Minutes - August 2012
Teach Boosters Board Meeting
French Hospital Conference Room

August 8, 2012
Attendance: Lori Shields, Chantal Blanchard, Marie Newmann, Summer Kabaker, Erin Clausen, and Dan Block.

Meeting was called to order at 12:34 p.m.
Mr. Block spoke briefly about his interest in keeping this gathering an informal discussion to clarify some issues, mentioning that he prefers to keep meetings open and inclusive whenever possible. The group agreed. Lori noted that she invited Mr. Block and those people "elected" to the board at the June Boosters meeting, for the purpose of clarifying whether the elections were official based on current bylaws.

The group agreed to table approval of the minutes from the June meeting until the next official Boosters meeting.
Lori described the structure of the Teach Boosters board as outlined in the bylaws, noting that officers needed to be board members (not vice versa). She questioned whether June's election of officers for 2012-13 was official, given the current bylaws of the organization. The group discussed the fact that the bylaws seem in need of updating and that perhaps the organizational structure could be flattened.

The group then discussed the scope of responsibilities handled by the Teach Boosters and the tendency for the bulk of the work to fall on the elected president and vice president, in particular. Summer and Chantal both expressed concern that serving in those positions would require more of their time and energy than they were able to give.
Chantal described a brainstorming session that she attended late last spring with a representative of Pacheco's parent boosters/PTA. At that meeting, the representative highlighted Pacheco's fundraising efforts and described the frustrations associated with them.

The discussion then turned to the Boosters budget and the difficulty the board runs into trying to collect contributions from families each year. Hand-in-hand with that seems to be an interest in empowering parents to take on volunteer responsibilities. Chantal mentioned the web site she has created and will describe later in the meeting.
Marie suggested laying out budget details to all parents in an effort to educate them about what the Boosters organization is asked to provide each year. Mr. Block mentioned that in the past, a committee of three people reviewed and approved all scholarship applications.

The group discussed the fact that emphasis needs to be placed on providing detailed budget information to parents, including the significant cost of the three major field trips. Along with that, the Boosters needs a better system for keeping on top of parent payments/contributions.
The discussion circled back to the board elections and commitments for the coming year. Chantal suggested that we start over with board building once the school year starts. Lori said that her question was with regard to officer titles and that she considered those "elected," even if it wasn't official, to remain as board members.

Mr. Block raised the question of what we need to do to make it easier to be a Booster parent.
Marie asked if we want to give every parent the budget details and advocate students doing personal fundraising projects. Mr. Block gave historical perspective on parental involvement several years ago and noted that it has changed fundamentally over the years. Marie suggested that there are too many activities and financial requirements.

At this point, Chantal presented the Ning website that she has created to consolidate info and prompt action by Teach parents. The focus is on community-building and empowering people to take on a volunteer job and run with it.
Mr. Block asked how much additional electronic communication (e.g., emails) the site will generate, and Chantal described it as an opt-in tool. The group discussed the need for a balance between electronic and personal appeals for assistance with Booster efforts. All agreed that the website is a valuable tool that could be quite useful to parents.

The group then returned to the topic of disseminating financial details and Marie proposed distributing copies of the budget at the Ice Cream Social, along with a cover letter that details the new website and info regarding paying into family accounts.  Mr. Block suggested putting a target timeframe on family payments, perhaps offering a free school t-shirt to students whose families pay by a certain date early in the fall.
Mr. Block further proposed that the group assembled start the year as is (after being officially elected per bylaws) and agree to focus on the big picture without getting caught up in minutiae. He suggested the group personally recruit additional parents to attend Booster meetings and become a part of the working organization.

The group briefly discussed Booster meeting times and agreed to keep the time as the first Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m., with the possibility of further discussion on the matter.
Chantal reiterated her decision to step away from the board completely and said that she would focus her volunteer efforts on the new website and other projects.

Summer said that while she did not want to officially hold an elected office, she would continue to serve as a board member. Erin and Marie agreed to serve as secretary and treasurer, respectively. As such, they may be signatories on the Teach Boosters checking account.
The next Boosters meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 7 at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:05 p.m.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Executive Board Meeting Regarding Signers on Accounts

Teach Boosters Club
Executive Board Meeting
June 14, 2012

Attendance:  Taffy Gonzalez, Sunshine Cowgill, Altee Vigil, and Jocelyn Leonard
Meeting called to order at 10:30 a.m. 
We designate the following to be the signers for all Teach Boosters accounts, including the Business checking and the two CD accounts, as:  Summer Kabaker, Marie Neumann, and Erin Clausen.  These three will be the signers effective July 1, 2012.  The Student Council account will have Marie Neumann, Summer Kabaker, and Shauna Robson as its signers, also effective July 1, 2012.  Effective June 30, 2012, Sunshine Cowgill, Altee Vigil, and Jocelyn Leonard will no longer be signers on any of the Teach Boosters accounts. 
Meeting adjourned at 10:32 a.m.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Teach Boosters Meeting Minutes June 2012

Teach Boosters Meeting
June 8, 2012

Attendance:  Taffy Gonzalez, Riana Baxter, Lori Shields, Idona Cabrintha, Sunshine Cowgill, Altovese Vigil, Paula Fryer, Marie Newmann, Erin Clausen, Summer Kabaker, Chantal Blanchard, Mr. Block, and Jocelyn Leonard.
Meeting called to order at 8:36 a.m.
There was a vote for Financial Secretary, as the nominee could not stay for the whole meeting.  Sunshine nominated Paula Fryer for Financial Secretary.  All were in favor.  Paula will be our new Financial Secretary for the 2012-2013 school year. 
Invoices were sent out on Monday to parents who still owe money for study trips.  If we don’t hear from them by the end of the week, we will call them on Monday.  We have to write off bad debt at the end of the school year.  We are especially trying to get the 6th grade families to pay their share before the 6th graders leave the school. 
Regarding the approval of the minutes from last month, Idona moved to add to the yearly audit discussion that she arranged to meet with Altee to help balance the books, and that Marie also offered to help.  Riana moved to approve the minutes as they stand corrected.  Summer seconded the motion.  Note:  Upon a check by the secretary, that information already is in the minutes from last month, on page 3. 
The Student Council now has their own bank account at Coast Hills.  The amount deposited into the new account was : $742.28, which was the amount from the penny wars last year.  This year the students raised $1004.59 in the penny wars, and $129.57 from movie night.  The Student Council can now deposit this into their account on their own.  There was a small loss from the Student Council from last year.  They lost money on the candy grams, but the Boosters absorbed their loss, so the money currently deposited is what they made from Penny Wars.  Heritage Oaks will take care of the pennies from Penny Wars.
An issue was brought up regarding how the money for penny wars was handled this year.  The treasurer and the advisor were to pick up the money for the penny wars, and when they went to get it, the money was not there.  The treasurer was told by another teacher that the money would be handled differently.  Ms. Robson, the student council advisor was not aware of the change of plans, nor did she know where the money was.  The money ended up being in the school safe, so it is now accounted for. 
We need to do a yearly audit.  It will cost money to hire a professional, or we can have a parent do it.  Idona and Doris were asked if they would be able to help with the audit, but they are not able to at this time. 
Financial Report:  All things now match up and are accounted for.  The missing check was to Mojo and has been found.  The last two years are now all current and everything matches up.  We will not get any fines or penalties on our taxes.  In our PartnerShare account we have $5, in our checking account we have $17,775.36, one CD is worth $10,017.73 and another is worth $33,073.85.  More bills will be coming in that have to be paid.  These included the field trips for the end of the year parties, the 6th grade play bill, and all of the deposits for next year’s study trips.  These deposits must be paid before the beginning of the school year.  Chantal just turned in a yearbook bill for $1798.  Income will also come in for the yearbooks. 
Regarding the outstanding student account balances, $2500 was originally budgeted for scholarships, we have surpassed that by about 10 students.  Idona felt that people may not know about what they owe and that maybe we should fundraise for each grade.  They do this at Bishop’s Peak, but at Teach each student has an individual account.  We are a public school, so we can’t make people pay.  We can’t turn people away.  We also have to balance our fundraisers, so we don’t bombard people and lose their interest.  Denise suggested that maybe we could look for a different 4th grade trip that is closer to home, and cheaper.  All food for thought.
We are currently in good shape financially.  A bookkeeper, Jody, from Keeping the Books was hired by Altee, out of her own pocket, to go over all the accounts and reconcile them.  Everything is now accounted for and reconciled and in QuickBooks.  Altee thanked Idona for offering to meet with her and help.  However, after talking to our accountant, he suggested she hire a professional so that the process would get taken care of and not get messier.  Chantal asked if the taxes matched.  The accountant says that they do not, however we can make an adjustment, we do not have to go back.  We are 501 so we will not get any fines or penalties.  If there is a problem, the accountant, Jim Erb said they can contact him.  Taffy suggested we ask the bookkeeper who just reconciled our books so do an audit since she knows all of our books already.  An audit has never been done at Teach.  Altee went back to April 2009 (which was before she came) to reconcile the books.  That is why there was already a problem with the books when Altee took over.  No bills were paid in April, May, or June of 2009.  When Altee took over in July 2009, there was already a problem. 
QuickBooks has charged us for payroll, which we don’t have, so we will be getting a credit for this. 
We are talking about doing an audit for this school year only.  The audit is simply the bank statements vs. the ledger.  This is supposed to be done by June 30.  Lori Shields volunteered to do the audit for us.  Taffy moved to nominate Lori as the auditor, Summer seconded the motion.  All were in favor. 
Elections:  Paula has already been elected for Financial Secretary.  The other nominees are:  Summer Kabaker for President, Chantal Blanchard for Vice President, Erin Clausen for Secretary, and Marie Neumann for Treasurer.  Nara had volunteered to be the Ice Cream Social chairperson at an earlier date, but she was not at this meeting to confirm.  We also need a chairperson for T-shirts, which are sold at the Ice Cream Social.  During the election, Summer was elected President, Chantal was elected Vice President, Marie was elected Treasurer, and Erin was elected Secretary.  No one was opposed.  As for Class Representatives, Dondi Hubley is a nominee for the 4th grade, but since she is not here, the election of this spot will have to wait until the next meeting.  Lori Shields was elected as the 5th grade Representative.  Riana was elected as the 6th grade Representative.  Nara Clark was nominated as the 6th grade rep. along with Riana, but we will have to wait until the next meeting to elect her as she was not present at this meeting.  Idona will be the Room Parent coordinator.  
Jocelyn passed the Secretary binder to Erin at the meeting.  Sunshine will give Summer the President’s binder on Thursday, and Taffy will give Chantal the Vice President’s binder soon.  Altee will pass the Treasurer’s binder to Marie by June 30.  Sunshine and Altee will go to the district office to pay the bills by June 30, to close out the 2011-2012 school year.  The budget for next year and all of the passwords for the accounts will be given to Summer on Thursday (last day).
Effective July 1, 2012 the signers on the bank accounts will be Marie Neumann, Summer Kabaker, and Paula Fryer.  On the Student Council account, the signers will be Summer Kabaker, Marie Neumann, and Shauna Robson effective  July 1, 2012.  Ms. Robson is the advisor for the Student Council.  Effective June 30, 2012 Sunshine Cowgill, Altee Vigil, and Jocelyn Leonard will no longer be signers on the bank accounts or the Student Council accounts. 
Battle of the Books:  We haven’t voted on whether to buy books for next year yet.  Last year it cost approximately $1200.  Annika Clements is the chairperson for Battle of the Books.  The lists change yearly, and then come back every three years.  We currently use the medium list, but there is also a small list of books you can purchase.  Chantal moved that we purchase the short list of BB books.  Summer seconded the motion.  Purchasing the short list is approved.  Taffy will tell Annika to buy the short list for the classrooms, after talking to the teacher’s to get their input as to which books on the list they need.  If the bill comes in before June 30, give it to Altee, if it comes in July 1 or after, give it to Marie. 
Yearbooks:  There was a question about a flyer that went out asking for donations for yearbooks for those who can’t afford them.  Parents were asked to make donations to the Teach Boosters.  The Booster Club does not ask for donations for yearbooks.  How will we determine who gets a free one if more people request than donate?  Mrs. Jones is handling all things related to the yearbook. 
Help is still needed for writing thank you notes for the auction.  Please let Taffy know if you can help with this. 
Meeting is adjourned at 9:57 a.m. 

Thank you very much to Sunshine, Taffy, and Altee for all of your hard work these past two years!  We appreciate your dedication to our school! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Teach Boosters Meeting Minutes May 2012

Teach Booster Meeting Minutes
 May 4, 2012

Attendees: Doris Kim, Paige Wright, Taffy Gonzalez, Sunshine Cowgill, Nara Clark, Summer Kabaker, Marie Newmann, Morgan Robertson, Chantal Blanchard, Idona Cabrinha, Kurt Rightmyer, Altee Vigil, Mr. Block, and Jocelyn Leonard.

The meeting was called to order at 8:35 a.m.

 Jobs descriptions were e-mailed out this morning for next month’s elections. Penny wars is currently being planned. The student council checking account is still not open. We are waiting for the advisor to sign on. The remaining bank accounts are consolidated.

 Grade Representatives: Nara, representing the 5th grade reported that Ms. Stratton went to the 5/6 class to talk with the kids about some issues they are currently having. It was reported that she also talked to the 6th grade class. Everyone is getting ready for the STAR testing, and the Battle of the Books contest. International Day went really well, and was enjoyed by all. The 4th grade reported that the planter for Ms. Robson’s class is now done. The 6th grade enjoyed their Challenge Day. They will soon go to the Rosicrucian Museum.

 Financial Report: Altee let us know that the CD’s have been moved. One is for $33, 066.44, and another is $10,000. We have $5 in our community account, and $13, 945.67 in our checking account before we pay our bills. There is currently a bill to be paid waiting in the office. Upcoming expenses to be paid include the bus for the Rosicrucian Museum, the 6th grade play, the waterslides/pool end of the year parties, etc. In 2010, we started the school year off with an $11,000 bill to be paid to the school district. All of our bills will be paid up for this school year. However, sometimes bills come in during the summer break, so next year’s treasurer will have to be ready for that. The estimated bills we have out at this time are for approximately $6000. We have money to pay the bills. There won’t be a lot of money left over for the start of the new school year, but money will come in quickly for the 4th and 6th grade trips, which come up early in the school year. A down payment is due at the beginning of the school year for these trips. This is paid for by the Boosters. Expenses are a little more than income at this point in the year. We still need to get the rest of the money in for the trips that people took this year, but have not paid for. A final bill will be sent out for people who have not paid for their trips. There is still money coming in from the auction. We need to budget $1600 for the Lasik for next year’s auction.

Teacher’s Report: Mr. Crabb came in to talk to us. He is taking his kids on a Historical Walk. The Grease play is coming along nicely. The end of the year party for the 4th and 5th grade will be at Sinsheimer pool and park on June 13th . Parents are welcome to come and help. The last day of school there will be an awards ceremony. There is a band concert on the 30th. The kids will be playing at the high school that night.

Principal’s Report: The limo/lunch was fun with the March-a-thon winners. The first Teach lottery was held last week. There will be 32 kids in the straight grade classes, and 31 in the splits. There will be lots of cuts in the school districts’ budget next year. There are 14 kids on the waiting list for Teach for next year. As for the 6th grade play, we will check out costs for other director’s/options next year. The costs keep going up each year.

March-a-thon: We made $9000, but the cost of the limo/lunch will come out of that. Thanks Summer for chairing this event, it was a lot of fun!

Auction: Thanks Taffy! You did a great job! We made $16,035. Our goal was $10,000, so great job! Our expenses are $315.77 plus money for Pacific Eye. Some expenses will still be coming in. Taffy will get 21 thank you cards for Summer for the March-a-thon. Taffy is making thank you cards for the auction. We used Square and PayPal, which worked well for the auction. There is a slight charge to us: 2.7%. This is the service fee. People can pay for their student trips on their credit cards, etc. We do not have to have a contract with Square or PayPal, we can just use it whenever we want it.

Yearly Audit: One is needed every year. We have not done one before. We thought the accountant handled it. This is not the case. Do we want to hire an accountant or form a committee for this? Our accountant estimates the cost of hiring it out to be $5000. We need to do an audit once a year. Bishop’s Peak audits their accounts every month. Doris thinks this can be done in house each month. Doris was asked about being the auditor. She said she would think about it. Taffy suggested that we make Auditor one of the jobs for next year. Doris asked Altee if things are all reconciled at this point. She said not quite, but she is working on it. Marie is nominated for treasurer for next year. This year is mostly done and reconciled. The Quickbooks procedure is tricky, but Altee and Sunshine are making progress. Taffy suggested that we put the word out to see if any parents work in accounting or bookkeeping. Nara thinks we should hire someone to catch us up and do the first audit. Marie agrees. There was a lot of discussion about this. Marie is checking with a friend who is a bookkeeper about the cost of it all. Sunshine is also checking with someone that the accountant recommended. While we are waiting to figure out the auditing question, we will keep reconciling on our own. Idona volunteered to meet with Altee 2 times a week for 3 weeks to reconcile the books to get ready for an audit. Altee accepted her offer of help. Chantal, Marie and Summer also offered to help out. We will put out our feelers to see if we have any parents that could help with the audit. Summer moved to add auditor to our job list for the future. Marie seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Taffy moved to have Room Parent Coordinator become a job as well. Marie seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Paige made a suggestion that ½ the money raised from GLScript go to student accounts as a way to get people more involved. Food for thought for next year.

There will be a budget meeting on Wednesday morning at 8:30 with Mr. Block to finalize the budget recommendations to be made for next year. This will be brought up again at the June meeting. The June meeting is an all member meeting. (All parents are members by the way.) It will be June 8. We will elect nominees at that date for the new board.

Battle of the Books will be June 1.

There was some discussion about adding a Financial Secretary to the board. The financial secretary will keep track of Quickbooks, and the treasurer keeps track of the bank account. That would give them two sets of eyes for everything. With all the student accounts, there is just too much work for one person. Marie moves that we add financial secretary to the job list. Summer seconds the motion. Nara suggested that we nominate people for the next year earlier in the year. All agreed.

Meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Teach Booster Club Meeting April 2012 Minutes

Teach Booster Club Meeting Minutes
April 20, 2012

Attendees:  Taffy Gonzalez, Altee Vigil, Riana Baxter, Lori Shields, Sunshine Cowgill, Ioona Carpenha, Chantal Blanchard, Marie Newmann, Summer Kabaker, Denise Jenkins, Dan Block, and Jocelyn Leonard.
The meeting was called to order at 8:35 a.m. Riana moved to approve the March minutes, Iona seconded the motion.  All were in favor. 
Financial Report:  There is $700 in the Student Council fund.  The money will stay put until we find out what is happening with the student council.  This is at SBBT.  We also have $1395.24 at this bank, in a CD.  At Coast Hills we have $48,258.99.  We also have a CD worth $10,012.72 here, for a total of $58,271.72.  All of the bills have been paid, with the exception of two bills which have just come in.  The District is all paid up.  We have a credit card for the Derby.  It will direct deposit the money directly into our checking account, with no fee.  It is called “Square” for Droid, iPhone, etc.  Your sign for your Derby purchase on the phone, and then get an e-mail receipt sent to you with your signature on it.  There is a 2.7% fee on purchases.  Taffy moved that we add a convenience fee to the bill for Credit Card purchases, so that we don’t lose money.  This will not be for auction items though.  It will be for student accounts only…i.e. paying for student trips, etc.   Chantal seconded the motion.  All were in favor. 
Student Council:  There will be a movie afternoon the first Friday in May.  Popcorn will be served.  Penny Wars is coming up the week after STAR testing.  STAR testing starts May 8.  It will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday or two weeks. 
Principal’s Report:  The 6th grade play is coming up.  It will be Grease this year.  The cost of the play will be $3000 this year, due to 50% more students.  This fee goes to the director, costumes, sets, play rights, etc.  There was some discussion regarding whether the play is something we want to continue doing each year.  It appears that it is. 
Chantal had a question regarding yearbook funds.  Mrs. Jones needs money for the yearbooks. 
Class Representatives:  Lori had no new news from Mr. Crabb’s class.  Ms. Robson will be taking over the student council.  She has some questions about the student council money.  The money is to be separated out into a separate account for student council.  Mrs. Robson can get records from Lisa Hargrave and money information from Altee.  Next year’s student council will have their own bank account. 
Mr. Block let us know that there will be a 6th grade parent coffee with the Jr. High principal coming up, so that parents will get to know more about Jr. High, and want to stay involved in middle school. 
March-a-thon:  We raised $9007.52! 
Auction:  Auction is tomorrow night!  The programs are all done, and the tickets are sold out.  Central Coast Gymnastics is also sold out.  There are money things to bid on.  The goal is to raise $10,000. 
Sundial:  Booster club will not be able to pay any money toward the sundial from two years ago, unless we get a request from student council.
Applebee’s Fundraiser:  We made $1200.  $1000 goes toward Math Day, leaving $200 left over.  There was a lengthy discussion regarding if the money was to be spent on Math Day, or on software, and on the budget in general.  There were questions about where the money goes, and where it comes from.  Lori requested that we see the budget at each meeting.  There will be a budget meeting next month, to get everyone up to speed on our budget. 
Teacher’s Report:  Mrs. Jones came in to represent the teachers.  International Day is next Friday.  We need someone to organize it next year.  Regarding the yearbook…it will be done May 14.  Chantal and Suzanne Mulay have been working really hard on it.  Thank you Chantal and Suzanne!  The cost to make the yearbook is $12, and it will be sold for $18 to help cover all costs.  There will be a same family discount. 
Regarding the 6th grade play, more money is needed this year, due to the increased number on students.  Mrs. Jones was asked if she felt that the 6th grade play was warranted, or just too much work.  She said that she thinks it is definitely worthwhile, and that the director does most of the work.  We are going to need to do another fundraiser to help pay the extra costs of the play, since the amount is higher than we budgeted for.  Taffy said she would look into New Frontier’s % fundraiser.  There is also the option of Teaberry, which is a local yogurt shop downtown.  They will pick a day or a week and give a % of sales to your organization.  There is currently money in the bank accounts to pay for the play and the yearbook, so these fundraisers will be for next year, to replenish our account.  The play will be May 22.  Angelia is working on a bake sale to be held at the play, to help raise money.  Marie volunteered to help.  Contact Suzanne if  you can help. 
Book Fair:  Book Fair raised $1256.76!  Thank you Chantal!   
New Board Members for Next Year:  We need a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three grade representatives.  Treasurer may become a two person job.  One would be the Treasurer, and one the Financial Secretary.  Mr. Block is an executive board member.  A staff member is needed at each meeting.  Sunshine will consolidate the job descriptions.  Summer offered to help type them up.  The lottery is on Tuesday for next year’s students.  So far the nominees we have for next year are:  Summer for President, and Chantal for Vice President.  If anyone has any nominees for any of the postions, or would like to nominate themselves, please let a board member know.  We could use everyone’s input and help.  Sunshine will e-mail and type up a flyer for the general population to see if there are any more nominees. 
The meeting was adjourned at 10:40 a.m.