Charles E Teach Booster
Charles E Teach Elementary
School – Room 22
–Co- Vice President
Dan Block –
Principal/Teach School Rep
– Treasurer - absent
Rizzo – Board member at large/4th Grade rep
Robertson – Board member at large/6th Grade rep-absent
Wormley – Co-Vice President- absent
Other Guests In
Call to Order - 8:40 am
& Approval of Minutes – Minutes from the 2/7/14 meeting were reviewed.
A motion to approve the minutes reviewed was made, seconded and carried.
Minutes - reviewed. Laura mentioned she realized she had
forgotten to make her 3rd installment of the donations, wondered what follow-up
was done to connect with other families that need to complete pledges.
Update – Helen reported that the Boosters are currently operating at a
loss. The bulk of our expenditures have
already occurred, and at this time, it seems very likely that the Boosters will
break even for the year. There is a
decent balance to accommodate the cash flow needs, but it would be preferable
to have a larger cushion. CIMI came in
higher than was budgeted, and that will have to be taken into account for next
year's budget. Helen will talk to Mrs. Serafin and Janet Crabb about
Helen reported that pledges from parents for the year
are at 98% collected for 6th grade families, 81% for 5th
grade families and 4th grade families
are at 74%. Deposits for next year's
trips are going to come due soon. It was
recommended that someone should try to get the pledges for next year started
before this school year is done.
T-shirt sales were budgeted to make $1000 but it
appears that we have lost $600. Helen needs to work through the numbers to see
Laura Cooper will help find out what the expenses are, and
what outstanding invoices there may be, for assemblies.
Report – Mr. Block reported that the Innovation Exploration Initiative
presentation was very successful, as well as Open House.
Rep Updates –
grade – Vanessa reported that there were no needs from Mr. Crabb.
5th grade - Kurt reported that the 5th graders had just
recently returned from Yosemite, and they all had a great time.
6th grade – Morgan was unable to attend.
Open House – Was on March 5th - Helen reported turnout
was great and she believes there will be
lots of new families next year. Dan Block
believes he will have a good idea on new numbers within about two weeks, but we
probably can't get the info soon enough to get the word out about the auction
to prospective families. Dan said we
could get the e-mails of parents that attended the open house, in order to try
to get information out to them.
Day - March 14th. 14 countries will be represented.
Fair - March 10-14, in the afternoons. Kimberly W needs volunteers. Jessica asked if more than one volunteer is
needed at the time zones. It was noted
that slots for right after school could use two or more people.
– The event is being held on March 21st, and
is on track with sponsors.
Auction – Randi noted that they are doing fairly well on receiving donations, and
there are some really good items being offered. Right now the push is to sell
tickets to get higher attendance. Ideas
for how to improve ticket sales were discussed. There is also a plan to do an
online auction as well, to improve sales.
Forum – Succession planning - planning for next year's board should start
soon. Helen would like to put together a
group to work on getting candidates for next year's board positions. Per bylaws, elections are supposed to be held
on the 1st Monday in June.
asked who the art teacher is because she knows of a $2500 grant available from
the American Institute of Architects, but an art teacher has to be the one to
submit the request. Helen will talk to
someone about getting the grant submitted.
VIII. Adjournment – 9:40 am