Thank you to all students and families who raised money from the Maraton de Lecture for the EHSI PTO . We are putting the money directly back into the classrooms! We are currently taking requests from teachers of ways to use the money for anything that will enhance learning and/or help students and classrooms! Thank you again!
Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion PTO Board Meeting
October 12, 2014
▪ Call to Order completed
▪ Roll Call: Kelly Hedlund (Co President), Amanda Muhlbauer (Co President), Michelle Barnes (Co Vice President), Heather Totin (Communications / Co Vice President), Trisha Pergande (Treasurer), Stacy Stelter (SEF chair), Melissa Engler (Communications Asst.), Kristina Lavelle (Classroom Rep Coordinator), Angela Hoffman, Kelly (did not not record last name)
▪ Reading & Approval of Minutes of the Preceding Meeting – completed
▪ Approval of Agenda of current meeting – completed
▪ Reports of Officers
- Volunteer needs:
- Vice chairs to chair 2015
- Board member assistants
- Fundraising co-chair
- Most people who work with interns will be stepping down
- Intern Festival will be Fall/Spring this year
- Koraida (Kory) Zuhar accepted staff intern coordinator
- Fall festival will be during the school day
- Spring festival will be in the evening
- PTO was asked to supplement food and craft items
- Use PTO funds possibly from kindness retreat
- Moved half of the bank balance to a money market account so we can earn interest.
- Donated $500 to the Vote Yes committee
- We need to decide where teacher grants will be pulled from (possibly savings)
- Perhaps an eblast giving ideas on purchasing for school and open for parent input.
- Classroom Rep
- Sandi Lindquist is Yearbook coordinator
- We have at least 1-2 photographers per classroom
- Most classrooms asked $25/student.
- E-blasts will have scheduled dates from now on.
- Discuss indoor recess with Terri to find out if there’s anything PTO needs to purchase or request volunteers to help with.
- EHSI website has incorrect and out-dated information. We will check to see if there’s a re-direct or work around so parents aren’t confused by this information.
- Perhaps add “volunteer of the month” to the website, or “nominate a peer”. Also add in the school on the corkboard.
- Yearbook will be Lifetouch this year
- CMS students will teach 5th & 6th graders how to put the yearbook together.
- $16.49/yearbook, working a deal with Lifetouch due to error amount last year.
- Maraton Counting Party: We need a Sign-up-Genius
- Before we discuss what to spend Maraton funds on, we will wait to see how much we’ve raised.
- How do we issue donation receipts to those who wish to deduct their donations on taxes?
- Possibly start a PayPal account that issues a tax receipt?
- Volunteer needs:
Join us as we enter Sir Read-A-Lot’s Castle and the Kingdom of Books for the fall 2014 book fair! We will need lots of volunteers to help make this a successful event for Oak Point & Eagle Heights students and teachers and to help us raise money to buy new books for our Media Center! Follow the link for details! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0945afae23a57-sirreadalots
Reminder send your kids to school dressed up like their favorite story character on Wednesday, October 1st! School appropriate costumes please; no weapons or Captain Underpants
Attached are the PTO Board Meeting minutes from September 14, 2009.
Please join us in the PAL room at EHSI for our first PTO General Meeting of 2014/15 on Monday, September 29th.
Little ones are welcome! Interns are available to watch students while you attend the meeting. Please email email@example.com to reserve your spot!
Immediately following the PTO General Meeting, parents are invited to a Meet & Greet, honoring our new principal, Terri Seguenza. Refreshments will be provided.
Our principal, Terri Seguenza, will discuss her first month at Eagle Heights and how our student population is adjusting to new schedules and full-time kindergarten.
We will have a presentation on the upcoming referendum. Find out how your vote will affect us personally, at Eagle Heights.
Also, PTO and SEF will present their plans for the year.
Bring your ideas on how to make your student’s day at school even better! Suggestions will be taken for PTO budget allocation for 2014/15.
Ideas such as the rock wall, sensory skills equipment for kindergarten and inflatable ball chairs for 6th graders, have been shared, and implemented by the PTO in past years.
The Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion PTO unanimously supports the vote YES campaign! Please get out and vote YES twice on November 4th!
Please Vote November 4
It’s important that all Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion families be informed about the two referendum questions concerning school funding that will be on the general election ballot this November 4th.
1. Watch the four-minute video, above, to learn the facts.
2. If there’s a chance that you might be really busy or out of town on Nov. 4, request an absentee ballot online.
3. If you’re not registered to vote in Eden Prairie, register online.
Only 29% of parents with students in EP Schools voted in the last election. PLEASE GET INFORMED AND VOTE!!!
Eden Prairie Schools Referendum 2014 Questions and Impact: http://www.edenpr.org/Page/1685
Ballot Question #1:
The district will ask residents to renew its existing operating levy and increase the amount by $700 per pupil for the next 10 years.
If Question #1 is approved: Net tax impact of $8/month on a median valued home of $325,000.
Prevents $10 million in cuts next year. Stabilizes the district’s finances for at least the next five years.
Ballot Question #2
Builds on Question #1 with a proposal to increase the district’s operating levy by an additional $150 per pupil for the next ten years. For Question #2 to pass, Question #1 must also be approved.
If Question #1 and #2 are approved: Net tax impact of $13 per month (Question #1=$8/month, Question #2=$5/month) on a median valued home of $325,000.
Prevents $10 million in cuts next year and stabilizes the district’s finances for at least the next five years.
AND, will make needed investments in students including:
Improve reading levels for the youngest learners by lowering class sizes in kindergarten and grade 1.
Better prepare students for a 21st century workforce through personalized learning in grades 2-12.
Maximize benefits of 1:1 technology supported by approval of last year’s technology levy.
Parents of students are vital in voting on this referendum. Please mark your calendars and vote on November 4th.
How much does the PTO need to Raise?