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PTK General Meeting Minutes 10/2/12

posted Oct 8, 2012, 8:35 PM by Darcy Pedersen


OCTOBER 2, 2012


Present: Amy Tischler, Shannon Bulman, Trisha McFaul, Marisa Snyder, Sujatha Seethapathi, Dawn Fiser, Katie Macauley, Paula Goler, Julie Murray, Beth LeBron, Barbara Serna, Linda Strauss, Darcy Pedersen, Jessica Apodaca.

1. Welcome and Intros.

2. Principal’s address: District has agreed to pay for the Scripps Spelling Bee. Status of Title One applications: CG needs at least 35% free and reduced lunch kids at school to get Title I federal funding. Last year, we were slightly below, so were at risk for losing it next year. As of yesterday, we were at 36.9% because of push to get applications in! Important to retain Title I funding to keep Ms. Sarah and many other school benefits such as NDI.

  •  Discussion of after-school traffic flow. Parent reported back up on Griffin and Catron with traffic before school starts. Principal invited emailed suggestions, but notes that pick up and drop off is completed within 10 minutes, which isn’t bad from the school’s perspective.
  • Principal thanked PTK for all of its work.

3. Calendar of events- Halloween carnival is main event in October.

4. Funding requests:

  • Miss Kristy from PE requested reimbursement for bins purchased to collect lunch boxes on playground. $51.80- moved, seconded and approved.
  •  Ms. Porterfield, Ms. Beree , Ms. Capitani and Ms. McCarthy requested $600 for 4 classrooms to go to Audubon for March field trip for outdoor science program. Expanded from original request to include an extra classroom. Three second grade classes and one first grade class would benefit. Doesn’t include buses which are paid by the District. Well regarded trip last year. Moved to approve and seconded, approved unanimously.
  •  Paula Goler talked about approaching local businesses to sponsor classrooms. Audubon trip would be good program to use for this program.
  • Mrs. Quintana has requested $50.60 reimbursement for groceries for cooking with classes. Moved to approve, seconded, approved by majority.

 5. Review of Profit and Loss program school year to date. Teacher Parent request line item includes two of Mr. Stark’s programs that were approved last year but paid this year. Current balance in checking is $31,241.67 and $20K in savings as of 9/25/12.

 6. Communications Committee. Query regarding readability of eblast, and hard copy newsletter. Consensus that both forms of communication are very accessible. The CGPTK website is being used as model by SFPS District for other schools.

 7. Outdoor Classroom- no update.

 8. Fundraising. 

  • Beth LeBron has offered to donate proceeds from Silpada jewelry party to CGPTK. Considering date at end of November, early enough for holiday giving. Possibility of working with local restaurant to host party and corollary fundraiser.
  • Zamantha has suggested a Zumbathon. Discussion of doing it during early January—enthusiastically received.

 9. Room Parents. Presented by Barbara Serna. 17 classes participating in baskets for carnival. Need room rep for Ms. Cute’s class. Games are also assigned at CG carnival website.

 10. T-shirts- Jessica ordered 40 more shirts due to of shortage of inventory in small and medium sizes.

 11. Ms. Miera suggested a school cookbook as a fundraiser. Will consider as spring fundraiser.

 12. Carnival timeline. See carnival website.

 Meeting adjourned at 1:10 p.m.