October 16, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Call to Order by Mellie Price – PTO Board President.



Later Meeting - Better Timing?

Many agreed that the later time for the meetings is more beneficial for families.

Secretary – Approval of Minutes

Motion: Philomena McGowan

Second: Jill

Principal Report: Mike Danford

Busy time of year. Conferences coming up this week and goal setting. An opportunity to connect with parents as we work to support your kiddos. Skill Group model has begun – math and ELA

Organized Recess – discussed last month – activities and opportunities are FUN! I’ve seen all age group kids having a blast.

5th and 6th – choosing to organize their own activities.

5 different title teams. Working hard to set goals for our building.

The living classroom – cleanup: by the numbers

Old Business

September Events – Froyo: raised about $100

Recess with Dads – Huge success! Men welcomed, great for our community.

Box Tops = About $600

McTeacher Night = $700

Living Classroom = How to get more people involved. Fall and Spring Cleanup

Carnival - Jill

Creative about how we divide up the stalls.

Building Community

Lots of Fun New Activities

New Forms


Orders Due November 16th


Initial handout sent home. If we don’t have an increase in funding soon, we will be forced to look to local businesses and other options for funding.

November Events

Picture Day Retakes

Change in November Dine-Out: Not Pattison’s, De Leon’s instead. 5-8pm

PTO Meeting – 11-20-18

Teacher Requests -

2nd Grade Field Trip – Hidden Acre Farms(Approx.$800.00)

Jill motioned to approve funding for this field trip.

Neary Everyone Seconded

1 Opposed

Speaker Opportunity -

Digital Citizenship - $280 to speak to parents

Would we be interested in having a specialist come speak to parents about social media and our kiddos.

Treasurers report -

Income – Initial handouts, Box Tops, Apparel Orders, Dine Outs. Overall, we are getting close to reaching $6000. We are hoping for a good turnout at Carnival.

Parent Forum – Safety and Security in Our Schools – Mr. Danford

Thinking of Fire drills, lock downs, active shooter.

Social/Emotional Safety, Physical Safety

These are intense, they get everyone’s attention.

Safe and secure space for the colleagues and students to go to school.

Social – Emotional Safety: Every adult building relationships with every kid. Deliberate activities to identify kids that needs good relationships with students and teachers.

Every classroom teacher is responsible for a classroom management plan. Proactive circles: Group of kids with a teacher leading while sharing a little bit about who they are, what they like, what they want to work on.

Very deliberate curriculum – K-2. Inviting 3rdgrade to be involved. Challenges, anger, frustration, how to communicate with your peers(Second Step Curriculum) Mandated to teach anti-bullying lessons(individualized)Difference between bullying and teasing. Instead of a single lesson, we will be teaching a series of lessons how to navigate bullying, how to respond, how to solve problems.

PBIS – 5 positive interactions with everyone. Redirect. Positive Behavior Intervention Support. Level 0 voice in the hallway. Making good choices at recess, at an assembly, giving kids feedback via white tickets.

(Tier 1 Intervention) – 80% of our students are behaving as we need them to promote the safety and security of these kids.

(Tier 2 Intervention) – 15% of kids need a few nudges and reminders. We have a Tier 2 team for teachers that have students who need some reminders and or have some behavioral challenges – sometimes creative thinking to support these kids. This team of educators have mechanisms to support these kids.

(Tier 3 Intervention) – 1% of kids that exhibit some challenging behaviors that are out of the norm. Social worker support, threat assessments, support from outside of the school setting(parents,behavior plans). We are proud that we are a public education setting and we work to support all kids and families, even those with atypical behaviors.

Progressive discipline plan – Connect with the kids, instead of punishment, we talked, shared, and came to a resolution – we came to a community service agreement. They took away from the community by taking the attention of the bus driver, principal, peers… so in order to give back, they had the option to clean windows, pick up trash, or work in the garden.

Restorative Justice

Physical Safety

Safety Maintenance

Single Point Entry

Drills & Practice – 10 drills per year, Fire Drill, AED, Earthquake, Lock-down, modified Lock-Down, Outside to Inside.

Lock Downs – Lock doors, away from windows, active shooter training, practice at least 1 per year. Our staff is amazing in their response. No heads up.

All phones have the capability to call a lock down

September 18, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes – 09/18/2018 

  • Call to Order – Mellie Price @ 7:02pm 

  • Introductions – 7:03pm-7:07pm 

  • Mellie: Board Retreat and Our Vision for the Year 

  • Kimarie: Proposed Budget (Approved) 

  • Adjustments to Events and Line Items 

  • Books Closing according to By-Laws 

  • Checking Account 

  • 4-Year CDs for Bond & Levy & Olympics (Approved) 

  • Principal’s Report – Mike Danford 

  • Ice Cream Social 

  • First Day of School 

  • Open House 

  • ASB 

  • Kindergarten Began 

  • Students Eating Lunch in their Classrooms 

  • Hiring in Progress 

  • Student Assessments in Progress 

  • The Living Classroom getting usage 

  • Whitworth Student presence 

  • September Events 

  • October Events 

  • Apparel Orders & Fundraising 

  • Teacher Requests: 

  • Kindergarten – Christmas Plate Tradition (Approved) 

  • Parent Forum: Structured Recess w/ Mike Danford and Crystal Franks 

  • Do we have any data on efficacy comparing issuance of discipline slips?  

  • How are bracelets distributed? 

  • How many Para-Educators are present at each recess? 

  • For the especially energetic kids, are these narrowed activities enough for them to get enough energy out? 

  • What will structured recess look like in the snow? 

  • How do kids coordinate with friends that are in other classes? 

  • Meeting Adjourned @ 8:35pm 

May 16, 2017 PTO Meeting Minutes

3:35 p.m. – Call to order

  • Introductions
  • Motion to suspend agenda and move Cathy DelPizzo to front of line by Tina Valdez
    • Seconded by Mellie Price
    • Approved by all
  • Cathy DelPizzo – Bite to Go
    • At least 2,000 kids in Spokane go to bed hungry every night
    • Started by second harvest 4 or 5 years ago
    • Tina identifies families that are food insecure (kids that rely on school for food), and they are provided 4 meals each weekend that they can make themselves. 
    • $12 per month during the school year
    • Provide boxes of meals for the whole week during the summer.
    • Kids who are hungry do not learn well.
    • Evergreen currently provides 70 meals per week, could use 100, but don’t have the money. $144 per child for 12 months, $40 for a summer.
  • Reports of officers
    • Secretary – Reading of April’s minutes
      • Approved as read
    • Treasurer Report
  • Staff Reports
    • Principal’s Report- Mr. Danford
      • SBA Testing Almost done!
      • First grade playwright festival was great!
      • Reading Stampede Friday at 2:10!
      • Owls coming to 3rd grade may 26th
      • Drone Flyover at each recess on the 30th
      • Class placements soon
      • Seattle June 1st and 2nd
      • All school talent show June 6th
      • Camp June 8th and 9th
      • Field day June 9th
      • Sixth grade graduation June 10th 
    • Parent Involvement Committee
      • Working on Parent Survey focusing of home/school communication connection and safety
      • Volunteer breakfast on June 6th from 9-10 am  
    • Becky Tucker – 1st Grade
      • Reading Stampede read 6,628 books!
      • Would we be able to help with snacks for classrooms?
        • Tina Valdez motions for $60 to be used for snacks for Reading Stampede celebration
        • Seconded by Ely Baertlein 
        • Approved by all
    • Mrs. Williams – 6th Grade
      • Riverview Bible Camp is charging more money to use extra facilities


  •     ▪    Was short by $1,800, now short by $325
    • Ely Baertlein Motions to approve the $325 to cover the cost
    • Emmy Wise Seconded
    • Approved by all
    • Mrs. Kelley – Yearbook
      • Katie Pouk motions to move the $1000 tech grant from Dorian to Evergreen Elementary, as well as to move profits from yearbook to ASB account
      • Seconded by Tina Valdez
      • Approved by all
  • Old business
    • Skyhawks sports – 5/4-6/1 Thurs. Dodgeball, kickball, and fun with fitness.
      • Nobody signed up. 
    • Online fundraising – amazon smile (smile.amazon.org)
    • SBA Testing – Sent snacks to testing classrooms through Food Services
    • Teacher Appreciation Week – 5/1-5/5
      • Shameless Sausage
    • Retirements (Mrs. Meredith and Ms. Joy and Mr. Bob)
      • Katie Pouk compile recipes for baking book for Miss Joy. 
      • Mellie Price Motions $300 for gift cards for retirements
      • Ely Baertlein Seconded
      • Approved by all
    • Miss Ressa’s Bench
      • School District and Teacher’s Union will split cost if we get it set up
  • New Business
    • Outdoor Classroom
      • Supposed to be complete by fall  
    • Jennifer Wheeler asking for ~$2,800 for 7 iPads to help with video editing
    • Tina Valdez Motions to approve $2,500 
    • Seconded Mellie Price
    • Approved by all
  • Prize drawing
    • Andrea Williams – Dutch brother’s coffee
    • Ely Baertlein – Domino’s gift card
  • 5:15 pm Meeting adjourned


In Attendance:

Dawn Baertlein    Tina Valdez        Mellie Price        Katie Pouk    

Cathy DelPizzo    Lori Swan        Emmy Wise        Rebecca Tucker

Ely Baertlein        Courtney Kelley    Mike Danford    Andrea Williams