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