December 18, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes – 12/18/2018 

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

  • Introductions (Omitted) 

  • Approval of Minutes – Motion: Philomena McGowan, Second: Kimarie Whittle 

  • Principal’s Report – Mike Danford 

  • Parent Connect Team – Thank you for your involvement: Joan, Laurie, Amber, Becky, and Drew! 

  • Surplus Money – What should we spend it on? Out Parent Connect team created a survey asking for ideas. We were given a copy and will discuss realistic possibilities which we will then vote on at our next meeting. Options included, but were not limited to: Gaga ball pit, Large TV screen in gymnasium, climbing wall, new reader board, 10 iPads for DLC, various new seating options (wiggle chairs, cushions, etc.), Kindergarten playground concrete pattern, marimbas set, visually attractive reading space in the library, enrichment supplies for Title Math, signs for the outdoor classroom, sound system for the gymnasium, bathroom inspiration painting.   

  • Old Business 

  • Apparel orders are complete 

  • Grandparent’s Day 

  • Merry Night Out 

  • New Business 

  • Gaga Ball – Carrie Watson 

  • 4th Grade Orchestra Field Trip – Karen Llyr 

  • Free event, buses only. Cost = $220 for 2 buses 

  • Event Date: 2/28/19 @ 11:55am 

  • Motion: Kimarie Whittle, Second: Carrie Watson 

  • January Events: 

  • PTO Meeting – 1/15/19 from 7-8:30pm 

  • Zip’s Dine Out – 1/17/19 from 4-9pm 

  • Treasurer Report: 

  • Still sitting at $9000 of our $20,000 goal. We took a loss on Merry Night Out, though we stayed within the budget expense anticipated.  

  • Parent Forum: Screen Time in the Classroom 

  • 4 different forms of “Screen Time” 

  • Usage depending on grade level 

  • Is there a way we could start quantifying screen time at school? 

  • Are kids missing out on socializing if screen time is an option during lunch? 

  • Links to handouts can be found on the unabridged copy of this month’s minutes. 

  • Meeting adjourned – 8:44pm 

 

Next Meeting: January 15th, 2019 – Parent Forum Topic: Social Media & School-aged Children