PTA Meeting Minutes - October 20, 2020

10-20-2020 PTA Minutes



  • Welcome!


  • PTA Business

  • Budget and Bylaws (Annual approval required)

  • Fewer fundraisers than unusual, so the budget looks a little different this year.  Several are items indicated with a 0.

  • Looking for more creative ways to fundraise to make up the difference between credits and expenses.

  • Walkathon may still take place in the spring, but it may look different than in previous years.

  • CLIMB Theater

  • At this time, we are not holding assemblies so we have not scheduled our annual visit from CLIMB theater.

  • Kelli will ask at the next Superintendent meeting if we can repurpose the funds designated for this event.

  • Spirit Day Shout Outs

  • A new tradition at school that celebrates the good things that are happening in our building.

  • Teachers and students nominate others for shout outs

  • On Fridays, Mrs. Richardson visits classrooms with the Road Runner trophy and celebrates students, classes, and teachers.

  • Kids put their names in the trophy for a drawing for Whitey’s gift card, or similar prize. 

  • Fundraiser opportunity for this year; possible line item for future

  • Budget and Bylaws passed.


  • Room Parent Info - Adrienne Wheeler, Chair

  • Email check-in with lead room parents last week.

  • Cute and fun things are happening, despite not having parties

  • Class pen pals, supply drives, virtual lunches

  • Let Adrienne know if you need anything.




  • Staff Appreciation - Dounia Sareini, Chair

  • Thanks to everyone who contributed to Stock the Lounge!

  • Next event: Conference Dinner on Thurs, Nov 5

  • Not Family Style, individually packaged dinners

  • Best way to help is through monetary donations

  • Sign up coming soon

  • Thank you from the teachers for your generosity!


  • Book Fair - Katelyn Darling, Chair

  • A Virtual Book Fair will be held Nov 5-18th 

  • Book Fair Flyers coming home with students first week of Nov.

  • New shopping experience available

  • “Walk” through a virtual book fair, listen to a book talk, purchase right from the “shelf”

  • Katie Rokusek is helping with book talks and wish lists when students visit the library.


  • Reflections Theme 2020-2021

  • I matter because…

  • Deadline coming up! Please return entries by October 30.


  • Upcoming Fundraisers - Adrienne Wheeler

  • Chipotle

  • THIS Saturday, Oct. 24!!

  • 5:00-9:00 pm

  • Promo code for online orders: VCWL3DV

  • We will receive 33% of sales/orders. 

  • This is an awesome return!

  • Nothing Bundt Cakes

  • Beginning Nov 2

  • Online orders only by link

  • Link will be live for about a week and a half

  • Drive through pick up at RH on Friday, Nov 13th

  • We will receive $2 for every cake that is sold.

  • Panera

  • Early Dec

  • In person, online orders

  • We will receive 20% of sales

  • Other fundraisers are being researched

  • Schwans, Your Pie, Portillo’s


  • Giving Tree - Nicole Puryear, Chair

  • We will not be able to put it up this year as we have done before

  • Looking for ideas on how to make this a successful thing for teachers

  • Sign up genius?

  • Room parents send email with sign up genius and help manage within classrooms?



  • Guest Speakers- Dr Cindy Lewis and Dr. Darcie Kress, Standard Based Grading and Our New Report Cards

  • What standards entail

  • Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies

  • 21st Century Skills, Universal Constructs

  • Recommended standards for PE, Fine Arts


  • Using the report card as a communication tool

  • Looking at the end goal

  • How do we help students become college and career ready?

  • Considering outcomes for graduates

  • Examples of how standards build through the grades (RL.2)