PTO Meeting Minutes February 19, 2008
Staff: Pam Haldeman, Amy Wisdom, Karen Erb, Karen Williams, Michael O’Keefe, Paul Eckhoff
Parents: Lisa Schmidt, Stefani Stuckey, Laurie Carr, Dawn Morrison, Kris Sieve Paul Loughridge, Barb Drexler Luzum, Jon Ofstad, Kristi Anderson, Jody Polson
Minutes from November 2007. Motion to Approve, Seconded, Motion Carried.
The fundraiser projection was handed out. Here is how it looks, Actual $31,379 ~ Additional Projected $11,100 ~Total Projected $39,200.
After school Program was a huge success, we had the largest program in the district. A total of 700 spots were filled in classes each week.
Upcoming PTO Events Open Gym Night: February 25th (Last One)
Culvers: February 21st, March 12th, April 24th, May 22nd
Parkview Elementary Family Night with the Minnesota Twins Saturday, April 19th 2:55 PM, Twins vs. Cleveland Indians, Ticket Cost: $12.00 Must order no later than March 21st Contact Barb Drexler Luzum email@example.com 952-432-7715
Family Resource Area in the library
We hope to make this area at Parkview at great resource for parents, with a variety of topics. We will have more information to follow at the April PTO Meeting.
Read-a-Thon and Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Parkview will kick-off its third annual Read-a-Thon on Monday, March 31st. The read-a-Thon will conclude with a Barnes and Noble book–fair on Thursday April 24th. More information on this program will be sent home with students on Monday March 31st.
Scripts Update: Just a reminder, you may purchase gift cards from a variety of vendors that we have on hand every Friday at Parkview.
PARKVIEW’S STATE FAIR CARNVIAL IS FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008 PLEASE CONTACT STACY STUCKER, 952- 953-3247 OR LAUREN WEST 952- 997-3022 WITH ANY QUESTION YOU MAY HAVE. DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE CARNVIAL ON THE PARKVIEW WEBSITE!
TOPIC: Shannon Gilmore, District 196 Math Trainer
Shannon provided parents with some tools to help support their children in the area of math. The tools covered all grade levels, k-5. Here are some ways to support your mathematician at home.
*Allow children to invent strategies for solving problems This encourages number sense and success in mathematic
*Ask more questions. Give fewer answers. What are you trying to figure out? What do you know now? Let’s reread the problem. Have you answered the question?
*Encourage computation with understanding. Teaching a procedure before a child has had a sufficient amount of time to develop an understanding of the concept forces the child to focus on the rules for the procedure rather than thinking about the mathematics.
*Include your child in the mathematics of everyday life. Determine correct change at the drive-thru. When cooking, double or half a recipe. Play card games and board games
Here are some websites for children that help support math: http://www.figurethis.org http://www.mathplayground.com http://www.funbrain.com http://www.aplusmath.com/cgi-bin/flashcards/money http://www.math24.com http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing http://www.mathcats.com
Racko | Set | Concentration | Crazy Eights | 500 | Spoons | Compare | Solitaire | Hearts | Speed | Uno | 24
Mancala | Payday | Checkers | Krypto | Yahtzee | Chess | Cribbage | Tribond | Monopoly | Clue | Sequence | Rumis
Meeting Adjourned at 7:15 pm Next Meeting is March 18th, 2008