Tuesday, October 23, 2007
PTO Meeting Minutes
October 23, 2007 6:30pm
Staff: Pam Haldeman, Helen Jacobse, JoAnn Vucinovich, Margaret Swanson,
Mary Beth Peter, Sharon Benson, Susan Honadel
Parents: Tracey Baehler, Nici Dunn, Shelly Larson, Lauren West,
Kim Nguyen, Todd Purfeerst, Dawn Alberts, Ed and Kris Sieve,
Kelli Linnerooth, Barb Drexler Luzum, Jon Ofstad, Kristi Anderson, Jody Polson
Minutes from September 2007.
Motion to Approve, Seconded, Motion Carried.
The budget report for the 2007-2008 school year received its second approval.
Parent-Teacher conferences and the book fair went well.
We had 85 % of Parkview students represented at conference.
After School Classes: The fall after school session started on October 22nd and will end on November 29th. Between Monday and Thursday of each week, a total of 20 classes meeting. Great start to the 2007-2008 school year.
The Kathryn Beich Fundraiser raised approximately $22,000-about 4,000 more than past years! Delivery of the products will be on Friday November 16th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.
SCRIP: Keep the scrip program in mind as you begin your holiday shopping. It is a fast and convenient way to purchase gift cards. More information can be found at our website www.district196.org/pv/pto or contact Barb Drexler-Luzum.
Family Open Gym Nights, 6:30-8:00 pm:
November 2nd, January 14th, February 25th
November 12th, December 10th, January, 24th, February 21st, March 20th,
April 24th May 22nd.
Spring Carnival Update:
All committees have a Chair person except GAMES. If you are interested in heading the chair of the games committee please contact Lauren West or Stacy Stucker.
Superintendent, John Currie
Stable District Enrollment and Staffing
John reports a great start to the school year with actual enrollment higher than projected and increases at each grade level. We are stable in the following areas Enrollment, Staff and Finance.
“Serving all or part of …Farmington!”
We were recently informed that the city of Farmington has annexed a parcel of land from Empire Township. The 80-acre parcel was already in our district and is currently undeveloped. So, even though there are no students currently living on the property, the annexation allows us to include Farmington in the list of cities and townships currently served by District 196.
Online Payment Fees
The district will soon offer parents the ability to pay for lunches, co curricular activities and other fees online. This service will be offered through TIES which is the information services system used throughout our district. Parent Leaders were asked about this option last year and shared with John that it would be a valuable service for parents, but they were adamant that any service charges should be up front and not hidden in fees. There will be a 4.29 percent service charge on all transactions but this charge will be noted before payment is submitted online. Parents will still be able to make payments by check and cash if they choose.
Parent Notification System
Snow days: You will not receive a school closing via email anymore. Check with the district Web page or the Media to see when school has been closed.
Quality Compensation (Q Comp)
The 30 Q Comp peer leaders have been meeting and training and are very excited to get started. John feels Q Comp will significantly improve instruction in our district. We will hear more about this as the year progresses.
Meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm
Next Meeting is November 13, 2007
Topic: Family Craft Night.