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POE PTO Board Meeting Minutes

January 11, 2018

8:20 am-9:15 am


Meeting called to order by President Shelley Griffis


Attendance: Shelley Griffis, Kelly Windham, Kathryn Esquivel, Valerie Cockerham, Julia Rmeily, Ashley Douglas, Shannon White, Latanya Dawson, Jenny Templin and Leia Tucker


Minutes from 12/14/17 were approved.


President’s Report – given by Shelley Griffis

·         McDonald’s Spirit Night

o   We will set up a money bucket for each grade level to raise additional funds.

o   We need to decide on prizes for the winning class or grade level. Some ideas are an extra recess, a Panther plush for the classroom, a McDonald’s ice cream coupon, etc.

o   Leia will make a graphic for the money buckets.

o   Leia will ask Nicole Knight with the city school system to post the even on their Facebook page and will ask the city to promote it, as well.

·         Coffee Cart

o   Julia Rmeilly volunteered to be the lead for Coffee Cart. Ashley Douglas, Shannon White, Valerie Cockerham, and Jenny Templin will assist.

o   It was decided that the next Coffee Cart will be on February 23.

·         Shelley also asked that we have as many PTO board members at the Pelham Oaks PHS Basketball game as we can.

·         Shelley also asked Leia to get the Amazon teacher wish lists set up.

·         The National Teacher Appreciation day is May 7.  LaTanya said that is the same week as the 5th grade’s trip to Washington, DC so we need an alternative week. Shelley will talk to Mrs. Miller about what will work best.


Fundraising’s Report – given by Kathryn Esquivel

·         Box Tops

o   They are due to Box Tops on March 1 so we need to get out a flyer tomorrow, Friday, January 12. Kat will send out another flyer with Ziploc bags in a couple of weeks. Kat will find out what deadline we need to use.

·         Coin Drive

o   The Coin Drive will be the week of March 12.

o   Kat needs to make arrangements for a coin machine.

o   Kat will work on prizes.

o   Everyone needs to send their ideas to Kat & Shelley.

o   Shelley will e-mail Mrs. Miller to verify the date.

·         Jenny Templin volunteered to send Shelley information on Buffalo Wild Wings’ school fundraiser.



Other Business

·         Leia asked when the next Teacher Appreciation lunch will be. It was agreed that we should do something for Valentine’s Day. Julia volunteered to organize it. Shelley will get a date from Mrs. Miller.



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