May 2014 PTO Meeting Minutes
Hall-Dale Elementary School
May 12th 2014
- Thank you to the PTO and all the parents who contributed to Teacher Appreciation Week. It was deemed “outstanding and very much appreciated by staff.”
- Two new teachers have been hired to alleviate the large numbers in a couple of the grade levels for 2014-2015. The staff is currently working through the process of where those teachers actually will be placed. There will be more news soon on this.
- Last day of school this year will be June 17, 2014 and it will be an early release day (11:45 am). There will be no make-up day for the April 2nd art room event.
- Mr. Folsom is retiring and will be leaving the school. July 1st. A hiring committee is looking at candidates now.
Secretary’s Report: The March 2014 minutes were reviewed. Motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes.
Treasurer’s Report: Motion was made and seconded to accept the May 2014 Treasurer’s report. We are ending the year with just over $21,000.
Enrichment -Caroline Eldridge
Just had the Theater at Monmouth here performing My Father’s Dragon. Mrs. Maguire thought the students really enjoyed it. This one was a particularly good performance. This was funded by the PTO.
Business matters and Updates:
Mr. Viselli has requested a little more money to purchase pedometers $140. This was approved by PTO.
Field Day 2014: Mr. Viselli is proposing all the grades (1-5) to participate at the same time with age appropriate activities. There will be 15 different activities going at the same time and the kids will rotate through. Classroom teachers will go around with the classes to different stations. They will need parent volunteers to help at each station as well. 15 at the least and 30 would be great. Mr. Viselli would like to have a water station and fruit cups as well. And would like some $ to support these. The date is set for June 12th with the 16th a rain date.
The PTO approved money for field day water and snacks up to $100.
The current Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer have volunteered to continue next year.
A PTO President for next year is needed! No one has shown much interest yet.
Some ideas to make the job less burdensome are to have Co-Presidents, or more committees within the PTO to work on separate areas like fundraising or community events. .
Fundraising ideas for next year:
Old Town canoe raffle. Would need to purchase the canoe/kayak at half price and then we can raffle it off. It would be a “factory second” but they generally do not have much wrong with them.
Everyone would like to continue the Sugar Rush. A local business owner has expressed interest in sponsoring the shirts. Date set for November 2nd. Could do the canoe raffle then as well.
Futures committee: Golf tournament June 28th at 10am. Supports the whole RSU 2.
Meets next year will probably continue on the second Monday of the month.