Westview PTO Minutes – Feb 3, 2010

I. Welcome @ 6:30 PM

  • Officers Present
    • Diane Harvey Anderson
    • Lisa Rankin
    • Arlie Pfeifer
    • Catherine Cook
  • Administrators present
    • Ron Gonzales
    • Rosa Munoz
    • Alyssa Blanchett

II. Officer’s Report

  • Secretary minutes by Arlie Pfeifer read and approved
  • Treasurer’s Report by Diane Harvey
    • $1428.71 in bank
    • Petty Cash
      • Spirit items: $21
      • School Store $86.04
      • Cash box $11.00
    • New forms designed for recording expenses

III. Administrator report

  • Additional technology has been provided by PISD
    • 5 new computers for GAME Intervention Classes
    • 5 New computers for CARE Intervention Classes
    • Computer Lab on wheels (15 computers & more) for Special Education Classes
  • Funding received for a Mariachi Group
    • Terry Caso, teacher for 40 students
    • Instruments to be provided
    • Wed and Thurs rehearsal days
    • They performed at the TAKS night, 2-2-10
  • Students have completed TAKS release tests
  • AVID – 3rd year for program for students in the middle academically
    • Support provided during the school day
    • Additional funding through Susan Dell Foundation for teachers
  • Sixth grade night had a great response from incoming students

IV. PTO Business

  • Dance Feb 5, 4-6 PM – Lisa to coordinate
    • Posters are up
    • Sell pizza, drinks, candy, flowers
    • Decorations, balloons that flash, etc
    • Another email to be sent for sodas and water
    • Set up begins at 3PM – AVID kids to help with set up
    • Volunteers 4-5 people signed up
  • Teacher Appreciation for Feb 19
    • Michelle Johnson
      • Needs candy and granola bars donations by the Feb 17th
      • Puppy Chow recipe to be sent by Alyssa to Michelle
      • Staff count is ~100
    • Teacher Appreciations for Apr 16 and Jun 3 to be determined next meeting
    • TAKS Teacher support
      • First of TAKS testing days is March 3rd
      • Donations needed such as fruit, pre-packaged snacks, etc
    • Spirit Items – Esme Tapia has resigned
      • Need volunteer to direct
      • Soccer, Track and Golf seasons upcoming
    • School Store
      • More people needed to help sell on Friday at lunchtime
      • Pride Time begins 2-19
    • Website
      • Updated after each PTO meeting
      • Event page to list donations and volunteers
      • Link to Box Tops website, e.g. lottery to win money for the school
        • Turn in Box Tops by Feb 19
        • Other fundraising opportunities with Office Depot, Target, etc
      • Teacher Nomination for best teacher
        • Catherine to research whether middle schools qualify
    • CATCH – Lisa March 10 6-7:30 at WMS
      • Vendors with information
      • Games, apple-tasting testing
      • Bake Off with recipes
      • Email with specifics to be sent
      • Need Volunteers
    • T-Shirt Report
      • Pam Boerst relocated and resigned
      • Kelli Saldana to be T-shirt coordinator
      • Many t-shirt sizes left to sell

V. Other Business

  • Potential Speaker, Sean Redecker, counselor
    • Possible topics
      • Gaming addiction: Fact or Fiction?
      • One Pill Too Many: A Parent’s Guide to Helping their Children stay Clean and Sober
    • Discussion involved types of incentives for attendance, refreshments to serve at event
  • Cougar Graduation Celebration Lockdown
    • Donate $100 in budget for this year
    • Motion passed

VI. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM
VII. Next Meeting Wed., March 3 @ 6:30 in WMS Library

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