PTO Treasurers reports

PTO Cash Flow – 3/3/2010

PTO Cash Flow – 4/8/2010

PTO Ledger – 3/3/2-10

PTO Ledger – 4/8/2-10

PTO balance – 4/8/10

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Help Sheryl and her daughter

There is a new website that’s been set up to help our family in need –

Also, the latest news on a benefit concert to help Sheryl and her daughter is this:

Sun., March 7, 1pm – 8pm
Bachus Conservatory
8000 Anderson Square, Suite 112

For more information, check out:

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Westview PTO Minutes – March 3, 2010

I. Welcome @ 7:00 PM

  • Officers Present
    • Diane Harvey Anderson,
    • Lisa Rankine,
    • Arlie Pfeifer,,
    • Catherine Cook
  • Administrators present
    • Ron Gonzales
    • Rosa Munoz
  • Others Present
    • Mary Hale,
    • Ms M Gupta

II. Officer’s Report

  • Secretary minutes by Arlie Pfeifer read and approved.
  • Treasurer’s Report by Diane Harvey Anderson on behalf of Hua Gray.

III. Administrator report – Ronald Gonzales

  • Successful 7th grade TAKS testing today.
  • Administrators are building the master schedule for next school year, 2010-11.
  • It is Budget time for next year. Waiting for PISD directives but know there will be more spending cuts. Staffing resources are secure – no job cuts.
  • Teacher commendations:
    • Teacher of the Year is Ms Zeornes.
    • Humanitarian of the Year is Mrs. Michulka.
  • February dance was a success. Eighth grade dance is upcoming.
  • Thanks to Ms Munoz for the Chinese New Year celebration this year.
  • Black History Month celebration successful. A doctoral professor from Texas A&M spoke to each grade level about diversity.
  • Previous 6 week grading cycle report cards sent out last week. Next week is mid cycle progress reports for this grading cycle.
  • April is TAKS testing month.
  • Thanks to all who have supported the WMS family who recently lost their home.

IV. New Business

  • CATCH Family Night – Lisa Rankine
    • CATCH = Coordinated Approach to Child Health.
    • CATCH Family Night will be held, Wednesday, March 10, 6-7:30 PM in WMS cafeteria and gym.
    • Many booths, e.g. Subway, Smoothies, WEB, Apple tasting,
    • Gym activities and games,
    • Prizes such as an IPod will be awarded.
  • Teacher Appreciation – Diane H. Anderson
    • 4/16 – Requests will be for breakfast food item donations.
    • 6/3 – to be determined. This is the next to the last day of school for the students.
    • TAKS Days – 4/6, 4/7, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30.
      • Lisa R to bring healthy snacks for 4/6 & 4/7
      • Good items to suggest are individual-size bottled water, bottled tea, packaged snacks, fruit, etc.
    • Thanks to Michelle Johnson for the great job with 2/19 Teacher Appreciation.
  • Website – Catherine Cook
    • High peak in visits to website directly after 2/18 tragedy.
    • Site continues to be updated with events, PTO activities & reports, CATCH Family Night, Sean Redeker’s presentation of “Video Game Addiction: Fact or Fiction?”, and Presidential Award for Best Teacher.
    • The Presidential Award is a $10,000 prize and a visit to the White House.
  • Box Tops update – Mary Hale
    • September collection amount was $266.66.
    • February collection amount was $58.90.
    • A check for the total amount ($325.56) expected in April.
  • T-Shirt Report – by Diane H Anderson on behalf of Kelli Saldana.
    • T-Shirts have been sorted and are stored in the lockers.
    • CATCH Family Night selling opportunity to be managed by Catherine Cook.
  • Volunteers still needed for:
    • Spirit Item sales at sport events,
    • Weekly School Store,
    • Teacher Appreciation.

V. Additional Business

  • Time to consider PTO officers for 2010-11 school year.
  • All positions on the board open except Catherine Cook will continue as Webmaster.
  • Recruit new members.
    • Increase Elementary schools’ awareness of WMS.
    • Contribute to Silent Auction opportunities at NW Elem (Lisa R), River Oaks Elem (Jesse Ibanez), Copperfield (Lisa R).
    • Catherine C to send emails to the list servs for encouraging future 6th grade parent involvement with PTO.
    • Suggestion for next year to have Grade Parent Representatives and Teacher Representative group to sponsor events. Create more competitive spirit, greater feedback and increased involvement.

VI. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM
VII. Next Meeting
Wed., April 14 @ 6:30 in WMS Library (following the CAAC meeting)

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PTO Events March 2010

On March 10, 2010, we will have our First Annual Family Fun Night. Our goal is to design a fun, informative, and free event employing healthy CATCH themes that would appeal to all family members. The event will be held at Westview Middle School. The event will be from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. We will have healthy food samples, volleyball, basketball, jump rope and other sports-related activities. If you visit all the booths in the cafeteria your name will be entered in a drawing for door prizes.

We are asking for volunteers to help for this CATCH event, even for just a 30 minutes session. We will probably be setting up as early as 5 pm and clean up until about 8 pm. Contact our coordinator Lisa.

Help Sheryl and her daughter

The PTO is excited to present:

Video Game Addiction: Fact or Fiction?
A presentation for parents by

F. Sean Redeker,
Licensed Professional Councelor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Councelor
Nationally Certified Counselor
Individal, Couple, Family and Group Therapy
12335 Hymeadow Dr, suite 450
Austin Tx 78750



Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 6-7pm (PTO meeting immediately following presentation)@Westview Middle School

• What is addiction?
• Why video games?
• What you can do about it ?
For more info, please contact Diane Harvey Anderson

Starbucks coffee and light refreshments~ Please join us!

Minutes Join us at our next PTO meeting : Wednesday March 3, 2010 @7:00 PM @ WMS Library

See all PTO Meeting Dates ( agenda + minutes)

Next week, Wednesday, March 3, is a TAKS testing day. The PTO would love to provide healthy snacks for the teachers and staff to keep them rejuvinated throughout the day.

If you can be part of that effort by donating “Healthy Snacks” – fruit, bottled water, granola bars, etc – they would greatly appreciate it!

Please leave your donations at the front desk next week and by the morning of March 3rd.

Thanks for being a part of the Westview PTO and helping to make a difference at your child’s school!

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