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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