Westview PTO minutes – March 14, 2010

Welcome @ 6:35 AM

  • Attendance of PTO Board and Members -Diane Harvey Anderson, Lisa Rankine, Arlie Pfeifer, Catherine Cook, Mary Hale, Jesus Ibanez
  • Teachers Present – Jennifer Pena (GAME teacher) and Rosa Munoz
  • Administrator Present – Ronald Gonzales
  • Guest Present – Chester Hoster, PISD Board member candidate

II. Officers’ Reports

  • Secretary Report – Arlie Pfeifer, Minutes read and approved after correction by Rosa Munoz that she is a teacher not an administrator
  • Treasurer Report – Diane Harvey Anderson on behalf of Hua Gray
    • Balance is $1880.13
    • Money forms presented and discussed
  • Principal’s Report – Ron Gonzales
    • CAAC Meeting update
      • UIL Contest for WMS Bands – Wind Ensemble won Superior rating and Symphonic Band won good and excellent ratings
      • Orchestra – Best Overall, Best in Class, Superior rating
      • Cheerleaders – Won 1st place trophy
      • TAME – students winners placed in 1st, 2nd, 3rd , 5th (See Wildcat Herald for more details)
      • Two students qualified of 19 finalists “Do the Write Thing?”
      • Suggestion made for these competitions to be added to the Wildcat Herald next year for parents to know in advance about these competitions
      • Suggestions to add visual loop presentations using video to promote more student participation
      • TAKS season, 8th grade has completed Math and Reading testing
      • Week of Apr 26-30 more TAKS for all grades
      • Next year WMS will have 3 counselors (this year had only 2)
      • Enrollment projection is 901 for 2010-11
      • Last week of grading period. Next week begins last 6 week grading cycle of this year
      • May 3 Teacher Appreciation Week – Ron Gonzales to do a luncheon (date to be decided)
        • Teacher appreciate school supplies
        • Food, snacks (popcorn), sodas, chocolate (Staff ~100)
      • End of School Year Dances
        • May 14th 6-7 grade 4-6 PM
        • May 14th 8th grade 7-9 PM Special decorations, pictures, nicer dress
          • Summer Beach Theme, Beach balls, Skate boards, poll for favorite songs, Video
          • Glamorize it for the 8th graders
        • No graduation or culmination event for 8th grade

III. New business

  • Teacher appreciation schedule:
    • Last week of school – Suggestion for Parent Day June1-3
      • Tuesday, end of the year awards
      • Ron Gonzales to get teacher feedback
      • Munoz and Pena to coordinate
    • TAKS days – 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30 – ideas?
    • Teacher appreciation Week ? May 3rd
  • T-shirt update – Kelli Saldana – Not present
  • Website/Social Media ? Catherine Cook
    • WMS PTO is on Facebook – become a fan
    • Google Agenda – Link on website for agenda and calendar
    • Wiki page link for Ms Munoz
    • Wildcat Herald Link
    • Thank you note received for donation to Parmer Lane
    • Post survey for dance ideas from kids
  • Officers/positions for the 2010/2011 school year –
    • Nominating committee solicits nominations by deadline of May 5th
      • Lisa Rankine, nominated for president
      • Catherine Cook, will continue as web master
      • Need Treasurer – Diane to check with Sheri Tripp
      • Need Secretary
      • T-shirt coordinator
      • School Store Coordinator
      • TAKS Snacks Coordinator
      • Teacher Appreciation Coordinator

IV. Additional business
V. Adjourned at 7:40 PM
VI. Next meeting date: Wednesday, May 12, 6:30

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