Westview PTO minutes, October 6 2010

I. Welcome PTO meeting : 10/6/2010 @6:30 PM
Attendance of PTO Board and Members:

  • Lisa Rankine,President
  • Mary Hale, Treasurer
  • Diane Harvey,School Store Coordinator
  • Catherine Cook,Webmaster, Secretary
  • Sylva Ibanez, Secreatry

Administrator and teachers present :

  • Ms. Martha Forney Westview Principal,

II. PTO treasure report – Mary Hale

See budget link

  • Dance and cheerleaders, requested assistance by teacher sponsor
  • Offered advice to Mr. Calderon; may need volunteers

Questions on budget:

  • Dance
    • DJ: have we asked before for a volunteer parent DJ, as this was done in the past at Parmer lane Elementary School ?
    • We got a lot of postive feedbacks for the dance and the DJ we had.
    • Mary mentionned that  we made $200 in sales at dance which  is more than ever before.
    • $300/hour for the DJ or $600/night. Questions were asked about getting discount, possibly make advertisment flyers ?

Motion to accept budget passed.

III. Principal’s Report – Martha Forney

  • Westview completely staffed now, including 7th grade principal
  • There are 2 members on long-term leave.
  • Students enrollment : 968 students total
    • 312 students in 6th grade
    • 316 students in 7th grade
    • 340 students in 8th grade
  • Student holiday: Oct 11
  • Early release: Nov 3
  • Test for 8th grader on Nov 3 : Ready Step Test
  • Programs at school
    • Capturing kids’ hearts: share the kids among teachers for their learning
    • Teaching with poverty in mind
      • Ex: how to distinguish anger and disappointment ?
      • Ex: improve IQ with activities
  • Next CAAC meeting : 12/6 with discussions center around topics such as staffing, budget, school initiatives, data, planning, and so forth.

IV. Box Tops report – Mary Hale

  • This year, we made over $100 thanks to the HEB bonus box tops. Last year half of the money came from the HEB bonus offer as well.
  • Our first dead line is October 22. Please give your box tops coupons to the 1st period teacher or put them in the Box Top box in the library.

V. School Store – Diane Harvey Anderson

  • We need volunteer during lunch time. 
  • We sell funny school supplies from 50 cents to $2.
  • We also have 25 cents gift cards.
  • Please consult our catalog online.


  • We are doing well. .
  • We placed orders for hoodies and 144 batch almost all sold.
  • Thanks for front office helping selling T-shirts.
  • Hoodies should be there for football games.

VII.Web Site – Catherine Cook
Website updated with:

  • Catalog School Store.
  • T-shirt Order Forms
  • Minutes and Treasury Reports
  • Corrections to some email addresses

VIII.Other businesses

  • Nov 11 : National Junior Honor Society reception: 7pm at the cafeteria.
    • National Junior Honor Society color theme: blue and white.
    • Ms. Michalka asked for just cookies and punch but the PTO would like to provide the chocolate fountain including fruits, cookies and marshmallows.
  • From Nov 1st to Nov 5th : Book Fair
    • Family event to celebrate the book fair: Nov 3 @ library from 5:30 to 7pm : the Westview’s “Chef’s best” competition. Same as we did last year. See flyer.
    • Donations: chef’s hats
  • Food drive: Nov 1st – Nov 5th. Sponsor: Mrs Morgan
    • Need incentives for winning classroom: class of 30: fudge sundae, Chick-Fil-A, Culvers tickets ? need ideas…
  • Next meeting : November 3rd, 2010 @6:30pm @ WMS library during Chef’s best competition
  • Meeting ajourned @ 7:28pm
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