Tippecanoe School Corporation

PTO

WEA RIDGE P.T.O. Officers 2019-2020

Heidi Wallar, President, don@mulberryhealth.com

Stephanie Berryman, Vice President, Steph.berryman@comcast.net

Amber Laffoon, Secretary, alaffoon1022@gmail.com

Amber Simons, Treasurer, ambersimons@hotmail.com

Wea Ridge Elementary

Minutes

August

August 26, 2019

Introductions:  

Call meeting to order 

Introduction of attendees including officers.  (All officers present including 14 parents) 

Upcoming Events: 

Candles Sales: possible change, date to go out 8/30/19- 9/13/2019 

Distribution will be at Parent Teacher conferences 10/22 & 10/24  

Volunteers needed to help sort and deliver to classrooms prior to P/T conferences 

Spirit Wear sales: Michelle - great job 

Did well at back to school night 

Restaurant Night: Missy​– Missy is contacting the restaurants to set them up will find out about flyers, will need help with copies and distribution  Pink Walrus 8/20 

September- Hot Box Sept. 17th  

October - nothing yet (maybe Wings again or Arby’s or Wendy’s) 

November 19th- Panera Bread 

December- ? 

January- McDonalds (they said they would only do January or February) 

Feb- 

 March--Chuck E Cheese since that seemed to go well. 

April  

I was trying to get a hold of Arby’s and Wendy’s but haven't heard back.   

Family Fun Night: (Heidi &Need teacher) 

Oct 11th  

Looking into food trucks instead of pizza 

Big Bounce House--- Need to return contract (Heidi) $900 same price.  It states will have staff available to tear down (said this prior years too) 

Need main teacher and —teacher volunteers 

NHS- I will check to see how many they will be sending to volunteer 

Kona Ice to be there, set up in cafeteria​- confirmed 50/50 Raffle 

Fannie May Sales: (Sarah Larhman) Oct 14th 

I have Mike Ruff on our calendar to come kick off the sale on Modday, October 14 and our sale will ​end on Thursday, October ​31.  

Keep in mind the price per box $13 this year.  

Box Tops (Amber Simons)  

You will want to download the Box Top App and start scanning your receipts. 

Once you scan your receipt then the App will check for box tops.  Continue sending any box tops in that you still have at home.  

 

Teacher Appreciation/Parent Engagement: Jessica Jones 

Any needs yet  

Parent Teacher Conference Fall  

October– candle delivery (need volunteers) 

Book Fair – Lindsey Piechnik  

Catering for the teachers’ dinner-- Jessica Jones  

Movie Nights (Mrs. Merryman & Heidi) Fall Dates: November 8​th  Spring Dates:  

National Honor Society kids to help again this year she said she would have 5-6.  

Donuts for Dads 

November Dates:  checking for November date.  

Muffins for Moms 

Dates 

Read-a-Thon  

Moved to March  

GAGA Pit- 

Will need volunteers to help put it together once we have it. 

Playground Update-​ Playground ordered and hopefully will be installed by mid-October.  It will take about two weeks to install. 

 

 Additional request: 

Resilience Team would like Walkie Talkies and calm down bags (approximately $500.00). 

New: 

If you shop through Amazon Smile the School may get a percentage from that.  

 

 

Teacher Request:  

Teachers would like a new Diecut Machine.  Brenda Garza to look into pricing for this. 

 

 

 

Date of Next Meeting:  

September 16 at 5:30 p.m. 

 

September

September 16, 2019

Introductions:  

Call meeting to order:  all officers present, two teachers present, Mr. Gabauer present, and five parents present

Introduction of attendees including officers.   

Upcoming Events: 

Candles Sales: 

Distribution will be at Parent Teacher conferences October 22-25  

Volunteers needed to help sort and deliver to classrooms prior to P/T conferences 

Spirit Wear sales: Michelle - great job 

Did well at back to school night 

Restaurant Night: Missy​– Missy is contacting the restaurants to set them up will find out about flyers, will need help with copies and distribution:

September- Hot Box Sept. 17th  

October - nothing yet (maybe Wings again or Arby’s or Wendy’s) 

November 19th- Panera Bread 

December- ? 

January- McDonalds (they said they would only do January or Feb.) 

Feb- 

I was going to do Chuck E Cheese again in March since that seemed to go well. 

April  

I was trying to get a hold of Arby’s and Wendy’s but haven't heard back.   

Family Fun Night: (Heidi &Mrs. Andrews) 

Oct 11th  

Pizza Hut on Veteran’s providing the pizza

Big Bounce House​.  Need to return contract (Heidi) $900 same price states will have staff available to tear down (said this prior years too) 

National Honor Society volunteers- Heidi is getting them 

Kona Ice to be there, set up in cafeteria​-50/50 Raffle 

Fannie May Sales: (Sarah Larhman) Oct 14th 

I have Mike Ruff on our calendar to come kick off the sale on Monday, October 14 and our sale will ​end on Thursday, October 31. 

Keep in mind the price per box $13 this year.  

Box Tops (Amber Simons)  

You will want to download the Box Top App and start scanning your receipts. 

Once you scan your receipt then the App will check for box tops.  Continue sending any box tops in that you still have at home.  

 

Teacher Appreciation/Parent Engagement: Jessica Jones 

Any needs yet  

 

Parent Teacher Conference Fall  

October– candle delivery (need volunteers) 

Book Fair – Lindsey Piechnik  

Catering for the teachers’ dinner-- Jessica Jones 

 

Movie Nights (Mrs. Merryman & Heidi) Fall Dates: November 8​th Secret Life of Pets 2 Spring Dates:  

National Honor Society kids to help again this year she said she would have 5-6.  

 

Donuts with a Dude 

November Dates:  checking for November date.  

 

Muffins with Mom 

Dates 

 

Bowling Night

May

 

Read-a-Thon  

First week of March  

GAGA Pit- Ordered

Will need volunteers to help put it together once we have it. 

 

Playground Update-​ Playground ordered and hopefully will be installed by mid-October.  It will take about two weeks to install. 

 

Financial:

Received check from Panera for $58.93

 

Anything New: 

If you shop through Amazon Smile the School may get a percentage from that.  

Liz Willis will be the PTO Social Media Girl and will be working on setting that up. 

 

Teacher Request:  

 

 

Date of Next Meeting:  

October 7, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. 

 

October

Monday, October 7, 2019  

Introductions:  

Call meeting to order:  president, vice president, treasurer, two teachers, and five parents present

Introduction of attendees including officers.  

Upcoming Events:

Candles Sales:

Distribution will be @ P/T conferences October 22-25 

Volunteers needed to help sort and deliver to classrooms prior to P/T conferences

Spirit Wear sales: Michelle Harding - great job

Did well at back to school night

Restaurant Night: Missy​– Missy is contacting the restaurants to set them up will find out about flyers, will need help with copies and distribution:

September- Hot Box Sept. 17th 

October – 23rd for BW3

November 19th- Panera Bread

December- ?

January- McDonalds (they said they would only do January or Feb.)

Feb-

I was going to do Chuck E Cheese again in March since that seemed to go well.

April 

I was trying to get a hold of Arbys and Wendys but haven't heard back.  

Family Fun Night: (Heidi &Mrs. Andrews)

Friday, October 11th

Pizza Hut on Veteran’s providing the pizza

Big Bounce House​.  Need to return contract (Heidi) $900 same price; states will have staff available to tear down (said this prior years too)

National Honor Society- Heidi is getting them

Kona Ice to be there, set up in cafeteria​-50/50 Raffle

Fannie May Sales: (Sarah Larhman) October 14th

Mike Ruff on our calendar to come kick off the sale on Monday, October 14 and our sale will end on Thursday, October 31.

Opt out flyers are being attached to Fanny May orders.

Keep in mind the price per box $13 this year. 

Box Tops (Amber Simons)  

You will want to download the Box Top App and start scanning your receipts.

Once you scan your receipt then the App will check for box tops.  Continue sending any box tops in that you still have at home. 

Teacher Appreciation/Parent Engagement: Jessica Jones

Any needs yet?

Parent Teacher Conference Fall  

October– candle delivery (need volunteers)

Book Fair – Lindsey Piechnik 

Catering for the teachers’ dinner-- Jessica Jones

Movie Nights (Mrs. Merryman & Heidi) Fall Dates: November 8​th

Toy Story 4   

Spring Dates:  TBD

National Honor Society kids to help again this year she said she would have 5-6. 

Donuts with a Dude

November Dates:  12th and 13th   will be setting up a photo booth, selfies, to capture the moment.

Muffins with Mom

Need to check on dates

Bowling Night           

    May

Read-a-Thon  

First week of March  

GAGA Pit-  This has been ordered.

Will need volunteers to help put it together once we have it. Eagle Scout project Mason K. He is working with Heidi and Dana’s husband. To hopefully be completed by end of October.

Playground Update-​ October 14th begins the replacement of the old structure.

Social Media- Liz Willis.

Instagram account set up so make sure you follow WRE_PTO! I’ll work on getting the Facebook account set up and then linking the two. As soon as I link the Instagram /FB accounts I’ll see if I can mention it on the Wea Ridge Elementary FB page and also see if we can get it in the next newsletter.

Financial:

Received check from Panera for $58.93

Anything New:

If you shop through Amazon Smile the School may get a percentage from that. 

Teacher Request:  

Date of Next Meeting:  

November 11th @ 5:30pm.

November

November 11, 2019

Introductions:

Call meeting to order: all officers present, one teacher present, and four parents present

Introduction of attendees including officers.

Upcoming Events:

Candles Sales:

All distributed! Thanks to all of the volunteers.

Spirit Wear sales: Michelle - great job

Restaurant Night: Missy​– Missy is contacting the restaurants to set them up will find out about flyers, will need help with copies and distribution:

November 19th- Panera Bread (4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

December- 

January- McDonald's

February-

March-- Chuck E. Cheese

April

I was trying to get a hold of Arbys and Wendys but haven't heard back.

Family Fun Night: (Heidi &Mrs. Andrews)

Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped make this night a success!

Fannie May Sales: (Sarah Larhman)

Sales may have been down this year but some families participated in the opt out portion of the fundraiser. Will have profit number at next meeting.

Box Tops (Amber Simons)

You will want to download the Box Top App and start scanning your receipts.

Once you scan your receipt then the App will check for box tops. Continue sending any box tops in that you still have at home.

$163.50 was submitted from the clipped box tops for the November 1, 2019 deadline.

Teacher Appreciation/Parent Engagement: Jessica Jones

Any needs yet?

Parent Teacher Conference Fall

Thank you note was sent by teachers.

Movie Nights (Mrs. Merryman & Heidi) Fall--- Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this night a success!

Donuts with a Dude

November 12 and 13

Muffins with Mom

Dates---need to check on this.

Bowling Night----May

Read-a-Thon

First week of March

GAGA Pit- This is completed. Thank you to all of the volunteers to get this set up.

Playground Update-​ Delayed until spring due to cold weather.

Financial:

Checking balance $22,764.48

Savings balance $20,046.28

Anything New:

If you shop through Amazon Smile the School may get a percentage from that.

Liz Willis will be the PTO Social Media Girl and will be working on setting that up.

Teacher Request: none at this time.

Date of Next Meeting:

January 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

December

January

February

March

April

May