FEBRUARY PTSA MINUTES 2/7/2019
7:45- Approval of January Minutes - Approved
Treasurer’s Report: deposits totaling $2140.64 from Lifetouch commissions, BVS Spirit Wear Sale, StudioHue Teacher’s Paint Night Thank You BVS Teachers!; Additional Christmas Bazaar Sales, and Box Tops Income
Expenses included Mini grant to Dara McFadden and six folding tables to be used by PTSA at BVS events totaling $968.52
7:50-Principal’s Report: Encouraging everyone to link to the BVS Twitter page @BVSelementary
Sail-a-bration character hall of fame is underway
Spirit Days planned for February 14th wear pink and red February 15th wear red white and blue
Working on PARP
7:55-Vice President’s Report: PTSA will only pay for teachers and students to attend field trips, parents and guardians must pay their own fee.
Fundraiser with Niagara Candy has been scheduled for 2/15-3/8
8:00 Committee Reports
PARP-Forming a Committee
Scholastic Book Fair-Scheduled for 5/13-5/15 We are planning a book for each child in the school.
Garden-Starting seeds now in classrooms for the garden.
Science Fair-32 Displays with 36 Participants Tonight at 6:30
Father Daughter Dance-Photo Booth Scheduled, Corsages ordered
Mother Son Event- Under discussion, volunteers needed
Activity Day- planning has begun! Volunteers needed
May be having another Spirit Sale again in the spring
In Attendance: M.Ryan, J.Koelmeyer, K.Grazen, S.Duttry, T.Tew, T.Roberts, A. Bus, N.Lauer, B.Piazza, C. Ricotta
PTSA JANUARY MEETING 1/3/2019
7:00 - Approval of minutes
Discussion of Tables Vote to Purchase Tables 5 in favor 3 against and Increase budget for supplies to $400.00 for the tables 8 in favor 0 against.
7:12 - Principals Report - Have Glen Colton to kick off PARP
7:15 - COMMITTEE REPORTS
PARP - Darien Lake Reading Challenge will soon be underway. Vote was passed, 8 in favor to have Glen Colton come to BVS to kick off the March PARP event.
Mini-Grants - two mini grants were approved, one submitted by Antoinette Montagna was approved and received. The other submitted by Dara McFadden was approved and waiting to be received.
Reflections - BVS had the most participants in HCSD with six advancing to Western Regionals
7:20 - EVENTS
Science Fair - plans underway, plenty of tables to use
Father-Daughter Dance will be held at the school this year with a pink and purple theme
7:25 - NEW/OLD BUSINESS
Activity Day - Earth Spirit, possible $750.00 allotment available for BVS to use. Looking into booking a 3 hour event with other activities to supplement.
Poinsettia Fundraiser yielded $342.50.
Need for a Spring Fundraiser was discussed. A chocolate/plant sale was suggested.
In Attendance: B. Piazza, E. Piazza, T. Tew, C. Ricotta, A. Bus, B. Whalen, N. Lauer, A. Lyle
NOVEMBER PTSA MINUTES
7:50 - Treasurer’s Report
Scholastic Book Fair
Tops bonus card check
8:00 VP Report : $2078.00 of scholastic book bucks! Successful event
Mrs Knodels class won pizza party for All For Books
PARP - getting underway
Poinsettia sale Fundraiser looking into vendors
Reflections -Due 11/19/2018
New Vendor for Christmas Bazaar which is actually the old vendor
Have something for kids to do while they are waiting
Kids missed the pumpkin contest
In Attendance : B. Piazza, C. Ricotta, A. Bus, A. Mon
tagna, B. Knodel, N. Lauer, T. Tew, K. Ebsary, L. Biddle, A. Judge, J. Koelmeyer, J. Rasulo, D. Pfeil, D. Neureuther
The PTSA appointed a mini-grant committee for Boston Valley Elementary for the purpose of facilitating grant requests from staff at BVS. An annual budget of $1000.00 was approved at a previous PTSA meeting. The committee consists of Tracy Tew, Elizabeth Huson, and Chairperson Amy Bus.
Three applications were submitted with two being approved and fully funded.
A grant request for a Stem Education Cart submitted by Dara McFadden for grades K-5 in the amount of $750.00 was approved.
A grant request for a Classroom Chart Easel on Wheels with Storage Bins submitted by Antoinette Montagna for Room 104 in the amount of $145.00 was approved.
A grant request for a We Do Lego 2.0 Stem Kit and batteries submitted by Erin Holstein and Kristen Winewicz for Level 3 in the amount of $2094.96 was unable to be funded at this time. This item can be partially funded in the amount of $105.00 or may be resubmitted at a future date.
PTSA OCTOBER MINUTES
7:00 - Approval of last month’s minutes
Principal’s Report - Picture Day went well, ran smoothly
Relocation drill re-scheduled for next Tuesday
Sail a brations are scheduled
7:05 - VP Report
Yearbooks - Continue to use Lifetouch.
Mini Grants - District wants to approve purchases before we purchase, see what is approved at the building level, then give the go ahead. BVS PTSA needs a chairperson to be the go-between with district for mini - grants.
Mental Health Training available for 20 PTSA members on Friday October 26th.
7:15 COMMITTEE REPORTS
Home room Tea Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. 10/10/2018. Two needed per classroom
Scholastic Book Fair - Coin drive in the classrooms for All For Books
Book fair scheduled for 10/23-10/25. Set - up Monday the 22nd after school
Teacher Wish Lists
PARP - books will be given to teachers for distribution to students, books will be purchased at this book fair for the next PARP event to be scheduled
Halloween Event - cider and donuts; stations; face painting added; photo booth, games, bags for collecting, costume contest, coloring contest
Reflections - deadlines for projects are Monday November 19th
Activity Day - Moving forward on using Earth Spirit for Activity Day
Box Tops - Tracy Skuse collections going well
Spirit Wear - planning to offer youth size t-shirts at cost. Kick off at the Halloween event - 10/24/2018 for two weeks ending in November.
SQUARE One Art Work as a Fundraiser possibility, 38% profit
Scrip - gift cards, 5% back
Christmas Plant and Wreath Sale - Motion Passed
Schwans - food, 20% back possibly in the spring
Girls On The Run-
Purchasing more tables-
Tablecloth - BVS PTSA $65.00 motion passed
BVS Buddies - Model learners at Boston Valley Need to purchase life size stand ups
Glen Colton - program for PARP
8:45 Meeting Adjourned
B.Piazza, E.Piazza, T.Skuse, A.Bus, N.Lauer, A.Lyle, S.Beiter,
PTSA SEPTEMBER MINUTES
7:50- Approval of minutes
Treasurer’s Report - year end expenses, etc.
Principal's Report- good opening day!
VP Report- would like to see growth of Mini Grants
Vote on increasing mini grants from $500 to $1000 Passed
Need committees for mini grants
Box Tops Program is being handled by Tracy Skuse - Set a goal for the Box Tops$
Programs-would like teacher input-Core will cover it at their meetings
Field Trips-Budget will be established
Reflections-Theme is Heroes Among Us
PARP - Need to form a committee
Scholastic- run simultaneously with PARP
Back To School Barbecue Monday 9/17/2018
Home room Parent Tea - Share expectations of a home room Parent
Halloween Celebration - Centers/Stations Snack related station; Mike Randall, Photo Station
Picture Day - no changes
Adding Garden as a line item -
Need Someone to be a liaison with Farm To Table Initiative
Bald For Bucks - possibly doing something at BVS in Honor Of Conor Long
Old Business - Meeting times adjusted
In Attendance: B.Piazza, C.Ricotta, D.McFadden, B.Knodel, N.Lauer, L. Biddle, A.Montagna, J.Koelemeyer, A. Judge, T.Roberts, K. Gingerich, R.Bartoo