PTA Meeting Minutes

Terra Linda Elementary PTA

Date: August 9, 2018

Next Meeting: September 7, 2018

  1. Welcome by April Ellis
  2. Principal’s Message
    1. Implementing the 7 Learner Qualities
      1. Introduce the program in September, focus on one quality each month after
      2. Will align with the existing programs of the 7 habits and Troll Patrol
      3. Inform parents that these are to help enhance learning and social skills
      4. When first implemented for last half of previous school year, it significantly suspensions
      5. Encourage all parents to implement the lesson on the newsletter each month into their homes
    2. Safety and Security
      1. The school board has added $1,000,000 to enhance safety
        1. This included all teachers attending a full-day training on “avoid, deny, defend” process in case of emergency
        2. Enhanced first-aid materials in every classroom
        3. Additional training for support staff within the school
      2. Working to put a barrier in the parking lot to help cut down on children crossing in places other than the crosswalk
    3. Open Board Positions
      1. President Elect, Public Relations, and Legislative Liason
    4. President’s Message
      1. Encourage to join Macey’s School Cents, must re-enroll in program each year
      2. Join the PTA
      3. All board members have a folder with contact list and calendar
      4. Chic-fil-a night with be october 25
        1. Need 4 volunteers, Mrs. Gorringe will see about teacher volunteers
      5. Possible in-n-out night in the spring
      6. There will be a classic skate night in January, and in May
      7. If anyone needs an IRS determination letter for PTA, contact April Ellis
    5. Treasurer Report
      1. Carried Forward from 2017-2018 school year: $10,902.99
      2. Total projected income (including carry over): $27,202.99
      3. Total projected expenses: $18,540.00
      4. Total projected carry over for 2018-2019 school year: $8,662.99
      5. Budget approved by:
        1. Motioned for approval by Robyn Peterson
        2. Seconded by Jen McIllece
        3. Carried by: Cassandra Green, April Ellis, Alyce Stemmons, Kara Hill, Robyn Gardner, Erin Gotay, Dorrelyn Smith, Melanie Nixon, and Amy Arnold
    6. Committee Reports
      1. T-shirts
        1. T-shirts and sweatshirts are in, ready to sell at back to school night
      2. Reflections
        1. Theme this year is “Heroes Around Me”
        2. No big kick-off assembly
        3. Entry papers will be in the art room, Mrs. Gardner will introduce the entry categories and theme during art rotations
        4. Reflections chair person will determine due date
        5. Possibly get donations for those that do enter, maybe something for the class with the most entries
    7. Back to school night
      1. Begins at 6:00p.m.
      2. Anyone available will meet at the school at 5:00p.m. to set up PTA table
    8. Upcoming events
      1. Back to school night August 21, 2018
      2. Room Mothers Meeting September 14, 2018
      3. Birthday Wagon September 7, 2018
      4. Fall Festival September 20, 2018
        1. Usbourne books will be available for purchase at Fall Festival
    9. PTA Meetings for this school year will be on the 1st Friday of each month at 12:00p.m.
    10. Dismissal: Motioned by Cassandra Green, Seconded by Robyn Peterson



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