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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Reflections

PTA Reflections

Encourage your students to get those creative juices flowing and enter the PTA Reflections contest.  This year’s theme is “The World Would Be A Better Place If…”  The deadline for all entries is October 24th.

You can find more information and all the forms necessary by clicking on the Reflections page on the top right-hand side of the screen.

Last Week to Finish K-8 Intro to Computer Science Program – and Earn Rewards

We have 20 students that have completed the K-8 Intro to Computer Science program, and we applaud their dedication and hard work.  We now need at least 10 more students to finish to have a chance at a second $1000 reward for our school- the deadline for this is JUNE 15th.

If your student is currently working on the program, we’d like to see them finish this week if possible.  If they aren’t already, they need to be using the teacher code URTNBK. (Mrs. Matthews) THIS IS CRITICAL FOR THE REWARD

If they have a different teacher listed on their -my progress- page, simply click Remove teacher, and then ADD teacher, and enter this code.

The school computer lab will be open on Wednesday, June11th, from 9:30 to 11:30 to help those who would like to FINISH the program.  You need to have already COMPLETED the first 12 STAGES in order to join us for this completion party.

We invite ALL THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED the program to come help those that haven’t.

We will have pizza after for everyone that participates. We will be done by 12:00 pm.

If you have questions, contact Mrs. Wight.

There’s still time to earn $1000 for our school!

Since January we have had over 100 students sign up to participate in the K-8 Intro to Computer Science course at code.org.

Students who completed the course, were able to win prizes for themselves, and work toward winning $1000 for our school. In order to receive the $1000 for classroom supplies, we need to have at least 15 students complete the program.

We have 8 students that have completed the program, and we applaud their dedication and hard work.  We need at least 7 more students to finish – and we are hoping to have them finish before school ends, if possible.

If your student is close to finishing, we’d like to see him/her try to finish this week if possible.  If they aren’t already, they need to be using the teacher code GUSKRT. (Mrs. Williams) If they have a different teacher listed on their -my account- page, simply click Remove teacher, and then ADD teacher, and enter this code.  (We started out with high hopes that we could have 45 students finish – but now are just hoping for ONE group of fifteen.)

If your student has forgotten their username or password, or needs any other assistance, you can contact Mrs. Wight, our computer lab aid, for help.  Also if your student would like to get help before school in the computer lab this week, contact Mrs. Wight to make arrangements.

FOOD DRIVE for the Utah Food Bank

The Terra Linda Student Council is conducting a FOOD DRIVE for the Utah Food Bank.

Valentines Day is coming! So, Terra Linda will be having a food drive from February 10th-21st to show that we care about the Utah Food Bank.  We need students to bring as much canned food as possible to help the Utah Food Bank.  Here are some examples of canned food students can bring: Peanut butter, Tuna, Fruit, Vegetables, Stews, Chili, Beans, and Corn.
Please help us reach our goal of 1,000 cans.

Thanks for helping the Utah Food Bank!

Go Beyond the Hour of Code

It’s not too late for your student to go BEYOND the Hour of Code…

Encourage them to join us in completing the K-8 Intro to Computer Science course at code.org

More information can be found on the Terra Linda website, CLICK HERE.

Students that complete the course quickly may win prizes from code.org – and if enough students finish quickly we could earn money for classroom supplies at our school!

We can potentially earn 1000’s of  dollars for our school – but we need YOUR HELP.  For each group of 15 or more students(7 must be girls) that finish the K-8 Intro to Computer Science course, the teacher will receive a $1000 credit to donors.choose.org to use for grade level supplies.  This is only available to the FIRST 1000 teachers whose students complete the course.  If your student(s) have some extra time this week, sign them up and get them started. It’s FUN, EDUCATIONAL, and could really PAY OFF for our school!

We have nearly 90 students signed up! However just 5 students have finished, and only about 25 have worked on it at all in the last week. There is still time to earn money for our school, but we need 30 students to finish quickly! If your student is currently signed up with Ms. Newbold’s class – we’d like to move them to one of the other groups to increase our chances of having 15 finish in each group. You can click the remove a teacher link on the progress page; and then add a teacher (use a teacher code from the TL website). Contact Mrs. Wight if you need help doing this.  Also the computer lab continues to be open before school at 8:00 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through February.

Thanks

Go Beyond the Hour of Code

If your student enjoyed learning about Computer Programming during the Hour of Code, and would like to learn more…

Encourage them to join us in completing the K-8 Intro to Computer Science course at code.org

More information can be found on the Terra Linda website, CLICK HERE.

Students that complete the course quickly may win prizes from code.org – and if enough students finish quickly we could earn money for classroom supplies at our school!

We can potentially earn 1000’s of  dollars for our school – but we need YOUR HELP.  For each group of 15 or more students(7 must be girls) that finish the K-8 Intro to Computer Science course, the teacher will receive a $1000 credit to donors.choose.org to use for grade level supplies.  This is only available to the FIRST 1000 teachers whose students complete the course.  If your student(s) have some extra time this week, sign them up and get them started. It’s FUN, EDUCATIONAL, and could really PAY OFF for our school!

Thanks

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to our Terra Linda tigers!

Parents, remember the Halloween Parade is at 9:30 this morning. Hope to see you there.

Also, Box Tops and Labels for Education are due today! Turn them in to your child’s teacher, OR to the office with your child’s teacher’s name on the envelope.

Be safe, and have a great day!

Picture Day

Picture Day is tomorrow, October 8th.

Please make sure your student is on time and looking their best!

If you are purchasing pictures, please fill out a form for each child and send the money tomorrow. Make checks payable to Eastman Adams Photo.

If you have lost your payment form, there are extras in the office.

Preschool students are welcome to come from 12:30-1:00.

SAY CHEESE!