Hickory Hills Elementary Board and Membership Meeting March 5, 2013
In Attendance: Kami Cardwell, Lori Chisholm, Shereena Cox, Michele Douglas, Lisa Ebisch, Brandy Hickman, Heather Killian, Melissa Kotowicz, Maggie Krogh, Sarah Langston, Laura Ogden, Beth Plaster, Emily Russell, Catherine Schmittling, Caren Tate, Katie Vance, and Valerie Wehrenberg.
Beth Plaster, PTA President, called the meeting to order at 1:37 PM.
The February 2013 minutes were approved as written.
Caren Tate, PTA Treasurer: McTeacher Night brought in $366.15. Ongoing Fundraising income budgeted for 2012-2013 was $3,000 and YTD has received $2,922.99. Expenses in February include books for Chat and Chew, the magician fee for the Cultural Arts assembly, and hospitality items for the SCPTA meeting held at HH. Ending balance for February was $13,051.50.
Beth Plaster: The Founderâ€™s Day banquet has been rescheduled for March 18. The silent auction begins at 6:00. The dinner and presentation begin at 6:30.
Brandy Hickman, Ongoing Fundraising Chairperson: Box Top winners- Mrs. Parrott (K); Mrs. Banasik (1); Mrs. Demel/Mrs. Price (2); Mrs. Logan (3); Mrs. Anderson (4); and Mrs. Hagin (5). 11,470 total Box Tops were collected in February. A catered breakfast will be served to the winners after MAP testing. Buffalo Wild Wings and Ruby Tuesday Scrip cards will be added to the inventory list. Proceeds for Scrip to Go will go toward teacher classrooms.
Beth Plaster: Pasta Express Nights are ongoing every 2nd Monday of the month. Pasta Express will donate 15% of the sales from 4-9 PM to help HH. Vouchers will go home in this weekâ€™s student folders.
Lori Chisholm, Book Fair Chairperson: Our Spring â€œBuy One Get One Freeâ€ Book Fair hours will only be Monday, May 8 (8:00-7:00), Tuesday, May 9 (8:00-3:00), and Wednesday, May 10 (8:00-3:00).
Valerie Wehrenberg, Yearbook Chairperson: The yearbook order form deadline is Thursday, March 7. Please turn in forms to the teacher or office. Extra forms are in the office. Also, any final photo submissions need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 7.
Kami Cardwell, Assistant Principal, showed a brief video explaining the bond and levy proposal on the April 2 ballot.
ï‚· Quality Schools for Kids needs parent volunteers to help fundraise, pass out voter commitment cards, and/or be a school representative. Mr. Allison asked HHPTA to donate $150 to support the campaign.
ï‚· Spring Break is March 11-15.
ï‚· The unofficial last day of school is Thursday, May 16, unless there are more snow days.
ï‚· Mulch for the elementary playground will be added this spring.
ï‚· Kindergarten registration is March 7, from 9:00-10:30.
ï‚· Dominoâ€™s Pizza Night is March 7. Use the SPS11 code when ordering.
ï‚· MAP testing is scheduled for April 15-26. Grades 3-8 will be tested week 1 and 5th/8th grade science will be tested week 2.
Heather Killian brought a motion that HHPTA send Quality Schools for Kids a donation of $150 to support its campaign for the bond and levy vote. The motion got a second and carried.
ï‚· Catherine Schmittling, RIF Chairperson: There may be one more book distribution in April.
Beth Plaster adjourned the meeting at 2:00 PM.
Lori Chisholm PTA Secretary