September Minutes

Hemby Bridge Elementary School PTO Meeting Minutes

September 17, 2015

PTO Members Present: Jennifer Schwarz, Angelica Linn, Sonia Tubbs, Kim Rice, Amy Sullivan, Brianna Anderson (5), Katy Smith (specials), Gina DiPietro (K), Becky Bossert(1st), Debbie Romanow (3rd), Rachel Varda (4th), Stephanie T. Burris, Melissa Carpenter, Cortny Walker, Heather Greenwood, Cathy Cassidy, Michele Simpson

            Call to Order:

            Jennifer Schwarz called the meeting to order at 2:17 pm

            Officer Reports:

            President – Boosterthon shirts have been ordered

            VP Fundraising – Boosterthon Pep Rally is Oct. 20th and Boosterthon Run is Oct. 29th

            VP Room Parents – Room Parent meeting is Sept. 24th at 7:45 am. Letters were sent out to room parents

            Treasurer – bank balance is $17,171.69

            Secretary – nothing to report

Committee Reports:

               Beautification – Anna Butler is keeping up the flowers in the planters out front

               Book Fair – has already met the goal before curriculum night

               Box Tops/Campbells Labels – Clip day is Oct. 23rd and needs help from volunteers

               Care and Share – Amy Sullivan has offered to chair this

               Family Dance – Oct. 2nd, 6:30 – 8:30 in the gym with a 70’s theme

               Restaurant Nights – Chick-fil-A Tues. 9/22  4-8

               Green – nothing to report

               Grocery Store Rewards – Harris Teeter has new offer to donate money for orders placed online

               Holiday Shop –will be November 30th – December 4th

               Hospitality – Teacher Treat Thursday started today. Angelica has a theme for each month and will ask for items to be brought in as needed

               Lunch Relief – Oct. 1st starts lunch relief.  It will be every Thursday and we do need volunteers to help with that. Last year we had to cancel a couple times due to not having enough help.

               Membership – competition is still going between grades. Winner gets a popsicle party

               Mentoring – has not started yet. Ms. Phipps is working on this

               Newsletter – Kristen Sloan is the chair. Please send her any info you want in the newsletter

               School Spirit – we will have stock of HB clothing to show families. We still need a portable store or area to showcase items. Purchasing is online only.

               Volunteers – Kim reported she will start a volunteer drawing the end of September and the winner will receive a gift card. Kim will send emails for committee volunteers soon.

               Website – Heather Pownell has offered to chair this

               Yearbook – start taking and sending pictures now

Old Business:

             Jennifer reported our Mascot has been ordered and is in transit

New Business:

            *Site Base Management Team will need new parent members this year. We will have a vote for those positions. They meet the 3rd Thursday of the month.

            *Teacher Assistants have limited time this year.  Please ask parents if they can help and remind them to get their UCPS volunteer approval

            *Kim reported we are down in numbers of volunteers this year. Please pass along that volunteers are needed in all areas.