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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

PTO Minutes


Bellview PTO

Meeting Date:              Tuesday March 16, 2010

Meeting Location:        Bellview Conference Room


1. Call to Order: 6:30


2. Minutes:  Review of February meeting minutes and approved.


3. Guest Speakers: Kat Smith and Lea Light from RVTD and City of Ashland presented a Safe Routes to School program that they would like to implement at Bellview with the help of parents.  A survey and map was handed out to members and will later be distributed to all parents.


4. Officersí Reports:


a.      Presidentís Report: The track upgrades will be finished by the end of spring break.  A deadline of March 31st was set to hear back from Samsung about a grant for cameras. If we havenít heard from them by that date, we will present the teachers with cameras that the PTO has purchased at their meeting on April 7th.  The garden is on hold due to a flood plain ruling and an appeal process.  A decision on the garden should be reached by April 15th.


b. Treasurerís Report: The budget is in very good shape due to the Benefit Auction. We currently have approx. $4228.70 for short term spending, $604.10 for the Sunshine fund, and $7249.20 toward a long term project.


            c. Upcoming Events :


Art Night: April 30- Room parents will need to help with the labels for the projects.  Tony will send the room parents the label template.  Lindsay volunteered her class to make labels for the classes that were not able to make their own. 4 tables with hands on activities supervised by the teachers will be included as well as ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery as a small fundraiser. The first flyer will go out April 6th and another will go out April 23rd.



5. Committee Reports


a.                  Scrip: Contests seem to be going well. The raffle contest is doing better than the poem contest.


b.                  Bellview Benefit: The auction was great and team has already started thinking about next year. A preferred vendor list will be created and distributed to all parents.


c.                   Classified Lunch: The lunch was well attended and appreciated.  The PTO donated a new coffee maker and a full set of silverware for the staff room.



5. Unfinished Business


a.      Bylaw update/ Vote: The Bylaws were approved as written.

b.      Discussion of the Sunshine Fund and Scholarship Guidelines: was tabled for the next meeting.



6.New Business:


a.      Board position voting procedures: Mrs. Zundel and two non-board members will select replacements for the vacancies.  They will be nominated on the April Meeting and voted on at the May meeting this year due to lack of time.


7. Principals Report: Principal Zundel reported that the self supporting Spanish classes should be able to continue next year.  Registration for kindergarten and new students is the week of April 26. On the first day back from break, all students will take a celebration lap on the refurbished track.


8. Next Meeting: April 20th


9. Adjournment : 7:55


Submitted by: Jennifer Ferreira

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