2019 October 23

Intervale PTA Meeting Minutes

October 23, 2019

The October 23, 2019 Intervale PTA meeting, held in the Media Center, was called to order by PTA President Janet Crane at 7:10 p.m.

Principal’s Report (Chris Waack)

  • Google Exhibit will be coming to Intervale.

  • Conferences will start shortly. Registration will be online only.

  • Bully-free assembly will be held in the afternoon of Halloween, following the parade and

  • parties in the morning. Feedback on the parade time shift has been taken into

  • consideration, but we are moving ahead with the morning start time.

  • Trunk-or-Treat will be this Friday, October 25th.

Teacher’s Report (Suzanne Petersen)

  • A request for bully-free shirts for teachers (8 new teachers this year).

  • Change of box tops program from classroom challenges to school-wide challenge of 1,000.

Membership Report (Janet Crane)

• 168 members currently.

Treasurer’s Report & News (Mike Wilson)

  • Mike Wilson presented the proposed 2019-2020 operating budget, which now includes a $12,000 reserve fund (open school, 5th grade, PTA operations and capital expense fund).

  • Mike made a motion to vote on the budget; Tom Tufaro seconded the motion. A total of 13 votes approved. One abstained. Motion approved.

  • Teacher mini-grant program will kick off this year. More details to come.

Committee Reports

  • 5th Grade Activities (April Homcy)

o Small fifth rec. committee this year(6people).There will be a form send out to current parents for priority seating for graduation based on hours of volunteerism.

o Ice cream is a large fundraiser but won’t sustain the budget.

o Poinsettia sale will kick off the first week of November.

o 5thgrade field trip has been changed to HarborHills.

  • Dine to Donate (Janet Crane)

o Reminder for November 7th for iHop

  • Bully Free Shirts (JanetCrane)

o 92 orders received to date.

  • Apparel Sale (BethArnold)

o Sale will be online vs.offline – more details to come shortly.

  • Food Days (Janet Crane)

o Form will be for the full year.

o Coupons for PTA membership registration will be communicated.

Upcoming Events

✓ Trunk or Treat – this Friday at 6:30 p.m. / 6:45 p.m.

✓ Halloween Parade and Parties on October 31st

✓ November Dine to Donate on November 7th at iHop

✓ Book Fair 11/12 – 11/15 - Volunteer blast will be going out shortly. Will be using eWallet. th

Family reading night will be Thursday, November 14 .

✓ International Night 11/20

New Business

o Sounds System Update – Ned came into school and updated the sound system. He provided a general update and also recommends a service cleaning to remove dust and an RCA plug wire replacement.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.