• BMS PIE Meeting Minutes

    11/16/17

    Attendees:

    Tara Clemens, Faith French, Linda O’Shaughnessy, Julie Alonso, Justine Schmidt

     

    Review and approval of October meeting minutes

    Motion for approval by Tara Clemens

    Second by Justine Schmidt

     

    Revised Bylaws – presented for signature by board

     

    Treasurer Report

    • Transactions:
      • Received $8.13 from amazon smile
      • Book fair held last week: $634.45 proceeds for library/learning hub
      • $23.98 spent for teacher appreciation (cookies)
    • Fred Meyer – earned $12 but don’t cut checks until $25 reached
      • 6 families signed up as of this year
      • Need to get others signed up – offer sign-ups at parent events
    • Music/drama/wrestling accounts
      • Wrestling – transfer funds to BMS to manage
      • Music – see if there is an overall budget at BMS to transfer funds
      • Drama – allocate to BMS electives account earmarked to drama
    • Flag plaque
      • Justine presented options – between $20-$50
      • Allocated $50 for sturdy face plate style to be attached to the flag pole
      • Propose additional funds be moved to support building requests

     

    PIE Fundraisers

    • Wreath sales – open for sales now; get 20%
      • Nov 1 – Dec 17
      • $200 raised so far (12 purchases)

     

    • Bush Blend coffee – run twice after ASB
    • Christmas: Nov 1 – Dec 1 (4-5 orders currently)
    • Spring: TBD

    Promote after Thanksgiving; reminders in Falcon Flyer

    Cocoa party – for coffee pick-up; offer during 6th period on Dec 14 (or pick-up at parent meeting)

    • Orders should be delivered to office and kept by staff instead of box (Someone will need to connect with office staff – Michelle, most likely – to share what is happening.)
    • Look for large carafe
    • Need insulated cups; request donation or purchase cocoa at Costco
    • Host in Commons
    • Add to morning announcements – give verbiage to Kevin

     

    • Amazon Smile, Fred Meyer, box tops (sent in; due Nov 1) – ongoing (see above)

     

    Teacher/Building requests

    • Building request – sandwich board for attendance reminders
      • Current quote is $200
      • PIE to check on prices – Julie to look for quote of Safe Kids; Faith researching other options
    • Lego wall for Learning Hub
      • cost is $275
      • plywood and materials for 6x6 wall and base plates
      • Lowes can assist with construction and possibly funds (requests taken on monthly basis)
      • Justine to submit request to Lowes
      • request people donate Legos or purchase at local Lego store
    • Art supplies – original request for $1-2k
      • Requested additional info and haven’t heard back- will await response for future consideration
    • Walters/Duncan – 8th grade math help – did follow-up – request is for 8 students twice a week.
      • Decision: allocate $100 for the year – Tara will respond
    • Together/YMCA request – program not starting until Jan.
      • Decision: Deny request - due to PIE non-profit status and YMCA fee for service
    • Math Night – reimbursement received for first one. Haven’t heard if there will be more
      • Linda to follow-up with staff

     

    Parent emails/volunteers

    • Need a system to organize
      • Disconnect between approved volunteers and access to info
      • Can verify cleared list and grades of students half hour before PIE, with advance communication with Linda
      • Teachers generally request their own volunteers; PIE is helpful for building requests – but school seems to get better results with their requests

     

    Getting parents and especially men involved/volunteering in school

    • Watch Dog – required 45 min introductory presentation
      • Check with Ashley Sutherland to see if she has already met this requirement
    • Million Dad March (Dad’s walking students to school, national initiative)
      • Idea to consider for 2018-2019 school year
    • Specific events for parent involvement
      • Members requested school consider ways to intentionally invite parents to school during the day (not just afterschool/evenings).
      • Ideas to consider: lunch, breakfast, assemblies, special functions

     

    Principal update – Linda O’Shaughnessy

    • Wednesday 11/22 is 10:30 release
      • Student activities for the day:
        • HIB training (harassment intimidation and bullying)
        • Participate in TUSSEL (survey on social emotional wellness) to inform curriculum needs
        • First seals to be presented
      • Nov 30 – reward day for fundraiser
        • Limo to pizza and dance
        • Chaperone assistance needed 1-2:30 PM for the dance
      • Leadership community service activities
        • Can food drive just ended
        • Blankets/coat drive for Dec/Jan
        • Giving tree