• BMS PIE Meeting Minutes




    Tara Clemmens, Linda O’Shaughnessy, Julie Alonso, Justine Schmidt, Michaela Winkley, Amy Vitacolonna


    Treasurer Report

    • Transactions:
      • Box Tops – continue collecting through April 30 for pizza party
        • Current Top 3: McCauley, Leinbeck, Chevy
      • Emailed teachers awarded to get awarded funds spent
        • Homework club
        • STEM
        • Homework Center
      • Check written for $300 to support yearbooks
      • Outstanding approved expenses:
        • staff appreciation
        • Sandwich boards
        • Art


    Review and approval of March meeting minutes

    Approved as presented


    8th grade celebration -  Monday 6/18

    7/8 graders and staff only attend due to capacity in gym


    Talent/Art Show – April 26 (evening), 27 (school day)


    Funds for pizza, refreshments – PIE approved support at Feb meeting

    Volunteers needed to serve refreshments, collect donations, and chaperone participants


    5th grade transition

    May 2


    Staff Appreciation – May 7-11

    Linda will check staff lounge for needs – possibly an insta-hot

    Budget $226


    Teacher/Building requests

    • Art request approved – waiting for purchase
    • Lego wall is complete – want to take a pic
    • Justin McKaughan – requested field camera ($1,400 new; $1,000 used on Amazon)
      • Set of site licenses with wii video $250 (30 users per license)
        • Edit videos on chrome book
      • Plans to use equipment to create training videos
      • Need to address the following prior to approval:
        • 2 missing cameras from last year’s talent show – need to locate
        • Who would be responsible for securing/keeping equipment
          • Possibly in media center for check out
        • Request the school purchase the license
        • Possibly consider a grant to cover at least half


    Board Recruitment

    • Julie motioned to amend bylaws to say board members may hold one position for three years rather than two years;
    • Tara is willing to stay on as Treasurer
    • Julie is willing to stay on as Secretary
    • Members asked to recruit new parents at upcoming PTA meetings at Elementary schools


    Amazon Smile

    Sign-up and purchase between March 14-31 gets 3x donations


    Principal update – Linda O’Shaughnessy

    • Field Trips
    • 8th grade April 24, 25 Fort Nisqually/Vashon Island
    • 7th grade June 13 Zoo
    • 6th grade June 6 to NW Trek
    • Monday, March 19 630-830pm first cultural awareness committee – open to all
      • Will discuss how to involve students
    • Candace Bollinger class 3/19 – Your Authentic Self
    • March 14 Walk Recap: Students were encouraged to do something in remembrance of those lost – encouraged to do 17 nice things; Students were given options on how to participate.
      • School safety gathering discussion in one class
      • “march” in back of school
      • Primary discussion around bullying
      • Good mix of students and a few parents
    • Threat assessment process is used any time a report or concern about a student is made