January 2014

Kent City PTCO Meeting Minutes

January 27, 2014

6:30 pm

Review & Approval Minutes- approved December 2013 minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Roberta

Scrip Report – Roberta

Recently approved Teacher Requests/Website Requests/facebook Requests –

  • EL, Donna Beltz – “Each week, at the elementary, we have items that need to be copied and distributed to teachers for our students to take home in their “Friday Folders”. We would like to request a volunteer to be available Wednesday afternoons to help us with this task. “ – will ask for help on facebook and via volunteer e-mail listserv


  •  EL, Billie Freeland – “We are requesting $1,000.00 to help cover the cost of the 5th Grade end of year trip to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.” – Danyle to e-mail Mrs. Freeland via PTCO e-mail to tell her approved

Project Updates

  • January School Board Appreciation month – approved a $100 donation to each of the three school libraries on behalf of the Kent City Board of Education, Val to draft an e-mail to each board member to be sent via PTCO e-mail telling them of the donation and thanking them for their service


  •  Elementary Popcorn Sales – coming up 2/7/14, watch for info coming home with students


  •  Elementary Clothing Closet – needs a clean up again, Mary will include the request in e-mail listserv and on facebook


  • EL Pennies For Patients –will not take place until after Spring Break 2014, Christine to talk to Mrs. Kosak


  • MS Basketball 3 pt shots  – Christine to take charge of MS girls basketball game 3 pt shots


  • HS 3 pt shots – going well


  • Sundaes For Scholarships – lots of rescheduled games, sales going well
  • Mom 2 Mom and More sale – open the Mom 2 Mom sale up to more of an indoor garage sale (to include more potential buyers and sellers), $15/table to sell items, EL cafeteria, tentative date Sat 4/26/14, Paula and Mandi to complete facility request form


  •  Box Tops Collections – EL, Danyle to let Mary know when so we can advertise and request help for cutting and counting, MS – Paula to e-mail Miss Bigelow to find out when she is planning on collecting at MS


  • Jump Rope For Heart – information going home to parents 1/31/14, Feb 24-28, requesting volunteers to help with afternoon PE classes (starting at 12:20 pm), contact Mr. Benham with questions or want to volunteer


  • Update PTCO bylaws –on hold


  • Update Website – Mary ongoing, Mary renewed domain for two years, donated cost $22.78



·         Val to possibly present a fundraiser idea closer to Spring

Discussion Points

  •  Board of Education: Val


  • Grassroots Update: no update


  • EL School Improvement Meeting Update:  no update


  • MS/HS School Improvement Meeting Update:  no update


  • Open Discussion – Paula mentioned that 2014 is a PTCO election year, and for board members to consider whether they want to serve another two years on the PTCO board


  • Next meeting: February 24, 2014 at 6:30pm Administration Building

Meeting Adjourned – 8:15pm