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January 15th, 2019 Meeting Minutes

posted Jan 17, 2019, 11:01 AM by RDLS PTSO
  • Welcome! – Polly, PTSO co-president
  • 5thgrade choir performance
    • 1styear, bilingual choir, led by music teacher Sra. Taylor
  • Fundraising updates
    • Next Family Fun Night moved to Friday, Feb. 1st, 6:00pm
      • Theme: Dance Night!
      • Need volunteers; please sign up on Facebook or here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e48a5a622abf49-family
    • February is Read-a-Thon month. 
      • Emily Gold organizes this event.
      • Need volunteers to help count minutes, etc. 
    • Silent Auction: April 13th
      • Hosted at Local Roots
      • Auction items that can be bid on; money raised goes to PTSO
      • Need auction items! Can be things (a gift basket) or experiences (cooking a meal for a family)
  • Richfield Ward 3: Action needed!
    • Announcement by Abby Whalen, Ben Whalen’s wife
    • Ben is running to replace Maria Regan Gonzalez’s seat on city council
    • February 12th– special election for city council ward 3
    • Ben is active in the city of Richfield, background in community organizing; goals for his city council seat are inclusion and bringing those who are most impacted by Richfield policies to the decision-making table. See more here: https://www.whalenforrichfield.com
  • Budget update: Emily, treasurer
    • “Where does the money we/the PTSO fundraises for go?”
    • 2018-2019 school year thus far:
      • Spirit t-shirts for all students
      • Food for teacher conferences
      • Movie licenses (Family Movie Nights)
      • Teacher reimbursements ($100 per teacher; $150 per new teacher)
      • New Book of the Month program
      • Gifts for teachers – beginning of year and holiday (x2)
      • Food for PTSO meetings (x2)
      • Choir request (transportation to MOA)
  • Updates from Sra. Marta
    • RDLS & STEM – remodel this summer
      • Packing begins next week!
      • Teachers will be working with room parents to plan packing their rooms. May be a need for parent volunteers – look for asks from your students’ room parents.
    • Amities: international Spanish-speaking teaching assistants
      • Request for next year are in – requesting 4 amities
      • Ask: please help us look for host families! Will stay with a host family for 5 months, then switch. 
      • Amities are not employees of the district, they are volunteers who receive a small stipend - $220/month.
        • Stipend is paid for by the district now – used to be paid for by PTSO fundraising.
    • What do I need to be a host family?
      • A private bedroom for the amity and to provide the amities with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 
      • Host families do not need to have a student at RDLS!
  • Thank you for your time!
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