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Meeting Notes from December 14, 2010 English

posted Jan 9, 2011, 1:10 PM by Joy Jurewicz

Notes from RDLS PTSO Meeting 12/14/2010

Old Business

1.       City Kid Java

·         Per Lisa Hintermeister - 355 units sold with profit in the neighborhood of $1000-$1100.

·         This is a raise in revenues from last year in the ballpark of $250-$300 despite smaller margins on chocolate and cocoa.

·          Each teacher will receive a chocolate bar as a token of appreciation.

·          Lisa is looking for feedback from parents on the order form, messaging, timelines, etc.  Please contact her via email

2.       Purchase Request – Dollies for Musical Instruments

·         Kathy Lubbe is requesting carts for the new xylophones.

·         A proto-type was on display and members brainstormed on how to build/buy/create. 

·         Kathy is in process of getting plans and the group put in motion the request to purchase materials once the plans and builder are secured. 

·         Thanks to everyone for their efforts.

3.       School Sign – Brett Behnke

·         Concerns were raised by Dr. Slotterback regarding the need for an LED/Lighted sign at the school as no other elementary school in the district has one. 

·         District funds will not be used for the sign. 

·         If RDLS explores, we will need to approval from homeowners and neighbors in the area.  We need to have a community neighborhood meeting to deliver our plan, receive input/feedback and gain approval from the community. 

·         This project is been put on hold.

4.       Playground Addition – Luis Versalles

·         Received proposal of annual Capital Project for District for next 5 years. 

·         The district faces close to $1 million in cuts for upcoming year. 

·         Money is going to necessities like lockers, PA systems, building safety, etc. 

·         RDLS will get new blacktop on playground. 

·         A volunteer suggested SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement group who visited last meeting) could help with playground equipment.

5.       School Website – Jeremy Kidd

·         Update on new site including page owners for fundraisers and different board functions;

·         Assistance is needed with Spanish translation. 

·         Domain name discussed – PTSO vs. PTO.  Move passed to order two domain names and have them both funnel to the website.  Cost of each is $15 per domain name per year.


6.       Book Swap – Stacey Gibbs

·         Looking to do a book swap within the RDLS community.

·          Ideas were discussed to have it as a fundraiser and coincide with one of the school events such as curriculum night or potluck. 

·         Extra books would be donated to school. 

·         More brainstorming and details to come.


7.       SPAC Report – Brett

·         Budget cuts expected - bleak

·         Levy will be coming up

·         Moratorium on technology purchases as district has two computers for every student.


8.       Community Outreach – Joy Jurewicz

·         Discussed work by Jeremy Kidd on website

·         Looking to adopt Christian Park for Community Service project

9.       Davanni’s Fundraiser – Brett

·         Davanni’s will donate 20% of sales to customers with RDLS coupon flyers during event

·         Must present coupon in order to get credit for sale

·         Can have volunteer distributing coupons to RDLS families at event

·         Looking to do event in January 2011

10.   Read-a-Thon Planning – Brett

·         Will happen in February to coincide during conferences.

·         Need to get word out to Kindergarten and First Grade families as this is a big fundraiser for the school 

·         Need higher involvement rate percentage from Kinder and First Grades – need better messaging for newer families.

11.   Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast – Matt Jurewicz

·         Sad news as Applebee’s is booked until July 2011.  No fundraiser this year.

·         Motion to try to secure a date in September/October 2011.

·         Need to give Applebee’s two week notice on ticket sales.

12.   Pennies for Patients – Melissa Campana

·         Collect loose change to raise money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society

·         Class who collects the most money will win a Dominoes Pizza Party

·         Runs January 2011 thru Feb 16th

·         Teaches students empathy for others

13.   Name Switch from PTSO to PTO

·         Debate regarding name change and what costs will be incurred

·         Motion to keep name PTSO – stay the course, eliminate future confusion

New Business

1.       Movie Night Fundraiser

·         Kids gather in gym for pizza and movie (shown in Spanish?)

·         Small fee collected – goes to support PTSO

·         Builds community


2.       Room/Teacher Signs – Luis Versalles

·         Professional signs hung from drop ceiling naming Teacher and Room number

·         Possible Background Themes included flags from South American Countries

·         More research on costs, materials and resources