January 15th, 2019 Meeting Minutes
Post date: Jan 17, 2019 7:01:36 PM
Welcome! – Polly, PTSO co-president
5thgrade choir performance
1styear, bilingual choir, led by music teacher Sra. Taylor
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!