October 2020 Minutes
Red Hill PTO Meeting Minutes
October 6, 2020
Welcome new faces – Eva Scott and Ellie Thomas
Learning kits that were sent home on Friday, 10/2 included a letter to families requesting unsolicited donations to the PTO
Draft Funding Request Form for teachers (Prepared by Ellie)
Most of us have reviewed form and agree it is a big improvement (thank you Ellie!).
Add deadline to form for the first round of requests
This letter includes guidelines for teachers regarding what the PTO will fund in an attempt to manage expectations/feelings – three questions in the draft speak to those guidelines.
Beth Kavounas: Teachers need to learn if they are going to be back in school/who will be in school before the know what they will request.
Include timeline for request (when item is needed).
Send form the week of October 10th 🡪 requests in by PTO meeting in November
Requests will be collected in a Google doc 🡪 Christina and Ellie will work as a subcommittee to preliminary screen requests
Vote on requests during the November PTO meeting
Inform teachers of the status (funded/not funded) of their requests by mid-November
Discussion whether it’s best to purchase specific items or into accounts to teachers to purchase themselves (appropriate for seasonal items). This decision will be made on a request-by-request basis.
Learning kits went out Friday, 10/2, The next round of learning kits will go out Friday, October 16th. The plan is for every-other week deliveries of materials. School office is color coding handouts that go out - PTO flyers will be printed on gold paper.
Fundraising: Keep brainstorming on ways to do virtual fundraising.
Virtual family from-home events
Attractions fundraiser – all PTO board members should register as ‘sellers.’ Gayle will resend the link.
Virtual Bingo - Kimberly McLaughlin volunteered to host, event to be held 10/30
Make this a FUNraiser, not a fundraiser!
Event to be held October 30th – Flier to go home on 10/16
Children encouraged to wear costumes – costume prizes
Kimberly will prepare a flier to include in the 10/16
Supplies in shed: bingo cards, some prizes.
Include cards in the next set of kits that go out.
Do it the day before Halloween – dress up …
November PTO meeting will be held on November 10 (1st Tuesday is election day)
Principal McCullen – the school board votes on Thursday, 10/8 to determine whether the county will move into Stage 3 reopening or remain in Stage 2.
Virtual Club update will be send out by Christina.
Attendees: Gayle Burt, Christina Shoup, Eva Scott, Kimberly McLaughlin, Lani Pakrana, Dan Hoffman, Ellie Thomas, Angela White, Heather Tierney, Bethany Privatt, Beth Kavounas, Nancy McCullen