• September 10, 2018

    Posted by John Crabb on 9/12/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Central Park Elementary

    Home of the Cougars

    Sept 10, 2018        PTO Meeting- Staff Room 6:00pm

    Attendance:  Board Members

    Holly Reed, President                    

    Anna Stone, Vice President

    Lisa Shell, Treasure

    Terri Waite, Secretary

    John Crabb, Principal


    Parents and Teachers:

    Marnie Ranheim

    Joshua Pratt

    Amber Hatley                                       Lindsey Vargbo

    Anna Hallberg-Fisher                               Kala Winter        

    Shauna Stead John Stevens


    Old Business


      • Funding school store - Request from Marnie, board needs to make decision for donation. Board votes to approve $700 for funding school store.
      • Board approves removing Anna Stone and Kim Edwards as signers on bank account; approves adding Holly Reed, President and Lisa Shell, Treasurer as new approved account signers, along with maintaining Gerri Scott as a signer on account as well.
      • Board reviews prices from D4 and Minuteman Express for school apparel, and votes to approve new designs for apparel and vinyl non-stick car decals to be made by Minuteman Express (locally owned company).
      • Popcorn sign-up list is passed around for sign up and will be emailed out to volunteer base.
      • Mugs for teachers still at print shop for stickering.

    New Business  

      • Bylaws reviewed, board votes to add amend bylaws to include addendum Article VI. Duties and Officers, adding Sections 5 and 6.  Board votes to strike language in Article VII. Board of Directors, Section 1: ‘If more than 30 persons volunteer, ballots shall be sent home and thirty personals receiving the most votes shall serve on the Board.’
      • Board votes to approve payment to AHS Drama Club for school assembly/production later in the year, $500.  Board discusses NED assembly (yo-yo man), no cost to the school. Future assembly requests will be considered upon request.
      • Papa Murphy's Fundraiser is approved. Forms will go home, fundraiser starts Sept. 17th.
      • Pre planning for auction discussed, board votes to create a planning committee to proceed. Volunteers will be requested.
      • Family Bingo Night Oct. 5th - approx 15 volunteers needed, board approves budget of $200 for prizes
      • Family Cookies & Canvas night is discussed.
      • Any additional business


    Meeting was adjourned at 7:30pm by Holly Reed, President

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  • August 13, 2018

    Posted by John Crabb on 8/15/2018

    New Business

    We spoke about having the Missoula Child Theatre and The Reptile Man to visit CP school this year.  Will look into the price and see if and when they are able to visit us.

     Open house is August 27, @6pm   PTO will be handing out ice-cream in the gym. Mr. Crabb will say a few words, introducing himself and welcoming new students and parents.

     Order form will be out to order sweat shirts and or T-shirts, Haven’t decided what company we will go with, D4 was brought up but it was decided we would shop around and get prices.  Also checking on Decals for Cars, wither vinyl –clingons or magnet.

     Parent attendee Ann Fisher said she would get prices at husbands Company in Oly.   would let us know.

     Fall fundraiser:   Papa Murphy Cards will be used. Order forms will be passed out beginning of year

     Voted on A Welcome gift for Teachers and decide with cold/hot mugs Anna Stones friends will be making these for us.   Cost is $16.00 x 25 teachers $400 (roughly).

    Meeting was ended @ 7pm with Holly Reed Thanking Everyone for coming!

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  • May 9, 2018

    Posted by Barbara Page on 5/9/2018

    The Superintendent and Business Director are coming tonight to meet with the Exec. Board after the meeting.

    17 people were in attendance.

    Barb thanked everyone for their support.

    Anna thanked everyone for coming.  

    Comcast Cares was the largest in the State of Washington.  Thanks for all your help.

    Treasurer’s Report:   Checking: about $12,000 for next year

    PTO Scholarship is awarded for $1,000 to a former student.  The winner is Jessica Vaughn.

    Sweatshirt order forms went out yesterday and today.  Orders are due on the 18th.

    Grandparents’ Day:  Library will need help on that day as well as throughout the week.

    School Store:  Need to decide if the PTO is going to support the store.  The cost is $600- $800 per year. The PTO will reimburse Marnie for all receipts she has for this year.

    Staff Appreciation at Savory Faire at 4 pm for the entire staff.  Thirteen staff members are confirmed.

    Yearbooks for 6th graders.  

    Calendar for next year.  PTO dates need to be confirmed for the District Calendar

    Board Positions for next year:  Holly Reed, President; Terri Waite, Secretary; Kim Edwards, Treasurer; Anna Stone, Vice President

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  • March 14, 2018

    Posted by Barbara Page on 3/14/2018

    Treasurers Report - PTO Laptop needs replaced. Quickbooks crashed and Kim is working to back up reconciliations. Idea was posed to use Google Drive instead.

    Popcorn - Can use same product but needs to be measured differently to meet district nutritional guidelines

    Auction – Volunteers needed to help set up starting at 9am

    Comcast Cares – Informed parents what this entails.

    March 20th Board Meeting 5pm – Parents updated on options and survey.

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  • February 7, 2018

    Posted by Barbara Page on 2/7/2018
    Swim Night is tonight from 6-8 pm at the YMCA.
    Auction is March 10th.  The PTO Board is busy working on donations.  If you have anything to donate, please bring it to the school.  Anna would like to have auction items by February 23rd.  Live auction items are needed.  Please plan to make a dessert for the auction as well as sign up for the dessert of the month.  Set for the auction will be at 11am.  Desserts can be delivered during that time or brought to school on Friday.  
    Raffle Tickets:  Tickets are $5 each.  Each student was given one ticket to hopefully sell.
    If you have not been reimbursed for classroom supplies, please talk with Barb.
    Grandparents' Day will be May 18th.  PTO is looking for people to help with the book fair on that day as well as during  the entire week.
    Anna will not be returning to PTO next year.  She stepped up and took over for the President this year.  We owe her a huge thank you for everything she has done over the years.  PTO is in need of members if it is to continue.
    PTO is excited about Comcast Cares Day.  They are willing to purchase supplies that we need in order to get more done on that day.
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  • November 8, 2017

    Posted by Barbara Page on 11/8/2017

    Bazaar Update - $740 – table rentals, $299 Bobcat Basket raffle, Kitchen $126.  minus fees = $853.30

    Craft Night December 14th – looking for craft items if anyone has items that could be donated please send to Shawn.

    Spirit Wear – New design - $30 hooded sweatshirt, $15 t-shirt . Order Forms will go out in time for shirts to be done for Christmas.

    Auction – Classroom Baskets are requested. Sign up will be in the staff room.

    Yearbook Ad – 8 graduating CP seniors this year. Approved 

    Room Moms Revisited - Teachers would like help with organizations of auction baskets, volunteers, parties etc.

    Playground – Would like PTO to pay for some painted activities on ground

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  • October 11, 2017

    Posted by Barbara Page on 10/11/2017

    Nov. 4th Bazaar update

    • 22 vendors paid, 13 waiting on verification – 35 total tables so far. Last year was 38 -  goal is 40 tables this year.
    • Coffee and hot chocolate served for $1
    • Raffle Basket
    • Santa from 10am-2pm

    Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser

    • $1471 profit from approx. 39 sheets turned in.

    Fun Run

    • profit $56, plus 2 families left to buy shirts. 40 participants


    • profit $220.36

    Book Fair

    • Discussion regarding the Book Fair Volunteers


    Reviewed Student-Parent-School Compact

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  • September 16, 2017

    Posted by Barbara Page on 8/16/2017

    PTO Meeting 8/16/17

    Discussion about ‘Open House’ or ‘Back to School Night’, PTO table and ice cream for kids

    Information will be posted on FB page.

    Discussion regarding going digital for school information

    Teacher Reimbursement Fund - $200 each teacher. Turn in receipts altogether totaling $200 with name on envelope. Place in PTO mailbox in office.

    September Fundraisers

    • Fun Run 9/23 11am-1pm
    • Papa Murphy’s Cards

    Popcorn sales will start September 15th

    Kinder/1st Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch – Shawn will schedule

    Book Fair: October 23rd

    Family Bingo: October 6th, January 19th

    Holiday Bazaar: November 4th

    Holiday Craft Fair: December 14th 5:00pm-7:00pm

    PTO Swim Night: February 9th

    Auction: March 10th

    PTO Parent Liaison – Each classroom will have a parent volunteer who will attend PTO meetings and be the representative for PTO events. We will be recruiting parents. The idea would be that this parent fields fundraiser responsibilities for each classroom.

    PTO will pay for updated school sign (front) to match new paint job

    Next Meeting September 13th OSU room

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  • May, 10 2017

    Posted by Barbara Page on 5/11/2017
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  • February 8, 2017

    Posted by Barbara Page on 2/8/2017

    PTO Meeting 2-8- 17

    General fund $10,721.51 Library fund $452.82 Family Bingo $286.38 profit

    Swim Night – Friday - Free to Central Park students.


    ? 35 raffle tickets sold – selling at swim night.

    ? $75 total donation from students (last year was $139 total)

    ? Staff can help set up if you would like. Attending the auction will be the greatest way

    you can support.

    ? General discussion regarding auction items and getting donations for the live auction

    Parent involvement – what do we do?

    Mariners offer educator discount game tickets. Discussed the possibility of getting a charter bus

    for May 20 th game. We will survey families during conferences to get an idea of interest.

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