Lincoln Middle School
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PTO Meeting Minutes

PTO Minutes 11/18/16

 

Meeting called to Order by Tamra Liebsch at 11:06 am.

Present:  Melissa Murray, Jen Masewicz, Tamra Liebsch, Trista Treglowne, Patrick Lockley, Kelly Ziegelbein, Lea Hines

October Meeting Minutes: October meeting minutes approved by Trista Treglwone, 2nd by Jen Masewicz

Treasury Report:

Checking account balance as of 1/18/16 is $6,039.07.  Savings account balance is $130.26.  $677.48 was written in checks for teacher requests and concession stand supplies.  $1,329.32 was deposited from Kwik Trip card sales, volleyball jersey fundraiser, and concession stand earnings.  Treasury report approved by Kelly Ziegelbein, 2nd by Jen Masewicz.

President’s Report:  Given by Tamra Liebsch.

Fundraising:

No regular PTO meeting in December.  Instead we will meet on Monday December 16th at 9:00am to package Christmas cookies for the staff cookie exchanges.  Tamra will send out an email requesting cookie donations.

It was decided that we would not longer ask for volunteers to sell Kwik Trip cards and Lincoln apparel at sporting events.  We will only sell during holiday concerts, conferences and other larger school events.  Please check the Signup.com website to sign up if you can help at all.

DWP Report: Given by Trista Treglowne

Principal’s Report:

Teacher Requests Approved-

Mr. Harden, Mr. Mastin, Mrs. Fries and Mr. Pomplin (Band/Orchestra)- $515 was approved for ½ the cost of the bus for the Holiday Brass trip to Madison.

Mrs. Burns (Art) – $140.79 approved for a large art drying rack.

Mrs. Murray (Homework Club) – $250 of a $500 request was approved to purchase snacks for homework club students.  Will send out an email request for snack donations to cover the remaining cost.

Mr. Gbala has been hired for the 6th grade reading position.

A BIG THANK YOU to Bella Brown, Jayde Lee, Rayana Santos and Averi Vu for their donation of $31.70 to the PTO.  They raised this money selling lemonade and other goodies for a school project.  Thank you for giving back to the PTO girls!!

Old Business:

T-Shirt Fundraiser – a new order form for Lincoln has gone out.

Volleyball Jerseys – All but 2 volleyball jerseys have been returned.  The PTO approved the purchase of 10 more jerseys as were still short a few jerseys even after ordering the 50 new ones.  Kelly Ziegelbein will place order today so they are all ready to go with plenty of jerseys next year.

New Business:

Boy’s basketball is in need of a few more shorts and a few more jerseys.  There were at least 6 boys who did not get a uniform.  The PTO approved up to $300 for the purchase of new basketball shorts and jerseys.

Meeting adjourned at 12:10pm.  Next meeting will be Monday December 16th at 9:00am for the cookie exchange.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

PTO Agenda November 18

PTO Minutes 10/21/16

Meeting called to Order by Tamra Liebsch at 11:00 am.

Present:  Melissa Murray, Jen Masewicz, Angi Strangman, Kristine Wilson, Tamra Liebsch, Kris Brown, Trista Treglowne, Patrick Lockley, Kelly Ziegelbein

August Meeting Minutes: September meeting minutes approved by Parick Lockley, 2nd by Angi Strangman

Treasury Report:

Checking account balance as of 10/21/16 is $5,387.23.  Savings account balance is $130.25.  $3478.50 was written in checks for teacher requests, Kwik Trip cards, volleyball jerseys, concessions stand supplies.  $4316.19 was deposited from Kwik Trip card sales, volleyball jersey fundraiser, Lincoln apparel.

President’s Report:  Given by Tamra Liebsch.

Fundraising:

Box Tops and Labels – This program is no longer available.  We will need to look for other fundraising programs.

Kwik Trip Cards  – Dawn Popp will continue to manage Kwik Trip cards through December until Kristine is back from her travels.  Thank you Dawn!  Sign up for volunteers to work PTO table at school events to sell Kwik Trip cards, apparel, etc.

Concessions during Park & Rec volleyball games – The last three Saturdays have gone well.  This weekend we will add hamburgers and hot dogs, as this is the all day tournament.  We still need people to work. Trista will work on filling all shifts.

Apparel Sales – The initial order that was due in September is not in yet.  Melissa will as Ledi to contact Lynn Tully to get an update on this order.

Volleyball Uniforms – More than 50 7th and 8th grade girls participated in volleyball this year.  We ordered 50 new jerseys and didn’t quite have enough.  We will look into ordering a few more.  We do have extra money from donations to cover the cost of a few more jerseys.  Kelly Ziegelbein will assist the coaches in making sure all jerseys that were handed out are turned in.

Cougar Cabinet:

Lea Hines has been working hard to organize the cougar cabinet.  We could use winter clothing (hats, gloves, scarves) and still always need non-perishable food and personal hygiene items.  We also need snacks that teachers can use in the classrooms.

Teacher’s Meal:

We had plenty of wonderful food for the teacher’s meal during conferences.  All teachers were very appreciative. Thanks to everyone who donated food and helped set up and clean up.  A big Thank You to Tamra Liebsch for cooking all the hamburgers and coordinating everything!

DWP Report:

La Crosse Public Education Foundation Update

La Crosse Public Education Foundation Executive Director David Stoeffler distributed copies of the Foundation’s newsletter. He also reminded committee members that the deadline for fall grants is coming soon.

2017-2018 School Calendar

Human Resources Director Mark White provided a draft of the 2017-2018 school calendar. He explained the calendar has 176 days for instruction, which allows for one snow day. The first day of school will be September 5 and early release days will remain on Friday. He requested feedback from the group. A brief discussion followed. The 2017-2018 will be approved by the end of the month.

Equity

Associate Superintendent Harcey explained that he and Superintendent Nelson would like to propose discussions about equity at future District Wide Parent meetings. One of the goals is to align school improvement plans with the equity work. Three-to-five year plans are ideal of equity efforts. Associate Superintendent Harcey shared “Unlearning” and “The Backwards Brain Bike” videos as well as a bit of information on deficit thinking.

Principal’s Report:

Teacher Requests Approved-

6th Grade Teaching Team – $40 for 40 sets of ear buds

Frau Rita Murphy – $250 to pay for wages for cooks during Oktoberfest at Lincoln.

Teacher Requests Tabled –

Mr. Harden’s request for transportation cost to Madison for Holiday Brass.

Things are going well in the building so far this year.  All math teachers recently attended a math conference.  We received our school report card and were better in some areas and worse in others.  The evaluations have changed from what they were in the past that may be part of the change in results.  Results from the Forward Exam are available on November 17, so more information will be provided at the PTO meeting in December.

The following staff changes are taking place:

1.    Cathy Sobania will become the new 7th grade special Ed teacher.

2.    Kaytlin Murray will be the sub for Mrs. Wyland during the month of December.

3.    A long-term sub position from now until the end of the year has been posted for Ms. Dawn Hubbard

Old Business:

No new nominations for PTO officer since last meeting

New Business:

PTO officers for 2016-2017 were nominated and voted in at this meeting.  The officers are as follows:

President – Tamra Liebsch

Vice President – Jen Masewicz

Treasurer – Angi Strangman

Secretary – Kelly Ziegelbein

DWP Reps – Tamra Liebsch, Partick Lockley

Meeting adjourned at 12:05pm.  Next meeting will be Friday November 18th at 11:00am.

 

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

PTO AGENDA OCT 18

 

Lincoln Middle School

PTO Minutes 9/16/16

Meeting called to Order by Jen Masewicz at 11:01 am.

Present:  Melissa Murray, Jen Masewicz, Laura Eber, Jeanne Johnson, Lea Hines, Kristine Wilson, Trista Treglowne, Lori Arndt, Patrick Lockley, Angie Strangman, Kelly Ziegelbein.

August Meeting Minutes: No minutes to approve at this time.

Treasury Report:  Checking account balance is $5,599.54.  A total of $135.00 was written in checks for grants (NHD, FBLA) and raffle prize money.  A total of $1,754.63 was received from memberships and KT card sales.  Savings account balance is $130.24.

President’s Report:  Given by Jen Masewicz.  Tamra Liebsch absent.

Fundraising:

Box Tops and Labels – Melissa will look into assigning someone to take care of sorting, packaging and mailing box tops and labels to the company.

Kwik Trip Cards – Kwik Trip cards are stocked and ready for sale.  Continue to promote card sales.  Kristine Wilson will take over the ordering and organization of Kwik Trip cards from Dawn Popp.  Thank you Kristine!

Concessions during Park & Rec volleyball games – The PTO will provide concessions during the Park & Rec volleyball games held at Lincoln Middle School.  Trista and Jen will organize this once the game schedules are available.

Apparel Sales – We will continue to promote Lincoln apparel sales.  We have several order forms turned in already.  We will set up a schedule for PTO members to sell apparel and KT cards at home sporting events, concerts and parent teacher conferences.

Volleyball Uniforms – The 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams received new jerseys for the first game.  They look great!  We are continuing to raise funds to pay for the jerseys.

 

**THANK YOU to the family who made an anonymous donation of $1,200 to help cover the volleyball uniforms and other teacher requests and school needs this year.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

 

Cougar Cabinet – Lea Hines has volunteered to take over the organization of the cougar cabinet.  Thank you Lea!  She will meet with Tamra and Ledi to learn the ropes.  No clothes needed at this time.  We need food (not expired) and personal care items.  We could also use snack type items for the teachers to use in their classrooms.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences:

Tamra has set up an online sign-up for food and help during parent teacher conferences.  The PTO will provide a meal for the teachers on Monday, October 17th.  Please sign up to help if you can.

DWP Report:

HWPP/Smart Moves Presentation – Representatives from the School District of La Crosse, the La Crosse County Health Department, and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee led a conversation about physical activity in schools. The discussion was part of the Smart Moves project, a 5-year research intervention – of which the school district is currently in year 4 – to increase physical activity in the school district. Various Smart Moves initiatives in our district were highlighted, and DWP representatives were asked to share their thoughts about physical activity at school and efforts to encourage physical activity among students and staff.

GoRiteWay – Director of Business Services Janet Rosseter introduced the Manager and the Safety Director of GoRiteWay, the school district’s new bus company. GoRiteWay is a family owned and operated company that serves 30 school districts in Wisconsin. The company hires locally, and retained many of the same bus drivers that worked for the previous bus company. To ease the transition to a new company, GoRiteWay did not make any major changes to the district’s routes this first school year. However, routes will be analyzed over the summer in order to make changes to improve efficiency next school year.

“Support A School” Website – The La Crosse Public Educaton Foundation launched a new crowd-funding website called “Support A School’ in the district this summer to help schools and teachers raise money for special projects, field trips, and needs that aren’t covered in the budget. This fundraising method allows parents and other members of the community to get involved by making a tax deductible donation directly to the project or iniative they wish to support.

Principal’s Report:

Teacher Requests Approved:

JoDee Hoiness (Family and Consumer Sciences) – $310 for 2 new microwaves, 3 new mixers, 3 griddles, 2 irons for her classroom.

Carrie Wilkerson (7th Grade Reading) – $191.52 for 4 bean bag chairs and 2 rugs for her reading room.

Jason Harden (Band) – $565 for a new tuba case

Old Business:

PTO voted not to pursue “Touch the Turf” night due to the timing and the inability to come up with a date at this time.  We will look into organizing this as a kick-off to the 2017-2018 school year.

New Business:

Nominations for all PTO board positions will be accepted between now and October 20 (the day before out next PTO meeting). If you or someone you know is interested in being a board member, please nominate them.  Nominations can be emailed to Kelly Ziegelbein at kellyziegelbein@gmail.com.  Elections will take place at our October 21st meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 12:15.  Next meeting will be Friday October 21st at 11:00am.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

LSM PTO MEETING MINUTES

Aug. 17, 2016

Meeting called to order at 5:30pm by Tamra Liebsch.

Attendance:

Tamra Liebsch, Kelly Ziegelbein, Jen Masewicz, Trista Treglowne, Angie Strangman

Secretary’s Report:

No Report at this time.

Treasurer’s Report:

Angie is working on organizing the books.  She will have a full treasury report at the September meeting.  We made a little over $1,000 from the calendar raffle and just under $200 from Kwik Trip card sales.  Current balance in checking is approximately $4,500 so we are in good standing to start the school year.

Principal’s Report:

No report.

President’ Report:

Fundraising ideas:

-We discussed “Touch the Turf” night.  This would be a fun carnival type night where families can come and see and feel the new playground turf.  Will have food and games.  Would like to make this an every year kick off to the new school year.  We will discuss possible dates and more specifics.

-Area restaurant fundraisers.  Angie will look into this.

Old Business:

Angie Strangeman has been shadowing Brenda Leahy as treasurer this past school year.  She is ready to take over the treasury positions.  Motion made by Tamra Liebsch to add Angie Strangman and Jen Masewicz to the LSM PTO bank account so they can manage the account from here on out.   Second by Kelly Ziegelbein

New Business:

Motion to approve the purchase of new volleyball uniforms made by Kelly Ziegelbein.  2nd by Jen Masewicz.  Kelly Ziegelbein will move forward with this.

DWP Report:

No report.

Meeting adjourned at 6:15pm.  Next meeting will be September 16th at Lincoln Middle School.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein, Secretary

 

PTO MINUTES 4/15/16

Meeting called to order at 10:30 by Tamra Liebsch.

Attendance:

Tamra Liebsch, Melissa Murray, Kelly Ziegelbein, Jen Masewicz, Lynn Tully, Anne List, Lisa Sauer

Secretary’s Report:

Motion to approved March minutes made by Lisa Sauer and 2nd by Kelly Ziegelbein.  Approved

Treasurer’s Report:

No report at this time due to absence.  Will have complete report by Monday.

Principal’s Report:

No teacher requests at this time.

55 families attended the open house in March.  We received positive feedback.  We will do this again next year, possibly the beginning of March.

8th grade graduation will take place in the gym this year, rather than the auditorium and will be more of a celebration than a ceremony.

President’ Report:

For the open house on March 31st, we used 80 hotdogs, 4 bags of chips, 2 ½ batches of punch, I bottle relish, 1 bottle mustard, 1 ketchup, 150 mini cupcakes, 3 dozen cookies/brownies.

We will elect new officers in September so we can include incoming 6th grade parents.

Discussed changing PTO meeting times due to low attendance on Friday mornings.  Will add meeting time preference question to PTO sign up sheets and see what feedback we get.

Old Business:

Brenda Leahy and a committee will work on organizing 8th grade graduation.  The photo booth has already been reserved for May 31st.  Lynn Tully will move forward with the t-shirt fundraiser.  We will have t-shirts to sell during the spring concert and summer/fall open houses.

New Business:

Lynn Tully will take care of getting plants for the planters outside the building.

DWP Report:

This month’s student showcase was the Ukulele Club.  Regina, Director of Pupil Services discussed the results of the district wide Gallop Poll.  Please see district website for those results.

Meeting adjourned at 10:45am.  Next meeting will be May 20.  Round table beginning at 9:30am, PTO meeting at 10:30am.  This will be the last meeting of the school year.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein, Secretary

 

PTO Minutes 3/18/16

Meeting called to order at 10:26am by Tamra Liebsch.

Attendance:

Tamra Liebsch, Brenda Leahy, Melissa Murray, Patrick Lockley and Guest Qiongyi (UWL- professor from China doing 1 year research in area to see how teaching is different between Wisconsin & China)

Secretary’s Report:

None due to absence.  Motion to accept February minutes made by Tamra and 2nd by Patrick.  Approved

Treasurer’s report:

Brenda stated that the checking is in good standing.  We currently have $4217.94.  Money coming in from Kwik Trip card sales and calendar raffle.

Principal’s Report:

Request by Randy Mastin (orchestra) for $575.00 for bass cases.  Request approved.

President’s Report:

Discussed March 31 Open House.  Melissa requested that we ask for volunteers to serve a hot dog meal provided by the PTO, talk to parents about the school and direct parents as needed.  Request for volunteers for the August 25, 2016 AKA/Registration.  Tamra will put together a volunteerspot sign up and send it out closer to the date.  Also touched base on the 8th grade graduation.  Brenda will take lead on this and talk with other parents.

DWP Report:

March 10 was the community wide presentation with Kevin Honeycutt.  Turnout was a little small due to conferences and Central/Logan game.

Meeting adjourned at 10:45am

 

PTO Minutes 2/26/16

Meeting called to Order by Tamra Liebsch at 10:25 am

Present:  Melissa Murray, Tamra Liebsch, Jen Masewicz, Kelly Ziegelbein and Lynn Tully

January Meeting Minutes:  January meeting minutes approved by group.  Motion to approve by Kelly Ziegelbein, 2nd by Jen Masewicz.

Treasury Report:  Checking Balance as of February 25th, 2016 is $3,091.68.  Savings balance as of February 25th, 2016 is $130.17.  A total of $570.00 was written in checks since January 22nd, 2016 for Kwik Trip cards and teacher requests.  A total of $1,688.33 was deposited since January 22nd, 2016 (Raffle ticket purchases, Kwik Trip Cards).

President’s Report:  Given by Tamra Liebsch

Fundraising:

Kwik Trip Cards – Kwik Trip cards are stocked a ready for sale.  Continue to promote card sales

Calendar Raffle – As of today, the PTO will lose $700 if we do not sell more raffle tickets.  We need to urge people to buy tickets in the next few days.  We need to do a better job of promoting and advertising the calendar raffle and a better job of selling tickets at school events (sporting events, concerts, conferences, etc.).

Target Red Card – “Take Charge of Education” will no longer exist as it is today.  Target is moving toward a “Wellness Approach” to their school assistance program.  We are unsure of what this will actually look like but will keep you posted as details unfold.

DWP Report: See copy of February 9th, 2016 meeting minutes.

Parent Teacher Conference – PTC will take place Thursday March 10th from 4pm-8pm and Monday March 14th from 12pm-8pm.  PTO will provide a Taco bar meal on Monday March 14th.  Tamra will request food donations and help with set up and clean up via Volunteer Spot.

8th Grade Graduation is just around the corner.  Looking for 8th grade parents to volunteer to plan this.  Kelly Ziegelbein and Ann List will be glad to help as they have planned this event in the past.

Principal’s Report:

Please attend the parent roundtable meetings on Friday mornings right before PTO meetings.  Today’s agenda items were Year Round School Update, Wisconsin Forward Exam, Parent-Teacher Conferences, PTO Calendar Raffle and New Transportation (Busing) Contract.  Mrs. Murray will most likely change roundtable meetings to every other month (odd months) beginning in September of 2016.

Teacher Requests Approved:

Leah Wyland – $100 to purchase daily trivia/contest prizes and door decorations for “Go Global” week.

Mai Chao Duddeck – $136.08 to purchase new paint brushes and glaze.

Jason Harden – $200 to put toward busing to the DCI (Drum Corps International) Show in Minneapolis.  Will consider giving more if PTO funds allow and if a large number of students participate.

Jennifer Gulsvig – Please help spread the word that the 7th and 8th grade Show Choir “9th Street Connections” is going to Chicago to compete.  Donations are needed to help cover the $5,000 it will take to make this trip happen.  Your tax-deductible donation can be made online at bit.ly/LincolnShowChoir.  Checks and money can also be turned in to the office or to Mrs. Gulsvig.

Thank you Melissa Norman for the great “Thank You” video you made for the PTO.  We loved it!

There will be an all-building open house on Thursday March 31st right after school until 5:30 or 6:00pm.  Our numbers are low and we would like to give the community a change to come and see what Lincoln is all bout.  Mrs. Murray is looking for parent volunteers to help welcome guests, answer questions and make and serve food (most likely hotdogs, chips, etc.).  Please contact Mrs. Murray if you are able to help with this event.

This year AKA and 6th, 7th and 8th grade registrations and open houses will all be on the same day.  Mrs. Murray is looking for parent volunteers to help with the registrations process and paper work from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  Please contact Mrs. Murray if you are able to help.

Old Business:

Staff Valentine Treats – Staff was very appreciative of the Valentine’s Day decorations and treat that were provided for them on Friday Feb. 12th.  Thanks to all who made/brought goodies.

New Business:

T-Shirt Fundraiser – Lynn Tully has volunteered to organize t-shirt sale to help cover the cost of new sports uniforms.  We need new volleyball jerseys and we also need to add some bigger sizes our stock of boys and girls basketball uniforms.  Watch for more information on this fundraiser soon.

Meeting adjourned at 11:34.  Next meeting will be Friday Marc 18th.  Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

PTO MINUTES FEBRUARY 26

Meeting called to Order by Tamra Liebsch at 10:25 am

Present:  Melissa Murray, Tamra Liebsch, Jen Masewicz, Kelly Ziegelbein and Lynn Tully

January Meeting Minutes:  January meeting minutes approved by group.  Motion to approve by Kelly Ziegelbein, 2nd by Jen Masewicz.

Treasury Report:  Checking Balance as of February 25th, 2016 is $3,091.68.  Savings balance as of February 25th, 2016 is $130.17.  A total of $570.00 was written in checks since January 22nd, 2016 for Kwik Trip cards and teacher requests.  A total of $1,688.33 was deposited since January 22nd, 2016 (Raffle ticket purchases, Kwik Trip Cards).

President’s Report:  Given by Tamra Liebsch

Fundraising:

Kwik Trip Cards – Kwik Trip cards are stocked a ready for sale.  Continue to promote card sales

Calendar Raffle – As of today, the PTO will lose $700 if we do not sell more raffle tickets.  We need to urge people to buy tickets in the next few days.  We need to do a better job of promoting and advertising the calendar raffle and a better job of selling tickets at school events (sporting events, concerts, conferences, etc.).

Target Red Card – “Take Charge of Education” will no longer exist as it is today.  Target is moving toward a “Wellness Approach” to their school assistance program.  We are unsure of what this will actually look like but will keep you posted as details unfold.

DWP Report: See copy of February 9th, 2016 meeting minutes.

Parent Teacher Conference – PTC will take place Thursday March 10th from 4pm-8pm and Monday March 14th from 12pm-8pm.  PTO will provide a Taco bar meal on Monday March 14th.  Tamra will request food donations and help with set up and clean up via Volunteer Spot.

8th Grade Graduation is just around the corner.  Looking for 8th grade parents to volunteer to plan this.  Kelly Ziegelbein and Ann List will be glad to help as they have planned this event in the past.

Principal’s Report:

Please attend the parent roundtable meetings on Friday mornings right before PTO meetings.  Today’s agenda items were Year Round School Update, Wisconsin Forward Exam, Parent-Teacher Conferences, PTO Calendar Raffle and New Transportation (Busing) Contract.  Mrs. Murray will most likely change roundtable meetings to every other month (odd months) beginning in September of 2016.

Teacher Requests Approved:

Leah Wyland – $100 to purchase daily trivia/contest prizes and door decorations for “Go Global” week.

Mai Chao Duddeck – $136.08 to purchase new paint brushes and glaze.

Jason Harden – $200 to put toward busing to the DCI (Drum Corps International) Show in Minneapolis.  Will consider giving more if PTO funds allow and if a large number of students participate.

Jennifer Gulsvig – Please help spread the word that the 7th and 8th grade Show Choir “9th Street Connections” is going to Chicago to compete.  Donations are needed to help cover the $5,000 it will take to make this trip happen.  Your tax-deductible donation can be made online at bit.ly/LincolnShowChoir.  Checks and money can also be turned in to the office or to Mrs. Gulsvig.

Thank you Melissa Norman for the great “Thank You” video you made for the PTO.  We loved it!

There will be an all-building open house on Thursday March 31st right after school until 5:30 or 6:00pm.  Our numbers are low and we would like to give the community a change to come and see what Lincoln is all about.  Mrs. Murray is looking for parent volunteers to help welcome guests, answer questions and make and serve food (most likely hotdogs, chips, etc.).  Please contact Mrs. Murray if you are able to help with this event.

This year AKA and 6th, 7th and 8th grade registrations and open houses will all be on the same day.  Mrs. Murray is looking for parent volunteers to help with the registrations process and paperwork from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  Please contact Mrs. Murray if you are able to help.

Old Business:

Staff Valentine Treats – Staff was very appreciative of the Valentine’s Day decorations and treat that were provided for them on Friday Feb. 12th.  Thanks to all who made/brought goodies.

New Business:

T-Shirt Fundraiser – Lynn Tully has volunteered to organize t-shirt sale to help cover the cost of new sports uniforms.  We need new volleyball jerseys and we also need to add some bigger sizes to our stock of boys and girls basketball uniforms.  Watch for more information on this fundraiser soon.

Meeting adjourned at 11:34.  Next meeting will be Friday Marc 18th.  Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am.

 

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

PTO AGENDA FEBRUARY 26

1. Call to order

2. Attendance

3. Secretary’s Report

4. Treasurer’s Report

5. Principals Report

6. President’s Report

* Target Red Card changes

7. New Business

* Lynn Tully — t-shirt fundraiser

8.  Old Business

*  Calendar Raffle

9.  Other Business/Misc.

10. Adjournment

PTO MINUTES JANUARY 22

Meeting called to Order by Tamra Liebsch at 10:25 am

Present:  Melissa Murray, Tamra Liebsch, Brenda Leahy, Patrick Lockley, Angela Strangman, and Kelly Ziegelbein

December Meeting Minutes:  November meeting minutes approved by group.  Motion to approve by Brenda Leahy, 2nd by Patrick Lockley.  There was no meeting in December.

Treasury Report:  Checking Balance as of January 21st, 2016 is $1,973.35.  Savings balance as of January 21st, 2016 is $130.16.  A total of 4,772 was written in checks since November 21, 2015 for Kwik Trip card, early raffle drawing and teacher requests.  A total of $2031.05 was deposited since November 21st, 2015 (Raffle ticket purchases, Kwik Trip Cards).

President’s Report:

Given by Tamra Liebsch

Fundraising:

Kwik Trip Cards – Kwik Trip cards are stocked a ready for sale.

Calendar Raffle – Continue to promote raffle tickets sales.  Drawings begin March 1st.  Need to have people selling tickets at athletic events and other school activities.  Tamra will look into setting up an online sign up system for this.

Thank you to all who volunteered to help with cookie exchange and other PTO sponsored event.

Cougar Cabinet – We are in need of volunteers to open the cougar cabinet on Friday afternoons when Tamra cannot be there.

Upcoming District Fundraisers – Thursday February 11th, Coulee Montessori is sponsoring a soup supper from 4:30-7:30 at Northside Elementary.

DWP Report: See copy of December 8th, 2015 meeting minutes.  Thursday March 10th and 11th there will be a presentation by Kevin Honeycutt.  See Tamra Liebsch or Patrick Lockley for details.

Principal’s Report:

Please attend the parent roundtable meetings on Friday mornings right before PTO meetings.  Today’s agenda items were STAR Testing, 2016-2017 Staffing, Year Round School Survey and Coulee Montessori Update.  Mrs. Murray will most likely change roundtable meetings to every other month (odd months) beginning in September of 2016.

Teacher Requests Approved:

Tanya Vaughn – $300 to purchase assembly recognition prized for 2nd quarter PAWS assembly.

Jason Bahr and Melissa Norman – $270 to purchase new basketballs to replace the old, non-functioning balls.

Old Business:

Staff Cookie Exchange – donations were very small this year.  We were unable to do individual cookie plates so we set up trays/plates of cookies in the teacher’s lounge so the staff could indulge.

New Business:

Staff Valentine’s Day Goodies – Volunteers will donate goodies for Valentine’s Day PTO members will decorate and set up the teacher’s lounge for the staff to enjoy some refreshments Friday morning before meetings.  Tamra will send out an online sign up for treat donations.

Meeting adjourned at 11:10.  Next meeting will be Friday February 26th.  Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

PTO AGENDA JANUARY 22

 

PTO MINUTES NOVEMBER 20

Meeting called to order at 10:23am by Tamra Liebsch.

Attendance: Tamra Liebsch, Jen Masewicz, Brenda Leahy, Melissa Murray, Lisa Tully, and Dawn Popp

Secretary’s Report:  None due to absence

Treasurer’s report: Brenda stated that the checking is in good standing. We currently have  $5,918.52. Money coming in from Kwik Trip card sales and PTO membership fees. Expenses were from approved teacher requests.

Principal’s Report: Ruth Baardseth-Literacy Specialist: would like $512. 13 for supplies to structure 30 minute learning sessions to reinforce ELA & Math skills. APROVED

President’s Report: No meeting on Friday, December 18 due to the Cookies for Staff treat boxes. We will meet on Monday, December 21 to package cookies for staff. Please arrive by 9am if you can help.

DWP Report: Central students showcase: they discussed the results of the iFeed project. They had over 30,000 items donated, packaged over 54,000 meals for Nicaragua and had 400 volunteers.

March presentation by Kevin Honeycutt. It is a community event and planning is in progress.

Upcoming PTO Fundraisers: Coulee Montessori Soup Supper on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 4:30-7:30pm at the Northside Elementary. Cost is $5

New Business: Volleyball “uniform” shirts are needed.

Meeting adjourned at 11:14am

 

PTO AGENDA NOVEMBER 20

 

PTO MINUTES OCTOBER 18

Meeting called to Order by Tamra Liebsch at 10:40

Present: Melissa Murray, Ann List, Lisa Sauer, Brenda Leahy, Patrick Lockley, Angela Strangman

Treasury Report: Checking Balance as of October 15, 2015 is $5918.52 and savings balance is $130.10. Expenses were for teacher requests approved at last meeting.  Income of $1031.55 was from Kwik Trip and Membership.

Secretary’s Report: Motion to approve PTO meeting minutes from September 19, 2015 was approved by Lisa Sauer and seconded by Patrick Lockley

Principal Report:

Teacher Requests Approved:

·Mrs. Burns requests $200 for an honorary fee to have a local poet, Andrea Becker come into the classroom and work with students on ‘Insta-poems’

·(http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/decorah-poet-offers-insta-poems-at-farmers-market/article_189230da-d956-5d56-b830-c7d9c3905f85.html)

·Music/Choir teachers request ~$500(2014=$518) for transportation for the holiday brass, chamber orchestra, & Christmas Chorale group to perform in Madison at the Capital Show.

·Mrs. O’Mara requested $60 for two area rugs in her room so students could use as a quiet place to read.

·Mrs. Murray requested $135 for 3 DVD players

Josh Wolcott from SOTA II presented Google Classroom which they have been using this year. Students have a virtual classroom with all related material under that classroom tab.  Saves paper, no lost work, instant feedback to kids, retention of work and past readings/videos, grades all done online, all assignments aggregated under one tab for ease for students.  Can invite other teachers to join the classroom.

Transportation issues still being discussed but making improvements.

Year-round school – Mrs Murray did a staff survey Only and for the most part it was positive.  There has been no communication (other than the PTO meeting notes from September) regarding year-round school that has been sent out.  Lincoln is the only school considering.  A lot of discussions yet to take place.  Next step is to send a survey to parents.  How far-reaching that survey should be is yet to be determined (i.e.all parents in district, Hamilton parents, just Lincoln parents).  Lincoln would be the only Middle School in the state to be year-round if adopted.  They would have to stay on the 45/15 days schedule as it is a DPI rule.

50 students from Hamilton would be attending Lincoln.

President’s Report:

Tamra Liebsch gave president’s report.

Mark your calendar for December 21st – Christmas cookies for Staff.  Tamra to set up Volunteer Spot for this.  We will NOT have regular PTO meeting in December(on December 18th) but instead do the cookie packing on Monday.

Fundraising:

·Kwik Trip Cards –Stop by the office and purchase your Kwik Trip cards today! Should we consider other cards?

·Calendar Raffle – Ticket sales for our calendar raffle are slow! Stop by the office anytime to purchase your ticket. The drawings will take place the month of March. This year we are doing a special drawing with a $200 give away in December to encourage the early purchase of tickets. We need to continue to promote this. Will need volunteers to sell tickets at school events. Use Volunteer Spot for events.  We should have a booth at Boys BBall against the local teams(Logan, Aquinas, Longfellow), music events.  Shouldn’t have to be the same people volunteering.  Have a larger sign.  Tamra to work on sign and volunteer spot to promote.

·Culver’s Dinners – Brenda will look into doing a fundraising night at Culver’s

·Other considerations we discussed were Candy Bar Fundraisers, Pancake bfast, ChxQ, Brat Barn at festival.

Old Business:

·Thanks to everyone who donated food/time for the conference meal.  We had plenty of food for the staff.  We will consider simplifying for next conference.  Need something staff can eat on the go.

New Business:

·No new business to report

DWP Report:

·See Principal’s report on year-round school and transportation issues.

·LMS Student Showcase: music & singing by two students to showcase music program at the school.

·March DWP: Presentation on Thursday, March 10 by Kevin Honeycutt.  Asking schools to help with the cost $3.50/teacher or ~$200 for Lincoln – approved by PTO to assist.  Presenter would be here two days and present to staff, students, and community.

·iFeed: Food Drive @ Logan HS to benefit Nicaragua and the Hunger Task Force.  Lincoln already participating by having food drive.

Meeting adjourned at 11:37. Next meeting will be Friday November 20. Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted by Angela Strangman

 

PTO AGENDA OCTOBER 18

 

PTO MINUTES SEPTEMBER 18

Meeting called to Order by Kelly Ziegelbein at 10:30

Present:  Melissa Murray, Kelly Ziegelbein, Ann List, Lisa Sauer, Dawn Popp, Brenda Leahy, Patrick Lockley, Angela Strangman, Kim Shively, Jennifer Hove

Treasury Report:  Checking Balance as of September 17, 2015 is $5476.77.  Savings balance as of September 17, 2015 is $130.09.  No checks written since August 1.  A total of $2181.43 was deposited since August 1st (Membership, Kwik Trip Cards)

President’s Report:

Tamra Liebsch absent.  Kelly Ziegelbein gave president’s report.

Fundraising:

Kwik Trip Cards – Dawn Popp will make sure we are stocked with a variety of denominations.  Stop by the office and purchase your Kwik Trip cards today!

 

Target Red Card – Mrs. Murray encouraged everyone to get a Target Red Card and to continue to use yours if you already have one.  Make sure to designate Lincoln to receive benefit money.  We have been receiving a few hundred dollars a year thought this fundraiser.  Thank you!  Every little bit helps!

Calendar Raffle – Ticket sales for our calendar raffle are in full swing.  Stop by the office anytime to purchase your ticket.  The drawings will take place the month of March.  This year we are doing a special drawing with a $200 give away in December to encourage the early purchase of tickets.  We need to continue to promote this.  Will need volunteers to sell tickets at school events.

Culver’s Dinners – Brenda will look into doing a fundraising night at Culver’s

Old Business:

Staff Water Cooler – The staff water cooler no longer exists.  It turned out to be too expensive to maintain.

New Business:

Cougar Cabinet – Tamra sent out a list of items needed for the cougar cabinet.  She has the cabinet open most Fridays from 2:45-3:15.

Officers for 2015-2016 – New officers for 2015-2016 are as follows:

President – Tamra Liebsch

Vice President – Jen Masewicz

Secretary – Kelly Ziegelbein

Treasurer – Brenda Leahy/Angela Strangman

PTC Meals – PTO will provide a meal for teachers on Monday October 12th.  Potato bar, soup, salad and dessert will be served.  Tamra will get a food list together and send it out for volunteers.  She will also get volunteers to set up, serve and clean up.

Principal Report:

Teacher Requests Approved:

Tanya Vaughn – $100 for hygiene kits

Rita Murphy – $250 for cooks wages for Oktoberfest

Melissa Norman – $240 for fleece activity balls ($479.60 was requested but PTO encouraged her to go to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation for the rest)

Mrs. Murray – $300 for fence sign.  This request tabled until more information is available.

Due to the issues with bus transportation this year, the Ferry street entrance to Lincoln will be open at 6:45am.  This allows kids to come in and have breakfast and a safe place to wait if parents need to drop them off early due to bussing issues.  Please let Mrs. Murray and/or the office know if you are having particular problems with the public school transportation.

The possibility of year-round school at Lincoln has recently become a topic, with the upcoming transition of Hamilton students to middle school.  Mrs. Murray has had a positive response to this from the people in the building she has discussed it with so far.  By no means has the decision been made to move forward with this but it is a possibility.  Parent and staff surveys will be taken to provide feedback.  If Lincoln does which to year around, parents will have the option to opt in or opt out.

DWP Report:

See Principal’s report on year round school and transportation issues.

Meeting adjourned at 11:25.  Next meeting will be Friday October 16th.  Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

PTO MINUTES APRIL 15

Meeting called to Order by Tammy Hayden at 10:45

Present:  Melissa Murray, Tammy Hayden, Trista Treglowne, Kelly Ziegelbein, Ann List, Tamra Liebsch, Lynn Marie West

Motion to approve March meeting minutes approved by Tamra Liebsch, 2nd by Trista Treglowne.

Treasury Report:  Checking Balance as of April 10, 2015 is $4939.61.  Savings balance as of April 10, 2015 is $130.04.  A total of $1,548.00 was written in checks  (Tanya Vaughn-PAWS, Insta Pulse-Jason Bahr and Melissa Sprain, Calendar Raffle winnings).  A total of $1,540.00 was deposited (Kwik Trip Cards, Teacher meal donations).

President’s Report:

Fundraising:

Kwik Trip Cards – We are stocked with several denominations.  Stop by the office and purchase your Kwik Trip cards today!

Calendar Raffle – We made over $1,100+ on the calendar raffle.  We will do this fundraiser again next year in March but start selling tickets at the beginning of the year.

New Business:

Cougar Cabinet – We have more clothes than we know what to do with.  Discussed having a “Thrift Shop Day” where we set up a table displaying clothing items and kids can “shop” and take any items that fit them that they are interested in.  Will continue to send emails out for specific food and hygiene items as needed.

Officers for 2015-2016 – All board positions will open for nominations (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer).  We also need one or two DWP representatives.  Voting for new officers will take place at our May meeting.  Tammy Hayden will send an email out with a description of the duties for each position.  We discussed having some sort of open house where people can come and learn about the PTO, positions and sign up if interested.

8th Grade Graduation – Kim Stoflet will poll the 8th graders to come up with a theme.  We will be asking parents for donations again this year to help with the cost.  It’s likely only immediate family (up to two parents) will be able to attend due to space limitations.  More information on 8th grade graduation will be coming soon.

Principal Report:

Teacher Requests Approved:

Ruth Baardseth – $184 for storage racks for 46 new fiction titles for R&I program.

Roundtable and PTO meetings will be moved to the 3rd Friday of each month for the 2015-2016 school year.

DWP Report:

DWP does not meet until next week.  Trista will give report at May meeting

Meeting adjourned at 11:20.  Next meeting will be Friday May 8th.  Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

PTO AGENDA

April 10, 2015 at 10:30am

Call to Order/Attendance

Treasurer’s Report

A.   Kwik Trip Cards

B.   Calendar Raffle Fundraiser

Principal Report

A.    Staff Requests

Old Business

A.

New Business

A.  PTO Officers

B.  Student Supply List 2015-2016 (Donations/PTO Contributions)

C.  Redefining Teacher Donation Guidelines (School Budget –v- PTO Contributions)

D.  Fundraisers for 2015-2016

DWP Update

Next Meeting/Adjournment

 

PTO MINUTES MARCH 13

Meeting called to Order by Trista Treglowne at 10:38

Present:  Melissa Murray, Kelly Ziegelbein, Ann List, Celine Donofrio, Tamra Liebsch, Lisa Sauer, Jen Masewicz

November 2014, December 2014 and January 2015 meeting minutes approved at this meeting.

Treasury Report:  checking Balance as of March 12, 2015 is $5107.61.  Savings balance as of March 12, 2015 is $130.01.  A total of $2,900.00 was written in checks  (LMS-Paper and Stylus, Kwik Trip cards, Calendar Raffle-March 1-12 winners).  A total of $2,720.00 was deposited (Membership, Calendar Raffle ticket purchases).

President’s Report:

Tammy Hayden absent.  Trista Treglowne gave president’s report.

Fundraising:

Kwik Trip Cards – We are stocked with several denominations.  Stop by the office and purchase your Kwik Trip cards today!

Target Red Card – Continue to use your Target Red Card if you have one.  Make sure to designate Lincoln to receive benefit money.  We have been receiving some checks from Target through this fundraiser.  Thank you!

Calendar Raffle – We made over $1,000 on the calendar raffle.  We have learned some things from our first experience doing a calendar raffle.  We will make some changes next year to help promote it and make it even more successful.

Old Business:

Teacher Meals – Thank you to all who provided food for and/or helped during the teacher meals on conference days.  The food was wonderful and very much appreciated by the staff!

Staff Water Cooler – The staff is going through more water than initially anticipated.  Melissa may request more money from PTO to help cover the cost of water.  We will revisit this in the fall.

New Business:

Cougar Cabinet – We could use hooded sweatshirts and/or sup up jackets for next year.  We can always use feminine hygiene products.  Classroom snacks such at juice boxes, granola bars and pop tarts would also be appreciated.

Family and Consumer Ed – Donations of hand towels would be greatly appreciated.

Officers for 2015-2016 – All board positions will open for nominations (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer).  We also need one or two DWP representatives.  Voting for new officers will take place at our May meeting.

Principal Report:

Teacher Requests Approved:

Jason Bahr and Melissa Sprain – 2 “Insta Pulse” heart rate monitors at $129 each ($260 total)

Tanya Vaughn – $150 for end of the year PAWS prizes.

Teacher Requests Declined:

Jason Hardin – $500 to purchase t-shirts for the Kahlahari band festival.

DWP Report:

See copy of minutes provided by Trista Treglowne.

Meeting adjourned at 11:25.  Next meeting will be Friday April 10th.  Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein

 

PTO AGENDA

March 13, 2015

Call to Order/Attendance

Treasurer’s Report

A. Kwik Trip Cards

B. Calendar Raffle Fundraiser

Principal Report

A. Requests

Old Business

A. Parent Teacher Conference Staff Meals

B.

C.

D.

New Business

A. Officers for 2015/2016

B. F/CE Donations Needed (Hand Towels, Waffle Irons)

C.

D.

DWP Update

A. Trista Treglowne (copies of minutes provided)

Next Meeting

 

Lincoln Middle School

PTO Minutes 1/9/15

Meeting called to Order by Tammy Hayden at 10:42

Present:  Melissa Murray, Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Brenda Leahy, Ann Fowler, Ann List, Kim Hansen, Tamra Liebsch, Jenni Seberg, Laura Arndt

Treasury Report:  checking Balance as of January 9, 2015 is $5107.61.  Savings balance as of January 9, 2015 is $130.01.  A total of $2417.00 was written in checks  (Show Choir Suits, Kwik Trip gift cards).  A total of $4285.00 was deposited (Show Choir Donations, Kwik Trip cards).

President’s Report:

Fundraising:

Kwik Trip Cards – Continue to heavily promote this!  This continues to be our biggest fundraiser.  We now only receive 5% back for gas and 10% back on food items purchased in the Kwik Trip store.

Calendar Raffle – The PTO Lucky Calendar Raffle is in the works!  The calendar raffle will take place the month of March.  Over $1600 in cash prizes will be given away during March.  Drawings will take place every day and the lucky winner will win a predetermined amount of cash for that day.  Daily cash prizes range from $20-$500!  This will take place instead of a rummage sale or chicken q.

New Business:

Cougar Cabinet – No more clothes needed.  We can still use food and personal care items.  Please watch for an email regarding specific food and personal care items needed.  Cougar cabinet will now be available for teacher to use, as they feel necessary for student needs.

Needed – copy paper and student supplies are greatly needed.  Please consider helping out if you can.

F/CE Donations needed – good, thick hot pads are needed for family and consumer education.  Kitchen towels are also needed.

Old Business:

Show Choir Uniforms:

We have received the new show choir uniforms and they are very nice.  Thank you the generous donations from Lincoln/Sota II/Coulee Montessori families.  The PTO paid <$600 out of our account for these uniforms.

Thank you to those who donated to and helped with the holiday store.  It was a great success.

Staff Appreciation:

January – PTO will provide hot apple cider and hot chocolate for the staff on Monday January 19th.

Thank you to everyone who made cookies for the staff cookie exchange in December.  The staff appreciated the special treats very much!

Principal Report:

The following teacher requests were approved:

Construction paper, glue, poster board for NHD projects – Linda Watson $75

Individual Styluses – Courtney Vail $50

DWP Report:

Trista Treglowne, DWP rep, is out of town.  Report tabled until February.

Lincoln will host the DWP meeting on Feb. 10th, and will showcase a special activity or program at Lincoln at the beginning of the meeting.  Mrs. Murray and the staff are hard at work planning this event.

Meeting adjourned at 11:25.  Next meeting will be Friday February 13th.  Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

PTO AGENDA

January 9, 2015

Call to Order/Attendance

Treasurer’s Report

A.   Kwik Trip Cards

B.   Calendar Raffle Fundraiser

Principal Report

A.      Requests

Old Business

A.   Band/Choir Donations:   Update

B.   Cookie Exchange Thank You’s

C.    Holiday Store Thank You’s

New Business

A.  Cougar Cabinet

B.   F/CE Donations Needed (New Kitchen Towels & Hot Pads)

C.   Staff Appreciation for January

D.   Donations Needed (Copy Paper, Student School Supplies)

DWP Update (Trista Absent – Tabled Until February Meeting)

Next Meeting/Adjournment

 

 

PTO AGENDA

December 12, 2014

I.  Call to Order/Attendance

II.  Treasurer’s report

A.  Kwik Trip Cards

B.  Outstanding requests

III.  Principal Report

A.  Requests

IV.  Old Business

A.   Band/Choir Donations:   Received Band $500 ($500 requested) – Choir $1675 ($1800 requested)

V.  New Business

A.  Cookie Exchange next Monday!!

B.  Help with exchange

C.  Help with Gift Wrap

D.  Volunteers to sell/wrap at Student Holiday Sale (December 22-23 during lunch hours)

VI.  DWP

VII.  Cougar Cabinet/labels

VIII.  Next Meeting/Adjournment

 

Lincoln/Sota II/Coulee Montessori Middle School

PTO Minutes 11/14/14

Meeting called to Order by Tammy Hayden at 10:45

Present:  Melissa Murray, Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Brenda Leahy, Trista Treglowne, Kim Hansen, Anne List, Tamra Liebsch

Treasury Report:  checking Balance as of November 13, 2014 is $5007.11.  Savings balance as of November 13, 2015 is $129.99.  A total of $1206.00 was written in checks  (Teacher Requests, Kwik Trip gift cards).  A total of $1915.00 was deposited (Show Choir Donations, Kwik Trip cards, Memberships).

President’s Report:

Fundraising:

Kwik Trip Cards – Kwik Trip is changing their script program.  We will now only get 5% back on gas; however will now also get 10% back on food/grocery items purchased in the store.

Label/milk top – all is going well with these.

Calendar Raffle – The PTO is planning to do a calendar raffle in February or March in place of doing another chicken q or rummage sale.  Look for more details to come!

New Business:

Staff Appreciation – Tammy Hayden is working on staff appreciation for November.  We will do our annual cookie exchange for the staff in December.  Details about the cookie exchange will be sent via email.

Cougar Cabinet – Tamra has been hard at work in the Cougar Cabinet.  At this time we need food and hats, gloves and mittens.  The Cougar Cabinet will be staffed on Fridays from 2:45pm-3:15pm for students to come and get what they need.

Needed – Copy Paper

Old Business:

Thank you to those who donated food for the teacher conference meal.  Staff enjoyed a delicious meal and was very appreciative.

Principal Report:

The following teacher requests were approved:

New Show Choir Uniforms – Jennifer Gulsvig $600.  PTO will launch a “Costume Campaign” to raise money to cover the remainder of the cost.

Holiday Brass T-Shirts (25 @ $10/each) – Mr. Hardin $250

Bus Transportation to Madison for Holiday Brass – Mr. Hardin $475

Water cooler for staff lounge – Mrs. Murray $135/month

DWP Report:

DWP meets next week.  Trista will present meeting details at next month’s PTO meeting.

Lincoln will host the DWP meeting on Feb. 10th, and will showcase a special activity or program at Lincoln at the beginning of the meeting.  Mrs. Murray and the staff have been working hard to come up with some ideas for this program.

Meeting adjourned at 11:42.  Next meeting will be Friday December 12th.  Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

Lincoln/Sota II/Coulee Montessori Middle School

 

PTO Minutes 12/12/14

Meeting called to Order by Tammy Hayden at 10:32am

Present:  Melissa Murray, Tammy Hayden, Trista Treglowne, Lisa Sauer, Ann Fowler, Kim Hansen

Treasury Report: The checking balance as of December 13th, 2014 is $3239.61.  The savings balance is $130.00. Total expenses were $4142.50 (hygiene kits, band shirts/Madison trip, staff water, raffle license, Kwik Trip cards).  Total deposits were $2375.00 (Kwik Trip cards, show choir and band donations.)

Teacher/staff Requests:  Mr. Vail requested styluses for iPads (approximately $50), a smartboard and associated cabling and equipment ($2400), a speaker set-up/mounting ($300), and a whiteboard ($300).

Mrs. Murray and Mr. Vail are submitting a request to Wally Gnewikow for the smartboard, and Mrs. Murray made a request to the district to cover the cost of the whiteboard.  The PTO will table these requests until the January meeting to see if the District will pay for the equipment.

Old Business:

Band/choir uniform donations:  Received $500 for band ($500 requested), and $1675 for choir ($1800 requested.)  We are still waiting to receive a $300 donation for the choir uniforms.

New Business:

We are putting together holiday cookie boxes for the staff again next Monday, and would appreciate help.  Tammy will bring large to-go boxes and ribbons.

We also need volunteers to help sell/wrap at the Student Holiday Sale (December 22-23) during lunch hours.

DWP Reports

November 18th at Longfellow Middle School

Student Showcase

Longfellow Middle School teacher Liz Ramsey and students from the seventh grade pod provided a presentation on the use of iPads at the middle school. Questions regarding whether or not the iPads impede face-to-face communication/social skills and how students collaborate with classmates were addressed.

Busing

Executive Director of Business Services Janet Rosseter and Finance Manager Joyce Smalley provided information regarding busing in the district. District guidelines require that kids not be on the bus before 6am, and the maximum amount of time on the bus is 1 hour and 15 minutes.  If a student attends a choice or charter school, the district will provide a shuttle.  The dstrict is required to bus kids who live greater than 2 miles from school, and are required to bus private school students as well.  The district also provides busing for kids who become homeless to the school they attended before becomig homeless.  Representatives from First Student were also present to provide information and answer questions.  A new routing software program was implemented this year, which resulted in incorrect routing times being sent to families at the beginning of the year.  Many concerns were raised by DWP members regarding lack of communication from the bus company.  The District is in the 2nd year of a 5 year contract with First Student.

La Crosse Public Education Foundation

La Crosse Public Education Foundation Executive Director David Stoeffler presented ways parents can help support our public schools through the Foundation. The AVID program works with the Future Centers of La Crosse Promise to help enroll students in college and teach them the skills necessary to succeed, including notetaking and organization.

Parent Survey Results

Director of Pupil Services Regina Siegel provided the results of the 2013 parent survey. She noted that 971 parents completed the survey, and that the information will be shared online.  83% of those surveyed thought that the academic expectations of the District were “just right.”

Legislative Update

Superintendent Nelson provided a legislative update. He communicated that the private school voucher program will likely be expanded in the upcoming state budget, and if the cap on vouchers is lifted, up to $700 million of public tax payer money could be spent on up to 90,000 vouchers ($7,500 per voucher).  He noted that school accountability is another issue that likely will be addressed. Schools may be rated in 5 categories/levels, and he anticipates that legislation will be proposed which would result in public schools being converted into private charter schools if they fail to meet new accountability measures. Private voucher schools are not held to the same standards as public schools. The Common Core Standards and Badger exam may be abandoned as well, after districts across the state spent millions of dollars and countless hours implementing the standards and preparing for the exam. It is important to note that the Common Core was NOT mandated by the federal government.  It was adopted by a coalition of state leaders and superintendents across the country to bring consistency across states. The Common Core only provides educational standards, it does not mandate a certain curriculum.  Districts are able to choose their own curriculum. He noted that News8000 (Channel 8) has a 3 part series on what the school district is doing with Common Core.

December 9th  at Logan High School

Student Showcase

Logan High School teacher Steve Johnston and students in his digital electronics and robotics class demonstrated the underwater camera, 3D printer, photo scan project, unmanned serial vehicle project, and how to build a hexicopter.

Badger Exams

Supervisor of Standards, Assessments and Program Improvements Kris Mueller provided information on the Badger exams (formerly known as the Smarter Balanced exams.) Grades 3-8 will take the exam in the last 8 weeks of the school year.  Kids will be assessed in English language arts and math. The Badger exam focuses more on applying knowledge and skills, than on memorization. It is a computer adaptive test, which means that the computer bases the difficulty of each test question on a student’s previous answers to get a more accurate reading of student achievement at all levels. The Badger exam will not be timed.  Students in grades 4, 8, and 10 participated in the WKCE testing for science and social studies only.  Ninth and tenth graders take the ACT Aspire Early High School assessment.  All juniors now take the ACT, which is fully funded by the state, and the ACT WorkKeys exam, which is recognized nationally by businesses and industries. Ms. Mueller noted that college entrance is not based solely on ACT/SAT scores, but includes clubs, activities, and the number/difficulty of classes taken by students. It is becoming the national norm that students are compared with others around the country rather than just in Wisconsin.

Janet Rosseter reminded all PTO officers that a 1099 card needs to be filled out by April 15th of every year to renew each PTO’s 501(c)(3) status.

Authors Ray and Marion Golarz, who wrote the book The Problem isn’t Teachers, will make a presentation to the District Wide Parent Committee at Lincoln Middle School on February 10th.

Meeting adjourned at 11:33am.  Next PTO meeting will be Friday, January 9th, 2015.  Parent roundtable begins at 9:30am with the PTO meeting following at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted by Trista Treglowne

 

Minutes 10/10/14

Lincoln Middle School

PTO Minutes 10/10/14

Meeting called to Order by Tammy Hayden at 10:42

Present:  Melissa Murray, Tammy Hayden, Trista Treglowne, Kelly Ziegelbein, Dawn Popp, Anne List, Danielle Sprain, Sandra Thill, Lisa Sauer, Tamra Liebsch, Eric Mosing, Amy Lemke

Treasury Report:  checking Balance as of October 10, 2014 is $4298.11.  Savings balance as of October 10, 2015 is 129.97.  A total of $2083.98 was written in checks  (PAWS, Art, Kwik Trip gift cards).  A total of $1700 was deposited (Kwik Trip cards).

President’s Report:

Fundraising:

Kwik Trip Cards – Continue to heavily promote this!  This continues to be our biggest fundraiser.

Calendar Raffle – Still planning to do calendar raffle in February.

Target Red Card Program – A representative from the Target Red Card Program presented the details of the program.  The representative will be available at conferences to sign anyone up who is interested.

Giving Tree – It was suggested that we set up a “Giving Tree” for school supplies and some teacher request items.

Football Game Concessions – Logan Middle School was in charge of concessions this year.

Old Business:

Show Choir Uniforms:

We have received $450 in donations for new show choir costumes.  The total cost is $1500.  PTO will front the difference and launch a “Buy a Costume Campaign” to reimburse PTO.

Staff Appreciation:

October/November – looking into purchasing/renting a water cooler for the staff lounge.  Melissa is looking into details and checking into any deals/discounts that may be available.

December – PTO will sponsor a holiday cookie exchange again this year.  Details to come.

Principal Report:

The following teacher request were approved:

Educational games – Tim Sprain $295

Oktoberfest Cooks – Rita Murphy $400

Headphones – Melissa Sprain $121

Fish Tank Supplies – Linda Watson $90

Terry Visger (storyteller) – Linda Watson $200

Clay and Glaze – Lynee Burns – $100

DWP Report:

There was no DWP meeting in October.

Lincoln will host the DWP meeting on Feb. 10th, and will showcase a special activity or program at Lincoln at the beginning of the meeting.  Mrs. Murray and the staff are working on ideas for the showcase and will present them at a future PTO meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 11:48.  Next meeting will be Friday November 14th.  Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda 10/10/14

1) Attendance/ Call to Order

2) Treasurer’s Report

a) Current balance

b) Kwik Trip Cards

c) (Old Business) Status of tabled requests

1. Water cooler

2. Show Choir costumes

d) Additional Fundraising for future

3) Principal’s Report

a) Requests

b) other

4) DWP Report

5) New Business

a) Staff meal next Monday during Conferences

1. Pulled Pork from last fundraiser

2. Soup? additional dishes? Water?

3. Help?

b) Concessions for Logan/Lincoln FB games Monday October 20

c) Staff Appreciation for October/November/December

d) Lincoln Showcase

e) Other

6) Comments/Concerns/Joys

7) Next Meeting/Adjournment

 

Minutes 9/12/14

Meeting called to Order by Tammy Hayden at 10:37

Present: Melissa Murray, Tammy Hayden, Trista Treglowne, Kelly Ziegelbein, Dawn Popp, Ann Fowler, Kristin Trohkimoinen, Anne List, Kim Hansen, Barbara Kilpatrick, Marlina Krause, Lori Arndt, Sandy Cleary, Tamra Liebsh, Kim Shively.

New Officers: Unanimous vote to keep current officers in place; Tammy Hayden (President), Trista Treglowne (Vice President), Kelly Ziegelbein (Secretary), Brenda Leahy (Treasurer). Will vote this spring for officers for 2015-2016 school year.

Treasury Report: checking Balance as of September 11, 2014 is $4682.09. Savings balance as of September 11, 2014 is 129.97. A total of $2321 was written in checks (health fair, school supplies, health fair). A total of $1841 was deposited (barbecue on picture day, memberships fees, Kwik Trip cards).

We are starting with a lower than normal balance this year. Fundraising will be very important.

President’s Report:

Fundraising:

Kwik Trip Cards – This is our biggest fundraiser and so easy. Sandi will sell cards during school sporting events. PTO will sell during parent teacher conferences. Frequent email reminders to families to buy Kwik Trip cards which are always available in the office during school hours.

Calendar Raffle – PTO will plan to do a calendar raffle the month of February. More details to come as February approaches.

Football Game Concessions: PTO will sell concession during the last 7th and 8th grade football games at Central on Monday October 20.

 

Items always needed that parents can donate anytime – reams of copy paper, notebooks, ring binders, binder dividers, PAWS prizes, coffee and water for staff Kuerig coffee maker.

Thank you to Tamra Liebsch and Kim Hansen who have graciously volunteered to take over the cougar cabinet. Tamra has also volunteered to take over Milk Moola, soup labels and box tops. Thank you so much for your help and support!!

Principal Report:

Teacher Requests – Ms. Nugent and Mrs. Burns (Art) request $253.98 for 2 heavy duty pencil sharpeners ($126.99 each). Approved!

Tanya Vaughn (PAWS) requests $300 for 1st quarter prizes for PAWS assembly. Approved!

Jennifer Gulsvig (Music) requests $1250-$2500 for 25 boys show choir costumes. Approval tabled until more information available (more specific dollar amount and if we can do a payment plan).

Melissa Murray request $250 for a water cooler for staff lounge. Currently there is no water access in the staff lounge. Request tabled until more information obtained (monthly fee for replacing water jugs, etc).

Mrs. Murray discussed some of the school changes (MLT time, etc) and introduced new staff members during the parent round table meeting preceding PTO meeting.

Morning drop off was discussed. There are still issues with people not dropping off properly. SRO Martin will be out directing traffic these first few weeks and talking to people who are dropping of incorrectly. Melissa will also send out reminders of the drop off process once a month to keep parents mindful and informed.

DWP Report:

Trista Treglowne and Brenda Leahy will remain DWP reps for 2014-2015. We do need one alternate. Please contact Tammy Hayden if you are interested in being a DWP alternate. The alternate may attend every meeting but is only obligated to attend when one of the regular reps cannot attend. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7pm-9pm. See attached DWP report from Trista.

Meeting adjourned at 11:55. Next meeting will be Friday October 10th. Parent round table begins at 9:30am with PTO following at 10:30am. Both meetings will be held in the LMC.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda 9/12/14

I. Call to Order/Attendance

a. Officers

II. Treasurers Report

a. Balance

b. Kwik Trip Cards

c. New Fundraisers

i. Raffle? 50/50? When?

ii. Football Game Concessions (Logan Middle home game N/A)

iii. Parent Teacher Conference meals

III. Principal Report

a. Teacher Requests-Thank You’s

b. Anticipated Principal Requests

c. School Changes

d. Other

IV. District Wide Parent

a. Establish Reps

b. Meeting Dates

V. Comments/Concerns/Questions

a. Drop Off update

b. Hirings/Losses

c. Math Information

d. Parent Newsletter with information?

e. Cougar Cabinet

f. Supplies Needed

VI. Other Announcements

VII. Next Meeting

 

Minutes – 3/21/14

Call to Order: 10:38 a.m. by Trista Treglowne

Present: Trista Treglowne, Brenda Leahy, Ann Fowler, Dawn Popp, Anne List

Minutes: Motion made by Ann Fowler to approve 2/28/14 meeting minutes, seconded by Brenda; motion passed.

Treasurer (Brenda): Reporting period of 2/28/14 – 3/20/14. Checking balance is $2666.47. Savings balance is $129.91. A total of $1130.00 in checks was written for Kwik Trip cards and Ranisons (attendance incentive gift certificates.) Total income was $1880.00 (Kwik Trip card sales, basketball uniform donation, and parent donation for attendance incentive.) We currently have $1400 worth of Kwik Trip cards available for sale.

Principal’s Report/Teacher Requests: Mr. Check said donations for attendance incentive were appreciated.

* Tanya Vaughn and Betsy Klingelhofer requested $250 to buy items for hygiene kits; motion to approve made by Brenda; seconded by Ann Fowler; request was approved.

Old Business: Jenny Olson memorial update. Brian is still considering options for a memorial. PTO will contribute along with the staff once a decision is made.

New Business: Pulled pork fundraiser scheduled for Monday, April 28th in Kmart’s parking lot; it was decided that an organization meeting for the fundraiser should be held in the near future to work out the details.

Parent-Teacher Conference Meals: conferences will be held from noon-8 on Monday, April 14th and 10 -6 on Tuesday, April 15th. Because these dates are during spring break, there was some concern expressed regarding whether we would be able to solicit enough food donations from parents for the meals. However, due to budgetary concerns, it was decided that we would again ask for food donations (sub sandwich/finger food theme) from parents for April 14th, and then order pizza for April 15th. Leftovers from the 14th would also be served on the 15th. If we are not able to solicit enough food donations, the PTO will cover the cost of any additional food needed. Motion made by Dawn Popp to approve a maximum of $600 for p-t conference meals; seconded by Ann Fowler; motion approved.

DWP Report (Trista): The importance of getting the word out about the upcoming referendum was discussed at the DWP meeting. DWP members suggested sending emails out through school PTOs encouraging families to vote for the referendum. Trista will coordinate with Tammy and Kelly to send an email out to Lincoln families. Emailing UWL students was also discussed. A complete copy of the 3-4-14 DWP minutes are below.

Student Showcase – Middle School One to One Technology

Logan Middle School teacher Lisa Lenarz, Lincoln Middle School teacher Lisa Colburn and Longfellow teachers
Liz Ramsey and Jean Halderson provided demonstrations on how students use iPads in art, language arts, writing, math, science and social studies. The iPads have evened the playing field in which all schools have the same exact tool. Associate Superintendent Harcey thanked the teachers and the Department of Information Technology staff for their hard work in the one to one implementation.

Linkage with Board of Education

Board President Connie Troyanek provided information on the April 1st operating referendum. She added that all information including frequently asked questions regarding the operating referendum are available on the district’s website at www.lacrosseschools.org. In addition the district is hosting two informational meetings on March 15th at 10:00am at Logan High School and March 20th at 6:00pm at Hogan. The referendum video was shared with the group. President Troyanek reminded members to vote April 1 and encouraged them to contact her if they had questions regarding the referendum.

Three questions from the Board were sent to the District Wide Parent committee members for consideration prior to the meeting. President Troyanek facilitated a discussion with the group. Parents were asked how they could become more involved and help the district pass the critical referendum. Committee members suggested using social media to get a reminder out to vote; i.e., Twitter, Facebook, PTO emails; website; publicized on television.

Parents were also asked to provide meaningful ways the district can make our schools better. Committee members were concerned that teachers traveling in the district are spread too thin and worried that the programs may be cut. Members suggested creating a “did you know” piece to highlight all schools (showcase event) and what they have to offer other than just choice/charter schools. They also suggested providing more information on the new 7 Rivers Community High School and to have athletics and music departments communicate to provide an improved practice schedule. It was pointed out that six or seven day practice schedules are too much for those students involved in both athletics and music. Members also encouraged developing continued relationships between parents, staff and Board members as this will cultivate change.

Next Meeting Date: Friday, April 25th, 2014. Roundtable at 9:30 a.m. PTO meeting at 10:30 a.m.

Motion to adjourn made by Trista Treglowne; seconded by Ann Fowler. Meeting adjourned at 11:34 a.m. Submitted by Trista Treglowne.

 

Minutes 2/28/14

Call to Order: 10:48 a.m. by Tammy Hayden

Present: Tammy Hayden, Brenda Leahy, Trista Treglowne, Kelly Ziegelbein, Melissa Murray, Anne List, Kim Shively, Lisa Sauer, Dawn Popp.

Minutes: Motion made by Dawn to approved 1/31/14 monthly meeting minutes, seconded by Lisa; motion passed.

Monthly Reports

Treasurer (Brenda): Checking balance is $1916.47. Savings balance is $129.90. A total $1,653 was written in checks for Kwik Trip cards and basketball uniforms. Total income this month was $1,870 (Kwik Trip cards and basketball uniforms). Also, $200 in Kwik trip cards (individual $5 gift cards) was purchased by the PTO to give to Eric Check for the attendance initiative discussed at last month’s meeting.

Principal (Mrs. Murray): Drop off/Pick up update: Officer Phil Martin has been making personal calls to those that have been dropping off incorrectly. This has helped a lot. The snow still remains despite the City’s promises to remove it. Art Sonia: Melissa met with the art teachers about this and it was decided that the amount of time it would take to set it up and keep it going was not worth the money it would raise.

President (Tammy): Fundraising: Kelly has contacted Big Boar BBQ & Catering and they have several dates open in April. Kelly will coordinate with school to choose a date that will work. The pulled pork fundraiser will take the place of our annual joint rummage sale with Montessori. Kim Shively will check into whether or not Montessori will still do their rummage sale. Jenny Olson Memorial: Mrs. Murray will check with Sandy to see what teachers are doing and the PTO will contribute to that. Teacher appreciation: Kelly dropped off coffee, chocolate and water for the Keurig today for February teacher appreciation. Brenda will make shamrock cookies and the PTO will bring green St. Patrick’s Day goodies for the teachers on Monday March 17th. PAWS: Donations for PAWS are greatly appreciated. Prizes, gift cards, etc. Drop off donations to Tanya Vaughn in the office.

DWP (Trista): Below are the minutes from the February DWP meeting:

Logan High School Career Technical Education Teacher Tom Campbell provided information on the district’s Project Lead the Way program. He communicated that the program offers a broad knowledge of engineering in the form of four classes. He shared some of the class projects that the students are working on in the areas of problem solving, teamwork and project-based. He added that the students are eligible for college credits and eligible for national certification if they pass the national test.

CESA #4 Health Educator, Lacie Ketelhut presented an overview on the La Crosse Prevention Network. She communicated that the network strives to find ways to make our community safer for our youth. She provided a parent guide for committee members. Additional copies of the guide are available upon request. She also provided a snapshot of where the community is and what areas need focus; i.e., bullying, alcohol, drugs, suicide, etc. She noted that family time matters and an initiative will be released in May called “Connection Effect” which will focus on families and connecting with families. Several agencies in the community are involved; i.e., YMCA, Festival Foods, the school district, La Crosse Radio Group, and Co-Op. Lacie Ketelhut and AmeriCorps volunteer Quinn Delvin are available to make presentation to PTOs.

Associate Superintendent of Human Resources Steve Salerno provided information on Educator Effectiveness. He indicated that the district is piloting this program this year and plans for full implementation next year. The student learner outcome (SLO’s) is from the beginning of the year to the end. There is a baseline at the start of the year and mid-year is the evaluation along with a final check in at the end of the year. The program rewards staff for successes as well as coaching for those that need help. Principals are evaluated by using the Wisconsin Superintendent Nelson noted that the next meeting of the District Wide Parent Framework for Principal Leadership (WFFPL).

Superintendent Nelson reported that the Board of Education will be asking voters to adopt a new operating referendum on April 1st. He noted that it is not an increase but rather a renewal of the current referendum that is set to expire in June 2014. He added that if the referendum does not pass, the district is looking at 6.2 million in reductions. A video and brochure will be shared in March providing facts about the referendum. The monies from the referendum will go to technology replacement; building and security; and maintaining programs and small class sizes.

Superintendent Nelson stated that when the weather service issues wind chill warnings the district takes this seriously to insure the safety of our students and staff. The committee thanked Mr. Nelson for cancelling school and keeping our students safe. Mr. Nelson noted that the district plans to keep with the current emergency school closing days on the present 2013-14 calendar. Currently the last day of school is June 10th. If the district were to have another emergency school closing day the last of day of school would be June 11th. Any days after this would possibly be made up in April (14-15) or in June (12-13). Members suggested building more snow days in the teacher contract or adding minutes to the end of the day along with a number of day requirements.

Next Meeting Date: Friday February 28th, 2014. Roundtable at 9:30 a.m. PTO meeting at 10:30 a.m.

Adjourned: Motion to adjourn made by Kelly Ziegelbein, seconded by Brenda Leahy. Meeting adjourned at 11:14 a.m. Submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda 2/28/14

I. Call to Order

II. Treasurer’s Report

a. Kwik Trip cards

b. Other

c. Rummage Sale? How much did we make last year?

d. Pulled pork fundraiser

III. Principal’s Report

IV. DWP Report

V. Old News

a. Jenny Olson Memorial

VI. New News

a. Teacher Appreciation

b. Other

VII. Adjourn

 

Minutes 1/31/14

Meeting called to order at 10:32am

Attendance: Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Dawn Popp, Jan Masewicz, Ann Fowler, Melissa Murray, Anne List, Lisa Sauer, Rosita, Catherine Acevedo

May Minutes: The following corrections to the December DWP report regarding information about the budget and referendum should be noted:

The Board is considering whether to pursue another operating referendum to address serious shortfalls in the budget. The current operating referendum expires at the end of 2013-2014. If the Board decides to propose another $4,175,000 referendum, taxes would not go up. However, even if the referendum passes, the district will still need to make $800,000 (with salary freezes and shifting more of the cost of insurance to the employees) to $2m in cuts. If a $4M referendum is not passed, $5M-$6M in cuts would be necessary.

Motion to approve December meeting minutes, with the above corrections, made by Dawn Popp, 2nd by Lisa Sauer. December meeting minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Report given for 12/13/13-1/29/14. Total income during this time was $4,465.00 and a total of $5,680.27 was written in checks. Checking balance is $1,699.47. Savings balance is $129.88. See hard copy of treasurer’s report for details. The State of Wisconsin non-stock corporation annual report has been filed.

Principal’s Report/Teacher Requests:

Eric Check – We are implementing an attendance intervention to help 19 students get to school on time. We would like food gift cards in $5 increments to give as prizes at the end of each month. PTO will revisit this request next month when Tammy Hayden (President) and Brenda Leahy (Treasurer) are present.

President’s Report:

Fundraising – Kelly Ziegelbein will look into a pulled pork fundraiser with Big Boar BBQ & Catering. We will not have a rummage sale this year. Melissa Murray presented a calendar raffle idea. PTO will look into the calendar raffle for next year. We will continue to sell Kwik Trip gift cards as long as the fundraiser is available.

Jenny Olson Memorial Fund – The PTO will join the teachers for a Jenny Olson memorial gift. It has not been decided what this gift will be yet.

Teacher Appreciation for February – Teacher Appreciation for February – Kelly Ziegelbein will look into getting more coffee for the Keurig as well as some distilled water to use in the Keurig. Also some chocolate and possibly an attachment for the Keurig so teachers can brew regular coffee as well.

Drop Off/Pick Up:

This continues to be a dangerous problem. Melissa Murray has contacted the city about getting the snow removed along 9th Street in front of the school. This should be happening soon. Phil Martin has inquired about redirecting traffic on 9th Street but has had no response from the city yet. Phil is also checking into the possibility of hiring a cadet to direct the morning traffic. Other suggestions have been to make Division Street a no parking zone so cars can pull up and drop off along that side of the building and to open up more entrances to the building so that everyone is not going through the front. Melissa suggested organizing a “traffic committee” to address some of these issues. Joe Ledvina may visit our school to evaluate the traffic situation.

Lisa Sauer told us about Artsonia Kids Art Museum. Melissa will discuss getting this implemented with art teachers and Lisa will help with start up if this is something they decide to do.

DWP Report (Trista Treglowne):

No DWP report at this time.

Next Meeting Date: Friday, February 28, 2014. Roundtable at 9:30am. PTO Meeting at 10:30am.

Motion to adjourn by Dawn Popp, 2nd by Lisa Sauer. Meeting adjourned at 11:37am.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein

 

Agenda 1/31/14

1. Call to order/attendance

2. Treasurer report

3. Principal report

4. Fund raising

1. Kwik trip cards

2. Chick Q or pulled pork?

3. Rummage sale anyone?

5. Old business

6. New business

1. Jenny Olson memorial ideas?

2. flowers today?

3. Teacher appreciation for February

7. Other

8. Joys and concerns

9. Drop off pick up?

10. Adjourn

 

Minutes 12/13/13

Meeting called to order at 10:46am

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Melissa Murray, Heather Blomberg, Ann List, Kim Shively, Lisa Sauer, Diana Durall, Leslie Root, Jeanne Steingart

May Minutes: Motion to approve November meeting minutes made by Heather Blomberg, 2nd by Trista Treglowne. November meeting minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Report given for 11/15/13-12/13/13. Total income during this time was $2505.00 and a total of $865.73 was written in checks. Checking balance is $2914.74. Saings balance is $129.88. See hard copy of treasurer’s report for details.

Principal’s Report/Teacher Requests:

Melissa Murray presented teacher requests. Requests approved at this meeting are as follows:

*Brenda Geier (6th Grade Pod) – requested $89.70 reimbursement for the cost of printing placements 6th grade students made for the community Thanksgiving dinner.

President’s Report-Tammy Hayden:

*Fundraising – Melissa Murray has a spring fundraising idea that she will present at a later date. PTO raffle license has been approved and received. Kelly Ziegelbein will look into pork pull fundraiser through Big Boar company. Lisa Sauer suggested a “Thank a Teacher” fundraiser. Will discuss fundraisers in 2014.

DWP Report-Trista Treglowne:

*Budget was a big topic at the DWP meeting. There will be $2 million in cuts next year.

*Joni Ralph, Nutrition Director, discussed the new standards taking place in July. These standards are nationwide and include alacarte items as well. Something new is the “Smart Treat” option. This allows parents to order a school snack through the nutrition department via the school website, which can be delivered to the student in his/her classroom. They are piloting this at Emerson and Hamilton but so far it is not being utilized as much as anticipated. More advertising is needed.

*Conferences with 8th grade families and their guidance counselors to assist in the transition to high school went very well. These conferences were piloted at Logan and began here at Lincoln last year. Other schools will be following due to the success of these conferences.

Next Meeting Date: Friday, January 24, 2013. Roundtable at 9:30am. No PTO meeting.

Motion to adjourn made by Heather Blomberg, 2nd by Kim Shively. Meeting adjourned at 11:11am. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

LINCOLN/SOTA II/COULEE MONTESSORI PTO ACCOUNT ACTIVITY

12/13/’13 – 1/19/13

EXPENSES

Melissa Sprain $305.57

Brenda Geier $89.70

Basketball Uniforms $1325.00

Kwik Trip $630.00

Kwik Trip $1350.00

Kwik Trip $1980.00

TOTAL EXPENSES $5680.27

INCOME

BB Uniforms $245

Kwik Trip $3230.00

Kwik Trip $350.00

BB Uniform $40.00

Kwik Trip $600

TOTAL INCOME $4465.00

CHECKING BALANCE: $1699.47

SAVINGS BALANCE: $129.88

 

Agenda 12/13/13

I. Call to Order

II. Treasurer’s Report

a. Kwik Trip Cards

b. Fundraising

III. DWP Parent Report

IV. Principal’s Report

V. Old Business

VI. New Business

VII. Joys & Concerns

VIII. Adjourn

 

 

 

 

Minutes 11/15/13

LSM-PTO Minutes 11/15/13

Meeting called to order at 10:46 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Brenda Leahy, Melissa Murray, Dawn Popp, Heather Blomberg, Lora Mikkelson, Ann List, Kim Shively.

May Minutes: Motion to approve October meeting minutes made by Heather Blomberg, 2nd by Dawn Popp. October meeting minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Report given for 10/18/13-11/15/13. Total income during this time was $2685.00 and a total of $4876.6 was written in checks. Checking balance is $570.47. $705 was withdrawn for basketball uniforms but will be reimbursed after fundraising. Savings balance is $129. 86. See hard copy of treasurer’s report for details.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Melissa Murray presented teacher requests. Requests approved at this meeting are as follows:

Mr. Hardin (Orchestra) – $460 for transportation and $170 for t-shirts for the Holiday Brass team.

Tile/Mosaic samples for the playground area are on order so we can see how they snap on and how durable they are before we order.

WKCE testing is done except for a few make-ups. A computerized exam called Smarter Balance will take place in April. This exam includes math, English, language arts and reading. 8th grade students will still be tested in the fall, using a non-computerized test, on science, social studies and writing. Lincoln/Sota 11/Coulee Montessori will be adding a computer lab so we have enough computers for testing and won’t have to use the kids’ ipads. The location of the lab is still uncertain.

8th grade students will take the Explore Test the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

Morning drop off traffic is still bad. Melissa, Erik and Phil will try to be outside to help monitor this and they are still looking into city street solutions.

Linda Watson would love parent volunteer help in the LMC. Stop by anytime.

President’s Report (Tammy Hayden):

Fundraising: Heather Blomberg is still looking into a Papa Murphy’s fundraiser. Tammy Hayden will call TGIF and set up a night where LSM PTO would get 25% of all sales from those who mention our name. Tammy will also look into Domino’s Pizza fundraiser.

Teacher Appreciation: We are asking for donation of coffee for the teacher’s new Keurig coffee maker for November appreciation. We will do cookie platters for teachers in December. Tammy will send an email out requesting cookie donations. We will assemble the cookie platters after the roundtable meeting on Friday December 13.

DWP Report (Trista Treglowne):

It was “Math Night” at the last DWP meeting. The new math curriculum will be more conceptual rather than focusing on memorization. Teachers from a variety of schools and age groups came to discuss math in our District. Our own Mr. Bagniefski and Mrs. Novak were there. The RTI program was discussed as well as how they are incorporating the new iPads into the entire math program. Podcasts are now available for 5th graders going in to middle school HPL to help cover the 6th grade math they are skipping.

Next Meeting Date: Friday December 13th, 2013. Roundtable at 9:30am. No PTO meeting. We will be assembling teacher cookie platters in the teachers lounge. Please join us if you can.

Motion to adjourn made by Tammy Hayden, 2nd by Kelly Ziegelbein. Meeting adjourned at 11:43 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda-November 15

I. Call to order/attendance

II. Approve October minutes

III. Treasurer’s report

a. balance

b. Kwik Trip cards – SELL SELL SELL

c. Fundraiser’s needed

d. TGI Friday’s, Domino’s

IV. Principal’s Report

a. Teacher requests

b. Other

V. DWP (District Wide Parent) Report

a. Compassion Project

b.

VI. Old Business

a. Staff meals were great – feedback about food in teacher’s lounge

b.

VII. New Business

a. November teacher appreciation gift?

b. December Cookie exchange Day of PTO meeting or last day before break? December 20?

c. Linda Watson needs help in the LMC with stamping and covering books…anyone?

d. Other

VIII. Joys/Concerns

XI. Adjourn

Next meeting: December 13, 2013

 

Minutes – October 18

Meeting called to order at 10:44 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Brenda Leahy, Melissa Murray, Dawn Popp, Heather Blomberg, Henry Shen, Cathy Acevedo, Kim Shively, Anne List

May Minutes: Motion to approve September meeting minutes made by Dawn Popp, 2nd by Trista Treglowne. September meeting minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Report given for 9/18/13-10/17/13. Total income during this time was $2320.00 and a total of $3296.91 was written in checks. Checking balance is $3469.07 and savings balance is $129.85. See hard copy of treasurer’s report for details.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Melissa Murray presented teacher requests. Requests approved at this meeting are as follows:

Linda Watson (LMC) – $653.30 for a second Ellison machine and die cuts mach, construction paper and staples.

Frau Murphy (German) – $400 for 2 Cooks and paper products for Lincoln’s 10th Annual Middle School Oktoberfest.

Jenne Miles (Special Education) – $199.99 for paper shredder.

Mrs. Murray is looking for ways to improve the look of the playground area. She has suggested placing some decorative tiles on the fence around the playground. She will get samples of some decorative tile choices to bring to the next PTO meeting. Lenae Burns, art teacher, will do some mural paintings in certain areas to spruce things up. Mrs. Murray is also looking into making a green space in the 8th and Division corner of the playground. She is looking into artificial turf; it’s durability and functionality (plowing in the winter, etc.). She will also look into the possibility of the Washburn neighborhood donating toward the cost of these things, as they have long been in favor of improving the look of the building and grounds.

WKCE testing will take place at Lincoln Nov. 5-8 for 6th grade and Nov. 6-8 for 7th and 8th grade. The Smarter Balance test will replace WKCE test in the spring of 2014 or 2015. The Smarter Balance test only includes English, Language Arts and Math. Students may still have to take the WKCE test for Science and Math.

President’s Report:

PTO is planning meals for parent teacher conferences. Pizza, salad and dessert will be served starting at 4:00 on Monday October 21st. Soup, sandwiches and dessert will be served starting at noon on Monday October 28th.

Basketball Uniforms – new uniforms have been handed out to players. Tammy Hayden has sent an email out to basketball parents requesting donations through the “Buy A Jersey” campaign. She has already received some donations. Trista and Tammy would like to see how much they can raise through parent donations first, then will request a donation from PTO if needed. Will revisit this at next PTO meeting.

Kwik Trip Cards – Dawn will make sure we have plenty of cards in various amounts for the holiday season.

Kelly Ziegelbein, secretary, has submitted request for a raffle license. No word yet as to whether it has been approved at this time. Mrs. Murray has ideas for a spring raffle fundraiser. Will revisit this after the New Year.

District Wide Parent Meeting Report: Given by Trista Treglowne, DWP. Trista attended a presentation given by Jeff Reiland MS, CPT-S, Child and Family Therapist at Gundersen Lutheran, on bullying. For information on this presentation, please visit TogetherAgainstBullying.org.

Next Meeting Date: Friday November 15, 2013. Roundtable at 9:30am. PTO meeting at 10:30am.

Motion to adjourn made by Dawn Popp, 2nd by Heather Blomberg. Meeting adjourned at 11:34 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

District Wide Parent Meeting 9/10/13

District Wide Parent Committee Report

Tuesday, September 10th

Legislative Update

Private School Voucher Program

• Previously only students in Milwaukee and Racine were eligible to receive taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend private schools.

• Now, the school voucher program has expanded statewide

• A total of 500 vouchers were given out statewide to the 25 schools with the most applicants; this number will increase to an additional 1000 next year; no more than 1% of students in a public school district can receive vouchers

• Each voucher is worth $6442 per student

• Qualified applicants must make no more than 185% of the federal poverty limit

• Aquinas chose to take part in the voucher program and received a total of 20 vouchers; Luther did not take part in the voucher program

Concerns

• The school voucher program was promoted as a way to give families who could not otherwise afford a private education a choice; the reality is that 67% of the students who were awarded vouchers statewide were already attending private schools; 70% of the families who received vouchers to attend Aquinas were currently students there last year

• The voucher amount of $6442 often exceeds the actual tuition charged by many of the private schools receiving voucher money

• Funding for vouchers is skimmed off of the top of taxpayer money allocated for public education

• Although vouchers are funded with taxpayer money, private schools that receive voucher money are not bound by the same requirements and accountability measures as public schools

 

1. Voucher schools do not have to adhere to open meeting requirements

2. Voucher schools do not have to make their finances transparent to the public

3. Voucher schools are not required to educate all students or meet the needs of students with special needs (If a private school decides they can not meet the needs of a special education voucher student, and the student returns to the public school system, the voucher money remains with the private school! In contrast, if a public school student open-enrolls into another public school district, and then decides to return to his original school district, that student’s state aid will follow the student)

4. Voucher schools are not required to hire licensed teachers or to perform background checks

5. Voucher schools are not required to assess student achievement with the same tests as public schools

6. Voucher schools are not rated by the same statewide school report cards

*** The greatest concern is that some of the proponents of the voucher system would like to lift the existing caps and parameters currently in place, and make vouchers available to every student in the state, regardless of income level and without any caps on the total number of vouchers issued. If this were to happen, taxpayers would essentially be required to fund both the existing public school system and every private school student in the state.

Private School Tax Deduction

In addition to the expanded voucher program, the current legislature also approved a tax deduction for families who send their children to private school. This tax deduction can be taken by all families, regardless of income level. Families can deduct up to $4000 of tuition paid for children in grades K – 8, and up to $10000 for high school students.

There is talk within the legislature of turning this tax deduction into a tax credit.

Trista Treglowne

DWP Representative for Lincoln Middle School

 

Agenda-October 18

I. Call to Order/Attendance

II. Treasurer Report

A. Kwik Trip cards

B. Membership

III. Principal Report/Teacher requests

IV. DWP report

V. Old Business

A. Teacher meal on Monday Oct 21

1. Dessert from Jeanne Johnson and Laurie Logan, water from Tiffany Olson

2. We need more

3. Where should we set up with new arrangement for PTC in classrooms?

B. Teacher meal on Monday Oct 28

1. Lunch or breakfast?

C. “Buy a Jersey”Uniforms

D. Teacher appreciation for November?

E. Jenny Olson fundraiser

VII. New Business

VIII. Joys/Concerns

A. Drop off area in morning.

B. PTC schedule

IX. Next Meeting/ Adjournment

 

 

LSM-PTO Minutes 9/20/13

Meeting called to order at 10:40 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Brenda Leahy, Melissa Murray, Ann Fowler, Dawn Popp, Heather Blomberg, Leslie Root, Elena V., Jill Weisbrod, Tracy Erickson, Lynn Tully, Kate Escher

May Minutes: May minutes not available for approval at this time.

Treasurer’s Report: Report given for 5/17/13-9/4/13. Total income during this time was $8293.5 and a total of $7063.44 was written in checks. Checking balance is $4445.98 and savings balance is $129. See hard copy of treasurer’s report for details.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Melissa Murray, our new principal, was in attendance and told the group a little about herself and her goals for this year. She also answered questions from the group.

iPad distribution went very well and so far things seem to be running smoothly. Due to the push towards healthy eating, Mrs. Murray would like to get away from selling candy and other items that would not normally be served at school. She has some ideas for a raffle that we could possibly do next year. Kelly Ziegelbein will look into getting a raffle license for the school.

Teacher Requests – Items approved at this meeting are as follows:

Ruth Baardseth requests $595 to purchase the Study Island 7th Grade Math program to be used this year. This program has been used in the past with great success and would like to continue it for one more year before it is phased out.

Tanya Vaughn, Sandi Hakomaki and Jennifer Gulsvig request $300 per quarter x3 ($900 total) for quarterly PAWS assembly recognition prizes. At this time, PTO approved $300 for the first quarter.

Tanya Vaughn requests $175 for a Keurig coffee maker and $30 for a faucet water filter for all staff to use.

Melissa Sprain requested $200 for bins and supplies for her health and wellness health image project.

President’s Report:

PTC are Monday October 21st and Monday October 28th. PTO will provide a meal starting 4:00pm on the 21st and starting at noon on the 28th. Tammy Hayden will handle menu, volunteers, etc. via email.

Basketball Uniforms – the school is in need of new basketball uniforms. Tammy Hayden and Trista Treglowne have been working on getting these ordered. The PTO agreed to give $2000-$2500 to purchase the uniforms now. PTO will then fundraise during the basketball season to get this money back.

Egg Rolls – We made $477 on the egg roll sale. There are still egg rolls in the freezer. PTO will donate the egg rolls to Mr. Buedding for his program.

Kwik Trip Cards – The Kwik Trip Script program has been extended through October of 2014. Dawn Popp remains the contact person for ordering.

District Wide Parent Meeting Report: Given by Trista Treglowne, DWP. The La Crosse Public Education Foundation and local business are sponsoring a “Compassion Project”. This project has been modeled after similar projects done in other districts. Children in the school district will be given a 6×6 canvas in art class, which they will decorate to show their interpretation of compassion. These canvases will be displayed at the Pump House in La Crosse in the spring as part of a celebration promoting La Crosse as a compassionate district. Channel 8 News will be following one student at Lincoln as they work on and complete their project.

The legislative changes taking place in our district are huge. We ask that we all become aware of these changes and how they affect our district and our school. Trista Treglowne, our DWP representative, will send out a more specific report on theses changes and what’s taking place in our district.

Next Meeting Date: Friday October 18th, 2013. Roundtable at 9:30am. PTO meeting at 10:30am.

Motion to adjourn made by Tammy Hayden, 2nd by Dawn Popp. Meeting adjourned at 11:43 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda-9/20/13

I. Call to Order-Roll Call

II. Approve Minutes From Last Meeting

III. Treasurer’s Report

a. Note to Members

IV. Principal’s Report

a. iPad Distribution

b. Teacher Requests

District Wide Parent Meeting Report

VI. Old Business

a.

b.

VII. New Business

a. September/October Staff Appreciation

b. Parent-Teacher Conference-Teacher Meals

c. November Staff Appreciation

d. Cookie Exchange (earlier advertising)

e. Membership Woes (checklist)

f. Basketball Uniforms

VIII. Joys/Concerns

a.

b.

 

LSM-PGO Minutes 4/26/13

Meeting called to order at 10:41 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Larry Myhra, Ann Fowler, Kim Shively, Carol Meyer-Bolden, Dawn Popp, Laurie Logan, Carolyn Heath, Karla Fennie

February Minutes: Motion to approve March minutes made by Trista Treglowne, 2nd by Dawn Popp. March minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: No treasury report at this time. Brenda Leahy absent.

Note from Dawn Popp – Kwik Trip will continue their script card fundraiser for another couple years.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests: Presented by Larry Myhra

No teacher requests at this time. Larry asked PTO to help cover cost of coffee for the teachers on teacher appreciation day (May 7th). Approved.

Mr. Myhra will retire at the end of this school year. He will be greatly missed! We wish him the best in his retirement. Laurie Logan and Kelly Ziegelbein will sit on the committee that will interview new candidates. Interviews will take June 11th, 2013.

President’s Report:

Kwik Trip Gift Cards/Note Cards – Information about Kwik Trip cards and the student signature notecards has been put on the website and an email was sent out to all families.

Rummage Sale – Rummage sale was a huge success. Thanks to all those who participated.

PTC – We received great feedback and many thanks for the wonderful food we provided for the teachers during conferences. Thanks to everyone who helped!

Tammy Hayden, Trista Treglowne and Kelly Ziegelbein will stay on as PTO officers next year unless anyone else is interested in one of these positions.

It was suggested that a DWP report be added to the meeting minutes next year. Carol Meyer-Bolden will step down as Lincoln DWP rep as her daughter is graduating from 8th grade. Trista Treglowne will take over as DWP rep for Lincoln. We are looking for one more person to be Trista’s back up.

Ann Fowler and Kelly Ziegelbein will coordinate thank you gifts and treats for teachers at our next PTO meeting.

Next Meeting Date: Friday May 17th, 2013. Roundtable at 9:30am. PTO meeting at 10:30am.

Motion to adjourn made by Tammy Hayden, 2nd by Kelly Ziegelbein. Meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

PTO Agenda April 26, 2013

I. Call to order/Attendance

II. Treasurer Report

A. Kwik Trip Cards

B. Teacher Requests

III. Principal Report

A. Retirement

B. Position Posting/Interview Committee

C. Other

IV. Old Business

A. Rummage Sale

B. Cougar Cabinet

C. Track Uniforms/Pants

D. Notecard Sale

E. Other

V. New Business

A. End of the Year Incentive for Staff

B. Request for Gas Cards for Volunteer Coaches (Track, etc)

C. Officers for Next Year

D. Changes/Improvements for PTO

E. Other

VI. Comments or Concerns

VII. Adjourn

 

LSM-PGO Minutes 3/22/13

Meeting called to order at 10:41 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Larry Myhra, Brenda Leahy, Ann Fowler, Kim Shively, Carol Meyer-Bolden, Dawn Popp, Heather Blomberg, Carolyn Heath

February Minutes: Motion to approve February minutes made by Tammy Hayden, 2nd by Heather Blomberg. February minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Report given by Brenda Leahy, Treasurer. Account Balances as of 3/21/13 = Savings $129.78. No activity in this account this month. Checking = $1,914.67. A total of $2,505.50 was written in checks for the following: $500 for library furniture and $2,002.5 for Kwik Trip cards. Total income since January was $2,315.67. $305.67 from Festival receipts (this is the last check we will receive for Festival receipts), and the remainder from the sale of Kwik Trip cards. We still have $1,495 allocated for helmets from our “Buy a Helmet” campaign.

Kwik Trip will be discontinuing their Scrip program in October. PTO will purchase as many Scrip cards as we can before October to benefit as much as possible before this fundraiser is discontinued.

 

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Presented by Larry Myhra:

No Teacher requests at this time.

Mr. Myhra will invite one of your local politicians to come and talk to PTO members about the direction our state is headed in regard to public education.

8th grade graduation will be Thursday June 6th. Kelly Ziegelbein, Tammy Hayden, Carol Meyer-Bolden and Brenda Leahy volunteered to be the parent committee to organize this event.

President’s Report:

Fundraising

Kwik Trip Gift Cards/Note Cards – Need people to sell these at upcoming events. Kelly Ziegelbein volunteered to sell them at the choir concert on May 16, Heather Blomberg will sell at the band concert on April 30th and Carol Meyer-Bolden will sell at the orchestra concert on May 9th. We also need someone to sell during the 6th grade orientation on May 7th.

Rummage Sale – Scheduled for Saturday April 6th from 7am-1pm. We need garment racks (Tammy will work on getting some racks made that we can store and reuse each year), hangars and nice sturdy bags. King Furniture will advertise for us on their billboard and in their ads. They will also bring furniture and LSM PTO will receive all the profits. We need help Friday from 3:00-5:00 (Kelly Z. and track kids) and from 5:00-7:00, we also need help Saturday from 6:00am-9:00am and 12:30-2:00 for clean up. Tammy will send an email out requesting volunteers.

PTC – We received great feedback and many thanks for the wonderful food we provided for the teachers during conferences. Thanks to everyone who helped!

The PTO will send a thank you to the CD kids who helped put together goodie bags for the teachers on conference night. They are willing to help with any small project the PTO might have for them.

Track Uniforms – New uniforms are complete and ready to be handed out. Tammy, Kelly, Dawn, Trista and Heather will hand uniforms out on April 4th and 5th.

Next Meeting Date: Friday April 26th, 2013. Roundtable at 9:30am. PTO meeting at 10:30am.

Motion to adjourn made by Tammy Hayden, 2nd by Heather Blomberg. Meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda – March 22

PTO Agenda March 22, 2013

I. Call to Order/Attendance

II. Approval of minutes

III. Treasury Report

IV. Principal Requests

V. Old Business

A. Kwik Trip cards: Selling at Rummage sale, concerts

1. Choir Concert:

2. Band Concert:

3. Orchestra Concert:

4. Other:

B. Teacher PTC dinner comments

C. Other

VII. New Business

A. Rummage Sale

1. Garment racks, hangars, nice sturdy bags

2. workers:

Friday: 3:00-5, and 5:00-7:00

Saturday: 6:00-9:00, ?

Clean up:

3. Track Uniforms

4. Tennis Uniforms

5. New Furniture in LMC!!!

VIII. Other

IX. Adjourn

 

Minutes 2/22/13

Meeting called to order at 10:35 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Larry Myhra, Brenda Leahy, Ann Fowler, Tari LaRue, Kim Shively

January Minutes: Motion to approve January minutes made by Tammy Hayden, 2nd by Kim Shively. January minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Report given by Brenda Leahy, Treasurer. Account Balances as of 2/22/13 = Savings $129.74. No activity in this account this month. Checking = $2101.5. A total of $3,043 was written in checks for the following: $500 for library furniture, $100 for shuttlecocks and pickle ball equipment, and $2,430 for Kwik Trip cards. Total income since December was $1,879. $10 is a donation from a grandparent, and the remainder is from the sale of Kwik Trip cards. We have $1,495 allocated for helmets from our “Buy a Helmet” campaign. Since the helmets are already paid for, Mr. Myhra and Mr. will look into where this money can be best used.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Presented by Larry Myhra:

Larry would like to thank everyone for the donations of gift cards for the behavior program. It’s working!! More are always welcome.

The students LOVE the new cozy furniture in the LMC. Mr. Myhra would like to purchase more so more students can enjoy it. Any amount the PTO is willing to give toward the purchase of more furniture would be greatly appreciated.

Approved – PTO will give $500 toward more furniture for reading area in LMC.

President’s Report:

Fundraising:

Note Cards – Ready to be sold at upcoming conferences and events. They turned out great.

Kwik Trip Gift Cards – This fundraiser is going very well. We have profited a total of $1,366 from Kwik Trip scrip sales. Great job!! Keep selling!! Trista will sell Kwik Trip cards during conferences on Feb. 28th and Tammy, Kim and Tari will sell them during conferences on March 7th.

Rummage Sale – Scheduled for Saturday April 6th. Will discuss more next month. Mary DeBoer will contact people for help and will contact Washburn Neighborhood association regarding baked goods.

PTO will provide food for upcoming conferences on Feb. 28th and March 7th. Tari LaRue will provide soup on Feb. 28th. Tammy will contact others for the remainder of the food for both nights.

Next Meeting Date: Friday March 22nd, 2013. Roundtable at 9:30am. PTO meeting at 10:30am. Motion to adjourn made by Kelly Ziegelbein, 2nd by Ann Fowler. Meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

LSM-PGO Minutes 1/25/13

Meeting called to order at 10:31 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Larry Myhra, Brenda Leahy, Leslie Root, Dawn Popp, Ann Fowler, Jackie Schmida, Sandra Thill, Mary Temp, Tari LaRue, Jean Steingardner, Kate Escher, Lora Mikkelson, Carolyn Heath.

December Minutes: Motion to approve December minutes made by Dawn Popp, 2nd by Brenda Leahy. December minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Report given by Brenda Leahy, Treasurer. Account Balances as of 1/25/13 = Savings $129.74. No activity in this account this month. Checking = $3251.80. A total of $2732.5 was written in checks for the following: $100 for Myhra Money and $2632.50 to purchase Kwik Trip Script Cards. Total income since December was $3515.00, all from Kwik Trip Script Cards. Larry will check on an outstanding check written to Washburn Neighborhood Association. Brenda will figure the total amount we have earned from Kwik Trip Script Card sales for next meeting.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Presented by Larry Myhra:

As always, the school district is making student safety a priority. Doorbells, cameras, etc. will be placed at Logan Middle School and Hamilton. Remaining schools will be equipped with these safety features as money permits. All staff in all schools is trained and regularly practice safety drill including evacuation drills.

Teacher Requests:

Physical Education – Request $200 to purchase new badminton equipment and new pickle balls.

Larry Myhra – Requests the PTO to donate any amount to help offset the cost of new soft chairs/ ottomans for cozy reading area in the LMC .

Above items approved. Will give $500 toward furniture for reading area in LMC.

President’s Report:

Fundraising:

Note Cards – Tammy is working hard to get the note cards ready for sale. Will be on sale as soon as possible.

Kwik Trip Gift Cards – This fundraiser is going very well. We will continue to promote this. All PTO members were asked to try and sell 2-3 script cards. Dawn Popp will get $10 and $20 cards and have them in the office for pick up next week. Tari LaRue will sell at girl’s basketball games. Someone will sell at PTC the end of February. Brenda will present the total money earned from this fundraiser at the next meeting.

Fudge Sale – Decided to forgo this fundraiser at this time since Kwik Trip fundraiser is going so well.

Track Uniforms:

Trista showed samples of shirts. Trista polled 6-8 grade boys and girls as to which shirt they liked the best. Will order the preferred shirt. Tammy had sample of shorts she purchased for 99 cents. They look great with the shirts. Will decide on logo for the shirt. All money needed for uniforms was raised through donations. Yay!! Thank you!! No money will come out of PTO funds.

Paper Donation – Annually paper funds have been deleted. Please donate printer paper or money to purchase paper if you are able. Paper and money can be turned in to Ledi in the office.

Rummage Sale Date – Rummage sale will most likely be Saturday April 6th or the following Saturday. Need to coordinate with Washburn Neighborhood sale. Mary DeBoer and Mary Temp will handle this. Will have Lincoln and Montessori items separated again this year. King Furniture will donate items and advertise for us if we give them enough notice. They will also take away whatever furniture we don’t sell.

PTC – Will be held the last Thursday in February and the first Tuesday in March. The PTO will provide meals for teachers. This will be discussed at next meeting.

Topics for next Parent Roundtable Meeting: Larry will discuss school discipline.

Next Meeting Date: Friday February 22nd. Roundtable at 9:30am. PTO meeting at 10:30am.

Meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m. Motion to adjourn made by Trista Treglowne, 2nd by Ann Fowler. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Minutes – 12/14/13

Meeting called to order at 10:35 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Larry Myhra, Laurie Logan, Brenda Leahy, Kim Shively, Laurie Clark, Leslie Root, Dawn Popp, Heather Blomberg, Jen Mohlenhoff-Baggett, Ann Fowler.

October/November Minutes: October minutes not approved at this time. No November minutes available. Kelly Ziegelbein (Secretary) absent for November meeting.

Treasurer’s Report: Report given by Brenda Leahy, Treasurer. Account Balances as of 12/14/12 = Savings $129.74. No activity in this account this month. Checking = $2679.5. A total of $4733 was written in checks for the following: $145 for band t-shirts, $120 for rulers, calculators, etc. for Global Pod, $283 for a camera and iPad bumpers for the LMC, $4185 for Kwik Trip Script Cards. Total income since November was $4160: $20 from memberships, $4140 from Kwik Trip Script Cards. Brenda has more deposits to make as well.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Presented by Larry Myhra:

There are no teacher requests but Mr. Myhra requests help with an incentive program for tardy/truant students. He would like money to purchase iTunes gift cards and other gift cards for a grand prize at the end of the year for improved attendance. PTO will donate $100 for this.

Remember to send in items for the school Christmas store, blankets for the blanket fundraiser, winter coats and gloves for the Cougar Cabinet and books for honors carts.

President’s Report:

Fundraising:

Note Cards – 6th and 7th grade student’s signatures are done. We still need some 8th grade student signatures. Tammy will work on this. The cards should be ready to sell at the choir concert on Thursday. Tammy will send an email out to get help packaging the cards Tuesday during the day.

Kwik Trip Gift Cards – Dawn Popp says script card sales are gong well. Will be selling cards at the concerts next week. Heather will call Kwik Trip to see if we have 5 people who have designated their credit card bonus for Lincoln. Not sure if we have 5 yet.

Window Clings – We are not pushing these right now with all the other fundraisers we have going on at this time.

Fudge Sale – Kelly Ziegelbein will start working on this in January for Valentine’s Day.

Track Uniforms:

Trista will have shirt samples in a couple weeks. Tammy found a great deal on some black shorts ($0.99 each). We have received some monetary donations for the track uniforms. We will send out another request for donations so money doesn’t have to come out of PTO funds. The new track uniforms will make it possible for cross-country to have appropriate uniforms next year!

PTC table arrangement for next conferences:

Discussion tabled until next month.

Cookie Exchange for staff:

Staff cookie exchange will be next Friday. Tammy will send an email out to request cookie donations and to ask for help putting plates together for staff and distributing them.

Topics for next Parent Roundtable Meeting:

1. Drugs and Gangs in La Crosse

2. All request Jean from Longfellow to come back in February to discuss social networking again.

Next Meeting Date: Friday January 25th. Roundtable at 9:30am. PTO meeting at 10:30am.

Meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda – 12/14/12

I. Call to Order/Attendance

II. Treasurer’s Report

III. Old Business

A. Fundraising

1. Kwik Trip Cards – Dawn, Heather

a. Sell at music Concerts next week

2. Note Cards

3. Fudge Sale

4. Window Clings

5. Track Uniforms

6. Other

IV. New Business

1. PTC table arrangement for next conferences

2. Cookie Exchange for Staff – Next Friday

3. Cougar t-shirts/ other school fundraisers

4. Other

V. Principal Report

VI. Future Business

1. Other

VII. Adjourn

 

Agenda-11/16/12

I. Call to order/attendance/ approve minutes

II. Treasurer Report – Brenda

III. Fundraising

A. KWik Trip cards – Dawn Popp/Heather Blomberg

1. Sell at BB games

2. Sell at music concerts

3. sell elsewhere? –

4. How many have been sold through the office?

5. How to purchase or order?

B. Festival Food receipts – Ann Fowler

Scrip program?

C. Cards/ Clings Order – ?

1. kids sign during lunch – have a table Friday and/or Monday?

D. Fudge – Kelly

E. Amount we need/ month:

F. “Buy a Helmet” – over

IV. New Business

A. Teacher cookie exchange again?

B. Tuxedo pants for Show choir

C. donate small gifts for ‘school holiday store’, and wrapping paper

D. other

V. Teacher requests

A. Paper request: bulk school rate= about $2.50/ream Donate directly to Lincoln MS (Ledi)

B. Revisit Reading Specialist request – clarification

C. New Requests:

VI. Other/Comments/ …

VII. Adjourn

V. Old Business

A. Track uniforms – Anyone interested in donating to Uniforms, sign up on sheet, or donate to “Lincoln Activities” Att. Track uniforms. Goal: $3000.00

B. Cougar Cabinett – winter jackets, socks, shoes, food

C. other?

 

Minutes 10/19/12

Meeting called to order at 10:22 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Trista Treglowne, Laurie Logan, Carolyn Heath, Leslie Root, Allie Bishop, Carol Meyer-Boldon, , Jackie Schmida, Dawn Popp, Heather Blomberg, Ann Fowler.

September Minutes: Motion to approve September meeting minutes made by Ann Fowler, second by Heather Blomberg. September minutes approved with one addition – Trista Treglowne will help Tammy and Kelly with uniforms.

Treasurer’s Report: Brenda Leahy, Treasurer, absent. Presented by Tammy Hayden, President. Account Balances as of 10/19/12 = Savings $129.35. $300 transferred to checking to cover SOTA Field Trip. Checking = $4203.82. A total of $5050.00 was written in checks for teacher requests. Total income since September was $505.00 ($405 from memberships and $100 from Buy A Helmet campaign.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Larry Myrha absent. Tammy Hayden presented teacher requests:

1. Geier/Ivey –Request $230 for Grade 6 Science Magazines. Class sets for students to read on current issues in science. Will be shared between the two 6th grade science teachers and their classes. APPROVED.

2. P Johnson – Requests $40 for Common Core Text. The new standards in language Arts (English) are called common core. This text provides teachers with strategies in the classroom. APPROVED.

3. All Schools – Request $300 for Copy Paper. With increased student population this year, we are going through paper at a record rate. Our paper budget is rapidly being depleted as building budgets are based on previous school year populations. NOT APPROVED. With the PTO’s limited funds right now, it was suggested that we solicit paper or money donations from LSM families instead of taking this money out of PTO funds.

4. Murphy (German) – Requests $130 for large paper rolls. This paper is used for making bulletin board backings and student projects. Also will be used by other classes, as these are quite large paper rolls. APPROVED.

5. R. Baardseth – Requests $1200 for Math Rtl supplies. Our math intervention for students needing extra assistance in math concepts is called Math Rtl. These are “kits” that provide manipulatives that students may use to conceptualize math concepts versus paper and pencil. It’s effective but expensive. NOT APPROVED AT THIS TIME. PTO needs more information. Can this be something we can apply to education foundation for? How many do we need? How much are each?

A total of $400 was approved in teacher requests.

President’s Report:

Fundraising:

Clings/Magnets – Tammy had magnets and clings made. PTO decided on design/pattern. Tammy will order clings for cars and magnets for fridge and lockers. Will have them available for sale in the office and at school events.

Cards – Jackie and Tammy are still working on this. PTO decided to have all LSM students sign a sheet of paper that will be shrunk down and made into a 4×6 note card that we will sell as a fundraiser. This way all students will be able to participate, not just art students. Tammy will work on getting kids’ signatures.

Kwik Trip Gift Cards – Dawn Popp is still working on this. Cards are available in the office and have been sold at school event. Going well so far.

Parent Teacher Conferences:

Teacher meals were great! Teachers loved the finger foods and loved having the Styrofoam containers. Thanks to everyone who donated food and helped with teacher meals last week. Great job! Tina Schumaker, owner of JavaVino is supplying soup on Tuesday. Thank you Tina!

Uniforms:

Heather Blomberg found a company where we can get shirts for $3. Will check with Mr. Check. Tammy, Trista and Kelly will take inventory and figure out what we need to buy. Still checking on WI AA rules and regulations regarding uniforms. Still deciding on shorts (Do we all need the same shorts? Do we have students buy his/her own? Long? Short?). Will check with coaches as well.

Topics for next Parent Roundtable Meeting:

1. Food Service. Invite cooks to roundtable meeting to talk about school menus and items available for purchase.

Next Meeting Date: Friday November 16th. Roundtable at 9:30am. PTO meeting at 10:30am.

Meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda – 10/19/12

I. Call to order

II. Attendance

III. Treasurer report

IV. Fundraising report

a. Kwik Trip gift cards

b. Kwik Trip credit cards

c. Window clings

d. Lincoln Notecards to sell

c. “Buy a Helmet”

e. other?

V. Principal report

VI. Teacher requests

VII. New business/comments

a. PTO meal went great!! Thanks to the MANY that volunteered

to bring food! The staff were so grateful!! (Tina Schumaker, owner

JavaVino is supplying soup on Tuesday)

b. Track/Xcountry uniforms

c.

d.

VIII. Other?

IX. Adjourn

 

Minutes – 9/21/12

Meeting called to order at 10:32 a.m.

Attendance: Kelly Ziegelbein, Larry Myhra, Eric Check, Trista Treglowne, Leslie Root, Brenda Leahy, Carolyn Heath, Tari LaRue, Jeannie Steingart, Carol Meyer-Boldon, Kim Shively, Jackie Schmida, Dawn Popp, Heather Blomberg, Ann Fowler, Jill Fleming.

April Minutes: No minutes available at this time for approval.

Introductions: Our new Vice President, Trista Treglowne and our new Treasurer, Brenda Leahy were introduced. Welcome and thank you for joining the LSM PTO board!

Treasurer’s Report: Presented by Brenda Leahy, Treasurer. Account Balances as of 9/21/12 = Savings $429.46. Checking = $8,413.82. A total of $1125.5 was written in checks for Eggrolls for eggroll sale ($900), Washburn Neighborhood Association for their portion of the rummage sale profits ($190.50) and Bauer’s for flowers for Ledi’s mother ($35). Total expenses for since 5/7/12 were $1125.50. Income since May was $5,840.73 from Memberships ($1845), Rummage Sale ($935.25), Festival Receipts ($138.58), Buy a helmet Campaign ($1395), and Egg Roll Sale ($1526.90).

We met our beginning goal to raise $2000 through memberships before first PTO meeting. Yea!!! Buy a helmet campaign was a big success!!! The total cost for the helmets was $3800. Our goal was to raise half that amount and we did! We raised $1,495. Thank you all who donated. We will still greatly appreciated!

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Larry Myrha presented teacher requests. All teacher requests were approved as follows:

 

1. Larry Myhra – requests $200 to match “Myhra Money” fund. Larry already paid $200 and is asking PTO to match

2. Loeffler/Myhra – requests $700 to match money put in by Ledi Loeffler (secretary, in honor of her mother) for landscaping on 9th and Ferry

3. Watson (LMC) – requests $700 for 35 iPad bumpers @ $20 each

4. Murphy (German) – requests $250 to support OKTOBERFEST event at Lincoln on October 19th

5. Aspenson (SPED/C.D.) – request $250 for software for Life Skills Classes

6. Burns (Art) – requests $250 for art supplies for 7th and 8th graders.

7. Duddeck (Art) – request $275 for art supplies for 6th graders.

8. All Students – $500 for miscellaneous school supplies. Supplies are kept in a closet to be used throughout the year, as students need them.

9. Mastin (Orchestra) – request $350 for a pair of floor speakers for his classroom

10. Shirm (SOTA ll) – requests $300 for fieldtrip bus funds. Will take this money out of savings which is SOTA ll money

11. Bahr/Sprain (PE) – request $180 for new soccer goals and balls

12. Gulsvig (Choir) – requests $745 for a new riser

13. Gulsvig (Choir) – requests $50 for iTunes card for school mixers

14. Vaughn (PAWS) – requests some money for quarterly prizes for academic awards (3 quarterly assemblies per year). PTO voted to give $300 at this time. Will ask for gift card donations in the future

Also, Safe Routes to School needs gift cards. Will ask PTO members to donate gift cards at any time throughout the year for these incentive programs.

President’s Report:

Tammy Hayden absent. President’s report presented by Kelly Ziegelbein, PTO Secretary.

Fundraising – We are looking at the following future fundraisers:

1. Magnets – Tammy checking with Button Boutique on cost of Cougar Paw magnets that we can sell at events.

2. Cards: We are revisiting this from last year. Started talking about doing cards with Lincoln students’ artwork on them to sell 3 times/year (Christmas/Winter Break, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day?). We want all students to have a chance to have their artwork chosen. Will come up with a form for students at each grade level to fill out if they are interested in participating. Artwork will be voted on and chosen for cards. Tammy Hayden and Jackie Schmida will work on this with Lynnae Burns (Art Teacher).

3. Fudge Sale – Kelly Ziegelbein will work on this around Valentine’s Day.

Other Fundraising ideas we came up with at the meeting:

4. Dawn Popp will head the Kwik Trip Scrip card fundraiser. We buy a variety of Kwik Trip gift cards and sell them at face value. 10% of what we purchase will go back to Lincoln PTO.

5. Heather Blomberg will head the Kwik Trip credit card fundraiser. Need 5 people (minimum) to sign up for a Kwik Trip credit card. Will receive bonuses for all purchases at Kwik Trip. Cardholder can designate LSM PTO to receive their credit card bonus.

Thanks Dawn and Heather!! These items will be available to purchase/sign up for at our first Parent Teacher Conferences in October.

More fundraising ideas needed and greatly appreciated!!!

We will continue to communicate via email this year. Donation requests, volunteer requests, etc. will be sent out via email to PTO members.

Parent Teacher Conferences – we will provide food for teachers and staff again this year during parent teacher conferences. It was suggested that we keep it simple; finger sandwiches, grapes, carrots, cheese, and crackers. Teachers don’t have time to sit down for a full meal so things they can grab quickly would work well. Watch for emails to sign up to bring food.

Cougar Cabinet – We are always looking for donations for our Cougar Cabinet (popular teen style clothes, food, household items, winter coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc.). We could really use pants hangars right now.

Uniforms – We are in need of new cross country/track uniforms. The number of kids participating in cross-country and track has greatly increased and we don’t have enough uniforms. Several kids don’t have a uniform at all and many of those that do, have one that is ill fitting or worn. Mr. Check will check with WIAA regarding rules for uniforms (size of logo, etc.) and look into the cost for 60-70 new uniforms to be shared between cross-country and track. Tammy Hayden and Kelly Ziegelbein with work with Mr. Check on this. Hope to have new uniforms by early March for Track.

Topics for next Parent Roundtable Meeting:

1. Drugs and Gangs

2. Referendum

3. Networking for High School

Next meeting date: Friday October 19th, 2012

Meeting adjourned at 11.02 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda – 9/21/12

I. Call to order

II. Attendance Sheet

III. Welcome Back!!!

IV. Treasurer Report

a. fundraising update since rummage sale

b. membership totals – made our goal of $2.000.00

c. account balance

d. future fundraisers: magnets and cards – revisit.

Cards: Lincoln Is:

Open to whole student body?

three times during year? 8th first, 7th then 6th or

one design from each grade

3 times/year (Christmas/winter break, valentines’ day, mother’s day?)

We need a form for students to make design on. Design should be 4X6?

Have designs turned in by: ? October 10?

Does someone want to make a form, and get it distributed through Ledi?

Probably need a poster of sorts?…or sent out by email to students?

e. magnets : I’m checking with Button Boutique instead of last year company.

f. other fundraising ideas for this year.

V. Principal Report

a. Teacher requests:

VI. Comments/thoughts

a. approximate amount we need to raise monhtly:

b. do we have the football concessions this year?

c. other:

VII. Parent Concerns:

a. Cougar Cabinet – we need pants hangars.

b. Uniforms

CHICKEN QUE PROFITS

I can’t thank everyone enough for the effort that you put forth yesterday for the Lincoln/SOTA II/Montessori ChickenQue and Bake Sale. Ledi in the office was the central brain coordinator pre-chickenque but the response from parents was huge! From selling tickets, baking yummy goodies, volunteering to drive or serve and showing up for shifts, it was a dream to coordinate. I’m proud to be part of our LSM family. We sold all 500 chickens at a $3.00 profit margin and with extra donations and beverages, we cleared $1570.50! In addition, we earned $381 on the bake sale with all but a few cookies were left. The remainder the teachers will enjoy in the teacher’s lounge tomorrow. We will split the proceeds of the bake sale with the Washburn Neighborhood Association because we are a neighborhood school and want to support our relationship with them, plus they staffed the bake sale for nearly the entire day. The added income to our account will help us at the beginning of next school year to fund teacher requests.

Mark your calendars and begin cleaning closets for our 2nd annual Rummage Sale to be held from 7 to noon on Sat, May 19th. Drop-off will be after school on Friday, May 18th. Watch for more e-mails.

Mary Mueller

 

Minutes-3/23/12

Meeting called to order at 10:32 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Mary Mueller, Laurie Logan, Kate Escher, Kim Shively, and Mr. Check.

February Minutes: February Meeting Minutes approved by all in attendance. There are a few updates from the February meeting that are covered in this month’s meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report: Presented by Mary Mueller, Treasurer. Account Balances as of 3/23/12 = Savings $429.46. Checking = $1777.92. A total of $196 was written in checks for teacher requests (as approved at last month’s meeting). Total expenses for last month were $196. We received no income last month. The only change since print time is a check for $100 was written to Premier Catering for chicken que down payment.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Mr. Check attended in Larry Myhra’s place. No report at this time other than what was discussed in Parent Round Table meeting. No teacher requests at this time.

President’s Report:

Fundraising – Chicken Que has been changed to Monday April 23rd from 11:00am – 6:30pm (changed from Tuesday May 1st). This is the same day as the band concert. We are hoping to have some families come in and eat before the band concert. We are going to really try to promote the lunch delivery option. We would like lunch pre orders by April 18 or April 20th at the latest. We will have a drive up on Ferry Street by the gym during chicken que hours. We will also have a bake sale with the Washburn Neighborhood that day. We will sell the remaining U-Bake cookie certificates during the chicken que/bake sale.

The LSM rummage sale will be Saturday May 19th. Mary Blaha-DeBoer will be contacted about organizing the rummage sale.

Next meeting date: Extra meeting added to finalize Chicken Que on Friday April 20th. Mr. Check confirmed there will be a roundtable meeting prior to the LSM PGO meeting. Roundtable will start at 9:30am. PGO meeting will follow.

Meeting adjourned at 10:48 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

February Meeting Minutes

Lincoln Middle School

LSM-PGO Minutes 2/24/12

Meeting called to order at 10:28 a.m.

Attendance: Mary Mueller, Dawn Popp, Sheri Ross, Ashley Cleverly, Kate Escher, Laurie Logan, Jackie Schmida, Jeannie Steingart, Kim Shively, Liz Mach, Larry Myhra

Secretary’s Report: January Meeting Minutes approved after clarification that total profit from UBake fundraiser was $234.54 so far. (We still have $250 worth of cookie certificates in the office)

Treasurer’s Report: Checkbook account balance as of 2/24/12 is $1973.92 and savings account balance is $429.35. The only expense was $50 to the School District for the donation toward the Race to Nowhere movie being presented at Central High on April 22nd from 3-5pm. Income included a check from Festival and dues for one membership.

After several members checked in with local caterers, it was the general consensus that we should lean toward a chicken-que fundraiser to be held on Tues, May 1st, the night of the Band Concert. Mary will check costs and hold the night with Premier Catering–the business that has ran the chicken-que’s in the past. Though there was some discussion about a pork dinner–we came to the realization that these dinners are more expensive and usually do not do as well as chicken. Tentatively, we will plan for 11-6 and have tables available for families to eat before the choir concert. A bake sale will also be available with Washburn participating.

Additionally, Sheri Ross agreed to look into/set up a fundraiser night at Pizza Drs perhaps even for the April 23rd Band Concert. She had investigated fundraiser nights at DQ, Wendy’s, and Toppers. Dawn Popp agreed to forward information about the Kwik Trip card to Mr Myhra.

A sheet for food donations was passed around and a big thanks to those who volunteered to bring a dish for Tuesday, Feb 28th conferences.

Quick discussion about the art cards–members felt that it should be available to the entire school and themes that were favored were: “I (HEART) LSM”, or “visions from LSM”.

Rummage sale date is on hold until the Washburn Neighborhood decides on a date. They would be helping to promote the rummage sale with publicity and maps, etc. Mary De-Boer is on board with organizing and chairing the event. They were to meet the last of February and MaryM will follow-up with them after their meeting. A brochure of Washburn’s Garden Expo was passed around which is held at Lincoln on March 17th.

Kate Escher. Mary Mueller and Tammy Hayden volunteered to work with Kathy Bahr’s class regarding spring flowers for the flower pots outside school.

Mary mentioned that Central HS is asking for donations to renovate their Commons to make a pleasing entryway and multiuse room for larger class sizes. It was tabled as to whether LSM would make a donation as a group or that those families going on to Central would make a donation on their own.

Principal’s Report: The following requests were approved:

Ms. O’Mara-Language Arts-requesting $96.00 for purchase of supplies. Mr. Myhra requested $100.00 from PGO with a $100 match of his own money to sustain the popular incentive program “Myhra bucks”.

Next meeting date is Friday, March 23rd with Parent Roundtable beginning at 9:30 and PGO to follow. Meeting adjourned at 11:15. Respectfully submitted by Mary Mueller.

 

Minutes-12/16/11

Meeting called to order at 10:40 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Mary Mueller, Pete Yocum, Larry Myhra, Carol Meyer-Boldon, Liz Mach, Jackie Schmida, Heather Blomberg, Dawn Popp, Pam Helgerson-Dome, Kim Shively, Nancy Manske, Kate Escher, Jean Sterngart, Linda Losen, Ashley Cleverly

October Minutes: November Meeting Minutes approved by all in attendance.

Treasurer’s Report: Presented by Mary Mueller, Treasurer. Account Balances as of 12/16/11 = Savings $689.35. SOTA ll dissolved their bank account so $684.29 was added to our savings account. Mary put it in our savings account to keep it separate from Lincoln PTO money. SOTA ll parents will meet in January and will talk about whether to combine this money with Lincoln’s or keep it separate. $5.06 of the $689.35 is Lincoln’s savings account balance. Checking $2802.92. A total of $250 was written in checks for teacher requests (as approved at last month’s meeting). Total expenses for last month were $250. We received $479 from the U-Bake fundraiser (this is not all profit. We still have to pay U-Bake for the certificates), $210.43 in grocery receipts and $10 in Memberships/Donations.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Please continue to donate clean old socks to be used to wipe off white boards in the classrooms.

Small items needed for the school Holiday Store. Kids can purchase small items to give as gifts for family and friends.

Parent teacher conferences went well. We had a good turn out. About 80% of Lincoln families attended conferences. Two long nights seem to work better than 3 short nights, which we have done in the past.

The new grading system with one academic grade and three behavior grades went well. It seemed to encourage more discussion between parents and teachers.

Teacher Requests – see hand out provided by Larry Myhra

Items approved at this meeting are as follows:

Dawn Salzwedel’s (Lincoln), Kelly Schirm’s (SOTA), Gina Meinertz’s (Montessori) request for $300 for groceries and supplies from Woodmans for “World Tour” project.

Kelly Schirm’s (SOTA) request for $260 for construction paper, easel board, paint set to replenish these items as needed as used for continual projects in the “School of the Arts”. This money will be taken out of the money put into savings from the SOTA ll account.

M. Sprain’s, M. Kitzerow’s, J. Bahr’s, E. Check’s, S Wetzel’s request for $100 for gift cards, water bottles, etc. to be given out to reward participation in a wellness project to start of the holiday break.

Larry Myhra’s request for $278.60 for 10 IPAD dock connectors for teachers to connect IPADS to their projection units (Sam’s Club).

Art – LSM PGO will donate 50 sketchbooks at $2.79 each. See treasury report.

La Crosse School District – LSM PGO will donate $50 toward the Race to Nowhere event.

President’s Report:

Fundraising –

UBake – $479 was deposited from UBake sales during the band concert on December. About half of this amount is our profit. Good sales for the first night! We will sell certificates tonight and Saturday night before and after the drama production, and Tuesday December 20th before and after the choir concert.

Art Cards – Nothing new to report. Tammy is still talking with Lynae.

CD of Holiday Concerts – Jennifer Gulsvig will put together a CD of all the concerts that will be sold as a fundraiser. Mr. Myhra will check with the district about making/supplying the CDs.

Staff Holiday Social – We will be putting together plates of cookies for the staff after the meeting today. We have so many cookies!! Thanks to everyone who helped out with this!!

Carol Meyer -Boldon updated us on the last DWP meeting. They are really short on volunteers Saturday set up and clean up for the New Year’s Eve party. Carol will ask Ledi to send out an email asking for volunteers and will include who to contact if you can help out. Carol also told us about the one time showing for “The Race to Nowhere” that the District is thinking of purchasing. It would be offered at Central High School auditorium. A free will offering will be accepted and all proceeds will be donated to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation which recently gave out $53,000 to our district school for requests and needed items.

There are still 2 boxes of eggrolls available for sale.

Next meeting date is Friday January 27th, 2012.

Meeting adjourned at 10:57. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Minutes 11/18/11

Meeting called to order at 10:28 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Kelly Ziegelbein, Annette Paulus, Larry Myhra, Carol Meyer-Boldon, Liz Mach, Jackie Schmida, Heather Blomberg, Dawn Popp, Pam Helgerson-Dome, Kim Shively, Michelle Krajewski, Erin Hofland, Tari LaRue, Todd Adams, Janean Baker, Laurie Logan

October Minutes: October Meeting Minutes approved by all in attendance.

Treasurer’s Report: Mary Mueller was absent so the treasury report was given by Annette Paulus. Account Balances as of 11/18/11 = Savings $5.06, Checking $2355.49. A total of $846 was written in checks for teacher requests (as approved at last month’s meeting), $147.7 was given to Tammy Hayden for teacher luncheon reimbursement, $82 was given to Kelly Ziegelbein for teacher luncheon reimbursement, $52.15 was given to Annette Paulus for teacher luncheon reimbursement, and $545 was paid for Eggroll Fundraiser (during parent teacher conferences). Total expenses for last month were $1672.85. We received $115.7 from concessions during parent teacher conferences, $633.61 from eggroll fundraiser (profit=$88.61), $50 in memberships/donations, and $20 from the Buy-A-Ball campaign.

FYI – Lincoln PTO has given out more money than any other school in the district.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Please continue to donate clean old socks to be used to wipe off white boards in the classrooms.

Small items needed for the school Holiday Store. Kids can purchase small items to give as gifts for family and friends.

Parent teacher conferences went well. We had a good turn out. About 80% of Lincoln families attended conferences. Two long nights seem to work better than 3 short nights, which we have done in the past.

The new grading system with one academic grade and three behavior grades went well. It seemed to encourage more discussion between parents and teachers.

Teacher Requests – see hand out provided by Larry Myhra

Items approved at this meeting are as follows:

School – Mr. Myhra’s request for 12 new electric pencil sharpeners to replace worn classroom sharpeners.

President’s Report:

Fundraising –

UBake – UBake does not do pies for fundraisers but they do have a great cookie fundraiser. It was decided that we would do the UBake cookie fundraiser during the upcoming school concerts and during the school drama production. Kelly Ziegelbein will get this going.

Art Cards – the Art Cards that we have talked about selling as a fundraiser will now only cost 8 cents for black and white and 11 cents for color. Envelopes will only be 4 cents. Due to the low cost we will now sell 10 cards for $5 instead of 8 cards for $5. It was decided that we would give all students, who are interested, the opportunity to submit artwork for the card design. The artwork that will be use on the cards will be chosen out of all those submitted. Tammy Hayden, Laurie Logan, and Janean Baker will work with Lenae Haele Burns (art teacher) to choose the artwork and decide on the size of the cars, if anything should be written on them, etc.

CD of Holiday Concerts – Jennifer Gulsvig will put together a CD of all the concerts that will be sold as a fundraiser. Mr. Myhra will check with the district about making/supplying the CDs.

Staff Holiday Social – we would like to put together a cookie exchange for the staff. Possibly during our next LSM PGO meeting on December 16th. Lincoln parents can make/donate cookies and the staff can make a plate of cookies to take home. Kim Shively will figure out how many cookies parents should make

The LSM PGO received many more Thank You notes from staff and students for the donations and items we have provided so far this year.

The names of those who donated basketballs for the “Buy-A-Ball” campaign will be posted on paper basketballs on the gym walls.

PTO/PGO Name/New Logo – tabled until next meeting

Carol Meyer -Boldon updated us on the last DWP meeting. The New Year’s Eve party is December 31st from 3-8pm. It was decided that the LSM PGO will donate a “Family Evening at Home” themed basket (instead of “Game Night”) for this event. The basket has to be at Hogan by December 16th. Please bring items for the basket to the office. Carol will pick the items up on the 14th, put it together and deliver it to Hogan. Dawn Popp will help Carol with the basket.

A three-year “Technology Plan” was also discussed at the last DWP meeting. Within the next 3 years, all students will most likely have electronic devices (iPads, etc.) to use at school.

Next meeting date is Friday December 16th, 2011.

Meeting adjourned at 11:40.

Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda 11/18/11

1)Call to Order-Welcome

2)October Minutes-Distribute Teacher Thank You Cards

3)Treasurer Report

4)New Business

*Reports on fundraising ideas (UBake, Internet, Target, Kwik Trip)

*Art Cards (ideas for cards, production prices)

*Next fundraisers (CDs of holiday concert)

5)Holiday Staff Social

*Baked goods exchange

*Lunch

*Basket drawing for teachers

6)Teacher requests of PGO

*Teacher request to parents (socks)

7)Old Business

*Basketballs (recognition of donors)

*Thank yous (to volunteers at conferences)

*PTO/PGO Name/New Logo

*Basket for “Big New Years Eve” event

*Theme: games

*Family evening at home

*Staycation at home

8)Principal’s Report

*Teacher Requests

*Teacher Conferences (grading)

9)Other Comments

10)Next Meeting Date

 

Agenda 10/21/11

1)Call to Order-Welcome

2)September Minutes

3)Treasurer Report

4)New Business

Fundraisers

Pies/Chicken Q

Cards

Thank You’s

Website

Socks for Whiteboard Erasers

Food Pantry

5)Old Business

Policy from Janet Rosseter

Football Concessions

Help at PTC & Book Fair

Basketball Donations

6)Principal’s Report

Teacher Wish Lists

Nicole Binkis FCE

New Requests

7)Other Comments

8)Next Meeting Date

MINUTES

Meeting called to order at 10:22 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Mary Mueller, Kelly Ziegelbein, Annette Paulus, Larry Myhra, Linda Losen, Carol Meyer-Boldon, Dawn Harris, Liz Mach, Ashley Cleverly, Christina Kuring, Jackie Schmida, Terry Brenner, Sheri Ross, Heather Blomberg, Dawn Popp, Pam Helgerson-Dome, Michelle Collyar, Shawn Dutchin

September Minutes: September Meeting Minutes approved by all in attendance.

Treasurer’s Report: Account Balances as of 10/21/11 = Savings $5.06, Checking $3209.03. A total of $3194.00 was written in checks for teacher requests as approved at last month’s meeting. We received $429.34 in LSM/Logan Concessions (this is $75 more that we made last year), $210 from grocery receipts (this is a big increase from last year, $345 in memberships/donations (we have received a total of $1,995 so far in memberships/donations) and $460 from the “Buy-A-Ball” campaign for a total of $1,233.34. Mary just received the income from food sales during conferences. She will report on this next month.

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

Mr. Myhra and Mr. Check gave us a quick update on the first mixer of the year. Everything went well.

A request was made for clean old socks to be used to wipe off white boards in the classrooms.

Teacher Requests – See Staff Funding Requests handout provided by Mr. Myhra.

Items approved at this meeting are as follows:

Band – Mr. Pomplun’s and Mr. Harden’s request for $95 for new sheet music.

Art – Mrs. Burns’ request for $80 for a class set of art reference cards.

PAWS – Mr. Vaughn’s request for $350 to purchase incentive items (prizes) that are given to students at quarterly academic celebration assemblies. The LSM PGO will donate the $350 for this quarter and will look into getting items donated for future quarters.

Math Literacy – Mr. Baardseth’s request for $121 “Hands on Activities”. Cards and dice activities for 6th grade math to reinforce “Hands to head” learning which is meant to address student’s fluency in multiplication.

Special Education – Mr. Miles’ request for $200 for a shredder to shred and discard student IEP documents in the Special Education office on the 3rd floor.

Lincoln – Jennifer Gulsvig’s request for $50 for and iTunes gift card for music for school mixers.

President’s Report:

Parent Teacher Conferences – PGO received wonderful feedback from teachers regarding the food provided during parent teacher conferences this week. PGO will sell eggrolls for $1.50 during conferences coming up this Tuesday October 25th. Teachers, students and parents can purchase eggrolls for dinner. We will also provide the food left over from last week for the teachers to eat.

Fundraising – It was suggested that we look into a certificate system for future eggroll sales. People would buy a certificate and take their certificate to Hmong’s Golden Eggroll to get their eggrolls. This would eliminate the large task of transporting all the purchased eggrolls to Lincoln. Mary Mueller will look into this. Kelly Ziegelbein will look into certificates from UBake for our pumpkin pie fundraiser this year since Quillins is no longer available to provide the pies. Kelly will also check with Festival. We are still considering a Chicken Q. We may try to coordinate Chicken Q with the spring rummage sale. Tammy Hayden is working with Mrs. Burns to create notecards with Lincoln student’s artwork on them to sell as a fundraiser. The PGO agreed to it would be appropriate to sell the cards for $8/pack of 5. We hope to have the cards ready to sell by Thanksgiving. They will be available to purchase in the office and will be available during concerts and plays. Annette Paulus looked onto the Buffalo Wild Wings fundraising program where the schools picks a night of the week and 10% of sales for that night is donated to the PGO. Culvers, Kwik Trip and other businesses also have a similar fundraising program. The PGO will look into all possible fundraising opportunities.

We are still working on getting a PGO website up and running.

The LSM PGO received many Thank You notes from staff and students for the donations and items we have provided so far this year.

We need donations for the Cougar Closet. We need food, clothing, household items, etc. We also need volunteers to help organize the closet.

Tammy contacted Janet Rosseter about the district’s rules on advertising. She said it is now okay to advertise if a company donates money or items. The district is changing its policy on this because they know we now rely so much on donations because of budget cuts. The names of those who donated basketballs for the “Buy-A-Ball” campaign will be posted on paper basketballs on the gym walls.

Carol Meyer -Boldon updated us on the last DWP meeting. The New Year’s Eve party, which will be at the La Crosse Center again this year, was discussed at the last DWP meeting. There will be local restaurant vendors, possibly a punt/pass/kick contest, karaoke, big screen TV for movies and video games, the Big E will have inflatables, etc. They are requesting that school PTO groups put together baskets to be raffled off. Each school can choose their own theme for their basket. It was suggested that Lincoln do a “Game” basket. Parents will be asked to bring games to the next PGO meeting or drop them off in the office. They are looking for volunteers to help set up. There will be a set up schedule and Carol will let us know when that comes out so we can sign up.

Next meeting date is November 18th, 2011.

Meeting adjourned at 11:30. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Agenda 9/16/11

1) Call to Order-Welcome

2) May/June Minutes

3) New Format With Charter Schools (SOTA II/Coulee Montessori)

4) Treasurer Report

a) Eggroll Sale

b) Teacher Requests/School Needs/Deficit Areas

5) New Business

a) Membership Forms

b) Volunteer Form Organization

c) P/T Conference Teacher Meals/Snacks (bags of grapes, carrots, trail mix, cheese and crackers)

d) Fundraisers

e) Pumpkin Pie

f) Rummage Sale/Washburn

g) Fudge Sale

h) Sale of Food for Students & Parents at P/T Conferences (meal and/or finger foods for teachers such as eggrolls, sandwiches, hot dogs, water, apples, veggie bags)

i) Logan Cans

j) Chicken Que

k) Cougar Cabinet

l) Magnets

m) PTO Parental Tips

6) Old Business

a) Reports that need to be filed

b) Wisconsin Nonstock Corporation Annual Report

c) IRS Form 990N

7) Principal’s Report

a) Teacher Wish Lists

b) New Staff

8) Next Meeting Date

 

Minutes 9/16/11

Meeting called to order at 10:20 a.m.

Attendance: Tammy Hayden, Mary Mueller, Kelly Ziegelbein, Annette Paulus, Larry Myhra, Todd Adams, Janean Baker, Linda Losen, Peter Yocum, Carol Meyer-Boldon, Tari LaRue, Dawn Harris, Liz Mach, Ashley Cleverly, Erin Hofland, Christina Kurig, Laurie Logan, Jean Steingart, Jackie Schmida, Terry Brenner, Karla Fennie, Sheri Ross, Heather Blomberg, Dawn Popp, Pam Helgerson-Dome, Michelle Bryant, Kim Shively

May Minutes: May minutes unavailable to approve at this time.

Treasurer’s Report: Account Balances as of 9/16/11 = Savings $5.06, Checking $5168.69. Checks were written at the end of the year last year to Mr. Dannhoff for Outdoor Adventures Club ($168.36), to O’Mara for Language Arts ($200), and Check for vb ($200). Also $600 was given to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation Random Acts of Kindness Fund to help cover needed school supplies for children this year. $1,040 was paid to Hmong’s Golden Eggrolls for our eggroll fundraiser this fall. We received $1,150.61 from the rummage sale in the spring, $80.26 from Quillins grocery receipts and $180.82 from Festival grocery receipts, $1,650.14 in memberships/donations, and $1,684.5 in eggroll sales ($644.5 profit).

Principal’s Report/Teacher’s Requests:

We have gone to the semesterization of some classes (i.e.: PE and world language). All is going well so far.

Mr. Myhra gave a quick over view of the Coulee Region Montessori and Sota ll philosophies and reports for the most part, all is going well with the two schools housed here at Lincoln. Pete Yocum, Montessori parent rep, gave lots of wonderful feedback. He noted a few issues that have either already been resolved or are working towards a resolution.

Teacher Requests – See Staff Funding Requests handout provided by Mr. Myhra. More than $4,000 is given annually for teacher requests.

Items approved at this meeting are as follows:

Art – Eric Boldt’s request for $80 for a class set of brushes

FCE – Nicole Binkis’ request for $24 for patterns, $100 for fabric, and donations of pots/pans and utensils. Money was approved for the patterns and donations were requested for the rest. We will see what she receives in donations between now and our next meeting and reassess at that time.

Lincoln – Larry Myhra’s request for $200 for his incentive program “Myhra Money”. He will match whatever the PGO gives.

Art – Lynnae Burns’ request for $300 for a digital camera/bag and 4G flash drive.

CC Pod – Tim Sprain’s (Grade 7) request for $600 for buses for field trips. PGO approved $300 for fall field trip and will reevaluate in spring for the spring field trip.

Choir – Jennifer Gulsvig’s request for $800 for choir music folder storage.

Health Assistant – Sue Burrington’s request for $140 for icemaker.

Athletics – Eric Check’s request for $900 for new basketballs. PGO will donate $450 then will do a “Buy a Ball” fundraiser to cover the rest.

Global Pod – Mrs. Salzwedel’s request for $450 for miscellaneous classroom supplies.

President’s Report:

PTO Membership Forms – New forms have been sent out with our new group name – LSM PGO (Lincoln, Sota ll, Montessori Parent Group Organization). We have had great response with many people donating over and above the $10 membership fee and many people volunteering to help out.

Parent Teacher Conferences – Teachers requested finger food this year instead of a full meal. Tammy will send out an email for volunteers to bring grapes, carrots and items for trail mix. Tammy will also coordinate a food sale booth for parents and students during conferences.

Fundraising – PGO is still deciding weather to do a Pumpkin Pie sale around Thanksgiving. We will do a Fudge Sale in February. Tammy is looking into magnets to sell with the LSM PGO logo on them. We are still discussing whether or not to have a Chicken Que this year. It is a lot of work and takes lots of volunteers. We will discuss again at the next meeting. PGO will coordinate a spring rummage sale again this year. It was suggested that one of the sports teams take over Logan Cans.

Tammy suggested a PGO Parental Tips section on our website with a new topic each month to discuss (i.e.: Teens and cell phones).

Carol Meyer -Boldon updated us on the last DWP meeting. She suggests we email questions and/or topics we would like to be brought to the DWP (District Wide Parent) meetings.

Next meeting date is October 21th, 2011.

Meeting adjourned at 11:25. Respectfully submitted by Kelly Ziegelbein.

 

Beginning of the Year Letter to LSM Families:

Dear LSM (Lincoln/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori) Families:

Our first Parent Roundtable/LSM Parent Group (aka PTO) meeting was great! We moved the meeting to Room 217 to accommodate the large parent turnout and will meet in Room 217 for future meetings. I want to thank all parents who attended the meeting. In attendance at Parent Roundtable and/or PTO Meetings: Tari LaRue, Dawn Harris, Liz Mach, Pete Yocum Ashley Cleverly, Erin Hofland, Chrisina Kuring, Laurie Logan, Jean Steingart, Carol Meyer Boldon, Annette Paulus, Jackie Schmida, Janean Baker, Tammy Hayden, Mary Mueller, Terry Brenner, Karla Fennie, Sheri Ross, Heather Blomberg, Linda Losen, Dawn Popp, Pam Helgerson-Dome, Michelle Bryant, Kelly Ziegelbein, Kim Shively, Todd Adams, Robin Wind-Faillace, Larry Myhra.

It was a busy and too long (first meeting) but I feel we got through the most important part of why we (LSM Parent Group) exist. We discussed our current account balances, then reviewed teacher requests and allocated funds for approved requests. Approved by the LSM Parent Group are the following teacher requests:

*Jennifer Gulsvig, Choir (sheet music storage)

*Tim Sprain, 7th Grade Community Connections (student bussing for science ecology field trips)

*Lynnae Haerle-Burns , Art (camera, bag and flashdrive)

*Erich Boldt, Art (art brushes)

*Sue Burrington, Health Room (ice machine)

*Dawn Salwedel, 6th Grade Global Connections (classroom supplies)

*Eric Check, Athletic Director (Basketballs for the “Buy A Ball” Campaign)

*Nicole Binkis, FACE (sewing patterns)

I want to clarify a few points regarding teacher requests…

(1)A request by Nichole Binkis, FACE, for material and pots & pans: Several LSM family members offered to donate new or used pots and pans, utensils, and 1 ½ to 2 yard pieces of fabric suitable for boys. Any other parents who wish to donate similar items are asked to bring them to the Lincoln office.

(2)We also funded a request by Eric Check for new basketballs with the understanding that we would replenish our fund from the “Buy a Ball” campaign. Lincoln will host a “Buy a Ball” campaign in which parents may purchase/sponsor a new basketball for our athletic program for $20 each. The LSM Parent Group will discuss how to acknowledge ball donors at their next meeting (i.e. names written or dye cut on basketballs, etc.)

The next event we need help with involves teacher meals and food sales at parent-teacher conferences. We plan to sell eggrolls, bottle water, and bagged items (such as carrots, grapes, trail mix). We also plan to provide a meal to the teachers.

The LSM Parent Group needs your help:

(1)Week of October 10: we need families to donate M&Ms, pretzels, cereal, red licorice chunks, and other trail mix items.

(2)October 17 & 18: We need families to donate large bags of carrots and bunches of grapes.

(3)October 20 and October 25: We need volunteers to help work a 1-2 hour shift at the parent food stand. This is a new fundraiser and we hope it will be successful.

(4)Volunteers to work the LSM Parent Group concessions at the Lincoln/Logan 7th & 8th grade football game between 4:30pm-8:30pm on Monday, October 17 at Central High School.

If you would like to help us out in any of the following ways, please contact Tammy Hayden at chayden@charter.net or via phone at 788-8057.

(1) I can donate pots & pans, utensils, or fabric suitable for boys.

(2)I can donate trail mix items the week of October 10.

(3)I can donate carrots or grapes on October 17 or 18.

(4)I can volunteer to work at the parent food stand during conferences (please indicate times and date).

(5)I would like to purchase sponsor a basketball for the “Buy a Ball” campaign for $20 each.

(6)I can volunteer to work at the LSM concessions at Central High on October 17.

(7)Watch for a sign up for items to bring for teacher meal items.

Next Meeting: October 21 at 10:30am in Room 217

(1) Discussion of parent food sales at the first parent-teacher conference.

(2)Decide if we want to do the pie sale (November)

(3)Decide if we want to do a December/January fundraiser.

(4)Discuss a notecard sale possible fundraiser.