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Minutes to PTC Meeting 11/4/20
Maggie Mitchell
Friday, November 06, 2020

PTC Meeting Minutes from November 4, 2020 1. Feedback about school procedures: Jeanna reviewed the parent survey for feedback about our school year so far. She reported that there were Five categories from their feedback; Remote Learning, Communication, Safety and Wellness, Technology, and Academics. Overall the feedback was positive about our school’s programming. Some concerns were shared about trying to get more in-person time for our 4th and 5th-grade students. 2. Update on School Class Pictures: We have been given the green light for spring pictures and Jeanna will be working with Lifetouch to set a date for pictures at OTES 3. Update on Author Visit (Michelle Reesman) No update was given at this time, still working on contacting authors 4. Garden Update: Christina Lannan shared the season for Tuesday Garden Stand has come to a close with a very successful harvest. We have given out over 2,065 lbs of produce at the stand this season. We have been approved to start the Seed Money campaign and grant to begin to fund the greenhouse for the school garden. 5. Local Business Support (April Smith) We have started our monthly campaign to support our local businesses. The business this month is Governors. Students and families that eat in or take out from the restaurant can place the tickets provided to students in a box at the restaurant or at school to enter into a drawing from a gift card to return to the business again. Christina suggested we place gift cards into the family food bags at the Resource Center to help those families participate in this school event. Jeanna will work with Jennifer Goodwin, our Resource Center Supervisor, to arrange for this to happen. The Flyer sent home to our students is available in our school’s vestibule if families need an additional flyer or didn’t receive the flyer with the tickets attached. 6. Update on Financial Report: *Jeanna shared we had purchased snacks for our students for the months of September and October. Those snacks are stored in each of the learning communities for teachers to distribute if a student has forgotten their snack. *The Ice Cream Social costs were about $300 *We had purchased a gift certificate to Woodmans for outgoing PTC president Kate Yerxa 7. Fundraising idea: Wendi Sherwood shared an idea for a potential fundraiser from Usborne Card, the info link is provided for parents to review: Wendi thought this may be an easy fundraiser given the COVID concerns and the item is useful. Students and families purchase a Box of cards for $30 We receive 50% of the profits No shipping costs Very little handling of materials and distribution is simple Only have to sell 15 boxes Next Meeting: December 2nd at 6 pm