PTO Board Meeting Minutes - March 1, 2021, 3:45pm

3/23/2021 6:36 pm

PTO Board Meeting Minutes 

March 1, 2021, 3:45pm


2020-2021 Board Attendees:

Co-Presidents: Laura Weeshoff - Kiki Dupey - Teacher Representative: Holly Hooley - Jamie McCrensky- VP Hospitality: Melanie Frisone - Michelle Wilson  - VP Finance: Tara McConnell - VP Fundraising: Maria Aldrich - VP Communications/App: Beth Williams - Alicia Haygood - Mary Olley – Dave McQuiston – VP Spring Events: Krista Kotsovos - VP Fall Events: Marissa Anderson - VP Outreach: Morgan Reader -  SOL Liaison: Laurie Jones - Mandarin Liaison: Kerry Dandan Sullivan



  • We have hit $39,000!!! with the Amazing Race


Principal Update:


  • SRO opportunity - consider pairing with Copper Ridge and Redfield 
  • Teachers using iready and fastbridge to close the learning gap from covid.
  • Kinder enrollment looking good, last round up is this week. 
  • Revisit cafeteria tables outdoors in teh future
  • Main goals: social emotional and academic achievement


Old Business:

  • Sweatshirts delivered
  • Aly has volunteered to do 5th grade bricks - Thank you! 
  • We have ordered stickers for our 400 medium and 200 small power banks from Amanda/Brandables. Thank you to Sarah Crawford for designing a sticker. We will give 60+ to our DCES staff
  • Chinese New Year was a success, thank you Kerry!


New Business:

  • Board positions for next year
  • Treasurer - Tara
  • The App - Dave, Mary?
  • Communications - Beth, Alicia
  • Campus Improvements - Kiki, Krista
  • Hospitality - Melanie and Michelle
  • Fundraising - Maria Aldrich
  • Spring events -  
  • Fall events - 
  • Marissa - co pres!!

VP Spring Events : Krista Kotsovos

  • Amazing race - 40,000!!!!!!! 
  • Drive -in Movie at the end of the year - need co-chairs, Amanda and Morgan? Location - fields ? parking lot? 
  • No fun run this year


VP Special Projects: Alyson Ashcroft

  • Replace shade cover at first grade cove wash stations - ideally done before March.
  • Shade structure at North Gate where teachers let students out. (Greg Skelton has suggestions for us here as well) and widen the walkway, add benches and shade between the parking lot and North Gate. River rock design and river rocks at tree surrounded by concrete at North Gate
  • Benches and shade structure at cafeteria so at least one class can eat outside
  • Future possibility: shade structure at south gate
  • Future possibility: basketball court 


VP Communications/Marketing: Beth and Alicia

  • Kinder buddy day - we have tattoos, water bottles, paw shaped crayons, yard signs and pencils.  Miss Emma is working on getting kinder books inexpensively; date for drive through kinder buddy day? Is there a tour possibility after spring break? 


VP Fall Events: Marissa Anderson

Family fun nights - *Take out nights at restaurants*

  • Rubio's Saturday 3/20 11am-8pm, 30% donation
  • Papa Johns will be 3/30 and 4/30 with Trivia night.


Trivia Night

  • Friday, April 30th
  • 4 rounds of trivia.  Prizes will be blankets and power bar chargers, 50/50
  • Papa Johns to go with it as fund raiser


Mandarin Liaison: Kerry Dandan Sullivan

  • Working on Shirt for spiritwear
  • Annual new year shirt with a different animal

Teacher Representative: Jamie McCrensky and Holly Hooley


VP Finance: Tara McConnell

  • Chase account $103,004.86
  • Paypal account $1,388.48






VP Hospitality: Melanie Frisone and Michelle Wilson

  • Teacher Appreciation Week May 3 - 7
    • Theme- Favorite Things
    • 5 Days of Giveaways
    • Thursday of conferences, Provide lunch, 18th of March, contact Maria Aldrich for possible donor providing lunch


VP App: Dave, Mary


VP Sponsorships: Maria Aldrich

  • Golf Tournament - Sienna Art - make sure all golfers, PTO members that want to get to have their photo done.


VP Outreach: Morgan Reader