Monday, October 23, 2017

October 2017 OHMS PTSA Meeting Minutes

OHMS PTSA – Meeting Minutes
October 5, 2017

Called to order: Shannon Smith
Meeting commenced at: 12:39
Pledge/Thought:  Shannon proposed that we say the “Pledge of Allegiance” at our meetings. It was seconded and affirmed by a vote.
Attendance: Beth Kunz, Stephanie Hansen, Maxine Conrad, Tressa Spigarelli, Emily Stout, Shannon Smith, Brittany Maxfield, Noel Hinton, Steve Cherry, Denise Heninger, and Andrea Hogan. Jill Smith and Mike Glenn excused.

President's Report – Shannon Smith
·         Council Meeting—discussed lower membership numbers in recent years both in Utah and nationwide. Shannon raised the question of how little money stays at the school level. Others explained that higher level PTA members negotiate for Trustland funds. Without greater membership and funding, we could lose positions at the state level.
·         September minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report and Budget - Stephanie Hansen
·         Current balance is $16265.54, and we have 187 members of PTSA at OHMS.

PTSA – Ms. Hogan
·         Had 25 Seventh graders apply to be on the PTSA leadership team.
·         Has some new Eighth and Ninth graders this year.
·         Working on a sweatshirt design for the PTSA students.
·         Prison prints shirts at cost. Contact at 801-576-7738 or uciclothing @utah,gov. Go to to get order number for the desired style.

Reflections – Noel
·         Due date is Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017. She used PTSA students to help put up posters around the school. She had vinyl banners to put up on the fences. The projects will be displayed in the Media Center, nad there will be an awards breakfast in November. She will pass out treats on Monday to make the students aware of the Reflections due date, and Steve will send out a Skylert. (Later that deadline was extended through Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM. All students were sent a Skylert to make them aware of the change.)

PTC Dinners – Oct 11 & 12 – Denise/Brittany
·         Wednesday is Soup, Salad, Bread and Pumpkin Desserts
·         Thursday is a Taco Bar—will have vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

Book Fair – Tressa
·         Feels that she has enough help to set-up and run the Book Fair this year.

Eagle of the Quarter – Emily
·         Everything on track for the 16th, 17th, and 18th. PTSA students will help with this.

Principal’s Report – Mr. Glenn (excused)

Counseling Center – Mr. Cherry
·         Reality Town—needs 50 volunteers. A lunch students will go first, and B lunch students will go second.

·         Vision Screening 10/24/17—needs 10 volunteers.
·         PTSA Flyer to hand out at Parent/Teacher Conferences

New Business:
·         Blue Ribbon Week feedback was positive.
·         Red Ribbon Week on track will get 1200 donuts from Peterson’s for 11/6/17.
·         Memory Book—students working on choosing a cover.
·         Ideas to boost PTSA membership: Airborne, Fast Pass for lunch, Arctic Circle coupons, and student drawings. For faculty—3 pairs of airline tickets for a total of 6 tickets (Jill Smith).

Next Meeting – Thursday, November 2nd  at 12:30 pm (first Thursday of each month)

Meeting adjourned: 1:47

Saturday, September 16, 2017


The PTA Reflections Program is underway! “Within Reach” is the theme for this year. You can enter a project in one or more of these categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. The due date for entries is Wednesday, October 11th by 3:00 pm in the office. There will be a table set up in front of the office that morning. All the rules and forms can be accessed here - . You can also pick up an entry packet in the office. You will need to complete a Student Entry Form, Artist Statement and Consent Form if required for your category (please view the “Consent Form Guidelines”). Make sure you closely read and comply with the “Rules Summary” and the specific rules for the category(s) you enter. You may submit 1 entry PER category. Prizes for all participants…so, encourage your friends to participate. Get your creative juices flowing…we can’t wait to see what you create! Contact Noel Hinton 801-694-1764 or with any questions.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

2017-2018 OHMS PTSA Board

OHMS PTSA Board Members 2017-2018

President                                     Shannon Smith
President Elect                          Maxine Conrad
Legislative VP                            Rebecca VanSkyHawk
Treasurer                                    Stephanie Hansen
Secretary                                     Jill Smith
Volunteer Coordinator            Denise Heninger
Red Ribbon Week                    Beth Kunz
Blue Ribbon Week                   Beth Kunz
White Ribbon Week                Wendy Osborn
Reflections Coordinator         Noel Hinton
Teacher Appreciation/           Brittany Maxfield/ 
Conference Dinners                Denise Heninger
Book Fair Chair                       Tressa Spigarelli
Webpage Coordinator            Denise Heninger
Memory Book Co-Chairs       Beth Kunz/Amy Powell

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Updated OHMS PTSA By-laws

Here are the updated bylaws for you read and review. Click the link below.

OHMS PTSA Updated By-laws

September 2017 OHMS PTSA Meeting Minutes

OHMS PTSA - Minutes
September 7, 2017

Called to order by:  Brittany Maxfield
Meeting commenced at: 11:40 AM
Pledge/Thought:  "Leadership is the capacity to translate a vision into reality."   - Warren G. Bennis
Attendance: Brittany Maxfield, Denise Heninger, Emily Stout, Andrea Hogan, Tressa Spigarelli, Maxine Conrad, Stephanie Hansen, Beth Kunz, Mike Glenn, Steve Cherry, Amy Powell, Jill Smith, and Terry Price. (Shannon Smith excused due to a funeral, and Noel Hinton due to illness.)

Welcome / Introductions – Pass out board member sheet

President's Report –
·         Bylaws - 12 PTSA members available to vote. 
Motion by Steve Cherry
2nd by Denise Heninger
·         Ethics – signed by all in attendance.
·         Fiscal Management – signed by all needed.
·         Year at a glance – reviewed and added a few things.
·         PTSA donated $2,000 to OHMS to go towards 5 gallon “Go Kits” for each class and Pebbled Ice Machine for Faculty Room

Treasurer’s Report and Budget - Stephanie Hansen
·         Budget was voted on:
Motion by Stephanie Hansen
2nd by Mike Glenn
·         187 PTSA Members so far this year – How can we get more?
·         Some schools are adding the membership to their yearbooks.
·         We can offer JetBlue Travel Certificates as incentive.
·         1 set for Teachers & Staff
·         1 set for Teacher Appreciation
·         We do have Airborne and Arctic Circle certificates to give away.
·         OHMS charges $6.00 that breaks down to: $1.75 State PTA, $2.25 National PTA, .35 cents Council and $1.65 to OHMS
·         Jordan Foundation Scholarships – We can get from $2,000 to $7,000 in scholarships each year if we apply.

PTC Dinners – Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Oct 11th & 12th  Brittany and Denise have it handled!

PTSA Report – Welcome Ms. Hogan!  She reported that they are starting to collect applications and will do interviews next week.  They will be taking 5-6 new PTSA Student members.

Red Ribbon Week – Nov 6-10 – More details to come. Peterson’s will make the donuts. They are giving us a good deal!

Blue Ribbon week –
·         Netsmartz Assembly – is scheduled for Thurs, Sept 28th during 3, 4, and 5th periods. They will discuss anti-cyber bullying and “Being a good digital citizen”
·         . Peterson’s will make the donuts. They are giving us a good deal again.

Counseling Center – Mr. Cherry
·         Diversity Week – Counseling Center will be coordinating with Foreign Language Week to talk about Diversity and Tolerance. There is lots of diversity at OHMS: LGBT, Transgender, Race, Ethnic and Different Countries.  Discussed activities such as Wall of Tolerance, Balloons in different colors, etc.  “How are we all diverse but all the same = OHMS Eagles.
·         My Name is ______________, I like _____________, And I am an Eagle!
·         “Everyone Belongs”
·         Survival Skills Unit
·         Parent University
·         Reality Town coming, Tuesday, Nov 7th
·         Trying to meet with all 7th graders by the end of September – One on one interaction with each student
·         Individual Meetings for 8th graders will start the week of November 6th,
·         Regence Scholarship – There is a conference on Sept 29th that Mr. Cherry will attend to get new information.
·         BYU Credit Recovery Program – Mr. Cherry has been meeting with them and has found some great things out about this program. 
v  All classes align with State standards
v  Costs are reasonable
v  New law says you can replace your grade with new grade if class is retaken.

Principal’s Report – Mr. Glenn
·         Hello Week – Next week is Assembly
·         Excited for a new year!
·         7th Grade elections coming up.
·         Enrollment is stable
·         Reports show OHMS Student Body is 1079 this year.
·         Mentioned OHMS will be selling beanies and looking into knitted socks with OHMS logo on them.
·         Last Day of the Quarter is Oct 26th
·         Community Council Meeting is September 14th at 5:30 pm
·         Standard Based Grading – 4,3,2,1,0 – We have 7 teachers trying it out this year.

Calendar – If you need anything scheduled you can check with the front office.


New Business:

Reflections: Noel Hinton is in charge and she has set a due date of Oct 11th for submissions from OHMS students. All projects are due to Council by the 1st of November. She is looking for judges to help.

Next Meeting – Thursday, October 5th at 11:30 am (first Thursday of each month)
***** We discussed moving the meeting to 12:30 or 12:45 so Mrs Hogan can come during her lunch.  We can each bring our brown bag lunches J

Meeting adjourned: 12:42 PM

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Meeting Minutes for February 2017

OHMS PTSA - Meeting Minutes
February 1, 2017

Called to order: Brittany
Meeting commenced at: 9:08 am
Pledge/Thought: “Some men see the world as it is and ask why; others see the world as it might be and ask why not.” - Bernard Shaw

Attendance: Steven Cherry, Beth Kunz, Stephanie Hansen, Shannon Smith, Denise Heninger, Emily Stout, Tressa Spigarelli, Brittany Maxfield, Jill Smith

1.  Approval of minutes – Mr Cherry approved, Beth 2nd

2.  Treasurer's report – We have $20,000 in our account. We will be changing banks to Mountain America. Motion to approve bank change was Shannon Smith, 2nd was Brittany Maxfield. We have a missing check. Stephanie will try to locate it.

3.  PTSA report – Mrs. Stirland was not able to attend.

4.  Principal's Report – Oquirrh Fest/Rush - OHMS collected about $22,000. The communication between the High School and OHMS was not very good. They will probably not combine next year.  F Report for 9th grade = down 47%

5. Mini Meeting

6. President’s Report
·  White Ribbon Week – Fight the new drug assembly during school on March 14th – with a parents night assembly on March 14th at 7:00 pm, We discussed different ideas for the week: Getting donuts to hand out (white frosting?), White Out, White Flags for front yard and Banner. Mr Cherry will check with the Fight the New drug people and see what they have that we can use.  We talked about dropping an old computer off the roof during both lunches with the theme – “Smash Pornography out of your life!”
·  Book Fair 2/13-17 – Tressa reported that they will set up next Friday, Feb 10th and leave it till Thurs, Feb 16th.  List of volunteers needs to be sent to Tressa for helper during the book fair. There will be a drawing for a prize for each book you buy. We discussed having a Book Exchange at the end of the year for summer reading.
·  PTC Dinners – Wed – Pizza (either Costco or The Pie) and Thurs - Sizzler who will provide chicken, baked potatoes, rolls, salad and rolls
·  Nominating Committee – Officers elected in March – So far this is our list:
1.      President – Shannon Smith
2.      Pres Elect –
3.      Legislature – Rebecca Van Sky Hawk
4.      Treasurer – Stephanie Hansen
5.      Secretary – Jill Smith
6.      Volunteer Coordinator – Denise Heninger
7.      Membership -
8.      Teacher Appreciation – Brittany Maxfield
9.      Bookfair – Tressa Spigarelli
10.  Webpage Coordinator -
11.  PTC Dinners – Brittany Maxfield
12.  Memory Book – Beth Kunz & Amy Powell
13.  Red Ribbon Week – Beth Kunz & Amy Powell
14.  Blue Ribbon Week -
15.  White Ribbon Week –
16.  Eagle of the Quarter – Emily Stout
17.  Reflections –
18.  T-shirts
19.  Teacher Birthdays -
·  Oquirrh Shirts and hats – (I left before this was discussed… Denise ?
·  Teacher of the Month – (I left before this was discussed)  Denise ?
7. Counseling Center

8. Memory Book

9. Legislative
·  PTA Day at the Capitol 2/22 – Shannon has arranged to take students to meet with the Lt. Governor at 10:00. Mr. Glenn got approval to drive. There will be approx. 15 students. Suburban, Substitutes and Food has been arranged.
10. New Business –
·         Discussed moving the meeting on Thursdays to 1:00 pm – Brittany will talk to Mr. Glenn.

Next Meeting – Thursday, March 2nd - 9:00 am?? or 1:00 J

Volunteer Hours needed for President’s report… Please email your hours to Jill Smith at

September PTSA Meeting

Our first OHMS PTSA meeting is Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:30. Check in at the office and you will be directed from there. We will be discussing many important issues. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Proposed 2017-2018 PTSA Budget

The following is the proposed budget for the Oquirrh Hills Middle School PTSA. 

BUDGET FOR 2017-2018

Proposed 2016/17
Actual 2016/17
Proposed 2017/18
Balance Carried Forward


Membership Dues
PTSA Donations
Memory Books



Student Support

Balance to Carry Forward