Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Upcoming Events You Can Participate In!

Bring Your Parents to School Day
Mark your calendars it will be November 15th!  You can come for 1 hour or the entire day. You choose which works for you.  Come with your student and they will show you the way!

Volunteers Needed
This year we are very excited to announce a new way to coordinate our parent volunteers. We are using Volunteer Spot. This will make it easier for everyone to volunteer. With this we hope to have everyone (dads, moms, grandparents) help out that can! To find all opportunities available now please click on this link: http://vols.pt/KDNH47 

We are so grateful for all the support so far this year!  Thank you!

Any questions email the PTSA President: Cherish Curtis at ohmsptsa@gmail.com

Minutes from September PTA Meeting

September 5, 2013
Attendees: Mike Glenn, Stephanie Hansen, Amy Jessen, Patty Hales, Jill Nebeker, Marvelle Morgan, Lauren Woodcock, Cherish Curtis, Amy Skinner, Beth Kunz, Carla Padilla, Janice Carlsen, Carla Hendricks, Suzie Ruggles
Thought – “It is our choices that show who we truly are more than our abilities.”
J.K. Rowling
Minutes – Amy motioned to approve, Jill seconded
Intro of new board members – Amy Skinner as treasurer and Beth Kunz as pres-elect
Budget – It will be posted and we will vote on it next month
Vote on new board members – Cherish made motion and Amy seconded. All were in favor.
Lunches for teachers – Blimpie sandwiches. 30 teachers joined PTA.
Back to School Night – Stephanie made a suggestion that next year we announce that the memory books are the PTA fundraiser.
Parent Teacher Conferences – Oct 2 and Oct 3 4-8pm on Weds & 4-7:30 on Thurs. Lunch will be at 3 pm.
PTSA Students – looking at cardigans and they want to bedazzle them. Have a skit and costumes for Welcome Week. Flyers for 7th grade interviewers. Doing the information session during TA on the 16th.
Reflections – Amy asked Lauren to tell teachers to encourage their students to participate . The due date is Oct. 28th. Posters will go up in the halls next week.
Book Fair – proceeds will go to Language Arts teachers so they can build their own classroom libraries. Janice proposed that we do Scholastic in the Fall and A+ in the Spring. Stephanie said they did that in the elementary and went back to always doing Scholastic. We have 1160 students. Patty will get the volunteers. Get info to Terry Price and it will get put on the OHMS Happenings.
PTA table at Parent Teacher conferences – hasn’t been very successful in the past. Maybe we will just send out the info in the OHMS Happenings with screen shots.
Bring Your Parents to School Day – Nov 15th. Cherish will send it out in the OHMS Happenings. Let Vickie in the lunchroom know. Have PTSA students manning the front door so the parents can sign in.
Helping Hands for Teachers – hand sanitizer for each teacher to offer volunteer help for teachers. We are requesting that they let us know what they need done and we will find the volunteers to do it.
Principal’s Report – OHMS t-shirts and hoodies
Oct 22nd – vision screening (need volunteers) 8-11:30am
Oct 24th – Reality Town
JATC is the same week
We discussed the school grade. OHMS has a B. Grading only takes into account the testing and does not consider progress made.

Meeting adjourned.

Minutes from August PTA Meeting

August 20, 2013
Attendees:  Mike Glenn, Stephanie Hansen, Lisa Zupanic, Carla Handricks, Lauren Woodcock, Cherish Curtis
Mr. Glenn will send a Skylert requesting a need for President Elect and Treasurer needed for PTA.
Cherish introduced herself and the board.
We don’t have treasurer papers and checkbook (she has moved and will be coming home this weekend to hopefully give us all her papers) and the reports haven’t been finalized but it is close.
Cherish needs to be added to check account and Marvelle.
Lisa Zupanic will be serving lunch to teachers tomorrow for first day back.  She will be starting at 12:30 and will need someone to help collect PTA dues from the teachers.  Stephanie can help with counting money.
Back to School Night – Lisa said she would wait for major sign up during Parent Teacher Conference.  Cherish will make an announcement and we be available for questions but we will not worry about pushing for PTA membership.
They will still be doing the happenings every two weeks as a Skylert.
We will do budget by next meeting.  Meetings are 1st Thursday of each month at 11:30.
PTA will be trying to be helping more in the classrooms.  Patty will be coordinating those efforts on an online volunteer database.
Amy Jessop will be doing Reflections again this year. Theme is Believe, Dream,  Inspire.
We will do our “Bring Your Parent to School Day”.  Let’s plan on November 15th.
November 5th, 6th, 7th will be Eagle of the Quarter.
Skylert will be sent for first day of school for 7th graders and first day for the remainder of schools.
We will need someone to do Parent Teacher Conference Dinners.

Next meeting will be Thursday, September, 5th at 11:30am.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Proposed PTSA Budget 2013-2014

Balance Carried Forward:     $14,240.68  

     Membership (600 members)     $3600.00
     Harmon’s Grocery PTA Days Fundraiser     $500.00
     Memory Books Fundraiser     $8000.00
     Total Projected Income:     $12,100

     Student Support
           Eagle of the Quarter     $1,000.00
           Field Day      $1,500.00
           Legislative Day      $1,000.00
           PTSA Student Representative Sweat Shirts $800.00
           Miscellaneous Student Activities (Reality Town, Reflections, etc.)      $500.00
           Student Support Budgeted Expense s:       $4,800.00
           Red Ribbon Week      $800.00
           White Ribbon Week      $1,200.00
           Health/Safety/Welfare Budgeted Expenses:      $2,000.00
           Volunteer Appreciation     $500.00
           Teacher Appreciation     $2,200
           Teacher Birthday Gifts     $800.00
           Parent-Teacher Conference Dinners for Teachers     $1,500.00
           Hospitality Budgeted Expenses:     $5,000.00
           Membership     $100.00
           Leadership Training     $300.00
           National/Utah/Council PTA Dues:     $2625.00
           School Gift:     $1,500.00
           Office Supplies/Copies/Postage     $500.00
           Administrative Budgeted Expenses:     $5,025.00
Total Budgeted Expenses:     <$16,825.00>
Projected Ending Balance:     $9,515,68