Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dear Oquirrh Hills Parents,

I can’t believe how fast the time is going this year; we’re already done with one quarter and a couple of weeks into a new one!

I wanted to give you a quick PTSA update—we’ve been involved in several things so far this year.

·         We welcomed teachers back with a lunch, helped students feel welcome the first week of school, organized volunteers for several different activities, and provided dinner for teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences.

·         The Book Fair was a great success as well—thanks to the many volunteers who helped us set up, run, and take down the fair. It’s great to see kids looking through books and sharing their love for reading.

·         We just concluded our yearly Reflections—all projects were turned in the end of October. Reflections provides students with a unique opportunity to share their creative talents and skills, and we’re proud to be part of this inspiring PTA tradition.

·         We’re celebrating our first Eagle of the Quarter winners—it’s a pleasure to work with OHMS students, and we’re looking forward to honoring this year’s first Eagles!

·         We had some great support for Reality Town, a highlight for our 9th graders. This is the event that takes the most volunteers (approximately 50!), and we thank all of you wonderful parents who helped out!

·         Thanks also to the many parents who volunteered to walk with students to Riverton High’s musical, “Hello, Dolly!” as well as those parents who are helping us with vision and hearing screening.

·         Our first Bring Your Parent to School Day was on November 15—a great opportunity for you to come with your student to school and attend any or all classes. As always, parents seemed to enjoy the opportunity to see what their students do every day.

We also invite you to attend our monthly PTSA meeting—it’s held the first Thursday of every month at 11:30 in the board room at the school. Our December meeting will be on December 5.

Thank you all for your support, especially those of you who have joined PTSA (it’s not too late to join either!) and those who volunteer to help out in so many ways.  We couldn’t do this without you!

Cherish Curtis

OHMS PTSA President

Saturday, November 16, 2013

OHMS PTA Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013

Attendees:  Janice Carlsen, Susie Ruggles, Stephanie Hanson, Lauren Woodcock, Patty Hales, Lisa Zupancic, Marvelle Morgan, Amy Skinner, Cherish Curtis, Kellene Adams,  Beth Kunz, Carla Hendricks

Thought:  “It’s choices not chance that determines your destination.” 

Reading and Approval of Minutes:   Lisa motioned to approve and Patty seconded.

 Budget:  Amy motioned to approve and Stephanie seconded

Financial Report:   Collected $1,245 in dues and $1320.77 at the book fair.  Spent $589.77 on teacher dinners, $75.07 on supplies, and $1,089 on dues remittance.  Current balance is $14,575.69.   We have not paid for the book fair yet.  Amy would like to buy a change tray for counting change at the book fair.  It costs about $30 at Staples.  The board thought that was a justifiable expense.

President’s Report:  
·         Reflections Report:  We have collected everything.  There was about 50 entries.  They will go to Council tomorrow.
·         Eagle of the Quarter:  It went well.  They had to hold it in the teacher’s lounge so it was a bit crowded but okay.
·         Volunteers:  38 out of 50 for “Hello Dolly” and 7 out of 10 for vision screening.
·         Bring Your Parent to School Day:  November 15th
·         PTA council meeting here November 21 at 11:45 in the Media Center.  PTSA kids to check people in and direct them to the Media Center.
·         White Ribbon Week – March 17-21 (Fight the New Drug)  Budget is $1200.    Combined budget of white and red ribbon weeks are $2000.   Get prices on assemblies and on a parent night and check on availability of doing a parent night.   Possibly invite parents from Riverton High and even from feeder elementary schools.

PTSA Report:
·         Cardigans have been chosen and they are $45 each.  They are ordered but are on backorder so hopefully by the week of Thanksgiving.  The PTSA kids will pay membership fee before picking up the cardigans.
·         Rivalry Week is November 18-22.  PTSA students are painting faces before school and at lunch.

Principal’s Report:
·         Calendar Items:
o       Rivalry Week – Nov. 18th
o       Vision Screening – Nov. 20th
o       NetSmartz Assembly – Nov. 21st
o       Student of the Month – Nov. 25th
o       Oquirrh Feast Kick Off Assembly – Dec. 1st

Next Meeting:  December 5, 2013 @ 11:30