PTO Meeting – Thursday, May 18th

Our next PTO meeting will be on Thursday, May 18th at 7pm in the Library.  At the meeting we will be voting on the following items:

        • Executive Board (Officers & Standing Committee Chairs) for next year
            Here are the current nominees for the following positions:

            • Officers: President – Sarah La Torra; VP – OPEN, Co-Treasurer – Jackie Smith & Roy Dorling, Secretary – Lisa Silberman
            • Standing Chairpersons: Fundraising – Trina Licht, Direct Donation Campaign – Hannah Walbridge , Communications – Ann Richards, Events Coordinator – Melisse Long, Hospitality – Anjanette Lundell, Volunteer Coordinator – OPEN, Enrichment – Katie McNally, Middle School Liaison – Katherine Schembri, Auditor – OPEN, Room Rep Coordinator – OPEN.

            The Executive Board will also include Principal Crane, a teacher representative and a classified representative.

        • PTO Budget for 2017/18 The Exec Board approved a budget that forecasts revenue of $125,000 versus $138,000 projected for this year. Expenses will be $152,000 versus $167,000 forecasted for this year. Net Income will be -$27,000 resulting in an ending reserve of $115,000.
        • Top Ten Budget Items ($126,950 or 84% of budget):
          • TK-5 PE, Rhythm & Moves $ 65,700
          • Middle School Programs $ 7,000
          • Chrome books & cart $ 12,000
          • Healthy Cities Tutoring $ 5,000
          • Science from Scientists $ 10,000
          • Library books & supplies $ 5,000
          • Classroom Programs (MSI & other) $ 7,000
          • Middle School Copier $ 4,250
          • Teacher Supplies $ 7,000
          • Outdoor Ed (5th & 7th) $ 4,000
        • Unbudgeted item for this year $10,000 for iPads & and iPad cart
        • By Law changes The PTO will vote on two by law changes. 1) Make the Room Rep Coordinator position a standing chair (Exec Board position) and 2) include two officers as a requirement for a quorum at PTO meetings.

      The PTO also has exciting volunteer opportunities for next year, including: Classroom programs coordinator (Marine Sciences), ELAC rep, Spanish translator, PTO coffee host. Please contact Katherine Schembri (kathandnora@aol.com) for more information.

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