January 2019

BSPTO January 2019 Meeting highlights

Upcoming Events:

Dinner night Feb 12th 5-close Oak Hills McMenamins

Art Lit training 1/10

Family Movie 1/25 – Incredibles two

Project updates:

Playground – FIP (Facilities improvement request) entered with district.

Gaga Pit – FIP approved by district.  Rff for wood coming next month.

New School sign – Hoping to get this done this school year.

Green Team

Lighting system controls – District has some funding to update lighting systems to LED’s and such to reduce power consumption.  Will need further PTO funds to do it completely.

Event updates:

Variety show is going great.  Got a good crew of volunteers.  Already have 20 acts signed up to audition.

Donuts with Dudes was a huge success. Sooo many people.

Green Team

Still doing weekly walking school bus.

Student green team collecting any stretchy plastic as part of a TREX challenge.  Drop off in the lobby.

Car seat/booster/play pen recycling event around Jan 25th

Doing another tree planting, contact us if you want to join in. 1/26. 8:45am.  Free tasty stuff early on.

RFFs: (Request for Funds)

Off month.  RFFs only done every other month

Help needed

Nothing specific this month

December 2018

BSPTO December 2018 Meeting highlights

Upcoming Events:

Dinner night None for December

Donuts with Dudes 12/14

Family Movie None this month due to Christmas holiday

Project updates:

New School sign – Got a quote, and can transition the marque FIP to this so we won’t have to wait a year.

Gaga pit – working with the district about install.  Realized the original request didn’t include money for the wood.  So going to have to get an RFF in for wood.  But there are options… regular wood, treated, composite, pre cut and drilled composite.  Cost goes up a lot from regular to pre-cut.

School supplies – The company doesn’t send specific brands, and that may be a problem.  The pay the teachers direct that the 3rd and 5th grades did seems to be working well, so we are hoping more teachers will choose to do that.

Snack Pantry food drive – Got tons of food.  BSPTO offered to fill in any gaps in types of food if needed.

Bereavement Kropilak – Got some checks made out to the BSPTO, we have to purchase an actual item with that per rules.  So working on that.

 

Green Team

Steel cow – Still working on this, but our current milk vendor won’t work with us.  The Canby vendor is 60 miles away, so that would cut into any environmental impact savings.

Solar Panels – They would have to be a retrofit, likely on the covered area since it is newer, and likely cost about $150k for 50kw, which would only save about $5k a year.  Meaning 30 year payback… Doesn’t sound like a good plan at the moment.  Other options would be power reduction efforts, like new LED lights and such…  Going to pursue that.

Solar panels – Not currently possible due to extreme cost and no incentives.  Still looking for possible grants though.

Holiday light and battery recycling is started already.

Green Team did a tree planting event, had 25 people from 8 families.  Planted over 750 plants.  Plan to do it again January 26th.

Walking school bus start delayed due to Bobcat not going out.  Should start as soon as one goes out.

Event updates:

Diner night out at pizzacato was one of our best returns.

Variety show planning continues, and is going well.

Green Team

Used Toy drive

Bike swap/safety event will happen in march.

Planning for a Tree planting event December 1st

Planning for a solve beach clean up in the spring

RFFs: (Request for funds)

PASSED offline – Stoller asked for funds for a disco ball for his bowling unit. Board approved offline

PASSED – $160 for donuts with Dudes event

PASSED – $975.95 for new AV equipment to replace the mixer and get the needed cables.

Help needed

Variety Show – Need helpers for all sorts of things at auditions, rehearsals, and show night.

New AV equipment

Approved $977.95 – replaces the mixer with a device that can be controlled remotely with an IPAD.  It will have all the needed inputs for devices we would want to plug in.  The company providing is Odyssey productions, he is waiving installation, and offer free lifetime service if there are any issues. This would be used for Family Movie night, Variety show, Gym class, morning music, and music classes/performances.

Kinder education items

The kinder teachers asked for funds to purchase a variety of education items designed to improve the children’s find motor skills.  Those skills have been noticed to be dropping in recent years, so this effort is being made to reverse the decline.  The BSPTO approved the funds to purchase the requested items.

 

5th grade field trip change

The 5th grade teachers have decided that biztown is no longer the best option for the 5th grade students.  They asked to replace it with several smaller trips called field studies.  The BSPTO approved transferring the funds for Biztown to these new field studies and approved additional funds to support them.

Snack Pantry

Mrs. Twellman requested funds for a snack pantry.  This is aimed at children who for various reasons don’t have a snack to eat each day.  Access is controlled by Mrs. Twellman.  Teachers are allowed to take snacks for kids in need as well.  The BSPTO funded the rack, and launched a successful snack drive to fill it up.