October 2019

BSPTO October 2019 Meeting Highlights

Items of note:

Next meeting will be Nov 15th at 8am in a portable classroom. Trying out a new time.

School calendar links have changed, remove and re-add. See BSPTO front page for link to calendar on your phone.

Upcoming Events: 

Haunted Hallway and Family movie night 10/25

Read-A-Thon 10/5 – 10/18 Flyer

Tae Kwon Do – Wednesdays starting 10/2 – Flyer

Safety academy – after school 10/14 – 10/18 (5th grade only)

Walk/Bike/Roll to school 10/2

Green Team: parentgreenteamlead@bspto.org

Planning an Earth day festival

Project updates:

Read-a-thon packets went home, reading days start soon.

Green Team:

Training videos for the sharing table and milk carton rinsing created and posted.

Student green team formed with the max 15 students.

Gained the OGS (Oregon Green School) certification merit level.

Event updates:

Family Game night was a great success. Kids had a great time.

Panada express dinner night out generates more then $200

Green Team

Halloween costume swap was a big success. Lots came in, some went home, the rest will be donated to Kinnaman elementary school

Planning meetings have happened, and lots of plans have been made.

RFFs: (Request for funds)

Discussed a future RFF for large TV’s for use in the classroom as a replacement for the projectors and screens.

Vote result (needs more information) – $264.15 Books for OBOB (Oregon battle of the books). Questions about if we already have the books, is our school even participating, where did the come from in previous years?

Help needed

Email: volunteer.coordinator@bspto.org

Haunted Hallway struggling to get a leader

Read-a-thon needs help with various tasks.

Safety Academy needs volunteers to help supervise the children (only 5th graders)

September 2019

BSPTO September 2019 Meeting Highlights

Items of note:

Bylaw change proposed. Currently the bylaws specify that PTO meetings are held at 7pm on the first Tuesday of the month. The proposed change is to not specify the day and time.

Day and time for the PTO meeting may shift as the principle will have difficulty attending in the future.

Upcoming Events:

Dinner night out 9/19 – Panda express (bring flyer)

Replacing Family movie night with Family Game night this month. 9/27

Read-A-Thon 10/5 – 10/18 Packets sent home 9/30 – Flyer

Geoquest starts 9/25

Back to school night 9/17

Tae Kwon Do – Wednesdays starting 10/2 – Flyer

Safety academy – after school 10/14 – 10/18 (5th grade only)

Walk/Bike/Roll to school 10/2

Green Team: parentgreenteamlead@bspto.org

Milk carton rinsing happening already

Planning meeting 9/16 2:45-4:30

Working to setup Halloween custom swap for last September.

Project updates:

Casey got the crosswalk painted so now we can see it.

Green Team:

Beach cleanup – 38 people attended.

Event updates:

None this month

Green Team

District decided the gem-tex box was not okay, and had it removed. There is a similar box in the office depot parking lot nearby.

RFFs: (Request for funds)

Only done every other month.

Help needed

Email: volunteer.coordinator@bspto.org

Family game night needs volunteers to help setup, run and clean up.

Read-a-thon needs help with various tasks.

Volunteers to hand out little prizes for kids who walk/bike/roll to school on 10/2

Safety Academy needs volunteers to help supervise the children (only 5th graders)

Green team needs milk carton rinsing volunteers

Haunted Hallway needs volunteers to help setup the hallway before the movie.

April 2019

BSPTO April 2019 Meeting Highlights

Upcoming Events:V

Dinner night out None this month as it is rather full already.

Instead of movie night 4/26 might have family play night. TBD

Art Night 4/4

Jog-A-Thon 5/3

Green Team:

4/14 Farmington gardens fundraiser – 10% of purchase donated back.

Project updates:

Casey got the crosswalk painted so now we can see it.

Green Team:

Beach cleanup – 38 people attended.

Event updates:

Dinner night out at Bethany Public House netted about $150.

Jog-A-Thon – 5/3 – Goal is $38k, working on what the school reward will be for hitting the goal. Ice cream trip will be to McBee’s this year. We got a showing of the various prizes.

Read-A-Thon – Budget presented. Talking with the school about trading regular dollars for scholastics bucks ($1 -> 3 scholastics bucks). Allows us to get more books for our money. Budget is pretty much the same as last year. Will need help to inventory the books we have, and also to shop for new books to give.

Green Team

Walk, bike and scooter to school on Monday of Earth Week.

Earth week lunch presentations

Sharing table: Some kids have to take specific foods due to policies around free and reduced lunches. But many don’t eat those items. And many a wrapped or what not that make them safe to share. So green team is working to setup a table for kids to put those items where other kids can have them if they want. This is to avoid throwing away food.

RFFs: (Request for funds)

Passed – $1600 for additional emergency supplies for the classroom buckets. Things like toilet lid, toilet paper, some candy and games. These are for dealing with a possible extended lockdowns like happened at Stoller.

Help needed

Need to fill various positions in the PTO. Like board, committee head, and just general helpers for specific events.

Jog-A-Thon will need additional help for sure. Ask Kim.

Read-A-Thon will need help to inventory books, and then to shop for what we need.