BSPTO April 2019 Meeting Highlights
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
4/14 Farmington gardens fundraiser – 10% of purchase donated back.
Casey got the crosswalk painted so now we can see it.
Beach cleanup – 38 people attended.
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.
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.
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.
BSPTO March 2019 Meeting Highlights
Dinner night out Bethany Pub House 3/17 all day
Family Movie Night 3/22 – Ralph/Spiderman/Popping (vote on facebook) Possibly starting early… 5:30 open, 6:00 show time.
SOLVE Beach clean up currently have 51 RSVP’s to join. 3/23
Earth week: lining up presentations for Earth week.
Student green team still collecting plastics for the TREX challenge
Milk carton contest… design a thing, make it, plant in it, bring back for voting. The bring back and voting is coming up.
Applied for high efficiency lights for the building, had a representative out who did a full survey. Hoping for it to happen this summer.
Found a sidewalk improvement project, that lets us submit some of our walking paths for possible improvement. Discussed which to submit and will do so.
Variety show was a great success. Kids had a great time, and somehow not one kid had to skip because they were sick. Also came in under budget, and raffled off a scooter for additional fund savings.
Biscuits with Beauties was changed to Biscuits at Bethany, and then due to a gas main collision Chick Fil A could not make the biscuits, a last minute rally got donuts from Krispy Kreme, which Chick Fil A physically went and paid for at 11pm, so it because Donuts with Dudettes. It ended up being great.
Dinner night out was very successful at McMenamins generated about $1500 for the PTO.
TVWD Tualatin valley water district assembly for some grades that hadn’t already had it. Topic was water conservation.
Book swap/Eye glasses/cosmetics – went well, some extra books went to the school and some to NW children’s outreach.
Bike safety event had decent attendance, some bikes went home and some got donated at the end.
RFFs: (Request for funds)
Regular RFF’s only done every other month
Emergency RFF approved to pay for the Donuts for Biscuits At Bethany. See above for what happened. But Chick Fil A physically paid for it the night of so funds shouldn’t be needed.
Bobcat blast/Jog-a-thon: Needs skit material for the opening assembly. Also need help with individual tasks like getting otter pops, picking up pizza…
Read-a-Thon needs a new chair to lead the committee of existing volunteers.