Brad Stewart presented a request from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teams for money for next year’s book project. The book project was created several years ago to help kids connect with books, become more engaged in the texts and improving critical thinking and literacy skills. Since implementing this program. The additional funding will allow teachers to select higher quality books, versus selecting books based on price.
Dori George presented a request from the Kindergarten team for money to purchase supplies for the social/emotional learning room. Supplies would include drying racks (for art projects), watercolor paints, playdough, paper, scissors, etc.
Dori George presented a request from the Kindergarten team for money to fund a sensory room and social emotional learning room.
Dori George presented a request from the Kindergarten team for money to purchase recess items. The recess toys would help kindergarten/first grade students get sensory input during recess time and rainy day recess. The funds would be used to purchase scooters, sit and spins and hippity hop hopping balls.
Dori George presented a request on behalf of the Kindergarten Team for money to purchase STEM toys for their math workshops. The funds would be used to purchase Playstix, Magnatiles, gears, and Plus plus blocks.
Mrs. Hoppenrath presented a request for additional money for Field Study experiences for fifth graders. This money would be put together with the $24/student budgeted in the PTO budget for next year in order to fully fund the field study program for the fifth graders that has replaced Biztown.
Mr. Lange presented a request by Mr. Stoller for money to buy 6 iPad stands and 9 disc catcher goals. The iPad stands would allow students to use the iPads hands free while in PE. The discatcher goals would be used for all grades during PE for the throwing and catching unit.
Dori George requested money for a school-wide spring reading incentive program (Book Wars) from May 6-June 7th. Funds would be used for decorations, popcorn, and prizes.
Randell Pelak requested funding for an expanded emergency pack for each classroom.
Sue Kropilak requested money for plastic pellets for lap pads for students. The pellets would be used to create weighted lap pads for calming students. Forty lap pads have been requested by the teachers. Parents have already donated fabric and created the pads. The pellets would be used to fill the pads.