ACMS PTO meeting 3.14.2023
Raley's O.N.E. Loft, call to order 6:15 pm.
Welcome / Intro: Introductions and welcome! Meeting minutes from the February meeting were approved at 6:28 PM. The motion was made by Laurie Kuntz and seconded by Wendy McKechnie.
In Attendance: Susie Overall, Nicole Reitter, Saira West, Yvonne Moore, Kate Lord, Hien Larson, Wendy McKechnie, Jenny Berger, Kristin Baird, Laurie Kuntz
Treasurer’s Report & Budget Review: Kate Lord gave the treasurer’s report Report for 2022-23 school year We currently have a net worth of $25, 590. We made $115 at the school dance, $65 recently in spirit wear sales, and $263 from Grocery Outlet. We are also about to receive our final payment from Amazon Smile, for $53., Sadly, they are ending their program. Mabel’s Labels was discussed as a possible new fundraiser - they give 20% back from all purchases.
Grant or Reimbursement requests - use this Form. Requests: Create scholarship form for Boys & Girls Club.
Principal’s Update: Hien Larson gave her update:
There have been continuing issues getting kids to school on time - it is creating a problem with missed learning time. It is not an issue with the buses, it is the kids being dropped off. / Volleyball and Nordic season have ended - both were great this year. Track and Field is starting now, and wrestling continues. Girls soccer tryouts is 3/15. There is also a Band concert at North Tahoe High on 3/16. / A representative or two is needed for Middle School Parent Night on Tuesday 3/21 to host a PTO table. / The 8th Grade promotion planning meeting will be 3/30 at 8AM in the staff lounge. From there on out, planning meetings will alternate between mornings and evenings each month. There is no date set yet for 8th grade promotion - it really depends on when our last day of school is. The last day of school will be called at the end of March - we need to see how many snow days the state will waive. / There are no bikes or e-bikes allowed to be ridden home from the dances - parents must pick up their child. It is too dangerous and can’t be allowed moving forward. The next dance date is TBD, but we are expecting one this Spring. / There are no more minimum days for ACMS this academic year - teachers need that time for learning instruction.
Spirit Wear: Our first online sale on the new platform will start March 19th in order to have sales open for Middle School Parent Night. Link to items. It is only open for a week at a time, and then closes again. There is a discounted rate for Spirit Wear for staff.
Tamale Fundraiser: Originally, this second tamale raffle was supposed to be for Superbowl Weekend, then it was discussed moving it to Cinco de Mayo, but we decided that it will be too close to Open House (May 11th) and so we decided to skip this one.
Staff Appreciation: May 1st - 5th. Laurie Kuntz, Susie Overall. Hien requested flannel shirts (Susie contacted NTHS) and lanyards. The loss of the minimum day will slightly affect the staff luncheon.
Open House: Open House will be May 11th. Yvonne Moore, Susie Overall & Katie Lord are on the planning committee. Silent Auction baskets put together by each homeroom with a specific theme. Kermes Dinner for all!
PTO Sponsorships: No updates for sponsorships this month
New Business, Questions, Ideas, Thank Yous: 8th Grade Portraits were set up by Nicole Reitter - Whitby B will be doing them May 7, 10, 12 - $150 for one graduate traditional, or $200 for a bigger package that includes an outfit change ($50 to PTO) Stay tuned for sign ups, 8th grade parents.
Although we decided to shelve planning a separate parent social, it was discussed that during the next school dance, we could have a very informal concurrent parent meet up at Alibi Ale Works in downtown Truckee.
Discussion of updating bylaws and board positions. Upcoming Calendar
Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 7:09 PM
Next meeting - April 13th, 6:15 pm in Raley’s Loft..
The next PTO meeting is Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 at 7:45 am in the ACMS Staff Lounge