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PTO Meeting Discussion December 4, 2018

PTO Meeting Minutes

December 4, 2018
Coffeebar, Squaw Valley, CA

In attendance: Liz, Jeff, Kim , Kim , Jen, Danielle, Karin, Melissa
Call to order at 0848

Directors Report:
Apres Creekside-Decemeber 20th at Auld Dubliner after school; PTO sponsored ornament making for kids.
Classroom Reps: Hows it going? Kim (who is a rep for 2nd grade) would like to do more to help. Classroom rep roles discussed. Job description depends on the teachers needs; Jeff to discuss with teacher on how to utilize the classroom reps. PTO Board members to join teachers on Friday 12/14 at 1045 to brainstorm ideas for ways to engage classroom reps. One way that was agreed upon was that the C.R. can be a liaison between the teachers and the PTO meetings.
Met with Placer County re: lot across from fire station for a more permanent location for Creekside= no go. Although Squaw is very motivated to keep Creekside in Squaw but no commitment was made for anything long term.

Presidents Report:
Annual Fundraising Gala date set on May 10th at Alpine Meadows. Theme to be Las Vegas (what happens at the Gala stays at the Gala). Committee meetings to start in January. Casino tables, couches, DJ, dancers for entertainment. Volunteer roles to be set and made more concrete than in years past. Tickets to be sold thru Event Brite, decision needs to be made for pricing, creation of banners, posters (list on poster what the fundraiser is specifically for) etc. Idea thrown out to put large auction items online so all can participate. Check with Spin to see if he has any input on how to do this.

VP Report:
Spring Dance. 6th-8th grades, at OVL in April possibly; OVL. Melissa to figure out dates. Invite other schools. Good music is key!!
Souperbowl- Dates, Place, committees. Camy to spearhead the event. Audra and Danielle as well. Dates: possibly the Thursday right before Ski/Skate week. 3p-5p at OVL.

Treasurers Report:
Checks received and the budget looks good.

Next PTO Open and Board Meetings- Integrate the 2 meetings into 1 meeting. If a closed meeting needs to occur then the Board can meet afterwards or create an alternative meeting. How to make the meetings more Parent-Teacher was discussed and ideas to be implemented. NEXT PTO MEETING TUESDAY JANUARY 8th at Coffeebar after drop off. PTO is buying!…(coffee that is).

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2017/18 Yearbooks on Sale NOW

Reserve your copy of the 2017/2018 yearbook today! The cost is $20 per book and payable online at http://creeksidepto.org/product/yearbook-2018/. The deadline for ordering is 5/25 and only reserved books will be ordered.

If you have photos from the year, please submit by grade/activity at the link HERE.

 

 

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IT’s SOUPERBOWL TIME! – Thursday, April 6, 2017

Creekside’s 19th annual Souperbowl is Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:30-6:30 at OVL
SouperBowl Tickets $25 per adult. (Students & staff are free) Purchase your tickets online.
Dinner of soup and salad will be provided

A little history…..The Souper Bowl is a longstanding tradition at Creekside. The founders of Creekside Charter school began this event 19 years ago. The idea was to bring Creekside students and the greater Tahoe community together by sharing soup. To foster environmental stewardship, have the kids actively involved and add some color, the kids painted their own ceramic bowls for use at the event. Not only do Creekside families attend, including student and staff families, but also various members of our greater community. It has also been a great time for perspective families to get an idea of what Creekside is about.

Souperbowl also served as a showcase for the amazing PTO run enrichment program. The kids put on a musical performance practiced in music class and the décor is student artwork created in art class. For added fun, the teachers also surprise us with a musical number! Souperbowl was Creekside’s biggest fundariser in years past. This fundraiser grew over the years, raising less than $10,000 in the first few years, and growing to raise over $25,000 in the last 5 years.

Last year, PTO transitioned to an adult fundraiser and the focus of Souperbowl changed to a community rather than a fundraising event.

Souperbowl 2017 will be held Thursday, April 6 from 3:30 – 6:00.

We are excited to provide a great meal, student performances, teacher performances, beautiful ceramic bowls, kids raffle, family basket raffle, and camaraderie. As always, each student in grades K – 8 will paint a bowl to be picked up at Souperbowl. Please send in a contribution of $10 per bowl for your child you paint. Every child will paint a bowl, but we ask that you please make this contribution to cover bowl and paint expense if you can.

All School bowl painting day is Tuesday, March 7.

Please send in your cash or check, along with this form, or pay online on or before Tuesday. If you have more than one child, please indicate name and amount on the form. Thank you!

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Thursday Pizza Program

FIRST SPRING PIZZA DAY STARTS THURSDAY, January 19th, 2017

Please bring your check for $140 made out to Creekside PTO to school for Thursdays beginning 01/19/2017 !

Pay Online HERE

Fireside Pizza Company @Squaw provides the PTO an awesome discount for the Creekside school students and staff!  Includes:  Fresh Hot Cheese Pizza & Caesar Salad (GF available)

Spring Semester $140 (All school Thursdays from January 19th through the first week of June)

Special Thank you to Kim Kerrigan for making this program possible – and to Jen Ellis for leading this program forward.

 

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Fall Enrichment and Pizza Update

Creekside Families,

Here are a few bits of info as we are moving into the school year after an amazing first week of school.

-Tomorrow, September 2nd from 11-1, is our Family Gathering at the Truckee Tahoe Airport.  All families are welcome to come.  Bring a picnic blanket and a packed lunch or buy lunch at the Red Truck Cafe.  We will have tours, a plane to touch and feel, face painting, Red Truck cookies, and lots of good company.

– Enrichment starts September 9th for both our Elementary and Middle school kids.  More info on the new Middle School Enrichment will be sent out tomorrow.  The cost of fall Enrichment is $300.00.  Starting next week you can make payments online at creeksidepto.org.  A packet will be going home with your children on monday with wavers and more info.  Click Here for an  Enrichment newsletter which explains more of the program.

-Pizza Thursdays starts next week!  This can be payed for online starting next week.

Best regards,
Holly  Colpitts (hbcolpitts@gmail.com)

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PTO Meeting Wednesday, April 20, 2016

PTO Meeting
April 20, 2016
Marg’s Taco Bistro, Truckee, CA

~Spring Enrichment plans. (k-3 @ Rideout; 4-5@ropes course Squaw

~OPEN PTO positions: spring & fall enrichment coordinator, ski enrichment coordinator, and social media coordinator

~Parent volunteer options for 30 hour commitment

~1st Annual Creekside SquawPrep Gala Fundraiser

Saturday May, 7th | 6:30pm – 11:30pm

Tainted Love – “The Best of The 80’s”

Silent & Live Auction – close out at 8:30/8:45p

Band plays from 9pm-11pm

Open Bar 6:30-7:30 pm   | Cash Bar 7:3o-11:30 pm

Squaw Valley Center | OVL

TICKETS: $50 Advance | $65 at the Door   {must be 21 & over}

Roles Available: Auction, Marketing, Apps, Bar, Venue/Decor

Auction Materials

*Auction Donation Tax Letter

*  Auction Donation Form –  print and online options

*  Google Doc – tabs for Auction, Food, Bar, Contacts, SouperBowl

Updates

*  Marketing

* Forward Eventbrite link – cut and paste into Facebook

*  Email blast – Forward to a friend

*   Radio station – give away tickets

*   Posters – NEED help getting posters out

Flyers

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ATTN: Souper Bowl

Previous info on the Souper Bowl posted on the website and published on flyers sent home from school contained errors. The Souper Bowl 2016 will be held on May 22, however, there will be a different format from previous years. Please stay tuned for details coming soon.

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PTO Open Meeting Agenda – Monday, March 14, 2016

PTO Meeting Agenda
Monday, March 14, 2016
6pm @ Moes in Tahoe City

~Ski Enrichment Update- (suggestions have been made to exchange a day at Squaw for a Nordic day since 2 Nordic days have been missed…comments?)

~Spring Enrichment Update- Alicia

~Teachers Update

~Volunteer Commitment Form at conferences.

~PTO Board openings – Social Media Coordinator; Ski Enrichment Coordinator (1-2 people); Spring Enrichment Coordinator (1-2 people)

~Going for the Gold GALA Fundraiser- Our main fundraiser! On Saturday May 6th.
Auction, décor, planning!!

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PTO Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PTO Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

5:30 pm

Margs Taco Bistro, Truckee, CA

 

GALA Fundraiser – date, place, need for an auction committee!, need for an event committee!

Ski enrichment – small enrollment, need parents to pay, this year is Kirsten’s last year=need replacement.

Spring enrichment ideas?

Marketing – Ideas for families to “market” Creekside/SVP; transitional-K

Treasurers Report 

Open Discussion:

Monthly Happy Hour- to start again in February

Weekly classroom bake sale table is a hit!! Keep it going.