DES Parent Teacher Circle

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DES Parent Teacher Circle Meeting Minutes

          The DES PTC promotes family and staff involvement to enrich the education of our children.  We are not a fundraising group.  We collect funds through Box Tops, Campbell soup labels, milk caps, and diner cards.  We hold many activities throughout the year such as movie nights, barn dance, book fairs, and an auction.

2017-2018

DES PTC Meeting Notes

Monday, November 6, 2017

Attendees: 4

Welcome

          The DES PTC promotes family and staff involvement to enrich the education of our children.  We are not a fundraising group.  We collect funds through Box Tops, Campbell soup labels, milk caps, and diner cards.  We hold many activities throughout the year such as movie nights, barn dance, book fairs, and an auction.

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Past Events:

o   Monster Mash

o   October 20, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

o   We had around 400 people attend.

o   A couple of things to keep in mind for next year

§  Julie Piper should be at the door to check people in

§  Possibly have a police liaison in attendance also

§  On the flyer home we need to make sure we put "Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at least 18 years or older."

Upcoming Events:

o   BINGO

o   December 1, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

o   A flyer and volunteer sheet will be sent home with students soon.

o   A group will go out and get prizes this weekend. 

§  Gift Cards

§  DES Shirts

§  Other prizes such as football, soccer ball, Dodger hat, Dodger socks, fuzzy socks, etc.

o   We will plan on around 10 games of Bingo and plan on 5 people winning each game.

o   Last game will be Cover-All where the entire cards has to be filled.  Winner(s) will get $20 State Theatre gift card.

o   Michelle is working on the volunteer schedule on SignUpGenius.com as well as a flyer to go home. 

Other Business:

·         Dodger Food Locker

o   Becky Tank and Alyssa Albright attended our meeting and talked to us about the Dodger Food Locker. 

§  This program started in the spring of 2016 and has about 10 board members.  They hold meetings the 3rd Monday of each month.

§  This program is based off the Pointer Pantry.

§  They are a 501(c)3 organization

§  The food locker helps kids on the weekend who need food.

§  A survey was sent out around the first week of September to all families in DES and RES.  From that survey, over 100 kids wanted to be a part of the program.

§  They have been working with Sue Trainor and they have identified 35 kids between RES and DES that are in need.

§  They get a voucher on Fridays for the weekend, $15/child or $25/family. 

§  They have been fundraising and have been receiving donations

·         T-Shirt sales - Next order due 11/15

o   Lands End designed the t-shirt

o   Bill Wall has been doing the production of the shirts

·         They have received donations from Kiwanis Club, Quality Liquid Feeds, Lands End, and others

§  They have a Facebook page now.

§   Dodger Food Locker would like to partner with our group to spread the word.

·         Our group mentioned that the Dodger Food Locker could set up a table at our upcoming Bingo event to spread the word.

·         They are also welcome to have a table at our auction in March.

·         We also suggested they talk with Mrs. Piper about jar donations the school does where students, parents, staff can donate to a jar for a teacher to go in the dunk tank or be duct-taped, etc.

·         Scrip Gift Cards

o   Revenue from October orders was approximately $309.

o   Scrip order forms are due 11/10.

o   We will change our deadline going forward to the 5th of each month.

o   Lacy will ask Tom to send out an Infinite Campus message this week as a reminder.

o   We will put a blurb about the Scrip program in the next DES newsletter.

·         Box Tops, Milk Moola, etc.

o   Sarah Godfrey sent Box Tops in 9/26/17.  The amount requested is $485.50.  We should get this payment in December.

o   Milk Moola redemption has been received.

o   We received a check for $22.25 for recycled cell phones.

o   We are still waiting for a check for the recycled ink cartridges.

·         School Auction

o   Michelle and Deb have started to reach out to organizations to request donations.

o   Michelle will send the letter to Lacy as she needs it for a few local vendors that plan to donate.

·         Events for 2017-18 School Year

o   Bingo Night - February 2018

o   School Auction - March 10, 2018 

o   Movie Night - April 6, 2018

o   Staff Appreciation - May 2018

o   Spirit Day - June 2018

·         Treasurer's Report

o   Balance of approximately $4,000.

·         Next Meetings

o   Monday, December 4, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the school library.