May 9, 2017 PTA Meeting Minutes

Lee Expressive Arts PTA Meeting Minutes
May 9, 2017

Welcome
Introduced Lisa Gunn, who is running for the Partner in Education representative spot on the Lee ASB.  Teachers will elect the PIE rep on May 17.

Principal’s Report
Watch for an email about volunteering for field day.  We need many volunteers to make this a success.  The end of the year is always a busy time.  The musical and 5th grade graduation are coming up.  The basketball team has an upcoming tournament and Luke will post info to the Lee PTA Facebook page in case people want to attend.

Treasurer’s Report
Once we pay out expected expenses for the General account we should have a balance of approximately $8600.  The AIR account balance at the end of the year is approximately $10,800.

ASB Report
The ASB passed a motion at their last meeting regarding enrollment numbers for next year.  Every class will be a large class.  There will be 3 classrooms for each grade level except one, which will have 2 classrooms.  The grade level with 2 classrooms has not been identified yet and we will need to look at enrollment fluctuations over the summer before that decision is made.
The spring ASB meeting will coincide with the Ice Cream Social on May 11.  Parents will vote on an ASB parent rep at this time.

Fundraising Committee Report
The Moe’s fundraiser for 3rd grade made $280.37.  The t-shirt fundraiser made around $500 for the general account and t-shirts can be picked up at the Ice Cream Social.  A call for volunteers for the fundraising committee will occur over the summer and they will meet at least once before August to randomly draw the order that grade levels will have PTA-coordinated fundraisers.

Old Business

Silent Auction Update
Thanks to this year’s auction committee!  The event was well attended and the space worked out great.  We cleared $8500 for the AIR account.  This was due to the hard work and effort of a relatively small set of volunteers.  If we want to continue to hold a fundraiser like this we need more volunteers.  The current auction committee will have a wrap-up meeting.  A call for next year’s committee will go out at the beginning of the next school year.  If you want to have a vote in how the auction (or alternate fundraiser is run) then volunteer for the committee so you have a full understanding of the issues surrounding the planning.  If you have comments you want to express that can be done via the Lee FB page, by contacting Theresa Shettlesworth or by emailing leeartspta@gmail.com.  The success of our major fundraiser depends on active participation by more than 7-8 people so please consider volunteering.

New Business

Approval of the 2017-2018 PTA Budget
The proposed budget was approved and the existing cap on the AIR account of $8000 was maintained for the 17-18 school year.

Announcements

Mural Installation – Museum of Art & Archaeology, May 23 from 4:30-6:30.  Current 5th graders and 6th graders.  Refreshments will be served, if you can volunteer to coordinate this contact Dr. Mehr.

May 11 – Ice Cream Social/1st Grade Performance/ASB Meeting/Silent Films shown

May 12 – Muffins with Motherly Figures 7:30AM

May 18 – Donuts with Fatherly Figures 7:30AM

May 22 – Field Day

May 23 – Shakespeare’s Fundraiser