October 10, 2017 PTA Meeting Minutes

  • Welcome
  • Principal’s Report
    • Mary Sue Gibson introduced herself.  She was the principal at Lee from 2000-2006 and will be working in conjunction with Mary Korth-Lloyd to assume principal duties at Lee.  They will work out a schedule among themselves to ensure a principal is always in the building.
    • Mary Sue announced that seven Lee teachers received a total of eight Links to Learning Awards from the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri.  These monies were awarded to carry out special learning projects for students.  Congratulations!
      • Kara Johnson:  Dream Big:  READ!
      • Cindy Kilfoyle: Enhancing Kindergarten with Art and Cultures of the World
      • Julie Schisler: Integrating Literacy Through Everyday Mathematics and Story Telling/Tiny Tales
      • Katherine Siegle:  Diverse Picture Books
      • Elizabeth Tummons: Dancing Through Seven Continents:  Enhancing Music in Childhood with Movement
      • Jill Walters: Uncovering History at the Museum
      • Katie Canepa:  Exploring Personal Narratives with a “One Read” Family Literacy Program (Neila Pettit Award to help with the One Read program at Lee.)
    • Two visiting artists have been at Lee this fall.  Ibiyinka Alao presented at an all-school assembly and worked with classrooms.  Simon Dinnerstein worked with 3rd and 4th graders to create triptychs.
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Natalie Cheney reported that the Slim Chickens fundraiser raised $200 for 4th grade
    • AIR Balance is $5600
    • General Account Balance is $15,600
    • Note that the General Fund balance is allocated so for non-budgeted items/events we will need to fundraise to provide resources.
  • ASB Report
    • Debbie Rodman presented a summary of the fall ASB meeting.
    • The District is advertising for members to participate in the Naming Committee.  Carissa Seek is the ASB nominee to represent Lee.
    • The district is forming a committee to work on renovation plans for Lee.  A tentative schedule was shared showing that the Lee community would vacate the building in 2019 and construction is estimated to take two years.
    • Discussion regarding plans during construction occurred.  Many variables are unknown at this time.  Debbie is representing Lee ASB on the renovation committee.  More information will be shared as it becomes available.
  • Fundraising Committee Report
    • Fundraising committee continues to explore new opportunities.
    • Working on a Going Bonkers fundraiser (Lee keeps 50% of proceeds) for this winter.
    • Working on paint-your-own pottery fundraiser with Pottery Island
    • First Lee movie night is October 13 at 6:30.  Free admission and fundraising committee will sell concessions.
    • McDonald’s Teacher Night is being rescheduled because it conflicted with Parent/Teacher conferences.  New date will be announced.
  • Old Business
    • Adopt a Family for Voluntary Action Center is coming – watch PTA Facebook page for more information
    • Food Bank Service Project date is being tied down.  Will probably occur in early December.  More information forthcoming.
  • New Business
    • Discussion about need to purchase tents for outdoor activities such as tie-dye.  Also request for new squeegees, screen print ink and soda ash.  Natalie Cheney will gather requests and present to PTA.
    • Fall Festival October 31 – watch for volunteer opportunities.  We will need food donations for volunteer lunch.
    • Week of November 6 – Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Food signup will be going out
    • PTA November meeting date is undetermined at this time.  Our normal meeting would be November 14 but that conflicts with literacy night.  A decision will be communicated once logistics have been worked out.

Proposed 2017 – 2018 PTA Budget

At next Tuesday’s PTA meeting, the members will be voting on the budget for next year. The budget proposal can be found here: