Literacy Network Fundraiser
Family Fun Night
Fundraising Open Discussion
Introductions were made, including the Officers of the PTG.
Mike Hertting – Lapham:
v All assessments are finished and report cards are ready to go out.
v They had their 4th Above the Line Assembly.
v Ice skating at Tenney Park has been abandoned; a suggestion was made to ask alders about helping with skates and supplies.
v 4K is becoming more of a reality.
v Camp Caboose will be at Lapham this summer.
v The Book Fair is currently happening.
v Work and Learn is still going well.
v Fresh Start kids are doing good work.
Pam Wilson – Marquette:
v The LMC had some snow-related leaks, but due to the quick response by custodians and building services, there was minimal loss.
v Math fest was currently happening.
v 4th and 5th grade were having their Battle of the Books.
v Dream Camp is in full swing.
v 4th and 5th grades will be going to Bullying: The Musical, which is a TAPIT New Works project. 3rd and 4th grades will be going later.
v Both principals are participating in The Breakthrough Coach, where they spend time in each classroom.
v Discretionary money for Dream Camp was requested.
Literacy Network Fundraiser:
v Darby Puglielli reported on the Read-a-thon and put forward the idea of putting together a team at Marquette.
v Pledges can be made via the Literacy Network’s website.
v Backpack mail will also be used to promote the fundraiser.
v It goes from 2/27-3/5.
v The proceeds will be split between the Barrymore and Loon.
v The Barrymore will promote the event and hold ticket sales.
v It is already listed online.
v More promotion is needed, including backpack mail and flyers going up at local businesses.
v Discussion of how to get lower-income families to the event was had, including setting up a voucher system at the Will-Call window or having a comp list.
v The fundraising dinner is being catered by the Underground Food Collective, and will consist of a taco bar at Marquette.
v It will run from 5:00-7:30 with the meal from 5:30-7:00.
v Help is needed with PR.
v Tickets could potentially be purchased via backpack mail.
v The cooking is donated, are materials also being donated?
v Underground Food Collective will let us use their kitchen for snack prep.
v Healthy Snack will start up again next year, after everything gets put in place.
v Fundraising is the focus right now.
(There was also a massive digression into a discussion of the school gardens.)
Family Fun Night:
v We need to set a date, possibly moving it into May, either the 6th or the 13th.
Fundraising Open Discussion:
v The letter of appeal was discussed.
v Volunteers are needed to make calls to 5 families apiece.
v Material would go out by 2/11.
v A letter to the community will go out via backpack mail.
v Envelopes will be sent along with the fundraising letter to make donation simpler.