May 2010 PTG Minutes
May 11, 2010
Agenda: Principal Reports
Other Committee Reports
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
New Officer Elections
Mike Hertting, Lapham:
final Awards Assembly for the year was held. The
2nd graders sang.
placements are ongoing.
concerns are also ongoing and being
are some retirements pending.
to the 2nd round with the Make-A-Difference
Drama performance is 5/25 at 9:00AM and 6:45PM.
2nd graders had a field trip to Marquette.
Grade Celebration is 6/4 at 10:30, followed by a
at Tenney Park.
Andrea Kreft, Marquette:
is also experiencing more retirings and
allocations were gotten from the budget.
time has been restored.
is a new Gym teacher.
will be ESL programs and a bilingual teacher.
will be an IRT position in Literacy.
placements are ongoing.
is going great -- there is a video for
Garden is also coming along with new raised
Kudos for Family Fun Night!
Other Committee Reports:
Sandra, Arts & Culture:
that Gallery Night is 5/27 from 6-8PM.
Johnson, the Artist in Residence, is closing up her project.
will be for sale and the tiles created will be installed on
raised garden beds.
is needed for design/installation of tiles
snacks are needed for the 5/27 reception.
Backpack Mailer will be sent out about Gallery
requested volunteers to help glue photos to
Swift showed a slideshow of student involvement in the Gardens, and
how valuable they are to the overall education process and
they are to the kids.
discussion was had about how to work out the financial aspect of
Hansen be the primary educator/caretaker of the gardens.
to create a grant proposal for a Gardener-In-Residence, or to get
of parents involved to look for appropriate grants.
advocacy and participation is vital to the sustainability of
and Thursday are Gardening Nights, and all are welcome.
determination needs to be made about what sort of
was not a huge success.
targeted fundraisers more effective?
the option to order online more effective?
online announcements more effective?
Wisconsin Homegrown Holiday was appreciated for its local focus and
second biggest fundraiser after Family Fun Night.
sales are seeing diminishing interest.
fundraising maybe not as effective.
sends 1 solicitation letter, but is also seeing
a drop-off of parental interest.
are more successful than flyers.
Healthy Snack dinner raised $16-1700.
Top raised $700.
Fun Night raised $9,000 net.
Plant Sale raised $900.
targeted solicitation letter delineating PTG needs might be
the Wisconsin Fundraisers that want our business.
to the idea that events are more effective than flyers, a Fall
is being researched.
vs. Free for low-income families.
fundraiser for the arts.
will work on music.
Fiscal year starts June 1st.
PTG will have a June meeting to vote on the new budget allocations.
a calendar of fundraising events for
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon:
date of 5/20 was settled on after a number of
teachers per school are being appreciated/fed.
will provide plates/utensils/drinks.
school has $50 for the luncheon.
lasagna with Peter Robinson?
reps will handle asking for parent
reps will also ask for parent volunteers for
New Officer Elections:
Chacon, Vice President.
will be a June PTG Meeting on 6/8/10 at Lapham.
submitted, Cassandra Phoenix