PTO Meeting Minutes: March 16th at 8PM

Spirit Rising: Easter Basket Initiative

There is a need for 75 baskets this year which is significantly more than what was needed in past years. Courtney is creating the signupgenius to collect items for the baskets as well as providing information for monetary donations. Middle School students and a few volunteers will be stuffing baskets on April 8th in the morning. Sandra, Anna, Courtney will be there to help as well.  All items for baskets will be due on April 4th. A signupgenius will also circulate solely to Meeting for the 75 baskets and bags of grass. They have been super supportive of the Spirit Rising efforts in the past.

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-May 6

Since every POD collected money and provided lunch and stocked the lounge, we are now going to focus on collecting funds for teacher appreciation week. We have a little over $1,000 already allocated from a generous alumni donation. At our April 11th meeting, we will nail down what will be given on each day (lunch, flowers, gift cards, etc).

Earth Day/Campus Beautification Event: April 22, 3-5:30PM

We are going to have activities set up around campus for students and families to participate in. They currently include FRIENDship Rock painting to create a kindness rock garden, a guest reader reading Earth Day books to small groups of students, planting seeds in biodegradable pots to take home, trash clean up, Middle School students will have a snack booth setup, and Anna will coordinate with Danny on what simple campus projects can be completed. We will have the bubble machine set up and sidewalk chalk and other outdoor fun! Any and all other ideas are appreciated. A signupgenius will go around next week to get parent volunteers to join a committee to help with this event and the Day of Giving Celebration event.

Day of Giving Celebration: May 21

A signupgenius will circulate next week for parents to volunteer to help with the Earth Day event as well as the Day of Giving celebration. We will be asking for volunteers to help collect items from the community for a silent auction. Anna will create and share a google drive spreadsheet so that volunteers can record items collected. All items will need to be to the school by May 9th which will also coincide with our May PTO meeting. Baskets and auction will be set up during that following week and an online auction will go live on May 16th and will run until the day of the event. On May 21st bidding will end for items and people will be able to take them home that day.

Anna will also be reserving blow ups, live music, and a food truck or catering aspect. We will also be asking for parent volunteers to help host and setup for the event. Anna will coordinate with Candice on a few other details like ticket sales, etc.

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