January 6, 2015 Minutes

Sloan PTO General Assembly Meeting

January 6, 2015; 7:00 PM

WELCOME:  The meeting was called to order by President Jennifer Taylor at 7:04 PM.

ATTENDANCE:  In addition to PTO Members present, the meeting was also attended by President Jennifer Taylor, Vice President Pam Rowell, Secretary Debby Rhea, and Co-Secretary Megan Ciaramitaro.

NOVEMBER MEETING MINUTES:  The Minutes from the November 11, 2014 General Assembly Meeting were approved by a unanimous vote.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  Outback Ray will be returning to Sloan for an assembly tied to the Wild about Reading program on Thursday, January 15.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about and interact with a wide variety of interesting wild animals.  The PTO is still looking for an assembly to bring to school on Field Day in May and may pursue something new, such as a magician.

RECENT ACTIVITIES:  A listing of recent and upcoming activities was provided by President Jennifer Taylor.  Since the last General Assembly Meeting, the PTO has sponsored a Crafty Shack class, Winter Homeroom Parties, Mother-Daughter Rock-n-Roller Skate Night, Family Movie Night, the Staff Holiday Luncheon, and Holiday Shop.  Activities coming between now and the March 2 meeting include Spirit Sales, Science Night, the Box Tops Contest, the Science & Art Fair and Bake Sale, Valentine’s Day treats, and two new Spring Fundraisers.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:  Discussion transpired regarding upcoming Board Officer and Committee Chair elections on April 10th.  All Officers’ positions will be vacant, as the terms of current Board Members are coming to an end on June 5.  Additionally, all Committee Chair positions will be open.  In order to generate interest from the Membership in assuming these roles, a Nomination Letter will be coming home soon with students.  During the course of this discussion, those present also talked loosely about ways to encourage more participation and involvement from the PTO families so that our organization can continue to grow, evolve, and remain fresh, including the possibility of:  reintroducing daytime meetings; reintroducing incentives for attending meetings; featuring guest speakers at meetings again; encouraging greater attendance at meetings by Committee Chairs; setting a 2 year term limit on Committee Chair positions; rotating Committee Chair positions; using NEW  volunteers to assist with committee activities and work; hosting a casual, off-site social event for PTO Members, such as a coffee outing; and holding an adults-only night out for PTO Members.

CLOSING:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:58.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM.

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