Route 40

Elementary School

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President- Ginger Blocher
Vice President- Brittany Fazenbaker
Secretary-Jessica Beeman
Treasurer-Amy Rowe
Auditor- Jennifer French
Route 40 PTO Meeting Minutes
Monday, 09.09.2019
The Meeting was called to order by President, Ginger Blocher, at 6:02 pm on September 9, 2019. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The minutes from the August 2019 meeting from Secretary, Jessica Beeman, were reviewed. A motion to accept the minutes was made, seconded and passed. Treasurer, Amy Rowe, gave the treasurer’s report; the balance as of the meeting was $11,474.20. The budget was adjusted from the August 2019 meeting for the purchase of Student Planners, Route 40 magnets, and the Harvest Basket Tickets. A motion to accept the report was made, seconded, and passed.
Old Business
Read Minutes from the August 2019 meeting- Back to School
Budget for 2019 school year was approved
Bylaws approved
PTO Info was sent home the first week of school
Membership dues
New Business
The Emergency Management Plan and SIP was reviewed
Practiced Fire Drills, Lockdown Drills
ALICE (Active Shooter Drill) was mentioned but will not occur; however, there is talk of eventually an Elementary version statewide being implemented
School Improvement Plan-
Continuing with Orton Gillingham and Greek/Latin Roots for older students
Math Modeling & Reasoning- Explaining why 2+2=4
PBIS- No Store this year
PTO Bought magnets to sell to parents or anyone that would like one. $5/each
Master Rick Rando motivational speaker. Motion for PTO to cover the $250 cost was made, seconded, and passed
BrainPOP renewal for the whole school- motion to cover the renewal fee of approximately $350 was made, seconded, and passed
Reading A-Z is a program to assess reading levels, as well as recommend readings for students. Motion to cover the $100/teacher (for grades 1, 2, & 3 for a total of $300) was made, seconded, and passed.
Whole school Field Trip to Frozen Jr. at Mountain Ridge on September 24, 2019. Motion to cover 3 buses and admittance to the show for a grand total of $665 was made, seconded, and passed.
Halloween social- October 25, 2019 7-9:30 pm
Harvest Basket Tickets: Students who sell 25 will receive a Route 40 cinch sac, families of 2 or more students will sell 20 tickets each to receive. 50 Harvest basket tickets sold will also get a wristband.
Cinch Sacs- $353 ($1.79/each) total for 175. There are 134 students but ordering extra for people to buy
Looking for volunteers for putting Harvest Baskets together, games, and stations.
Lisa and Dale Gaumer will donate chips for walking tacos. Menu will be Walking Tacos $2.00, Hot Dog $1.00, Pizza $1.50, Chips $.50, Drinks $.50. There will be no Rita’s Ice Cream this year.
Checking with Jamie Keister about the meat for the Walking Tacos.
Hay ride will be weather pending which will be included in the letter home.
Haunted Walkway again this year.
Checking with Shelby Hutcheson for Photo Booth.
Keeping the Donut Game, possibly doing chocolate covered instead of powdered.
Cake walk: Have adults take shifts outside the classroom and charge $1.00 to participate.
Checking with Jennifer Rankin’s LEGO Team in doing STEM activities for in the Library.
Looking into a Face painter.
Possible Glow room - making bookmarks with Tide?
Separate Brainstorming/Planning Meeting for Halloween Social will be Monday, September 23rd, at 6 pm.
Next PTO Meeting is October 9th at 6 pm.
Beginning Balance$8,311.02
DateCK#DescriptionDebits (Withdrawls)Credit (Deposits)Balance
09/03/20191732School Databooks (Student Planners)$316.45 $7,994.57
09/03/20191733Ryan Savage (Rt 40 Magnets)$209.35 $7,785.22
09/06/20191734Jack Whetstone (Harvest Basket Tickets)$150.00 $7,635.22
CategoryAmount BudgetedDepositAmount Spent to DateBalance
Activities (Wellness)$200.00$200.00
Cooking Classes$500.00$500.00
Field Day$350.00$350.00
Field Trip For Buses$2,100.00$2,100.00
FSU Children's Theater (Travel to School)$600.00$600.00
Halloween Social Expense (Adj: As Funds Are Generated From Social)$2,000.00$150.00$1,850.00
School Planners$500.00$316.45$183.55
School Wide Field Trips$2,000.00$2,000.00
Special Fund$1,000.00$1,000.00
Teacher Class Room Supplies$1,100.00$1,100.00
Variety Show$300.00$300.00
Year Book$500.00$500.00
General Fund (Running Account with Funds Available)$0.00$209.35$209.35
Updated 09/08/2019