PTT Meeting 10.30.18

October 30, 2018

There will be a PTT meeting tonight, October 30th at 5:30pm at Gilman Elementary.  Hope to see you all there!


Minutes of the Meeting of 09.19.18

October 30, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 6:00pm by Co-President Erica Wahls.

Those in attendance were Erica Wahls, Missy Leydens, Elisha Kissee-Wilson, Lynn McIntyre, Hilda Miranda, Janet Reyes.

In the absence of the secretary and treasurer, previous meeting no treasurer’s report or previous meeting minutes were presented.

New business items discussed:

  • Definition of PTT
  • Ideas for Fundraisers and Community Building Activities
    • Auction at Inside Out
    • Youth Basketball Concessions
    • Family Reading Night
    • Apparel Sales
    • 4th of July
    • Registration
    • Bake Sale on Super Saturday
    • Raffle Baskets
    • Art Club Paint Party
    • Picture w/ Santa
    • 5k walk/run
    • Blood Drive
    • Glow Dodgeball
    • Make your own Slime
    • Halloween Event
    • Trivia Night
    • Golf Cart Scavenger Hunt
  • Parent-Teacher Conference Meals
  • Fall Movie Night
    • Next movie night set for Friday November 2, 2018
  • Family Reading Night Concessions
  • Trunk-or-Treat Event
    • Set for Friday October 27, 2018

The meeting adjourned at 6:53pm.

Minutes of the Meeting of 03.22.2018

April 24, 2018

Call to Order

The Meeting was called to order by President, Kara Meents at 6:30PM in the Gilman Elementary computer lab.

President Meents introduced all members present.

Secretary’s Minutes

Minutes of the January 18, 2018 meeting were read aloud.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Maggie Matthews shared that current balance was $794.63.

Old Business

Open Officer Positions

Previously, president, Kara Meents and secretary, Jen Kraft gave notice they’d be stepping down from their positions. Lynn McIntyre and Erica Wahls were nominated and elected as co-presidents and Amanda Toohill was nominated and elected as secretary.

Spring Movie Night

Spring movie night will be rescheduled to April 13, 2018.

Spring Carnival

Deb Talbert extended thanks to the PTT for their help with the carnival.

New Business

New Officers

Outgoing President Meents extended congratulations to new officers.

Upcoming Events

The Hometown Burger sale will take place 08/18/2018. Missy Leydens is heading the event. Volunteers are needed.

Teacher Appreciation Week is 05/07-05/11/18. All but 15 meal slots have been filled. Gift ideas were discussed and request emails will be going out.
Kara Meents will contact each building regarding their interest in participating in the Walk-a-thon.

Spring/Summer fundraisers ideas were brought up and various members are looking to those options. Ideas for further discussion: Another Fourth of July stop sign fundraiser, youth soccer concessions, bags tournament at the Onarga Fourth of July celebration.

Next Meeting and Adjournment

The next meeting is to take place April 26, 2018 at 5:30PM at Gilman Elementary. Teacher appreciation gifts will be assembled.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35PM.

Minutes of January 18, 2018

March 22, 2018


Iroquois West Parent Teacher Team

January 18, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Call to Order

The Meeting was  called to order by President, Kara Meents.

Secretary’s Minutes

President Meents read the minutes of the November 30, 2017 meeting.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Maggie Matthews was not present.  No Treasurer’s Report was presented.

Old Business

Open Officer Positions

The Secretary and President positions were both open.  There were no volunteers for the open President position.  Amanda Toohill volunteered for the Secretary position.

Youth Basketball Concessions

Due to lack of volunteers, PTT opted out of basketball concessions in Danforth and allowed other organizations to take those over.

Kids Paint Night

Nothing was scheduled as of the meeting date.

New Business

Upcoming Events

Spring Movie Night will be held at the Middle School on 03/21/2018 with President Meents overseeing the event.

At the time of the meeting, the date for the elementary carnival had not been set.  Jen Kraft has headed the PTT table at the event for years and is seeking someone to take over.  Kraft is willing to train someone.

Walk-a-thon fundraisers will take place late spring.

The Hometown Burger sale will take place 08/18/2018. Volunteers are needed.


Ideas for fundraising were presented but would need further research and administrative approval.

Next Meeting and Adjournment

The next meeting is to take place March 22, 2018 at 6:30PM at Gilman Elementary.


Minutes of Meeting 11.30.17

January 11, 2018

November 30, 2017 Minutes PTT Meeting

  • Meeting opened by president Kara Meents
  • Kara Meents read secretary minutes from last meeting
  • Maggie Matthews read treasurer’s report showing a balance of $434.63
    • Maggie shared the profit from each event thus far
      • $297.23 Movie Night
      • $17.58 FRN
    • Old Business was discussed and it was made know again that the president and secretary positions were open.
    • New Business was discussed
      • Brooke Wilms will pick a date and contact NHS students soon.
      • Winter fundraising ideas were shared by Kara
        • Kids paint night: Kara was going to contact Megan Ulrichs (president of art club) – Amanda Toohill and Maggie Albrecht volunteered to co-chair this event.
        • Youth basketball concessions was discussed – no one volunteered
        • Glow Dodgeball was discussed for middle schoolers – Trixie and Maggie Albrecht volunteered to co-chair this event.
      • Next meeting will be Jan 18, 6:30 at GES cafe.

Minutes of IWPTT Meeting 03.23.17

March 26, 2017

IWPTT Minutes for March 23, 2017

  1. The meeting was called to order at 6:35pm by President Kara Meents.

  2. Jen Kraft, Secretary, read the minutes from November 9, 2016.

Treasurer’s Report
was read by Kara Meents – With Raider Apparel Sales, two Movie Nights, Elf Calls, Boys and Girls Basketball Concessions, and Family Reading Night, the PTT profited $2,182.50.

Old Business:

PTT held many recent events that could not have
been successful without all of our parent volunteers.  These events included: Raider Apparel Sales, two Movie Nights, Elf Calls, Boys and Girls Basketball Concessions, Family Reading Night, and the School Carnival Raffle.

PTT also donated two cases of water to DES for Family

New Business:


– Kara will find out if the building Principals are interested in holding a Walk-A-Thon this year.  A chairperson is still needed.  The PTT would get the paperwork out.  Each school would pick their own date.  We would need parents to help with counting money
and possibly volunteering at the event.  Trixie Pankey already has the flyer.  Flyers would just need to be printed and distributed.  Brooke Willms suggested top sellers get a ride to school in a fire truck.  An iPod for the top “seller” was also discussed.
Those in attendance voted on the fire truck ride.  Brooke also said she would be willing to donate donuts to the class of the winning student.  These would be delivered by the firemen on the day of the ride to school.  Kara will e-mail Trixie to see if she
would contact the fire department about the incentive.

Teacher Appreciation Meals
– Trixie (Chair) – Only 5 openings left!

Meeting adjourned.

Next Meeting TBD

Minutes of 10.19.16 Meeting

January 6, 2017
IWPTT Minutes for October 19, 2016

  1. The meeting was called to order at 6:35pm by President Kara Meents.

  2. Jen Kraft, Secretary, read the minutes from January 13, 2016.

Treasurer’s Report

  1. Current Balance – $2,171.76 .  Usually we split it amongst districts.  This year we will give money in one lump sum to one building.  More discussion to follow.

Voting of new Board Members – Treasurer – Jenny Leonard is stepping down as Treasurer.  Trixie Pankey made a motion to accept Maggie Matthews as new Treasurer.  Katie Fowler seconded the motion.  Krissy Rhodes and Kara Meents will also stay on the account for signing checks.

Old Business

  1. Registration table in August had a great response.  Lots of volunteer spots were filled.  Rita Fink won a $25 gift card to Dollar General for signing up to volunteer.

  2. We also had representation at Open House with an IWPTT Table.

New Business

  1. This year, IWPTT will be giving money raised from last year to one building in one lump sum.  Kara sent out an application to all principals in the district.  Each district can submit their wish list.  Applications are due at the end of the month.  We will review applications at our next meeting on November 9th.  This will give members a say in where/how money raised is being dispersed.

  2. Movie Night is this Friday, October 21st.  We usually have about 150-200 and we’re pretty much on track.  Kara has purchased food/drinks from Best Supermarket.  Ice Age Collision Course will be played.  Our volunteer sheets for Movie Nights are filled.

  3. Family Reading Night – November 17th.  We will be doing concessions again this year.  We only have one volunteer signed up so we discussed having a group of confirmation kids help out.  Trixie will check with her church to see if they would be interested in sending volunteers.

  4. Mr. Keigher wants to donate a Harry Potter picture on behalf of the Upper Elementary to IWPTT to raise money.  An artist created the picture at the Upper Elementary School.  Kara is asking for ideas on how to promote it.  Katie offered to take a picture of it and send it to Kara.

  5. Kara will talk with Jenni McTaggart about getting an American Girl Doll for a future raffle.

  6. Apparel Order through Jamie McElroy – Krissy Rhodes will head our next apparel order.   Krissy will find out how much time is needed before orders need to be placed in order to get orders back by Christmas.

  7. There are still a few apparel items left from sales last year.  Trixie recommended doing a raffle at our upcoming Movie Night.  Katie will cut the papers for the drawing and make a poster explaining the raffle.

  8. Chairs

  1. Trixie Pankey will be chairing Teacher Appreciation.

  2. Lisa McMillan will organize Parent/Teacher Conference meals.

  3. Kara and Katie will take care of organizing Movie Nights.

  4. Kara will head Family Reading Night Concessions.

  5. Jen Kraft will chair the Spring Carnival Raffle Table.

  1. Kara discussed holding a dance to raise money.  Discussion on this will continue so that we can be sure to offer more to the Upper Elementary School students.

   10.  The next PTT meeting is set for Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30pm

in the GES cafeteria.

   11.  The meeting adjourned at 7:15pm.