Iroquois Parent Teacher Team
January 27, 2011 @ 6:30 PM
A Meeting of the Iroquois West Parent Teacher Team was held on the above date at the above time in the GES cafeteria.
Heather Frank called the meeting to order.
Rita Fink read the minutes from the previous PTT meeting and Heather Frank gave the Treasurer’s report.
Mr. Keigher spoke in regard to parental concerns about the television being played at GES during the lunch periods. He explained that the television is used for viewing educational movies during the lunch periods, and that having the T.V. running seems to calm the students and gives them something to focus on while they’re eating.
Mr. Keigher informed members that Mrs. Ballard will address the issue of bullying at the next PTT meeting.
PTT Movie Night will be Friday, February 25, 2011. “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” will be shown. Mr. Keigher offered the use of the GES projector because it has an extra bright bulb and will make the viewing of the film more enjoyable. It was decided that a “snack intermission” is needed to control the constant movement of the students.
The PTT has set up “Box Top Collection Sites” throughout the Iroquois West communities; collection sites include grocery stores, banks, Post Offices, and libraries. Box Tops can also be sent to any of the schools in the district.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd – May 6th. Sign-up sheets were passed around. Volunteers are still needed to supply food for various days during the week.
Poetry Night is still in the planning stages. More information will be coming once a date is set.
PTT members discussed new ideas for fundraising. Raffling a “Bags” game, a house walk, hosting a 3-on-3 tournament, and the Best Buy Rewards Points Program were discussed. No decisions were made.
It was mentioned that the Regional Office of Education will hold its Family Fun-a-thon on Feb. 13th at Olivet Nazarene University.
Rita Fink stated that she would like to step down as co-chairperson of the PTT next year. Heather Frank will continue to act as chair, but she would like a co-chair again. Lisa McMillan will step down as secretary for next year.
The next meeting of the Iroquois West PTT will be Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM in the GES cafeteria.