Minutes for September 25, 2014

October 2, 2014

IWPTT Minutes for September 25, 2014

  1. The meeting was brought to order at 5:33pm.
  2. Jenny Leonard, Treasurer, reported that the PTT account had $1,641.47. $201.47 was allocated to purchase glowsticks for Movie Night and $1,640.00 was to be distributed evenly to each school. A total of $288.00 was set aside for each school. Discussed considering e-mailing schools to ask for proposals for funds/needs instead of evenly distributing. PTT will take a vote on this next year. Mr. Hawkins noted that DES spent their money on iPads and computer programs.
  3. Jen Kraft, Secretary, read minutes from May 14, 2014.
  4. Officers were elected for 2014/2015 school year. Krissy Rhodes and Kara Meents were elected Co-Chairs of the IWPTT. Jenny Leonard will continue her role as Treasurer and Jen Kraft will stay on as Secretary.
  5. Discussed committee sign ups and chairpersons for 2014/2015 events. Lisa McMillan will head Conference meals.
  6. Walk-A-Thon is not going to be headed by the PTT this fall due to time constraints. In the past, this served to be a good fundraiser and is likely to be run by the PTT in the future. Jenny Leonard suggested sending out info for a fall 2015 “Welcome Back Walk-A-Thon” with registration packets. Trixie Pankey also suggested sending membership forms with registration packets. Discussed possibly having students who raise a certain amount receive a t-shirt. Thawville is already doing their own walk/run this year because the PTT didn’t have enough volunteers to head it. Mr. Harkins suggested doing one in the spring. Filly Chavez mentioned that she would be interested in coordinating a future Walk-A-Thon with the help of KCC students from student activities, student councils, student boards, etc. She noted that these students are always seeking volunteer opportunities to give back and it would be a good fit because we already have a cooperative with KCC. It was decided that we would still try to set a date for a Walk in the spring. Possibly offering incentives for Top Sellers, such as iTunes gift cards.
  7. Discussed possible fundraising ideas. Kara Meents looked into multiple possibilities including:
    1. A Mom’s Night Out event at Inside Out in Gilman. Tickets would have to be sold in advance and the cost of each would be determined by the PTT.   A possible date would be October 18th, but there was concern that there wouldn’t be enough time to prepare.
    2. Iroquois Print would make “IW Mom” shirts and sell them to the PTT. PTT would then be able to set a new price for the shirts and sell them at local events.
    3. Krispy Kreme fundraiser – 50% profit. 25 dozen minimum must be sold. Volunteers would have to go to Bloomington for pick up. Application is online and order forms can be printed directly from the Krispy Kreme website.
    4. Ford Drive for Your School- PTT would receive $20/drive with a limit of $6,000. Discussed possibly hosting a drive during Old Boys.
    5. Sell cookies at games.
  8. Raelene Honeycutt suggested a Pay It Forward Auction
  9. Trixie suggested starting some social events for new moms/moms of kindergarteners to the district. Krissy suggested a Trunk or Treat.
  10. No date was set for Movie Night. Krissy will contact Mr. Ehmen for a few dates.
  11. Discussed whether or not we need volunteers to run concessions at Family Read Night. No decision was made.
  12. Discussed setting up a face painting table at IW Homecoming football game on Friday, October 3rd. Volunteers are needed.
  13. The next IWPTT meeting will be in November. The official date is TBD.
  14. Meeting adjourned.
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IWPTT Minutes for May 14, 2014

May 16, 2014
  1. The meeting was brought to order at 6:05 by Krissy Rhodes.
  2. Jen Kraft, Secretary, read the minutes from February 19, 2014.
  3. Treasurer’s report read by Krissy Rhodes. $260 will be given to each building, which is up from $225 last year. This will leave $341.47 for next year’s IWPTT start up.
  4. Jen Kraft reported on the school carnival raffle table organized by the PTT. No totals were given yet, but overall it went well. Items that went over well were noted for next year. Discussed whether or not to include 25 cent items next year, as they didn’t go over as well. Mrs. Deb Talbert suggested keeping a few for those students that only have few dollars to spend.
  5. Trixie Pankey headed Teacher Appreciation meals. Building principals sent out thanks for all of the great food. Teachers who attended tonight’s meeting also expressed their gratitude.
  6. There is still no chair yet for BoxTops. Those interested can contact Krissy or Raelene, Co-Chairs of IWPTT.
  7. Discussed finding volunteers for 2014/2015 School Registration. PTT is looking for volunteers to help with table set up, work a shift for event sign-ups, and to put together new teacher baskets. Also discussed putting together a couple of backpacks filled with school supplies and raffling them off at the table. Krissy will be sending out sign-ups via e-mail. Considered having BoxTops sign-ups at registration table for parents willing to help cut BoxTops.
  8. There were no correspondences from teachers, principals, or staff.  
  9. Krissy will check PTT e-mails this summer.
  10. The next IWPTT meeting will be held in September. Official date TBD.
  11. Meeting adjourned at 6:20.

IWPTT Minutes for February 19, 2014

February 20, 2014

IWPTT Minutes for February 19, 2014

  1. The meeting was brought to order at 6:05pm by Krissy Rhodes.
  2. No Treasurer’s report available.
  3. Jen Kraft, Secretary, read minutes from September 26, 2013.
  4. Krissy thanked Sara Pree for her efforts with recent Pom Pom sales.
  5. BoxTops Chair Jenni  McTaggart is stepping down.  PTT is seeking a new chair.  Those interested can contact Krissy or Raelene, Co-Chairs of IWPTT.
  6. BoxTops Totals are as follows:
    1. DES Spring 2013 $454.00 earned
    2. DES Christmas 2013 $469.50 earned
    3. DES Jan/Feb 2014 $45.00 earned
    4. GES Spring 2013 $643.20 earned
    5. GES  Christmas 2013 $1,224.40 earned – Mrs. Denton’s 2B won honors of duct taping Ms. Fancher
    6. GES Jan/Feb 2014 $195.00 earned
    7. Trixie Pankey suggested having a parent sign up in each classroom at the beginning of the year to be responsible for cutting class BoxTops. 
    8. Discussed assigning an e-mail checker for PTT e-mail to ensure all e-mails are promptly addressed.  Kara Meents volunteered to check until the end of February and Trixie Pankey offered to cover through the end of the school year.
    9. Our last Movie Night was a huge success!  Co-Chairs Kara Meents and Katie Fowler are looking for more volunteers for upcoming K-5th Grade Movie Night (Friday, February 28th 6-8pm at IWMS Gym).  A one call now will be sent requesting more volunteers.  Discussed possibility of having High School students/groups help out with chaperoning Movie Night event.  Krissy Rhodes was going to look into this.  Heather Frank will be in charge of concession candy and food.
    10. The PTT is collecting items and monetary donations for the raffle table at the upcoming school carnival (Friday, March 7th).  A sign-up sheet for working at the raffle table will be sent to all PTT members via e-mail.
    11. Trixie Boma spoke about the e-mails she will soon be sending regarding Teacher Appreciation Week.
    12. The next IWPTT meeting will be in April.  Official date TBD. 
    13. Meeting adjourned 6:45pm.

 

 


IWPTT Minutes for September 26, 2013

October 2, 2013

IWPTT Minutes for September 26, 2013

  1.  The meeting was brought to order at 6:35pm by Heather Frank, Co-Chair of the IWPTT.
  2. Heather noted that she and her Co-Chair, Stacy Reed will no longer be leading the PTT as Co-Chairs.  Raelene Honeycutt and Krissy Rhodes volunteered to fill the Co-Chair positions.
  3. Secretary was filled by Jen Kraft.  Former Secretary, Bonnie Bloomquist, resigned from the position at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
  4. There will only be one fall PTT meeting, as committee meetings will replace formal meetings.
  5. The previous minutes from April 4, 2013 were read by Co-Chair Stacy Reed.
  6. Treasury balance is $450.65.  Some of this money will be used to pay for a few prizes for the upcoming Walk-A-Thon on October 23rd at 2pm at each school.  Rain Date will be October 30th.

Prizes: 

1st Place (Student that collects the most money) – $150 VISA Gift Card

2nd Place – $100 VISA Gift Card

Family that collects the most money – prize TBD

  1. May 1st, 2013 Walk-A-Thon Recap – A Huge Success!  $225 went to each school from the PTT Fund.  Money raised was spent on Smart Boards, projectors, and other technology.

Money Raised

High School – $2,148.00

Middle School – $2,215.00

Upper Elementary – $2,367.55

Gilman Elementary – $2,556.67  

Danforth Elementary – $2,123.00

  1. Movie Night set for November 15th .
  2. Family Reading Night is set for November 21st .  Heather Frank will head the concession stand.   
  3. Chairs were assigned to each event for the 2013-2014 school year.

Teacher Appreciation – Trixie Pankey

Spring Carnival – Jen Kraft, Kara Meents, and Rachel Zick

Walk-A-Thon – Stacy Reed and Lisa Hanson

Parent/Teacher Conference Dinners – Lisa McMillan

E-mail Contacts Updates – Trixie Pankey

Family Reading Night Concession Stand – Heather Frank

Movie Night – Kara Meents and Katie Fowler

Box Tops – Jenny McTaggart and Brooke Wilms

IWPTT Website – Amanda Gerdes

  1. There will not be any basket raffles this year at Open House.  It was noted that more money was raised from other IWPTT fundraisers.
  2. Mr. Harkins was at the meeting and encouraged ALL to follow IW on Twitter.  Go to iwest.k12.il.us to see what administrators are tweeting.  Mr. Keigher added that it gives you a conversation to have with your child.  Mr. Harkins also mentioned that CAMP 911 was a big hit for 2nd and 3rd graders.  Thanks to ALL volunteers.
  3. Thawville is looking for VOLUNTEERS.  Look for a mass e-mail about this opportunity from the IWPTT.
  4. The meeting was adjourned by Heather Frank at 7:30pm.
  5. Box Tops Committee met after the meeting to discuss promotions.

IW is planning a Walk a Thon!!!

April 26, 2013

IW is planning a Walk a Thon!!!

All parents/guardians should have received information in the last few days from your child about the IW Walk a Thon that is planned during school on Wed. May 1st. (This is not the same as the Raider Run planned for May 18th for the community). This is a district wide event from Pre K- 12th grade. We are hoping for a great response from this to aid in our district’s technology program. With cuts being made every year, we do not want our kids to get behind in our ever changing world of technology due to lack of funding. We are hoping to give our district help in funding the technology that is needed for our students to continue to compete in today’s world. Please help us by getting pledges to make this a huge success for out district. All money raised will go back to your child’s school to be used for their technology program. 

If you would like to help with this event, please email us. Much needs to be done to make this a successful day 
for our district!

Thank you!!

Iroquois West Parent Teacher Team


IWPTT Minutes for April 4, 2013

April 26, 2013

IWPTT Minutes for April 4, 2013

1. The meeting was brought to order at 6:40pm by Stacy Reed, Co-Chair of the IWPTT.
2. The previous minutes from Feb. 28th were read by Secretary, Bonnie Bloomquist. The treasury balance remains the same at $1879.60
3. Carnival: The carnival was a blast and a great success!
4. Walk-a-thon: Is set for May 1st. There will be a winning family prize, a winning class prize, and winning student prize. We will wait until after the event to purchase prizes. Letters will be sent home with students on April 11th. We will do a press release to advertise the event to the community.
5. Teacher appreciation: Sign-ups are looking good!
6. Box Tops: Each school has their own goal.
Danforth: 2000
Gilman: 5000
Thawville: 1000
7. Secretary Position: Open immediately. We need to fill this position as well as Heather Frank’s position as Co-Chair.
8. This was the last meeting of the year
9. 2013-2014 School registration: We need volunteers for: Table Set-up, book bag raffle, event sign-ups, new teacher basket

The meeting was adjourned by Heather Frank at 7:21pm


Minutes from February 28th Meeting

April 3, 2013

IWPTT Minutes for February 28, 2013

The meeting was brought to order at 6:35 by Stacy Reed, Co-Chair of the IWPTT. Jenny Leonard, Treasurer, read the starting balance on the account which was $1396.10. After movie night, the ending balance is $1879.60. The previous minutes from January 24, 2013 were read by Secretary, Bonnie Bloomquist.

1. Movie Night: Total profit made after expenses was $483.50
2. Kiss the Pig: The profit from all three schools totaled $2,222 and was a huge success! The students and staff absolutely loved it!
3. Carnival: March 15th 6-8pm. Volunteer sign-up sheets have been sent out as well as pop and cake walk donation fliers to help support this family fun night and fundraiser. Jenn Kraft is continuing to collect basket raffle items and has a good start so far.
4. Walk-a-thon: Heather Frank will be meeting with the principals about incentives and who the checks are to be made out to. The fundraiser is set for May 1st at 2pm with a rain date of May 8th. The goal is $20,000
5. Teacher Appreciation: May 6-10th Sign-ups are going great. We need about 16 more people to bring food.
6. The next meeting is set for April 4th 6:30pm at GES.

Meeting Adjourned at 7pm by Stacy Reed.