Minutes from 02-03-2016 Meeting

Tularcitos Elementary School PTO

PTO Meeting Minutes

February 3rd, 2016


Meeting called to order at 8:45 by Ola Rocha.

Welcome and introduction by all attendees

Principals Report-

We are going to have a writing day, based on individual grade levels. We will be looking at how the students writing is improving and where we have opportunity to grow.   Our student are 98% proficient. We will also be evaluating writing instruction and looking at how we can continue to grow.

We just had the winter concert just had and maxed our bobcat hall. We are continuing to grow and will need to start brainstorming for solutions.

We need help with the spelling bee, correcting spelling tests today at 11:15.

Treasurer’s Report- Cindy Schroeder 

As you can see from the report we got a small amount of money in from eScrip, Fro n Jo, Bucks for Bobcats, and Boxtops. Some expenses included the swim program and bus transportation. We are positive this month which is fantastic. If you have any questions feel free to contact Cindy Schroeder at cynschroed@aol.com

Approval of Minutes

Emily Frew made a motion to approve the minutes and Kristi Blakely provided a second.

LCAP – Mike Hefner

The LCAP is designed to provide school districts and their communities with more local control of school funding and make it easier to respond to the needs of their students. At the same, the LCAP makes school districts more accountable to provide the necessary programs and resources to create a level playing field for all students. Carmel Unified gets very little money from this plan compared to other schools.

We are looking at how we use this plan to set us forward , The district would like to hear from parents to   tell them what you think is working or what more we can do.

  • How do we set goals, - district, site goals, how do we bring it all together. As educators we only have pieces of the puzzle. How can we do more?

  • Smarter balance assessment. -3-11th grades. Our performance is outstanding compared to the state in Language Arts, Math, and sub groups.

  • Compared to 15 specific districts like ourselves– we are allocating more funds per student and our class sizes are smaller. But we are not #1 on the list in performance.

  • Healthy Kids Survey results show our district has lower incidents of self-reported binge drinking and bullying than the state average but slightly higher incidents of marijuana usage.

  • We will be doing a 360 survey (student, parent, and teacher) with a similar set of questions. There will be 3 community forums – Big Sur on Feb 25th, River on March 10th, and Tularcitos on March 24th around 6:30-8:00.


The last day to order your memory page for your 5th grader is this Friday the 12th.   The yearbook committee will edit and re-create your ad to make it stand out! They will enlarge photos, enhance text, and ad background images to all ads. Order your ad online today at jostens.com/yearbookads. If you do not have access to a computer or digital pictures, please contact the yearbook committee and they will assist you. They are still looking for sponsors, 100.00 per business for a business card size ad or you may purchase a memory page size for 150.00 – please reply by, March 20th Please contact Linnea at linneaterranova@awellspring.net, or Pia at pia_garneau@yahoo.com with questions. Student sponsorships are available for yearbooks, please check with Elaine. Lastly, Jostens website will list your last orders if you want to double check whether or not you have placed yours. Thank you Pia!!

Spring Fling Ola Rocha and Summer Hennessy

Meeting is immediately after this PTO meeting at 10:00. The Spring Fling will take place on April 22nd at Roux in Carmel Valley Village. We are gathering donations for this year’s Spring Fling Raffle. More info is coming soon.  If you have something to donate please contact Summer at 831-247-0406 or summer_usd@hotmail.com.  Thank you for your support!

Talent Show-Joy Smith and Ryan Peterson

We will have 50 acts this year. The dress rehearsal will be Monday the 8th, from 3:15-5:15. We will need help on Monday after school for practice. Additionally, on Tues, Wed, and Thurs we will need help from 12:30-1:15 assisting kids on where to go during the lunch time performances.  The main event with be 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, the 11th.  The taco truck is coming from 5-7:30. Will provide encouragement for parents to stay thru whole performance (not leaving after their child has performed). We will also have intermission snacks available just for the kids performing.    

Facebook Page – Ola Rocha and Summer Hennessy

We now have a Facebook page for our PTO.  Our hope is to use it as another way for our PTO to keep parents updated on events and highlight the great things our PTO supports.  If you are on facebook, it will be a great way of having more information coming your way.  Here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/tularcitos.PTO/

Reading Week- Stephanie Miller

Reading Night will be Thursday March 3rd at 6:30. Kids arrive in PJs and listen to stories read by teachers and community members. Cookies and milk provided after 

No screens week will also be that week Feb 29th thru March 4th – there will be a reading requirement in addition to no using and screens during this week.


Ways and Means Summer Hennessy

The next meeting will be March 1st

Hospitality –Lauren McPherson and Michelle Bevard. 

We will be using sign up genius again for parents to sign up for the pot luck luncheon which will take place on Monday March 7th. On Wednesday March 9th we will provide a soup and salad bar, PTO sponsored. We need crockpots if you have any you can loan. Lease contact Michelle Bevard with any questions. Odesign604@gmail.com

New Business –

Ms Grych. The Carmel Valley Spring Garden Show will be taking place at Hidden Valley on April 30th and May 1st.  The Children’s Garden offers activities and music for kids aged preschool to upper elementary. Would love to have more student entries and possibly have a class for students in the courtyard.

Next month meeting will be at March 9th instead of first Wednesday of the month.


Upcoming events

Mon, Feb 8 @ 1:15: Character Counts Assembly on Caring by 2nd Grade.  Color is Red

Mon, Feb 8 @ 3:00: Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

Thurs, Feb 11 @ 9:00-10:30: Spelling Bee Final Round

Thurs, Feb 11 @ 6:00: Talent Show

Fri, Feb 12: Minimum Day for Staff Professional Development. Students released at 12:30

Feb 15-19: No School for Feb Break



Meeting adjourned by Ola Rocha at 10:04AM