Minutes from 04-02-2014 Meeting

Tularcitos Elementary School PTO



Meeting Minutes



April 2, 2014




President Robyn Rauh called meeting to order at 8:48am. Robyn introduced herself and everyone introduced himself or herself and what grades their kids were in.




Principal’s Report-Principal Ryan Peterson introduced himself. There are approximately 485 students in attendance at the school. Thank you to all who helped with the Teacher Appreciation Lunch during Conference Week. The teachers enjoyed and greatly appreciated it. Writing Day was April 1st. Teachers from the district will sit down and grade the writing tests.




There will be no STAR test this year. The new Field Test will be given. This is a test that will not be scored, and students grade 3-5 will take it. 5th Graders will take the STAR Science test in May.




The district is in the process of reviewing the parent surveys that were received. The response was overwhelmingly positive.




Treasurer’s Report- This month eScrip brought in income of $1,386 and Bucks for Bobcats brought in $180. Expenses this month included Swim program for $3,000 and 4th Grade Field Trip for $4,200.




Minutes Approval-Emily Frew made a motion to approve minutes from February 2014 Meeting. Unanimous vote was made to approve minutes.




Art Docent- Art Docent is entering the last week of it’s program. Next, students will focus on preparing for the Open House and Art Show. There have been several discussions on how to improve the program. Suggestions include having a Lead Docent for each grade level and provide a stipend to each Lead Docent of $1,000.  Under the Lead Docent will be Assistant Docents for each class. More information and results will be announced in the upcoming month.




Spring Fling-This year’s Coordinator is Joy Smith. The Spring Fling will be at Hidden Valley on Friday, April 25, 2014. This year’s theme is “Spring in the Sahara”. There will be food and silent auction. Class baskets for silent auction are optional this year. Volunteers are needed, please contact Joy Smith. Donation letters were sent out. Anyone knowing a business willing to donate, please contact Joy Smith.




Hospitality-Thank you to all those who helped during Teacher Appreciation Lunch. The Staff Appreciation Lunch will be May 2nd. Information regarding volunteer yard duty and what will be needed will be sent out through Room Parents.




Yearbook-This year’s Coordinators are Pia Garneau and Linnea Terrranova. The committee is looking to sell 125 more yearbooks! The price is $15.




Committee Sign-Up and New Board- Interested in becoming a Board Member or Committee Coordinator? Contact Robyn Rauh. Elections will be at the May PTO Meeting.




New Business-PTO Budget for next year will be voted on at May PTO Meeting.




Starting the first week in April, the Carmel Valley Swim Club will begin. Kids can sign up for lessons or the swim team. Monterey Bay Swim Club instructors will be helping with swim team and lessons. 




Upcoming Events:  April 14-18 Spring Break



                                  April 25-Spring Fling at Hidden Valley




Meeting adjourned at 9:43am by President Robyn Rauh.