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10/20/21 PTO Meeting Minutes


  1. Fun Run will be held 10/23. Two loops will be made and will be left up for additional students to run throughout the day.

  2. Nicola’s fundraiser 10/31-11/6. Tell cashier at checkout you are from Eberwhite. Last year $500 was raised for the library.

Principals Update

Tents are up for lunch until the end of November. Parent donations and especially volunteering for lunch shift supervision is a huge relief.

  1. Two AAPS schools have shut down for periods of time because of Covid cases. Washtenaw County is currently trending in the wrong direction. Schoology is getting set up and will be available early November in the event Eberwhite needs to shut down. Hopefully this will not happen.

  2. Eberwhite school was ranked #49 Elementary School in Michigan by US News and World Report

  3. Playground build was a huge success!

Teacher Update (Sarah Lindsay)

  1. Playground is awesome. Kids are happy! Parent volunteers are wonderful.

Treasurers Update 

  1. Total in bank is $35,549

  2. Since 9/15 Expenses: Total, $7801.13; Tents $5385; stipends $743.95; t-shirts 820.80; clay for art room $473.76; operating expenses $332.95; teacher appreciation $44.67

  3. Since 9/15 Income: $9616

Sustainability Update (Bridget)

  1. Goals and activities in progress will be forthcoming.

  2. Plastic bag recycle bin to be located in the school, approved by Mr. Harris.

Volunteer Update (Abby Fanelli)

  1. Amazing people have stepped up: Kim Payne, social media; Shawn Kelly, website; Christine Hubbard, garden; _______________, Take out Thursday. Thank you!!!

  2. We always have needs for volunteers please fill out Volunteer Interest Form:

Equity Update 

  1. School Equity Alliance is moving forward with bylaws.

  2. Appreciation from Bill Harris for the PTO voting for this alliance.

PTOC Update 

  1. Monthly meeting of all PTO’s from each AAPS school, open to the public.

  2. The Virtual Parent Support Fair held at the October PTO Council meeting provided parents and caregivers with the opportunity to learn about and meet with representatives from the following community organizations.

  • Ann Arbor/ Washtenaw BIPOC Moms+ Facebook Group

  • Ann Arbor Parents of People Who Are Trans

  • Arab American Advisory Group

  • Asian Pacific Islander South Asian/American Parent Advisory Group (APISA/A)

  • Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education (AAPAC)

  • Black Student Parent Support Group

  • Community Centers: Bryant

  • Mentor2Youth

  • NNMG Food Allergic Families of Ann Arbor

  • National Alliance for Mental Health

  • PFLAG Ann Arbor (Support, Education, & Advocacy for LBGTQ+ people and their families)

  • Washtenaw Literacy (LIFT)

For information about each group including contact information and volunteer opportunities, please see the link below.

Action Items

  1. Book Fair! Raised $4,000 in 2019, nothing in 2020. This fall the fair will not be happening but a smaller spring fair is potentially in the works. A volunteer is needed to take the reigns from Rachel Robinson whose children will no longer attend Eberwhite after this year. Rachel would like to train the person (people) taking over the fair this spring in a two day fair. There is a lot of information about the fair Rachel would like to pass on. Three co-chairs and several volunteers the day of the book fair are needed. Please indicate if you are interested on the Volunteer Interest Form:


Meeting adjourned 7:32 PM

10-20-21 PTO Minutes: Academics
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