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01/18/23 PTO Meeting Minutes

Board members in attendance: Corey Dukes, Mollie Olinyk, Krista Dunger, Judith Eveler, Miranda Budine, Corey Ryder, Jill Shiffert, Armen Hratchian, Kristin Baker

Meeting called to order 6:33 p.m.


    • NAAPID Proposal Update

      • PTO will provide the funds for the planned lunch for staff and parents. Eberwhite school will fund the author fee portion of the proposal. PTO expressed interest in brining the author in at a future date give a longer talk to parents during an evening event.

    • Green Schools Application:  Application due on March 1st.

    • Principal Update

      • Kindergarten Roundup will be Feb. 23, 6-7:30 p.m. This event will include a  Powerpoint presentation and have PTO representatives present.

  • Science Olympiad

    • Science Olympiad is a science club with a competition on May 13th. The program runs March-May 2023. The program is volunteer-led by parents and includes 12 events for 2-5th graders. There will be an upcoming parent meeting on 1/24 at 4pm and a Zoom meeting 1/25 at 6pm. Registration is online.


  • Budget. Treasurers are continuing to support Eberwhite teachers with classroom and field trip funds.

  • Will be meeting with Kristin & Armen to discuss the future of fundraising. 

  • Report out on Expenses/Budget

Spirit Wear

  • Spirit wear store is live! 

    • Sales will start on Friday, 1/20 both online and by flyer order form. Eberwhite staff requested a separate staff-only t-shirt, purchased by PTO. The final design and order is still being worked out.

    • Spirit wear fundraising

      • $1,000 typically goes to PTO fundraising. For next school year, the goal is to make spirit wear non-fundraising and sell at cost, with the option to donate spirit wear to students in need.

  • Possible fundraising strategy for 2023

    • Ideally, PTO would like to ask parents to give big twice a year (fundraising events). This plan is still in the works and would begin in 2023-2024 school year.


  • Lantern Walk (Feb. 11)

    • We think this would be best to hold this even NEXT December (2023), when the event can be held earlier in the evening (when dark) 5:30 pm. 

  • Decade dance

    • The decision is to potentially move this to April to avoid uncomfortableness with winter illness. Proposed date is April 28th. 

  • Non-fundraiser event ideas: Reading night. Family heritage night.

  • Mind Fair (Mar 1-2)

    • More volunteers are needed for the after school learning work sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays The evnet will take place on March 1-2 with posters on display in the cafeteria. The open house will take place on March 1st, in the evening for parents.

  • 2023 Fun Run 

    • PTO proposal to make it an all inclusive event and hold the event on a school day during school hours. Other schools hold fun runs during the school year to make the event more inclusive to all students.

  • Ice Cream Social (June 2)

    • Reach out to Robin to speak at the February PTO Meeting on organizing Ice Cream Social 

NEXT PTO MEETING, WED. FEB. 8th 6:30 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.

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