03/15/23 PTO Meeting Minutes
Meeting called to order at 6:35 p.m.
Motion to approve February 8th meeting notes. Approved.
Literacy night planning is up and running for the event on April 18th, 6-7:30 p.m.
Eberwhite has been experiencing a lot of illnesses with many staff and students out sick. Ms. Hubbard has been putting in requests for deep cleaning in affected classrooms.
Staff is starting to gear up for end of the year activities: 5th grade graduation (will happen on the last ½ day of school (breakfast, graduation, flag lowering ceremony)
Planning and scheduling for next school year. Every grade level will submit a rough budget for the next school year to help PTO budget for next school year.
Decade Dance will happen on Friday, April 28th 6-8 pm. Students will learn a different decade dance as well and an all-school dance.
Ice Cream Social:
Many volunteers needed to make this event a success! It was discussed to move this event from a paid event to a free community event starting this year.
Family Literacy Night:
April 18th. 6-7:30 p.m. PTO will be assisting with purchasing snacks, gathering volunteers for the event and recruiting celebrity readers.
Equity and PTOC:
Multicultural international nights are in the works
PTOC fundraiser is currently going on for Ann Arbor Title 1 elementary schools with a $30,000 goal
Will be extending the flower sale fundraiser one more week to try and hit our goal.
Change the structure of PTO social events to make them more equitable and fun for all students. The no-hassle fundraising strategy will start in Fall 2023 to reach the obtainable goal.
Doing ok financially with a surplus of funds carried over from Covid years.
Excited and looking forward to working with the fundraising team and staff to budget for next school year.
Sustainability Update: Bridget
Received MI Green Schools Award, flag and certificate coming, Bridget will share language for the newsletter and social media
Water fountain cups: these can be recycled; however, I wonder if the school can stop using single use cups and use just the fountain instead?
Lunch compost program going well! Shout out to the compost crew, Dave Corsa (retired teacher), lunch volunteers, and 5th grade teachers. Plan to train 4th graders to be compost crew in May so they are ready as 5th graders next year.
We are ahead of the curve! The AAPS Sustainability framework includes “piloting” composting at two elementary schools.
Meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m.
The next PTO meeting is April 19th, 6:30-8 p.m.