Leaders Heights PTO
Meeting - November 14, 2011
Attendance: Tracie Conklin, Katy Breault, Donna Dunkerley, Tammy Snyder, Beth Martin, Chip Patterson, Jenn Peterman and Amber Isett
I. Welcome and Introductions: Tracie Conklin
II. Secretary’s Report: Donna Dunkerley
Cathy Grove approved, Tammy Snyder 2nd
III. Treasurer’s Report: Tammy Snyder
a. Almost $8,000 was raised with the fall fundraiser.
b. There are new forms for invoices to make it easier to keep track. The
forms can be found on the LH website.
Donna Dunkerley approved, Tracie Conklin 2nd
IV. Principal’s Report: Chip Patterson
a. Sign up for conferences if you have not.
b. Make sure you keep itemized receipts. A board member is really
checking into expenses. Remember the PTO is a tax-exempt
organization so use the tax-exempt number to avoid taxes on purchases.
c. Teachers in K-3 are not to discuss the Penn State situation. The topic is
being diverted back to parents.
d. Dallastown Area volunteers do not go through a clearance.
Administrators feel that they have a close relationship with parents, and
it also avoids potential issues with guest speakers and assembly
presenters. Parents are not left alone with children until parents are well
known in the school. However, with the Penn State situation, there may
be some more stringent requirements in the future.
V. Discussion Items:
a. Fall Festival was a success. Paper in the future will be more specific
about needing to sign up prior to the event. Teachers were pleased with
the way their classrooms were left.
b. Clothing/spirit item forms are due Thursday, November 17. Order
should go in by that Monday. Water bottles will be ordered for the
students as a holiday gift from the PTO.
c. Items that that PTO would like to purchase for the school:
i. Easy up tents – still need to purchase two.
ii. Playground equipment was installed. We were billed $850-
substantially less than other quotes. Kids love it.
VI. Committee Reports:
a. School Store is busy. May need more volunteers.
i. Fall fundraiser awards are to be figured out & announced.
ii. York Revolution would like us to do fundraiser. Tickets will be $6
each, with LH PTO getting $3 for every sale.
iii. Five Below suggested that we pick a week and announce to school
that every sale would give us 10%. Maybe we could do it the week
of December 11thto target the holiday season. Tammy Snyder made
the motion, Cathy Grove 2nd. All in favor.
c. Holiday Shop isDec 10. Breakfast for a buck again, and a blurb will
be put in the intermediate newsletter. Looking for help from 5thgrade
d. News Letter – Email info to Tracie. Will go out December 1st.
e. Fall Book Fair is Nov 18-22 and is getting set up tomorrow. Wear
green on Friday, and backward shirt on Monday. Goal is around $3500
for total sales.
f. Hospitality – gift taken care of for Mr. Reever.
g. Pictures for yearbook are being taken care of by Mrs. Lindt & Mrs.
Beck-Adams. They are overseeing the project, but parents can forward
pictures to school. Maybe homeroom parents can coordinate.
VII. Miscellaneous discussion items:
a. Do we want to hold a December meeting? Most voted no, but we can move up the one in January if needed.
b. Representative for the new cafeteria service is to visit at the next PTO meeting. Should have 6-8 questions prepared to make it worth his time.
c. Parent/Teacher conferences are on 11/21 and 11/22. Parents will get a conference report instead of a report card. If you can't make the conference, report will be sent home the following Tuesday.
d. No School (Thanksgiving break) – 11/22-11/28
e. Open to PTO for any items they would like to address:
i. Please make sure the hospitality chairman is aware of Ms. Lindt day
Thank you all for attending our fourth PTO meeting. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, January 30that 7pm in the LH school library.