Leaders Heights PTO
Meeting - January 30, 2012
Attendance: Kathleen Breault, Tracie Conklin, Tammy Snyder, Jennifer Peterman, Kathy Grove, Beth Martin, Donna Dunkerley
I. Welcome and Introductions: Tracie Conklin
II. Guest Speaker – Jim Dierolf, Director of Dining Services for Chartwells
a. Started July 1st. All employees were offered a position and 42 out of 70
b. New federal laws will take 3 years to implement. Examples of items that
were affected this year are that the milk component has to be 1% or skim
and amount of sweetners in flavored milk had to be reduced. Also have
to provide free water in every cafeteria. Water stand placed in front of
cafeteria. Coming upchanges will include a min/max calorie count based
on age. Need 3 out of 5 of the following for it to be a reimbursable lunch:
c. Dallastown is around 24% on reduced lunch program.
d. All food is prepared onsite.
e. No soda/carbonated drinks, limits on ounces of juice w/sweetner, baked
chips only – not fried. All ice cream is lowfat and have yogart as an
f. Can set low balance notices to be sent via e-mail. Set thru nutrikid link.
g. The convenience fee is paid for paypal service. It is not charged by the
school or district.
h. Chartwells not affected by ala cart items- they get a set fee for service.
Additional sales go to the school to offset programs.
III. Secretary’s Report: Donna Dunkerley. Approved by Tammy Snyder, and
Tracie Conklin 2nd.
IV. Treasurer’s Report: Tammy Snyder
a. Assembly expense will put us over budget by $150 so we need to vote.
Everyone voted in favor. No one voted against.
b. Ag Lab will cost about $1500.
c. Classroom allotment to teachers for 3 & 4 marking periods. We have not
historically done this, but Tammy thinks it would be a nice gesture since
we did decrease the amount that we gave each teacher at the beginning of
last year from $40 to $25 each - $25 each teacher/$20 for specials. Tracie
Conklin made motion to accept 3 charges, Cathy Grove 2nd the motion.
V. Principal’s Report: Chip Patterson
VI. Discussion Items:
a. Executive Board held a meeting to resolve an issue. Issue has been
b. PAG meeting – Katy and Donna
i. Budget committee has been put in place. Trying to balace budget
without increasing taxes, but have to use fund balance. Still would
have a $2.5 mil shortfall. Taking a look at teachers, programs, etc.
ii. A number of computers have to be replaced. Need to do so after
they are 7 years old.
iii. Solar panels that were installed have cut the electric bill by 27%.
iv. Smaller schools in the district will be looked at consolidation possibly
with the new budget.
c. LH and DE Roller Skating is on the 15th from 6:00pm–8:30pm.
VII. Committee Reports:
a. School Store – didn't have one last month.
b. Fundraisers – Need to have winners announced and awarded for the fall
c. Spirit wear – has been handed out. A few items are extra and can be
purchased…window clings, cinch sacks and water bottles. Mrs. Lindt
has the extra items.
d. Holiday Shop was Dec 10th. It went well and we we should be able to
use the same company next year for the gifts.
e. News Letter is done.
f. Spring Book Fair is March 6 – 9. Lais not used for the fair can be used
for May Day prizes.
g. May Day is May 5th.
VIII. Miscellaneous discussion items:
a. Dallastown Elementary would like to borrow some of our May Day
games for their May Day festival this year as well as share some of
their games with us.
b. PTO function photos for the year book – several from Covered Dish
dinner, Fall Festival and Holiday Shop have been given to Sue.
c. Representative, Matthew Doran-Youth, Family and Sports Director for
the YMCA of York and York County to attend our February meeting.
d. Still need to purchase two easy up tents – look for 8 x 8 or larger for
$100 max each.
e. Open to PTO for any items they would like to address.
Thank you all for attending our fifth PTO meeting. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, February 27th at 7pm in the LH school library.