Called to order at 9 am and 7pm by President, Alice Kimmel, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tru Pace was sworn in for council delegate.
Principal’s Report - Mr. Moore
Thank you for coming today and great to see some new faces.
Looking forward to another great year at Westview.
Traditions and change is good. Color walk was new last year, very successful.
Technology will be used more this year.
Mrs. Baker wrote a grant was able to purchase 5 additional chrome books
Technology night for parents September 15th. A sign up genius went out for attendance. Mr. Gerhan will focus on grades 3 and 4 Mrs. Bomback, along with Mr. Moore will focus on grades K -2.
Examples that will be discussed - Learning google classroom, compass learning, and Raz kids.
Trying to keep it to an hour with room for questions.
Communication with parents this year to include:
Remind app with emails or texts
Every Friday weekly email goes out
Westview Facebook page is under construction
District website updated this year
Mrs. Randall and Mr. Moore updating and working on the Westview Elementary webpage
Email list updating for current school list, in final stages of completion
Walk on Wednesday beginning again in October
Always open for suggestions
Presidents Report - Alice Kimmel
Open Committees - volunteers needed
Health and safety
Reflections Art (multimedia art forms including dance, organize submissions) -need 2
Financial review committee need 1 more with Tara Kunzelman and Jen Weiss-Trojan
New folders for all committee heads
Copy center rules PTA pays per year for copies
All volunteers must be PTA members, Please don’t share directory info.
For Mrs. Krajany’s safety, don’t send in cash if making any payments, send checks.
Please label all clothing. In addition, the front office is collecting generic clothing, non gender specific for kids who may get muddy or need clean clothing.
October 6 district PTA fall conference, spots available if interested in attending.
Change in Sunshine Committee per district can not make donations as a non profit. Leslie Knox is heading committee as a parent from Westview with no PTA connection, no budget.
Guest Speaker - Kristen Johnson school nurse
Heather Smith, mom of a child with severe food allergies, advocate for kids with allergies
Voluntary activities, be more mindful of allergies.
Westview will send allergy information letters home, safety measures in place with a list of acceptable snacks.
Sign up genius reminder of what food allergies are in the specific classroom.
Refer to safe snack guide, room parent to copy and paste for all parties.
Secretary’s Report - Kim Chmiel
Tara Kunzelman moved to approve May minutes, Leslie Knox seconded. All were in favor and motion passed.
Updating website, looking at possibly linking PayPal for PTA events
Treasurer’s Report – Carla Sattler
Vote on 2016-17 budget
A motion was made by Alessia Lloyd to approve the budget and Jennifer Tysl seconded, budget was approved by all.
Back to school lunch committee was successful with Subs and pasta salad.
Next Year have 1st day of school lunch instead.
Summer reading program 52 participating sky zone 30 min free jump
1 student from each grade awarded $10 Menchies gift card and $5 certificate to book fair
1st Vice President’s Report - Jennifer Tysl
Membership, 142 members, including 21 staff.
$83 extra towards Andrew Marko scholarship
$57 extra for council fund for senior scholarship
Head room parent will get list of volunteers to go out with each event to improve volunteer numbers
Head room parent meet with teacher get more parent involvement
Yearbook same price as last year $15 custom cover
Fall pics October 4 with retakes November 15 also candid day, plus 4th grade group picture
March 7 spring pictures, envelopes coming home (optional)
Camp Imagine (Cheryl Higley) reverse raffle donate a basket for raffle for camp in summer Theme: Date night cash donations and gift cards. Alessia Lloyd to handle collections.
Birthday book club due Friday October 21 to include July August, September and October birth months
COSI November 17
Rebate and spirit day – Dates and Themes to be sent out
Homecoming – October 8
Trailer secured per Jen Tysl and Hay from Huberts Landscaping
Meet at Blesser Park, students come at 10 parade stars 10:30 bring a bag of candy
List of sign up for donations, chaperone
Theme decided -Willy Wonka and the Westview Factory
2nd Vice President’s Report- Nikki Fach
10th annual Wildcat Walk/2nd Annual Color Walk
Color walk registration tonight at book fair, registration online available.
Children need to be registered to participate.
Deadline 15th to receive prize, bags, shirt and color. Only 78 students registered as of September 14.
April Fundraising with Easter Seals: Spring Cleanup, not just Westview city wide collection.
The truck gets weighed and we are paid accordingly, money stays in Cleveland.
Sports wear - due date was September 9th for orders. Extended to September 23rd
Potentially add a Spring order.
The meetings were adjourned by Alice Kimmel at 10:48 am and 8:11 pm