September 13, 2017
Meeting called to order followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by Alice Kimmel, President.
Guest Speaker Elana West, Learwood’s “Avon Lake Big Kids Closet Resale”
Learwood Fundraiser October 21st 8am-12noon
If paying PTA member $25 for 10x10 space, non members $35
Only other fundraiser is concession stand
Admission fee and selling space go directly to Learwood PTA.
Sizes 4 up to adult, sports equipment, shoes, electronics, rugs, furniture etc. are acceptable.
Principal’s Report – Mr. Moore
Great Start to a new year. communications in many forms, twitter, Instagram, Facebook, remind, weekly emails, district webpage.
New Staff Members-Julie Norris, all day kindergarten. Betty Butts, librarian. Erin Monnot, Intervention Specialist Tutor. Grace Kaufmann, Tutor. Von Franke and Kandice Carson, nurses
Westview is a Title 1 school, purpose is to ensure all children have fair and equal opportunity to high quality education – extra support in forms of tutors.
Golden Paw change- Westview PAWS, monthly character traits to recognize and focus on, monthly assembly to recognize with t-shirt, 2 students to be recognized per grade quarterly.
Marco’s Pizza Nights we received $4,800 starts on 9-19. Recently funded assemblies, partnership with PTA for new laminator, Westview PAWS posters, TV in the hallway. Previously purchased chromebooks and prizes for kids on the move.
COSI is here 9-27
Mr. Scott is looking for new people to volunteer for Building Excellent Schools Team Committee
Homecoming, Chuck E. Cheese, levy committee help, Building Excellent Schools Team Committee, PTA Wheel of Fun- 15 staff this year so far
President’s Report – Alice Kimmel
Open Committees are by laws, curriculum Liaison, staff appreciation, testing bags, legislation, Public Relations, need 2nd council delegate. Please look into heading one of these.
If volunteer for PTA function need to be a member of PTA. No Sharing of Directory information. No Cash Payments to school. Label your child’s clothing. (generic shirts and pants with elastic waistband)
Book Fair this year October during teacher conferences 10-9 through 10-12
Changing newsletter, maybe add to website or eliminate. to be discussed next meeting.
Please log your hours on the clip board. New members and old members’ introductions.
Secretary’s Report – Kim Chmiel
May Meeting minutes, Alessia Lloyd motion to approve, Jill Jones second, minutes approved
Treasurer’s Report – Jamie Diamond
Starting Budget $6741.72
Motion to pass budget Jill Jones made motion with Jennifer Tysl second
All in agreement. Budget passes
2017-18 Financial Review Committee Tara Kunzelman, Jen Weiss-Trojan, Krystle Drum
1st Vice President’s Report - Jennifer Tysl
COSI 9-27 need volunteers. Sign up genius 8-11:45a lunch is provided 12- 3:15
Homecoming October 7 no Festival but parade will happen. Route is Blessar coming down Glenview to Redwood to the high School.
We have to trailer and hay. Alessia Lloyd and Alice Kimmel to co-chair: theme will be “Westview loves CLE”
Birthday book Club taking money for books $466 donated already
School Pictures - Picture Day 10-3
Conference Lunch October 12 12-1 sign up genius to be sent out for donations
Membership 125 paid members
Head room parents list to go out
Camp Imagine basket donations due 10-20 need gift cards to local restaurants and businesses
2nd Vice President’s Report – Nikki Fach
Color Run October 20 information coming home this week
Forms due October 2
Staff and parents and teachers can purchase t-shirt $10
Box Tops collecting goal $1000.00 each box top worth .10
Traveling trophy for each winning class each month. And also individual winners.
Heinen’s and Giant Eagle rebate programs need renewed each school year.
Fun Fair in February
Meeting adjourned 8:59
Meeting called to order after the Pledge of Allegiance
Principal’s Report- Mr. Moore
Thanks for coming
Westview is Awesome slideshow
Kids and Teachers appreciate all you do
Report cards came home today, 11-9, any questions feel free to contact your teachers
Letter from Dr. Brad Cocco about accepting everyone and fostering an accepting environment
Continues here at Westview, treating others as you would like to be treated.
Color-a-thon was a huge success
Homecoming: waiting results on parade float winners
Marco’s pizza, currently in 6th place
Parent teacher conferences, if you we unable to attend, please contact your children’s teachers, they may be able to meet with you.
Avon Lake police officers spoke with 4th grade, opportunity for students to spend the day with an officer, essay written why the student would like spend day with officer.
Fire safety house for 3rd grade
Pink out spirit day was great, a lot of students and staff showed support for Piper
Student Council has a schedule for upcoming spirit days
Halloween Parade, parties were a lot of fun
3rd grade Ohio State Testing for English language arts 11-8 and 9 all online
Penny wars: $1,536.53 was raised for breakfast for service workers in Avon Lake and another project determined by Student Council.
Family Enrichment Night Monday November 14, 5:30-7:30
11-15 Photo retakes and candid shots
11-18 Fire safety Awards -6 winners
11-18 Twin day CRS collection and Movie night of Kung Fu Panda 3
11-22 Marco’s pizza and box night for grade 3 and 4
11-22 Student Council Service Workers Breakfast
11-23 through 11-25 No School and Thanksgiving
11-28 thru 12-21 MAPS testing for all grades
12-11 Barnes and Noble Day, Choir performance at 1:00, student artwork on display, scavenger hunt with prizes between 12 and 5, need gift wrapping volunteers and guest readers
12-12 thru 12-15 K-Kids toy Drive for CRS
12-13 Candy Cane Shoppe
12-13 Marco’s pizza night
12-14 PTA meeting at 9:00
12-15 Holiday music concerts 9:30 and 1:30
4 more Chrome books from Technology were available
$2,192 quote for Second Grade for a total of 8 more chrome books and software to run them
Technology is an additional tool to help them learn not the focus of learning
Email Sent out about SWOT (Avon Lake)
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
A handful of parents hopefully 1 parent from each grade to discuss things that work and things that may need improvement
President’s Report-Alice Kimmel
Need committee heads to pick up folders in PTA mailbox
If you need any forms look in PTA drop box.
2 votes by executive committee
error in budget adjusted
Homecoming Budget increase to $231.39 increase of $31.39
Mrs.Kovacs will be involved next year as after school club.
Students and parents need more information about the program.
Reflections sessions have wrapped up all all submissions due Tuesday after Thanksgiving November 29, additional entry forms are available in PTA mailbox.
Secretary’s Report-Kim Chmiel
Jill Jones motion to accept meeting minutes
Jennifer Tysl seconded motion carried
Family Enrichment night will be November 14
Treasurer’s Report-Carla Sattler
Amazon Smile account $26.00
1st Vice President’s Report- Jennifer Tysl
Yearbook new code for ordering yearbook online
Full school panoramic photo in year book this year
Drop box is clear to upload any photos from class parties, events
COSI next Thursday sign up Genius for setup and am and Pm sessions
Winter Wonderland new Theme?
Hang everything 12-12 leave up longer
Brainstorming session at Tysl house
2nd Vice President’s Report-Nikki Fach
Easter Seals Truck Friday March 31st 1:00 to April 1st 4:00
List of things that are unacceptable, tax deduction slips available
Promote throughout all of Avon Lake
Purchase a larger auction item on Black Friday
Council Delegate-Swore Brooke Norduane In
Kung Fu Panda 3
Make Pizza available next movie night, popcorn only this time.
Signup genius for who would be interested in Pizza
Donation for Pizza
Staff cookie walk sign up genius coming out
8:50 meeting adjourned
Kim Chmiel -Secretary
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