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Minutes 03/14/2011

Crete Monee Early Learning Center

PTO Meeting Minutes

Monday, March 14, 2011


Members Present: Jessica Johnson, Sara Meadows, Shelly Porpora, Robert and Natalie Watts,  Jeannie Groen, Paul Kovacevich,  and Dawn Hawkins.

I.              Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Jessica Johnson at 6:35 p.m.

II.           Approval of Minutes

The minutes from February were approved.

III.             Director’s Report

Mr. Paul Kovacevich-

Mr. K. mentioned that there is no AMK class tomorrow.  Next Wednesday there will be a parent workshop on discipline.  Next Thursday is Grandparent/Special Person’s Day.  A wheelchair has been secured.  A power point picture show will be playing for the grandparents to view during the reception.  Next Monday at the Board meeting, the Healthy Living committee from the ELC, will be giving a presentation.  The ELC will be applying for one grant this year.  The deadline is April 14th.  We are expecting that the ELC will get the grant, but there is always the chance of budget cuts.  We are expecting that the number of classrooms will stay the same and transportation will not be provided unless that child has an IEP.


State Accountability Monitoring Visit- Every class will be visited by the state for the full 2 ½ hours.  The state will be looking at files, eligibility, screening, etc. and schools will be rated in many different areas.    


IV.               Board Member Reports

 President-Jessica Johnson

Next month is nominations.


Vice President- Jeannie Groen- No report.


Secretary-  Sara Meadows – No report


Treasurer- Shelly Porpora- reported that the checking account balance is $5,739.77.


Faculty Representative- Tammi Winter- Not in attendance


V.         Chairperson Report


The Fuddruckers Night was the 23rd from 1-9 at the Matteson location. We did not have the profit amount.


Book Fair-

Big success- Teachers each received $75 worth of books.  The total sale was $1474 and estimated profit was $866.31.

Box Tops for Education- the school should be receiving a check for $510.10.


Paint-a-Block- Discussed decorating the courtyard with individual blocks that students can decorate.


Recycling- The company sent in 10 buttons and bracelets.


VI.       Old Business

Grandparents/Special Person’s Day will be Thursday, March 24, 2011.  The PTO will purchase the cookies and punch.  The teachers will organize the activity.  Since many grandparents don’t know the name of their grandchild’s teacher, we will try to develop a master class list off all students and teachers.  A slide show will also be playing during the reception part of the program.  Teachers may also decorate with art work that the students made.  Jess will type up the invite and Mr. K. will secure a wheelchair.  LeAnn will start the coffee in the morning.  We are looking for volunteers for this event.



VII.          New Business-

Field Day will be Friday, May 20, 2011.We will pick out medals as a prize again this year.  Snack will be cheese-its and pretzels as a backup for students who have milk allergies.  We will also buy Capri suns for the drink.  The classes will have different color T-shirts again this year.  The PTO will buy students and Mr. K. will buy staff and volunteer shirts.


John Rogers- At the District PTO meeting, he mentioned the possibility of having PTO parents register their children for school on a VIP day.  He is trying to find ways for more parents to get involved.


Hop-Skip-Jump Day- The students really enjoyed this day!


Spring Sing will be coming up on May.




VIII.             Upcoming Dates

3/24- Grandparents Day

3/25- AM attends

3/28- Spring Break Begins

4/4- School Resumes- PTO meeting 6:30

4/14 & 4/15- Kindergarten Registration

4/22- No School


IX.            Adjournment- Jessica adjourned the meeting at 7:30pm.

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