PTSO Meeting Minutes April 2019

Meeting Date:  April 4, 2019

Lynn called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m. 
Introductions of everyone in attendance, including Rickyanna Estrada from TUSD.
March meeting minutes reviewed and approved as written.

President’s Report
Lynn had nothing to report.

Principal’s Report
Dr. Aleshire reported on the following topics:
-2nd in the District in 6th, 7th and 8th grade ELA, 6th grade math and 8th grade Algebra (96.4%), 1st in the District in 7th and 8th grade math!
-AZ Merit Testing has begun with writing this week (see calendar for parents)
MSA Conference
-Going to Baltimore to accept our MSA award of Excellence for 2019 next week
Personnel Update
-Fully staffed for the 2019-20 school year.
-Both boys and girls soccer placed 2nd in the city!
Verizon Innovative Learning Grant
-Teachers have received their Ipads, we have hired an Coach for the position, congratulations to Ms. Vogel!
Summer School
-Begins June 3rd-20th (8:30-12:00)
120 incoming 6th graders
60 7th and 8th graders
-Letters going out on 4/16 to students invited to participate, first come first serve
Promotion Details
Tuesday May 21st
                Breakfast by PTSO with Movie in the cafeteria: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
                Dance hosted by Student Council in the cafeteria: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22nd
                Promotion in the U of A Recreation Center: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

School Community Liaison Report
Ms. Mosconi reported on the following:
-We are currently tutoring or mentoring approximately 306 students
-Uniform closet still needs some TLC from volunteers please! (Can take home laundry to do there, or help sort & organize)
-Marquee is getting more and more popular! This month a few UA request, etc.  At least $65 again
-Discussed parking again as it seems other schools may do it more than we do.
-Mr. Lew needing help to pay entrance fee
Should you have any questions, please call Ms. Mosconi at 225-1834 or email her at

Treasurer’s Report 
Karen reported the following:
From the budget sheet: Checking Balance - $21,857.35; Savings Balance - $4967.51; Paypal - $2724.12
Amount in checking for us to use (minus restricted funds of $9678.10) $9,678.10; Undesignated funds (we can use at our discretion) - $8985.61 (the formula was not adding savings before)

Expenses and Income
$179.33 to Dr. Aleshire PBIS golden ticket and teacher incentive auto approve
$400.00 to Musical Productions for Frog and Toad deposit approved at March meeting

$2784.12 2019 Football passes. This money needs to be held for the 2019-2020 school year (included $60 for parking)
$65.00 in Marquee birthdays, passed on at march Meeting, goes into Teacher appreciations

Requests/Deposits - Restricted Budget lines (paid into by clubs, groups at school)
Received $889.41 in candy sales money from Choir
Received $37.00 donation for Lip Sync fundraiser
Received $5.00 water sales at guitar/choir show
Check Request from Choir Booster for candy bars $750
Check Request from Choir Booster for costume/competition/ties/supplies for Lip Sync/music licenses/sheet and food celebration for choir/guitar classes $179.33

Call for reimbursements/Payment
Brain Bowl meals - haven't seen yet
Do we have receipts for car parts purchases? (this project was put on hold until next year)

Voted on $75.71 to Seth Aleshire – pizza for teachers stuffing envelopes with report cards. Budget line: Misc Hospitality

Voted on $177.31 for Jodi Gutierrez Soccer Pizza, sports budget
Voted on $19.00 for Lisa Bradford, kiln supplies, fine arts
Voted on $18.98 for Carolyn Mosconi, soap for washing uniforms, uniform budget
Distributed no vote needed PBIS $75 to Seth Aleshire

We voted to spend money on purchasing/printing 2019 Fall Football passes before end of school year.

Received $60 in marque funds, $25 chk and $35 cash.

At Beginning Choir and Guitar concert a parent asked me why we don’t push for tax credit.

PTSO Activities/New Business:
-Teacher Appreciation Week discussed and we will buy bagels & juice for Monday morning.  Cami will get and drop off juice, bagels will be ordered and paid for online and Dr. Aleshire will pick up on his way in. Cami will write messages for each day of teacher appreciation week for marquee.
-Mr. Ulmer’s letter for the street abatement issue was read aloud and discussed.  Voted to move forward Mr. Ulmer’s letter as written.  Will send it to executive board with adding Mayor and all city council members and will mail out. 
-Parking lot is dark at night—why?  Dr. Aleshire will look into it.
-School administration has been conducting fire drills and are intentionally causing issues because they’re trying to fine tune them during unexpected times.  Will be practicing more during passing periods and maybe lunch.

Next Meeting and Adjournment:
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in the school library. 
Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

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