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    Leptondale PTO Meeting

    Wednesday, January 08, 2020

     

    Meeting began at 7:01pm

    Present were Kim Trozzi, Carin Foster, Lisa Kopp, JoAnn Jusino, Rebecca D’Addio, Jenn Weber, Krista Alley-Marino and Marisol Wager.  Mr. Brown and Sarah Watts were absent from the meeting.

    Kim Trozzi began with a report from Mr. Brown.  He loved the Chinese acrobat assembly and thanked PTO for purchasing for the school before the December holiday. State testing dates-ELA  March 25 & 26 Math April 21st 22nd  and 4th grade Science May 20th May 21st and June 1st  will be the written portion.

     

    Financial report – given by J Jusino

    Current balance $15,788.15

    Received $127.50 from Shoparoo (November)

    Received $81.80 from School Tool Box

    Received $833.20 from Box Tops (3/2/19-11/1/19)

    Received $678 from Lifetouch (Fall 2019)

    -Made profit of $204 for Spiritwear Day on 11/14/19

    -Craft Night  loss $76.09 – next year we would like to increase entrance fee from $3 to $5 per crafter

    -Vendor Blender profit $530 (14 vendors=$350; 50/50=$31; raffles= $149) 12/6/19

    -Holiday Shop profit $800

    -Movie Fundraiser profit $177

    -school store profit of approx. $277 (Nov/Dec)

    Spent $800 on Holiday Staff luncheon

    Spent $50 on a new Keurig for the main office

     

    Box Tops –So far we have made $822.80 on the new app

     

                            Shoparoo- approximately $75 on the app

     

    New fundraiser –   Clynk program partnered with Hannaford Supermarkets.  You request a bag and you fill it with recyclable bottles. Bring it to Hannaford, scan the bar code pre printed on the bag and money will automatically go to leptondale pto. CLYNK does not keep any of the recyclable money, they make money on selling the bags $1.75/10bags).  We will make money by submitting bottles that have had a deposit paid at the time of purchase in NYS. No liquid in the bottles but caps are ok. With the single use plastic ban bag coming in March, we may want to sell reusable bags for spring spirit wear sale.  

     Volunteer Opportunities  - Lucky Bingo 3/13/20 Volunteers are needed to check bingo cards.  Also donations are needed.  If you  have a business and would like to donate please let us know.  In the past we have received donations from Bees Oil, Tantillo Farms.

    Yearbook is now accepting dedications for your 6th grader.  The cost is $10/dedication.   Baby pictures are also being collected for 6th grade.  Mrs. Trozzi has created a 6th grade Facebook page for parents to upload pictures for the end of the year slideshow.

     Valentine Heart grams $1 each

     Jump for jammies - February 28th after school.   1st-6th Grade.  The cost will be $10 a student and a donation of a new pair of pajamas  for a school aged child.  The money collected will be split with LES PE program.  The pajamas collected will be given to low income Leptondale families first then the rest will be donated to Angels of Light or another charity.

     March 6th Mix match crazy day.

     March 13th – Lucky bingo – Different themed prizes for kids per game.

     Lucky grams – will be handed out Mar 17

     Talent show – March 27

     Science Fair April 17th  

     Next PTO meeting will be held March 5th

     Meeting ends 7:37 pm

     

     

    LEPTONDALE PTO MEETING

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    7:05pm start PTO meeting

    All officers present except for Rebecca D’Addio and Kim Trozzi

    Financial report

    -Made profit of $99 for Team Sports Day on 10/10/19

    -Boo Bash-spent $2,320; made $834 less $50 custodians= $1436   loss  - not considered a loss because of the kids were excited about it

    -Fall Book Fair-total sales $5500-we get 25% $1375.00 profit – thank you all so much

    -school store profit of approx. $150 since September

    -Boo-grams - $481 profit 

    -Spirit wear-$204 profit -

    Spent $89.73 on a rolling cart for indoor recess supplies donated by Mrs. Warren 

    Mr. Zupans last day was 10/31/19-PTO purchased a $50 gift card and $100 gift card for Mrs. Post since she is out ill -

    Volunteer Opportunities  - Craft Night 11/22/19 and Holiday Shop 12/2-12/4/19 – we have volunteer sign up papers at the meeting– if you have any time to spare either one or both

    Box Tops – we just submitted box tops totaling $455-we will be receiving check in a few months.  So far we have made $134.80 on the new app – that number is low because a lot of the products are all digital.

    Vendor Blender – we have 10 vendors signed up so far with more to come.  We currently will have Mojilife, Perfectly Post, Norwex, (2) Paparazzi, Lularoe, 31, Color Street-Friday 12/6/19 from 7-9pm.  If you know any vendors or you are vendor let us know and we can give you more information.

    We have received requests from parents to do a mother/son or father/daughter dance or someone special dance.  We are not opposed to doing this, but right now we do not have anyone that has time to head this.  If there is a parent interested in spear heading this event please let us know.  – Mr. Brown says just from experience my daughters building does this and does not go well. All fathers stand on the wall and daughters run all over the place. Unless you talk to DJ and have them really interact with the kids.  Lisa Kopp says this is why we don’t have Halloween dance anymore- kids screaming and running. We take time to decorate and within 10 minutes kids are ripping stuff off the wall. Jen Weber says once we realized how much fun the kids had at the Boo Bash we decided to scrap the Halloween dance. Nickole Stoner asks what about spaghetti dinner. Lisa Kopp says we are busy with all the events that we currently run, but if parents want to get involved and spear head an event we would support them .  Jen Weber suggested  limiting  certain grades maybe do like grades 1-3  

    SPIRIT WEEK – Jenn  Weber apologized for holding spirit week and red ribbon week back to back … maybe next year we do it during schoolwide spirit week or in wintertime when dreary weather.

    Krista Alley has advised us that she would like to join our Executive Board.  We will be starting her as a co chair for School Store.  – A vote was held to vote Krista in as co chair for School Store.   Unanimous vote

    Principals report – Steam Night is coming up, will be held from 4:30-5:30 – trying to do an activity a little earlier – trying to get more people and parent involvement

    Fundraiser PBIS pancake fundraiser  is $7 NOV 16th – Applebees – 8-10am

    Buddy bench – Cael Atkins – who is us eagle scout to put the buddy bench in – the intent for the Buddy Bench is for kids who are playing by themselves to sit on the bench encouraging other kids to come over and play

    Thursday Nov 7 – emergency dismissal 2:45 – shelter in place drill will take place – level 1 in café

    Table talk drill – will do that Jan 8th with safety team in Mr. Browns office – throw out scenario and we look at our emergency plan and make sure everything is covered in that plan. Run by orange county sheriff and orange county emergency services.

    Question by Lindsey Bowman – What happened to the bottlecaps collected for a bench?  Mr. Brown says  we were duped – we had kids collect the bottlecaps, but the company neglected to inform us that it would cost the school  $1,000 dollars for shipping and we would need to provide a flat bed truck to deliver the bench to the school .  The bench would also not going to come assembled.   We are going to buy a recycled bench that can be delivered for the school.

    Question by Renee DeGroat – I haven’t found morning announcement on the website are they up there?   Mr. Brown says they should be let me look into this.  The morning news  started on our third week of the school year.  

    Jenn Weber suggests “UGLY SWEATER CAROLING KAROKE FAMILY FUN NIGHT” – geared toward holiday think of possibilities for next year.

    Lisa Kopp asks if anyone wants to volunteer to run a table on Craft Night? Does anyone have time to run them?  Nickole Stoner says they are doing a table.   

     Upcoming Events

    11/14/19            Spirit wear Day (no charge) –

    11/22/19            Lifetouch retake day – also group pictures

    11/22/19            Craft Night

    12/2/19-12/4/19 Holiday Shop

    12/6/19              Vendor Blender

    12/27/19            movie fundraiser at Showtime Cinemas – Spies In Disguise 9:00am ish

     

    Kendra Yustein says that she has found this course on child abduction that kids can go to . Both her girls have taken this course.  They learned what to do if someone approaches and how to get away from them?   All sorts of scenarios. Could that be something that we do with some sort of charge to bring their kids to come to that? I was thinking it was completely amazing and go over with my kids and what would you do. Lisa Kopp asks if it is for kids or parents?   Kendra says they have some self defense stuff for parents. The scary part is the NY is #1 for human trafficking.   Mr. Brown says I think there was a company and program here before my time.  We did it in another building and taught kids about self-defense – we would have to talk to the company and what they say to the kids.  There is a fine line that sometimes I am not comfortable with – sometimes they don’t talk to kids, they do a lot of other things that say things that are meant well but it may just be a volunteer and may scare some kids.  I have two daughters and like to educate my kids in a way that they are comfortable with it and not feeling any anxiety.  Kendra says the course was called  COBRA defense  and it seemed very cop like.  Mr. Brown says we used to do it during phys ed.  I would like to sit with that person and talk to them before setting anything up. Lisa Kopp asks if Kendra knows if there Is a minimum number of students?  She suggests maybe setting up this class in the evening for parents/kids and sell pizza. 

     

     

    October 1, 2019

    Leptondale PTO Meeting

    All officers present except for Jenn Weber

    7:05 start PTO meeting

    Introductions:  Rebecca D’Addio- Jenn Weber is not here, she is doing cheer in the gym. Kim Trozzi Incentives. Sarah Watts-Sunshine – involved for 4 years.  Does a little bit of everything- Book fair, wherever she is needed.   Lisa Kopp Secretary – has a daughter in 4th grade and son in 10th been involved since son was in Kindergarten.  Involved for a long time. Joann Jusino – been with PTO for 7 years has a  son in 3rd grade and daughter in Middle School.  Carin Foster- fundraising – work together as a team.  Has a son in 3rd and daughter in 1st.   Marisol Wager-1st year.

    Rebecca – sign in sheets on radiator with volunteer activities – also looking for future PTO members – shadow a current board member.  Can work together and eventually take the lead on particular events.

    Current funds. $16,053.51 in checking, $1080.98 in savings

    Mrs. Winter does books. She does due diligence for us for taking care of books.  PTO purchased a $50 gift card for her as a thank you.

    Welcome back gifts for the teachers depend on the year. Last year PTO gave gift bags, this year we did amazon gift cards 22 teachers x $25 dollar gift cards=$550.00. Bus drivers received gift bags as a welcome back  (wipes, chapstick, tissues, lifesavers, gum, Advil).  The gift bags makes them feel special. We spent $130 restocking  playground carts for the kids, all sorts of stuff for outdoors. Middle of school year those carts get wiped – we replenish them for the kids.

    Fundraiser- fall. If you don’t want to be bothered with order forms we appreciate direct donation if you don’t want to fundraise.   We received $1,120.00 in direct donations as of 9/30/19

    Fall mum sale Kim Trozzi takes care of that with wholesaler in New Paltz.  We sold 253 received $1708.00 in profit.

    Bake sale for open houses-made $151.54 profit

    Taco & tie dye welcome back party – Sarah’s sisters friend owns a restaurant in New Paltz and provided food for a buffet of tacos.  Kids then went outside and tie dyed the shirts.  We lost about $900.00 for this event.  We sold about 200 shirts but have approx 200 more to sell.  We are selling pre tied dyed shirts for $20 at Mrs. Tozzi’s desk

    Volunteer opportunities – We have a sign up sheet -Boo Bash OCT 11 – event outside in the back – we have bubble bus and tumble bus – partys ala carte will be selling snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy and water.  A Leptondale family does hot dog cart. Tickets will be for sale for $1 – Kim will sell tickets when you come in – try to do an hour on the lower playground and then line up kids to go up the hill and have parents who donate and decorate a table – we used to do trunk or treat got over whelming.  We are looking for donations of nut free candy.

    BOX tops went digital – if we reach 1500 by June we will throw a school wide movie party – Concern about the box tops losing money because it is now digital.

    Vendor blender – Dec 6 th Friday – do it in the all-purpose room – 25 for a table bring your own table and set it up for 2-3 hours depending on how many volume of people. Really fun people come 25-30 – 1 or 2 of each vendor –

     PTO page on FB for reminders, flyers that come home and upcoming events

    UPCOMING events  10/8-fall picture day, 10/10-Team Sports Day (pay $1), 10/11/19-Boo Bash, 10/28/19-11/1/19-Fall Book Fair, 10/31/19-Boo Gram delivery

    Mr. Brown – Principal report – thank you for coming please spread the word. We do have the best PTO the most supportive they do anything for kids – ladies and gentlemen can help never an ego what can we do for the kids. They are absolutely to work for with – even if you sign up for one activity that is huge you don’t have to do every event.  The more people we have involved the more it will help our kids. Bunch of things to go over opening school year has been awesome. 5th and 6th grades are now switching classes this year.  We changed their program a lot – 5th and 6th , loving classes. Content specialty model. Kids in 5th grade have these briefcases that every kid has. They walk around and own it and they love it. Behavior in grades 5 and 6 have improved because they are moving around.  They get squirrely but we have had no behavior issues because they are moving around instead of sitting and we are very proud of that. We kicked off the year with bucket filling assembly.  The premise is everyone holds an invisible bucket.  Kids can either be a bucket  filler or a bucket dipper.  Every teacher has an embrace the bucket T-shirt. 

    Mrs. Giammarco has retired in June and Mrs. Hoyt is now intervention specialist and hopefully she will stay on

    Safety wise – 8 fire drills and 1 lock down – 8 done by Dec 1st – lockdown went phemomenal – involve Mr. Brown, Mrs. Hoyt and head custodian. It is a drill very creepy 500 kids not say a word -pretty amazing. Check the doors and make sure they are working and functional, and talk to about what is working and what isn’t.  We are the only building in the district that does not tell staff when those drills are happening.   If they know when it is happening it is not going to be real.   Mr. Brown says that when he taught 4th  grade, they would advise the staff before a drill and he would preparing  for the drills.  We conducted a drill during a lunch period since fires can happen when in lunch. Each room has a blue bag containing class lists, first aid kit and solar blankets.  Every teacher carries them out for fire drills and recess.   Last thing for safety table drill we work Orange County sheriff to give us a scenarios and we come up with a plan and we look for holes and gap.   Table top drill in a month – just teachers sitting around and looking at our safety plan.

    Attendance has been off the charts 97-98% - talked a lot of absences deem a student chronic more than 18 days a year.  Spread the word - make sure they are here and happy and I think they are.

     

    Snack pack program. There are students in our building and go home to nothing –We have donations from families from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.  They donate food to our small food pantry in the school.  One of the 5th and 6th grade jobs is to pack the bags.  Kids will pick up the backpacks to bring home Friday afternoons.  We send home enough food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.  The kids bring the empty backpacks to school on Monday.   We will accept food donations.  We will take anything except fresh fruit/veggies.  We take granola bars, snacks, yogurts,  pop tarts,  canned meals.  It is a situation that is sad but true.   Last year we had between 20-25 kids participate in the snack pack program.  It will probably going to grow to 30-35 –Please check expiration dates before donating.   

    Mr. Brown will be putting up videos on Twitter-lesrocks!

    Question: Did we get new SROs? Yes We have new one.  Officers Perry and White.  They are good guys and get it and the kids love them.   They are really supposed to be here to protect us but they also talk to students as a positive role model

    Question:   Do the kids have their jobs yet 5th & 6th?  5th and 6th grade students can apply for a job in the school.  They have opportunities to help kids in the younger grades, postal service, paws news network, school store helpers.  They have to interview and to do a resume.   The jobs show responsibility.  This program runs like clock work they just do it by them selves.  They do a tremendous job.  We finalized the list today so jobs will start next week.

    Enrollment is going down – We had 550 kids last year and we are down to 407 this year.  Our new  kindergarten classes have approx.  12 kids in each class.  Lower class sizes in the  lower grades.  Plattekill and Ostrander are higher in lower grade and lower in higher grades.  Ostrander has 450 students and Plattekill approx. 390.

    In the next years 20 percent of Leptondale’s  staff can retire maintaining class sizes. We are the only district that has quarterly meetings on our population.

     Question:  Isn’t the median age in wallkill 60? Yes

    Question: What is the average class size? 22-23

    Meeting end time 7:50

  • Leptondale PTO Meeting Minutes - Monday April 29, 2019

    Meeting began at 8:04pm after the 2019/2020 Budget Presentation by Mr. Castle and Mr. Divincenzi.  Mr. Brown read the nomination. The Executive Board for Leptondale PTO 2019/2020 will be:

    Rebecca D’Addio – President

    Jennifer Weber – Vice President

    JoAnn Jusino – Treasurer

    Lisa Kopp – Secretary

    Fundraising – Carin Foster

    Incentives – Kim Trozzi

    Sunshine – Sarah Watts

    Lindsey Bowman was nominated as fundraising co-chair and Marisol Wager was nominated as secretary co-chair.  Marisol will be running the Leptondale PTO website for our group next year.

    Our current funds are $17,444.81

    We have signed a contract for the School Tool Box for summer school supply sales again this year.  We made $131 profit last year, and good feedback from parents who ordered school supply boxes last year.

    We received a check for $1,060.00 from the “old PTO” who sold Leptondale 50th anniversary bricks in 2009.  We have deposited this money is a separate account aside from our checking account as we may want to use these funds for a special event or program. 

    We received a check for $1,098.80 for our 2019 Winter Box Tops challenge.  BoxTops for Education will be changing their program to be completely digital by the end of next year.  Students will still be able to turn in clipped Box Tops from participating products as long as they are not expired.  We will start advertising before the school year is out on the upcoming changes. Eventually, in order to participate in BoxTops, you will need to download a phone app and scan grocery receipts, similar to the way Shoparoo currently works. 

    We received a check in the amount of $447.00 from Hannaford Helps

    We spent $250 to reimburse 5th grade teachers for 5th grade Fun Day

    We spent approximately $450.00 on staff appreciation week.  We are celebrating this on Tuesday May 7. Instead of purchasing food for the staff to celebrate, we are having a school supply “buffet”.  Teachers will get to pick a ticket which will tell them how many items they can choose from the buffet. We have asked the teachers for common classroom items which they usually need to replenish by spring time.  We have made small bundles of school supplies for teachers. Non teaching staff will receive scratch off lottery cards.

    Lifetouch spring pictures will be done tomorrow, April 30, 2019. Sibling pictures are allowed, just make a note on your Lifetouch form.

    Maggie Gottfried and Carin Foster will be running GotSneakers from 5/13/219-6/17/19.  A box will be set up in the lobby to collect all styles of footwear including new, used and unwearable shoes and rubber soccer and baseball cleats.  GotSneakers will pay $1.00 for every pair of wearable sneakers or rubber soccer cleats. They will pay $.10 per pair of all other styles and conditions of footwear.

    Spring Book Fair – buy 1 get 1 free sale will be held Tuesday 5/7/19-Thursday 5/9/19.  Volunteers are still needed 

    Science Fair will be held 5/22/19 from 4:30-5:30pm.  The 6th grade will be having a Vex robot battle from 3:30-4:30 in the gym, and the science fair will be held on the opposite side of the gym.  We currently have 14 participants signed up for science fair.  

    Upcoming Events

    5/23/19 Spring Fling (changed from 5/24/19)  6pm-8pm

    6/14/19  6th grade celebration (luau theme)

    Principals Report

    Math state testing is coming this week.  This year we have a 30% opt out rate, which is 10% lower than last year.  

    There were some issues in NYS with CBT (computer based testing).  Our 6th grade took state tests on Chromebooks this year.  Our school did not seem to have any issues.  

    Mrs. Giammarco only has 2 months of school left before her retirement.  Mr. Brown would like the PTO’s help in planning something special for her in June. 

     

    The meeting ended at 8:36pm

     

     

    Leptondale PTO Meeting Minutes - March 5, 2019

    The meeting was called to order by Rebecca Randolph at 7:08pm

    Absent from the meeting were Mr Brown

    -current balance $12,268.60 

     -$720 from Lifetouch Spring 2018 pics 

     $391.45 from Heart Grams

    $169.20 from Mismatch/Crazy Hair Day

    $520 profit-$260  to PTO/PE & 63 pairs of PJ’s collected from Jump 4 Jammies – Kids in the backpack and Christmas programs will receive pajamas with a letter from PTO/PE teachers.  We will reach out to Plattekill and Ostrander Elementary’s to get sizes needed for any PJ’s that are leftover. 

    Spent $108.13 BFG 4th grade books

    Parents/PTO voted unanimously to give a scholarship in the amount of $300 for the PTO Art Award to a senior graduating this June from Wallkill High School.  

    Box Top Winning classrooms for the Winter challenge that ended March 1 are Costa, Reynolds, Passaro, Hoyt, Rawlins, Beecher, Croce.  Each classroom will be given a popcorn and juice party.

    We made $0 profit at the Coffee and Canvas fundraiser due to lack of participation. 

    Operation Treats 4 Troops will be starting ASAP-PTO and  5th grade teachers are working together to collect donations for local troops deployed.  A box will be in the lobby until April 1 for donations. 

    Upcoming Events

    Lucky Bingo 3/8/19

    Talent Show 4/5/19 – showtime is 6:00pm.  Performers need to arrive by 5:30pm. 26 acts approx. 2 minutes each.

    Spring Pics 4/23/19 (date TBD as we may not have school due to unused snow days 

    Sprint Book Fair 5/7-5/9/19 0 We need volunteers

     Next meeting will be 5/7/19-budget presentation and PTO nominations for 2019/2020

    Meeting adjourned at 7:51pm

     

     

    Leptondale PTO Meeting Minutes  - January 8, 2019

    The meeting was called to order by Jenn Weber at 7:06pm

    Absent from the meeting were Mr Brown

    -current funds $11.658.12 + $1037.40 check received for BoxTops Fall 2018 challenge 

    -Craft Night profit  $105.00

    -Vendor Blender profit $815 ($575/vendors + $240 raffles)

    Holiday Shop profit $2,323.08 ($5704.90-$3381.82 )

    Movie Fundraiser profit $478 ($1078 - $600)

    School Store profit (Sept-Jan)  Loss ($1.58) 

    We spent $725 on annual holiday staff luncheon held on 12/19/18

    -Box Tops Winter Challenge ends March 1-1 class per grade will win a popcorn and juice party.  Green Lego themed sheets went home with students. Please be sure students names are labeled on the Box Top Sheets or ziplock baggies

    -we will be doing “heart-grams” for Valentines Day.  $1.00 per Heart-Gram which will include a lollipop and a message.  Marisol Wager and Lindsey Bowman volunteered to collect Heart-Gram messages, attach them to lollipops and deliver them back to school separated by class on Feb 13.  Heart-Grams will be handed out on Feb 14.

    Coffee and Canvas fundraiser to be held 3/1/19 at Uptiquing Art Studio in Pine Bush-7-9 pm.  The cost will be $40 per person ($20 per person will be donated to PTO). This class is for adults only.  We will consider doing a painting class for students/parents after the fundraiser on Mar 1 is done.

     PTO Sponsored 6th grade field trip to Splashdown has been booked for June 13.

    Yearbooks are now on sale now.  Flyers will be coming home soon.  We will be keeping the cost of the yearbook at $20 (online orders)/$23 (paper orders).  The upcharge for hardcover or personalization has been increased from $5 to $6 as the price for these upcharges have increased from Lifetouch. 

    6th grade yearbook dedications will be sold again this year for $10.00.

    The NYS Association for health, physical education and Dance, Inc is no longer promoting any school based fundraising sponsored by American Heart Association.  This means that we will no longer be holding our annual “Jumpathon.” In lieu of doing the Jumpathon, Leptondale PTO is teaming up with Leptondale’s Physical Education Department will be holding “Jump for Jammies” for grades 1-6 on February 22 from 3:00-4:30pm.  This will be run similar to our annual Jumpathon. There will be a $10 entry fee per jumper. The profits will be split between PTO and Leptondale Phys Ed Dept. We are also asking that every jumper brings an unworn pair of Pajama’s to be donated to charity. 

    We will be holding Lucky Bingo on March 8 this year.  We will be preselling tickets this year for this event to ensure safely and avoid overcrowding.  This will also allow us to better plan prizes. The entry fee will be $5.00. Every ticket sold will guarantee a seat and a set of bingo cards.  

    We are planning to hold “Prize A Day in May” again.  We will be selling raffle tickets for $5.00/ea. Each student must purchase a minimum of 1 ticket to be included in the drawing.  We will call 1 winner a day each school day of May. Each prize will have a minimum value of $25.00. If anyone is interested in donating to the raffle, please speak with a member of the PTO.

    We will be holding our Spring Fling again this year.  The date is scheduled for May 24 (raindate of 5/31). We will be having 2 by 2 zoo, henna, face painting, Tumblebus and will be selling snowcones, popcorn and hot dogs. 

    This Friday, 1/11/19 the PTO is sponsoring a great assembly “Dinosaurs Rock”.  Make sure to ask your kids how they liked it! 

    Next meeting will be 3/5/19

    Meeting adjourned at 7:51pm

     

     

    Leptondale PTO Meeting Minutes - November 7, 2018

    The meeting was called to order by Rebecca Randolph at 7:02pm

    Absent from the meeting were Jenn Weber

    Current Funds: $5,717.61. After the deposit is made of the below items, we will have approximately $13,165.76 in the bank

    Team Sports Day profit $208.00

    Boo Grams profit - $572.00-Thank you to Marla McKenna and Marisol Wager for facilitating this fundraiser for us.

    Book Fair profit $1,572.17-$6,800 in total book fair sales.  We can choose to receive 25% of sales in cash or 50% of sales in scholastic dollars.  We chose to take the cash.

    Spiritwear profit $844.55

    Boo Bash loss $1,053.00

    Box Top Winners of the Fall 2018 challenge-Murphy, Lesczynski, Hanke, Bell, Taliaferro, Zupan, Winter. This challenge raised approximately $978.00.  We will receive payment after 1/1/19.  Rebecca Randolph will coordinate cider/donut parties for winning classes with teachers.

    Sip and Paint PTO Fundraiser-We are looking into holding a fundraiser of this type either at Leptondale (All Purpose Room) or at Uptiquing in Pine Bush. The cost will be $40/per person.  PTO will make 50% of sales.  We may call it Canvas, Coffee and Cookies or Family Paint Night.  We are looking at  possibly holding the event 2/22/19.  More info to come.

    Craft Night-Friday, Nov 16 5:30-8:00pm - so far we have 12 different craft tables to be run by volunteers. Admission will be $3 per crafter and PTO will be selling light snacks and water.

    Vendor Blender-Friday, Dec 7 7:00-9:00pm - A night of shopping open to the publc. Vendors are charged $25/table, and raffle tickets will be sold.  So far 12 vendors are confirmed.  Lindsey Bowman suggested advance raffle ticket sales which we will look into

     Principals Report-Mr. Brown

    We have had a great start to the school year thus far. Leptondale is fortunate to have a PTO that is so supportive of everyone in the building.  The school has had 10 safety drills since the start of school, 2 lockdown drills, 1 weather drill and 8 fire drills with at least 6 more drills planned by the end of the school year.  We have 2 Safety Patrol Officers at Leptondale this year and they are working out better than Mr. Brown could have hoped for.  Officer Julius Anglero and Deputy Robert Detoro are developing wonderful relationships with the students.  State testing will be April 2-3 and May 1-2.  Sixth grade will again do computer based testing.  Leptondale has the lowest opt out rate in the district (42% ElA and 39% Math) and also has the highest scores in the district.  State guidelines have changed this year.  The “No Child  Left Behind” Act has now been replaced with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This act focuses on student attendance.  If a student is absent 18 or more days a year it is equivalent to 10% which is considered chronically absent.  Schools are now scored from 1-3 (with 3 being the best).  At this time, Leptondale has scored a 95.3% attendance rate (score of 2), which is good.  Parents know to keep students at home if they are sick.  Two 6th grade students will be in charge of collecting bottlecaps such as caps for water bottles.  These students have found a company in Indiana that will make a bench out of recycled bottlecaps that are collected and sent to them.  More information will be sent out regarding the collection.

    Upcoming Events

    11/14/18               Spiritwear Day (No Charge)

    11/16/18                                Craft Night

    11/30/18                                Lifetouch retake day (with groups)

    12/3-12/5/18         Holiday Shop

    12/28/18                                Showtime Cinema Fundraiser – Mary Poppins $7/each

    Next meeting will be 1/8/19

    Meeting adjourned at 7:49pm

     

    Leptondale PTO Meeting Minutes

    October 2, 2018

    The meeting was called to order by Rebecca Randolph at 7:09pm

    Absent from the meeting were Mr. Brown, Joann Jusino

     

    Current Funds: $6,395.72.

    Fundraiser profit - $3,577.20

    Fall Mum sale profit - $1,221.75

    Open House Bake Sale profit - $153.00

    2017/2018 Shoparoo profit - $273.35

    School Tool Box profit - $132.02-we have also fed 15 families with the sale of these boxes

    Direct donation update - $970.00 as of today

    We will be holding our first schoolwide Boo Bash party on Friday 10/12/18 from 4-6:00 pm. We will have the Bubble Bus, Balloon twister, 2x2 Zoo and will have hot dogs, water and chips available for purchase.   Students will trick or treat in costume to different outdoor stations.

    We will not be having a welcome back ice cream party/Gear Up party this year

    Picture Day will be held on 10/9/18. We are using Lifetouch again who has recently partnered with Shutterfly.  If you place your photo package order online you will receive a coupon for a free 8x8 photo book from Shutterfly.

    Team Sports Day will be Thursday 10/11/18. Students can pay $1 to wear their favorite sports team hat or jersey to school.

    Fall Book Fair will be held 10/29/18-11/2/18 on the stage

    Craft Night will be held Friday, 11/16/18. We are in need of volunteers to run craft stations.

    Vendor Blender/Mom’s night out-will be held 12/7/18. Vendors will be charged $25 to reserve a spot, they are asked to bring a table and a basket to be donated to the PTO to be raffled off.  Lauren Nicholson will be the co-chair for this event and will look into advertising (Times Herald Record, Hudson Valley Times, Wallkill Valley Times, etc.)

    Science Fair will be held on 5/7/18, which is the same night as Board of Ed budget presentation and PTO nominations/vote for 2019/2020 school year. Terry Lacelle will be the co-chair for Science Fair which will be open to 4th-6th grade students only.

    Marla McKenna and Marisol Wager have volunteered to run Boo-Grams this year. We have done Heart-grams and Lucky-Grams in the past.  We will create a flyer where students can purchase lollipops to be delivered to classmates for $1 each.  Marla and Marisol will collect the returned boo grams, will make tissue “ghosts” with the lollipops and will sort grams by class to be handed out to students on October 30, 2018.

    Mrs. Winter says the 6th grade will not be selling Mothers Day Flowers this year.  The PTO agreed that this is a fundraiser we would like to take over.  Kim Trozzi will contact Wallkill View Farms for pricing on 4” geraniums for delivery May 10, 2019.

    The Jumpathon will not be held this year, due to a change with the American Heart Association. The PTO will consider doing a similar event in the winter.

    The PTO has agreed to give each Kindergarten classroom $50/each (total $200) to be used for ESGI Software. This software helps record data, monitor student progress and provide parent feedback for academic skills taught in Kindergarten.

    Next meeting Wed 11/7/18 – 7:00PM

    Meeting adjourned at 7:53pm

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    Leptondale PTO Meeting Minutes

    October 3, 2017

    The meeting was called to order by Rebecca Randolph at 7:09pm

    Absent from the meeting were Mr. Brown

    Introductions of 2017/2018 PTO Executive Board:

    President-Rebecca Randolph

    Vice President-Jenn Weber

    Treasurer-JoAnn Jusino

    Secretary-Lisa Kopp

    Incentives-Kim Trozzi

    Fundraising-Carin Foster

    Sunshine-Sarah Watts

    Current Funds: $9,600.00

    An audit of our books were done in August by Mrs. Winter.  Mrs. Winter suggests that we make sure to get invoices of big ticket items such as bounce house and ice cream truck rentals.

    2017 Mum Sale profit- $1,400.00

    2017 Open House Bake Sale profit - $102.00

    2017 Better World Fundraiser profit - $3719.14

    2017 Direct Donations - $1,180.00

    Yearbook 2016/2017-loss of $426.54.  Instead of increasing the cost of the yearbooks, we will be selling personal ads for parents to purchase for $10 each for the 2017/2018 yearbook to help offset the loss for next year.  We are looking for classroom and field trip photos from parents to submit  for the yearbook.  Please submit photos by going to community.lifetouch.com and entering code GWYCYR.

    We held a vote on the purchase of a mascot costume (panther) the cost will be approximately $375.00.  The vote was unanimous for us to purchase

    We held a vote on the purchase of 25 hardcover books for the 6th grade, Maniac Magee books.  The vote was unanimous for us to purchase.

    Upcoming Dates

    10/10/17-Picture Day (The day after Columbus Day)

    10/12/17-Team Sports day-pay $1 to wear hat/jersey of your favorite team

    10/20/17 Harvest Parties—Grades K-3 5:00-6:30pm  We are in need of nut free candy donations and decorated cars for Trunk or Treat

    Grades 4-6 7-8:30pm-We are in need of $$ for pizza, drink, snack and nut free candy donations

    10/30/17-11/3/17-Book Fair-volunteers needed

    11/7/17-Election Day Bake Sale – baked goods are needed

    11/8/17-Super Sweet Night @ Sweet Dreams (K-1)

    11/15/17- Super Sweet Night @ Sweet Dreams (2-3)

    11/17/17-Craft Night-5:30-8pm  looking for craft  suggestions/parents to run tables   We are collecting coffee creamer containers and Danimal containers to be used for crafts.

    12/4-12/6/17-Holiday Shop-Volunteers need volunteers

    We will put in a call to the board of elections to see if voting will be held at Leptondale on November 7.

    -Presentation of Spring Fling idea-date tbd, we are looking for sometime in May—food truck, face painting, games, petting zoo, etc.  We are looking for volunteers and ideas!

    Some of the items we have purchased within the last year are Vex robots, recess carts, fans for classrooms, field trip assistance, $200 donation to backpack program

    Going forward we will be posting on all flyers whether events are closed events to Leptondale students only or open to the public  

    Next meeting Wed 11/1/17 – 7:00PM

    Meeting adjourned at 7:50pm

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    May 3, 2017

    The meeting was called to order by Jenn Weber at 8:02pm


    Absent from the meeting were Rebecca Randolph, Jess Burke, Mr. Brown

    Nominations for 2017/2018 Leptondale PTO Board are in and positions will be as follows:

    President-Rebecca Randolph

    Vice President-Jenn Weber

    Treasurer-JoAnn Jusino

    Secretary-Lisa Kopp

    Incentives-Kim Trozzi

    Fundraising-Carin Foster

    Sunshine-Sarah Watts

    We have received a $940.00 check from Box Tops For Education for our last contest.  We are in the middle of another Box Tops challenge, which each class that brings in a minimum of 500 Box Tops will receive a Cry Baby Sour Icee Party.  Chilly Willy’s will deliver the ices at Field Day on 6/8 or 6/9.  We will store the individual ices at Carin Fosters house in her chest freezer.  We will deliver the ices to winning classes on 6/13/17

    Our Tape the Principal Fundraiser will be held this Friday, May 5.  As of today we have made $265 for this fundraiser.  A unanimous vote took place to donate ½ of the money collected to the schools back pack program. 

    The talent show will also be held Friday May 5.  Performers are to arrive by 5:30pm with showtime at 6:00pm.  Mrs. Giammarco will let us know by Friday how many ambassadors will be attending.  PTO will have a food table set up where we will sell water, chips and candy. We will need 1 adult to stay in Room 1 with the performers during the show.

    Multicultural night will be held Tuesday May 16 from 6-7:30pm.  PTO will have a table selling water, chips, candy, 50/50 raffle tickets and spiritwear.

    We will be holding a fundraiser on June 14 (Flag Day).  Students will be encouraged to wear red, white and blue.  We are asking for a donation of $1 to participate.  Lisa Kopp will make a flyer to send to students.

    We have 6th grade celebration coming on June 22 (to be held at Leptondale after the moving up ceremony).  It will be a glow theme party, Tim Kopp will DJ the party.  PTO will provide sunglasses, bracelets, necklaces, frames (for photo booth pics) We are looking for 5th grade parents to “pay it forward” and volunteer for set up before the celebration.  Lisa Kopp will make a flyer to send to students.

     

    Renee Degroat  enrolled Leptondale in Hannaford Rewards program.  If you purchase different products from September-December while shopping at Hannaford, the cashier will give the shopper a paper slip to drop into one  of the school drop boxes in front of the store.  We will be receiving $1131.00 in Hannaford Helps Schools donations plus a check for $1000 bonus from Hannaford.

    Carin Foster will do some research on Shop Rite shopping rewards.

    We are looking for parents to volunteer for next year for yearbook committee, holiday shop, book fair.  We will send a letter to teachers in September looking for a teacher liaison.  

    Motion to adjourn was made at 8:35pm and was passed unanimously.

     

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    January 3, 2017

    The meeting was called to order by Rebecca Randoph at 7:02pm


    Brainstorm ideas for PTO fundraising:

    Mismatch Day-$1 to participate, Teacher/student dodgeball game, Duct tape the Principal,  

    Reading challenge-ie: read 15 minutes per student, 15x516 students-38,700 minutes

    Brainstorm crafts for Craft Night:

    Planting, milk carton bird feeders, Earth Day craft, TP roll craft, selfie station, egg carton catipillar, staff appreciation craft

    Upcoming events

    Dr Seuss Bday May 1-3

    Lucky Bingo Mar 10 (8 games)

    Craft Night Apr 21

    Buy 1 Get  1 Free Spring Book Fair 5/1-5/3

     Talent Show 5/5/17

    Next Meeting  March 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm

    Motion to adjourn was made at 7:59pm and was passed unanimously.

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     Leptondale PTO Meeting Minutes

    March 3, 2016

    The meeting was called to order by Jess Burke at 7:02pm

    Absent from the meeting were Mr. Brown

    Presidents Report-Jess Burke

     


    We will be holding Lucky Bingo on Friday Mar 11.  We have collected a nice amount of prizes for raffles plus prizes for game winners.  This year we are asking $2 admission at the door with a maximum of 1 pack of cards per player.  Spring Book Fair will be held May 2-4.  It’s the buy 1 get 1 free sale and we are looking for volunteers to help kids with their purchases.  Yearbook order flyers should be going home shortly.  We are looking for pictures from Field Day,  class trips or parties.  The cost of the yearbook will remain at $20.00.  We have 6th grade celebration coming on June 24 (to be held at Leptondale after the moving up ceremony).  We are looking for 5th grade parents to “pay it forward” and volunteer for set up before the celebration. 

    Fundraising-Roselle Williams

    We will not be holding a Spring Fundraiser this year.   

    Incentives Report-Jenn Weber

    We made approx. $800 from the Box Tops winter challenge.  The next Boxtops challenge will be May 9-27 (Spring challenge) .  Campbells  Labels for Education program is ending. 

    Talent show will be held May 20.

    Treasurers Report-Joann Jusino

    We currently have a little over $12,000 in the bank account including a few checks that were deposited today.   

    Next Meeting

    Tuesday May 3, 2016 @ 7:00pm to be held after Board of Education budget presentation.

    Motion to adjourn was made at 7:59pm and was passed unanimously. 

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    Leptondale PTO Meeting Minutes

    January 6, 2016

    The meeting was called to order by Jess Burke at 7:00pm

    Absent from the meeting were Roselle Williams, Fundraising

    Presidents Report-Jess Burke

    We will not be having a PTO meeting in February.  Our next meeting will be held March 3 at 7pm.  We will have our April meeting April 4 at 7pm and the May meeting will be May 3, along with the budget presentation from the Board of Education.

    Vice Presidents Report-Rebecca Randolph

    The owner of Tumblebus is now offering some new after school classes that we may be interested in supporting. These will include magic, model airplane building and fashion design.  We agreed that fashion design would be of the most interest since we do not offer many classes geared to girls.

    Incentive Report-Jenn Weber

    Jenn brought up the possibility of doing crazy sock day, heart day (around Valentine’s Day) or school spirit day.  We would like to charge students $1 to participate, with profits being sent to a charity.  Some charity suggestions were food pantry, crate escape, or to go towards the outdoor improvement project.

    Principal’s Report - Mr. Brown

    PBIS will be having a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s in Newburgh on February 20, 2016.  The cost will be $5.00 per person and Leptondale staff will serve, wait and clean up.  The PTO will advertise the fundraiser on FaceBook.

    The suggestions for outdoor project improvements brought in many ideas from staff and students.  The most common suggestions were new playground equipment (slides, see saws, merry go round, balance beam, monkey bars), basketball court, blacktop, soccer goals, sandbox, greenhouse, life sized game board, pavilion.  Mr Brown suggested putting together an advisory committee to meet in June and do legwork over the summer.  We will send out a letter to see if there are parents that would be able to donate time or expertise once we decide what the outdoor project will be.

    Right now there are 12 children enrolled in the schools snack pack program which seems to be working well.

    The school will be placing emergency buckets in each classroom containing  bottles of water and toilet paper in case of an emergency lock down. 

    The school will be hosting engineering week next month.  Theater of the Deaf will be coming and doing a workshop and presentation for grades K-2.  Grades 4-6 will be seeing the presentation along with a project where the upper grades will be given a problem and students will have to develop a solution to the problem.  This exercise will promote building, thinking and working with a partner. 

    Motion to adjourn was made at 8:16pm and was passed unanimously.

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    Leptondale PTO Meeting Minutes

    October 1, 2015

    The meeting was called to order by Jess Burke at 7:08pm

    Introductions of board, new board positions voted on and confirmed

    Jess Burke-President

    Rebecca Randolph-Vice President

    Joann Jusino-Treasurer

    Lisa Kopp-Secretary

    Roselle Williams-Fundraising

    Jenn Weber-Incentives. 

    The position of Sunshine chair is unfilled and will remain open at this time.

    Principal’s Report

    *The PTO will be able to use ½ of the all purpose room for picture day and will hold Holiday Shop on the stage.

    *Both nights of open house were a success.  Both nights had a very positive feel.

    *Recently, Wallkill school district was awarded a 2.7 million dollar grant from New York State.  The money from this grant must be used to go towards technology improvements in our schools.   The time frame for the technology improvements is 2016-2017 school year.

    *Literacy Night will be held on Thursday, October 29.  There will be different topics that parents can sign up to learn more about including homework, resources, and technology.  There will also be something new this year, a presentation from “Sticks N Stones”.

    *PBIS Penny Social will be held Friday, October 30, 2015

    *This year there were some schedule changes that students and staff are still getting used to.  Students’ work time is now more evenly spread throughout the day, and everyone is getting used to the new A-F schedule.

    Mr. Brown concluded his report by suggesting we have an easel at next PTO meeting to brainstorm some ideas with parents and decide on a maintainable project to accomplish through fundraising.

    Presidents Report-Jess Burke

    *Some of our upcoming events are:

     Friday, October 16, 2015-Picture Day

    Friday, October 23, 2015-Harvest Party; Kindergarten-3rd grade 5:00pm-6:30pm, 4th-6th grade 7:00pm-9:00pm.  We will be offering crafts and games at the K-3 event.  The PTO is looking for  families to volunteer to decorate their cars for Trunk or Treat from 5:00-6:30.  The 4-6 event will have a DJ, games and treats

    November 2-6, 2015-Book Fair --Younger students will have a chance to visit the book fair twice. The first day will be a browsing day, and filling out their wish lists and then they will return with money for a shopping day.

    Vice President Report-Rebecca Randolph

    *The school store will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-9:00am

    Fundraising Report-Roselle Williams  

    *Our mums fundraiser sold on both nights of open house was a success

    *The deadline for the fall fundraiser is this Friday, October 2, As of today

    we have collected about $7,000 in sales, of that the school will get half of.

    Secretary Report-Lisa Kopp

    *Craft night will be held Friday November 13, 2015.  We are looking for volunteers to run craft tables .  If any parent is interested in coming up with their own craft to run, the PTO will purchase items needed or will refund any money a parent would like purchase to use.

    Incentive Report-Jenn Weber

    *We received checks for $2,800 in January of 2015 and $2,600 in May of 2015 from Boxtops for Education.  Boxtops can be found on many products in supermarkets and are a huge benefit for the school.

    *A reminder that to collect Stop  N Shop points, parents will have to register online every year.  The last payment  from Stop N Shop was $348.00.

    *We are also collecting Tyson A+ labels this year. Each label is worth 24 cents.  You can send any you have into school, ATTN: PTO.

    *Be sure to check out the Shoparoo app for iphone and androids.  It is free to sign up.  All you need to do is scan your grocery receipts.  Each receipt that is scanned earns points which equal money for our school.  We earned over $200 last year.  For more information check out www.shoparoo.com.  We currently have 101 members signed up earning money for Leptondale.  Last September we received a check from Shoparoo for $272.00 and this September we received $341.00.

    *Target rewards program links your school to your Target card.  In September , 2014 we earned $308.00.

     *We will be holding our Vendor Blender on Saturday December 5, 2015.   We plan on having over 30 vendors.  The PTO will be offering babysitting and games for children while parents shop.

    Comments

    A parent suggested we send a hand out listing all incentive programs on 1 sheet for parents to keep handy.


     

  • NOVEMBER MINUTES
    Leptondale PTO Meeting Minutes
    The meeting was called to order by Jess Burke at 7:06pm
    Absent from the meeting were Rebecca Randolph, Fundraising and Jenn Weber,Incentives
    Presidents Report-Jess Burke
    The fall fundraiser went very well. The PTO made $4,236.10 in profit from the fundraiser. The
    PTO is looking into doing a school assembly with Jester Jim, as he was hit with the kids that had
    seen him at Harvest Party.We will ask him to change his show a bit so it is not the same as
    Harvest Party or the performance he did at the Wallkill Library, where many students had seen
    him.
    The PTO will be holding Vendor Blender on Friday December 4. This will be a night of shopping through
    direct sales companies. We will be having games in the cafeteria for the children to play while their parents
    shop.
    Craft night will be November 13—we are looking for donations of cardboard egg cartons,glass jars and
    cardboard box bottoms
    Holiday Shop will be December 8-10
    Principal’sReport - Mr.Brown
    Harvest Party had double the amount of students in attendance as last year.PBIS Penny Social raised
    $1700.00. Mr.Brown heard great feedback from Literacy Night. Headless Horseman donated a “Don’t Be A
    Monster” assembly for 6
    th
    graders. The school will be having an assembly from “Sticks N Stones” for K-6.
    This assembly will be based on bullying and character development. Mrs. Winter and Mrs. Stalker are
    developing a snack pack program for low income students. The school is working with Food Bank of the
    Hudson Valley located at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Plattekill. Each week the school will send home 10
    backpacks filled with food for 10 families. This food pantry opened in October and is currently looking for
    food donations. Mr.Brown is also looking into banking for kids through the school. Renee Degroat (a
    parent in attendance) will speak to her Mom who works for Wallkill Valley Savings bank.
    The PTO is looking to establish a savings account/fundraising to be used for an outdoor improvement.
    Some suggestions for this goal are an outdoor classroom, extend the basketball court on the upper field,
    install a chain link fence around the outside perimeterof the upper playground to block off the Thruway. Mr.
    Brown will survey the staff for input and place a suggestion box in the office for students.
    Handicapable Week will be in February.The school is asking if PTO will pay for ½ of the cost for the
    National Theatre of the Deaf to come and do an assembly and workshop. The cost will be approximately
    $700.00.
    Mr.Brown brought up a suggestion from Mrs. Giammarco in regardsto Staff appreciation week in May.
    Instead of doing small gifts for staff every day, maybe we could raffle off 2 gift cards per day for the staff.
    Next Meeting
    Wednesday January 6, 2016 @ 7:00pm
    Motion to adjourn was made at 8:14pm and was passed unanimously.
     
     

    Next Meeting

    Tuesday November 3, 2015 @ 7:00om

    Motion to adjourn was made at 8:05pm and was passed unanimously.

     

    ·         Leptondale PTO January Meeting Minutes

    The meeting was called to order by Jess Burke at 7:00pm

    Absent from the meeting were Roselle Williams, Fundraising

    Presidents Report-Jess Burke

    We will not be having a PTO meeting in February.  Our next meeting will be held March 3 at 7pm.

    We will have our April meeting April 4 at 7pm and the May meeting will be May 3, along with the

    budget presentation from the Board of Education.

    Vice Presidents Report-Rebecca Randolph

    The owner of Tumblebus is now offering some new after school classes that we may be interested in

    supporting. These will include magic, model airplane building and fashion design.  We agreed that fashion

    design would be of the most interest since we do not offer many classes geared to girls.

    Incentive Report-Jenn Weber

    Jenn brought up the possibility of doing crazy sock day, heart day (around Valentine’s Day) or school spirit

    day.  We would like to charge students $1 to participate, with profits being sent to a charity.  Some charity

    suggestions were food pantry, crate escape, or to go towards the outdoor improvement project.

    Principal’s Report - Mr. Brown

    PBIS will be having a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s in Newburgh on February 20, 2016.  The

    cost will be $5.00 per person and Leptondale staff will serve, wait and clean up.  The PTO will advertise the

    fundraiser on FaceBook.

    The suggestions for outdoor project improvements brought in many ideas from staff and students.  The most

    common suggestions were new playground equipment (slides, see saws, merry go round, balance beam,

    monkey bars), basketball court, blacktop, soccer goals, sandbox, greenhouse, life sized game board,

    pavilion.  Mr Brown suggested putting together an advisory committee to meet in June and do legwork over

    the summer.  We will send out a letter to see if there are parents that would be able to donate time or

    expertise once we decide what the outdoor project will be.

    Right now there are 12 children enrolled in the schools snack pack program which seems to be working well.

    The school will be placing emergency buckets in each classroom containing  bottles of water and toilet

    paper in case of an emergency lock down. 

    The school will be hosting engineering week next month.  Theater of the Deaf will be coming and doing a

    workshop and presentation for grades K-2.  Grades 4-6 will be seeing the presentation along with a project

    where the upper grades will be given a problem and students will have to develop a solution to the problem.

    This exercise will promote building, thinking and working with a partner. 

    Motion to adjourn was made at 8:16pm and was passed unanimously.