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PTO Bulldog T-Shirts Are Here!
T-shirts will be delivered to classrooms by
Friday, September 19!
PTO Meeting Minutes
September 12, 2017 at 9:00 am 
Introduction of officers
Stephanie Cornish, president
Tammy Mann, Vice President 
April Oakes, treasurer
Jennifer Webb, secretary
Samantha Souza, volunteer coordinator 
We will need a new volunteer coordinator in January, If you are interested please let us know! 
 1. Costs so far this year:
Stephanie plans to inform everyone of exactly where the money is being spent that we all work so hard to earn! Welcome back lunch($218.68), staff polos($2,138.68), teacher gift cards($3,100), Scholastic news($5,242.17)
 2. The Dixon bulldog shirts:  still for sale and are a wonderful way to show school pride! A fourth grader won the orientation contest and a free shirt. If you still would like to order your shirts, the deadline is September 15th. All additional orders will be held until there is enough to place a second order. 
  3. Popcorn Friday's: Our first popcorn Friday was a success with our refurbished machine thanks to Tammy Mann and her husband! Around 600 bags were popped! Bulk order forms can still be sent in and prorated all year. If you would like to send in money weekly this is also still an option but all money must be received by 3pm the Thursday before! Future dates are Sept. 22nd, Oct. 6th & 20th, Nov. 3rd & 27th, Dec. 15thJan. 12th, Feb. 2nd & 16th, Mar. 2nd &16th, Apr. 20thMay 4th ( which may be Popsicles) 
 4.Candyman fundraiser: kickoff was September 7th and we have a lot of great options added this year to sell. The peeler cards are contracted for cities you purchase the card so they may not work for local businesses in Sneads Ferry but it doesn't hurt to ask.  This is our main fundraiser and typically raises around $16,000 so we can help and allocate funds where they are needed. For example, last year we purchased stacking cups for PE2, ukuleles for the music class, and headphones for the computer lab. We will also be purchasing two additional kindergarten rugs for the classes added this year. 
The deadline for all orders are September 21st. Please don't forget to fill out the family plan form, and only create one online ID for your oldest child. 
 5. Fall book fair: will be open for classroom previews October 4th and 5th. Open house is October 5th from 5-7pm and parents can shop with their kids! The sale continues during school hours on the 6th,10th,and 11th. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated! 
 6. Box top contest : starts Monday and will go until October 13th. Please send them in bags with the teachers name. Last year this made $2,367 for the school. We discussed prize options for the first place classroom from the whole school. As of right now that class will received a gift card as well as a fun alternative for the kids to enjoy (possibly a movie/pajama party) 
 7. Sanity savers:  are needed starting November 1st. All laminating and cutting will be done on Mondays and Wednesday's from 8:45-11:45, but help is always appreciated.  Feel free to stop in the work room and offer assistance anytime. 
 8. Santa Shop : will be set up on December 1st, students can shop from December 4th until noon on December 8th. There are many different items through Santa shop or purchased by the PTO for kids to choose from. Volunteers are needed to help shop and wrap. We would like 2 hour time slots but any help provided would be great. 
 9. The Chew program  : will be taken over by Vanessa Garcia and myself, and we would love volunteers to help pack backpack with meals for the weekend! 
 10. Teacher days : are a day at the end of each month set aside to show our teachers our appreciation. August we provided a pack of Extra gum ( for all the extra things they do) for the first day of school. We would love any ideas for future dates!  Tammy is also working on a teacher questionnaire so we can post online to help parents and students get to know their teachers better! ( it also makes buying presents for special occasions a lot easier) 
11. Open house: October 5th from 5-7 pm. If anyone has any ideas for an open house table please send them our way (orientation we gave out a free shirt for the student that guessed the correct number of Scooby snacks) 
12. Global Visit: Mr. Reed needs 5-7 parents to talk about their experiences. 
Lastly the cafeteria can always use subs, please contact the school if you are looking for a job with flexible hours during school times! Pay starts at $9 an hour. 

If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to an exciting year! 
Future discussions : selling dolphin costumes, yard sale/ vendor sale, fun run, etc.  
Please let us know what we can do for you we are here to serve your families!!
* all new ideas for events, prizes, etc. are not final until approved by administration. 
Jennifer Webb 
PTO Secretary
CHEW Co chair