September 11, 2017 PTA Meeting & New Jefferson Kids Club

Thank you to everyone who attend our September PTA meeting! What a great turnout with excellent conversations in support of our school!


Meeting minutes taken during the September 11, 2017: 

Sharon West, President called to order at 6:07pm

• Introduction of board members, PTA members, staff and parents and grandparents in attendance

Wendy Wysong, Secretary, May 2017 Meeting Minutes

  • Motion to approve by Marlene Anderson
  • Second, Jeni Weldon Van Wyk

Tammy Norris was nominated by Sharon West and accepted the position of Vice President

  • Motion to approve by Donni Popejoy
  • Second, Courtney Silver

Jennifer Wong, Treasurer, presented the May and June 2017 Budget

  • Motion to approve by Lucy Miller
  • Second, Marlene Anderson

Jennifer Wong, Treasurer, presented the 2016-2017 year end budget

  • Motion to approve by Wendy Wysong
  • Second, Donni Popejoy

Jennifer Wong, Treasurer, presented the 2017-2018 budget

  • Motion to approve by Donni Popejoy
  • Second, Courtney Silver

Ms. Minard, Principal, discussion and updates

  • Back to school “Connect before Content” students and teachers getting to know one another
  • Kindergarten playdate was a success
  • “Schools for Rigor” becoming the model for urban education,
    • Teacher coaching
    • Focuses on critical-thinking, analysis, deduction, creativity
  • Breakfast in the classroom is going well (district wide)
  • Homework — focus on reading and family time, should not be lengthy and is a review of what student has already learned

Mrs. Thompson, 4th Grade teacher, updated Lifetouch

  • The price for yearbooks is going up $2 as the product is changing from black and white to color
  • Some ideas to cover increased cost were to charge for extra yearbooks (one per student will still be covered by the PTA) and negotiate for a better price
  • Lifetouch also covers other events besides spring pictures, fall pictures and VIP day. They also give us a kickback
    We will research additional vendors and pricing for next year
  • Motion to approve increasing budget for yearbooks and working with Lifetouch for this school year by Jeni Weldon Van Wyk
  • Second, Shelly Griffith

Upcoming Events

  • Sharon West, survey for volunteering
  • Jeni Weldon Van Wyk, basket auction for the Jamboree
  • Jennifer Wong, food offerings for the Jamboree
  • Courtney Silver, Boxtop App

Sharon West motion to adjourn

  • Motion to adjorn by Donni Popejoy
  • Second, Wendy Wysong

Meeting adjourned at approximately 7:30pm

All Jefferson families are invited to the first (and every!) PTA meeting of the 2017-2018 school year!

Monday, September 11, 2017
6:00pm in the Art Room

Kids meet in the Library for Jefferson Kids Club!

We make it easy for families to attend PTA meetings this year by offering a new Jefferson Kids Club during each PTA meeting. Learn more about JKC

Bring the kids and find out all the ways Jefferson PTA is supporting our school this year.

Everyone is invited to attend the PTA meeting, whether or not you’ve already paid your annual $10 dues. Cash, credit card or check (payable to Jefferson PTA) are accepted at the meeting.



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