Bell Middle School PTA
Minutes for March 3rd, 2015 Meeting/Bell MS Library
w Attendees: Board Members: Karen Nicknair, President; Cheryl Ludford, VP; Kay Markovich, Treasurer; Julie Behrens, Secretary.
Additional guests: Kathy Sugnet, Lynn Renter, Amy Jones, Jayson Haberkorn
Kay called meeting to order at 5:08.
Stephanie Holmes-Frazier resigned as Secretary via email to board last month due to scheduling conflicts. Julie Behrens elected by majority vote to fill vacancy effective immediately.
Disposition of Minutes: Motion to approve minutes for February meeting approved with no changes.
Kay distributed financial reports
Amazon Smile proceeds of $79.76 were earned
Private donations for $140 (Clorox, RJI Professionals)
$50 from Longmont Dairy
Four more families joined PTA (need to check that these $10 donations are for PTA memberships and not the Cannonball fundraiser)
$220 Bike Cruise check
Motion to provide up to $300 total for teacher supplies passed via BOD email meeting last month. Cheryl purchased supplies. $110 reimbursed and another $113 to be reimbursed.
PTA gave Susan Weiler $200 to use for Golden Civic Foundation baskets for their annual silent auction fundraiser
Donated $50 donation to GHS PTA for scholarship fund
Lakeside Night $2,929 check given to Lakeside Park on 8/29/14 has not been cashed. Julie followed up 3/2 and was told that she will get info soon.
Approximately $10,800 cash per books with $3600 budgeted expenses remaining so $7200 is the expected cash available at year-end
wNew Business Updates:
Nominating Committee Chair, Kathy S announced nominations for officer positions for 2015/2016 year: Kay Markovich/President, Cheryl Ludford/Vice President, Bridget Jones/Second Vice President, Secretary/Julie Behrens, Treasurer/Lynae Douthit; Vote to take place at April meeting.
Kristen Vollack & Michelle Trader are potentially interested in volunteering with PTA in some capacity. Kathy S will follow up.
Promote the potential of teacher supplies reimbursement by PTA at the end of May. Teachers need to turn in the request form and the receipt.
Ask Bridget if some of the remaining $1000 of grant money is needed for teacher appreciation gift cards to supplement donated gift cards?
Lakeside Night is set for Monday, May 18 with Bell, Mitchell and possibly Shelton.
February, 2016 Outdoor Lab (discussion led by Jayson Haberkorn): Need help to cover costs for supplies and evening programs for next February’s program. Mr. Haberkorn asked if there could be a line item in the PTA budget for kids that can’t pay (maybe $1200); $5-600 for supplies; $1400-1500 for evening programs. PTA approved budgeting $1500 to be used towards Outdoor Lab (to cover evening programs).
Mr. Haberkorn also requested assistance for the May 2015 Outdoor Lab. PTA approved motions to provide $700 to cover supplies and one evening speaker.
Discussed PARC and CMAS testing
It was proposed by Kay M. that the May PTA meeting be a volunteer appreciation party of some sort
Cannonball Creek social will be held on Monday, March 9 to benefit PTA. Cost is $10 per person
wMeeting adjourned at 6:18. Next meeting, April 7th, 2015 in the Bell MS library