Reading & Approval of the February 2011 Minutes Treasurer’s Report ~ March Highlights Full books are available to any pta member. Just ask Erin Person, pta treasurer



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Reading & Approval of the February 2011 Minutes

Treasurer’s Report ~ March Highlights Full books are available to any PTA member. Just ask Erin Person, PTA Treasurer

  • Art Auction: $312
  • Author’s Fair: $450
  • Garden: $96.29
  • PTA Awards: $450
  • Newsletters: $114.57
  • Science Fair: $448.83
  • Movie Night: $226.95
  • Matching Funds: $100
  • Popcorn Friday: $75.50
  • Pancake Breakfast Results: $811
  • American Red Cross for Japan Relief raised at PB: $96.90
  • Designated funds for Science Afloat field trip
  • 2011-2012 Budget Meeting: May 10

President’s Message

  • Committee Chair Thank Yous!
  • 2011-2012 Committee Chairs
  • Going Greener Update
      • Goal to use less paper/move more online, without compromising the quality of communication or negatively impacting clubs/events and programs
      • Continually collecting email addresses via website
      • Moved weekly flyer online using free communication tool
      • Will continue to distribute monthly newsletter this school year.
  • WA State PTA Convention: Fri. April 29th – Sun. May 1
    • Congratulations to Megan Jensen! 2011 Grand Prize Winner of the statewide PTA Men’s Essay Contest – 3rd-5th grade division

Arrowhead School Message

Arrowhead PTA Legislative Role

  • Purpose:
  • PTA is first and foremost an advocacy organization supporting children, teachers, and parents
  • PTA Unit Responsibilities:
  • To inform and NOT persuade –
    • Using available medias (newsletters, websites etc.)
    • Follow guidelines (e.g. Kid mail carries specific rules)
  • To help WA State PTA set Legislative voice
    • Using surveys to ascertain Arrowhead (parents and teachers) voice
    • Attending Legislative assembly to represent AH voice.
  • Participate in Focus Day Rally in Olympia
    • Entire state PTA comes together on this day
    • Rally for increased education funding more than pushing for specific bills.

Committee Reports & Announcements

  • Social Services
      • Woodin Elementary School Thank You
  • Green Team for Earth Week
  • Earth week is Monday April 17 through Friday April 23
  • School Dance
      • Friday, April 22nd . The theme is Pop Stars!
  • Staff Appreciation Week
      • May 2 through May 6

Committee Reports & Announcements (Cont’d.)

  • Talent Show
      • Auditions May 3 and Performance Friday May 6
  • Art Night
      • Tuesday May 17
  • Hawk Walk 2011
      • Friday June 3
  • Parent Education Night – Birds & the Bees

New Business/Items for Discussion

New Business/Items for Discussion (Cont’d.)

  • Art Auction Funds Discussion
  • GOAL: clearly show how funds from the Art Auction will be used to support the arts
  • Art Auction at Arrowhead’s Art Night is primarily intended to raise funds to support art education at Arrowhead. The Art Night Committee facilitates high quality, classroom created art pieces which will be auctioned on May 17, 2011.
  •  Proposal (after all expenses are paid)
  • First $1,000 Refund art night/art auction budget line item
  • Next $1,400 will be allocated to Arrowhead staff ($200 per grade) for use toward Art Education. Art Education funds will be available to the staff for the 2011-12 school year.
  • Next $750 Fund Drumming Program ~ Arrowhead Music Department
  • Money raised over $3,150 will go back into the general PTA budget

New Business/Items for Discussion (Final)

  •  Copier Plan
  • Committee Chairs should work directly with Executive Team on any copier needs
  • Large copy needs (Read a Thon, MCT, Talent Show & Hawk Walk) are included in committee budget
  • Current copier is a PTA Asset. Requires General Membership vote to sell

Nominating Committee Report

  • Nominating Committee Members
  • Suzy Brunn, Erica Ridout, Coreen Urrutia
  •  Election of 2011 – 2012 Officers

What’s on your mind? 2011/2012 Programs?

Golden Acorn Presentation

Upcoming Events

  • Ongoing – Origami Cranes – As of 4/11, the goal of 1000 cranes were created. Congratulations to Kay Nakajima & Thank You Arrowhead community!
  • 4/15 (Fri.) – Popcorn Friday – All proceeds going to American Red Cross – Japan Relief
  • 4/22 (Fri.) – School Dance – Pop Stars!
  • 4/29 – 5/1 – WA State PTA Convention
  • 5/2 – 5/6 – Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/6 (Fri.) – Talent Show
  • 5/17 (Tues.) – Fall Kindergarten Class Welcome Event
  • 5/17 (Tues.) – Art Night & Art Auction

Door Prizes & Adjournment



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