Chestnutwold Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
General Meeting Agenda: September 11, 2019
Welcome and Intro
ChCK Trait: Responsibility: “I believe it's our responsibility to show our communities the value of all people, to celebrate different, and to take a stand for acceptance and inclusion.” Julie Foudy, Olympic Gold Medalist, FIFA Fair Play Award recipient
Thank You to the New Families Welcome Committee, led by Jill Fisher, including Amy Solwecki and Jill McManus, and Fresh Schools Administrator, Beth Clauss.
Thank you to all
Back to school night: doors open at 6:20. Schedule: 1st session starts at 6:30 with reporting to homeroom teacher or meeting spot, 7:15 session ends. Mr. D will talk to both sessions from 7:20-7:40. Second session starts at 7:45 with reporting to homeroom teacher or meeting spot, 8:30 session ends.
Officer Flynn coming to do safe tech talk this fall
IDC Update (Interdistrict Council)
Meeting with Dr. Ruche and representatives from each school.
Topics: October- PTO president share, November- STEAM, December- education foundation, January- school board budget for music and sports, February- dual enrollment and online, March- facilities, April- BASIS update, May-welcoming and including all
Runs on a fiscal year July-June
Expenditures: 773.84, 600 for Dance-A-Thon dj and square space
Easy Money Announcements
Box tops: continue to clip and send them in or use the app to scan receipt (Scan receipt within 14 days). Be sure to connect to Chestnutwold. There will be a water ice party for the class that collects the most at the end of the year. There will be a trophy given after each collection to the winning class. October 18th is the first collection date. Earned $1,227 last year.
Giant rewards: register for A plus rewards for Chestnutwold. Earned close to $3,000 last year.
Amazon smile: have to shop through Amazon smile website. Select Chestnutwold as charity.
Author visit: Anthony John’s book, “Mascot,” is the winner of the Schneider Family Book Award. This event will occur on October 3rd for 4th and 5th grade.
Back to School Night at McSorley’s Ale House: Thursday, September 19th, 8:00pm. Giving 20% back to PTO.
Phoenix Fun Day and Dance-a-Thon: Friday, September 27th, 4:30-7:30pm. Goal of $40 per kid with a goal of $20,000 for the school. Bake sale during event. Pizza sale- encouraged to order ahead of time. Will be sending out a sign up genius for volunteers.
Young Writers Day: Friday, October 11th. Information to be sent in the PTO blast about how you can sign up to help.
Taddeo’s Plant Sale: Friday, October 11th- Sunday, October 13th. Mention shopping through Chestnutwold. They will give 10% to the school.
Town Tap Give Back Night: Monday, October 14th. They will give 20% to PTO. Reservations accepted but not required.
Election Day Clothing Drive: Tuesday, November 5th, 9am-3pm. Pick up is scheduled for 3pm.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 2nd, 7:30pm