This April we donate any not perishable food item you can to the food pantry. Canned food, Cereals, Pastas, Grains... no matter what you can spare know that your donation to the food pantry is greatly appreciated. Just send an item in with your child to be placed in the food pantry collection bins located at each school building. Thank you for your continued support of the food pantry.
Agenda Item Minutes
I. Call to order and welcome Mona Helgeson- 7:33 PM
II. Distribution and approval of minutes
III. Executive Committee Reports
A. Treasurer – Kerry Eisner (see below Fig 1) 1. Two months worth of financial summaries are were attached to the Agenda. Expenses and and Income are discussed. 2. Carter Vo Account was closed out and the funds were given to his father.
B. Correspondence – Stacey Heger 1. A thank you was in the Madison Memo for the donation of three books per child at Madison Book Barrel
IV. Administrative Reports
A. Dr. Shepherd 1. Youth Forum- meeting is tomorrow evening. District 219 schedules this. The program is helping teens. Different reporesentatives from different organizations sit on a pannel to talk. 2. Carter Vo memorial bike ride- Dr. Shepherd made a goal to donate helmets for students. Goal is to hand out helmets at the start of the ride. Rotary, Advocate, Evanston Bicylce club and Subaru are all contributing to helmet donations . This ride is scheduled for June 2nd. 3. Wednesdays on the Green- Sponsoring on August 14th as a tentaive date. At this event there are plans for a high Flying Acrobatics Act. If you have a great idea for Wednesdays on the Green Dr. Shepherd asks that you contact him. 4. Discussion on Adminsitrative hiring- Board will be hiring a coordinator of technology at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. This position is being retitled. Applications for Madison school principal are being looked at. 5. Kindergarten Registration. If you have a kindergartner or you have a friend or family member in the neighborhood who has a kindergartner please notify them. Registration is April 25th. There will be information posted on the website. Parents please pick up a packet at Madison and complete the pre-registration packet before walk-in registration.
B. Chelsey Maxwell Not in attendance
C. Lisa Bulzoni Not in attendance
D. Paul Bleuher Not in attendance
V. Committee Reports
A. Book Fair- Kerry Eisner and Laurie Koniarski 1. The Lincoln Fair is going on today and tomorrow. There is a great group of students helping
B. Community Relations- Chuck Waters 1. We are on Facebook and Twitter- Follow us!! Skokie Morton Grove District 69 PTO @skokiedist69pto. 2. Food drive has been going great
C. Ecology- Eileen Rapoport 1. The greening of Skokie Day at Niles North is Sunday the 7th. Anything you can not throw away they will take, it is a drive up service and is scheduled from 10-2. Gym Shoe Recycling is going on at all our schools
D. Market Day- Laura Ferrigno 1. April 18th is pick up date for Market Day 2. There has been a recall notice for the mozerella bites. If you purchased these Market Day has asked that this be recalled. No one has been ill from this but they recalled this.
E. Fine Arts Boosters- Patrick Lezark 1. Talent show made around $900, we were very full.
F. Niles West Liaison- Mona Helgeson 1. Former District 69 student won two big awards. (science and mathmatics) 2. April 4th is a town hall meeting on raising teens at Niles West. 3. Musical is coming up May 3rd and 4th- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat 4. Sizzling Summer Science- sign up through the park district
G. Staff Appreciation- Mona Helgeson 1. Staff Appreciation- Latte Ladies- we will do pre orders of Latte's, Smoothies, Teas,. April 30 May 1st and May 2nd we are looking ofr parent volunteers to help us run drinks to the classrooms. 2. Families if you would like to donate muffins, bagels, donuts for teacher appreciation we would appreciate it.
H. Field Days- Joanne Marsden 1. Popsicles- Costco has 100% fruit juice popsicles. Will be double the price as last year- we are going with the 100% fruit Juice Popsicles to fit in with the healthy food guidelines (Teachers will need a pair of scissors to cut them open ) 2. We have list of 8 parent volunteers for Field Day. Parents if you still want to volunteer it is not too late! May 30 Field day is at Edison. May 31 at Madison. June 3rd is Lincoln Field Day.
VI. Open Forum 1. Jackie Cyriac, the community organizer at the ELL parent Center came, she is also a parent in the community. She speaks about the Parent Mentor Program. We have 8 FT parent mentors who volunteer in the classroom. The goal is we would like to see more parents volunteer and be engaged in the schools. Today Ms. Davis came and she did a friendship and bullying workshop with parents. State funding has been cut for subsequent years. Parent Mentoring is in 40 schools across the state. Please contact the ELL Parent Center for more info. 2. PALS (Parents Active with Lincoln Students) A program for parents to discuss topics- Bullying Part 1 has already occurred- Bullying Part 2 is at the Lincoln LMC - Wednesdays April 24th 6-7 PM.
VII. Announcements 1. Crosswalk question is addressed. 2. Kindergarten bussing and having a parent volunteer the first week of school to ride on Kindergarten buses are disscussed.
○ Thursday, April 18 Market Day Pick up at Edison
○ Monday, April 22 and Tuesday April 23 FUND 69 Graziano’s Fundraiser
○ Tuesday, April 23 PTO Book Fair 4 PM7:
30 PM at Madison
○ Thursday, April 25 Kindergarten/Preschool Registration and PTO Book Fair 4 PM7
○ Friday, May 3 PTO Sherwood Jewelry Show has been CANCELLED. Please disregard this
date in the school calendar.
○ Tuesday, May 7 Dine at the Curragh PTO Fundraiser
○ Thursday, May 23 Market Day Pick up at Edison
○ Wednesday, June 5 PTO Culminating Dinner
Meeting Adjourned 8:35.
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I. Call to order and welcome 7:33 P.M.
2. Distribution and approval of minutes
3. Executive Committee Reports
A. Treasurer – Kerry Eisner Two account summaries are summaries are discussed
C. Membership – Laura Ferrigno
D. Parent Education – Claudia Schmidt January 9 was the parent education night at Lincoln topic was drug prevention. Metropolotain Family Services, Janece Irtiz was the speaker. February 12th parent education night at Edison occurred which was titled fostering healthy habits for the whole child. Topics included executive functioning, Health, Nutrition and Sleep and how they affect your childs performance in school and establishing routines at home for a successfull school experience. We had good attendance at the parent education evenings.
E. Fundraising - Patty O'Malley Currently the Monthy Curragh fundraiser is our one fundraiser going.
4. Administrative Reports
A. Dr. Shepherd 1. A handout is provided by Dr. Shepherd. Questions/Topics discussed from this document include: 2. The board retreat packet has been posted in it's entirety online. 3. Preschool, possible expansion of an additional three classroom which would mean 114 slots. There is more that would need to be done prior to expansion at St. Paul's church. 4. Curriculum- sciecne currculum 5. Registration Packets being mailed out to parents for registration. There are now parent events so parents can see the school. 6. Meet the candidate night scheduled for April 3rd at 6:30 PM at Edison
B. Ms. Maxwell (Madison) 1. Pottery field trips will take place. It will be a walking field trip. 2. There was an assembly on valentines sponsored by PTO to Emeral City Theater. 3. If you have any currculum Mrs. Maxwell is pleased to answer any questions.
C. Mrs. Bulzoni (Edison) Not in attendance
D. Mr. Bleuher (Lincoln) 1. YOU (Youth Organization Umbrella) program is discussed. There is a lot of excitement around thi. Currently YOU is currently made up of 10 students per grade level. There is a spectrum of stduents who ae involved in the activity. Parents sit down and sign their child up for the program. The hope is to grow the program to 20 to 30 students per grade level. You is still not at full staff capacity at this point in time. There is information about YOU on the webpage. The YOU program targets students witheither Academic needs, Social needs, Emotional needs. 2. Science sections are being added as are Social Studies sections and Language Arts Sections. there are 7 sections across the board. This is due to enrollment and the number of students. 3. 7 parents have completed the 5 essentials survey for Lincoln thus far. Please complete the school.
5. Committee Reports
A. Book Fair - Kerry Eisner and Laurie Koniarski 1. next book fair is at Lincoln on April 3rd and 4th. The PTO meeting is one one of these evenings. There is also Book fair at Madison April 23rd and 25th.
B. Community Relations - Chuck Waters Lincoln's student government and Lisa Buckley conducted a food drive. The collection was phenomonal and there were boxes and boxes of food donated to the food pantry. The students who ran this did this on their own and we are impressed by them. All the schools have been doing a good job collecting for the food pantry.
C. Ecology - Eileen Rapoport 1. Multipack plastic rings please recycle these . Bring them in to school. These items are sent to ITW HI-Cone . 2. Pull tabs, please also send these in. They get sent to Ronald McDonald Houses 3. Electronices the funds from recycling these will be disbursed between the three schools. -Laptops, GPS, digital camera's phone, and ipods are all recyclable. There are drop off places at each school. 4. Gym shoes collection will be March 1st to April 1st 5. Skokie go green is April 7th at Niles North. There will be an email that goes out about this. 6. Trex a composite wood and plastic company can recycle cereal bags, zip lock, newspaper sleves, case overlap etc. Schools get free cardboard bins. The bags recycled have to be dry and shaken out. they use these items every school gets a bird house each kids gets a magnet and and we could win a bench for a school. This did start November 15th- America Recycles day. It woudl be nice for each school to have a green comitee of students who are involved in recycling.
D. Market Day - Laura Ferrigno 1. Gordon Foods is purchasing Market Day. There is a store in Evanston. It is the same type of foods and quality. 2. Tuesday's for pick up's are potentially a better day and we may be switching days for next year. Are you interested in Market day? We would LOVE a volunteer to help with this.
E. Fine Arts Boosters - Patrick Lezark Not in attendance
F. Niles West Liaison - Mona Helgeson 1. There is a new principal at Niles West next year. 2. Camps at the high school/ registration begins on the 5th. 3. Acapella festivle is March 22-24th This event is like acapellapalooza! Come and check it out. 4. march 6th and 9th is science fair. 5. Sizzeling summer science information is coming out.
G. Staff Appreciation - Mona Helgeson
6. Open Forum A. "-Brian willimas director of the YOU spartins introduces himself. There are 32 students involved thus far. B. The fling is tomorrow night! Come out!
7. Announcements Friday February 22- Fund 69 February Fling
Thursday February 28- Market Day Pick up
Tuesday March 5- Dine at the Curragh Fundraiser
Thursday March 7/Friday March 8- PTO Book Barrel @Madison
Friday March 8- PTO/FAB Dist 69 Talent Show 6:30 Lincoln
Thursday March 21- Market Day Pick up
Tuesday April 1- Dine at the Curragh Fundraiser
Next Meeting 4/3/13 7:30 PM at Madison MPR
Meeting Adjourned at 8:55
This month we will be collecting Pasta and Noodles to be donated to the Food Pantry. Any donations that you can send to school with your child to be placed in our Food Pantry Collection Bins are greatly appreciated! Thank you for continuining to help support our community!
Please join the District 69 Fine Arts Boosters on Friday, Mar. 8 at 6:30 at Lincoln for the sixth annual FAB Talent Show, featuring performers from all three District schools! Tickets for the show are $5.00 per person at the door. It will be a fun and entertaining evening. We hope to see you there!
3/5: PTO fundraiser Dine at the Curragh
3/7-3/8: PTO Book Barrel at Madison School
3/21: Market Day pick up at Edison School
4/2: PTO fundraiser Dine at the Curragh
4/3: PTO meeting at 7:30 PM at Madison School
4/3: Book Fair 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Lincoln School
4/4: Book Fair 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Lincoln School
4/18: Market Day Pick up at Edison
4/22 and 4/23: FUND 69's Graziano's Fundraiser
4/23: Book Fair 4:00 to 7:30 PM at Madison
4/25: PTO Book Fair 4:00-7:00 PM at Madison
1. Call to order and welcome – Mona Helgeson (7:30 PM Edison)
2. Distribution and approval of minutes
3. Executive Committee Reports
A. Treasurer – Kerry Eisner- November Balance Statement reviewed 1. Expences- spirit wear and PTO directory printing 2. Credit- from book fair at Edison.
B. Correspondence – Stacey Heger 1. Our appologies that room 214 6th grade Advisory at Lincoln was missing from the directory. If you purchased a directory and want this class listing it can be picked up from the Lincoln secretary. 2. We have a thank you card from Fund 69 for spirit wear donation for the walk-a-thon
C. Membership – Laura Ferrigno No Report
D. Parent Education – Claudia Schmidt 1. Our First parent Ed night was Nov 8th. It was a big success!! We would like to thank Madison (Mrs. Maxwell, the teachers, Madison staff, babysitting) There were over 300 people in attendence/ 4 sessions incuding ELL parent center, healthy living, The brain, and behavior management. All kids in attendance recieved goodie bags and a charm. 2. Our second Parent Ed night is in February at Edison. 3.Lincoln's Parent Ed night is still beging determined
E. Fundraising - Patty O'Malley 1. We finished our Gift Wrap fundraising. We are very pleased with the outcome of our fundraiser! We would like to continue with this fundrasier becuase it appeals to our families. This fundraiser pays for things like the Mosaic at Madison and these fund go directly to the schools. 2. Curragh fundraiser's are the first Tuesday of each month. We get 18% of the proceedes. 3. Market Day proceeds are discussed.
4. Administrative Reports
A. Dr. Shepherd 1. Dr. Shepherd is handing out a lengthy report (14 pages) Administration has created a Googledoc that Common Core- There is a Common Core app on the website. You can click on the tab and it opens up the entire common core map so you can know what kids need to master. There are high standards. We have adopted new textbooks, ISAT tests change in anticipation for the common core, they have incresased the cut score. IREADY testing is getting great feedback from our students and this testing is connected to the common core. A study is being pioleted in district 69 as a timestudy and the company has hired a statustician for our school district and the district was able to barter the tests for our participating in the testing. The goal is to assess mastery at at particular grade level. When the test is given a grade level equivelent is with the testing. But in our piolet not all students are recieveing the same "treatment" - in essence we are collecting data with this piolet. 2. 21's century learning grant - a Director for after school programing will be hired who will be collecting Data- Attendance/ Behavior/ Common Core and they will plug students into after school programming after school. for example - Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, in essence if we can find the kids who are interesting we can find the programming. This will be effective once a Director is in place. This is in place for all kids. The grant was written for "at risk" students. Current after school activities will continue to be in place. There is no cost to the district for the director or the programmer. The grant will run out eventually (5 years) we may be able to write a second grant to extend the grant for another 5 years. Then we will need to have a focus - can we find a funding source (discussion occur's about afterschool programming and a comparison to some programming that occurs at Walker in Evanston) 3. Construction -Madison is PACKED! We are having conversations of what the furture building needs will look like. There are 4 full preschool rooms. Space is discussed. There is a huge need for preschool programming. 4. Dual language grant writing being explored. 5. Items being discussed at the board retreat are discussed. 5. Registrations changes 6. School Schedules 7. Madison Parent Ed night. 8. Advisory at Lincoln going well. 9. Overature item is going well at Lincoln. 10. 2014-2015 School Calender. - No major changes to the Calender for next year. There will be no change for the calender in 13-14. District 219 votes in December. We will have to respond accordingly when 219 makes their call. 11. Crosswalk - Safety issue discussion 12. Administrative report atht goes to the Board of Ed. - these are all online and they can be downloaded. 13. Students are performing well. We have had some skyrocketing student achievement in some classes. Example is given that has been in place for Madison Students. 14. Attachments for reading
A. Book Fair - Kerry Eisner and Laurie Koniarski The book fair made 4500 in sales. We took all our profits in scholatsic dollars. Lincolna nd Madison Fairs will be in April
B. Community Relations - Chuck Waters Food pantry- Madison and Edison have done wonderful job promoting the pantry. We have volunteers for Fine Arts Boosters this well as well
C. Ecology - Eileen Rapoport Email's were sent out from Ecology. Electronics- phone laptops, mp3 players. Any discards are requested.
D. Market Day - Laura Ferrigno Pie Drive- We had a good month. We donated 15 pies to the food pantry. Thank you from the families who donated. Next month is cookie dough bonus days. We get 40% profit if we meet a certain ammount of cookie dough orders.
E. Fine Arts Boosters - Patrick Lezark Not in Attendance
F. Niles West Liaison - Mona Helgeson Niles West will not be recommended that every student has to take a lunch so they can take choir. They are keeping honors english and social studies in 11th grade. recommending a August 12 start. There is a play this weekned. Friday at 4 and 7 it is called Freddy the Frog.
Announcements Lincoln Concert is tomorrow night at 6:30.
Next week is the Skokie School Play. You have to reserve tickets online.
Saturday, December 8- Chess Tournament 8 am-3 pm Edison
Thursday, December 20- Market Day pick up Edison
Tuesday, Jan 1- Dine at the Curragh (proceeds benefit PTO)
Tuesday, Jan. 8 - Fine Arts Boosters Meeting 7:00 @ Edison
Sunday, Jan 20- Fund 69 fundraising event at Cesar’s Restaurant
Thursday, Jan 31- Market Day pick up at Edison
Tuesday, Feb 5- Dine at the Curragh (proceeds benefit PTO)
Thursday, Feb 7- PTO meeting at Lincoln 7:30 PM
We are collecting the following items for the food pantry. If you are able to, please send one of the following items in to school with your child to be donated: Toothpaste, Shaving Cream, Tissues, Soap, Deodorant, Lotion, Diapers. Thank you very much! Your donation helps our community!
Bookfair Fall 2012 information including informational videos are available below.
Link to online bookfair Homepage for Edison School
Lincoln Junior High