Oct 2014 Minutes

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BMS Station PTO Meeting Minutes
October 14, 2014
Attendees: Jeanine Stark, President; Jennifer Lekai, 1st Vice President; Lisa Meyer, Treasurer; Gwen Cieslak, Secretary;
Craig Winkelman, Principal; Brian Harris, Superintendent 220
Joel Arrenzola, Marla Beniek, Lisa Blakeslee, Jeri Broderick, Cyndi Burks, Christy Driger, Nancy Forrest, Melissa Gott, Pam
Groom, Kelly Panesis, Melissa Paris, Rita Patel, Julie Skowron
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Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 9:15 a.m.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes from the September 9, 2014 PTO turnover meeting were presented.
Motion to approve was made by J. Broderick and seconded by R. Patel.
Superintendent’s Report: Dr. Brian Harris
a. Steady enrollment in District 220.
b. One-to-Word going strong.
c. Considering optional full-day kindergarten on a tuition basis.
d. Considering later start at HS; will take some time to put into place.
e. 220 Board passed 18th consecutive balanced budget.
f. Senate Bill 16 – Revenue issue at state level; would reduce and redistribute state education
funding. Property-wealthy Barrington could experience cut by half of state funding. All
encouraged to be informed on the issue and the positions of our elected officials.
Treasurer’s Report: Lisa Meyer
a. Presented 2014-15 budget to date.
b. No Stress Fundraiser - $7,500 to date; purchased five bottle filler water fountains for school.
c. Motion to approve budget made by R. Patel and seconded by C. Driger.
Principal’s Report: Dr. Craig Winkelman
a. Technology – 6th grade iPads working well; not breaking, superior connectivity, no lost
instructional time, high battery life.
b. Digital Age Learning Coach (Mr. Sidell) – positive response across all grade levels.
c. Two water bottle fillers/drinking fountains installed and being utilized; will have a total of five.
d. Conferences – Not all parents will be able to meet with all teachers during these specific times;
teachers always willing to schedule alternate times to meet.
e. Illinois Youth Survey – Survey on drugs and alcohol given every other year to 6th/8th grade
students; positive, downward trends for our school.
Teacher Representative’s Report: Kathy Hempel
a. No Report
President’s Report: Jeanine Stark
a. Ecology & Grounds – no report
b. Fine Arts – Ordered and received two microphones for school play and music for choir.
c. Hospitality – no report
d. PALS – Opportunity to sign up to help.
e. Teacher Appreciation – Wellness breakfast and meals to be served during conferences.
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1 Vice President Fundraising – Jennifer Lekai
a. No Stress – Contributions can continue to be made through Infinite Campus.
b. School Packs – Contract signed for next year.
c. Spirit Wear – no report
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2nd Vice President of Programs – J. Stark for Cindy Lenart
a. 8th Grade Dance – 5/8; 8th grade t-shirt design has been selected.
b. 8th Grade DVD – R. Patel & M. Proebsting to assist.
c. Ski Club – Mandatory registration dates 11/12 and 11/20; parents must attend one registration
event and sign up for volunteer spots.
d. Snowflake – 11/21; need volunteers, 120 tickets still available as of today.
e. All School Social – First of two events 10/23
f. 6th Grade Social – 4/24
g. 7th/8th Grade Social – 11/13 at Prairie; glow-in-the-dark dance party.
Secretary – Gwen Cieslak
a. Website/Newsletter – “Straight from Station” newsletter as one main source for information. All
committee announcements directed to Heidi Isaias – [email protected]
b. Directory – Online & print versions available soon.
Unfinished Business: None
New Business: None
Adjournment: At 10:20 a.m. a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by J. Broderick and seconded by
K. Panesis. Meeting adjourned.
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