Bbes pta meeting Minutes Ball’s Bluff Elementary School November 13, 2012, 4: 30 P. M

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BBES PTA Meeting Minutes

Ball’s Bluff Elementary School

November 13, 2012, 4:30 P.M.

  1. Call Meeting to Order


  • Call to Order – 6:36 P.M. Jorie Gelnett, PTA President, called the meeting to order.

  • Pledge of Allegiance


  • People in attendance including PTA Board members, BBES staff, PTA members and parents. See sign-in sheet.

  • Board introduced themselves and Jorie Gelnett welcomed everyone who attended.

  1. Approval of Minutes from October 16, 2012 Meeting

Secretary’s Report – Heather Kircher (representing Michelle Jones)

  • Minutes are posted. Motion was made to approve the October 2012 minutes. Motion carried. No changes.

  1. Balls Bluff Elementary School Staff Reports

Dr. Carper, Principal

  • Enrollment is at 651 students.

  • Next School Improvement Plan Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 11/20. Meeting dates are posted on school website. Parents are welcome to join committee. Heather Kircher to post on FaceBook.

  • “Turkey Bowl” is scheduled for next Tuesday 11/20 at 1:00 to celebrate Tiger Paw’s collected to date in the Tower of Power.

Mrs. Delaney, Teacher Representative

  • Mrs. Delaney was not in attendance.

  • Nothing to repot.

Mr. Paciotti, Technology

  • Nothing to report.

  1. Event/Program Chariperson Reports

  • Glo Dance made approximately $400 and all costs were covered

  • Veteran’s Day assembly received positive feedback

  • Service Partner Sashes are completed and the children wore them at the Veteran’s Day Assembly while helping. Received very positive feedback. Dr. Carper has ordered pins for the Service Partners that they will get to keep.

  • Spirit Nights have been arranged with Noodles and Company, Manhattan Pizza, Moe’s and Pei Wei for February, March, April, and May. Specific dates will be forthcoming.

  • January 4th is community dinner. Details will be forthcoming.

  1. Elected Officer Reports

President – Jorie Gelnett

  • LEAP information shared. Information will be posted on Facebook and our PTA page. Jorie will not be able to attend.

  • Teacher Wish Lists have all been received. Emily Porter will scan them and send files to Heather Kircher who will post them on the PTA website.

  • Shenandoah University Teacher of the Year nomination announcements will be sent home on 11/15 in student packets. Jorie will serve as point of contact.

  • We are still looking for a new After School Programs Chair (or Co-Chairs) for the winter 2013 session. Anyone interested should contact:

  • Mr. Meyers has agreed to be responsible for new recess equipment and is working to get an order put together.

  • Landscaping has been moved to Spring.

VP Programs – Megan Cotterill

    • Not in attendance

    • A science based assembly is in the works for January. Details to be forthcoming.

VP Ways and Means – Debbi Mannino

  • Not in attendance.

Treasurer – Missy Fraine

  • Treasurer Report: see attached.

  • Have not received CiCi’s check. Betsy Henry to follow up.

Communications – Heather Kircher

  • PTA survey – is working with Zach Gelnett to create the survey in Gmail.

  • Facebook reach and comments are up.

  • WatchD.O.G. pictures are being posted and receiving positive feedback.

  1. New Business

  • None today

  1. Upcoming Events

  • PTA General Session Mtg. Tuesday December 11th at 6:30pm; Library

  • Jumping Jack Sports Night on December 7th, 6:00 – 9:00; PTA is organizing but will receive no profits

  1. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 7:01 P.M.

Guest Speaker, Tanina Frouge Linden, CFP on financial planning services

Futurity Capital, LLC


Heather Kircher

Heather Kircher, acting Secretary for 11/13/12 for Michelle Jones, Secretary

The minutes were:

___________Approved as submitted

___________Approved as corrected

Date: ________________________

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