The Friends of BES Blog
PTO Meeting 2/5/19
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Location: BES Library
People present: Ali Dabica, Ali Gibson, Mara Urban, Elyssa Boisselle, Taryn Williams, Aurelia Urban
Elizabeth Lewis is no longer treasurer. Thank you Elizabeth!
Seeking new treasurer. Talked about tasks, application, Elyssa Boisselle has offered.
3. Scholastic Book Fair
Set up on Friday at 3pm.
Fair starts Monday morning.
Invites sent to teachers.
Watch training videos
Genius Sign up review
Breakdown on 2/15/19
4. Tennis Family Night
PTO providing healthy snacks
Lessons with 5/6 graders at BES-this is a celebration of their skills/work.
Friday, February 8th
5. Parent Workshops
The 7 C’s Building Blocks of Resilience.
One presentation and series: March or April?
Holley Hall vs BES
Mara will contact CSAC (Emmy and Jen P).
Book after last week in March-last 3 weeks in April
Secure a location in the school-Mara to email Jenni and Kevin, location in school for series
6. Box Top Competition
Can we do this in March?
Ali will inform classrooms. Decorate.
Class with most box tops gets ice cream sundaes.
7. PTO Insurance/PTO Bylaws
Voted to move forward with PTO insurance.
8. Plaque for the previous PTO
Thank you to previous PTO members.
9. Safety Task Force Update
Informing townspeople of our concerns and how we are moving forward. Eric (highway department) will be attending.
Ali and Ali to attending upcoming Thursday, February 7th meeting.
10. Bike & Walk & Roll Update
February 13, 2019
11. Aurelia Urban-Recess Request
Aurelia Urban, 1st grader (Mrs. Scrodin) created a petition to get up to at least 1 hour of outside recess each day. Almost the entire school signed. Students are not getting enough movement...need sensory input for their bodies.
Aurelia Urban, Taryn Williams, PTO members, possibly BES PT (name?) will set a meeting with Kevin Robinson to discuss next steps. Taryn will provide research.
*Teacher/staff appreciation week
*Look into Slack for communication of officers
*Sensory walk, location, what is the custodial process (Taryn will take the lead), purchase cricket machine?
*Prevent Child Abuse VT
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 5th
A warm hello from some new faces of the Friends of BES VT. The new officers are Alison DaBica, Ali Gibson, Elizabeth Lewis, and Meg Greenleaf. We are excited to be stepping into these roles and work together with you to support our children, the faculty and staff, and the school community as a whole! We would like to thank the previous group for paving the way and sharing some great information and feedback with us, and we invite everyone to become involved in any way that works for you. Becoming a member is easy (forms are available on the website as well as at meetings and events), and it gives you a voice and a vote at meetings. We’re kicking off the year with a rush of energy. We wrapped up the Great American fundraiser and will be heading into the wreath sale in mid-October. There are several opportunities for volunteers to lend a hand coming up, so please check out our table to the Open House, come to our next meeting, and become a member so you can get email updates on opportunities between meetings.
October 4, 6:00-6:30: Meeting in library (before Open House; babysitting provided)
October 10: International Walk to School Day, and the Human School Bus
October 18 - November 5: Wreath Sale
October 24: Great American Fundraiser items arrive
November 13, 6:00-7:00: Meeting in library (babysitting and refreshments provided)
Facebook: Friends of BES VT
Phone: (802) 328-7700