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