March 2018 WSO Minutes

  • Meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m.
  • Approval of Agenda –  Traci Block(m) LeAnn Heide (s)
  • Approval of Minutes – DeDe Zilz (m) Traci Block (s)
  • Approval of Treasurer’s Report – Michelle Tansley(m) Emily Moore(s)

Committee Reports/Old Business

Mardi Gras
Raffle baskets went really well. There was a big turn out for Mardi Gras. Kids that turned something in got a free raffle ticket. We will go over what was raised next meeting.

Spirit Wear
During Mardi Gras everyone had a chance to order the new West water bottle with the child’s name on it. Sales were between $500 and $600. We will go over what the total amount was next meeting.

Yearbook
The yearbook is complete. It was sent to the printers on March 9th. We increased the order to 185 books. There was 175 books that sold. It will all be in color this year. We were able to get The Girls on the Run into the yearbook.

Marie Curie Scholarship
April 15th is the last day to turn in scholarship applications. The teachers will read through them to give their suggestions on what was is good. WSO officers are also able to read thru them.

Book Fair
Will go over more in April

New Business

2018/2019 Officers
Will decide in April

Teacher Appreciation Week
We are working on getting donations from different businesses. The parents that signed up to help with Teacher appreciation week will be notified. Teacher appreciation is May 6th to May 12th.

School Tool Box
There will be a new supply list for next year. The supply list and order forms will go home with the new Kindergarden parents at Kindergarten registration.

Wildcat Welcome Night
September 12th will be Wildcat Welcome night. It will start at 6:30pm and end at 7pm. After the Wildcat Welcome night there will be a WSO meeting starting at 7pm. All letters and notification about the night will be sent home with the new incoming Kindergartens on registration day. Registration day is April 12th. Wildcat Welcome night helps parents meet the teachers again and get more information on what we do at West and what programs there are.

Fifth Grade Field Trip
The fifth graders will be walking to the High school for the Civil War Reenactment. All the schools will be attending. This is an extra field trip that the fifth graders will be taking. The cost of this trip is $90 per school. The motion was approved by Traci Block (m) Megan Carrier (s).

Principal Report

Mardi Gras was great. A special thank you to Megan Carrier and Alyson Cooley for a great night. Everyone was happy and the raffle went off well.

The kids really enjoyed play day. They had the first half of play day in their classrooms and the second half with their teams.

PARCC Testing is underway. The teachers have been pumping up the children with good attitudes to help them do better on the tests. The computers were down one day last week so they will have to go into the week of March 19th for a make up day.

The rest of the chromebooks are all in now. They were put in the fifth grade classrooms and the children are really enjoying them.

There are six teachers going to see Matt Miller at a conference. He is the author of Ditch that Textbook. He will give the teachers more insight on how to teach in their classrooms. The cost of the conference is $75 per person. The money for the tickets comes out of Title money.

There have been two grades asking for extra field trips. The first one is Mr. Williams class. Mr. Williams class won the challenge for the walkathon. He would like to have a pizza party with his class from a pizza place outside of school. He would also like to get supplies for a project that his class will be making during an activity day. Any money that is left over from what WSO was going to be giving his class from winning he would like it to go towards a bounce house or water/popsicle for field day.

The fourth grade class would like to attend STEM again this year at NIU. The fourth grade class is reading First Women Detectives. The author of this book will be at NIU STEM. The cost of the field trip is $15 per student plus a bus. The motion was approved for both of these trips Megan Carrier (m) Jessica Spartz (s).

Field day will be May 21st and rain date May 22nd. Field day will run for half day.

Family reading night will be Thursday April 5th in conjunction with bookfair. Little gorillas (Ivan) will be auctioned off that night as well.

The teachers have sent in their requests for using the Scholastic dollars. They are asking for 12 stools for 4th grade and 6 stools for Special Education. Mrs. Lockhart requested Book Bin Pack and desktop organizer. The motion was approved Megan Carrier (m) Traci Block (s).

Comments/Concern

None.

Adjournment 7:48 PM

Next Meeting: Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM