PTA Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Those at the meeting were: E. Mostovoy, K. Smith, K. Mang, B. Batelaan, K. Courturie, N. Boyden.
o Introductions were made.
o Principal's Message: Red Ribbon week was a great success. The BMX bike assembly set the tone for choosing a Healthy Lifestyle. The Monster Mash Dance was HUGE! Around 200 children attended and Club Mad & Yearbook made over $500.00. Sports: Fall sports are coming to an end. Teams did exceptionally well this season. Students are really enjoying the Tutorial Enrichment Program; they appreciate the extra support and activities. After school support classes are up and running, they are: Algebra Help M & T., Pre Algebra Help, M & Th. GSP, M, T & TH.
Happy Thanksgiving Pie Give Away for Staff. Trimester 1 grades will be mailed home during the last week of November before break. Support classes are available to those who are struggling with grades. We have raised enough money for 1 Interactive White Board.
o PTA President’s Report: Unfortunately, the Direct Appeal Letter has not brought in the monies we had hoped for. We have only 8% of MJHS families contributed to this fund, or $5,000.00. So we will be holding a magazine fundraiser, as well as other opportunities to generate the much needed funds for our school, children and staff. The Kick-Off will be Tuesday, November 9th, and the final turn in date is set for Tuesday, November 30th. PTA will also be offering See’s Candy. The MJHS Sprit Wear went all right, the order has been placed. If there are more students interested in purchasing Sprit Wear, we can possibly make another order once this order has been passed out. We will be sending home PTA Membership packets will be sent home with the magazine fundraising packets.
o Treasurer’s Report & Budget: Kathy presented her report. We have approximately $13,600.00 in the account. Fall Fiesta bills were presented ($250.86), and $770.00 for Spirit Wear invoice. Kathy to pay PTA Membership & Insurance fees to meet the deadline, and stay in good standing, and membership drive will follow.
Membership Drive: Packets to be sent home with Magazine Fundraising
o Fundraising: Kathy C. presented a fundraising opportunity. Garlic gift sets. She will forward the flyer for distribution and leave the gift set in the office for parents to see/purchase.
o Input/Ideas: Heidi suggested that we put a flyer in the Magazine Sales packet, letting the families know that they could make a $50.00 donation to MJHS, in place of purchasing magazines. Kim to make up an insert for packets. Discussion of holding a Parents Night out for the holidays. Children can come to school watch a video in the auditorium and have dinner while parents are out enjoying them selves or doing their holiday shopping. Talk about hosting a Holiday night, were MJHS families can purchase Scrip for gift giving, See’s candy orders, Garlic Gift packs, etc.
o Mark Your Calendar:
11-4 Vision Screening: Volunteers still needed
11-11 Veteran’s Day – NO SCHOOL
11-22 through 11-26 Thanksgiving Break
12-20 through 12-31 Winter Break
o Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
o Meeting Adjourned :5:30 p.m.
We are selling Garlic Gold® Holiday Gift box as a PTA fundraiser! This is the perfect gift for Thanksgiving and holiday chefs, home cooks, goodies, lovers of garlic, friends, relatives, teachers, coaches, co-workers, and just about anyone who enjoys good food! Garlic Gold’s USDA certified organic products are hand-crafted and totally unique. You can drizzle, shake or sprinkle them on bread, pizza, pasta, salads, soups, chicken, fish, beef and virtually any veggies to turn meals into culinary delights. Our crunchy garlic nuggets were named a Top New Product release by the LA Examiner and our Sea Salt Nuggets were proclaimed, "a hit!" by SuperMarket Guru Phil Lempert. Chef Emeril’s blog said: “Now I understand the raves for Garlic Gold, an organic garlic from Seven Oaks Ranch in Ojai, CA. Garlic Gold is a delicious combination of organic toasted garlic pieces and organic extra-virgin olive oil. This stunner adds unique flavor and texture to anything from vegetables to chicken, shrimp or beef and if you dare, a savory panna cotta.”
PTA FUNDRAISERS - EASY! JUST PURCHASE YOUR GROCERIES AND MATILIJA EARNS $$$$$
Have you heard about E-scrip? It is an easy fundraiser to help support our school. If you have not signed up (you must re-enroll every year) call Arlene Gagnon in the Matilija Library for instructions to sign up. 640-4355-x1680; or renew or sign up yourself @wwwescrip.com. School ID# 138209176. Then every time you shop at Vons or use your credit card we get paid by participating merchants! It is that simple. call Arlene Gagnon in the Matilija Library for instructions to sign up. 640-4355-x1680; or renew or sign up yourself @wwwescrip.com. School ID# 138209176.
Corporate Dollars Available BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP
(and it won’t cost you a penny)
*Attention ALL Parents*
IT’S TRUE! Many businesses are willing to donate 3% to 10% of the purchase price and that translates into hundreds of dollars for your PTA. All you need to do is spend 5 minutes at www.escrip.com and register the store cards, debit cards or credit cards you most often use when you shop. Stores like Pep Boys, Macy’s, Vons, Big 5, Eddie Bauer, Carrows Restaurants, and many more are willing to kick in big bucks and it comes out of their pocket instead of ours.
WOW! INCREDIBLE! EASY MONEY!
So, please, right now, go to a computer, go online, type in escrip.com and register or renew for Matilija PTA. Next, cruise the website and check the list of participating merchants. Lastly, write yourself a note to ask family and friends if they would be willing to support our kids. It’s easy and anyone, anywhere can participate. If you need help or have any question just give me a call at 640-9988. Thanks for all your help.
SCRIP - We have a SCRIP program @ Matilija. The PTA can earn 2% to 20% from the vendors who are involved. With parents and staff participation, the PTA will have a successful year, and that in turn benefits our school and students.
If you have any questions, or would like to purchase SCRIP, you may contact Arlene Gagnon in the Library @ 640-4355 X1680
WHAT IS SCRIP? Scrip is a paper certificate or card used as a substitute for money in exchange for goods or services such as gas, groceries, hotels, airfare and entertainment. Just a sampling of the vendors involved are: Domino’s Pizza, Smart & Final, Barnes & Noble, Burger King, Shell and Union Oil, Red Robin, Olive Garden, Home Depot, Wendy’s, Borders and MANY more! Please contact Arlene for a complete list – these are dollar-for-dollar certificates, with NO ADDITIONAL FEE CHARGED TO YOU!