Sunday, September 13, 2015

OTES Parent Teacher Committee
September 9, 2015
Welcome to new and old members. Here’s to a new year.
Dorothy Dawson opened up the meeting with a thank you for supporting the Robotics Club. She has offered us an opportunity for concessions on November 21 from 8-4 at the High School. The event will be the Regional Competition.  We were in agreement that this would be a good event for us to take on.  Shifts will be taken and volunteer spot donations will be set up. Lindsey is heading it up.
Volunteer slips are in the office if you would like to volunteer during school hours. Volunteer opportunities are numerous; library, Friday helpers, events, etc.
Treasurer Update (Tina) $791.00 in box tops. Keep collecting!!!!!!!!
$94.00 from Coca Cola Caps Spaghetti Dinner (September 17) 4:30-6:00 visit classroom, dinner 5-7:00. Price is donation. Raffle baskets will be offered. Set up and clean up help would be greatly appreciated. Riverfest (Sept. 26): selling Chili/Chili Dogs, drinks, etc. Volunteer Spot will be up for volunteers to bring items and to do shift work throughout the day. We will sell the Tim Horton cups ($8.00). Fall Fundraiser: Great American Opportunities. The representative will present the sale items and such to the children in Oct. There will be three pamphlets in the order. Sale dates will be mid Oct. and all items will be here before the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will make a 40% profit on all items sold.
A 1 year discount app card was in the discussion; $20.00. We would make a $10.00 profit on sales. More information to come.
Margarita’s Night is tentatively set for Veteran’s Day; not sure where it is a Wednesday night if it will work.
Kristin Bird and Adele are heading up the on-line auction. (app. $3,000.00 profit and so much fun). Teacher donations will be discussed from the classrooms.
Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 5. Tiffany and Adele will head it up. Heidi will head up the concessions part. Volunteer spot will be up for donations and help closer to the event. Some ideas were a stationary table  (25 cents a card for children to make them).
Monthly incentives for box tops; possibly an extra recess time for the community who sends in the most.
Paint/Sip: @the Boomhouse. A possible fee of 25-35 dollars that includes easel space, canvas and paints. Drinks are on your own. Different teachers to teach the class and once a month. A test class will be done in Oct. then follow up in Jan. if interest is there.
Governor’s restaurant in the spring; tie it in with the Book Fair.
Other ideas: Pie auction @Thanksgiving
Appleby’s, Texas Roadhouse or Uno’s for events.

Thanks for a great start everyone.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

First PTC Meeting of the 2015-2016 School Year

PTC News: We had a good turnout for our first PTC meeting on Wednesday night. The group discussed a variety of activities and fundraisers in the upcoming months and explored a few new options to consider. Upcoming Events included:
Riverfest: September 26
Margarita’s Night: November 11
Online Auction: Starting November 30
Holiday Bazaar: December 5
December Movie Night: December 11, considering the Frogtown Puppeteers again

New activities considered: Paint and Sip at the Boomhouse: October 26th and a new Coupon Card App for discount

If you want to support the PTC, come join the meeting or sign up to help for an event!!!
Next Meeting October 7th

Contact Nicole Lawson at

Upcoming meeting for the year:
September Meeting: Sept. 9, 2015 (not the first Wednesday because we start Sept 1)
October Meeting: Oct. 7, 2015
November Meeting: Nov 4, 2015
December Meeting: Dec 2, 2015
January Meeting: Jan 6, 2016
February Meeting: Feb 3, 2016
March Meeting: Mar. 2, 2016
April Meeting: Apr. 6, 2016
May Meeting: May 4, 2016
No meeting in June