Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Upcoming Events

Annual Online Auction
November 28th bidding opens at 5am and closes on December 2nd at 5pm
 Follow the link below to create a sign in and for a complete list of items available-
 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar
December 3rd 9-2
Contact Tiffany Curtis-Palmer at if interested in purchasing a space
Volunteers needed - We are looking for help with concessions, set up and take down at this event. Please follow the link below for a list of volunteer opportunities-

Friday, November 4, 2016

November 2016 Meeting Minutes

OTES PTC Meeting

November 2nd, 2016    

New Idea: Dr. Tuell asked if we would like to have Vikki Wilcox come in next month to talk to us about the New Guidance Curriculum. She will be coming to our December meeting.
New Idea: April suggested we try providing childcare similar to how the Riverside Dance program does it at the high school. Parents could notify April by noon the day of our meetings to let us know if they will need childcare and April could arrange it with the students from UMaine.  The concern was that college students were taking the time to provide childcare, but we rarely needed it. This way, the students would only come when they were needed and we would still able to offer childcare to parents.  

Box Tops: Kathy gave Dr. Tuell report. We were just shy of $1500. Postage reimbursement was also submitted and approved.  

Online Auction: Annual event. Bidding begins the end of November, winners announced at the Holiday Bazaar in December. Looking for a variety of donations to be included in the auction. Please contact Kathy if you have any ideas. We upgraded to 200 items for $160. Teachers are going to be submitting artwork from their classes to be auctioned off.

Fall Fundraiser: We raised $3600, which is consistent with what we have done in previous years. Last year we did a blanket letter giving the parents the opportunity to make a one-time donation instead of purchasing items from the fundraiser. Would like to keep this in mind for next year. We arranged for parents to help sort through the items when they are delivered. We also set up two times that parents could pick up their items – Nov 15th 3-5 and Nov 16th 2-4. Notice will go home to families.

Ice Cream Social: Went over very well. Would like to keep it in the fall for next year as well.

Governor's: November 15, 2016 from 4-8 PM Governors will donate 10% of all sales and will provide two $50 gift cards for OTES PTC to raffle off. Maggie will share Facebook event on RSU 34 page.

Holiday Bazaar: December 3, 2016 from 9 AM to 2 PM. Still accepting applications for vendors. Tiffany brought one of the signs she had made. They look great! It was $76 for four signs. Tiffany spoke on the advertising she has been working on. Heidi and Tiffany will get Volspot together for concessions. Lynn would like to have a table to sell the books left over from the Author Visit, with proceeds going to the library.

Puppet Show: Date confirmed: December 9, 2016 at 6 PM. Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Will be asking for a suggested donation to benefit and local charity.

T-Shirts: Denise took a few orders for PTC t-shirts. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, contact Denise at Will create separate blog post with this information.

PTC Members Facebook Page: Tabled for next meeting as those that made suggestion were not present.

Talent Show: January 27th, 2017 – Dr. Tuell will be looking for parent volunteers to help the day of the show. Will discuss more as the event gets closer.

Pancake Breakfast: We were asked to change the date because June 2nd is the same day as the 4th Grade Augusta field trip. A couple dates were discussed – June 1st and May 31st. We settled on May 31st for now where June 1st is the tentative 5th Grade Celebration date. Will need to touch base with Kate Yerxa to make sure this works for her.

Next Meeting: December 7, 2016


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