Friday, September 22, 2017

September 2017 Meeting Minutes

OTES PTC Meeting
September 6, 2017

Introductions – welcome all!

If you cannot attend PTC meetings, you can still volunteer! Check Facebook (RSU #34 OTES) for opportunities or email Heidi at to be added to the emails to sign up for volunteer opportunities. 

PTC Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 6-7pm in the OTES school library. 

New ideas: Reviewed ideas about learning opportunities at PTC meeting: math program (Envisions), Civil Rights Team, school garden and school resource center

Reviewed the budget: income and expenses.

Box Tops: Raised over $2200 last year from Box Tops. Remember to clip your Box Tops and send them back in with your child. 

Spaghetti Supper: September 14th – 4:30 to 7:00 pm during the Open House. We need lots and lots of volunteers to help set up, cook, serve, and clean up. 

Fall Fundraiser: Charleston Wrap: September 22nd - October 4th

Old Town Riverfest: September 30th

Ice Cream Social: October 6th - will need volunteers to help serve ice cream (usually start around 12:15) 

Online Auction: November 27th – December 1st – will be looking for donations from the community 

Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, December 3rd – 9am – 2pm. 

Next meeting: October 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 7 2017 PTC Meeting

June 7, 2017

OTES PTC Meeting




New Ideas/Concerns: None


Leadership for 2017-2018 School Year: President – Heidi Brewer-Rackliffe; Secretary – Kate Yerxa;


Action Item: Looking for a co-president or 2 people to learn the role.


Staff Appreciation Week: Well Done! Thank you to all that helped and donated.


Pancake Breakfast: Thank you all who helped make the event a success!


Art Fair: Very well attended and the art was beautiful! Thank you! Next year it will be good to know where each school’s donation will be.


Future Event Dates: Reviewed the event schedule for the next school year.


Next Meeting: August 23, 2017 at Woodman’s or Margarita’s – stay tuned!

Monday, April 10, 2017

April 2017 Meeting Minutes

PTC Meeting April 5th, 2017


New Ideas/Concerns:

·         Tiffany asked if the PTC would like to have a nacho cheese dispenser that she has. She would like to try it out at the Student/Faculty basketball game.

·         April asked if the PTC would be interested in purchasing the poster size sign holders that she used during the Trolls Movie Night. After the cost raffle items and materials we still raised $40.

·         Mary mentioned the idea of having a theme with parent helpers for next year’s art work fundraiser. Jeanna will reach out to Pam.

·         Jeanna will work with Tina to get the books done and have an up to date Treasury report for next meeting.

Box Tops:

·         Kathy has a $649 check

Garden Committee Presentation:

·         Sat April 29th 9-12 the raised beds will be put in with parent and student volunteers. The fence will be put in the following weekend.

·         The committee has asked for $700 to help support this project. After some discussion about the benefits this program will have on our school and community the PTC decided to donate $1000.

·         The committee has plans to have a food pantry this summer, Story Walk, etc. They are receiving support from the University of Maine as well as other businesses in the community.

Book Fair:

·         Raised $2980.73! This is about $800 more than we made last year. This money is split between the Library and PTC leaving us with approximately $1400. There were 11 parent/teacher volunteers this year. A HUGE thank you to all of you who made this year a success!

·         Mary suggested a fundraiser for next year at Woodman’s that would provide funds to both Orono and Old Town schools for children who cannot afford books.

·         The Summer Camp fair was a success. Mrs. Mitchell would like to do this again next year with a possible location change (hallway) as well as providing vendors with snacks/water.

·         Next year would like to consider the need for the desserts.

Family Dance (5th Grade Concessions):

·         There was a good turnout. The high school students did great.

·         5th grade parents sold pizza, toasted cheese, and chop suey. Made $251.

·         One parent suggested for next year hiring a gentleman named Caleb who DJ’s for a donation to Walk for a Cure.

Teacher Appreciation Week (May8-12):

·         There will be a meeting on April 19th at 6pm. Contact Tiffany or Susan if you would like to see what you can help out with. Flyers will be going home soon requesting supplies.

Pancake Breakfast (May 31st):

·         Would like to review order to make sure we don’t have too much food.

Art Fair (June 2nd):

·         Will need parent volunteers to take care of food/water. Also, will need parent to collect money for art this year. Charice is catering this event. PTC is paying for all of the food this year.

Margaritas Fundraiser (June 14th-tenative):

·         Betsy will help Kristin and April with W9 and Tax Exempt form. Need to submit request online now.


Next Meeting May 3, 2017

Will be cut to 30 minutes due to Open House at LMS


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 2017 Meeting Minutes

Introductions – Welcome all!

New Ideas or Concerns:

1) Will be providing a summer camp fair during the book fair (book fair has a camping theme)

2) OTES garden work day on April 29th – look for an announcement to get involved! Renee St. Peter will attend the next PTC meeting to describe the garden plan.

Box Tops: Just sent in $650 worth of box tops. Looking for another person to take over the Box Top redemption. This is an opportunity to volunteer from home! If you are interested, please contact Kathy Cummings.

Movie Night: March 3rd – still looking for volunteers!

Book Fair: March 16th  – 22nd with Family Night on March 21st. Sign up for volunteering should be sent this weekend. This year there will be a photo booth.

Family Dance Night: March 31st, concessions will be sold to support he 5th grade celebration. The dance will be held from 6-8 PM.

Teacher Appreciation at OTES: May 8th – 12th, will look into possible food donations

Pancake Breakfast: May 31st

Art Fair: June 2nd, will be looking for volunteers to help with taking payments for the art.

Margaritas Fundraiser: Date may need to change – stay tuned!

Next Meeting: April 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM



Friday, February 10, 2017

February 2017 Meeting Minutes

OTES PTC Meeting

February 1, 2017


New Ideas: Movie night – will check to see if we still have a license to show a current movie. Another idea is to offer a concert (Rick Charette) in collaboration with the Old Town Library. Will consider the week of June 5th and a decision will be made next month.

Behavior Committee: Maggie Mitchell provided an overview of the committee, the purpose, and current work. There is both a K-12 committee and an RSU K-5 behavior committee.  

Playground Equipment Update: Dr. Tuell received a quote to replace some playground equipment that is a hazard: $4200. Those in attendance approved to move forward and replace the broken equipment.

Box Tops: No update. Also discussed the Coca-Cola rewards will be changing. Decided to wait and see what the new program will be and will decide to either continue or discontinue in June. Tyson also has a rewards program. Will work to promote this program too.

Talent Show: Held January 27th, concessions earned $180 to support the 5th grade celebration.  

Book Fair: March 16 – 22 with the family night on March 21st.

Family Dance: March 31st, concessions will support the 5th grade celebration.

Pancake Breakfast: May 31st

Teachers vs. 5th Graders Basketball Game: April 11th (benefits 5th grade celebration)

Margaritas Fundraiser: Usually held the last day of school. Kristen and April will work on this.


Next Meeting: March 1, 2017



Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Meeting Minutes

OTES PTC Meeting

January 4, 2017


Box Tops: Over $1500 raised. Red community won this time.


Puppet Show: Was held December 9, 20016. Attendance was lower than expected. Discussed whether to offer the movie night next year and maybe sponsor the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers for the students during the school day.


T-Shirts: PTC Volunteer t-shirts are available - $10


Talent Show: Tryouts are January 13, 2017, show is January 27th, 6-8 pm. Concessions will benefit the 5th grade end of year celebration.


Family Dance: Tentatively scheduled for: February 3rd. Key Club students usually come to help out with the dance. Concessions will benefit the 5th grade end of year celebration.


50-50 Raffle – Scheduled for February 10th. Will postpone for a later date.


Book Fair: March 16-22 and the family night is scheduled for March 21. Will plan on offering a summer camp fair on the same time as the family night.


Laminators purchased along with laminating sheets and will be distributed to teachers when they arrive.


Will replace the climbing wall (for the 3rd – 5th grade playground).


Reminder: Looking for volunteers to help on Friday mornings to help teachers prepare for class activities.


Next Meeting: February 1, 2017, 6-7 PM