April 2019 General PATS Meeting Minutes

PATS General Meeting
Sunday, 4/14/19 @5:00
Flip Dunk Sports

Call meeting to order @ 5pm – Charlotte

Jessie moves to approve last month’s meeting minutes.
Jocelyn seconds
All I’s

We would like to make a change to the VP roles, getting rid of spring fair, adding a VP of district communications
Kaitlyn moves to approve
Blaire seconds
All I’s

Voting of 2019-2020 board members.
President: Jessie Spalding
Presiden Elect: Yarden Tahan
Secretary: Blaire Griffin
Treasurer: Dan Santibanez
Co-Treasurer: Brian Foltyn
Fundraising: Jenny Goldman
Co-Fundraising: Tara Allen
Spring Fair: Meredith Francis
District Relations: Glen Sheriff
Community Events: Biby Carbonneau
Teacher Representative: Jocelyn Harding

No other volunteers to run.

Angel moves to approve slate
Kaitlyn seconds
All I’s

Introduction of Ms. Laura Webb, new principal at Simis
Introduction of Lindsay Murry, new assistant principal at Simis

Principal’s Report – Dr. Flowers
Working at Simis has been a pleasure x 14 years. She has loved working with all of our students.
4th grade AZ Merit has completed; we have some makeups for students who have been absent and that will be completed by the end of this week.

Dr. Flowers and Ms. Webb have been meeting regularly to prepare for next year.

Teacher’s Report – Ms. Harding
Teachers were very happy with spring fair.
Book Fair was a huge success and teachers all got new books as a portion of the proceeds.
Thank you for attending Open House.

Spring Fair Review – Angel
Spring Fair was a big success. We do not have financial #’s in yet. Goal is to break even. Online survey gave us some advice for next year. Positives: Free entrance, food trucks, raffle instead of auction.
Suggestions: Different time because of heat, need for more bathrooms.
If anyone has more suggestions to share, please send them to Angel.

Dine Out – Charlotte for Susan
Instead of a dine out, we’re having a Simis Skate Party!
Wednesday, April 24th from 5-730.
Admission: $3 + $ for skates.
100% of admission $ goes to Camelview

School Supplies – School supplies box saves you time and money. Go to the PATS Blast or PATS Facebook page for ordering information.

Playground Update – Dan
We gave the money for the athletic court to the district. We have been pressuring them to move forward with getting the athletic court in place. Goal is to have it done this summer.

Book Fair information – Jessie
Savannah has chaired the bookfair > 10 years. She met her goal this year of making 25K at the bookfair. This book fair is the most successful in AZ, maybe in the country, definitely in the world!
We get 70% of proceeds to go to books for teacher’s rooms and the library.

Dad’s Club – John
Spring Social was last night. Everyone had fun and Dad’s Club raised some $.
Dad’s Club would love to have more dads involved.
Dee suggested having some meetings first thing in the morning after drop off in order to capture more dads who work in the evening.

Teacher Appreciation Committee – Tracy
Committee is using a resort theme for teacher appreciation week this year.
Making bathrooms feel more spa-like
Classroom delivery of beverages
Donuts & Coffee Day – Need morning helpers
Nacho Taco Salad Bar – Late Morning/Afternoon helpers needed
Dinner gift cards and desserts
Charcuterie board day
Gifts distributed throughout the week
Tracy is looking for travel-sized reusable straws for the teachers. If you know of any (hoping $2 or less), please let Tracy know.
tracyjbremmeyer@gmail.com for more information or if you have any ideas.
Many SignUpGenius lists to come. WATCH YOUR EMAIL from your homeroom parents and Wendy Carmona.
Thank you Tracy for all of your hard work!!!

Future Fifth Grader Night: May 9th @ 530. The Gym at Madison Meadows.

Buy your yearbooks.  $20 now. Will cost $25 on and after May 1st.

4th grade graduation party: May 15th, 2-4PM, Flip Dunk, $11 per child

4th grade water party May 17th. More information to come home from your teachers. Jenny Goldman and Angel Conaway are the contacts if you want more information.
We are hosting this at a water park to be more in line with our water conservation education and efforts at Simis. It is an indoor event and there are non-swimming activities available as well. The cost will be covered by tax credit money. We are looking for 5 volunteers per class. Teachers will coordinate this for their class.

Dee asks why the graduation is scheduled for the last day of school.
Dr. Flowers points out this is an awards assembly with the musical performance but not an actual graduation. Kids will travel there by bus and return to school by bus as well. The assembly should be between 9-1030.

There is also an idea for a clap-out brought forth by Michelle Beckett. All the kids in the school will line the sidewalks and clap as the fourth graders walk through to get on the busses.

Good bye party for Dr. Flowers. Keep an eye out for more information about the event on May 7th 4-6 @ Laderra. We will have appetizers and cash bar. Parents and teachers, NO KIDS. Evite to follow.

Jessie moves to close
Yarden seconds
All I’s.