April 2018


APRIL 18, 2018

PRINCIPALS REPORT: Madison Performing Arts Center update/info. She showed a rendering of the auditorium. Impressive building with seating for 900 and plenty of parking.

Teachers Report: All good. And Ms Powers said she has enough mentors for 4th graders.

Surveys went out to 2nd/3rd grade parents Student Led Conferences and Digital Portfolios. Please answer to share your thoughts.

Dr Flowers and Ms Harding will be attending an event this summer to share feedback on your feedback.

Slate was voted on and approved for Executive PATS Board for 2018/2019.

President: Charlotte Shaff

President-Elect: Jessie Spaulding

Secretary: Yarden Tahan

Treasurer: Dan Santibanez

Treasurer-Elect: Brian Foltyn

VP – Fall Fundraiser: Kaitlynn Brimhall

VP – MidYear: Jenny Goldman

VP – Miscellaneous Fundraising: Susan Healy

VP Spring Fair – Angel Conaway

Community Programs: Cindy Wagner

Teacher Rep: Jocelyn Harding

Numerous committee Chairs positions open for new school year.

Please contact Charlotte and Jessie if you are interested in chairing or volunteering.

Treasurer: Teachers need to spend their APEX money for their classrooms.

Dads Club Social: Most successful yet in 3 years. $9,400 before fees/costs.

Fundraising Committees: No updates so far. Sarah Fluke asked about teacher feedback on Apex. Jenny said there were a few complaints about classroom interuptions.

Community Programs: Ap 27: TGIF Friday park playdate at Granada Park 3-5pm

Casual Cereal Drive Ap 30-May 4: Large container boxes for cereal boxes at Heights, MTA and Simis. Fire Department will drive down to the Madison Pantry.

Dads Club: Looking for new dads for the new year to join. Meeting will be in a couple weeks.

Atkinson spoke on Walk Out possibilities…From the teacher association, they’d go into the sub system as a way to show there will be one in advance notice. If it were to come to that, there would be enough advance notice. Molly Mayfield asked about notice, Dr Flowers said robo calls will go out.

Please check out the Madison AEU page on FB and Simis PATS FB page.



Oct 2017

Oct 18, 2017

PATS General Meeting

President, Nicole Ramirez call to order at 6:34pm

Approve minutes: Jessie and Amy.

Guest Speaker discussed Transgender 101 and inclusivity. Friendship and being kind.

President Report: Shared that we approved to purchase 3 carts/Chromebooks

Principal Report – Shared info on our lockdown/lockout program at our school.

Treasurer Report:

Fall Fundraiser Report: We raised over $50,000. Thank you!

New Simis Spirit Wear to be sold soon (shirts, hats, bottles)

Dine Out Night – Central Kitchen – Oct 25 MUST BRING FLYER.

Fair Report – Basket assignments are with your HRT.

Community Report: Trunk or Treat at Simis on Oct 27.

Beckett’s Table Social Night Nov 8 6-8pm

Communications Report

Website update

Social Media

Teacher Report – none

Dad’s Club: Movie Night, Simis Hats/Shirts sales online, Meeting Time TBD

Committee Report: BoxTop Report, Turkey Trot Report, Green Team has been resurrected.

Motion to Ajorn: Jessie, Zenia

Sept 2017

PATS General Meeting

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:30 p.m.


  1. Meeting called to order at 6:33pm by Nicole Ramirez.


  1. Special Guest Speaker- “IB 101” Melissa Powers


  1. President Report
  • Upcoming Events Shared
    • Simis Social Hour- Southern Rail 9/25
    • 4th Grade Teacher Appreciation Breakfast- 9/29
    • Vision & Hearing 10/16-17


  1. Treasurer Report
  2. Dr Flowers Report
  3. Teacher Report- Rita Atkinson
  4. Fall Fundraiser Update- Jessie Spalding We’ve raised more than $___.
  5. Community Committee Update- Jessie Spalding.

Trunk or Treat Oct 27

Park Play Date Socializing


  1. Fundraising Committee Update- Jenny Goldman & Aaron Latham

T-shirt and other items for sale soon.

Central Kitchen next Dine Out on October 25.


  1. Dads Club Update- Game Night fundraiser about $800. New shirts/hats to be made. Plans for what they’ll fundraise for. Next meeting is Tues Oct 3: 7156 N 3rd Ave 7pm.

Movie night Oct 20. Will be selling ads for screen at Movie Night $250


  1. Budget amendment – Ashleigh motioned to approve the amendment on the budget.

Seconded by Angel.  Vote Approved.

Meeting ended at 7:25pm.







Aug 2017

PATS General Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:30 p.m.

Meeting was called to order by Co-President, Rebecca at 6:33pm.

  1. Special Guest Speaker- Dr. Flowers.
  • Enrollment 967
  • Solar Eclipse concerns
  • Parking procedures
  • Science Kits


  1. 2017-2018 PATS Operating Budget- Review & Vote

**Tabled DIGGS line item for next executive board meeting.


  • MOTION to amend to approved the budget to approve expenses and income is in a transparent way for the Dad’s Club. (Tonia)

SECOND (Molly)

QUORUM (Yes – 61 Opposed – 11)


  • MOTION to approve the budget with amendments previously approved (Molly)

SECOND (LeiLani)

MAJORITY-Motion passes.


  1. President Report
  • Introduce Committee Chairs
  • Volunteer Search- Green Team, Vision & Hearing, Fall Fundraiser, Spring Fair
  • Website and Facebook info shared.
  • Teacher Allotment & Grant Request Report.
  • Directory report.
  • Upcoming Events
    • Dine Out- Flower Child 8/21
    • Simis Social Hour- Pomelo 8/23
    • Directory Drive Ends 9/1
    • “Coffee on Campus” 9/1
    • Fall Fundraiser Kickoff 9/5
    • September PATS Meeting 9/20 Guest Speaker Melissa Powers-“What is IB and how it affects my child?”


  1. Teacher Report-
  • Rita Thanks for the gift of supply allotments.


  1. Directory Update
  • Sarah Looking for more sponsorships and sales of directory.


  1. Fall Fundraiser Update
  • Jessie gave some info on her Five-week fundraising plans.


  1. Community Committee Update
  • Jessie Spalding shared info on the social hour at Pomelo on 8/23.


  1. Fundraising Committee Update
  • Jenny & Aaron:

-Dine out fundraisers each month. First one is 8/21 at Flower Child. —Sponsorship packages for PATS either through the year or specific events.

-Spirit wear fundraiser.


  1. Dads Club Update
  • Introduction as president John Shaff
  • Game Night Sept 20th, Oct 20
  • Community Night
  • Spring Social April 14th.


  • Co-treasurer introduction
  • Cindy Fairbanks,


MOTION to close (Tonia)

SECOND (Molly)

Majority-Motion Passes.