BES PTA Minutes – March 2017

PTA Meeting Minutes

March 7, 2017


The Bannockburn Elementary School PTA met on March 7, 2017 at the Bannockburn Elementary School (BES). PTA Co-President Heather Kraus called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

In attendance: There were 16 participants, providing a quorum.

Welcome and Presentation on the BES Music Program
PTA Co-Presidents Ms. Kraus and Marget Maurer welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Ms. Kraus provided an update on the spend-down of the PTA surplus, noting that gifts to all the BES staff had been provided.

Committee Reports

Tim Yehl, Treasurer, presented the Treasurer’s Report and explained that not all of the expenditures from February had hit the books yet. The first set of checks to help spend down the surplus, as approved in the February meeting, had been cut and the next set was expected in the next month or two.
Kara Myers presented the Fundraising report. The recent PTA social grossed roughly $17,000, and had roughly $1,000 in outstanding costs. This year’s social offered 55 auction items. Last year’s social raised roughly $22,000 but had 300 auction items, so this year’s auction raised more per item. Ms. Myers also noted that the next fundraising event, the One-Mile Fun Run, would be held on Saturday, March 18.
PTA Secretary Bonnie Noonan presented the minutes from the November 2016 PTA meeting and the January PTA Executive Board meeting. Becky Skipper moved to approve the minutes and Kathy Hurld seconded them. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote, with one minor correction. Past PTA Meeting Minutes are available online at:
Tanya Sisler presented the Before and After School Clubs report. She said that there would be 23 Spring Club options and that registration would open on Sunday, March 12. She pointed out that BES teachers were offering a lot of clubs this spring, including two PE clubs with Ms. V (PE instructor Eileen Verderosa). Clubs will begin the week of April 8 and last eight weeks. The PTA does provide some scholarships for families who need that and BES Counselor Christine Castellano adjudicates the applications. Applications must be in to her by April 3.
Marisol Blanchard gave the MCCPTA report.
Ms. Kraus provided a report on this year’s Nominating Committee, saying that the committee hopes to complete its nominating process by May 1.
Ms. Maurer noted the following upcoming events: the Fun Run (Saturday, March 18), which would include a collection of gently used shoes; Ledo’s Pizza Nights (Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4); and International Night (Tuesday, April 25), which had 50 participating countries. Ms. Maurer also requested parent volunteers to help during lunch and recess.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Bonnie Noonan, April 2017