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Meeting Minutes April 11, 2017

Mesa View PTSO General Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Kathleen Karnowski, Yvonne Redford, Randy Lempert, Patty Nagatoshi, Sue Restmeyer, Stacy Alyea, Rennell Gochman


Meeting called to order at 6:34 pm

Meeting Minutes:  Last month’s minutes approved.

ASB / Principal’s Report:

  • School had a great band assembly and the district had their music festival.

  • Mesa View is district champs in track and field!  Thank you to coaches Mr. Vlachos, Ms. Brambila, and Ms. Manz.

  • Had the Gate Open House.

  • 8th grade science testing is coming up.  We are piloting the new testing.  No results sent to parents.

  • High school:  Ocean View and Marina have already come.  HB coming soon.

  • Suggestion by parent:  don’t announce grade awards in front of peers.

  • Promotion info was sent home.

Old Business:

  • Next year’s board – Andrew and Cindy are confirmed.  Still need President and Secretary.

  • We will try to recruit from feeder schools – Hope, Circle, Golden.

  • We need to be there at 5th grade night (date TBA)

  • Open House – food trucks scheduled (TK Burger and Kona Ice)

  • 8th grade dance – DJ is booked, chair is meeting after spring break.

  • Restaurant nights:  Andrew made reusable signs.  New ideas – Pieology is decided for May.  

  • Teacher appreciation on 5/10:  late start day.  Teachers will be provided breakfast burritos.

  • Discussion on conference week snacks – teachers enjoyed them.

New Business:

  • Student store – made $2,700.

  • District roundtable:  New ELA ELD program teachers are working on this year.  It is a whole new curriculum, going to approval for adoption.  Could be potentially all online.  Parents will be introduced to the new system.

  • School consolidation discussion:  Sun View & OVPP.  There will dialogue with parents at those schools.

  • District is asking PTSO presidents to ask for parents to be part of the discussion.

  • California Dashboard is up and running.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Cash balance:  $56,291.

  • Need to spend down to below $50,000, preferable to $30,000.

  • Ideas to fund:  Robotics is in it’s 3rd year and has made a request for funds to get more robots in the hand of more students.  Plus maintenance for the robots.  Amount requested – $4,609.  Motion to approve – all in favor.  The motion passes.

Open Input:

  • Mural for the handball courts:  Yvonne referred Lindsay who will talk to Mr. Lempert.

  • Q:  Will there be a panorama picture?  Yes, on the 18th.

  • The book fair is very busy!  

  • Next meeting:  5/9/17 at 6:30pm.


Meeting adjourned at 7:24 pm.


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