LCE PTO Newsletter

February 2016

January has flown by and February will be a whirlwind of activities at LCE! SO many ways to be involved: Box Tops, Father Daughter Dance, Battle of the Books, Parent / Teacher Conferences, Book Fair, Family Fun Night at Jungle Joe's! As parents there are so many ways to help - donate needed items for events, volunteer your time at events, send in box tops, or come to these fun nights with your kids and have a blast! Remember right now our kiddos like having us involved in their school! Thanks for all you do! - Julia
Big image

Sweet Celebration Father/Daughter Dance

Saturday, Feb. 6th, 6-8pm

10011 Portage Road

Portage, MI

Be sure your sweet girls do not to miss the sweetest night of the year!

Gumdrops, lollipops and candy galore...

a Sweet Celebration is what's in store!

Save the Date for the

2016 Father Daughter Dance

THIS Saturday, February 6th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Presale tickets have already been sent home.

Tickets can be bought at the door.

Tickets are $5 per family and photo packages vary.

We will need many volunteers to help before, during and after the dance.

We are also seeking snack donations!

If you would like to volunteer or donate for this event please check out our link:

Father Daughter Dance

or contact Maggie Piotter with any questions or concerns at .

As you are going through your daughters old dresses they have outgrown, please consider donating any semi-formal dresses to some of our girls that may need a dress for our dance. You can donate them to the FREE rack at Second Childhood. Just let them know they are for Lake Center Elementary. Girls in need a of a dress- please visit Second Childhood and mention Lake Center to view your choice of FREE dresses!

2016 / 2017 Executive Board Elections are coming up!

Voting for 2016/2017 Executive Board Nominations will take place at the March 14th PTO meeting. Please turn in your nominations to Marci Mungovan by Feb 26th (Email questions to General board nominations and elections will follow with a vote at the April 11th PTO meeting. Nominations are open and you do not have to be on the PTO to submit a nominee. Please include nominees name, phone number and email address.

President (Nomination date 2/1-2/26/2016) – Contact Julia Warner: 535-0758; Duties: Preside over PTO meetings (there are 10/year); Oversee each PTO activity & receive reports; Serve as an authorized signer of PTO checks; Serve as a committee member on at least 1 committee; Have 1 vote. In the event of Co-Presidents, each shall have one vote.

Vice President (Nomination date 2/1-2/26/2016) – Contact Stephanie Norg – 324-4301 or Duties: Assume the duties of the President in his/her absence; Serve as contact point for all Chairpersons; Serve as an authorized signer of PTO checks; Serve as a committee member on at least 1 committee; Have 1 vote. In the event of Co- Vice Presidents, each shall have one vote.

Secretary (Nomination date 2/1-2/26/2016) – Contact Kristin Weaver - 341-3755 or Duties: Record the Board’s actions and discussions in the meeting minutes; Track Board attendance; Post minutes within 14 days following the meeting; Serve as a committee member on at least 1 committee; Have 1 vote. In the event of Co-Secretaries, each shall have one vote.

Treasurer (Nomination date 2/1-2/26/2016) – Contact Tony Pallo – 323-8364 or Responsible for all Deposits, Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable; Prepare reports (monthly, tax & year-end) & keep accurate records of all receipts & expenditures; Present reports at meetings; Provide information for budget preparation; Serve as a committee member on at least 1 committee; Have 1 vote. “Co-Treasurer” positions are not allowed.

Nomination for General Board Members will take place in March. (Nomination date 3/1-3/31/2016) – Contact Julia Warner with any questions.Duties: Serve as Chairperson/Co-Chairperson for at least 2 PTO activities/events; Serve as a committee member on at least 1 other committee; attend a minimum of 6 PTO meetings (there are 10/year) per fiscal year; Have 1 vote.

Coming in March...

  • New Kindergarten Meeting - March 3rd
  • Student Council Spirit Day - March 11
  • Movie Night - March 11
  • PTO Meeting - March 14
  • Mother/Son Event - March 18
  • Great Skate - March 24
  • PTO Nominations - March 29
  • Half Day - March 31 (Spring Break Begins)

Lake Center Elementary PTO

PTO Officers:

Julia Warner - President

Stephanie Norg - Vice President

Kristen Weaver - Secretary

Tony Pallo - Treasurer

Teacher Representatives:

Marci Mungovan

Ashley Palmer-Vance


Kelly Jensenius


Robin Brendlinger, Rachel Bryant, Toyin Daranijoh, Lora Darrah, Kim Evans, Nicole Gutshall, Angie Layne, Melissa Nicola, Sarah Overholt, Meghan Pavlowski, Maggie Piotter, Kellie Schnell, Kera Simpson, Stacie Sokolowski, Stephanie Tangeman