PTO Update for HRE Staff

February 2016 Board Meeting

President's Update

Approval of January Minutes

Advance HSE Committee Update

Call out for 2016-2017 Board

  • Early March will run in Rocket Fuel
  • Deadline for applications will be before Spring Break

Blooming Biz

  • Flower sale at HRE this spring with delivery on April 27th
  • Reviewed order options and pricing
  • Flyer sent home early March

Co-chairs for 2016-2017

  • Discussed strategy for seeking volunteers
  • Reviewed co-chairs who may be returning & potential gaps to fill
  • Will distribute more information once the 2016-2017 Board is set

Vice President, Committee Updates

Dine to Donate

  • Five Guys went well
  • Still waiting on a check from RAM
  • Hot Box for March Madness competition
  • Working on April and May events

Movie Night

  • Friday, March 4th...Minions
  • Good on volunteers at this time
  • Looking at after school time slot for May movie

Field Day

  • Will be meeting with Mrs. Miller soon to plan

Rocket Rewards

  • Working on Box Tops now...ends on Friday, February 19th
  • Labels for Education program is being discontinued after this year

Spirit Wear

  • Retail total from last order was around $650
  • Doing well...over budget for the year
  • Decided not to do a third order this year


  • Sent a shipment this past month

Staff appreciation

  • Updated Board on past PD day
  • Planning for something around Spring Break
  • Currently planning Teacher Appreciation week activities

Science Fair & Math/Science Night

  • Reviewed what went well and what could be tweaked for next

School Supply Kit

  • Finalizing orders for 2016-2017

Rocket Challenge

  • Discussed packets to be sent to HRE families
  • Discussed planning details...DJ, Treats, Recognition, etc...

Treasurer's Report

Cash balance

  • Cash balance was reviewed

Other items...

  • Budget is current up to date
  • Pacers check came in...$1400
  • Target check came in...$3700+
  • Incrediplex check came in...$715

Principal's Report

PTO Grants

  • Reviewed spring grant applications that were submitted
  • Vote taken on submitted proposals
  • Discussed follow-up with Fall grant recipients

Wonder Wheels

  • Discussed bringing them back to HRE

Old Business

Blood Drive

  • HRE will host a mobile blood drive in May
  • Will work with Blood Center to set a specific date...looking at May 19th or 25th

Kona Cards

  • HRE will offer these to families again this year

New Business

Buy 1 Get 1 Book Fair
  • Scholastic wants HRE to host in May
  • Since we are doing one in April we discussed pros/cons
  • Discussion about hosting something around back to school time if Scholastic allows

Destination Imagination

  • Want to host a movie night at HRE to raise money
  • Board decided to donate a portion of our next movie night back to Destination Imagination instead of hosting a separate event