High Plain Elementary School
February PTO Meeting Minutes
Friday, Feb 6

In Attendance:  Kim Sousa, Laura Putnam, Michelle Hazelwood, Marika Lyons, Patricia Brown, Audrey Wilsack

Audrey came to talk about Skateland.  She will hold it either Friday the 6th or 13th. Between hours of 5-7 pm. She will create a flyer and distribute.  This is always a well attended event.  We will have parents sign an agreement that this is not a drop off event.

Marika reported that teachers have signed up to attend the Teachers Appreciation Luncheon.  She reported that Science Night went well.  There will be an unveiling of the cafeteria murals during the ice cream social in June.  HPE is getting ready for PARC testing.  There will be a district wide parent night to discuss the testing.  It will be a paper based test for HPE.  There has been a lot of discussion about the curriculum.  Pam or Kim will create an announcement about our Andona grant.  HPE is in the process of purchasing a "Buddy Table" for the playground to honor Marcia Young & Janet Yedinak.  Maybe the PTO will donate some money toward this purchase.  Marika will follow up with Colleen Billings after Feb break about the Buddy Up program and PTO members attending a parent session.

Patricia Is moving forward with the Square One Fundraiser.  We have samples to put out for Pasta Palooza night. She will send a blast informing parents that they can create artwork at home.  Products will be available in time for Mother's Day.

Pasta Palooza is on for Tuesday night.  Jill Sergeant wrote up a letter for parents about what it's like for students to take part in grade 5 events.

Spring Social planning is underway.  Laura is collecting auction items. Some parents are donating items. We will not have class baskets.  Kokee flowers may donate flowers and Michelle will head up decorating with them.  The comedian charges $500 for the night and Kim will help pay 1/2 that cost.  Tickets will cost $50 each (last year was $35 each).  There will be a cash bar.  Michelle can help with invites if need be.  The hours will be 7-11 pm.