February 7th, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the PTA Meeting on Tuesday,February 7th, 2023 6:30PM in the library. 

Call to Order- 6:40PM

Pledge of Allegiance

Principal’s Comments:

  • Michelle Jackson said that Kindergarten registration paperwork was sent out.

Treasurer’s Report – January 2023  

  • Deposits have been made from the pickles fundraiser, January movie night, Boxtops, Boyers fundraising, Chick-fil-A dine and donate, and teacher appreciation snacks. Expenses include playground replacement equipment, Walk-a-thon ice cream party, Santa’s Workshop purchases, teacher grant, baskets for the snack shop, and babysitting for last month’s meeting.

Motion to Approve: Dave Crissman

Second By: Kelly Gausch


  • There are currently 71 members.

Teacher Grants:

  • Mary Templin (Learning Support Teacher): Requested $100 Story Champs program (see grade level grant) See grade level grant – special education. I’d like to amend the amount on that request.. the balance for the grade level grant will be $188.15 since I found a coupon and the total was $288.15
  • Kristi Shuman (ESL Teacher): Requested $100 for Classroom snacks, classroom reward incentives, WIDA ACCESS testing incentives. Each student needed to take 4 domains of the test, so after each test they got a small reward. “You’re such a SMARTIE”, “You’re one smart COOKIE”, “You’re so SHARP” and “Testing is o”fish”ally over!”

Motion to Approve: Amy Koch

Second By: Katie Pisauro

Teachers Pay Teachers Grants:

  • None

Teacher Grants:

  • 1st Grade: Requested $500 for Extra Field Trip Experience: We will use it to offset the cost of transportation and admission to the Philadelphia Zoo.
  • Special Education: Requested $188.15 for multi-tiered language intervention: We would like to purchase an intervention program called “Story Champs” https://www.languagedynamicsgroup.com/product/story-champs-2-0-english/ – We use a variety of programs with our students. Some students have needs in the area of language. The interventionists recommended this program to help our students in this area and this would help supplement what we are already using. I (Mary Templin) plan to use $100.00 of my own teacher grant $ towards the total cost ($300.00) because I intend to use it with 1 student in particular. I checked with my learning support colleagues and they are in agreement that this could also help some of their students and they agree with using some of our grade level grant money towards the purchase.

Motion to Approve: Katelyn Moll

Second By: Michelle Jackson


February – Meeting 2/7

  • Dine and Donate – Plaza Azteca – 2/8 11AM-10PM
  • Movie Night – 2/10 6-9pm
  • Pickle Pickup – 2/21 – 4-6PM – We will make approximately $750 on this fundraiser.
  • Anita’s Savory Dips Fundraiser – 1/30-2/22
  • Gertrude Hawk – 2/4-2/21

March – Meeting 3/14

  • Dine and Donate – Pop’s 3/10 & 3/11 11:30AM – 10PM
  • Skate Night – 3/2 – 6-8pm @ Fantasy Skate – They will offer a large pizza and a pitcher of soda for $12. No outside food/drink is allowed.
  • Bingo – 3/19 – Please let us know if anyone is willing to donate raffle/BINGO prizes. Ticket order forms will also be coming home in the next few weeks.
  • 4th Grade Celebration Fundraiser – 3/14-3/31 – Tervis Cups – The cups will have a school logo with a red lid.
  • Smillows – Sell 2/27-3/10 – Pickup 3/31

April – Meeting 4/11

  • Dine and Donate – Fiore’s Chill and Grill – 4/19 (11AM-8PM)
  • Spirit Wear Sale – 4/11 – 4/26
  • The Shop Fundraiser – 4/11-4/26
  • 4th Grade Celebration Dine & Donate – They are looking into a few different options including Panera, Chipotle, etc. They will let us know when things are finalized. They are also looking into Fleetwood Tiger lanyards as a fundraiser.


  • Amazon Smile – ending this month
  • Boyer’s Tags
  • Boxtops
  • Adding Givebacks – The PTA Board is currently testing an option. It is a program similar to Amazon Smile where we can get money based on purchases you make online. We will give you more information in the near future.

*We do a variety of fundraisers so that you can decide which ones best fit your family. Please do not feel as though you need to participate in every fundraiser. 

Old Business:

  • Yearbook – Fourth grade students get a free softcover book. Yearbooks can be purchased at full price.
  • Field Trips – First Grade is going to Philadelphia Zoo, Second Grade is going to the Da Vinci Center, Third Grade is going to the Wildlife Sanctuary, Fourth Grade is going to the Da Vinci Center
  • Playground – The equipment was ordered. The Facilities Department is looking into installing the equipment themselves.
  • 4th Grade Celebration – They are working on pricing shirts, etc
  • Watch D.O.G.S. – There will be an informational meeting around March 22-23

New Business:

  • Teacher Appreciation – May 8-12 – We will be organizing a teacher luncheon for May 9
  • ArtsPower – ArtsPower provides Broadway-type productions based on books for kids that can be streamed. A single license costs $35. We will contact the company and find out more information about group pricing.

Motion to Approve : Mackenzie Weaver

Second By: Katie Pisauro

Adjournment- 7:37PM

Next Meeting – March 14th at 6:30PM in the library


In Person: Lizz Galley, Mackenzie Weaver, Jennifer Schwegler, Katelyn Moll, Amy Koch, Lauren Farina, Michelle Jackson, Dave Crissman, Jill Myers, Kelly Gausch, Katie Pisauro, Andrea Salsano, Mary Templin

On Zoom: Dina Heffner, Cindy Weidenhammer