September 14th Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the PTA Meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6pm in the library.


Principal’s Comments
Mrs. Zellner thanked everyone for coming to the PTA meeting in person and virtually. She understands
things are still different and it has been an adventure getting up and running this year. Mrs. Zellner also
thanked all the teachers, staff, students, and families for their patience and cooperation. She noted that
we are off to a great start and the kids are happy in school. They are getting to know her, especially the
kindergarteners as well as the older students. If you have any questions you can call or email her. It is
early in the year and we are feeling our way through with changes, including mandates.

Membership: Several parents joined the PTA after the meeting. There is not an actual physical card
handed out for membership, but you will be emailed a receipt once the information is added to member
hub.

Treasurer’s Report
We made $89.61 from Amazon Smile
There is $300 and $100 out. The $300 is for a family night that was held at the Fleetwood Pool in August,
and the $100 was for a bake sale.
Motion to Approve: Jennifer Schwegler
Second by Shawn Fies

Teacher Grants
– Mrs. Shaw (Learning Support Teacher): Requested $53 for a laptop stand as she got rid of her desk and
uses the stand as a standing desk.
– Mr. Crissman (Third Grade Teacher): Requested $100 for Teachers Pay Teachers gift card
– Mrs. Berkey (Fourth Grade Teacher): Requested $100 for 8 three drawer rolling bins. They serve as an
area for students to keep curriculum items, and aid in social distancing within the classroom.
– Mrs. Rinehart (First Grade Teacher): Requested $93.90 for various items for the classroom.
– Mrs. Berger (First Grade Teacher): Requested $100 for Back to School Items – posters, paw prints,
clothespins, reward incentives
– Mrs. Weaver (First Grade Teacher): Requested $100 for Teachers Pay Teachers gift card

Motion to Approve: Katie Pisauro
Second By: Alyssa Damian

Grade Level Grant
– Mrs. Zellner requested $1000 for Classroom response morning meeting activities licenses. Different
activities and tools to utilize for teachers. Helps with social skills and includes a variety of greetings and
games.

Motion to approve: Jodi Gauker
Second By: Ashli Heckman

Events

Book Fair:
October 4th through the 8th. First thing kids do is pick one pick from the PTA. Kindergarten gets a book
that is $4.99 or less, Second through fourth grades have a limit of $6.99. The free book must be a
reading book. There is an opportunity to shop with their class after they pick their free book. There is an
online book fair.

Walkathon
We will be having our Walkathon event this year. Once a date is set, information will be sent out.

Trunk or Treat (formally Boo Fest)
We will have a trunk or treat on Thursday October 28 from 6-8pm. We will also have food trucks available
starting at 5pm so families can get dinner before the trunk or treat starts.

Fundraising

September:
Kidstuff Book Fundraiser on going, can order online and just mark keeping one you have, there are out of
state and out of county books available. Can pay online or send in a check payable to Willow Creek PTA.
Make sure the student’s name is on.

Spirit Wear sale a link will be getting sent out as soon as we have it. All spirit wear is online, and have an
option of 3 designs. Sept 20 and run for 2 weeks. Takes 2-3 weeks for orders to come in, and it will be
sent home with your child.

October:
Chocolate Fundraiser: Our Chocolate Fundraiser is through Tara’s Treats and Goodies. It will start on
October 18th and end on October 28th, Pick up will be on November 18th. some items do contain nuts but pick up will be done outside of the school and not sent home with students The PTA makes 25
percent of sales.


Walkathon: Date to be Determined, more information will be coming out. Looking for sponsors. Prizes for
top winner and top 3 in the school, but we try to keep it an active prize. Many prizes are donated by local
businesses.


Book Fest/ Trunk or Treat October 28th. 6-8pm Looking to have food trucks here at 5. We are aiming to
get as many trunks as we can, so parents are welcome to participate, fire companies, preschools,
teachers, Scouts, Teachers, local businesses. Great way to have kids trick or treat, have fun decorating.
We are looking into incorporating Andrew Maier

Ongoing Fundraising
Boxtops: It is all done virtually now through the app. You need to scan your receipt. It will pull out the
items that are eligible.

Boyer Tags: tags are coming, as soon as we get them, they will be handed out. We get 1 or 2 percent
back


Amazon Smile: sign up on the website and they give us back 0.5%

Dine and Donate
Rita’s Dine and Donate 9/22 Anyone who comes between 12-9 counts, and celebrity scoop is 5-8.

October 20th: Fiore’s in Fleetwood.

Yearbook
Last year our yearbook purchases allowed for 270 trees to be planted! We will be using Tree Ring again
this year.
Our fourth grade students will vote on the theme again. The PTA will buy each fourth grade student a
yearbook. If you would like to have two customized pages in your child’s year book, you will need to
register for the yearbook, but FOURTH GRADE PARENTS: DO NOT PAY unless you are upgrading to a
hardback book.
The Link to order along with more information will be coming soon! We are waiting for the flyers to arrive!

Old Business
Kindergarten Orientation was in August
PTA Pool Party held at the Fleetwood Pool in August

New Business
Meet the Teacher is September 15th. There are two sessions, 6-6:30pm and 6:30 – 7pm.

Event Cards
We are doing something new this year and having punch cards for members. If you attend each of the
events listed on the back of the card, you will be entered to win a prize from the PTA. All you need to do
is come up to a PTA Board member at any of the events listed and have us sign it. We will be tracking
the number on the card so if you forget your card at an event, just tell us the number.

Bylaw Revisions: We have to revise our ByLaws every five years. They were updated over the summer.
Motion to approve :Jennifer Schwegler
Second by: Mackenzie Weaver

Next Meeting is October 12th at 6pm in the library
Motion to Adjourn: Amy Koch
Second by: Jennifer Schwegler

Parent Volunteers:
If you are volunteering at an event during the school day, you MUST have your clearances* on file.
*Clearances- Criminal Background check and Child Abuse are free but need to be done.
Fingerprints don’t need to be done if you are a resident of PA for more than 10 year.
On the Fleetwood Website under forms and links you can find the information. It all needs to be sent to
the office and kept on file before you can come into the school or volunteer in the classroom. The district
keeps them on file for 5 years. The links can be found on the district website.

Attendance: Michelle Zellner, Mary Templin, Nicole Kauker, Amy Lawlor, Amy Koch, Jennifer Schwegler,
Lizz Galley, Mackenzie Weaver, Katelyn Moll, Shawn Fies, Katie Pisauro, Shari Holly, Anastasia Null,
John Null Jr., Jodi Gauker, Alyssa Damiani, Ashli HeckmanDave Crissman
On Zoom: Lauren Farina Dave Crissman, Iliada Herrera, Jada Robinson, Roberto Lopez, Colleen Berger