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2016-2017  Meeting Dates:

 

September 13th  10:00 am  Cafeteria

October 4th  6:30 pm  Media Center

November 1st  10:00 am  Cafeteria

December 6th  6:30 pm  Media Center

January 10th  10:00 am  Cafeteria

February 7th  6:30 pm  Media Center

March 7th  6:30 pm  Media Center

April 11th  6:30 pm  Media Center

May 2nd  6:30 pm  Media Center

September 2016 Meeting Minutes

Glengary PTA Notes 9/13/16

Officer’s Reports

Principal’s Report

Mr. Furca reports that the renovations have been wonderful.  There are security cameras throughout the school providing great security.  The technology in the classrooms will be very beneficial and the school is looking great.
Mr. Furca sends great compliments to the Staff and PTA for being a wonderful school.

President’s Report

We are excited to start a new school year. 
The Fun Run is Glengary’s biggest fundraiser.  Forms will be going out soon.

Treasurer’s Report

Budget was approved at the PTA board meeting for 2016-2017 school year.
The budget has a surplus and we have asked teachers for a list of items that would benefit the school.
Audit Report presented from previous school year.
There will be a new reimbursement form added to the website.

Committee Reports

Membership Report

Membership Drive being held now through November 4th, 2016.  From these forms, there will be 3 PTA members awarded with prizes.  Prizes include: Variety Show Tickets, Staff Vollyball and Family Movie Night tickets.  The top 3 classrooms with the most membership will have a chance to earn prizes.  First prize will be extra recess.  Second prize will be a free bagel at the first bagel day sales after the drive is complete.  Third prize will be a pencil.


Track Committee

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony has changed dates.  It will now be held on Tuesday, 9/20/16 at 11:20 am.    Interested parents are asked to meet on the playground at 11:15.  Mr. Hester has a drone to take an aerial view photo of this event. 


Dad’s and Donuts 

Event will be held on 9/27/16  from 8:15- 8:50 am.  PTA is looking for parent volunteers to help with this event.  Please see the sign-up-genius link that was emaild by Mr. Furca to help or email Amy Fry at amy.e.fry@hotmail.com


Fun Run

The Fun Run will be held on 10/14/16 during the school day.  PTA will be looking for parent volunteers to help run this event.  The kick-off assembly will be held on 9/22/16 at 9:30 am.  Forms will go home following the assembly.  * New:  PTA will be using The Get Moving Crew for online registration as well as the collection of donations.  More information to follow.  There will also continue to be a boy vs. girl coin challenge.


Bagel Sales

Bagels will be sold on the first Friday of every month.  * New  PTA will be offering Pre-Sale order forms.  Families will be able to pre-pay for the entire year!


Yearbook 

Last year there were few photos submitted to yearbook.  We will be looking for more submissions this year.  Email: glengary.yearbook@gmail.com

 

 

New Business

Please make sure to check out the new PTA portion of the Glengary Website!
Dates to Remember:

September 14th – Curriculum Night beginning at 5:30
September 19th – Girls on the Run begins at 7:30 am
September 20th – Gator Crossing Track Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 11:15 am
September 22nd – Fun Run Kick-Off Assembly 9:30 am
September 23rd – Picture Day

 

Gators of the Month

Cheryl Maten ~ For all of her hard work getting the office ready to start the school year.

Chris Burrows ~ For helping set up the new PTA computer

Mike Fenwick ~ For helping prepare the school after renovations.

 

 

October 2016 Meeting Minutes

Glengary PTA Notes 10/4/16

 

Denise Bither attended the first part of our meeting.  She is a former Glengary parent who is looking to be reelected to the school board in November.  Her term would be for an additional six years.  She would like to see teacher salary increased as well as smaller class sizes.  Please contact her for more information at denisebither@gmail.com.

Began with the review of September 2016 PTA Meeting Minutes.  Moved to approve by Heather Burrows, seconded by Kelly Staron.

 

Officer’s Reports

Principal’s Report

  1. Dr. Werner presented that Glengary currently has 329 students and that tomorrow, 10/5/16 is Student Count day.
  2. The new security is in place, please enter through the front doors only and check in at the office computer.  Make sure to wear your name badge.
  3. There is a district Open House on 10/23/16  from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to showcase our schools and hopefully increase enrollment.   Here is the link for more information: http://wlcsd.org/parents/district-open-house-2016/
  4. The Oakland County Parenting Fair will be held on 11/12/16 at West Bloomfield High School.  The keynote speaker will be Jim Fay of Love and Logic.  Here is the link for more information as well as registration information: http://wlcsd.org/parents/western-oakland-county-parenting-education-fair-2016/
  5. Glengary is practicing fire, tornado and lock down procedures.  Students may come home and want to share with you their experiences.

Treasurer’s Report

  1. Provided current 2016-2017 school year budget as well as a banking statement. 
  2. Motion to add a new line item titled “Staff Wish List”.  Heather Burrows approved, Kata Siegel seconded approval. 
  3. Motion to add “donations” category.  Approved by Emily Spoutz, seconded by Heather Burrows.
  4. Kelly Staron has the bank statement reconciliation if anyone would like to review. 

Committee Reports

Fun Run:

  1. The Fun Run will be held on 10/14/16 during the school day.  PTA will be looking for parent volunteers to help run this event, sign up genius link will be sent home soon.  This is the largest fundraiser of the school year.   The goal is for the school to raise $15,000.  If this goal is met, Mr. Vogt will be taped to the wall.
  2. PTA is using The Get Moving Crew  for online registration as well as the collection of donations.  Parents can also submit paper forms with cash/check donations.  Donations are due the morning of 10/11/16.  The Get Moving Crew is a very secure website that does not share information with outside parties.  The cost of this program is $499 and includes the hosting of all of our Fun Run information, collection of donations, reports data to PTA as well as provides pedometers to all students.
  3. Raffle tickets will be coming home with students 10/11/16.  They will need to be returned to school by 10/13 with student name/teacher name on each ticket.  All students will receive 1 raffle ticket as well as a raffle ticket for every $5 raised.  Teachers will help students enter raffle tickets into correct buckets on 10/13/16 during lunch hours. 
  4. Raffle prizes will be awarded on Friday after the Fun Run.  Bigger items will need to be picked up in the office.  PTA will contact winners. 
  5. Top 10 fundraisers will be entered into our battery operated Gator Race for a chance to win a flat screen TV.
  6. The boys vs. girls coin challenge ends Friday, 10/7.  Currently boys are in the lead.  Winners earn an ice-cream Sunday party during their lunch hour.

Reflections

  1. Paperwork will be sent out early October.  Forms will be due 11/23.
  2. This year’s theme is “What is your Story”
  3. The goal of reflections is to promote arts: dance, drawing, music, story telling, photography, film etc. 
  4. Two children per category (k-2 & 3-5) will move on to represent Glengary in a district competition. 

Yearbook

 Send any photos you take during school events to glengary.yearbook@gmail.com

Mom/Son Date Night

This event is being held 11/4/16 with the hopes of another sports event alike last year.


Variety Show

The Variety Show is beign held 12/16/16 at Walled Lake Northern.  Forms will be sent out on 10/7/16.  Auditions will be the week of 11/14/16.

 

New Business

  1.  Paper Tidbits will be coming home 10/11 and 10/25.  School information on the front, PTA information on the back. 
  2. 10/5/16 the Women League of Votors will be hosting an Q & A with all 6 candidates who are running for school board this November.   Event will be at 7:00 at Giesler Middle School.
  3. Looking for volunteers to chair Mileage Club. 
  4. Dates to Remember:

October 7th     Bagel sales
October 7th     Last day of boy/girl coin challenge
October 11th   Fun Run donations due
October 11th   Raffle tickets home with students
October 13th   Raffle tickets back to school
October 14th   Fun Run and Raffle
October 23rd   District Open House 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
November 1st  PTA Meeting 10:00 am in cafeteria
November 4th  Bagel Sales
November 4th  Mom/Son Date Night
November 7th  Book Fair Week

 

 

Gators of the Month

 

Heather Burrows ~ For her vision of the track and making it a reality!

Amy Fry ~ For Dads and Donuts

Mr. Hester ~ For loaning out his drone at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Mrs. Colwell ~ For donating her time as the liason between Glengary Staff and PTA

 

November 2016 Meeting Minutes


Glengary PTA Meeting Minutes   11/1/16

Began with the review of October 2016 PTA Meeting Minutes.  Moved to approve by Kata Siegel, seconded by Katie Bardocz.

 

Officer’s Reports

Principal’s Report

The Oakland County Parenting Fair will be held on 11/12/16 at West Bloomfield High School.  The keynote speaker will be Jim Fay of Love and Logic.  Here is the link for more information as well as registration information: http://wlcsd.org/parents/western-oakland-county-parenting-education-fair-2016/


Handheld microphones will not be purchased by the school district, PTA will consider purchasing.


Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 will be Conferences from 8:00 am -6:00 pm.  PTA will provide lunch for staff.  Voting as well as the Book Fair will also be occurring in the school.  Please park on the playground weather permitting. 

Treasurer’s Report

Provided current 2016-2017 school year budget for review.
Motion to add a new line item titled “Prevention Bag” and transfer funds from “Other 301 previous Year Roll Over” line item.  Motion approved by Amy Fry and seconded by Kata Siegel. 

President’s Report

Staff Wish List Items are being purchased: 2 wagons, 10 Ipads for Kindergarten and first grade to share, school cart. 


Looking to purchase 2 Bissell cleaners for carpets.  Motion for $200 to go towards these items.  Motion approved from Katie Bardocz, seconded by Stacy Marry. 


Student Council is looking to bring back Popcorn Day.  Alisa Seyburn has volunteered to clean the popcorn machine to make sure it is still working.


Girls on the Run will be collecting blankets and towels to help pets for Animal Neurology & MRI Center.

 

Committee Reports

Fun Run:  The Fun Run was a success.  Glengary raised over $15,000.  Money will be coming from the Get Moving Crew in early November.


Reflections: Forms and projects are due 11/23/16.


Yearbook:  Send any photos you take during school events (Fun Run, Halloween Parties, etc.) to glengary.yearbook@gmail.com


Mom/Son Date Night:  is being held 11/4/16  at Total Sports in Farmington.


Variety Show: Forms are due 11/4/16.  Looking for parent volunteers to help make this show a success!


Bagel Sales: Friday 11/4/16.  Looking for volunteers to help sell bagels.  Pre-purchased bagels will be sold in the main hallway. 


Holiday Shop: Dec. 7th.  Looking for crafters and volunteers to help make this event happen. 

New Business: None

Dates to Remember:

November 4th  Bagel Sales
November 4th  Mom/Son Date Night & Variety Forms Due
November 7th  Book Fair Week
November 17 & 18th, Variety Show auditions
November 23rd, Reflections forms and projects due

 

Gators of the Month

Heather Burrows ~ Helping with Fun Run

Emily Spoutz ~ Helping with Fun Run

Marsha Beattie ~ For donating Fun Run T-shirts

RosaLeigh Johnson ~ For all of her hard work as the new principal

All of the Fun Run Volunteers ~ for helping make the Fun Run a success!

 

 

December 2016 Meeting Minutes

Glengary PTA Meeting Minutes 12/2016 

 

Call to Order – 6:36 p.m.

Approval of Minutes

Motion to Approve by Kelly Staron, 2nd by Suzie Gallison.  Motion passed

 

Reports

Principal’s Report – Mrs. Johnson

Brainstorming on Family Science Night

President’s Report – Heather Burrows

Wants to thank everyone who volunteers
Reminder all future PTA meetings are at 6:30 p.m.

Treasurer’s Report – Kelly Staron

Reviewed Reconcilliation Report
Budget Review – on budget.  Fun run went well
Ipads for K-1 purchased
Approved at PTA board meeting to purchase hand held mics for the classrooms and 4 Hokki Stool chairs (Dryden to try 2 and Bond to try 2)
Carpet Cleaner Purchased

 

Committee Reports

Holiday Workshop – 30-40 crafters
Variety Show – show flow went out

Rehearsal is the 13th
52 acts
Need after-glow help

Bagel Sales

Going to make tags starting in January
Mrs. Johnson to announce that kids in late are not late

Movie Night

Need help picking a movie
No admission.  Concessions only

 

Unfinished Business – nothing to report

 

New Business

Stride starting this spring for grades 3-5

Amanda Placesncia and Marsha Beattie to co-coach
Will be Mondays and Fridays before school
Will run March 12th to May 21st

Eat with the Gators

Thursday is Ladies Night out at Benstein Grille
First Thursday every month starting in January is Leos and carryout included

Canned Food Drive still going on
Girl Scouts doing a bottle drive for gloves and mittens
Volleyball Game discussed

 

Gators of the Month

SarahJane Regan and Julie Zube for the bulletin boards
Kelly Staron for Reflections
Chelsey Hannan and Suzie Gallison for monitoring kdg students during an extra recess
Lisa West for running Bagel Sales

January 2017 Meeting Minutes

Glengary PTA Meeting Minutes January 2017

Began with the review of December 2016 PTA Meeting Minutes.  Moved to approve by Heather Burrows, seconded by RosaLeigh Johnson.

Officer’s Reports

Principal’s Report

Assembly 2/8/17 with Mr. Peace who will discuss kindness, leadership and diversity.
Family Science night proposed for 4/21/17.  Looking for someone to chair this event.  Mrs. Johnson has station ideas, looking to secure high school volunteers to run stations.
Martin Luther King Celebration on Monday 1/16/17.  Glengary will display a video/song and posters.
Mr. Gutman shared positive thoughts on Glengary’s Variety Show.

Treasurer’s Report

Doing well with budget, made an extra $50 from Car Wash Booklet Sales.

President’s Report

Next Year’s PTA Board positions are open: Vice President, Social Media Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Membership.  These positions will be accepted in March, voted upon in April.

Teacher’s Report

Clarification on Funding for Teachers: Each teacher individually receives $100.  Each grade level receives an additional $300 to spend together.  There as also 10,000 spent on items from the Teacher Wish List (hockey stools, 10 mini ipads, vacuum, microphones).

 

Committee Reports

Family Movie Night: This event will be held 1/27/17 showing the movie Finding Dory.  Tickets will be limited to 150 people.  There will be concessions sold, no pop on the gym floor will be allowed.  There will be a sign-up genius sent out looking for donations and volunteers.
Box Tops: will be ending in March.  Top 2 classrooms will have the chance to play Dodge ball with Mrs. Johnson.
Daddy Daughter Dance: 3/3/17, forms will be coming home in Mid-February.
Staff Volleyball: 3/24/17.  Looking to have a spirit week like homecoming the week before to raise attendance.  There will be a pep rally on Friday 3/24/17.  Looking to add a way for boys to interact (break dancing etc.) along with the girls cheerleading and mallets.  Doors open at 6:10, game starts at 6:30.c
Spring Carnival: looking for one more person to join the planning committee.  Looking for volunteers to help create games.

 

New Business:

Stride will be starting at Glengary for grades 3-5.  Space will be limited.  Looking for one additional coach.

 

Dates to Remember:

1/16  No School
1/16  Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
1/27  Family Movie Night 7pm
2/1    Half Day of School
2/3    Bagel Day
2/7    PTA Meeting 6:30 pm
2/8    School Assembly – Mr. Peace
2/16  Half Day of School -  Start of Mid-Winter Break
2/22  School Resumes

 

 

Gators of the Month

Amy Suave ~ All of her hard work with the Variety Show

Karen Robinson ~ Organizing Mom’s Night Out

 

February 2017 Meeting Minutes

Glengary PTA Notes 2/7/17

Began with introductions and review of January 2017 PTA Meeting Minutes.  Moved to approve by Stephanie Blouin, seconded by Angie Hutton.

Special guest, Dr. Cavanaugh, the new principal at Walnut Creek visited our PTA meeting to introduce himself to our Glengary families as well as share some of his innovative ideas for Walnut Creek, as our 5th graders will be attending school there next year.

Officer’s Reports

Principal’s Report

Assembly 2/8/17 with Mr. Peace who will discuss kindness, leadership and diversity.  Mr. Peace will also stay during the lunch hours to further his teachings to Glengary students.
Family Science night confirmed for 4/21/17.  Science Night will also incorporate Earth Day ideas.  There will be interactive stations, the High School Robotics Team, DI members, the Design Tech Group from Walnut Creek as well as High School and Middle School volunteers.  This is a FREE event with door prizes.  Concessions will be sold.  A sign-up-genius will be sent out asking for donations for the different stations.
Planning is underway for March is Reading Month.
March 14th will be the Glengary Kindergarten Orientation for incoming students and parents.  Sign-up Genius went home looking for volunteers and donations.
Glengary Elementary has been identified as a “Reward School” by the Michigan Department of Education.

Treasurer’s Report

The Budget is balanced. Rob Kast looked over bank statements and signed.

Staff Report:

The Marimba band will perform at the Staff Volleyball event.  There are currently 18 members.  They will also perform on May 1st at Northeren High School.

President’s Report

Next Year’s PTA Board positions are open: Vice President, Social Media Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Membership.  These positions will be accepted in March, voted upon in April.
The PTA is also looking for volunteers to chair the Daddy Daughter Dance, No TV Week and Reflections.
Foundation For Excellence/Tuition Expedition raffle Glengary winner is The Fagan Family.  They have won a raffle ticket to be entered into the 50/50 raffle.  Tickets are also available for purchase. 

Committee Reports

Family Movie Night: This event was very successful.  Committee has gathered feedback and has some ideas to make this event even bigger for next year.


Box Tops: Top 2 classrooms will have the chance to play Dodge ball with Mrs. Johnson.


Daddy Daughter Dance: 3/3/17, forms will be coming home in Mid-February.  This year has a Red Carpet Oscar theme.  Invitations will be sent home next week along with a sign-up genius looking for volunteers for set-up and clean-up.


Staff Volleyball: 3/24/17.  Looking to have a spirit week like homecoming the week before to raise attendance.  There will be a pep rally on Friday 3/24/17.  Doors open at 6:10, game starts at 6:30.  Event will be held at Geisler Middle School this year. 


Spring Carnival: looking for volunteers to help build outdoor games.

 

Unfinished Business:

Stride will be starting at Glengary for grades 3-5. They will meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings with the focus on character development as well as running.  Mr. Hester and Mr. Vogt have offered to help coach.  Currently 3 boys enrolled, need 8.


 Water bottle filling stations are only an option for the front drinking fountain and the Gym drinking fountain.  Others would require wall removal and new plumbing.  The PTA will be looking at the budget for next year to help make this happen.


Looking for ways to boost attendance and participation with the reflections program for the next school year. 

 

Dates to Remember:

2/8    School Assembly – Mr. Peace
2/16  Half Day of School -  Start of Mid-Winter Break
2/22  School Resumes
3/2 Eating with the Gators at Leo’s
3/3 Bagel Day
3/3  Daddy Daughter Dance
3/7 PTA Meeting 6:30 pm
3/20 No TV Week
3/14 Kindergarten Orientation
3/24 Staff Volleyball Game

 

Gators of the Month

Rob Kast ~ chairing Family Movie Night

Cyndie Streather ~ chairing box tops

Julie Zube ~ Helping with bulletin boards