Executive Vice President
4/11/2019 (6:30 p.m.)
Carey Drees, Mr. Swenson, Jeanne Siegenthaler, Melissa Holland, Christine Birt, Anusha Giopalakrishnan, Tom Cheng, Shana Meidam, Katie Whitecotten, Jeremy Monty, Sara Monty, Connie Petersen
Call to Order
Jeremy 6:30 p.m.
Minutes approval from November
Wisconsin Hills Middle School guest - Christine Burke
-Looking for new PTO board members
-Run for the Hills fundraiser coming up
-Maker Space is very popular there and needs volunteers
-Meetings are during the day
-Meetings are 1st Monday in May
ACE Program - Mr. Swenson
-2 performances at Dixon so far - Pangea and Tyco. Crosshatch is coming in May
- exclusive performances for kindergarteners - bug in a rug coming
- field trips - diary of a worm, spider and fly, The 5 Brown's - 3rd, 4th and 5th, a piano Quintet - field trip tomorrow
- spring sing - May 31st - theme sailing off to summer
-t shirt link goes out next Monday from the teachers. New Logo design contest was a hit. Ella Sadowski was the winner.
- some students will be performing at the circle of friends event and sharing the arts in me philosophy.
Arts in Me website - https://sites.google.com/elmbrookschools.org/dixonelementaryartsinme/home
Principal Report - Dr. Siegenthaler
planning underway for next year - on enrollment and sections.
ordering new cafeteria tables for next year. Dixon is not hosting summer school so can repair some things.
open house/meet and greet - picnic 8/29
Spring Break - next week
Gallery Night - 4/30
May 6 Brookfield Arbor Day host
May 6 - Engaged in Excellence awards - Dixon has Kim Mitchell for excellence in volunteering
Excellence in a team - 3 teaching assistants
Excellence in teaching - Mrs Fell
Excellence in educational support - Tara Lachance
April 24th is celebrate Julie Day
May 6th is staff appreciation week
May 9th spring concert
Dr S is finalist for superintendent for Stone Bank school. Loves Dixon. win/win either way
District ENROLLMENT COMMITEE- Dixon, Swanson and Tonawanda are impacted. Reopening Hillside is not an option.
March 22 – 5thgrade to Wisconsin Hills for Transition Day. April 5 – 5th grade DARE graduation. April 2 – no school for students. April 4 – blood drive. April 25 – start of full day Thursdays no early release.
Treasurer Update - Anusha
Check of $5276 to rescue mission from empty bowls
carnival raised $2062 dollars - not final numbers yet though
raffle raised $3314 - not final
Restaurant Nights (Jeremy)
Blaze pizza this month
5/14 - chipolte on blue mound
good night - feedback was positive. New bouncing company - pizza was a problem - came really late. Things were spread out more which was very helpful. Spread very thin on second shift for volunteers
Very Successful and the kids loved it
Spring Book Fair
Very successful and fun. Thanks to Wendy Penney who came and gave a crash course.
PTO Board Members for Next Year
Sara Monty is President next year
Anusha will continue as treasurer
Need president elect, 2 VP’s of committees and a secretary
Please let us know if you would be interested in serving or have questions.
Will have a 2 week sale starting Monday for Spring Sing shirt.
High Interest Day (Jeremy/Sara M.)
Still looking for 1 more career workshop. Will be doing staggered signup starting after spring break
Dixon Innovative Garden
4th grade girl scouts planted seeds.
Boy scouts will be planting.
Sign up going out in May for watering in the summer sign up.
Seeds available from Steins for any school related event
Sign up genius going out soon.
Mostly will need help promoting the event.
--Fall Fundraiser Co-Chair (is likely biggest need, funds everything we do, this next year is Jeneeya’s last year and she needs a co-chair to work with to take over the following year)
--High Interest Day – For next year, will need a Sports Sub Chair
PTO Meeting Dates
Upcoming PTO Events
Gallery Night: April 30
High Interest Day: May 17
Dixon Dragon Day: June 5
Katie motion to adjourn; Connie second (7:31 p.m.)
The PTO Meeting will take place on April 11 at 6 p.m. All are welcome.
PTO meeting April 11th at Dixon Library 6:30PM
2019-2020 PTO Board Members
Please consider serving on the PTO Board for the 2019-2020 school year. The PTO is responsible for many evets throughout the school year including Carnival, Gallery Night, High Interest Day, and Empty Bowls. Event chairs make each of these events run smoothly and a small board of directors oversees the administration. The time commitment is quite low but the impact is high. Please reach out to anyone on our current PTO Board with any questions:
Jeremy Monty – President – firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date!!! Dixon’s Annual Gallery Night where we display the art work of our students in a gallery like setting is Tuesday, April 30th from 6pm-8pm. We hope to see you there.
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High Interest Day Needs You!
Our all-school High Interest Day will take place on Friday, May 17th. In the morning we have parents and/or community leaders come in to talk about their career. It’s a 45-minute session between 10am-11am and all careers are wanted and welcome. If you are not able to come and talk about your own career but have a friend, neighbor, or family member that you think the students would be interested in hearing from, please let us know. We’d be happy to reach out. Examples include, but are not limited to: Mechanic, Doctor, Lawyer, Graphic Design, Veterinarian, etc…
We are also looking for people to lead workshops teaching a hobby or sharing other interests and talents. Do you like building sculptures with duct tape or making kindness rocks? Can you juggle or play bucket drums? If you can’t think of anything yourself, we also have ideas for craft workshops that just require a leader. Please contact Sara Monty for more information and/or to volunteer at email@example.com or 262-439-8244.
HIGH-PRIORITY: Fall Fundraiser Co-Chair – Jeneeya Suwal has served as the Chairperson for the Fall Fundraiser for the last couple years. She and her committee have helped increase the success of the Fall Fundraiser and with this growth we are seeking a co-chair. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jeneeya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Interest Day – Sports Sub-Chair – High Interest Day is Friday, Mary 17, 2019. We will host several workshops for students to attend and Sports Workshops are always popular. We are seeking a Sub-Chair who will help coordinate the Sports Workshops by contacting past workshop leaders and reaching out to new potential workshop leaders as the need arises. Please contact Sara (email@example.com) or Jeremy Monty (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Carnival Committee Co-Chair – Please lend a hand to make it a success. For more details about being involved as the Carnival Co-Chair for the 2019-2020 school year please contact Sara Ames at email@example.com.
Copy Volunteers: Come in to help as needed. Needs will be posted to the PTO Facebook group.
Library Volunteers: Parents Response to Library volunteer request has been very generous. Thank You. Parents are welcome to come in the Library during their kids Library schedule.
There have been many great opportunities for Dixon families to get together over the past few weeks. Below are messages of gratitude from those involved with organizing and planning these events:
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