Minutes Sept 8, 2015


PTO Meeting Minutes                                                                                                    9/08/2015

PTO Board: President: Jen Roan, Vice-President: Yanna Nachtigall, Treasurer: Tina Konrath, Secretary: Madhavi Kari, Principal: Mr. Wynkoop

Attendees: We had a great attendance for the 1st PTO meeting! 25 individuals. We hope to keep this up! We welcome the participation!

Next Meeting: October 12, 2015 Radio Park Library


Kindergarten Ice Cream Social (August 25th 6pm – 7:30pm)

Event went very well and was a success! Thank you all who attended, and those who volunteered!


Free Library & Read-a-THON (October)

Get kids excited about reading! Mr. Wynkoop working on creating a read-a-THON event in October which will align nicely with the fall book fair. Looking to set this up for the community in observance of Literacy for the Community Campaign. Attendees at meeting were in support of this new initiative. This event can help raise funds through literacy for children in need during the holidays. It can also help support the author/illustrator program.


School Supplies

School supplies have been purchased and under budget!


First Day Tagging

Talks about revisiting this event. Possibly eliminating the need for a first day tagging. It may be easier to send tags (differentiated by color by grade) during the month of August before the first day of school so parents can tag their kids ahead of time with the correct bus number and class. This will be similar to how they tag Kindergarten students ahead of time.


List of Fundraisers


·         Box Tops – Chair: Chrissy Marusa

o   Looking for one parent volunteer per class to count box tops for their class

·         Giant – Chloe House is chairing this program. Please note that any family member at any location can associate their Giant card to Radio Park Elementary (think grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc) and the money will go to Radio Park!

·         Target – Please note that any family member at any location can associate their Target Red card to Radio Park Elementary (think grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) and the money will go to Radio Park!

·         Envelope Campaign Donations – raised close to $2100!!!! Thank you!!!

·         Spirit Nights (Sweet Frog, Champs, Chick-Fil-A, Otto’s, etc): Chair Needed?




·         Amanda J. Designs Family Portraits – Families can start booking for September shoots. There are still spots available for Radio Park Families! Great time to take Fall Pictures and use them for Holiday cards!

o   Information is on Facebook Group and newsletter

·         Mabel’s Labels – Chair: Yanna Nachtigall

o   Information found in Facebook group and newsletter


·         T-shirt sale – Chair: Julie Donnell  - Will continue into early October. Order forms were sent in with students.


·         Fall Book Fair (10/22) – Co-Chairs: Yanna Nachtigall and Madhavi Kari

o   Barnes and Nobles Book fair. Looking for volunteers to help with this fundraiser

o   Posters on display in school lobby

o   Fliers will be distributed at both Back to School nights

o   Bookmarks for the library

o   Fliers for teachers to hand out during their conferences on Oct. 22nd and 23rd.


·         Raffle – decided to cancel this year due to the overwhelming response in donations via the envelope campaign!

·         Snow Day Bingo – provides some fun for students to anticipate the number of snow days this year! More information to follow. – Chair: Ginger MacRae.


Spring (exact months to follow closer to the end of fall)

·         Spring T-Shirt sale – Chair: Julie Donnell

·         Spring Book Fair

·         Fun Run has been moved to the Spring: Chair: Ginger MacRae may combine it with Family Night out at Sweet Frog! Your little runner can celebrate with a froyo!


·         Rummage Sale – April 23 Chair: Kelly Walker


Special Projects

Shade Tree Project – Opportunity to help shade the playground by planting some trees. Some ideas that were shared were offering this as a 5th grade class gift and possibly through Kindergarten as well. Provides a chance for students to leave some history behind and also gradually help shade the playground. Currently there is not much shade on the playground so these trees can help beautify the playground while providing shade for our children.

·         Julie Coughlin and Kristi Brawley have volunteered to help chair this project.




The budget looks great so far. Please see budget information on the budget sheet.


We would love to see parents engaged with the various events and fundraisers. If you are interested in learning more about the PTO, how you can be involved, or have any questions, please contact us at: radioparkpto@gmail.com