Minutes for 8/24/2005
Sistrunk called the meeting to order.
Minutes were read from 4/27/05
Financial Report: Elizabeth Dumas
Reported there is currently
$8,092.53 in the budget. There are no outstanding debts.
Hospitality: Vicki Whitehead
The teacher breakfast was August
19th. As usual it was a big success, thanks to everyone
who helped. There will be two hospitality events for teachers per
semester. Breakfast will also be served for the judges of the
social studies and the science fairs.
Newsletter/Web Page: Bobbie
Any items for the newsletter need
to be written and submitted to Bobbie McWilliams. She will format
and type the newsletter.
Public Relations: Amy
We are considering not printing
the honor roll in the News Star because of all the problems we have
had in the past with the all the names being published correctly.
Mrs. Dumas explained the very time-consuming, detailed, multi-step
process for producing the honor roll for the News Star. Even after
all the work is done, somehow all the names are still not printed
correctly in the newspaper! May limit our news coverage to items
such as the social studies fair, science fair, student of the month,
and any other items we feel is news worthy.
Membership: Cindy Golden
Membership is currently at 96.
Will have volunteers to work open house on September 6th
to sign people up for PALS.
Fund Raising: Leslie Bryan
Fun Day will be either October 8th
or November 12th. October 8th is the high
school homecoming so there may be a conflict in using the school
gym. There will be an e-mail sent when the date is set.
Also need volunteers to help.
Box Tops for school will continue
this year. The school made $296.60 last year.
Academic Achievement: Jane Menzie
Need to e-mail suggestions for
academic achievement awards to Jane Menzie.
The foyer is not finished. We are
considering purchasing two chairs to be placed by the table in the
foyer to complete the project. However, there are issues with the
location of the table because of the interruption of traffic flow in
the foyer area. Before anything else is purchased for the foyer
these issues will be addressed.
Recycling Ink Cartridges: Cindy
Tatum will be in charge of this project. She headed this fundraiser
for Kiroli last year and it was a success.
The school nurse has requested
funding for basic supplies and equipment needed to properly furnish
the school’s nurse’s station. Some of the items needed are an
otoscope, scale, bandages, cups and cup dispenser, etc. The total
of her request was $756.00
A motion was made by Lila Srode
to fund the nurse’s station with $1000.00 from the PALS budget.
This is a one time only funding and not a line item in the budget.
The motion received numerous seconds, and was unanimously passed.
Scholarship Money: Mrs. Dumas
brought to the attention of PALS that there is a need in our school
for financial help for students whose parents cannot afford to buy
even the basic school supplies. Mrs. Remedies has asked PALS for
help with buying these supplies. Terri Chellette, Missy Shepherd,
and Mrs. Dumas have agreed to be on the committee to handle such
request. Mrs. Dumas will chair the committee. As the guidance
counselors contact Mrs. Dumas, she will call the committee members
and they will determine the proper use of the scholarship fund.
They will report to PALS when there is a need and how it was met.
There was a motion made by Leslie
Bryan to establish a budget line item in the amount of $500.00 to
meet the needs of those students who cannot afford the basic needs
for school. This will be an annual budget item. Cindy Golden made
the second for the motion. The motion passed with unanimous
The meeting was adjourned.
The next meeting will be held,
Wednesday, September 21st at 11:45 a.m.