Ligon PTA

Ligon GT Magnet Middle School 2017-2018 PTA

PTA Meeting Minutes January 10, 2018

January 17, 2018 by Stuart Davidson

Meeting Convened at 7:35 AM

Kelly Kelly
-First box tops check of $266.90 has been received
-Income should show $500 more due to a donation and then there will be a matching grant of that as well which will go towards the phantom fundraiser. The original $500 will go towards the food arc or back pack buddies.
-Grant approved for Mr. White and software purchases will be made
-Grant for tvs for arts wings is also approved
-All of the new technology will be tied in with Wake County software

Book Fair
April Dopler and Lexie Serrano
-Coin challenge was a tremendous success. $1285.80 was raised and 48 books, 16 per grade, will go to students that teachers have helped designate. The kids will get to choose their own book.
-Mr. Misuraca sent an email on how well the coin challenge went.
-Winners were:
6th grade Cesari 70% ($658.44)
7th grade Laffey, Regan and Leosa 75% ($451.51)
8th grade Bradfill 36% ($165.76)
-Each winning class also gets a book of their choice and pizza party
-Gift-wrapping also brought in $237.49.
-Barnes and Noble gift card has a value of $1,190.00

-Total Income from the Book Fair has been $2,712.79
-Teachers will use google docs and give input on what kids like

Heather White
-First year that Ligon was represented at Reflections
-7 Participants and 3 placed
-3 students and will go on to compete
-Due to turnover at the county level, we did not receive one of our art pieces.

Box Tops
Kelly Foglia
-March 1st is the next submissions deadline
-Target gift card drawing for kids that bring in submissions
-Homeroom with the most submissions will get a donut party

Jen Joyner
-Funning along nicely
-December the teachers had a catered lunch from Golden Corral and the teachers loved it! The rolls were a super hit!
-Cookie Exchange was a lot of fun and teachers got a container and were able to take home a dozen cookies
-Snacks every first Monday for our teachers and this month were veggies!
-Bus driver appreciation is coming up and they’ll get bus driver cookies and a gift card
-Career Day we will need a catered lunch
-Mr. Avery our crossing guard will get a special treat and gift card. Powell Elem has nominated him for best cross guard(look for him on facebook)

Food Arc Junior
Cecelia Joyce (could not attend)
-The head of Facilities is working with us to find a suitable locations for our food arc.
-The back pack buddies program is still ongoing during this time

Flexible Learning Space
Kelly Kelly, Vickie Parker, and Leslie Howes
-The vision of Ligon is to have a flexible learning space that teachers can check out when needed and students can work at their leisure
-The old computer lab is the room where this space is planned for
-Leslie and admin visited other schools to see how Ligon can also benefit from it
-There is a grant available from Wake County for $10k that Vicki Parker is working hard towards
-However, the PTA will be able to help if needed
-Looking at the possibility of having student input along with teacher input

Bolt of the Blue
Leslie Howes and Cecelia Joyce
-Sunday, April 29th 1-4 PM
-Currently have two sponsors, Adam Peele and Equity Finance
-In Kind donations (raffle items) would be recognized on website
-We will have spirit nights leading up to the race, one at Brixx
-Run Club will be led by Ms. Flythe and Ms. Cesari. It will be Wednesdays after school
-Looking into getting people for the booths that are not trying to sell but offer wellness tips
-Red Cross can donate up to $10 per pint of blood donation and we will look into that possibility of doing a blood drive along with the 5k

Volunteers are needed for Sports boosters concession stands and to help at the magnet showcase.

Check website for the next Principal’s Coffee
Next General PTA meeting will be 2/21/18

Adjournment at 8:30 AM

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