Glendale PTC Meeting Notes

Date: November 7, 2016  6:30 PM

Location of Meeting: Glendale Media Center

Attending: Jenny Gatti, Angie Carrigan, Julie Donahue, Andreas Fisher, Troy Bauer, Mike Glum, Angie Rollee

Teacher’s Report:  Mrs. Donohue

  • Conferences coming up; using sign up through PTC Fast
  • Halloween parties a success having individual class parties
  • Early release coming up; having a workshop day to discuss reading curriculum. We discussed Reading Units of Study vs. LLI reading intervention. Currently all D719 are using Reading Units of Study.
  • As a district, we are advancing in Math and Science.
  • 2nd and 3rd grade need more Chrome books; only have one cart to share. Possibly more headphones. Currently there are 30 Chrome books on the cart.
    • Discussed the cost for more Chrome books would be:
      • $11,800 for 40 more Chrome books ($260 each)
      • $7-8000 for 30 more
      • $1,700 is the cost of a new cart
    • Should we wait to purchase more or wait for the district referendum to pass and have the district pay through the technology budget?
    • Mrs Donahue going back to teachers with a brainstorm list, what’s the priority vs. the ‘wish’ list going forward.
    • Checking with the district to see what’s going to be coming when the referendum is approved.
  • Kindergarten requesting:
    • $3,500 Osmos for ipad, 5 per classroom = 25 total
    • $2,000 for guided reading books, 306 books per set. Asking  for 2 sets

Principal’s Report:  Mr. Richardson

  • Looking for 40-50 volunteers for community task force; applications due by Nov 12
  • Email from the district as of Oct 1: 440 students well above projected growth rate
  • Most likely 2 students will be added to each classroom in 2017/2018
  • Closed open enrollment for Glendale and Redtail Ridge
  • Providence development in Savage possibly coming back to Glendale
  • 2 Nature Preschool classrooms possibly moving to Glendale
  • No boundary line changes for next year

Treasurer’s Report: Angie Patzman

  • Expenses
    • $2,000 request for Wolf Ridge

Mentoring Program:  Amy Ebel

Box Tops/Labels for Education/Milk Moola:  Amy Morrill

Snack Cart: Stephanie Janasko

  • Working on paper wondering form with Roxanne
  • Reminder to only choose one snack per day
  • Sun Chips have been pulled from cart; started to integrate more yogurt

School Store:  Amy Jones/Tammy Krings

  • Working on accepting applications

DOGS: Troy Bauer

  • Pancake Breakfast and silent auction on Nov 12
  • Having a  meeting to discuss supplies for building a 6×9 Lego wall that can be moved all around the school
  • Starting to plan the Winter Blast

Event Coordinators: Amy Ebel/Meghan Consdorf/Angie Roelle/Andrea Fisher

  • Davanni’s Night for Oct brought in $204.15; Nov 14 will be 4th grade night and Dec will be a general night
  • Teacher Conference Dinner on Nov 17
  • Starting to plan ESTEM night
  • Kids voting at Savage fire station from 4-9

President/Vice-President:  Jenny Gatti and Angie Carrigan

  • 2018/2018 Fall fundraiser will be a fun run again
  • New PTC request for funds form; it has been revised
  • 8 new sets for Norwex cloths have been purchased as well as soap
  • Wanda Ryan has asked for $1,000-2,000 donation for Rock Program


  • Tuesday, Dec 6:  PTC Meeting at Edgewood at 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Dec 20:  Winter Holiday Party 2:15-3:15 PM
  • Tuesday, Jan 10: PTC Meeting at Glendale Media Center 6:30 PM
  • Friday, Jan 20: ESTEM Night  6:15-8:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 1: Glendale Carnival