May 2021 PTO Meeting Minutes

DMS PTO Meeting

May 19, 2021

Virtual Google Meeting 7 pm

Attendees: 

Tiffany Marr, Dr. Ann Perez, Sarah Smith, Ginger Kockentiet, Elaine Spielberg, Dr. Jaime Stewart, Melinda Norfleet, Jason Snyder, Asch Mikhail, Helena Richards, Stephanie DeStephen, Lila Patel, Megan Lefferts, Tripti Srivastava, Marci Burch, Manish Mishra, Jennifer Talley (17)

(Sign in sheet not available as meeting was virtual.  Secretary recorded names that appeared on Google Meet.)

Meeting called to order at 7:03 pm.  Tiffany welcomed everyone to the meeting.  She reviewed tonight’s agenda with the attendees.  

President’s Report – Tiffany Marr

Teacher appreciation week was May 3-7.  PTO provided snacks on Monday, coffee cart on Wednesday and Brio lunch on Friday.

The Davis PTO parent Survey results are starting to come in.  Parents have until May 21 to participate.  New ideas for fundraisers and desire for more diversity outreach going forward.  New committees slated for 2021-22 include Diversity Committee, Audit Committee, Business Outreach Committee and Multi-cultural Committee.

The following PTO Board nominees for 21-22 were approved with a motion made by Dr. Ann Perez and a second from Mr. Jason Snyder:  Jill Nagy-Reynolds – Co-Treasurer, Sarah Smith, VP-Co-President Elect, and Melinda Norfleet, Co-President.

Principal’s Report – Dr. Ann Perez, Mr. Jason Snyder, Mrs. Helena Richards

Dr. Perez reported that the 8th grade celebration will take place on Thursday at 10 am.  It will be live streamed.  Transition planning in progress for students moving to Sells.

Dr. Jaime Stewart, new DMS Principal joined us.  She provided us with her background and indicated she is in the process of getting to know Davis.  She will be there full time July 1st and will have open office hours over the summer.

Treasurer’s Report –  Ginger Kockentiet and Asch Mikhail

Current balances for PTO Checking and Savings were shared with the group. We currently have approximately $4700 in checking and $26,000 in savings.  Recent expenses included Staff Appreciation week and 8th grade celebration gift bags.  Upcoming expenses will be 3 Scholarship checks to our awardees.  We made $650 on our recent Spirit Wear sale.

We have received 2 grant requests for the 21-22 school year.  We will continue to accept requests over the summer and may set aside additional funds for fall applications.  Tonight we approved the two requests. 

  1.  Power of the Pen, $1500 to host Regional Competition at Davis
  2. 8th Grade Language Arts Classes, $800 to purchase 80 books.

Mr. Jason Snyder made motion to approve and Dr. Ann Perez seconded that motion.

Secretary’s Report – Jennifer Talley

Jennifer presented the previous month’s meeting minutes for review and approval.  The minutes were also posted to our blog for review prior to this meeting.  No comments were made.  Minutes approved – 1st Jason Snyder, 2nd Dr. Perez.

If you need to contact the PTO, remember you can email us at ptodavis@gmail.com

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm
Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Talley, Secretary, Davis PTO

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May/June 2021 PTO Newsletter

Check out our last newsletter for 2020-21.

Have a great summer!

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Final PTO Meeting Wednesday 5/19 7 pm

Parents,

Join us on Wednesday, 5/19, for the PTO’s seventh and FINAL public meeting of the 2020-2021 school year. Our newest 2021-2022 Officers will be voted in and Teacher Grants will be reviewed/approved. We will start promptly at 7:00 PM. Meeting link will be provided on Wednesday.

Don’t forget:

– Complete the Parent Survey by Friday, 5/21.

– Watch the 8th Grade Celebration on Thursday, 5/27.

– Order School Supplies by Friday, 5/28. (Acct #: 9625)

We’re excited to see you soon!

– Davis PTO

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Golden Shamrocks Field Hockey

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Parent Survey

Davis Parents,

Got 10 minutes to give us a Grade? 

The school year is almost over and the Davis PTO would love to know how we did and how we’re doing. The survey link is below. We look forward to your feedback!
Davis Middle School PTO Parent Survey

Thanks!

– Davis PTO

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2021-2022 School Supply Sale

Hello Davis Families!

Our 2021-2022 School Supply sale is under way! Get next year’s school supply shopping done now and spend your Summer with one less “thing” to do! 😀. The online store will be open until the last day of school – May 28, 2021. Ordering instructions are below. Feel free to email us with questions.

Thank you!

– Davis PTO

Instructions 

1. Go to: www.shopttkits.com

2. Enter Davis account #: 9625

3. Select your child’s grade for the next school year: 2021-2022. Note: There are two options for 7th Grade. Please select ONE option that includes the first letter of your child’s last name. (High School kits are not available through this portal.)

4. Follow required steps to place your order.

5. Curbside pick-up will take place the week of August 9, 2021. More details coming in August.

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Golden Shamrocks Field Hockey

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2021-2022 School Supply Sale

Hello Davis Families!

Our 2021-2022 School Supply sale starts TODAY! Get next year’s school supply shopping done now and spend your Summer with one less “thing” to do! 😀. The online store will be open until the last day of school – May 28, 2021. Ordering instructions are below. Feel free to email us with questions.

Thank you!

– Davis PTO

Instructions 

1. Go to: www.shopttkits.com

2. Enter Davis account #: 9625

3. Select your child’s grade for the next school year: 2021-2022. Note: There are two options for 7th Grade. Please select ONE option that includes the first letter of your child’s last name. (High School kits are not available through this portal.)

4. Follow required steps to place your order.

5. Curbside pick-up will take place the week of August 9, 2021. More details coming in August.

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Parent Survey

Davis Parents,

Got 10 minutes to give us a Grade? 

The school year is almost over and the Davis PTO would love to know how we did and how we’re doing. The survey link is below. We look forward to your feedback!
Davis Middle School PTO Parent Survey

Thanks!

– Davis PTO

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PTO Meeting Minutes 4/21/21

DMS PTO Meeting

April 21, 2021

Virtual Zoom Meeting 7 pm

Attendees: 

(Sign in sheet not available as meeting was virtual.  Secretary recorded names that appeared on Google Meet.)

Monika Willis, Ann Perez, Tiffany Marr, Chris Valentine, John Marschhausen, Asch Mikhail, Elaine Spielberg, Bryan Griffith, Carolyn Carr, Cyndy Griffith, Amy Starnes, Emily Bliss, Ginger Kockentiet, Helena Richards, Jason Synder, Jill Plochow, Megen Lefferts, Melinda Norfleet, Michael Berger, Natalie Rich, Sara Bendure, Shahita Foster, Teresa Neill, Tiffany deSilva, Todd Starnes, Jennifer Talley, Tisha Rinker, Daryl Scott, Jill Nagy-Reynolds, Levy Mutoro, Melanie Gamez, Robin Shay, Dawn Norrod, Andrea Chambers-Chrisp, Sarah Smith (37)

Meeting called to order at 7 pm.  Tiffany welcomed everyone to the meeting.  She reviewed tonight’s agenda with the attendees.  

Fireside Chat 

Mr. Chris Valentine, BOE President and Dr. John Marschhausen, DCS new Superintendent spoke to the meeting attendees and took questions from the attendees.

President’s Report – Tiffany Marr

PTO awarded $1,000 scholarships to three graduating scioto Seniors.  A virtual awards ceremony is set for Wednesday May 12 with administration, PTO board, recipients and their parents.  

Tiffany encouraged participation from parents for the 2021-22 school year.  We have filled most committee roles, but are looking for volunteers for Social Media, Academic Boosters, Fall Fundraiser and P.E.R.C. representative.  Amy Starnes volunteered for Academic Boosters and Tish Rinker volunteered for P.E.R.C.  Please email the PTO at ptodavis@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out next school year.

Principal’s Report – Dr. Ann Perez, Mr. Jason Snyder, Mrs. Helena Richards

Dr. Perez reported that the 8th grade celebration will take place this year, however it  will be recorded and shared with parents.  Appropriate social distancing will be in place.

Mrs. Richards reported that the State Testing has been completed with only one makeup day remaining.  They scheduled 5 days of testing over a two week period of time. On site testing was for RLA and in person students.

Mr. Snyder reported that they recently held the “Living the Irish Way” award ceremony.  They celebrated by grade level.  Each student received a thank you from the teacher that nominated them. 

Treasurer’s Report –  Ginger Kockentiet and Asch Mikhail

Current balances for PTO Checking and Savings were shared with the group. We currently have $7,618.16 in checking and $26,433.30 in savings.  We target to maintain one years expenses in reserve in preparation for years when we might not raise as much money. First time since 2013 that we had to pull from savings to cover current expenses.  We withdrew $5,000.

Recent expenses include $1,000 for Academic Signs.  We sell signs for $15 and we make $5 on each sign sold.   We completed our donations of $750 to Eversole Run Middle School PTO and $250 to Hopewell Elementary PTO.  These funds help establish PTO as our newest schools.  These donations were approved at our February 2021 general membership meeting.

Upcoming expenses will include funding Irish Way Scholarships, Staff Appreciation in May and 8th Grade Irish Way Celebration.  

Spirit wear sale was extended two weeks to allow more time for orders to be placed.  Our vendor is now producing the items and looking to deliver items or make available for pick up by the end of next week.

Secretary’s Report – Jennifer Talley

Jennifer presented the previous month’s meeting minutes for review and approval.  The minutes were also posted to our blog for review prior to this meeting.  No comments were made.  Minutes approved – 1st Dr. Perez, 2nd Jason Snyder.

If you need to contact the PTO, remember you can email us at ptodavis@gmail.com

Nominating Committee for Executive Board Roles 2021-22

The nominating committee presented their nominees to fill open Executive Board roles for 2021-22.  We will vote on these nominees at our May 19, 2021 General Membership Meeting.  Our nominees are Jill Nagy-Reynolds for Co-Treasurer, presented by Ginger Kockentiet (nominated by Tiffany Marr), Melinda Norfleet for Co-VP/Co-President, presented by Tiffany deSilva (nominated by Tiffany Marr) and Sarah Smith for Co-VP/Co-President, presented by Elaine Spielberg (nominated by Ginger Kockentiet).

Meeting adjourned at 8:21 pm

Our next meeting is Wednesday May 19 at 7 pm.

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