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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