Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Principal Meeting


Our Principal, Mr, Jim Huntzicker, will be retiring this year.

Dr. Rich Moore, our Superintendent, would like to have a meeting with the Winans parents on March 14th at 5:30 PM at Winans school to find out what qualities and characteristics parents are looking for in a new principal.

Dr. Moore would also like to have a meeting with Winans staff at Winans on March 14th at 3:30 for the same purpose, to find out the qualities and characteristics they would like to see in the new principal.

Please come participate (bring a friend!) and help make this change as positive and smooth as possible. A flyer should be coming home later this week.

Winans PTO

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Few Reminders

I. Our next PTO Meeting will be COMBINED with EASTSIDE SCHOOL. The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 6th at 5:30 PM at the EASTSIDE LIBRARY. Please join us and bring a friend!

II. This weekend, Eastside and Crazy Mountain Productions present "The WILDEST WEST SHOW EVER" at the Dulcie Theater. In addition to being a really FUN show, this is a fundraiser for the PTO, so please come to the show if you can, support the older kids in our community, and bring some extra cash for the PTO concessions sale. All seats $5, $20 per family, shows Friday night at 7PM and Saturday at 2PM and 4PM.

III. Our spring fundraiser, Butter Braids (that delicious filled pastry!) begins this coming Monday and runs for 10 days (February 27th- March 7th). Please check backpacks for the order form and be sure talk it up this coming week. The price is $12 per braid and we keep $5. We came close to earning $3,000 last year and we hope to reach that goal this year. The money will help pay for the repairs to the playground ("The FUN Slide"), replenish the field trip fund, and support teacher stipends. Thanks in advance for your help.

Also, please be sure to bookmark this blog and share it with friends. You can email jamiemelin@msn.com if there is anything you would like to contribute to the blog--field trip photos, special recognition, community events, etc. Right now it's just PTO updates but it could be so much more! Thanks, as always, for your support!

Monday, February 13, 2012


Winans PTO Meeting Minutes
February 6, 2012 / 5:30pm / Winans Library

Attendance: Principal Jim Huntzicker, Lora Brown, Christina Howell, Jessica Tyner, Muffy Norquist, Jamie Melin, Maggie Harris, Pat Thums, and Caroline Rehder

I. READ WEEK has been postponed until further notice and Green Eggs and Ham has been cancelled this year, per Mr. Huntzicker & the staff.

II. Treasurer's Report
August 2011 beginning balance: $405.14
Popcorn Profit: $296.37 [brought in $467.28, spent $170.91 on supplies]
Empire Twin Theater Tickets: $55.00
Innisbrook Profits: $4,979.73 [Total Sales: $11,987.01, paid to Innisbrook: $7007.28]
Box Tops $277.90
Ending Balance: $6,479.76

· Given this balance, it was proposed that we offer a $200 stipend to each of the 14 teachers, the 2 resource teachers, librarian, music teacher, PE teacher, and counselor.
· Motion by Muffy Norquist, seconded by Christina Howell.

III. Box Tops
We have collected over $200 since November (THANKS!); February is the next submission deadline, so send in your box tops ASAP.

IV. Broken Slide on playground: new parts have been ordered by Jim; PTO will try to reimburse $522.00 to his fund.

V. Carnival
Muffy is organizing the PTO Spring Carnival. They committee has had the first of three planned meetings and has saved us some money already by switching the venue to the Civic Center. Here’s the basic info from Muffy so far:
PTO SPRING CARNIVAL hosted my Eastside & Winans Schools
Friday, April 20th from 6-8 pm @ The Civic Center
Muffy has created a Facebook page so, please feel free to share it (PTO SPRING CARNIVAL). If you have any questions, concerns, ideas, please contact Muffy Norquist via email [norquist5@gmail.com] or telephone [222.8645].

VI. Braided Bread Spring Fundraiser
· We voted to do this fundraiser again this year and try to have the bread delivered before Spring Break. It was proposed that we set up the schedule so the bread arrives by March 23rd.
· UPDATE: Our proposed schedule was approved on 2/7 by Success N Fudraising (the makers of braided bread) so we will operate on the following schedule:
Feb. 17th: Order forms mailed to us

Monday, Feb. 27- Wednesday, March 7th: Selling- the actual fundraiser

Friday, March 9th: Absolute deadline for order submissions

Thurs. or Friday, March 22nd or 23rd at 2pm: Product Delivery-March 23rd at 2pm CONFIRMED

VII. New Fundraising Ideas
· Most feedback from parents has leaned away from big selling projects with money leaving the community; we want to come up with more local, simple fundraisers with most money staying in the community.
· Caroline Rehder attended a fundraising webinar and got ideas for a whole year’s theme of “healthy choices”- a walk-a-thon, a run with an entry fee, a healthy choices cook book to sell for about $10, coordinate with Kitty Springer and the Healthy Eaters Club program.
· We are open to lots of ideas and input—we need you to MAKE IT GREAT!

VIII. T-Shirts and Yearbooks
· No Yearbooks this year
· Muffy is checking on Tshirts (prices, etc.)