November 16, 2021 at 6:30 (virtual meeting)
In attendance: Melissa Hochreiter, President; Lauren Wise, Vice President; Tara Beakes, Treasurer; Jess Martin, Secretary; Karen Giffin, Asst. Officer; Dr. Carly McPherson, Principal; Mrs. Wright 3rd grade teacher, and two other attendees.
Melissa opened the meeting at 6:30pm
-Dr. McPherson thanked everyone for their patience while Mrs. Jacoby was out of the office.
-Dr. McPherson also mentioned that Mrs. Jacoby will be retiring at the end of the school year.
Tara noted that there is currently $14,217.32 in the account.
Cans 4 Kids- $26.70
Spirit wear- $383.50
Laps totals: Online donations came to $3099.85 Cash and checks $6165.00
The amount we made on laps was $5796.87 after the cost of shirts and the DJ.
Previous / Upcoming Events:
Melissa reported that the all school PTO meeting with Dr. Egan went well. She noted that teachers are struggling and working hard to get Penn Manor back to Penn Manor as a group. It was recommended by Dr. Egan that if parents have questions about policy and school issues, the district is available to answer all questions and their job is customer service to the Penn Manor community. We are working hard to take the burden off teachers.
Spirit wear is ready to be delivered
Karen mentioned that dining out at Mick’s had a good turn out. She’s unsure how much money was made that night. The December take out Tuesday will be held at Panera Bread in Rohrerstown.
Melissa reported that roller skating at The Castle was a huge success! There were over 175 kids there. A good time was had by all.
Erika discussed the book fair. Set up begins Friday after school. It will be open Monday from 8 to 8 and Tuesday from 8 to 2pm. E-wallet is recommended. Each student will receive a free book up to $5 from the PTO.
Melissa mentioned that the teachers will be served a boxed meal during conferences on Monday.
Jess talked about the giving tree for the teachers. It will be set up in the lobby during conferences and through the month of December. A sign up genius will also be available.
Melissa reported that the holiday shop will be December 9th from 4 to 8pm. Paying with venmo is preferred but not necessary.
Open Floor / Discussion;
Mrs. Wright shared her appreciation of the PTO on behalf of the teachers.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:11 pm
Minutes submitted by Jess Martin, Secretary.
October 21, 2020, at 6:30 pm (virtual meeting)
In attendance: Melissa Hochreiter, President; Lauren Wise, Vice President; Tara Beakes,
Treasurer; Jess Martin, Secretary; Karen Giffin, Asst. Officer; Dr. Carly McPherson, Principal
Mrs. Moyer 5th grade teacher, and two other attendees
Melissa opened the meeting at 6:30pm
-Dr. McPherson reported that LeTort was ranked 10th countywide for public schools in Lancaster County by U.S. News and World Reports.
-Parent teacher conferences will be virtual or in-person on Nov. 22 & 23 and sign ups are required.
-Dr. McPherson asked if PTO will be supplying teacher meals during conferences. Meals will be provided on Nov. 22.
Tara noted that there is currently $10,582.66 in the account. Laps donations will be reported at a later date.
Karen mentioned that Take Out Tuesday (Dining-In Night) will be November 9th at Mick’s in Willow Street. A flyer will be needed for LeTort to get credit for the sale.
Melissa reported that we made $550 from the spirit wear sale.
Next, Melissa reported that Laps was a huge success and the weather was perfect. There were several parents in attendance to cheer on the students. Thanks to all the helpers!
Melissa discussed the Book Fair which will be held during Parent Teacher Conferences Nov. 22 & 23. The theme this year is Polar Bears. The students will visit the book fair during library instruction. Each student will be receiving a “free book” up to $5. The balance of any book over $5 will need to be covered by the student/parent.
Melissa talked about the Santa Shop that will be held on the evening of December 9 from 4-7pm.
Jess mentioned that the Giving Tree will be set up during conferences and through most of December. There will be a Sign Up Genius available for those who choose a virtual conference.
The Giving Tree is when teachers give us a wish list of items for their classes. Instead of getting them a gift, consider choosing an item that they need. This is optional.
Lauren talked about Yearbook. We are going with a new company called TreeRing.
Mrs. Moyer stated her appreciation of the PTO on behalf of all of the teachers.
Ashlee Martzall asked if the teachers preferred in person or virtual meetings. Dr. McPherson said it didn’t matter. Ashlee also asked about a vendor fair with the Santa Shop. The vendor fair will not be taking place this year.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:08 pm.
Next monthly meeting will take place Tuesday, November 16th at 6:30.
Minutes submitted by Jess Martin, Secretary
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