PTO Meeting Cancelled 

I apologize for the late notice;

 Due to conferences and other conflicts tomorrow nights PTO meeting is cancelled.

 Work has begun on Ornament night and we will get the information out to you all as soon as possible.

 Thank you 

Bob Kahler


PTO Notes:  October 26, 2011


What are some of the barriers that prevent parents or other significant adults from being as involved with their child’s education / school functions as they would like?


Time: demands of work or other family commitments

            Suggestion: Combine evenings when possible

                              :  Offer community suppers in conjunction with events

Need for babysitting services

            Suggestion:  Offer babysitting for school functions (concerts et cetera)

Opportunities need to be advertised well in advance

            Suggestion:  Continue to advertise on web and via notices sent home.

Comfort Level:

I want to volunteer or be involved, but I’m not sure what would be expected for classroom volunteers et cetera

        Suggestion:  Trainings for various types of activities

Need reliable transportation

            Suggestions: Provide Transportation for some events


Activities Discussed – to be shared with staff to determine what supports would be needed for some of these events to take place:

Art Fair / Book Fair

Open Gym

Literacy Fair

Family Math Nights

After school activities for students

            Board Games


            Dr. Seuss Night

Grandparents Day

Haunted Hallway (for next year)




Focus:  Education and Community



  • To provide educational enrichment opportunities for students


  • To connect with and to engage as many families as possible in their child’s education.


  • To strengthen the connection between the school and the local community.


  • Other?



  • What are some of the barriers that prevent parents or other significant adults from being as involved with their child’s education and school functions as they would like?


  • How can we help?


Notes:   To follow.  If you could not attend this meeting, but you have some feedback on the agenda items please call me at school or send me an e-mail.

Respectfully submitted


Mr. Kahler



PTO Meeting Summary – September 28th, 2011

Introductions of parents and staff

Administrative Requests

  • 2 parent volunteers to join our school’s CIPS team -  meetings 4th Tuesday of the month from 2:45-3:30
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Discussion of past events and potential PTO led activities

Academic Boosters

Visiting Authors / Artists

Community Evenings                                    Family Fun Nights – read a thon

Literacy Fair                                         Grandparents Day

Celebration of Writing                        Student Recognition

Math Night                                             Staff Recognition

Ornament Night                                    Field Trips

Arts Alive evening

Monthly or Bi-monthly Newsletters

Tips and Resources for parents

Reading strategies

Games to play on a long car ride

Discussion of organizational tasks

Nomination and Election of PTO officers

Plan one activity in conjunction with Jay PTO

Determine Fundraiser(s) for PTO


LES Parent Teacher Organization Meeting Dates

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Please join us for our PTO meetings in the LES Cafeteria. All Meetings are scheduled to begin at 6:00. We will be working on continuing successful events from the past ( community evenings) as well as working together to provide enrichment activities for our students. Based on feedback from parents we will also be offering informational sessions on a variety of topics.

The meeting dates follow

October 26
November 9
Dec 14
Jan 18
Feb 15
March 14
April 11
May 9