The meeting was opened with a review of this years new budget. Most of the PTO budget this year will come from the 1st Annual Little Hawk Fun Run, which is replacing the fundraiser we held in past years.
The PTO will utilize Square this year for movie nights and for buying tickets at the Fall Festival this year. This will allow parents to use cards to purchase snacks and tickets. There will be a minimum purchase amount. This had been parent frustration for those that don't carry cash, so we've listened and we're making it happen!
Special thanks to our PTO Treasurer, Nikki Brooks, for getting this ordered and setup!
There will be an upcoming vote for PTO officers and board members.
The PTO booth will be a required booth at Open House. Providing us the opportunity to explain how important the PTO is to LLE and express our need for volunteers for upcoming events, especially for our upcoming 1st Annual Little Hawk Fun Run.
There will be a meeting for volunteers that want to assist with the Fun Run. There will be several committees that need to be filled. Examples: Prize, Snack, T-Shirts, Publicity, Track, and Sponsor Committees just to name a few. We will need many parents to volunteer to help make this event a success. This will be our biggest fundraiser of the year.
We are needing businesses to sponsor the Fun Run. Monetary contributions to the school are accepted at any level, as any amount is appreciated. Donations of "goods" -water bottles, sports drinks, or energy bars are also greatly appreciated. We are offering Sponsorship prizes for businesses that donate $300 or $500 to the Fun Run. Some prizes are t-shirts, company logo on shirts, company logo on website just to name a few.
The movie selected for the LLE Fall Movie night is Captain Underpants, which has been scheduled for September 22nd. There will be concessions.
We want the Fall Festival to be a huge success this year so we are brainstorming new ideas and games. Feel free to come to a meeting to share your ideas or leave a comment below if you want to provide us any helpful feedback. We would love LLE parents to post their pics online with #llefallfestival2017 so we can gather pics of everyone having fun :)
LLE will be collecting BoxTops this year in the Fall and Spring. This is a fundraiser that helps LLE raise money, please start saving your box tops now! Collection sheets will be sent home. Students can turn in more than one sheet. LLE earns 10 cents per box top.
We may be setting up a partnership with SchoolStore.com. LLE will earn a percentage of sales processed through the site. Details to come if this moves forward.
Lastly, there was a discussion about Family Nights for LLE at restaurants in LaVergne and Smyrna. There will be a set day for LLE Parents and Staff to eat at restaurants that will provide us a % of the sales . We will be announcing Family Nights soon. Feel free to leave us a comment below letting us know of your families favorite places to eat. If you work at a restaurant that would like to participate, let us know that too!
The LLE PTO looks forward to the 17-18 school year and we can't wait to help LLE raise money that supports LLE teachers and students!
We look forward to meeting parents at Open House and we are grateful for the LLE parents, teachers, and staff that take the time to volunteer.
Meeting Attendants - 13
We had two new Kindergarten moms come to the meeting!
It was great meeting you, Diana & Kendra!