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1 Grand Ridge PTSA General Membership Meeting September 30, 2014

2 Agenda Welcome Approval of Minutes Approval of Standing Rules School Leadership Team Report PTSA Mission & Goals Calendar Preview Treasurer’s Report & Proposal to Amend Budget Officers’ and Directors’ Reports Roll Out of bloomz App Issaquah Schools Foundation Presentation Coming up... New Business Adjourn

3 Welcome Welcome to the 2014 -2015 school year! PTSA Board of Directors Alisa GeorgeCo-President Lisa CallanCo-President Hillary AtkinsSecretary Ann TaylorTreasurer Danielle GrahamVP Programs Alicia SpinnerVP Events Lisa KimVP Fundraising Jamie SvobodaCommunications Director Kristen Smith DayleyDirector of Advocacy Lisa BishopVolunteer Director Amanda HizerMembership Director Carrie MountOutreach Director

4 Secretary’s Report Review and approve minutes from May 20, 2014 General Membership Meeting.

5 Standing Rules Review and approve Standing Rules

6 School Leadership Team Report Report from Principal Christy Otley Teacher Updates from Megan Reiser (Gr. 2) & Katie Gahnberg (Gr. 5)

7 PTSA Mission & Goals 2013-2014 Mission To create and foster opportunities that enrich and support our children, school, and community. Goals Promote awareness of the school as an integral part of our community. Expand and maintain our volunteer base by welcoming new people to take on volunteer opportunities at the school. Conduct purposeful fundraising to support Grand Ridge students, programs, and events. Create opportunities to foster social connections and cultural awareness. Enrich the education of our students in literacy, health, and nutrition. Inform our school community about what the PTSA does and the benefits of being a PTSA member to promote, maintain, and support 100% membership. Maintain effective lines of communication within our school community. Assist Grand Ridge staff by offering volunteer support. Foster community awareness of parent education opportunities. Educate the Grand Ridge community on ways to advocate effectively for the education, health, and safety of our children.

8 2014-2015 Calendar Preview September After School Movie date Coffee With Christy Picture Day General Membership Meeting October After School Movie date Reflections Box Tops/Labels Contest WSPTA Legislative Assembly Fall-O-Ween Vision & Hearing Screening November General Membership Meeting After School Movie dates Coffee With Christy Gifts from Gilman December Scholastic Book Fair January Legislative Focus Day Pizza & Write Night Coffee With Christy After School Movie Dates February Box Tops/Labels Contest Book Swap March After School Movie Dates Kindergarten Round Up Coffee With Christy General Membership Meeting April Cultural Fair WSPTA Convention May General Membership Meeting Staff Appreciation Bear Hunt Coffee With Christy June Summerfest

9 Treasurer’s Report August Treasurer’s Report Proposal to Amend 2014-2015 Budget

10 Treasurer’s Report August Treasurer’s Report

11 Treasurer’s Report August Treasurer’s Report

12 Treasurer’s Report August Treasurer’s Report

13 Treasurer’s Report August Treasurer’s Report

14 Treasurer’s Report August Treasurer’s Report

15 Treasurer’s Report August Treasurer’s Report

16 Treasurer’s Report August Treasurer’s Report

17 Treasurer’s Report Proposal to Amend 2014-2015 Budget

18 Treasurer’s Report Proposal to Amend 2014-2015 Budget

19 Treasurer’s Report Proposal to Amend 2014-2015 Budget

20 Treasurer’s Report Proposal to Amend 2014-2015 Budget

21 Treasurer’s Report Proposal to Amend 2014-2015 Budget

22 Programs (Fall) Art Docent Program Cultural Diversity Council Recess Activities Fit Zone Grizzly Patch Garden Recess Activities Grizzly Guys Gift-a-Book – on display Sept. 22 – Oct. 10 Jr. Math Explorers Reflections 2014-2015  Theme “The world would be a better place if...”  Artists’ Workshop 10/15, 1:30-4pm  Submit entries 10/27 – 11/5  Grand Ridge Reception 11/13  District Reception 1/13/15 at IHS

23 Events Fall-O-Ween Oct. 29 from 5-7pm Kids can wear their costumes Fall-themed crafts, games and food

24 Fundraising After School Movies – Oct., Nov., Jan., March & May Grizzly Gear – new styles and colors available for order online through Oct. 2nd! Popcorn Fridays – 1 st of every month beginning in October Gift-A-Book Online sales end Oct. 3rd Kids can also go to the library to pick a leaf for purchase through Oct 10th

25 Fundraising Box Tops & Soup Labels – classroom contest coming Oct. 14-24 Yearbook is assembling a team for this year's book Fred Meyer's community rewards Register your Fred Meyer loyalty card to help earn money for the school Scholastic Book Fair – Dec. 1 - 5

26 Feed Gilman More than 140 families have donated and more than $14,000 will go towards classroom enrichment costs Uses include: Bringing in expert presenters Offering hands-on experiences Subsidizing field trips Great example is the Pioneer Farm Museum travelling exhibit to be brought in by the 3 rd grade teachers Thank You!

27 Membership Current numbers Number of members = 448 (down from 476 PY) Number of students = 738 (up from 705 PY) Number of families = 585 (up from 564 PY) % of kids represented = 60.7% % of GR families who have become members (either family or individual membership) = 47.9% Goal is 100% Membership!

28 Membership Join at

29 Advocacy McCleary Decision Update On Sept. 11, 2014, the State Supreme Court held the State Legislature in contempt of court in the McCleary school funding case because the Legislature has failed to because the legislature has failed to submit a plan to fully fund basic education by the 2017-18 school year. The court will allow the Legislature to “purge the contempt” and avoid sanctions by taking appropriate action during its 2015 legislative session. WSPTA's annual legislative issues survey is live -- please take the survey by Sept. 30 and tell us what issues are most important to you! Legislative Assembly Oct. 24-25 at Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, WA The WSPTA prepares a legislative platform with Top 5 and supported policy issues at the beginning of every legislative biennium. Don't forget to register to vote for the Nov. 4 election! You can register online until October 6, and in person until October 27.

30 Outreach Emergency Prep Comfort Kits due back to teachers by Oct. 7 Halloween in the Highlands – Oct. 18 Parent Education Staff Appreciation New Family Host Angel Program Feed The Hungry Gifts from Gilman – dates TBA

31 . Guests: bloomz CEO Chaks Appalabattula & VP of Product Ashok Meyyappan bloomz is a new private social network intended to connect all the pieces of your child’s life in one place. GRPTSA invites you to join us in using the bloomz app. Be on the lookout for an email from our PTSA Communications Director, Jamie Svoboda, via bloomz with a unique invitation code to download and sign up for the FREE bloomz app. For more information about bloomz, see:

32 Issaquah Schools Foundation Overview of ISF – Carolyn Kennedy All in for Kids Campaign

33 Coming up… After School Movies – Oct. 1 and Nov. 5 Restaurant Days Supporting ISF Oct. 1 – Chinoise Oct. 8 – The Ram Box Tops/Soup Labels Contest – Oct. 14 – 24 Reflections Artists’ Workshop – Oct. 15 Submission Turn In – Oct. 27 – Nov. 5 Reception – Nov. 13 Legislative Assembly – Oct. 24 – 25 Fall-O-Ween – Oct. 29 Vision & Hearing Screening – Oct. 29 – 30 Next General Membership Meeting – Nov. 13

34 Thank you for coming!

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