Our PTO is hosting the Piece of Cake fundraiser on December 14. For this event, they are looking for both donations and volunteers. If you’d like to help, please visit:
All activities for the Sioux Falls School District have been canceled for tomorrow, December 1, due to the forecasted weather. Because of this, there will be no Breakfast with Santa tomorrow at Sonia Sotomayor Elementary School.
Stay safe this weekend!
Tues, Nov 13, 2018 PTO Meeting
Board Members present: Jen, Fenecia, Gretchen, Amy
Admin present: Jaclyn
Parents present: 5 parents
Teachers present: Jen Albig-McKay
- Thank you for Movie Night support
Nikki S appreciated the support for the 5th graders’ trip to Concordia
They earned about $115 per student that worked it
Nikki is possibly planning to plan another with Tracy for more student funds for
Concordia (Dec 16 Polar Express- by Tracy for Concordia trip students)
Popcorn machine isn’t a fast maker of popcorn. We can pop, but also purchase big bags
from the theater to supplement
Posters were a good marketing on the doors from the licensing
Noise level and movement regulated more, if we do it again (need volunteers for in gym)
- Principal report/announcements
Cultural assembly for Dia de los muertos
Piece of Cake on Dec 14- there will be reasons for parents to attend in the classroom too
Poster/Flyer for Piece of Cake and in newsletter
Dec 20 will be another cultural assembly
MAP testing Dec 3-21, K-5 will all take it and it helps to put students in middle school and
for 6th grade Math- please be mindful of encouraging your children
Great Gatherings was wonderful turnout
- Budget information
Balance right over $5,000
$200 came in from Ties and Tiaras last year
Amazon Smile is up and going that has funds go to Sonia PTO
Box Tops collected about $1,300 and the winners will get a class reward
Some requests are coming in for field trips and we’re hoping with Piece of Cake
- Online Apparel Store
Didn’t have to purchase anything and not sitting on a ton of inventory
Window is open now until Nov 26
Flyer going home this week (flyer here before Wednesday by 4 otherwise it might have
We posted it on PTO facebook, but Jaclyn offered to put it on the school facebook page
- Sat, Dec 1 Breakfast with Santa
(Angela E and committee)
Sign-Up genius ready to go (set up gym, spiritwear, Santa area, wrapping area, craft)
Discussed having the pancake guy instead of griddles and volunteers
Clean-up still a concern
Want to see about availability and prices for Dec 1
May ask Janella for milk invoice for purchasing for Dec 1
Still need to fill in volunteer slots and Megan will send out tonight or tomorrow
Jaclyn asking Tracy about book donation and wrapping station- Jen can outreach to Reach
Literacy store/program, school/parent email for gently used books
Need wrapping paper and tape
- Project Warm-Up Dec 7, 10-11 am
Room parents that signed up will be notified to hopefully help during this event or find 1 or 2 parents to help
– Fri, Dec 14 Piece of Cake fundraiser (committee)
Festival from 1:45-2:30
Rotating schedules by grade level 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00 or do AM/PM
Get in touch with Sara Baumgarten
- Next year PTO members, if interested, let someone on the current board know
- Ideas from parents of speakers to come after December holiday- start thinking of topics you’d like to hear about so we can arrange guest speakers to come support our parents, school, and community
- Box Top from Nikki S
No real budget
2 winners in 700s, 2 winners in 500s
What kind of money do we have to give to winners?- popcorn party (get for 4 winners)
January 8th is next due date for collection contest
March 1st in spring
Maybe end of year in May? Optional
Optional prizes- bag of Skinny popcorn, spiritwear, extra recess/pe
Can email out the flyer for next contest and put on facebook pages- fliers go home after
- NEXT PTO meeting is Thurs, Dec 6 at 11:30 am in Sonia Sotomayor library
As you start your holiday season, please keep the new online apparel store in mind.
This site is the ONLY place to purchase the new WINTER items like new stocking HATS, pants, sweatshirts, blankets and more! Children and Adult sizes available!!
The ordering window is open until Nov 26. With a December 15th arrival date!
A perfect place for some holiday items!
Our students raised $527.41 for Mascots for a Cure in October! This donation will help fight childhood cancer! Way to go, Lobos!
11:30-12:30 on Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Attendance at meeting:
PTO Board Members- Gretchen H, Amy K, Megan S, Jennifer A-M
Principal Tracy Vik
Teachers- Eliana G (1st) and Jennifer A-M (ELA)
To all the parents who helped with first 3 events; BooHoo/WooHoo Kindergarten gathering, book fair
volunteers, and conference meals with set-up and clean-up, we greatly appreciate the support
Fall Festival of books next week; Oct 22-26 with Libros y Lobos dress up themes for each day
Guest speakers coming to read favorite Spanish book and talk about their use of Spanish in community
Room Parents to support classroom teachers, if needed- we’ll share list with Tracy and teachers after Great
November 9 is Veteran Day assembly
PASI from Brian Reilly:
Thank you to everyone doing a Gathering or silent auction
Find out how all the money supports Spanish Immersion through the posted videos on the PASI site
Can still buy tickets and can pay at the door
Tues, Oct 23 is last day to turn in baskets and gatherings
Still need volunteers to help with games at the Great Gathering event
Online Apparel Store:
PASI would like some trinkets to use for Great Gathering packages or for incentives (donate or will buy)
Breakfast with Santa:
Angela E. Committee Chair will be contact
the 21 member committee has been emailed.
PTO budgeted for Pancake Man
Hayward — book donation and wrapping station
Make a Wish – letter writing; Vik noted Edison has won the last couple of years and we’d like to take over!
Art Teacher has volunteered to make a Mural, but would like to have 10 ft canvas to work with so it can be
saved from year to year.
Piece of Cake:
Sara Keane Baumgartner Committee Chair
Only 4 volunteers and committee has not been contacted
Megan Pederson discussed the history of the bake sale and the revenue made has been between 9-10,500; 143 items donated and if all sold $10,000
Same day as Winter Festival, Dec 14 from 1:45-3:00
Budget discussion and summary
See Fenecia’s email; Gretchen discussed briefly
Box Tops update
School Wide Classroom Competition
– discussion of what class will win at end of year but nothing finalized. Ideas include: pizza party; ice cream party; more time a field day
– mini competitions to keep classrooms motivated
First deadline Oct. 24 – popcorn party
maybe top 3 classes
Kids have made videos to explain to teachers and also the classrooms the purpose of box tops! Will be
shared at announcements today and Vik will post.
Thank you to all who could come to our first lunch PTO meeting.
If you’d like to order spirit wear, please visit: https://spectrum-apparel.com/LosLobos.
Our picture day for the 2018-2019 school year will be on Thursday, September 13.