PTO Meeting Minutes – 2.10.14

Carden of Tucson PTO Meeting Agenda

February 10, 2014    3:15 pm – MPR


Lori Oldham, Desert Harris, Mrs. Jeppson, Jen Quiroz, Brenda Moseley, Mrs. Gardner, and Mrs. Carns

 Approval of Agenda for February

Approval of Minutes from January

  1. Committee Reports:
    1. Director’s Report – Mrs. Jeppson
      1. Book Fair is coming up this week Thurs. and Fri.
      2. Free School Lunch offered on Thurs., Feb. 13th
      3. Science Fair will be held Feb. 18th (grades K – 5) and Feb. 19th (grades 6-8)
      4. Rodeo Program with Grandparents Day coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 19th
      5. Carden Demonstrations will be held March 6th and 7th
      6. Carden 5K Fun Run on March 8th at 9:00am
      7. Carden School Spirit Week March 10th – 14th
    2. President’s Report – Mrs. Moseley
      1. School improvements will be discussed under new business
    3. Treasurer’s Report – Mrs. Quiroz
      1. Yard Sale – $470.95

      2. Carden Cougar Campaign (to date) – $1,268.00

      3. Weekly Lunches – $4,717.00

    4. Volunteer Coordinator update – Mrs. Oldham

      1. Several volunteers still needed for:

        Book Fair – volunteer during day shift Thurs or Friday

        Rodeo Program – Food donations needed

        Carden 5K Fun Run – still need a few more volunteers

        Contact Lori Oldham at


  1. Teacher Liaison update – Mrs. Gardner

                    No news to report at this time.

  1. Old Business:
    1. Carden 5K Fun Run:  Mrs. Oldham shared:
  • T-shirt design
  • Items needed from school the day of the race
  • Few more volunteers needed
  • Letter for sponsorship to give to companies
  • Encouraged us to talk about the race
  1. New Business:
    1. A discussion about school improvements was held.  Technology, carpeting, bookcases, commercial refrigerator, etc. were all items that were discussed.
    2. Further details will need to be gathered in order to make a decision about which school improvements need to be completed first.
    3. Spirit Week Daily Themes (March 10th -14th)
      1.   Monday: Pajamas
      2.   Tuesday: Hero/Favorite Career Professional
      3.   Wednesday: Favorite Sport/Team
      4.   Thursday: Favorite Decade
      5.    Friday: Crazy Hair or Hat    More information will follow.

      1. Future Agenda Items:

      1. Follow up on school improvement data to make a decision.

 Next Meeting:  March 3rd, 2014 at 3:15 pm in MPR

Adjournment at 4:30p.m.

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