Meeting Minutes (Official) 10/11/18

Start Time: 7:05 pm


Christy Galey, Julia Noack, Alec Schraegle, Rachna Thakkar

Old business and approval of last meeting’s minutes

Principal’s Report - Mrs Peterson

  • Buddy program will be highlighted on Monday Night at the district office at 7 pm

    • Ms. Babecki will be presenting

  • Review of the MAP, Cog AT, and PARCC programs, explaining what it is, how it works, and what to expect

    • PARCC results come out next week (week of 10/15/18)

  • It is up to the teachers to communicate timing of the MAP tests, feedback shared from the group supporting importance of knowing when the tests will be held.

  • RIT Growth will indicate growth from one school year to the next

Faculty Report


  • We are enjoying learning about community helpers and having visitors from the fire department, police department, and library. We have launched our fiction unit and are learning about story elements.


  • First graders have continued studying plants and the community. We will be visiting the fire station next week! In writing, we’ve been brainstorming ideas for our Scaredy Cat stories that we will write next week.


  • Missing report this month.


  • Third grade has started the multiplication unit, and are working hard on fact fluency. In science we are tracking the weather in different parts of the country and preparing to share this data by presenting a weather report to the class.


  • Fourth grade is working hard on our multiplication facts. We are learning how to multiply very large numbers. In writing we are working on a narrative and in Social Studies we continue to study the history of Illinois.


  • We just had a fantastic Outdoor Ed field trip to the Lincoln Marsh! The students participated in a variety of team building challenges, tried to scale the 50 foot climbing tower (many with great success!), did a water study hands-on lesson at the marsh, and did a geocaching activity. They had so much fun! Thank you for supporting this amazing program for our 5th graders!


  • We having been doing a variety of things in the library this month. 5th grade took on their first Maker challenge by building the tallest free standing tower they could using only 15 pipe cleaners. This tested their collaboration and problem solving skills.


  • In PE we have been focusing on team games that involve overhand throwing with the 3rd and 5th graders. Each team has roles that need to be filled by members of the team to compete in the games. With kindergarten and 1st we have been focusing on underhand tossing games as individuals, partners and teams. Both 2nd and 4th have started their striking/volleyball units. 2nd grade is focussed on their striking skills which involves passing, setting, serving, striking with a hockey stick, and striking with a racquet. 4th has moved onto modified games of volleyball where we are identifying and applying strategies such as defending space and shot selection.


  • Across the grade levels we have been working on the elements of art and principles of design, specifically color theory. Students have been brainstorming and sketching ideas for Square One art. 4th and 5th graders created portfolios to store their work.


  • In Kindergarten, students are learning how to identify and keep the steady beat while first graders have just learned how to read their first rhythms. Third graders continue to practice note names and rhythms in preparation for our recorder unit that begins in January, while fourth graders are just starting to review recorders from last year.. Chorus is up and running and already singing songs about snow in preparation for their performance at Mrs. Mouse’s house/ pancake breakfast on Saturday, December 1st.

Officer’s Reports

  • President

    • We have copies of the exact ballot language for the proposed tax referendum as it will appear on November 6th.

      • Copies are upfront and will also be posted to the website and Facebook page.

    • The ballot language will read:

      • Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Glen Ellyn Community Consolidated School District Number 89, DuPage County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.4% above the limiting rate for school purposes for levy year 2017 and be equal to 3.3849% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018?

      • Vote needs to be majority, not hit a specific number of voters

      • If in favor, Vote YES.

    • Glen bard Parent Series –

      • Flyers are upfront and also located in the school office. Each month there are several programs free and open to the public to facilitate real-world parenting skills.

    • Great turnout for the Giordono’s restaurant night, proceeds go to PEP grant

  • Vice-President

    • Holding chair updates for later in the meeting

  • Treasurer

    • $31,465 starting at the beginning of the month

    • $30,860 closing the month

  • Secretary

    • Quick update regarding the website, please share feedback with the email address on the website

Committee Reports

  • School Directory

    • Completed last month, minor Kindergarten issue, but resolved

  • Spirit Wear

    • Generated $529 in profit , slightly more than last year

  • Panther Picnic

    • Good weather, good turnout

    • We will reconsider the reptile show for next year, some negative feedback from the parents

    • Saved money with food vendors

  • Golf Outing

    • 68 golfers

    • $4,629 raised

    • Still some funds to arrive from the bar purchases

  • Movie Night

    • Around 200 kids registered

    • We may cap it for future movie nights, around 200 people

  • Cultural Events

    • Assemblies, 3 funded by the PTC

    • First one is November 19th (conference night), which will be “Mad About Science”.

    • Second will be around February, and the last around April

  • Fall Fundraiser, SaveAround Coupon Book

    • Shipment should arrive on Monday 10/15

    • Books can be specific to around 170 different cities

    • Books are $25 and 50% of the proceeds go back to the PTC

    • Mobile app will geolocate coupons

    • Special offer will be ‘sell 5, get one free’

    • Runs Oct 22 - Nov 2, short 2 week sprint

    • Checks for the coupon books need to be made to the Park View PTC

  • Various Fundraisers

    • 3800 box tops raised thus far

      • Goal is to get 20,000 by end of school year

      • Nov. 1 is the deadline to mail in box tops this year

      • 3 new chairs coming in to support this effort

      • There is a mobile app to consider using as well

      • Funds typically used to help support playground equipment, in addition to other things.

    • Yorktown Bucks

      • Monthly participating stores and restaurants, more information on the PTC website

      • Save your receipts from participating stores and turn into the mall office. They will cut a check back to our school.

    • Restaurant nights

      • Panera $771 dollars spent, $154 dollars received for PTC

      • Portillo’s coming up on 10/24, 5-8pm in Downers Grove, they will support lunch; 20% back

        • They recommend sharing the fundraiser with others in our community, we just can’t stand in their parking lot and solicit.

        • Must mention flyer for Park View with order taker in drive-thru

      • Baron’es potentially in November, may try to make it work on conference night

    • Danada Boutique, Evereve, ladies night out shopping fundraiser 7:30 - 9:30 pm on November 14th

    • School store, 2 new chairs just started, profit over $400 thus far

New Business

  • Grandparents Breakfast and Book Fair

    • Book fair is on track

    • Teachers will get wish list form next Wednesday

    • Books will be delivered on the 18th


      • We may blast an email specifically to solicit volunteers

    • 100% of proceeds go in kind towards Anderson’s books to replenish new books in our library

  • Ice Cream Social and Book Fair

    • Flyers will go out tomorrow

    • There aren’t volunteers for clean up yet, but may not need them

    • Kids will fill out a contest for favorite ice cream, prize will be Oberweis gift card

  • Fall Fundraiser

    • Portillo’s Restaurant Night 10/24 5 - 8 pm in Downers Grove

  • Halloween parade and Classroom parties 10/31 at 2:15 pm

    • Parking will be difficult

    • PTC is providing the food for the classroom parties

  • Next PTC Meeting 11/8 at 7 pm

  • Mrs. Mouse’s House 12/1

    • Still need a co-chair for this event

    • Fun event for kids, their opportunity to purchase X-mas gifts for their family members

Adjournment at 8:28 pm

Park View PTC