Sep 192014



Call to order

The meeting was called to order at 7:52am by President, Mandi Dixon.  The previous minutes were approved as written.



Principal – Mandi Dixon (on behalf of Mrs. Emerson)

  • Students are doing a great job of getting here on time. There are only about 5 students tardy daily.
  • The grass will be mowed by this Wednesday.
  • We do not have enough students for an additional 3rd grade teacher, but we have a Teacher's Assistant. TPS pays for the TA.


President – Mandi Dixon

  • The form for the Carnegie Calling has already been sent home. Even if you completed the form online, you must still turn in the hard copy because you have to mark yes/no to have your personal information printed in the Carnegie Calling.  Also, the actual order form is on the back of the form.
  • The dates for our two biggest fundraisers have been switched. We will now have the Auction in the spring and Pizza Bingo in the Fall.  Pizza Bingo will be on Friday, October 24th.  It will be a Fall Festival/Carnival theme.  Stokley has agreed to do the dunk tank again this year.  We will be allowed to wear our Halloween costumes.  Lisa Morgan, Mandi Dixon and Megan Sutton are chairing the event.  Please let them know how you would like to be involved.


Treasurer's Report – Kara Clendenin

  • Please submit a reimbursement form with all reimbursement requests. They are located in the copy room.
  • If you have any questions about the PTA finances, please let her know.


Volunteer Coordinator – Mary King

  • Thank you to everyone who has volunteered!
  • Please submit your volunteer hours for July and August this week. It is very important that we turn in our hours.  One of the reasons why it is so important, is that it is factored into our schools overall grade.  Anything you do for the school can be counted: pulling weeds, making copies, Lunch Bunch, Scouts, meetings, etc.
  • We still need chairpersons for Facts Masters and Publishing Company, and Community Connections. We need a homeroom parent for Mrs. Bentley's and Mr. Morgan's classes.  We are also looking for a Facilities Coordinator.
  • If you are not getting emails from your grade rep, please let Mary know. Her email address is


Corporate Liaison – Mandi Dixon (on behalf of Lynetria Johnson)

  • Lynetria has maintained contact with our Partners in Education to keep them involved and motivated.
  • She would like to plant a seed for the upcoming School Mall Program, which is a fantastic program where you order online from stores like Kohl's, Target, etc. and our school builds up credit. Last year was our first year to participate.  The school received money and the teacher's were awarded gift cards and prizes from the credit we built up.  Please be watching for more information about this soon!



Grandparent's Day – Amanda Carrier

  • Grandparent's Day starts next week. Please turn in the white form attached to the invitation by this Friday.  We have to order the food, so there will be no exceptions after Friday.
  • She only needs a few more volunteers.

Sunshine Committee – Stephanie Godwin

  • Our 2nd event for this year is this Friday. We are bringing Sweet Treats for the teachers.  There are only a couple of items still needed.  If you would like to be added to the Sign-up Genius list for all of the Sunshine Committee Events, please contact Stephanie.

PTA Memberships – Stacy Margolis

  • She has PTA membership cards available for anyone who wants one.
  • She is working on the memberships and will be sending information out soon.

5th Grade – Elise Cruchon

  • The 5th grade golf tournament will be September 27th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at LaFortune Park Golf Course. The cost is $60 per person.  The match will be foursomes of 2 adults/2 children.  If we get enough donations, we will have a silent auction.  We will also need $100 hole sponsors.  Please let Elise know if you want to help out.
  • We will be starting the birthday marquee soon. The 5th graders will change the marquee in the afternoons.  We need parent volunteers to supervise them.

Pizza Bingo – Mandi Dixon

  • We will need donations of cookies, cupcakes, Pop, etc. for Pizza Bingo. Everything has to be store bought, per TPS regulations.  We also need gift cards for prizes.


New Business

Picture Day – Eileen Warner

  • Picture day is September 19th from 8:00am until approximately lunch time. Volunteers are needed to help straighten hair, keep order, usher students, etc.  You do not have to stay the whole time.  You can come for as long as you like.  You also do not have to be here at 8:00. Come whenever you can.  It is free dress day all day!

Art Sparks – Joelle McBride

  • We are needing volunteers to help with Art Sparks. Art Sparks is a PTA sponsored program for 2nd - 5th  There are six lessons on six different artists.  They start at the end of September and end the first week of December.  You volunteer during your child's art time.  The lessons are presented through PowerPoint.  There is also a notebook with the reference material included.  Everything has already been planned, you only resent the material.

Carnegie PTA website – Damon Chance

  • If you want something on the website, please contact Damon. The more information you can provide him, the better.  His email address is  You may contact him through the actual website, which is  You may also email any of the PTA officers through the website, as well.

Gift for Miss Ruby – Brittin Prior

  • If you are interested in making a donation for a gift for Miss Ruby, please contact Brittin Prior. Elise will check to see if we have a t-shirt in her size right after the meeting.  The shirt will be paid for by the PTA and is in addition to the gift.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25am.


Respectfully submitted,

Shelie Chavez

PTA Secretary 

Mar 262014



MARCH 12, 2014


Call to order

The meeting was called to order at 8:05am by President, Samantha Fiscus.  The previous minutes were approved as written.



Principal – Mr. Pascoe

  • 3rd grade students who score in the Unsatisfactory range on the Reading section of the OCCT tests can be held back.  The student would advance to 4th grade, but be held back in 3rd grade for reading only.  They will later be tested and if their scores qualify, they would move on to 4th grade entirely.  Students who are held back due to the Reading Sufficiency Act must enroll in the Summer Academy Reading Program.  Parents may opt out, but the parent must provide a tutor or other reading assistance program in its place.  The summer reading program is taught by TPS teachers with extra training in reading instruction.  At the end of the course, the students take the Iowa Test.  If they pass this test, then they are promoted to 4th grade.  The OCCT tests are not timed; students have as much time as they need to complete the test.  The tests are spread throughout a two week period (between 4/15 – 4/23) with a couple of days in between each test day.  There is only one test a day.  The tests are during the morning.  No one other than students and teachers are allowed in the building during testing.  Lunches do not start until testing for the day is over.  The younger students aren't allowed to have their morning recess outside on test days.  They try to keep the building as quiet as possible during testing.  We should have the test results by May 2nd.  The state mandates RSA, not TPS.  TPS selects the tests they feel is best suitable for the district.  Remember March 31st is the “Day at the Capital”.  It is important to attend this if you are able to.


President - Samantha Fiscus

  • Mandi Dixon made the motion and Brandi Thomas seconded the motion to approve the 2014 Nominating Committee members:  Shelie Chavez, Friday Pappas, Susan Lamkin, Ara Hickey and Carolyn Davis.  The motion was approved and passed unanimously.
  • The PTA paid for a new copier which is in the workroom in the 2nd grade hall.  All the grades except for 5th grade use the copier.
  • There is a new crosswalk in the west parking lot.  Please remember not to stop in the crosswalk and to stop for pedestrians using the crosswalk. The curb has been painted yellow to clearly mark the bus parking in the Circle Drive and on 56th Street.
  • Our day to volunteer at the Designer Showcase is Wednesday, May 14th from 9:30 to 1:00.  We would like to have at least 10 people volunteer.  If we have 20 volunteers, we can split the day into 2 shifts.  The Showcase home is at 7228 S. Evanston Ave.  All the proceeds from the Designer Showcase benefit the Foundation for Tulsa Schools.
  • To make up for snow days, TPS has decided to cancel the early release day in April and to add 12 minutes to the school day everyday in April.  School will be released at 3:02.


Treasurer's Report – Heidi Serage

  • We have earned $794.44 cash and $500 in gift cards for the teachers from the School Mall Program.


Jog-a-thon Report – Erin Kistler

  • Jog-a-thon is tomorrow.  There are still about 100 students without signed waivers.  Students without signed waivers will be asked to wait in the library.  We still need a lot of volunteers.


New Business

  1. Jinger Mahan will be the new Auction Chair!  She has already started planning the committees.  Please get in touch with her if you would like to help out with the auction.
  1. The deadline for yearbook photos is the Friday.  Please submit the photos to Ashley Ohman or Lynette Hudson.
  1. Pizza Bingo is April 11th!  Meghan Sutton is co-chairing with Mandi Dixon.  They are meeting at the Elks Lodge tonight at 6:30.


The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 2nd @ 8:00am in the cafeteria.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:52am.



Respectfully submitted,

Shelie Chavez

PTA Secretary

Nov 152013

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raise money for projects like playgrounds, landscaping, books, and other
school needs. Please put all of your magazines, mail, newspapers and office papers in
the green and yellow bin in our parking lot.

Sep 272013

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Aug 202013

Here is an updated list of PTA Committee Chairpersons. If you have questions about a particular committee you can contact the person in charge of it with the email addresses listed here. Committees without a chairperson are noted as such and if you are interested in volunteering for the position please use the interest survey form or contact