PTA Meeting

March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Birch Lane Library
1600 Birch Ln
Davis, CA 95618


Birch Lane General Membership Meeting Agenda
March 8, 2017
Birch Lane Elementary Library

Meeting called by President, Pippin Brehler
Board Pippin Brehler-President; Amy Hiss-Treasurer;
Members Stacy Clark-Auditor; Amy George-Parliamentarian; Annette De Bow-Historian; Jim Knight-Principal

Expected Time Item Members

7:00-7:05 I. Welcome, Introductions, and Gratitude Pippin
Appoint Secretary Pro Tem to take minutes at this meeting

7:05-7:07 II. Review and Approve February Minutes Pippin

7:07-7:09 III. Principal’s Report Jim
⦁ Art teachers
⦁ Growth data- 5×5

7:09-7:12 IV. Teacher’s Report Teachers
7:12-7:37 V. President and Treasurer’s Report Pippin, Amy H.
⦁ Vice President for Fundraising
⦁ Executive Vice President
⦁ Secretary
⦁ Newsletter Coordinator
⦁ Next year’s Board Members – April election
⦁ Budget Report
⦁ Mid-Year Audit

7:37-7:47 VI. Committee Chair’s Reports
⦁ Auction March 18 Pippin
⦁ catering contracts; already profitable, + 100 tickets sold, big group of volunteers – growing involvement and interest in the PTA

7:47-7:50 VII. Old Business
⦁ Carnival and Raffle Need Co-Lead and Helpers
⦁ Amy Hiss and Melissa Brant have stepped up
⦁ Volunteers to help set up fun games for the kids at the carnival and help the day of – DIY fun run? sprinklers, obstacle course,
⦁ Raffles Prizes:
Apple iPad Pro (9.7-inch screen) 128 GB – Rose Gold (Wi-Fi)
Disney One-Day Park Hopper Tickets (4 tickets) plus $200 Disney Gift Card
Southwest Airlines Gift Card
REI Gift Certificate
Raffle needs to earn more than $11,898

⦁ Indoor Movie Fall 2017 Needs Lead and Helpers Amy H.
⦁ Baseball caps and T shirts sales Pippin, Sharmila
7:50 VIII. New Business
⦁ DJUSD Fundraising Leadership Collective Elizabeth,Leslie
⦁ Old shoe fundraiser – coordinator needed Amy H.

IX. Announcements Various
⦁ Garden Coordinator Update Jenn Rogge
⦁ $2,000 Whole Kids grant for new tools for the garden program and move our whole school veggie garden to the back lawn near the orchard.
⦁ Student design proposals for arboretum and new veggie garden
⦁ Harvesting lettuce for Birchchella at garden club on the 17th.
⦁ March 10 Classroom ArtAbout
⦁ Share your Valuable Feedback About Davis Schools
Local Control Accountability Plan survey on DJUSD website, with links at the PTA website and in upcoming newsletter. The LCAP describes our school district’s key goals for students and includes specific actions the district will take to meet these goals and the metrics used to measure progress. We hope you will take 5-10 minutes to participate in this important survey and share your insights and experiences. All survey responses are anonymous. LCAP website at
⦁ The Art About! Davis students’ art reception will be from 4 – 7pm, Friday, March 10. The exhibition runs March 9 – March 22, 2017. Davis Arts Center, 1919 F Street
⦁ Book Fair March 20-24
⦁ Spring Salads for Teachers March 20-24
⦁ California PTA membership webinar, Tuesday, March 21, 7 – 8 p.m. Don’t miss this presentation by Vice President for Membership Brian Bonner and Membership Commissioners Michael Morgan and Sue Solomon!
⦁ Davis Parent University Engagement Night April 11, 2017
⦁ PTA Convention-April 28-30th –Anyone
interested in representing?
G. PTA Third District has opening for Board members – chance to shape state-wide PTA
F. Volunteer opportunities are on the webpage, with a Sign Up Genius!
G. Big Day of Giving, May 4, 2017
H. 5th-Grade Parents – volunteer for 6th-grade matriculation

X. Next month:
⦁ Principal’s discussion of PBIS, Growth Report, etc.

8:00 XI. Adjournment Pippin

Next Meeting Date, Time, Location: April 5, 2017, 7:00-8:00 pm, BLE Library

Minutes taken: Date: March 8, 2017