Parent Meeting 9/11/2017

Meeting minutes for 9.11.2017 7:00pm

Present: Annie Carlson, Rhiannon, Hillary and Sharlie

Auction time: 6-8:30

Food:  Pizzas for kids, lasagna/pasta and salads gluten free pasta w/ red sauce as an alternative. Salads from Tutabella. Cookies/brownies from Costco

Beverage: Boxed juice, soda and juice from Costco, Wine/Beer from Bevmo,

Dinnerware: Plates/bowls, silverware and napkins from Costco

Ticket prices: $7 for adults, $5 for kids Door price $12adults $8kids

Ticket sales NOVEMBER 1st

Cove set up: Black tablecloths-rent vs paper

Cleaning fee details? Price out renting black table cloths-Sharlie

Entertainment: Puppet show and/or coloring table w/ butcher paper.

Field trip review: Thumbs down for Carpenito brothers, back to Thomasville Farms next year. More activities, better organized and kids got to pick their pumpkins from the field.

Class Action items: 2’s-growth chart(Annie), 3’s-Seahawks sign(Rhiannon), PreK-Coat wrack.

Class Baskets:  3’s/4’s class: Movie/Family Night

2’s/3’s: Rainy Day Basket/Craft Basket

Pre-K: Baking basket

Basket Ideas

*PreK-Baking basket: Sprinkles, muffin liners, kids baking book, apron, frosting bag/tip. muffin tin, frosting, chocolate chips, baking mixes (brownie/cake)

*3’s-4’s: Family night-board games, dvd’s, cozy blanket, popcorn, hot chocolate, cozy socks, stuffy, card games,

*2’s-3’s: Rainy day Craft: Sticker books, color books, crayons, craft project/stuff to paint, stamps, scissors, construction paper, big beads,

Thank you card and photo of kids w/tax letter for all who have donated.

Hillary to make a digital doc list of who has donated.

Dad’s Pumpkin Night: Location here in the Community room

Annie: Order pumpkins, pumpkin drop off at school on October 19th so they’re here for go home. 40 pumpkins.

Teacher requests: Reading station for classroom-Pillows/bean bag chairs and a couple new cars for indoor recess.

Plan for reducing field trip cost for next year.

Meeting over 8:15pm

Parent Meeting 8/14/2017

Summer Board Meeting


Attendance: Annie Carlson-President

Rhiannon Henisohn-Tresurer

Sharlie Andersen-Secretary

Hillary Britt-Vice President

Budget Report: Total currently in savings: $4,804.20

Total currently in checking $2,793.98

Purchased new play house from CedarWorks for $1,020.00

Purchased new kitchen set for playhouse, cost(TBD, upon receipt)

Up Coming Events: 

1. Orientation: Date: 8/30/17 @ 9:00am no child care.  Need to do a procurement letter & sign up sheets

2. Ice Cream Social: September 16th @6pm-USBorn books fundraiser 6-7pm Invite City Council to the Ice Cream Social.

Reserve room 6-8pm Parent meeting 6:30pm

Menu: Ice Cream, Root beer floats, spoons, cups, Sprinkles ,etc…

First Parent meeting 7-8pm, have sign up sheet for auction-procurement

3. Auction Date: potentially November 30th? Cove @ no charge? Catered. Catering ideas, Azteca,  Food truck.

Pumpkin Patch field trip: October 10th Carpinito Brothers

Dad’s Carving day/night: October 24th(teacher hosted) 6pm @ school Pumpkins provided (4’s & PreK)

Mother’s Day Tea  May 10th, during school hours (teacher hosted, sponsored by Parent’s association

Fundraisers: Bulb sale-Spring

wreath sale-each class to decorate a themed wreath for auction(like the baskets from last year)

Up coming city meetings:

City council meetings are the second AND fourth tuesday of every month at 7pm

Parks meetings are the third wednesday of the month at 7pm

September 20th parks meeting

October 18th parks meeting

November 14th City council meeting

Change FB groups names. Will need a new FB admin for 2’s & 3’s FB group.

*Need new vacuum for classroom

Amanda Lyon(city)-new blinds

South Sound Nature School- Outreach

Board Meeting Minutes – January 2017

Agendas handed out.

Financial Committee meeting at City Chambers – 6pm, February 7th

Budget update: $9,725.79 balance

Auction raised: $2,455

Spring fundraiser (yes/no/maybe) – Kelly is going to request the brochures for the bulbs

Expenses: $1,300

Website, water, pumpkins, teacher training, suitcases for emergency supplies, and camera

Potential expenses:

Mother’s Day tea, water, outreach (pacific science center)

End the year with around $9,000


Mike Speaks on Report

The price increases were to cover expenses of preschool, according to City Council Members.  They have given varying answers as to the cost of preschool. Seems like they want to get rid of the preschool?

They city is not allowed by WA state law to collect more fees then it costs to run the school.

Should we move this into the MPD (metropolitan park district)? Should the association help with the costs?

We need to come up with our own estimates.

The group went through the cost analysis from report (link to report).

Important: Tuesday, March 28th 7pm city council meeting re: preschool

At least 4 families who are going elsewhere because of rate increases.

Parents should attend finance meeting.

All the businesses in the area who support Pre-K, should be made aware of this issue.

Results of survey – communication is better, emails not being received by some, auction is good. Location of auction is too small.

Upcoming Events

Mother’s Day tea

Field Day

Root Beer Floats


Secretary Notes from September 28 Meeting

Parents of Normandy Park Preschool

Fall meeting, September 28, 2016 Minutes

Begin 7:05pm: Introductions


Discussion on spending money from last year: Current Balance $8,362.31

  • Preschool experience? Ideas include: Pacific Science Center – Sound Bridge at Benaroya Hall, science at Mercer Slough, or both of those options come to the preschool; The Makery- Traveling party, craft, etc.; “Not it’s” Band; Seahurst Park- Toddler Time on Wednesday’s; Drop the 2’s class off at the cove for field trip. Not walk down from the school.; Coding/Bee Bots. Possibly from the museum of flight.;
  • Updated dramatic play area? Possible rebuild for future. Possibly Eric Andersen could do it.
  • New puzzles and games? Basic Computer Coding game/machine
  • Other ideas? New Radio, Computer for teachers, WiFi
  • Tuition Assistance is still available if needed.
  • Law Enforcement/Fire outreach/class.- Class could then make a mural/thank you.

Discussion on auction (Friday, November 18th, 6pm)

  • Procurement help; Getting the items and the organizing the actual event. Who can do this aspect? Any volunteers?
  • Food ideas; Azteca Platters- Taco Bar. Caterer. BBQ. Pizza’s. – Catered/Pre-Made. Is the consensus.
  • Sell wine and beer?  Have to get a license to resell. Can we sell wine at the event? Consensus says yes.
  • Other ideas or input: Parents bring a bottle of wine for Instant Wine Cellar. Bundles/baskets of stuff- movie TIX, gift cards, etc. making a basket. Seahawks bundle, sports tickets, etc. Coffee, chocolate, crafts, kids books, etc. Class ideas.
  • Class basket. Sports team(s). Sounders, Mariners, Seahawks. Parents will look into getting TIX from businesses and other related items
  • Seahawks- 2.5/3.5’s
  • Sounders- 3.5/4.5’s
  • Mariners- pre-K
  • Can the kids make a craft/fire ceramic, etc. Maybe 2 per class.
  • Can we add entertainment for kids? Magician, Balloon Animals, Band, etc.
  • Raffle. Let’s do it again. 50/50 raffle. Blink button raffle.
  • Class Pet/Stuffed Animal? Win for the weekend!
  • If a business donates, they should be allowed to attend- possibly
  • Extended family and friends can come but they have to buy a ticket.
  • The class with the most parents get involved, they get an ice cream party.

Communication and Misc Notes:

We need to get the word out to more parents! How can we get more parents to attend the PTA meeting? We should send out a reminder email a few days in advance regarding the PTA meetings.

Could we have a Facebook page for each class? Possibly private groups/pages? Can we set up a parent list/get access to a parent list? Perhaps get one parent from each class to sign up for the group, so that parents have notifications in the FB group. We also need to get the word out about the website/FB pages. Some parents did not realize that the site has been updated.

BLOOMZ App possibility. Someone uses that. Could be looked in to.

We need to link the NPPS website to the FB page! If it hasn’t already been done.

Add the field trip calendar to the website.

Remind parents to pay the field trip money!

Email list and other communication thoughts (class facebook pages?)

Parent Volunteers to organize FB Page for individual classes

2 yr olds – Sharlie

3 ½ yr olds- Annie (Vice Pres) and Natalie -15 kids in the class

Pre K- 17 kids in the class- Kelly, plus one other – Still looking for a volunteer

A lot is being worked on. Stay tuned. Filter so that only the admin can approve posts. Filter so that only the parents of students have access to the groups. Must be checked with group leader. Only approved pictures.


Secretary Notes from May Meeting

  • Ice Cream Social
    • Beginning of school year (October, 2 weeks after school starts)
  • Orientation date the 6th or 7th?

New school board:

Kelly – President

Georgia – Secretary

Rhiannon – Treasurer

Annie – Vice President


All new members of the Board need to have their names added to the bank account.


Auction party needs to be scheduled in the fall. Contact Stacy at the Cove to book a date ASAP. Possibly 11/18/2016.


Dad’s Pumpkin carving/painting night (Duane’s Garden Patch)

Everyone agreed that parent’s giving some money instead of supplies is far easier.

The domain name and the website is paid for. Emails will go out from the schools email address.

Notifications for snow days can be put on there.

We need to have a meeting to train teachers on how to use the site.

Treasurers report.

Checking with teachers about possible expenses for next year supplies, dramatic play area, etc.

Spring Fundraiser – Still bulbs

Parent’s Association – Bulletin Board to post for volunteers

Mothers tea – expense for pastries etc

Field day 6/9 Parents association will pick up the bill as an appreciation for the support throughout the year