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PAC Minutes

May 7, 2018

Meeting began at 3:37 pm. In attendance; Mrs. Brown, Angie and Allison.  Minutes were read and approved.

Science Fair:  April 19th 6-7pm Teresa will be Einstein and choose the trophy winner. Students will set up projects Thursday morning, and then go through before the end of school to vote for their favorite.  Adults will vote at the fair that evening.  Allison will reserve gym, tables, and set up bowls etc. Angie and Katie will make the voting bowls.  Post-script:  Einstein winner – Trenten Gray and Carter Hatling, Students Choice –

Next year we need to get parents to help set up and record projects/voting bowls.

Awards:  Thursday, May 24th 9am.  Angie and Allison will hand out the Science fair awards (see above), and the spelling bee awards (1-3 grade; 1st Lorenzo Cherry, 2nd Macey Norris, 3rd Pyper Humpal / 4-8 grade; 1st Madison Riddle, 2nd Hailey Beasley, 3rd Lorenzo Cherry).  Allison gave names to LuAnn to order spelling trophies, Angie will have the ribbons for all other awards.

T-Shirts:  SPRT 017 Charcoal gray with green and white wolf and words

Box Tops:  Angie and Allison got them sorted and off to Trish to mail in.  LuAnn has top class winner awards this time, we need to do it next year.  Post-script:  Courtney Bartell has offered to help us with the tops; she will collect and cut them, plus Angie will contact a home health lady about some of her elders helping with that.  Trish will still do the popcorn, and next year only those who participate get popcorn, not the entire school.

Swings:  we have $800.00 in the Pinnacle account to go toward 4 more swings – Angie will sign over a check to Teresa (MK-8). Teresa will get all the necessary things ordered and they will go up this summer, including finishing the sawdust and wooden border.

Pens:  Janet Kanode gave us a pen fundraiser that she would not use.  Interested in also using them to stuff “goodie bags” for the teachers, along with other paraphernalia.


Meeting adjourned at 4:15 pm

Next meeting in August to be determined

Submitted by Allison Ver Burg, secretary


PAC Meeting
March 5, 2018

Meeting opened at 3:35 pm. Members present; Angie, Allison, and later
Teresa. Minutes from last meeting approved.

Spelling Bee: Monte could not judge, Cynthia Clonch instead. Winners 1st
- 4th; Lorenzo Cherry, Macey Norris, Pyper Humpal. Winners 5th - 8th;
Lorenzo Cherry, Hailey Beasly, Maddison Riddle. Angie gave top winners
folders with State Bee information and practice ideas. We will reimburse
those that go $100 after state. Talk about having our Bee back in the H.S.
auditorium - if not, put the spellers back on the stage and use chairs on
the floor for audience only (no bleachers). Allison compare with Angie how
many participated so she can order ribbons.

Swings: Too much hassle to move the handi-cap swing. Add on additional
banks to have more regular swings, Angie will check on prices for new
swings and supports. Teresa will check on getting more wood boundary

Box Tops: LuAnn will conact Trish Massie on when the tops are due.

Game Night: Tuesday, March 27th 6:30-7:30 pm. Allison will reserve gym,
tables and chairs. Angie will get games. Teresa will bring corn-hole
game. Allison and Katie will set up (maybe get a few others to help).

Teacher Appreciation Meal: Salad Bar; change of day to Tuesday, March
20th. Angie and Katie will bring lettuce, meat, ect - Allison will contact
parents for vegies, fruit, etc. and also bring some.

Parent/Teacher conferences: Monday - Junior High only; 3:30 - 6:30
Tuesday - All K-8; 3:30 -
6:30 (Meal & Book Fair)
Thursday - K-5 only; 3:30 -
6:00 (Book Fair)

Meeting adjourned at 4:45 pm
Next meeting April 9th
Submitted by: Allison Ver Burg, secretary


PAC Meeting

February 5, 2018

Meeting opened at 3:35pm. Members present; Angie Peters, Katie Gray, Allison Ver Burg, and Mrs. Brown.

Minutes from last meeting were read and approved.

Missoula Theater:  Went very well!  Heard good comments from parents who viewed the shows - around 200 people came (total for both shows).  Made a profit of $1,185.00 to put towards the next show.  LuAnn sent the payment check off.  Next time we need to remember to reserve the auditorium from 8am-8pm for the whole week.  If people go to the first show, 2nd show will be half-price.  Try to have the assembly on Monday that it starts to rouse enthusiasm.

Spelling Bee:  Feb. 9 @ 6:30pm. Leslie M. will pronounce; judges are - Angie P., Monte R., Kourtney L., and Thayne G.  Allison typed up the list of spellers (who need to be at school at 6pm), and Angie will make the name tags.  Teresa will get two mics. Custodians will set up on the floor facing the bleachers. Top three students from the first round may advance to the next round.  Top three winners go to State competition, we will donate $100 toward motel/travel.

Swings:  they are up!!  Kids love playing on them, but the handi-cap swing is an issue. Discussed possibility of buying its own stand and moving it over to the kindergarten playground.  Local sawmills donated the wood chips, and will also donate the logs to go around as a border.  Will cost $1,100 to fix the remaining bank of swing frames, no time-frame on that yet.  PAC is willing to order the extra swings.

FFA is going to install a frisbee golf course in the grassy hill northwest of the building.

LuAnn asked if we would be willing to take over the Box Top program.  Agreed.  We will take over starting in March.  Need to contact Trish Massie to make sure she is still willing to help coordinate.  Make sure paper sheets are handed out to students (keep in groups of 50 when sorting), choose a new "prize" for the winning class, and put the popcorn bags down to only classes who participate - not whole school.

Game Night:  March 27th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.  Angie will get more games.

Katie will check on how much a science guy costs to come do an assembly.

Teacher Appreciation:  March 22 (Thurs. only).  Salad bar -  Angie and Katie both know what to get, Allison will contact parents to bring the rest.

Angie has the glow bracelets we earned from frozen food  - Katie will start to sell them at games when possible.

Meeting adjourned at 4:40 pm

Next meeting - March 5th, 2018

Submitted by:  Allison Ver Burg, secretary


January 8, 2018

PAC Meeting

Meeting opened at 3:44 pm.  In attendance; Angie, Katie and Allison.

December meeting canceled because of weather.

Missoula Children's Theater:  1/21/18 - 1/27/18  Paid $500 deposit, owe $2,400 - will be sent out after play.  Johnna Ferguson will house the actors, Angie will meet with them on the 21st, then take them to her house.  Angie will get flyers to Allison to send out to students and put up around the school, and make sure the high school auditorium will be opened..  Angie will also put an ad in the paper announcing the auditions and other info on the play.  Auditions are Mon. after school at the High School auditorium, practices are Tue-Fri 3:30-5:30 and 6-8, the shows will be on Sat. the 27th at 3:00 and 5:30 - performers are at the school in the a.m. for dress rehearsal, Angie will ask the Booster club if they will be willing to provide a snack bag for the kids.

Angie will help in the afternoon/evening practices, Allison will ask if a couple parents or teens can also help.  Allison will also ask parents and high school students to help for the day on Saturday with make-up, costumes, and crowd control. Allison will also find someone to do lights for the show, and ask Ann Sundstrom to take tickets on Saturday, ask Stevie if she can help, and look if she has a phone number for Brock (pianist) to give to Angie.  Ticket prices will remain the same as last year.

Spelling Bee:  Feb. 9th @ 6:30 pm.  Teacher's in class Bees need to be completed the last week of January and the names given to Allison by Feb. 1st.   Splitting the grades different this year:  1st-4th grades  3 winners per class; 5th-8th grades   6 winners per grade (teachers need to make sure the winners are willing to be in the Bee, and willing to go to State).  Angie will get the spelling list out to teachers, and talk to Leslie Mashak to be the pronouncer.  Allison will reserve the gym, chairs, tables, etc. , and get judges lined up. 

Teresa:  Which "perk" does she want to use the week of the play; ask to be a spelling judge (no); why aren't the swings up yet (waiting for wood chips to arrive); are parent/teacher conferences going to be the same for Jr. High, is there a possibility of changing it to two evenings for the younger grades?

Meeting adjourned at 5 pm.

Next meeting Monday, February 5th

Submitted by Allison Ver Burg, secretary


November 6, 2017

PAC Minutes

Meeting opened at 3:35 pm.  Those attending; Angie, Katie, Allison, Mrs. Brown.

Minutes were accepted.

Homework help night re-cap:  Only 7-10 parents came, but those that did were appreciative of the advice and help they received from the teachers - so they in turn can help their children better at home.

Teacher Appreciation:  Soups were delicious and very appreciated by the teachers. Parents brought fruit, vegies and desserts to round out the meal. Fridaymorning treats were wonderful (a special thank you to Jackie!).

Treat Street:  very well attended!  All who came had a good time and left with lots of goodies. 204 people went through the maze (which was a big hit - maybe make taller next year, and use a different material to wrap it in), and 261 went through the haunted house. Made $710 to go towards next years event. Angie will look into getting a few more games for the older kids.

Frozen Food: will be delivered at 1:00pm Tuesday the 14th.  School messenger sent out to remind pick-up after school. Total $4,105 (not sure of our take yet).

Spelling Bee fee paid

Missoula Children's Theater:  Jan. 1/21 - 1/27.  Need one or two homes for the theater leaders, must have own bedrooms and personal bathroom.  Ask; Cynthia Clonch, Dale Petersen, Mary Farnsworth, Rosalee Brimmer.  Brock agreed to be accompanist again this year. Need to get a parent sign up sheet for each evening and especially play days.  Find out who provided the snack sacks last year and if they will do it again.

Teresa let us know that the swings will be set in the ground over the next few weeks.  Unfortunately two more bars were bent, so not all of them will be put up -  will cost around $1,000 a piece to fix, so will work on getting replacements next year.  Cannot use the spongy material because it will not drain properly, so decided to use bark with some kind of "curb" to keep it in; Niemens will do the bark (and replace it in 5 years, for mold prevention).

Meeting adjourned at 4:25 pm.

Next meeting; December 4th, 2017

Submitted by Allison Ver Burg, secretary



PAC Meeting

October 2, 2017

3:30 pm

In attendance; Mrs. Brown, Angie, Katie, Allison, Char, and Gaba Smith.  Minutes from last month were gone over and approved.

Mrs. Brown asked to talk about the Advance Ed visit on the 3rd - she also asked if we as parents would be willing to come to school to take a short survey with the representatives.

Homework Help night for parents:  Will need to happen in October if we want Mrs. Albertson to teach.  Discussed having a lower grade teacher also help and Mrs. Brown said she would ask Mrs. Davis. She would also get a list together of the sites the school uses that parents can use at home as a help for parents.  Decided to have it on Tuesday, October 17th from 6-7pm.  Will provide some older teenagers as babysitters if necessary (Angie will ask Darcy Sams if FCCLA kids will help).

Teacher Appreciation:  October 26th meal, soups/27th breakfast treats.  Mrs. Brown - beef stew, Angie - corn chowder and ham/bean, Allison - chicken soup, Char - cheesy potato, Gaba - chili, Katie - bread, Phoebe - bread, school - drinks.  Allison will call parents to bring sides, desserts, and breakfast treats.

T-shirts:  sold 113 pieces for $1600, cost was $1115 - made a profit this year of around $400.

Frozen food:  Packets were sent home with the students, selling to begin the 3rd through the 19th.  Food will be here Nov. 19th - will need helpers to sort food and put together orders.  Need to put out a notice it MUST be picked up that day, cannot keep it at the school.  

Halloween Festival:  Saturday, October 28th 5-7:30 pm (shortened the time so the gym can be used for a dance at 8:00 pm).  Subway donated 3 dozen cookies that Angie will package for the cake walk. Angie will be going to Sams club to get the candy, she also went to the City and was approved to use the community gym at no cost.  Students can show up at the gym that week after school to help set up.  Angie has talked to all the teachers for helpers of the games (reminder that Angie will bring chili, Katie drinks, and Allison dessert for them that night).  Allison will call parents for desserts for the cake walk.

Spelling Bee:  money was transferred to the credit card to pay the entrance fee.

Meeting adjourned at 4:56 pm.

Next meeting - November 6th, 3:30 pm

Submitted by Allison Ver Burg, secretary


PAC Meeting

Sept. 18, 2017

3:30 pm

In attendance; Mrs. Brown, Angie, Katie, Stevie and Allison. Last month minutes were gone over and approved. 

Literacy Night recap:  Around 150 students and family members joined us to listen and meet "Hank the Cowdog" author John Erickson.  Night went very well, every one had a good time.  Need to use a different sound system for the book walk next time.  Mary Farnsworth had several parent surveys filled out, and the two top concerns or desire for help is with computer skills and homework skills (especially math). Discussed having a teaching class for parents plus a math night.

Halloween Festival: October 28th.  Angie has  contacted FCCLA, NHS, FFA and Student Councils for help with games and spook house, she will also go to the City council meeting to ask for use of the Community Building on that night.  She is looking into having a maze this year.  Supper will be available for helpers: Angie- chilli, Katie- drink, Allison- dessert.  Allison call parents for desserts for cake walk. 

Spelling Bee:  Cost has gone up this year, approved to send in the $151 for registration before Oct. 16th. Teresa will make sure the money is transfered from our account to the school credit card to pay on-line.  Allison will ask Gina Dewey if she might be interested in the Britannica Online for her social studies class.

Swings:  The metal for the new legs is in ($175 - Teresa put in a p.o. for this out of our account), needs to be fabricated.  Teresa designated and measured the area in the grass field for the soft-fall material and concrete.  We are hoping there is enough soft-fall material left from Sundance that we do not have to purchase much, if any.  Teresa will talk to contractors about donating time to put in the concrete. 


     T-Shirts:  Parent orders are in and Katie will put the whole order together to send to the company

     Frozen Food:  Sell during Oct. 3-19th, orders will be here on Nov. 14th - will need help to sort and hand out that day.             School reach needs to go out to remind parents to pick them up, cannot store them at the school.

Meeting adjourned around 4:30 pm

Next meeting - Oct. 2nd, 3:30 pm

Submitted by Allison Ver Burg, secretary


Start : 3:35pm

Attendance : Char, Phoebe, Angie, Katie

No mins from last meeting present

Literacy Night : Sept 5th 6-7 pm Books such as Charlie the ranch dog, Sheep in a jeep, ect. Cowboy/girl Theme. Katie will speak with Pastor Monty and Voy to see about a roping dummy, helping with station(s), and a wagon for photo op out front of school. 

*** Katie has spoken Pastor Monty and he has agreed to bring the roping dummy, wagon and help with station. 

Halloween Festival: Pirate Ship Theme  Ask Chamber to volunteer and help with candy supply. Have a new station a maze charge $1 (?) Check with Home Depot, Menards, Knect, ect for donations. Check into Balls pit balls for dunk tank.

T-shirts : 24 Sweatshirts need to be sold to get that price. 

Frozen food: a go 

Swings: No update

Next Meeting Sept. 11th 3:30

End Meeting aprox : 4:25


Parent Advisory Meeting

June 14, 2017

Meeting opened at 1:00 pm with Angie, Katie, Allison, Principal Brown, Char, and Phoebe. Angie gave the amounts in our accounts: School Account - $4,795.60, Pinnacle Account - $366.81, Playground Account - $830.73.

The group was happy to have join us Teresa Brown, the new MK-8 Principal.

We went over previous minutes and it was approved as is. Past events: Laser Tag - cost $500, all went well and the kids/adults really enjoyed it! Could use more adult supervision if done again, ask parents to help. The owner, Sterling, would like to have a lunch break next time; we agreed to compensate him $50 for not getting one.

Science Fair - Mrs. Cote Kindergarten class won the Einstein Award, 6th grade Pepsi Volcano won student choice, and 3rd grade Huff & Puff Houses won parent choice.

Literacy Night - since we had to change the night last minute to May 8th due to weather, only had 13 students. Jenna Thomas read to younger students, Emily Ver Burg read to older students plus watched part of the same story on video, had a coloring station and picture taking area. Will keep all decorations for future use.

Future planning: Teresa agreed it would be nice to have more teacher involvement/input in PAC, she said she would help in this area. Teresa will also check on the swing set situation so we can get parts and hopefully put it up this year. Spelling Bee info will be coming soon; we liked the new trophies, Sundance has someone who can engrave names on them. Agreed to not continue putting on a Holiday Bazaar.

Game Night - need to purchase more games for older students.

Literacy Night - Possibly hook up with Author (Hank the Cowdog) Reads night in September, ask FFA to help. Missoula Children's Theater - Jan 22-27, 2018; $500 down payment has been paid. Look into Arts Council for future grants.

Craft Night - ask teachers to show/teach and help make crafts for students to give as Christmas gifts, do in November. Fundraising: Frozen Food - Liberty Fundraising October 3-19, delivered Nov. 13th. T-Shirts - went with design by Spirit Wear, black with ghosted wolf/green eyes.

Meeting adjourned at 2:20 pm.

Next meeting August 14th at 3:30 pm in teacher lounge

Submitted by Allison Ver Burg, secretary