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You can find the minutes at: INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME Executive board: PRESIDENT: Julie Paur - [email protected] VICE PRESIDENT: Tori Endermuhle - [email protected] TREASURER: Paula Buchanan - [email protected]  SECRETARY: Stephanie Harrigan - [email protected] COMMUNICATIONS: April Dzubic - [email protected]  FUNDRAISING: Kelly Backer - [email protected]  SCHOOL EVENTS: Ellen Smith - [email protected] TEACHER REP: Julie McNamera - [email protected]  Went to break out rooms for quick socializing and introductions COMMITTEE REPORTS School Events (Ellen) Monthly themes-September theme is apples.  Post pictures of apple picking, recipes, etc.  October is Halloween related.  Costume contest-post pictures to Facebook.  Person with the most likes gets a prize.  Also have a house decorating event with hidden Bear in your decor.  Will run from Oct 26-31 and everyone who signs up will be added to the map to be distributed to Rogers families.   Fundraising (Kelly) Krispy Kremes- Selling digital dozens.  Sell for $10 with 50% profit.  Flyers are coming the end of September Other ideas: Discussed Poinsettias and a mask fundraiser.  Suggestion from the chat to look into an apex run Treasurer Report (Paula) We have a trivia sponsor Gave money to teachers for start up funds Landscaping  Conservative budget this year, short fall of 13K due to less income than normal (due to COVID).   Grants approved- bottle filler and kindergarten bins Parent are encouraged to pay for events/fundraising items through Venmo Communications update (April) check out Rogers RPO webpage.  It has been updated and has lots of information.   NEW BUSINESS Ideas for topics/speakers for meetings.  Ideas include mental health or social/emotional health, bullying.  Dr. Keenoy said that Ms. St. Louis would be able to come to a meeting or we could have Chad Dickemper back.  We could do a grade level presentation/share out from teachers.  If others have ideas, email Julie Paur. Trivia Night:  We need a chair for Trivia Night.  Ashley Newsome says she will co-chair but needs help.  Maria Patengill volunteered to help as well.  Need to use judgement to ask for donations-many businesses, especially restaurants, are struggling.   Theme ideas- play on COVID, favorite SNL skits, Board games, College Sports, NIght at the Races, Kentucky Derby, Jungle, Prom.  April suggested we could put a poll on Facebook pages.   DR. KEENOY UPDATE Water fountains are turned off.  Water bottle fillers have arrived and should be installed soon.   We are looking for donations.  In particular our school needs small bottles of hand soap due to increased hand washing.  We have 9 classrooms that will have in person students starting next Tuesday.   K-2 kids are coming back next week.  Shout out to several teachers who were a part of the Rogers Safety Plan.  Dr. Keenoy is confident with the plan and is looking forward to having them back.   In blended model kids will have specials in person but not on home days.  Home days (except for Mondays) will not include live instruction.   Question about lunch pickup.  You will now need to go to Oakville Middle School for pickup since Rogers will have kids at school and at recess when that would normally occur.  Bus service (meal delivery) will no longer be an option.   Mehlville with have a COVID dashboard which will break down cases by schools Open Forum for sharing about virtual learning successes and challenges Parents have been very impressed with teachers and their patience with the kids Kids are doing better than expected, still say that in person is better. Concern that it will be more difficult in winter LOTs of outside time now which is great Student caught playing game instea
Posted by Lhirth  On Sep 20, 2020 at 2:38 PM
MEETING AGEND September 18, 2019 @ 7:00-8:00 PM Rogers Elementary School Library 7700 Fine Road, St. Louis, Missouri Introductions and Welcome 1. M&Ms Ice Breaker 2. Tour Rogers Committee Reports Fundraising- Amy Sommerkamp  Mums fundraising – Big thank you to everyone, very successfulraided $4876 By out for the spring fund?? What about letting people buy out for whatever amount they want? Or letting them buy out for just one at a cost or the year at $50. Treasurer- Paula Buchanan   Starting school year balance - $34,872 Projected income - $30,820 Projected expenses - $31,755 Projected end of the year balance - $33,937 Money was given out for Teacher startup funds – $2,350 Birthday books – $2,354 Back to school meet the teacher -$215 KDG signs $210 RPO expenses – $715 Flexable seating – $1,968 Street light banners – $760 Field trips - $390 Communications- April Dzubic Push for website and Facebook page Meet the RPO members- more videos to come School Events- Ellen Smith Trunk or treat need volunteers Still looking for event chairs- meeting after RPO meeting Classroom coordinators Mother/Son date not set yet. New Business – Did not get to this. 1. RPO website 2. Box Tops   Update from Dr. Keenoy               Talked about his time with Dr. Rogers and last year and this year his widow sent in a check for $500.  Signup Genius for parent/teacher conf. to come out in the Bear Bulletin on 9/19.  Would like feedback from parents on doing conference sign up that way. Discusses the districts Portrait of a Graduate. A committee of students, teachers, parents, and admin came up with the idea. What are they? (Not concept is not unique to Mehlville, districts all over America are doing this.)               Persistent               Communicator               Ethical and global citizen               Self-Aware Activity – if you could redesign the concept of school to deliver the skills and attributes in our portrait of a graduate, what would it look like?  Closing        
Posted by Lhirth  On Sep 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM
November 1, 2018 7:00-8:00 PM Rogers Elementary School Library 7700 Fine Road, St. Louis, Missouri Introductions and Welcome Students of the Month Kindergarten - Nolan Smith 1st - Stacey Townsley 2nd - Grant Stumpf 3rd - Scout Blagg 4th - Elle Randolph 5th - Annabelle Smith Approval of October’s Minutes Treasurer’s Report and Committee Reports Treasurer - Paula Buchanan   Fundraising - Linda Hartsell 30 students participated in the popcorn fundraiser 131 items sold ($2067) $800 estimated profit Pick-up for the popcorn is November 15 We will have a spring fundraiser in February Communications - Lori Tillman 3rd Grade Muffins with Mom form went home today - due November 15th PJs and Pancakes with Santa and Elf Shelf went home today - due November 16th School Events - update from a board member Muffins with Mom for 2nd grade is November 16th - forms due tomorrow Kids Night Out i November 9th - forms due tomorrow New Business School Events Coordinator Ellen Smith voted into the role Muffins with Mom Will cost $1500-$1800 this year. Is this how RPO should spend the money? Asked for ideas from the parents in attendance Ask for places to donate the food Ellen Smith with check with Trautwein for what they do Ask for $5.00 donation Ask for moms to only attend one of the Muffins with Mom, if you have more than one child at Rogers Could classrooms do an activity instead of the school? Divide the school by alphabet, not grade level Volunteers We need volunteers - only one for 2nd-grade Muffins with Mom & one for Kids Night Out Asked for ideas from the parents in attendance anyone can volunteer - ask grandparents share that we need help ask teachers to include it in their newsletters talk at curriculum nights Dr. Keenoy to send email remind parents they can still volunteer for parties send Friday eblast earlier in the day, maybe even Thursday evening An Update From Dr. Keenoy thanked RPO board members for their support of Rogers sent a letter to the police sergeant today to thank the police for the help with parking for the Halloween party glad that Rogers still has the Halloween parties because they bring the community together MAP testing results will go home in February District Facilities Committee is forming and Larry Long will be the parent representative for Rogers Kids Vote will be happening at Rogers tomorrow and Monday in the computer lab - ask your student(s) about it Closing Next meeting January 9, 2019, 7 PM
Posted by Lhirth  On Jan 23, 2019 at 10:19 AM
October 11, 2018 7:00-8:00 PM Rogers Elementary School Library 7700 Fine Road, St. Louis, Missouri Introductions and Welcome Students of the Month Kindergarten - Max Alton 1st - Noah Walters 2nd - Alisa Ratkovic 3rd - Charleigh James 4th - Melinda Bajric 5th - Elizabeth Adams Bob Dillon - Author of The Space: A Guide for Educators Designing a Nurturing Learning Environment Intentional classroom design supports all learners, in a time when stress, anxiety, and screen-generated pressures are filling our classrooms, it is essential that teachers, schools, and districts are thinking about how to mold their learning space to leverage high achievement and success. This conversation looks at some of the essential principles of space design and provides an overview of how schools are using this work to build amazing places of learning. Mr. Dillon has worked with many different districts and helps teachers be intentional with the design of their classroom.  He asked questions; why do we need this chair or why is the table there? A space for design knows from research what it takes for kids to love to learn – and enjoy.  Everything is about intentionality, slow down and notice. All kids want to do it move, we can’t expect them to stay in desk. Classrooms should make kids have a sense of wonder, play, curiosity, creative (comes with movement and choice).  They need space for collaboration, space for quiet. The teachers will need to have student/ parent feedback every two weeks. Decorator mindset- there is a point where there is TOO MUCH. Teachers should take pictures and explain what’s going on.  He will be here to help look at the perimeter of the room, floor plan, Verbs of the classroom - Design Build Transform, Everything has an expiration date.   Approval of September’s Minutes – Dana Altenbernd Approved and Jessica North  second Treasurer’s Report and Committee Reports Treasurer- Paula Buchanan   Start of the year $32,700 Currently $42,000 Approved a teacher grant for $180 for the 3rd grade Veterans  Breakfast Fundraising - Linda Hartsell $5000 with the buyout – not the goal Popcorn – fall fundraiser Communications- Lori Tillman Kids Night Out flyer will go home next week 1st-grade Muffins With Mom will be Friday, October 26th School Events- Meredith Alton Trunk or Treat is next week Oct 19 an email will go out this weekend with details and parking spots.   Father/Daughter dance is being worked on. New Business Teachers’ Lounge Update - Amy Henry Design #3 won An email will go out with a teacher “wish” list and sign up will be coming out for families to donate money or time. An Update From Dr. Keenoy Very happy to have Bob Dillan to help out the school with learning spaces Chrome books arrived and Rogers is now 1-to-1 school in grades 1-5.  Everyone is very happy with them. Closing Introduce RPO members Next meeting November 1, 2018, 7 PM
Posted by Lhirth  On Jan 23, 2019 at 10:18 AM
September 12, 2018 7:00-8:00 PM Rogers Elementary School Library 7700 Fine Road, St. Louis, Missouri Introductions and Welcome - all members introduced themselves and their positions, missing was Meredith Alton Ice Breaker - Committee Reports Fundraising- Linda Hartsell Buyout - normally we raise about $10,000 with traditional fundraising $5,500 is what the buyout brought in. Money go towards, tans for field trips, teacher grants, smartboards, 5th grade party. Treasurer- Paula Buchanan   estimated budget for the year. increased the trivia budget because we have added table. main expenses - flexible seating and beautification of Rogers.  We will not be purchasing Chromebooks because the district will be going 1-1 in Jan.  After discussion the little things that the schools need with flexible seating and the beautification will be where the money will be spent. now have venmo and PayPal but they are for RPO only Communications- Lori Tillman muffins with mom’s going out 9/13 Trunk or Treat - Tracy and Denise - first flyer has gone out, making it more of a fall festival and trunk or treat, there will be a DJ, buy a head pizza, lowered the price and added more activities looking for donations - candy, little pumpkins, halloween trinkets for prizes, snacks, capri suns School Events- Meredith Alton-absent was given by Dana race back to Rogers fun run/ 5k in March Muffins with mom kdg muffins with mom 1st trunk or treat look for Rogers Parents who Run the Party facebook page.   Father/Daughter dance - who will be running it? Dads of Rogers- Ron Cipolla - New Business Vote on Fundraiser - Linda Hartsell popcorn - GoPo popcorn out of Columbia MO 30-40% profits back (will not be good to keep for Christmas) BoBo’s fundraising - pizza chocolate (frozen stuff) 40% profits back $ Big booklet with wrapping paper, food, kitchen stuff 30-40% profits back. more variety. items can be shipped to the house.   A vote was done between these 3 and  the popcorn won Adoption of new bylaws Events for the year - We did notice that Queen has Communion that day.   Theme is what happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas moved to SMMA on a saturday this year. What would you like get out of these meetings? topics? speakers? sticky notes were at tables incase someone would like to make suggestions An Update From Dr. Keenoy The school is looking toward facilitation more flexible seating and learning spaces- times have changed and so has the look of the classroom, it has evolved.  Rogers wants it done right. Bob Dillon has written and book and came to the school to tour it and make suggestions. Teachers will need to think about how they can make flexible seating help my students learning.  Almost like a library of things that teachers can check out and then see what they like and then ask for those items for their classrooms. Wants to make learning meaning, relatable and relevant! Rogers has conducted some benchmark testing called Masteryconnect - and will retake again later in the school year.   A survey about curric night / open house was sent out and received 114 responses. Most liked having it one night and the transportation.  Most also felt the meet the teacher was long. Later this year there will be a meeting of teachers and parents to come up with plans for next year. Grades 3,4,5 will be having a coding night for only 30 people, if it’s successful they will plan one for kdg-2 for next semester Air Conditioner was out last week but its back up and running. Ready Math - There is a new math resource, it’s just a different way to learn math.  lots of conversations about how you get the answer. Closing Next meeting October 11th, 2018 7 PM
Posted by Lhirth  On Jan 23, 2019 at 10:18 AM
The mission of the Rogers Elementary School PTO is to promote the welfare and education of our children, to raise the standards of home and school life by providing activities for our staff, our students, and their families, and to instill school pride and unite the home and school. MEETING AGENDA March 22, 2018 7:00-8:00 PM Rogers Elementary School Library 7700 Fine Road, St. Louis, Missouri Introductions and Welcome Committee Reports Fundraising- Linda Hartsell Looking at a few opportunities for restaurant nights Birthday marquee is still open (you can add half birthdays) - money used for teacher grants Jen Corp and Jessica North-Trivia Sold out Sign-up Genius coming out for volunteers - be on the lookout Priceless art projects on view in foyer tonight Treasurer- Erin Shulan (not present) about $35,000 in account $3,000 still needs to go to playground Volunteer- Jessica North and Dana Altenbernd Volunteers needed for trivia Communications- Lori Tillman Donuts with Dad - April 18 (K-2) & April 19 (3rd-5th) - 8:00 am - 8:30 am in Rogers Cafeteria Schnucks - Bags 4 My Cause program - purchase in April for $1 New Business Student of the Month (January) Kindergarten-Alex Puskarich 1st- Cerridwen Kump 2nd-Logan Payne 3rd-Ryan Hill 4th- Alyssa Boehlje 5th-Henry Paur Student of the Month (February) Kindergarten-Eli Adler 1st-Izabela Ratkovic 2nd-Trent Sturk 3rd-Mikayla Robben 4th-Vince Menne 5th-Olivia Bresler Bylaw Revision Committee Needed contact Dana at [email protected] if you are interested in serving on the committee Guest Speakers- School Board Candidates Tori Behlke visited Rogers on Tuesday and walked around Dr. Keenoy has lived in Oakville for 21 years supervisor of preschool - responsible for curriculum, transportation, health guidelines, safety, budget - school received national accreditation 4 children - one graduated from OHS, senior at OHS and attend South Tech, one at Bernard, and one at Oakville Elementary served on school’s PTO board served on Mehlville School District Character Education Committee worked on Early Childhood initiative been touring MSD schools   2.   Lisa Messmer graduated from Mehlville children graduated from Mehlville registered nurse & graduated from SLU Staff development coordinator - provided staff development and curriculum - instituted a mentoring program for staff e.        Currently an Infection Preventionist - must comply with state and federal regulations & Supervisor f.          involved in school’s PTO and helped with COMPASS 3. Ron Ferdorchak served on board from 2011-2015 lived in area for 27 years decided to run again - based on decline of test scores Questions from Parents School safety - plan to improve it Lisa - cameras - making sure people identify themselves, more awareness for students with problems, work with local law enforcement, serious concerns about teachers with guns, “beef up” SRO program Tori - multiple layers - there are plans and we are not aware, review our procedures and policies - will look different for each level, made note of how schools answer the buzzer and where the office is located, recognize the layer to support counselors and social workers in buildings Ron - create a department of security within the district - Campus Security Director at central office. An Update From Dr. Keenoy Closing July 27 - Night Under the Stars at the St. Louis Science Center (80 spots & opened to all elementaries) MAP Testing April 17-19 & May 1-3 (note from Dr. Keenoy coming home soon)
Posted by Lhirth  On Aug 01, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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