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General Meeting Notes


CCSD PTC Council Inc. Buffalo Trail PTCO DBA Buffalo Trail PTCO
24300 E Progress Dr. Aurora, CO 80016
PTCO General Meeting
9/11/2019



In Attendance:


Call to order time: 6:04 PM


Principal’s Report:
Principal conducted the Accountability Meeting
CMAS testing – Colorado Measures of Academic Success
Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th
Buffalo Trail’s ELA (English/Language Arts/Math/Science/Social Studies) Proficiency Scores compare equally or better within the Cherry Creek District
Comparison graphs displayed results from 2016 to 2019
Parents do have the option to opt their student out of testing.
Buffalo Trail shares a Literacy Coach (Caitlin Gutstadt) with Black Forest Elementary school
·         Attendees would like to have the literacy coach attend a general meeting to ask questions and learn useful tools to help our students at home.

President’s Report:
If there are NO changes to the Bylaws and $ Policy no motion of approval is required
Gifted & Talented Teacher reporting:
Destination Imagination – Possibly set for September 23 (Tentative)
At Destination Imagination, we believe that when an educational experience is hands-on, collaborative and fun, students are empowered to take their learning to the next level and are excited to do so. DI provides unique educational experiences across seven project-based Challenge types–Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning, and Early Learning.

PTCO Treasurer binder will be reviewed by Tammy Barrera

Principal/President/Co-President attended Parent Council meeting
Topics Discussed:
·         Suicide Awareness
·         Mental Health Awareness
Attendees would like to have a mental health advisor attend a general meeting to ask questions and learn useful tools to help our students at home.

Treasurer’s Report
The complications with the bank have been resolved.

Fundraising:
Boosterthon Fun Run
9/12/19 Thursday folder will include Fun Run announcement
Attendees voted on Boondocks park pass as the new prize give away this year.

Events:
September 13, 2019 Fall Festival 6:30P – 8:30P
$10 - Admission
Activities:
·         Tattoo Artist              Bouncy House           5 in 1 Inflatable carnival games
·         Plinko board              Cornhole                    9 games available
·         Cupcake walk            65 foot obstacle course -
Food:
·         Hot dogs                     Kona Ice (separate sales/no tickets accepted)
·         Chips                          Popcorn         
·         Nachos                       Drinks
Entertainment:
·         DJ

Community Nights:
Future Events:
Bad Daddy's set for 9/24 All Day
Chik-Fil-A set for: 1/15/20 All Day
Dion's Pizza Night 3/4/20 from 5-8pm

Spirit Wear:
Monthly discounts available
Currently free shipping offered
20% of sales to go Buffalo Trail

Yearbook:
1 camera has been donated
Looking for 2 more cameras for donation (Requirement: 10 megapixel or more)
Yearbook sales this will be earlier this year. Fyi this will influence picture submission deadlines

Box Tops:
Seeing an increase in scans on the Box Tops app
New Process of scanning receipts for Box Top credits

Watchdogs:
12 volunteers attended Watch Dogs Pizza Party Night
New Email Address: BTEWatchdogs@gmail.com
The Buffalo Trail PTCO facebook page has created a Group for Watch Dogs. This is a Closed Group focused on providing a communication forum for the participants. 

Other:

Meeting adjourned time: 7:12 PM



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