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CMPG Minutes 12/7/09

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    Cowles Montessori Parent Group Meeting, 12/7/09 Attendance Amy Sheeler Jill Bunkers Nan Kloberdanz Dee Hellman Jessica Bottenfield-Biehn David Dykstra
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      Cowles Montessori Parent Group Meeting, 12/7/09

      Attendance
      Amy Sheeler Jill Bunkers
      Nan Kloberdanz Dee Hellman
      Jessica Bottenfield-Biehn David Dykstra
      Louisa Dykstra Suzanna Popson
      Shari Hrdina Kelly Crow
      Nancy Thompson Jenni Pfantz
      Jenni Pfantz Melissa Winters
      Judy Dietrichs Lauri Bennick
      Karla Ruble Amy Moore
      Jeri Kemple Kristen Mahoney
      Colleen Kinney
      Call to Order
      The meeting was called to order at 6:05 pm
      Introductions
      CMPG President Trish Karsjens was out sick so VP Jeri Kemple ran the meeting. Then the two Lego League teams presented their skits from the Regional Lego League Competition
      Principal's Report
      The Cowles website has had a few updates. Ms. Moore is working on an interactive calendar. Also there is a new section titled "New to Cowles" which contains a lot of information and frequently asked questions.
      The Cowles Chorus will be travelling to Kaleidoscope Mall and Valley West Mall to sing to shoppers this Friday the 11th.
      The Chili Supper Auction has been re-scheduled to Saturday Jan. 23rd from 5-8 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to help out will all aspects of the Auction. Please contact Amy Moore or Sue Gunnick if interested. There are a variety of jobs some even prior to the event if you have a conflict on the night of the event.
      Treasurer's Report
      Unallocated -134.30
      Auction -270.00 (pre-pay for Mad Scientist)
      CMPG Expenses 566.80
      Field Trip 150.00
      Greenhouse 492.98
      Library (BOB books) 405.45
      Materials 46.35
      Middle School 50.00
      School Supplies 8135.65
      Staff Development 1337.30 (moving to school supplies)

      Funding Request
      Principal Amy Moore requested Field Trip funds for the upper elementary to go to the Science Center of Iowa. The funds were approved.
      Old Business
      The CMPG application for non-profit status will be filed by the next meeting.
      New Business
      Parent Daniel Dykstra presented a new project idea for the students. His son is serving in Afghanistan and wants to raise money and supplies for a school being built in and ex-Taliban region. More information to be coming from Ms. Moore soon.
      Parent Colleen Kinney is working on a special Dental event around Valentine's Day similar to the Healthy Harvest this past Fall. If you have ideas or would like to volunteer contact Colleen at mcfet6@...
      Fund Raising Activities
      A reminder about the playground brick fundraiser for new playground equipment. Information is available on the Cowles website http://www.dmps.k12.ia.us/schools/1Cowles/index.htm


      Important Dates
      December 21st through Jan 1st is the Winter recess, no school
      DMPS offices are close Dec. 24th, Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st.
      Classes resume Jan. 4th.
      The next CMPG Meeting is Monday Jan. 4th.
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