CMPG Minutes 12/7/09
- Cowles Montessori Parent Group Meeting, 12/7/09
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
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 6:05 pm
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
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.
Auction -270.00 (pre-pay for Mad Scientist)
CMPG Expenses 566.80
Field Trip 150.00
Library (BOB books) 405.45
Middle School 50.00
School Supplies 8135.65
Staff Development 1337.30 (moving to school supplies)
Principal Amy Moore requested Field Trip funds for the upper elementary to go to the Science Center of Iowa. The funds were approved.
The CMPG application for non-profit status will be filed by the next meeting.
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
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.