Grant Ragan PTO Meeting Minutes | September 2018

September 17, 2018

Principal’s Report – Matt Robie and Cameron Wendt

  • First week of school focused on Responsive Classroom
  • Widening of the exit from parking lot
  • GR met their goals for improvement on MAPS testing last school year.

Committee Reports

Treasurer’s Report -

  • Provided copy of budget for the year


  • October 12th Movie Night (Ferdinand) - Held in GR gym - snacks and water will be provided

Book Fair

  • Enchanted Forest Theme - Volunteers will be needed for setup and to work during the fair

Conference Meals

  • Held twice a year during conferences- Will request for food/beverage donation items


  • Program overview was provided. Details can be found at
  • Ipads will be used with a new program to track the progress of students
  • Volunteers opportunities are posted and help is needed

School Supplies / Apparel

  • Sales Sale is held once a year and is live now
  • Orders must be placed by September 14 - Items expected to be delivered first week in October
  • If you would like to order gifts and surprises for your students, write Kathy Slade as teacher


  • Theme will be “Growing” - Price will increase from $16-$18 due to the number of pages needed to include all students/classrooms


  • Actively promoting events and programs on Facebook, website and newsletter
  • Please like, follow and engage in posts to increase traffic and visibility

Staff Appreciation

  • First event will be held in October
  • Plan to roll out the Wauk the Talk program this year where staff members are nominated for going above and beyond. New this year: families will be able to participate in nominations along with staff member peers.

Classroom Coordinator

  • Parties will be held on October 25th, December 21, and February 15 from 2:30-3:15
  • Classroom coordinators at each grade level will coordinate to have a common craft, snack and activity

Restaurant Nights

  • Panchero’s will be scheduled in November
  • Chuck E Cheese scheduled for February 21st
  • Z’Mariks scheduled for April 16th


  • Fun Run scheduled for September 28th - details available
  • Assembly for students to kickoff the event on Friday, September 7
  • Prizes were announced

New Business

  • Fun Run - September 28th
  • Movie Night - October 12th

Future Meetings - Topics - Dates and speakers are tentative and subject to change

  • October 2nd - Elizabeth Olson, Waukee Foundation + Grade level focus - Fourth and Fifth
  • November 6th - Grade level focus - Kindergarten / First
  • January 8th - Cindi McDonald, Superintendent of Waukee Schools
  • February 5th - Grade Level Focus -
  • Second and Third Grade April 2nd