Monday, January 20, 2014

Looking for 2014-2015 PTA Board Members

Hello PTA members! 

As many of you know, all the awesome things our kids get to do is because of you volunteering and supporting the kids and teachers and also because the PTA board members come up with and organize these events. 

We have several board members whose 2 year terms are up so we have positions to be filled. Please come in, call, or email if you have questions about the positions and what is involved in being on the board. 

The positions available are as follows:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Membership
  • Parent Involvement

For descriptions, please visit Audra in the library or you can grab a copy from the office. Please sign on to next year's PTA Board, the more board members to share the responsibilities, the more fun it is!!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  -Margaret Mead

Association Meeting Agenda - January 28th at 6pm - WE NEED YOU

Please join us for PTA Association meeting on January 28 in the School Library @ 6:00 pm. Your vote counts and is needed so that we can continue to support our students & staff! Following is the Agenda for the meeting and it should take about 1 hour.  (agenda updated 1/26/14)

Association Meeting Agenda
January 28, 2014
Coarsegold Library @ 6:00 pm

 I. Call Meeting to Order 
II. Opening Ceremonies 
a. Welcome
b. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Reading/Approval of Minutes-
a. Secretary reads minutes from September 2013 Association Meeting

IV. Reports of Officers
a. Treasurer’s Report- Covers period from September 24 till January 27
b. Approval and Ratification of disbursements since last regular Association Meeting- itemized as to who paid, amount, and what payment covered.
c. Principal’s Report

V. Report of the Executive Board- Action Items
Recommendations voted on one at a time, the Assigned person or Secretary discusses each; ask for motion for the adoption of each one & Treasurer asks for release of funds
1. Approve Amended Budget for 2013-2014- Tami
2. Nominating Committee will be current Board- Audra Bylaws state a Chairperson & 3 members & 1 alternate (not the president)
3. Movie Night- January 25 & April 4
a. Release $200
4. Cougar Pride Citizenship Awards- Feb; March; April; May
a. Release $1000.00
5. Approve planning for March 29 Golf Tournament-
a. Release expense funds-$3,500
6. Approve planning- Dr. Seuss Bday Read-a-thon Event
a. Release Funds-$250
7. Art in the Classroom/Art Fund Day
a. Release $1000.00
8. Overnight Field trip funds
a. Release funds-$1500.00
9. Choir equipment
a. Release funds-$500
10. Supplemental (workroom) School Supplies-
a. Release funds-$500
11. 8th grade graduation-
a. Release funds-$400
12. Safety Golf Cart
a. Release funds-$500
13. Ski scholarship-
a. Release funds- $800
VI. Announcements
VII. Adjournment

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Art in the Classroom 2nd Quarter - Jewelry Making

For our 2nd Quarter “Art in the Classroom”, we were lucky enough to have Merylyn Whited from Timberline Gallery volunteer to teach our students jewelry making.  She focused on creating components of jewelry that they can replicate at home to create jewelry and other fun items.  

Our 3rd through 8th grade students worked with creating paper beads and stringing them on copper wire.  Creations ranged from simple bracelets, to earrings and little “people”.  K-2nd grade worked with beads and noodles to make a necklace.  A big thank you to Mrs. Whited, along with Janet Morita (President of Timberline Gallery,) for donating their time and talent to our school.

To learn more about the gallery, visit their website:

If you have a child interested in art, they can apply for sponsorship to participate in Sierra Art Trails held October 2014.  This is a great opportunity for your budding artist to explore different mediums and start building their portfolio.