PTA Board Meeting Agenda, May 3, 2017

Maplewood Elementary School Library, 5-6 p.m.

  1. Treasure’s Report
  2. Discussion and possible Action: Presentation by Chris Levack, sculptor
  3. Discussion and possible Action: Creating a Financial Reconciliation Committee –three people who are not signers and not the treasurer
  4. Discussion and possible action: Review of Potential Budget for Next Year
  5. Spring Fling Updates/ Call for volunteers
  6. Committee Updates
  • Teacher Appreciation
    Technology
    Communication
    Membership/Volunteer Appreciation
    Directory
    Parent Prom
    Landscaping Gardens
    General PTA Meetings
    Volunteer Coordination
    Grant writing

7. Items Not on Agenda

For more information, email maplewoodptapres@gmail.com.

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Green Team in Action During Keep Austin Beautiful

By Amanda Braziel

The Maplewood Green Team, in conjunction with FrOG, participated in Keep Austin Beautiful‘s Clean Sweep on the lovely, cool, mosquito-free morning of April 8. About 13 volunteers, including several students from Maplewood and folks from the surrounding community, showed up to clean Upper Boggy Creek between Cherrywood Green and Lafayette Ave. We mailed letters to private property owners along the banks of the creek in advance of our event so we could do a more thorough job than when we cleaned just the public creek areas on It’s My Park Day back in March.  We filled several bags of trash and recycling and pulled out a couple of bulky items, including box springs and a massive tangle of wires that had evidently been left behind by utility crews. The most interesting piece of litter we recovered was a love note! We also moved some rocks and natural debris and removed algae overgrowths to improve the flow of water in the creek.  We even saw fish upstream from the Green! Unfortunately, we also discovered a HUGE deposit of single-use styrofoam and plastic water bottles that we did not have enough bags or volunteers to completely remove that day. We really need to get back in there to remove all of that pollution soon.

Sunshine and Emily Mathon led a group of volunteers in a KAB cleanup of Willowbrook Reach, and they picked up 5 bags’ worth of trash from creek. If you are interested in assisting with future Green Team-sponsored clean ups, please email me.

Photos by Amanda Braziel

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Mustangs Stampede around Mueller Lake

The annual Mustang Stampede was held at Mueller on April 1st, and over 240 students participated in the fun run. They raised a whopping $26,852 for the PE department and  toward our BIG Goal of providing a 1:1 ratio of Chromebooks for kids in Grades 3-6, a computing lab for grades Pre-k-2 and a 3:1 ratio of Mobile devices for all kids. There was also a rock climbing wall, bouncy houses, a special performance by the Maplewood Teacher Band and the annual teacher experience raffle.

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Photos by Jennifer Potter-Miller