PTO minutes 11/19/2013

Hixson PTO Meeting
Meeting Minutes

6:30 p.m.

 Dr. Jason Heisserer and 6 parent/guardians in attendance
I. Principal Remarks

Dr. Heisserer discussed the reading curriculum from the district in the hopes to increase proficiency. He reported that he continues to see the effects of Rachel’s Challenge and the targeted acts of kindness. Dr. Heisserer also discussed the service projects 10 Thanksgiving baskets for 10 Hixson Families and the Student Council’s food drive. He apologized for not advising parents of the topic for the Pulitizer Foundation presentation. He reported how proud he was of the students, their behavior, and the thoughtful questions that they posed.
II. PTO meeting
October meeting minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report
·         Lisa Liss discussed the budget and reported that the balance is $1982.61.
House Tour Update
·         Cathryn Gowan reported that House Tour tickets can now be purchased at Straubs, Rolling Ridge, Mac Hardware, Freddie’s, and in the Hixson office. We are in desperate need of volunteers to serve as Host/Hostesses and to donate food for the Boutique. Please contact Cathryn at We can’t pull off this event without your help so please consider donating some of your time.
President’s Report
·         Tracy Dunlap congratulated Dr. Heisserer on receiving the James M. Holobaugh Honor from Washington University. She reported that we are still looking for someone to chair both the Fundraising and the Student Activities committees.
III. Discussion Topics
Book Fair – The fair made $1020 in books and $720 in cash that will be used towards installing a Smart Board in the Library.

Library – Circulation is continuing to increase.
District – Discussions are on-going to solve the needs of the growing enrollment. No decisions have been made.

Hixson PTO Lunch with the Principal                          Next PTO meeting
December 13th, 11:30-12:30                                         February 19th, 6:30 p.m.