RS PTA Association Meeting Agenda

Running Springs Elementary
PTA Association Meeting Agenda
October 09, 2014

Welcome- Call to OrderPledge- Mindy Cameron                                                                                                                                       Executive Board Report \Secretary’s Report- Jen Fischbein

President’s Report-Jennifer Ahrendt
Treasurer’s Report-Neda Karam
Financial Secretary’s Report-Kelley Dyer
Principal’s Report- Mrs. Coe
1st VP Programs-Lisa Grisotti
2nd Ways and Means-Melody Sadowski
3rd VP Membership – Mandana Abbassian & Laura Pistoresi
4th VP Legislation – Michelle Yar
Auditor – Jennifer Carrillo
Historian Report- Dorene Beehler

Chairperson Reports
December Crafts – Jennifer Lester & Chris Morrell
Emergency Preparedness- Andrea Scheff
Family Fun Night- Julie Snyder & Jenn Loving
Hospitality- Aarti Vipani
Red Ribbon Week- Laura Pistoresi
Room Parent Coordinator Sarah Candela
Website Coordinator- Jennifer Carrillo
Yearbook – Genoveve Romero


Measure K
Pro:  CARE will present at this meeting
Opposed:  We welcome any group or individual to speak on the opposing side.


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Art Master’s

rembrandtArt Masters is a wonderful enrichment program sponsored by the PTA at Running Springs.  Once per trimester the students receive instruction about a particular artist during a multi-media assembly.  The following week an art teacher visits each classroom and shows the students how to make a piece of artwork in the style of the artist studied.  When you donate to the PTA this is just one of the many programs you are making possible for your children.

***This week’s artist is Rembrandt van Rijn***


Julie Mark
Art Masters Chairperson

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RS Uniform Information

Running Spring Uniforms  can be purchased at American Casual.

Download Uniform Flyer RS Uniform or

visit their website HERE


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A Message from your PTA President

Welcome Running Springs Families!

I hope everyone has enjoyed their first few weeks of school and are settling into the new routine. I am very excited for the new school year and to be serving as President of the PTA.   I hope that you have had an opportunity to go online at for our complete PTA First Day Packets. During the registration process online you have had the opportunity to sign up for our directory, provide your program interests and submit your volunteer choices.  You also have the opportunity to purchase items such as;  Birthday Book Club, Yearbook, Earthquake Kits, PTA Membership, and Run-A-Thon Donations.  For your convenience, we are offering a credit card payment option with no convenience fee which is ONLY available online through our store. Whether you are paying online or submitting your orders with a check, please note that ALL orders are due Friday, September 5th so hurry and take advantage of these special offers! Please note that EVERYONE needs to turn in to school the PTA Tally Sheet and Parent/Student Waiver with a copy of your online receipt if paying by credit card or with the completed order forms and ONE check made payable to Running Springs PTA.

Our “Catch The Wave!” Membership Drive is up and running! Please help us in our efforts by joining our Running Springs PTA. Dues are only $8 and everyone is welcome to participate. You will be adding your voice to one of the largest organizations helping to promote the well being of children and their education.

This year, more than ever, PTA needs your help!

By participating in our PTA One and ONLY fundraiser, the 5th Annual Redhawk Run-A-Thon, PTA will be able to continue to provide our students with incredible learning opportunities that may not otherwise be available to our children. Please see the Run-A-Thon article of this newsletter for more information. Thank you in advance for your generosity.  PTA meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 8:15 a.m. in the multi-purpose room. Please note there is no PTA meeting in the month of September.

In order to conserve both environmentally and economically, we are going to an ONLINE ONLY newsletter starting in October. The newsletter will be just as informative and easy to access. When you sign up through the directory you will receive the newsletter in your email box. You’ll have all the current news right at your fingertips!

Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to seeing you at our next PTA meeting!


Jennifer Ahrendt
Running Springs PTA President 2014-2015

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5th Annual Run-A-Thon



Run-a-thon Times:
8:15am – 6th grade
8:45am – 5th grade
9:15am- 4th grade & upper SDC
9:45am – 3rd grade
10:15am – TK/K/ K-SDC
10:45am – 2nd grade
11:15am – 1st grade & Primary SDC

This will be the PTA’s ONLY FUNDRAISER for the year, which will fund our entire PTA budget. This budget includes: supplemental student programs, assemblies, additional physical education personnel & supplies, just to name a few.  In order to fund our budget, we need everyone’s support.  We are asking each student to set a goal & do their best to reach out to 10 people for $10 each.  Our kick off assembly will take place on Friday, August 29, 2014, at which time your child will come home with their pledge form instructions & exciting prize information.

In order for this event to be successful we are turning to our local business owners & our Running Springs families that may have businesses of their own to become our Community Partners.

Community Partners/Sponsors Forms and donations must be received by September 5th, in order to have your name on the back of the T-shirts!

Go To Fun Run Page to download forms HERE

Thank you in advance for supporting our 5th Annual Running Springs Run-A-thon!

Melody Sadowski, VP of Ways & Means

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