• October Lyon PACK Events!

    Posted by Sierra Lindner on 10/15/2021 1:40:00 PM

    Our PTO has some fun stuff planned for the end of the month to help celebrate Halloween and the Autumn Season!

    First, please join us for spooky bedtime stories on the 22nd!  We are asking everyone to put on their Halloween jammies, grab their lovies and a snack, and join us virtually that evening before bed while some of our parents and favorite staff members read festive stories to the kids before they drift off for the night.  We will do the younger themed stories first and then step it up to a slightly older crowd around 730.

    Next, Please join us on the 27th for pumpkin decorating!  Since we cannot actually get together due to Covid, we are sending pumpkins and decorating kits home with the students and ask that they decorate them as beautifully or as crazily as they can with the help of their families.

    Then, we ask that students very carefully bring their creations back to school on the 29th so our panel of judges can pick a winner from each grade level!  The winner will get a certificate labeling them the top decorator!

    There's also a lot more stuff happening at the school and in our community outside of our PTO sponsored activities.. I ask that you please look to your emails for the Master Activity List I sent out to plan accordingly!

    Thanks!  And Happy Fall, Y'all!

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  • Upcoming Oct VIP Meeting

    Posted by Sierra Lindner on 10/15/2021 1:30:00 PM

    Please join us to talk candidly, on October 26th at 10 am, about any questions or concerns you may have, especially now with the staffing changes happening thanks to the vaccine mandate.  If there are none put forth I would like to discuss accountability on the students' part for their actions, as we have had a lot of behavior issues lately.  But this is first and foremost for all of you to have a time and place to voice anything you find important.  

     

    Sierra Lindner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Oct VIP Meeting
    Time: Oct 26, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/97388083445?pwd=MkZqaE9YVEJKb0NjWFBITjE5dncwQT09

    Meeting ID: 973 8808 3445
    Passcode: 4e1qJD

     

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  • Upcoming October Meeting

    Posted by Sierra Lindner on 10/15/2021 1:30:00 PM

    Make sure to join us for our next PTO Meeting, October 19th, at 10:30 am.  We will be discussing how we are going to significantly step up our game funwise and make our Halloween plans for the kiddos.  I also want to get a headstart on November's festivities because once the holidays come around we will have so much to do we will need all the extra time we can get!  Hope to see you there!

     

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    Sierra Lindner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Oct PTO- Rescheduled
    Time: Oct 19, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/96771124686?pwd=cjdaWkVCdmI3YWNpdlRoUUcyVjFEQT09

    Meeting ID: 967 7112 4686
    Passcode: jhH10v

     

     

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  • Sept PTO Meeting 2: Minutes

    Posted by Sierra Lindner on 9/28/2021 9:30:00 AM

    Minutes from September Meeting:

    If you missed the September meeting, we've got you covered.  Here is everything that was discussed in a nutshell, even in the relative order it was discussed. 

    -Introduced myself and purpose of meeting, which was to go over pto info and make decisions for board and times and September activities as well as brainstorm for October.

    -Discussed that we need a board and anyone that is willing to take on a little extra responsibility should contact me asap.

    -Asked if the meeting time worked for everyone, it didn’t so decided to send out surveys to see when best time would be for PTO and VIP meetings.

    -Reiterated that we are required to have 1 PTO meeting a month and two activities.

    -We have a budget of $3301 this year.  That breaks down to $366 a month to be divided between the two activities for students.

    -Went over ideas for September such as rockin’ jump, virtual story time, virtual 5k, dine to donate, etc.  Agreed to send out survey to see everyone’s favorite idea and decide on them.

    -Decided we should do one passive event where we don’t spend money and possibly raise some and one fun, interactive event.

    -When and where you can find info for the upcoming September meeting.

    -Open to ideas on how to get more members.  Discussed rewards or small perks such as fidgets or stickers or something for children of parents who attend meetings.

    -We are to have a second meeting each month on top of the PTO meeting called the VIP meeting for parents to be able to speak up about any concerns they may have.  Do they want this to be more formally led with a topic chosen by me or candid and just let it flow naturally?  Sent out a survey for answers to that as well.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    -Any questions?  None for now.

    Thank everyone so much for coming!  Let them know I will post the results of the surveys before October.

    Meeting took roughly 45 minutes.  I did not get it to record when originally done on my end but principal may have recording of it as they were a shared host and I have all the info ready to go as far as the surveys, saved within Microsoft Forms.

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  • August PTO Meeting 1

    Posted by Sierra Lindner on 9/28/2021 9:30:00 AM

    If you missed the first PTO meeting and wonder what we talked about, don't fret!  I have a video posted under the Title 1 Link labeled Title 1/PTO Meeting going over literally everything we covered during it.  Now you can be caught up!

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  • How to Join the '21-'22 Lyon PTO

    Posted by Sierra Lindner on 8/5/2021

    Hi everyone!  I'm so excited you're interested in our PTO.. we can always use more members!  As of right now we are currently in the formation stage, so here's some basic info to help you navigate the process.

     

    -I am not the President of the PTO. I am simply the person who puts it together, makes sure everything is going smoothly, helps when it is needed.. I am the bridge between you all and the school.

     

    -I have sent out an email to all families (that have given us a correct, working email address) discussing how to sign up and the important date so far.  

     

    -But incase you did not receive said email, here is that information again!

    August 24- Our Title 1 Meeting/PTO Info Meeting.  Everyone is invited to this.  Our school is a Title 1 School.  Basically, we get funds to spend responsibly on enrichment/activities for the kids.  We will go over what this means, policies, procedures, etc.  We will also go over who is on the PTO board, what positions still need filled (if any), do a little brainstorming for events and resources, and wrap it up with any other questions you might have.  I will try to keep this as short and sweet as possible while still being thorough.

    -If you miss the meeting or have any questions and want to be involved or even just well informed email me and I will loop you in.  You can also text me and I will get back to you asap.

    -I will discuss this more during the meeting but we really need PTO board members!  If you are up to the task let me know!  We are so grateful for the help.

    -We are expected to have 2 informal PTO meetings a month that are more parent guided. I will just be listening, learning, and being there if you need me.  Once it is formed we can discuss those dates and post them here.  Everyone is welcome.

    -We are expected to have 1 more "formal" VIP meeting a month that is more of a guided discussion thing.. making sure we are staying on budget, following through with plans, etc.  I will be leading these meetings but all board members are expected to attend.  Other members are welcome to as well.

    -The email to reach me is Sierra.Lindner@slps.org.  

    -My number to text is 314-319-6427

    -I would also like to create a Lyon PTO FB page.. I find this is a fun way to keep parents up to date that they actually use and check frequently.

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