Member Meeting Minutes

Member Meeting Minutes – 1.11.17

Omaha Virtual School PTO
Members Meeting
January 11, 2017


Meeting called to order by President Suzi King at 5:45pm

Board Members Present: Suzi King, Wendy Loewenstein, Ashley Muller, Renee Kiernan, Jess Chromy

Absent: NaTasha Gall

  • We welcomed all to the 2nd official PTO Member Meeting.
  • The meeting was opened with the business announcements that we were still in process on the articles of incorporation, the EIN and the bank account.
  • Our new mascot was announced – the Ocelot.
  • We announced an Adopt-A-School Partner.
  • We announced our new PTO Mission & Vision: A collaborative organization that creates engagement and learning opportunities for teachers and parents to support student success.
  • The new Grade-Bands were discussed: K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8th Purpose: To provide learning coaches an opportunity to collaborate and share to enhance students’ experiences and build a stronger community. Two co-facilitators of each grade-band group will facilitate meetings. TBD meeting times and places & communicate. Share tips, tricks, struggles, meet for lessons, support each other, remain positive
  • Inform OVS of needs/concerns that arise
  • Renee gave an update on Events Committee and urged people to join.
  • Ashley gave an update on fundraising.
  • There was an update on School Spirit.
  • We announced that Committee meetings would take place at PTO meetings. Other meetings will be determined as needed.
  • Upcoming PTO Meetings
    • March 2nd @ 6:30pm
    • May 11th @ 6:30pm
    • Location TBD


Minutes respectfully submitted,
Suzi King, President

Member Meeting Minutes

Member Meeting Minutes – 11.3.16

Omaha Virtual School PTO
Members Meeting
November 3, 2016


Wendy called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm

Wendy discussed what this meeting was for and why we were having it.

Wendy introduced Suzi, Ashley and NaTasha.

Suzi, Ashley and NaTasha discussed why each of them joined OVS, the PTO, and what their positions would entail. NaTasha also discussed the positions that were still open and what the voting would look like. We opened up nominations online for one week and then voting for three days.

NaTasha also explained the incorporation paperwork and bank account issues and dues.

Suzi then called up the Library representative who showed us several interesting uses of the library program and other online services.

Suzi then introduced Mr. Dowling to the group who discussed the school mascot. He opened up voting for parents to narrow the 12 choices down to 3 for the students to then vote on during the week of 11-7.

Suzi then introduced an activity to come up with a mission statement for the PTO. Parents brainstormed a few ideas. They were student focused, child focused, collaborative, engaged and involved parents, inclusivity They were encouraged to write more down on the back of their PTO application form.

The meeting concluded with a thanks to all who came. They were encouraged to fill out the forms to show interest in any open positions or committees. They were also encouraged to pay their PTO dues if they were interested in being on the board.