Booster Club

* Booster club is open to anyone that is interested! Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of every month at 5:30 PM in the Library. They last about an 1-1 1/2 hrs.

Be Part of Supporting a Great Team and planning student activites! 

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Hello Mountain View Families and welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!! 

As the Booster Club Chairperson, I would personally like to invite you to be a member.  As a working parent, I know how difficult it can be to find the time to volunteer.   Booster Club offers the opportunity to be involved with the school in many different ways that may fit into a variety of schedules.  This gives us a unique chance to make a difference in our school as well as in our own children’s futures.

The Booster Club began as a PTO when MVCKS was first established, and has now grown into a partnership with the administration to find creative ways to support our students and teachers.   Here is our statement of purpose:

“MVCKS Booster Club exists to support the school’s mission through promoting a closer union between educators, parents, and the general public, so as to ensure the best conditions of social, mental, and physical education for each student.”

Membership in Booster Club may consist of parents, guardians, grandparents, administration, staff, Governing Board members, and students.  Here are a few of the activities and events that our Booster Club has been privileged to help out with, sponsor, and/or organize:

Fundraising events, field trips, computer and technology equipment, educational classroom tools, Wolf of the Month program, leadership skills development programs for middle schoolers, Holiday Gift Shop, Rewards and Recognition programs for students and teachers, Nerf Night, Spirit Run and teacher appreciation week.  Not only do we have “active” fundraising events (such as our Big Kahuna fundraiser in September), but we also have easy, “passive” fundraising ways that don’t cost parents anything directly.  Here are a few ways any parents, family members or friends of MVCKS can help:

-Install the Box Tops for Education app on your device and scan your receipt through the app.  Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically credited to our school this way (Note:  when installing the app, search for our school by entering the zip code 81212 or searching for “Mount View Core Knowledge School”).  Any electronic receipt for pickup orders (Walmart) can be emailed to receipts@boxtops4education.com .  OR clip and collect the Box Tops and send them in with your student(s). Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital only.

- Register your City Market Card.  Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com.  Once enrolled, and you have designated Mountain View Core Knowledge School as your organization name , each time you use your card, City Market will donate funds to our school.

-Use Smile.Amazon.com when ordering from Amazon.  Select Mountain View Core Knowledge School as your current charity and a portion of your spending will go to our school.

-Classic Furniture on Main St in Canon City has a “Give Back” program.  The owners have generously agreed to give 10% of your REGULAR priced purchase to the Fremont County school of your choice.  Those dollars can be donated to MVCKS!

-Your purchase at American Furniture Warehouse can support our School!  Use promo code “SCHOOL” with our school name or school ID: MVCK56, AFW will donate 2% of all purchases back to our school.  To learn more about AFW’s School Community program, go to www.afw.com/school-program.

Our Booster Club members work hard, but we also have fun and reap the rewards of being engaged in student life!  Would you like to be a part of an organization that makes a huge difference in our fine school?  We would love for you to join us!  Monthly meetings are scheduled on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm, usually in the MV Library or Board Room.  Communication will be emailed out to members the Monday prior to, with the Agenda for that month’s meeting. A reminder of the meeting will also be posted on the MVCKS Booster Facebook page.  If you are unable to attend meetings, but would like to be involved, please contact me.  There are many opportunities for volunteering that do not require a huge time commitment and are still extremely valuable to our school!  

Find us on Facebook “MVCKS Booster Club.”

Sincerely, 

Page Staffa, Booster Club Chair             pagestaffa@gmail.com

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Booster Club Minutes

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Present

Allyson Alvarado, Page Staffa, Lindsey Wilson, Gina Tomar, Elizabeth Cornella,

Donna Strickler, John Pavlicek, Emily Cornella, Pam Caprio, Deanna Walsh

Minutes

Approved from 4/7/2021

Treasurer’s Report

Checking: $1,150.28

Savings: $16,459.64

Available: $12,181.15

Old Business

Co-chair position open. Secretary position open

Raffle license update: will not have licensing by golf tourney. (Lindsey still working on it, but it's highly complicated and may take years)

Booster donated candy for Spanish/Music night

Wolf Run wrap up: T-shirt profit – $653.00, donations - $2,217, approximate profit - $3,000

Teacher appreciation this week

New Business

No Wolf of the month for May

Emily Cornella motioned to purchase 18 gift cards of $20.00 each for a total of $360.00 for year long Wolf of the Month recipients. All grade level recipients will be entered into a drawing for these gift cards. This is in lieu of monthly events that could not be done due to covid restrictions. Motion 2nd by Donna Strickler. Motion approved

Booster Recognition nominated, voted on, and approved for May

Goals for Big Kahuna Fundraiser: ideas include turf for back field, library revamp, outdoor digital communication board, coffee truck?

MVCKS will receive some funds from Covid relief programs. Approximately 20% of these funds can be spent however the school wishes. 

T-shirts for staff: D Walsh made motion for $420.00 to purchase t-shirts for staff. Motion approved by Emily Cornella and Elizabeth Cornella

Golf Tourney Update: forms need to be turned in by 5/6/21 to count toward the pizza party for the class that raises the most. However, registrations will still be accepted until June 2, 2021.

Accountability

John P. reported that MVCKS will likely be receiving grants such as Rural Grant, Essay Grant, and Youth Connections Grant for next year.

Request

None

Next Meeting-Tuesday Aug 10th, 530pm at Lindsey’s Home