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Parent-Teacher Fellowship

Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is Fairview Christian School’s parent-teacher organization. Our PTF is similar to a traditional Parent Teacher Association (PTA), but with a closer knit, private, Christian education spin on it. Parents have always been a vital part of the support system for Fairview to meet the demands of community outreach, fundraising, capital improvements, and classroom service. To learn more about how it works and how to get plugged in, come to our monthly meetings. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the library on the third floor. Food is available at 6:00pm, and the meetings start at 6:30. Childcare is provided. If you have any questions or suggestions you may email the PTF President at [email protected]  

PTF Meeting Minutes October 4, 2016 October 12th, 2016

In Attendance: Valerie Dominique, Jennifer Laible (Events), Alice Hansen(Co-President), Holly Reichmann (Marketing & CYO), Lonni Cerezo, Stephanie Arnold, Tricia Monsanto (Secretary), Stacy Mitchell, Diego Laible (Student Representative), Kevin Tucker (Technology), Whitney Haucke (Treasurer), Lynnann Griffin (Marketing & Fundraising), Kristin Behrend, Tim McBride, Kate Henderson, and Aleks Gibler. Meeting began at 6:30 PM.  Alice opened in prayer. Events: (Jen Laible) 10/20/16 – The International Potluck is a chance for attendees to dress up in their native garments and  bring their favorite dish or a food item from their cultural upbringing. Dinner starts at 6pm and is followed by a Social Studies Fair in the gym. 10/28/16 – For the upcoming Harvest Party there is a sign up sheet being started for volunteers along with bringing food and cleanup.  More details will follow soon. 11/5/16 – Holiday Market Place is coming up and Vendors are needed to sell their home or local business goods. The money from table rentals will go to the missions groups and the bake sale will go toward the 7th & 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. 11/18/16 – The Thanksgiving Feast sign- up sheet will be out soon and volunteers are needed to help with food, setup, and clean up. 12/2/16 – The Middle School Auction could use more auction items donated. Holly will be donating a YMCA membership and Alice will be making Jewelry. Valerie gave a reminder after the auction there is a Taco Salad Dinner that night as well. 2/4/2017 – (Stephanie Arnold): Spoke about the Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes September 6, 2016 September 27th, 2016

In Attendance: Valerie Dominique, Jennifer Laible (Events), Jill McAdams, Alice Hansen (Co-President), Joel Hansen (Co-President), Holly Reichmann (Marketing & CYO), Lonni Cerezo, Sharilee West, Stephanie Arnold, Deanna Gallichan (Secretary), Amanda Olson, Stacy Mitchell, Diego Laible (Student Representative), Ginger Bouma, Kevin Tucker (Technology), Whitney Haucke (Treasurer), Carol Xu, and Hilary McWold.   Meeting began 6:30 PM. Joel opened in prayer.   EVENTS (Jen Laible) Sept 16, 2016 – Block Party – This is a non-PTF function but it’s well marketed so generally sees a large turnout. Volunteers are needed to help with the outdoor movie, set up, clean up, and other areas. Sept 18, 2016 – Convocation Sunday – All kids and families are invited. Students need to wear their formal uniforms. This is not a mandatory school event but it’s nice to have people participate. The church service is followed by fellowship time and appetizers. Sept 22, 2016 – Back to School Night & Ice Cream Social – Families enjoy ice cream and fellowship in the auditorium then teachers take the kids to play in the gym while the parents have a quick PTF meeting. After the meeting, parents and kids visit classrooms and have a chance to chat with teachers. Oct 1, 2016 – Fairview Ladies Trunk Show – This event will feature local vendors set up in booths. Invitation cards are scattered throughout the church/school. 4:00-6:00 PM in the auditorium. TBD – Celebrate Fairview Arts – This event is being organized by Pastor Dan. Kids can sign up Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes June 7, 2016 June 12th, 2016

PTF Meeting 6/7/2016   Attendance: Susan Moriarty,  Whitney Haucke, Sharilee West, Lonni Cerezo, Bev Lehman, Kate Henderson, Alice Hansen, Joel Hansen, Amanda Olson, Holly Reichman, Jen Laible, Valerie Dominique, Korin Sandelin, Jonathan Sandelin, Samuel Sandelin, Tricia Monsanto, Lynnan Griffin, Kevin Tucker, Brent Kroon   The meeting was called to order at 6:32 with opening prayer led by Jonathan Sandelin.   May Minutes were posted on website and there were no corrections or deletions.   Mrs. C shared that she needs parent volunteers for the Luau on June 17th.  Sign up will be on second floor.  The event is from 8:30-12 and will be Pre-K – 8th grade (family groups).   The group, in attendance discussed board positions: President – Alice and Joel Hansen Treasurer – Whitney Haucke Secretary – open Events Chair – Jen Laible Fundraising Chair – Lynnann Griffin Marketing – Holly/Lynnann Technology – Kevin CYO Sports – Holly Jog-a-thon – Amanda Playground – Open Student Rep – Diego Teacher Appreciation (cookies) – Jill McAdams EAT – Open   Events –                         Jen said that volunteers are needed for field day 8th Grade graduation and awards ceremony is next week Jen shared that potentially instead of staff appreciation as one event – we do a weeklong teacher appreciation week at the beginning of May.  The group agreed that this could be a great idea.  Seed money for this project will be from families that did not fulfill their volunteer hour requirement. Jog-A-Thon Amanda shared that the blue hair will Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes May 3, 2016 May 13th, 2016

    PTF Meeting 5/3/2016   Attendance: Susan Moriarty, Sharilee West, Lou West, Jen Laible, Randall Born, Ella Born, Valerie Dominique, D Christiensen, Alice Hansen, Joel Hansen, Kevin Tucker, Jonathan Sandelin, Samuel Sandelin, Deanna Gallichan, Holly Reichmann, Amanda Olson, Whitney Haucke   The meeting was called to order at 6:27 with opening prayer led by Jonathan Sandelin.   April Minutes were posted on website and there were no corrections or deletions.   Board Positions – Critical Need for a Fundraising Chair, Playground Committee Chair, and all chair positions for next year (ex: President)   Playground Committee (Jonathan): Surveys sent to teachers Need a landscape architect (goal pro or low bono) Eagle News item each week If interested in joining committee email chair/let group know Mrs. C has specific things she uses playground for in PE – she will let group know Email any ideas to Jonathan at [email protected] Talking about doing a fellowship night to get more ideas for playground   Events (Jen): Mariner game – 58 tickets were sold K-4 Spring Program coming up – parents bring cookies Middle School Talent Show coming up Tea for Daycare this Friday   Scrip (Jen): Haven’t seen the latest statement   Jog-a-thon (Amanda): Shirts arrive next week Lots of people have already volunteered Had an exciting assembly Mini jog-a-thon will be in gym or playground starting at 10, big jog-a-thon will start at 10 at Maple Leaf Park – Upper Park   Marketing/Community Outreach (Holly): Delay with ordering items because the business Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes April 12, 2016 April 26th, 2016

PTF Meeting 4/12/2016   Attendance: Susan Moriarty, Deanna Gallichan, Jen Laible, Valerie Dominique, Whitney Haucke, Amanda Olson, Lori Sperry, Melody McGuire, Kate Henderson, Lynnann Griffin   The meeting was called to order at 6:29 with opening prayer led by Melody McGuire.   March Minutes were posted on website and there were no corrections or deletions.   Open positions on PTF right now: Fundraising Chair and Playground Committee   Upcoming Events: EATT – this and next month (April 25 and May 23) Mariners Game May 1 May K-4 Spring Performance (will need volunteers to set out cookies)   Playground Update à no meeting this month, but a survey to the teachers. All are welcome to meetings which are held last Tuesday of the month.  If you are interested in emails about playground committee email Jen or Amanda and get added to the listserv.  There is a thermometer in the hall indicating how much money has been raised thus far.   Jog-a-Thon update –> pep rally is April 29th at chapel.  Amanda has lined up 5 people to do 5 crazy things.   Community Outreach and Marketing –> Suggestion to put up a Fairview banner at Arena Sports   CYO –> no update   Technology –> no update   Budget –> Whitney gave an update.  She shared that we have money for marketing and that we are slightly over budget for technology, but have bought some great items with some of that money.   Child Center Update –>Lori gave an update that she, Ella, and Jen did a Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes March 1, 2016 March 6th, 2016

PTF Meeting 3/1/2016   Attendance: Susan Moriarty, Kevin Tucker, Samuel Sandelin, Jonathan Sandelin, Randel Bonn, Ella Bonn, Deanna Gallichan, Jen Laible, Valerie Dominique, Holly Reichmann, Whitney Haucke, Sharilee West   The meeting was called to order at 6:31 pm   Opening Prayer was led by President Jonathan Sandelin.   February Minutes were posted on website and there were no corrections or deletions.   Playground Playground committee met last week and is in contact with playground contractors. One contractor said we have a great blank slate Could potentially do the upgrade in phases –so there is less of a delay It may not be as enormous of an undertaking as originally thought We still need to look into the drainage issues on the playground Next step is to get a landscape architect and get a plan. We are hopeful there may be some connection within the Fairview Community for a landscape architect Playground committee has two open positions 1) chair and 2) fundraising chair Playground committee will be doing a community inclusive meeting to get feedback and ideas for the playground. (i/e a movie night or something similar) Dacia’s been looking at grants, but at this point we need more information before applying Would be great to have more members on the committee – let Jonathan Sandelin know if interested The playground committee will send a survey out to teachers to get feedback on the playground.   Events March 31st is the spaghetti dinner – we will need parent volunteers to Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes February 2 2016 February 13th, 2016

PTF Meeting 2/2/2016 Attendance: Susan Moriarty, Jen Laible, Holly Reichmann, Valerie Dominique, Deanna Gallichan, Jonathan Sandelin, Randall Born, Ella Born, Glenn McClimans, Jo McClimans, Bev Lehman, Dacia Ray, Samuel Sandelin, Kevin Tucker, Amanda Olson, Whitney Haucke, Sharilee West   The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm   Opening Prayer was led by President Jonathan Sandelin.   January Minutes were posted on website and there were no corrections or deletions.   Events Jen shared that the T-Shirt tie dye party will be at this end of this month.  T-shirts should be washed ahead of time.   Jonathan shared that the open house went well. Several parents and a few students did tours.  There were a few follow-ups but no confirmed new students yet.  Mrs. West shared that the numbers were similar to past and that people seemed interested in the school.   Valerie shared that the book fair went well – similar numbers to past years.  Fairview will earn about $300 in books.   Mrs. West talked about communication from St. Catherine’s School.  There is discussion about a “mutual” offsite location in case of needing to vacate premises.  There could be potential issues because of child center at Fairview Christian, but our doors are open to St. Catherine’s School.  Holly is going to be a point person to work with St. Catherine’s on this.  We do have a supplied emergency response kit.   Holly discussed that she has been working with others to coming up with ideas about community outreach.  Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes January 5, 2016 January 18th, 2016

PTF Meeting 1/5/2016 Attendance: Susan Moriarty, Holly   Reichmann, Jen Laible, Valerie Dominique, Amanda Olseon, Whitney Haucke, Jonathan Sandelin, Samuel Sandelin, Sharilee West, Kate Henderson, Kevin Tucker, Alice Hansen   The meeting was called to order at 6:34 pm   Opening Prayer was led by President Jonathan Sandelin.   December Minutes were posted on website and there were no corrections or deletions. (Thanks Jen!)   Events Mrs. West shared that there is an open house/registration night scheduled for January 29th from 6-8 pm. We need volunteers to lead tours, parents and middle schoolers. This will get out on the sign in front of the school.   Valerie shared that she will need volunteers to man the table for the book fair. It Is scheduled January 25-29th. Volunteers are needed in the morning and afternoon. She will be working with teachers to pull out any inappropriate materials. This takes place during Literature Week.   Jen shared that the T-Shirt order was sent in and Jen will follow-up with the supplier. We will plan the tie-dye party after talking with Leann and Holly for potential dates – and after we know when the t-shirts will arrive.   Whitney shared that the love offering total was around $3000.   We discussed jog-a-thon shirts. We threw around the idea of a brighter shirt, like last year. It worked well for field trips, as well as, the jog-a-thon.   Targeted Fundraising Jonathan discussed targeted fundraising. The idea of a play structure or two was discussed. Jonathan Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes November 3, 2015 November 15th, 2015

PTF Meeting 11/3/2015 Attendance: Susan Moriarty, Bev Lehman, Kevin Tucker, Amanda Olson, Jonathan Sandelin, Samuel Sandelin, Holly Reichmann, Jen Laible, Valerie Dominique, Sharilee West, Peter Christensen, Nellena Christensen The meeting was called to order at 6:34 pm Opening Prayer was led by President Jonathan Sandelin. October Minutes were posted on website. Only correction was spelling of Korin Sandelin’s name. Events Holiday Bazar will be held on Saturday November 7, 2015 We need parents to help with the Thanksgiving Feast on November 18th. Darla Smatlak is the point person for this event. Jen will email everyone, but cannot until Shelia returns. Kindergarten Round Up is scheduled for November 17th at 6:00 pm. Invitations went out to all current Pre-K families. There will be a catered dinner for parents, as well as, dinner and baby-sitting for children. The agenda will be vision casting, time to eat, and dismissed. It will be a time for Pastor Glenn to reach out to current parents. He would like current families at each table to make connections with the parents. If you can attend please let Shelia know. Families outside of Fairview are invited. T-Shirt update – There were 4 drawings submitted. Please vote – one vote per person. Jen is going to get quotes on shirt prices from various vendors. Fundraising Jonathan gave a fundraising update for Korin. Chinook Books are closed out – we sold 185 items earning $2000 for the school. Prizes have been awarded. Wreath sale ends tomorrow (11/4/2015). Korin will submit Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes October 6, 2015 October 19th, 2015

PTF Meeting 10/06/2015 Attendance: Jonathan Sandelin, Samuel Sandelin, Susan Moriarty, Jen Laible, Holly Reichman, Valerie Dominique, Sharilee West, Amanda Olson, Debbie Christensen, Leanna Ramos, Kevin Tucker The meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm Opening Prayer was led by President Jonathan Sandelin. September minutes were posted on the website. No one had any additions or corrections. All in attendance voted to approve the budget. Events The ice cream social was a great success.  A number of new families helped scoop ice cream. The feedback on the prizes for completing the classroom passport was great. There was a great turnout. The first family fund bake sale was held and $84.50 was raised.  The brownies were the biggest hit. The multicultural Dinner is October 22nd.  We will be eating in the auditorium and the displays will be in the gym.  Kids will be standing by the displays and talking about them, but there is no actual program. Upcoming events will be a November family fund bake sale.  The Bazaar is cancelled due to lack of vendors.  There are no PTF events in November. The Harvest Party is scheduled for October 30th. Jen discussed the survey results.  They don’t expect many more to come in.  The general theme is that people would like to see more art and upgrades to the playground, Fundraising Update Order forms for the wreath sale will go out shortly.  There is a small cost increase in the items for purchase and Corrin is going to go in Read More