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, March 3, 2015 March 10th, 2015

Fairview Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Meeting Minutes March 3, 2015 Holly Reichmann, Jonathan Sandelin, Vicki Paulus, Sharilee West, Whitney Haucke, Jennifer Laible, Kevin Tucker and Marylinda Epps The meeting was opened with prayer by Jonathan Sandelin. BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no comments on or changes to the February meeting minutes. Thank you to Jen Laible for taking them at the February meeting EVENTS The Spaghetti Dinner (and Science Fair), to be held on March 26, will be organized by Darla Smatlak. Additional volunteers from the community and PTF would be appreciated and can fill in wherever needed. FUNDRAISING Amanda provided details via email regarding the lime green t-shirt design and order for the Jog-a-thon. She provided a timeline for obtaining business sponsorships and which included the need to provide sponsor logos by mid-April for the t-shirts. The t-shirt order arrangements are being made with the same supplier as last year and that vendor will also be able to create the banner. A t-shirt size spreadsheet will be placed in the hallway and in the Kids’ Care room prior to ordering shirts so parents can choose a size for their child. Mrs. West mentioned that the Jog-a-thon business sponsorships should provide the funds to cover the Jog-a-thon costs so the pledges the children collect go directly to the targeted fundraiser. This year’s targeted fundraiser will be the new gym flooring with dollar for dollar matching from the PTF upto $5000. We have collected 2023 Box Tops for Education for a total Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes, February 3, 2015 February 23rd, 2015

Fairview Christian School PTF Minutes Tuesday, February 3, 2015 In attendance: Jonathan Sandelin, Kevin Tucker, Sharilee West, Jennifer Laible, Melody McGuire, Whitney Haucke, Amanda Olson, Korin Sandelin, Peter Christensen and Holly Reichmann.   Opening Prayer – Jonathan opened us in prayer at 6:30. Review of last month’s Minutes – Minutes were approved as submitted. Technology Update – Kevin reported. A small group went down to Burien to possibly get some free computers. There was nothing valuable there and so they did not take anything. He is close to getting a new computer set up in Mrs. McGuire’s room. He is working with his current company to see if they would be willing to donate some of their old, unused equipment that would work perfectly for us. He is still interested in starting a Robotics group at school. The Hour of Coding was a huge success. The kids loved it! Special thanks to Kevin for all that he does for the school! Events EATT – EATT has been going well.   The next one is Wednesday, February 18 and the theme is “It’s a Small World” featuring international cuisine. The 100th Day of School is on February 13. The school is collecting sock to donate to Union Gospel Mission. Our goal is at least 100 socks. Middle School Fundraiser – On February 13 the 7th/8th graders are offering babysitting. Half the money will go to the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser and half will go to the Middle School fund. Watch for Read More

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

Fairview Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Meeting Minutes January 6, 2015 Deanna Gallichan, Holly Reichman, Jonathan Sandelin, Vicki Paulus, Valerie Dominique, Sharilee West, Mike Haucke, Amanda Olson and Bev Lehman The meeting was opened at 6:42 with prayer by Jonathan Sandelin. BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no comments on or changes to the December meeting minutes. $2008 was collected for the Christmas Love Offering for teachers. Mrs. Lehman expressed thanks for the gift and also for her recently installed new whiteboard. EVENTS Encourage A Teacher’s Tummy (EATT) will be Wednesday, Jan. 21. The theme will be “Appetizers and Desserts”. Please sign up to bring something for this lunch to encourage our teachers. The Child Center and K-8 Open House will be Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6:00 pm. Volunteers are requested to take prospective families on school tours. The Scholastic Book Fair will take place the week of Jan. 26. Valerie Dominique is organizing the volunteers for this event. Mrs. West suggested extending the hours to before school and longer after school to make the book fair available to more families. FUNDRAISING Wreath sales continued after the school let out for Christmas break. The final amount earned will be reported at a future meeting. Amanda asked about the preferred location for the jog-a-thon. Maple Leaf Park worked well last year so it was agreed to hold the event there again. Planning for the jog-a-thon is underway. Sponsorship ideas were discussed. MARKETING Additional Fairview t-shirt and sweatshirt orders may be taken into January.   Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes, December 2, 2014 January 5th, 2015

Fairview Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Meeting Minutes December 2, 2014 Jen Laible, Deanna Gallichan, Holly Reichman, Jonathan Sandelin, Vicki Paulus, Valerie Dominique, Peter Christensen, Sharilee West and Bev Lehman BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no comments on or changes to the November meeting minutes. EVENTS The Child Center and K-8 Christmas programs are coming up this month on Thursday, Dec. 8 and K-8 on Thursday, Dec. 11. Volunteers are needed to bring cookies, to setup the reception in the main hall and set up the auditorium. Extra wreaths and also Scrip cards will be for sale at the program and a Love Offering will be taken for the teachers. Note: Some families have not been getting the Eagle News email each week. The new format makes it easier to read on a smartphone but the transition has caused some to not receive it. Sheila is working on resolving this problem.   FUNDRAISING Korin Sandelin will be sorting wreaths Thursday, Dec. 4. Extra wreaths will be for sale at the Christmas program. Amanda will be moving forward with planning the Jog-a-thon after the holidays. The PTF board decided the targeted fundraiser for the Jog-a-thon would be to raise money for the new gym flooring. The board voted to match, dollar for dollar, the funds raised by students up to $5000. Jonathan and Mrs. West discussed the flooring options and encouraged everyone to vote for one of the options. Fairview would also like to pursue grant funds for new playground equipment and will Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes, Nov. 4, 2014 November 18th, 2014

Fairview Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Meeting Minutes November 4, 2014 Jen Laible, Deanna Gallichan, Holly Reichman, Jonathan Sandelin, Korin Sandelin, Vicki Paulus,Valerie Dominique, Debbie Christensen, Peter Christensen, Sherilee West, Candy Bratcher and Kevin Tucker BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no comments on or changes to the October meeting minutes.   EVENTS The Thanksgiving feast is the next event in November and will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19. Teachers will be bringing the food. Volunteers are needed for setup and serving. EATT volunteers may be asked to help since that falls on the same day. December events include two programs, Child Center on Thursday, Dec. 8 and K-8 on Thursday, Dec. 11. Cookie reception will follow. More details will be included in December minutes. FUNDRAISING The Chinook Book sale raised $1400. Wreath sale ended today, Nov. 4. Wreaths are ordered by the case so extras will be sold as needed and at December events. A parent suggested to Korin to have an informational poster for each fundraiser to post in the hall or office and FAQs to post on the website to help parents who are new or have questions. Suggestions were requested for the fundraising goal for the Jogathon. The gym floor was suggested as the fundraiser. Jonathan attended the new gym floor committee meeting. Carpet would be approximately $16K and poured flooring would cost $53K. Hardwood is comparable to the poured floor. Another option being investigated is cork flooring. Any flooring chosen will have courtlines. Middle schoolers prepared 3300 box Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes, Sept. 9, 2014 October 19th, 2014

Fairview Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Meeting Minutes September 9, 2014 Jen Laible, Deanna Gallichan, Holly Reichman, Jonathan Sandelin, Korin Sandelin, Bev Lehman, Vicki Paulus, Jenny Diaz-Bernardes, Sharilee West, Robert Christiansen, Peter Christiansen, Valerie Dominique and Whitney Haucke. There were no comments or changes to the July meeting minutes. The PTF board has one outstanding position to fill: Marketing chairperson. Jonathan suggested this position could include responsibility for updating content on the new Fairview website. EVENTS Convocation will be held in the gym on Sunday, September 14. Those attending will be asked to bring an appetizer or finger food item to share. PTF will provide beverages including lemonade and coffee. Back to School Night will take place the evening of Thursday, September 25. This event is held to encourage school-wide involvement in PTF. Agenda items for the Back to School Night PTF meeting include changes to the EATT (Encourage A Teacher’s Tummy) program, announcing the vacant Marketing position on the PTF board, a description of the SCRIP program fundraiser, a review of the PTF budget and asking everyone to return the School Involvement Survey. FUNDRAISING The Chinook book fundraiser is underway and will end Friday, October 3. Any student who sells one of each type of Chinook book (the coupon book, the mobile version and the combo pack) will be entered in a drawing to win 2 free passes to the Children’s Museum that were donated by the Chinook book office. Fundraising for the flood repairs was discussed and ideas were Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes, Oct. 7, 2014 October 19th, 2014

Fairview Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Meeting Minutes October 7, 2014 Jen Laible, Deanna Gallichan, Holly Reichman, Jonathan Sandelin, Korin Sandelin, Vicki Paulus, Jenny Diaz-Bernardes, Debbie Christensen, Peter Christensen and Whitney Haucke. BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no comments or changes to the September meeting minutes. Jonathan requested that the meeting minutes posted on the website include a downloadable PDF or Word file to be easily printed. A suggestion was made to add a CYO sports coordinator position to the PTF board. Jonathan moved to add the position and there were no objections. Names were suggested. This person could manage the sports page on the website and provide information about CYO sports teams forming. EVENTS Social Studies Fair is the main event in October. Display tables will be set up in the auditorium and the potluck in the gym. The Eagle News will have more details about the potluck. A short program similar in content to previous years is planned for the SS Fair. FUNDRAISING The Chinook Book sale has been over for a week. Twenty-one families will need to return items or be charged for them on their statement. Fairview ordered 100 packets and passed them out to 90 families. Whatever items have not been sold need to be returned. Next meeting Korin will have finalized numbers and amounts. Wreath sales will be the last week of October and first week or two of November. Volunteers will be needed the week after Thanksgiving break to sort the right items to the Read More