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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 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

PTF Meeting Minutes September 8, 2015 September 9th, 2015

PTF Meeting 9/8/2015 Attendance: Deanna Gallichan, Holly Beichman, Alice Hansen, Jennifer Marasiso, William Anderson, Amanda Olsen, Jonathan Sandelin, Whitney Haucke, Samuel Sandelin, Susan Moriarty, Kevin Tucker, Valerie Dominique, Melody McGuire, Maggi Windsor, Ella and Randall Born, Lonni Cerezo, Kate Henderson, Jennifer Laible The meeting was called to order at 6:26 pm. Opening Prayer was led by President Jonathan Sandelin. August minutes were posted on the website. No one had any additions or corrections. Jennifer discussed the first PTF event of the year, the Ice Cream Social and Back to School Night.  We have volunteers to scoop ice cream at the social. This is a great opportunity for the families of the school and child care center to learn more about the PTF, including: opportunities to volunteer, fundraisers, who current board members are, CYO sports, and the PTF budget and what PTF funds.  Children will have an opportunity to watch a video during the meeting portion. After this there is an opportunity to visit the classrooms and child care center. The social is scheduled for 6:30 pm on September 24. Jennifer discussed the block party.  She encouraged everyone to invite friends and family.  There will be food (hot dogs), a lip sync contest, games, a bouncy house and an outdoor movie. This block party is scheduled for Friday September 11th. Jonathan encouraged everyone to attend and share the invitation to others.  This is great opportunity to mix events with the church and the school. Jonathan gave a fundraising update.  Chinook Books Read More

PTF Minutes, May 5, 2015 June 2nd, 2015

Fairview Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Meeting Minutes May 5, 2015 Holly Reichmann, Jonathan Sandelin, Samuel Sandelin, Vicki Paulus, Sharilee West, Whitney Haucke, Jennifer Laible, Kevin Tucker, Valerie Dominique, Deanna Gallichan and Marylinda Epps The meeting was opened at 6:34 with prayer by Jonathan Sandelin. BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no comments on or changes to the April meeting minutes or the minutes for the special session held on April 30, 2015. Thank you to everyone who participated. EVENTS Jen Laible was unable to get in contact with the Mariners’ organization regarding tickets so it was decided that Fairview will not attend a game this year. PTF members can provides cookies for the Spring program to be held Thursday, May 7. The talent show, a middle school event, will be Thursday, May 14. Marylinda suggested and volunteered to serve popcorn at the talent show. The PTF Board reviewed the end of the year teacher gift letter which will go out to all classes. The letter asks families to contribute toward appreciation gifts for all of the teachers. Teachers have been surveyed to find out what gift cards they would appreciate receiving. The gifts will be given at the end of the school year. FUNDRAISING Jog-a-thon Amanda reported that they have received 20 business sponsorships for the event this year. Some sponsorships represent in-kind contributions such as time donated to print T-shirts and some are cash sponsorships. Pooh and Ocean rooms children will participate in a mini Jog-a-thon on Thursday, May 14. The main event will be Friday morning, May 15. Pledges Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes, April 30, 2015 Special Session April 30th, 2015

Fairview Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Meeting Minutes Special Session April 30, 2015 Attending were Holly Reichmann, Sharilee West, Jennifer Laible, Vicki Paulus, Whitney Haucke and Leanna Ramos. The meeting was opened by Mrs. West at 12:45 p.m. This special session was called by Ms. West who motioned that the Fairview Christian School PTF authorizes Korin Sandelin to write a personal check to the Seattle Public Utilities Water Department to cover an outstanding water bill of one of our Fairview families. The Fairview PTF will receive funds to cover this expense. The motion was seconded by Whitney Haucke and approved unanimously by all in attendance. The meeting was adjourned at 2:04. PTF Meeting Minutes 2015 Apr 30 Special Session

PTF Meeting Minutes, April 14, 2015 April 21st, 2015

Fairview Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Meeting Minutes April 14, 2015 Miss Henderson, Deanna Gallichan, Jennifer Laible, Holly Reichmann, Vicki Paulus, Valerie Dominique, Whitney Haucke, Amanda Olson, Dacia Ray, Kevin Tucker, Mrs. Sperry The meeting was opened at 6:34 with prayer by Whitney Haucke. Whitney will be leading the meeting in Jonathan Sandelin’s absence. BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS Please let Vicki Paulus know if you have any comments on or changes to the March meeting minutes. EVENTS Jennifer Laible asked if Fairview families would like to go to the Mariners game this spring. Comments were made regarding the 3rd – 8th grade students attending a Mariners game for the weather fieldtrip in early June so families may not be interested in attending another game. Jennifer will call and find out what dates are available. The Science Fair/Spaghetti Feed was very successful and well attended. A comment was made regarding pre-planning the compost and disposal of food and utensils. Mrs. Ramos stayed late sorting garbage to avoid fines from the city. FUNDRAISING Amanda Olson reported the Jog-a-thon planning is going well. Shirt sizes and business sponsor logos are due Friday, April 24. The sizing sheet is at the table in the main hallway.   Bill and Amanda have visited several local businesses asking them to consider sponsorship. MARKETING Nothing to report. TECHNOLOGY Kevin Tucker reported April 20-24 Fairview will be hosting an electronics recycling event. Bill will be collecting and storing items for recycling from the school community and the neighborhood is also welcome to Read More

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