PTA Newsletter - June, 2016

June PTA Newsletter

June 2016

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DATES 2016
7: Last day of school

8: Before Open House               Landscape Clean Up
23: Online Spirit Wear                 Sale Begins
23: Open House 5th                             grade 4:30-6:00
24: Open House 6th-8th                     grade 4-6
29: 1st Day of school
Thank you to...

Rosalie Blaylark for her time on the PTA as secretary.

Linette Meyer for her time on the PTA as co chair

The staff at Field school for their work this year, have a great summer
Field PTA Board 


Dear Field School Community,

On the last day of school- also my last day as the Field PTA Co-Chair-I'm writing to you in gratefulness for the wonderful opportunity I've had to serve in this role for the past two years.  When I volunteered, I had no idea how much I would learn and appreciate the support that students, parents, teachers, leadership, the Foundation and the PTA provides to this community. I've learned it takes many to run so many of these great programs at our school. 
First, I would like to thank my fellow Executive PTA Board members, their commitment and caring provide a foundation for ensuring that donated money meets the needs of teachers and students throughout the school year. Next year many of the same PTA Executive Board team continue - Jen Buss, Darren Selberg, Trisha Hanson and Melanie Faulhaber-and new faces join- Leah Kondes and Lisa McCullouch. Thank you in advance for your service next year!

Second, thank you for all the amazing ways our Committee Chairs and volunteers support this community. You've seen thank yous in this letter throughout the year, again, please know that it takes a community to support this school and every volunteer hour helps support our students. You all rock.

Thirdly, thank you to the teachers and leaders who are at school every day advancing our children's education in so many ways. Last week, the Executive Board met with Ms Miller and Ms. Martin and reviewed this school year, and looked at how we can work together to support this school more efficiently next year. Their openness and contribution will help make 2016/2017 successful.

I have appreciated the opportunity to serve, and to advocate - for example, last month Darren Selberg and I spoke before the Minneapolis Board of Education about the budget cuts that led to the elimination of the school counselor position, the schools' art program and media tech. We know that these cuts most likely won't be restored, but it is our hope that advocated for how these programs help advance our student's education, the Board of Education will reconsider. This was our hope in going.

In closing, I hope everyone has a restful and fun summer - the 2016/2017 school year is only a few short months away, but in the meantime we have plenty of summer to enjoy.


Linette Meyer
Field PTA Co-Chair with Jen Buss

We Need Event Chairs
We Need: 
2-3 people for the Scholastic Book Fair
1-2 people for the Barnes and Noble Bookfair
1-2 people to help with Yearbook pictures and distribution
1-2 people to help with Field Holiday Helpers

You will shadow the current chairs for the 2016-2017 school year and then take over the event the following school year 2017-2018. These events can't happen unless we get volunteers, so please consider volunteering!

If you are interested in hearing more about these events, or able to help contact Jen Buss at 

Last Day of School 
The last day of school is TODAY! Thank you to all the people who helped make the school year and the PTA events a success, we can't do it with out the help of parents, staff and the community. Like us on facebook to get updates through out the summer. 

Have a safe, restful and fun summer!
PTA  Tax Help Needed
The PTA needs a CPA or Tax Accountant to help us submit our taxes for the fiscal year ending July 1, 2016. Our treasurer can supply access to QuickBooks and all financial statements. We are looking for a parent volunteer so we do not need to use PTA funds to pay someone. If you are able to help us out please contact our treasurer Darren Selberg at

Treasurer Elect Needed for PTA 
The PTA is in need of someone to shadow our current treasurer for the 2016-2017 school year and then take over the position for the next school year. 

The duties include:
- ensuring proper credentials with the bank 
- manage the online Quickbooks account 
- depositing checks from events
- receiving requests from Field and providing checks as requested and recording against the allocations.
- Creating the monthly reports (Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss, Reconciliation) and attending monthly PTA meetings

Please contact Jen Buss at if you are interested or want to know more about this position


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