Member Meeting Minutes – 1.11.17

Omaha Virtual School PTO
Members Meeting
January 11, 2017


Meeting called to order by President Suzi King at 5:45pm

Board Members Present: Suzi King, Wendy Loewenstein, Ashley Muller, Renee Kiernan, Jess Chromy

Absent: NaTasha Gall

  • We welcomed all to the 2nd official PTO Member Meeting.
  • The meeting was opened with the business announcements that we were still in process on the articles of incorporation, the EIN and the bank account.
  • Our new mascot was announced – the Ocelot.
  • We announced an Adopt-A-School Partner.
  • We announced our new PTO Mission & Vision: A collaborative organization that creates engagement and learning opportunities for teachers and parents to support student success.
  • The new Grade-Bands were discussed: K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8th Purpose: To provide learning coaches an opportunity to collaborate and share to enhance students’ experiences and build a stronger community. Two co-facilitators of each grade-band group will facilitate meetings. TBD meeting times and places & communicate. Share tips, tricks, struggles, meet for lessons, support each other, remain positive
  • Inform OVS of needs/concerns that arise
  • Renee gave an update on Events Committee and urged people to join.
  • Ashley gave an update on fundraising.
  • There was an update on School Spirit.
  • We announced that Committee meetings would take place at PTO meetings. Other meetings will be determined as needed.
  • Upcoming PTO Meetings
    • March 2nd @ 6:30pm
    • May 11th @ 6:30pm
    • Location TBD


Minutes respectfully submitted,
Suzi King, President

Board Meeting Minutes – 1.4.17

Omaha Virtual School PTO
Board of Directors Meeting
January 4, 2017


Meeting called to order by President Suzi King at 7pm

Present: Suzi King, Wendy Loewenstein, Ashley Muller, Renee Kiernan

Absent: NaTasha Gall

Meeting minutes missing from 12.14.16


  • We worked on an agenda/slide presentation for Member Meeting which will be held at 5:30pm on January 11, 2017.
  • The website for our PTO was brought to the table again. The domain for the Omaha Virtual School was $15. Omaha Virtual School PTO – Wendy nominated that we have a website, seconded by Renee and Ashley. A donation was made for the domain.
  • We collaborated on our mission and vision statement until we finished it. Our new mission statement is: “A collaborative Organization that Creates Engagement and Learning Opportunities for Teachers and parents to support Student success.”
  • We spoke about the focus groups for each grade group.
  • We also spoke about having LC mentors.
  • We spoke about the EIN. There is a filing fee for $75 that we need to see if we need to pay. We also need to change our address on the EIN to the Tac building.
  • The Articles of Incorporation need to be worked on. We received an email from the Secretary of State saying that our application for the Articles of Incorporation have been denied based on some missing information that we need to include. The document needs to be signed by all of us as well. We will be working on this in the coming week to fix it and prepare it for the re-file.
  • In order to open a bank account we will need the finalized Articles of Incorporation and the EIN to take to First National Bank when we open the account.
  • Wendy is meeting with a graphic designer on Friday to have our new mascot designed and work on the new logo.
  • We want to do fundraisers and raise money for:
    • Non-profit status
    • Special events
    • R.E.S.P.E.C.T. group
    • Could we do a wish-list for the school supplies – clay, book-trucks, dry-erase
    • We could also take donations
    • Robotics club have to be paid for to DoSpace
    • Can the Omaha Public School Foundation donate anything
    • Field trips
    • Special speakers
  • What are the visions for the committees – Events, Spirit, Fundraising




Respectfully submitted,

Suzi King