January 9th 2020
Carrie Klimkowicz called the meeting to order at 7:05pm.
Principals Report – Mike Madison
• Thanks to PTO for support!
• Super Science Day, hands on science experiences, in coordination with Hands On Museum, was a
• Dicken Dash Fancy Dancy luncheon was held and the kids were very excited to dress up. Provided as an
award for high revenue from this event!
• Leslie Science Nature Center visited Kindergarten, supported Friends of Dicken Woods

• 32 families received gifts through the Snowman program. All returned!
• In January, Dicken offered the teachers yoga or clean out curriculum as a recognition event during a
staff meeting scheduled time.
• Looking for volunteers for Recess Lunch activities
• 4th graders all received free pass for National Parks in take home mail and Janine Hutchinson is offering
a lunch recess workshop
• MLK – no school on January 20
• Leslie Science Nature Center visiting 3rd grade classes, paid by Friends of Dicken Woods and PTO
• Kids Empowerment classes for 1st and 3rd graders, through U of M
• 5th grade winter survival trip, January 24
• WESO Fair on January 23 for 2nd – 5th graders. We will send out a blast on Wednesday focused on
recruiting coaches for open slots.
• Dicken Winter Walk scheduled for January 28, 6:30 – 7:30 (back up date January 30, 6:30-7:30)
• Rossi’s 1st grade trip to Kensington, January 29
• Mobile Dentist activity on January 30
• 3rd graders to U of M Natural History museum, January 31
• Dicken Monthly PODS activity, January 31
• Vision and Hearing Screening, Feb 3-4
• Maus and Thomas 1st grade class to Kensington park, Feb 5
• Jazzistry grade level In-Service Presentations, Feb 6-7
• ELL/Literacy Night on Feb 6, 5:30-7pm
• Dicken February PTO meeting on February 6, 7 pm
New Business & Reports – Carrie Klimkowicz
• Grants:
o Ms. Kipp-Dohn requested grant for PLTW shirts – approved.
o Ms. Erikson requested grant for electronic candles for Winter Walk – approved.
• Yoga Dicken parents – to be scheduled in evening
• February- we LOVE our teachers gift basket raffle
• Replacement for Mrs. York’s leave – A full-time substitute will be identified for the remainder of the
• Dog station waste have been removed- bags only available
o 4th graders to make signs, “Don’t leave poop on my playground”. Kim Walsh to coordinate.
o Kim to post notice on Nextdoor Dicken to inform community that we we had to remove the
trash cans.
• NAAPID-Frank? Dessert- Ike’s mom- Date? Feb.10th Monday -$$? Assembly paid for?
• Auction meeting today at 6:30
• Box tops due in Feb. Moving to online so will likely phase it out.
• Mr. Meier’s is going to do Jump Robe for Heart fundraiser in April.
Report- Outs/ Questions (815-9:00)
President Elect – Jen Miller
• Jen to run the next meeting and speak at the Kindergarten round up.
• Moving forward with the rain garden between the current garden and the woods.
Treasurer – Nick Stauder
• Tax issue – Worked on the 2016-2017 tax forms to make corrections and got in touch with
lawyer/accountant to write letter to the state to follow up on the issue.
• Submitted 2019 tax forms.
• Reviewed Profit and Loss Statement – Healthy student snacks will be off budget due to different
approach this year
Treasurer Elect – Augustina Fragner
Teacher Liaison – Jessica Posey
• Staff loved the yoga session provided during staff meeting time to show appreciation.
Staff Liaison – Adrianne Licata (not present)
Secretary – Kim Walsh
• Approved December minutes
• Kim Walsh to send meeting minutes to Ms Harris to post on the Dicken website
Fundraising – Anna Lavery
• Community Night Out at Potbelly on January 22, 3-8pm.
Volunteer/ Sign ups – Kelly Bauer
• Working on volunteer sign ups for Winter Walk. To go out in the next eblast.
Room- Parent Coordinator- Tammy Bauer
• Meeting with Room Parents on 1.9 to discuss the Auction (baskets will be optional).
Enrichment – Dana McPherren
• Robot day make up event on 1.14. They will bring the mobile planetarium.
• Reading month – Ms. Allison, librarian at Ann Arbor public library. Dana to coordinate with Ms.
Communications – Vanessa Revelli
Hospitality – Erin Kaleba and Barb Chaffer Authier
• Making their own hot cocoa and cookies for winter walk.
• March 3, Sweet Treats for staff
• Moving Used Book Sale to March 13; kids only during day and open sale in the evening
• Family Reading Night on March 13
• Start bringing in books anytime
Meeting adjourned at 8:37pm.
Submitted by: Kim Walsh, Secretary