A big THANK YOU to those parents who provided (or will be providing) treats for our faculty during conferences this year.

Those parents are:
Liz Beyers
Maria Alfano
Andrea Lance
Renee Torrez
Jennifer Swaney
Jennifer Gerdes
Debbie Amman
Barb Weborg
Kelly Oliver

Also a big thanks to Kelly Oliver for coordinating this effort!

Walworth Parents Club Minutes

Monday, February 14, 2011

Julie Ford-President called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Other board members present were Mel Litton-Castellon-Vice-President, and Carolyn Holt-Treasurer. School Staff present: Pam Knorr. Parents present: Sandi Haeni, Cindy Nordmeyer, Alicia Swanson, Trish Dixon, and Ginger Arnold.

Review of Minutes- Minutes were approved with a motion by Cindy Nordmeyer; Sandi Haeni seconded.

Treasurer’s Report (copies available upon request)


1. The Parents Club Blog is available at or E-mail any ideas or questions to

2. Join our Facebook page by searching Walworth Parents Club and you’ll be sent an invite or contact Mel Litton-Castellon at 275-1002.

Committee Reports:

1. Playground The Playground Committee is still gathering information regarding improvement options. Pam Knorr reported that repairs and fence gates will be taken care of by the Grounds/Maintenance Committee.

2. Fundraiser – This will be postponed until September or October of 2011 as not to conflict with the Spaghetti Dinner/Bingo/Silent Auction being held for two Walworth families in need.

3. Box Tops Contest – Sandy Haeni, chair. Classroom contest going well- ends Thurs, Feb 24.

4. Staff Appreciation–Tami Nottolini has volunteered to chair and has others to help her (more welcome!) Thanks to Kelly Oliver for lining up treats for upcoming conferences.

5. SchoolKidz – Jennifer Watters is working with the school supply kit company to get order forms ready for the 2011-2012 school year.

6. Mother’s Day Fudge – Jennifer Watters is working with the Main Street Country Store for upcoming fudge orders. Forms should be out in late April

7. Champion Frozen Pizza Fundraiser Jennifer Watters, chair. Selling after the Forensics Meet on April 30 was mentioned as a possibility. Pam Knorr will check to see if this would pose a conflict with organizers of the event. Another option would be to sell after show times of the musical that runs that same weekend.

8. Green Initiative – Options for green fundraisers (recycling cell phones, etc.) were discussed.

Old Business:

1. Officer Elections Nominations will be open in April for the 2011 – 2012 School Year. If you have questions about officer roles, please contact a board member.

New Business

1. Washington DC Trip – Trish Dixon and Ginger Arnold discussed their plan to have an 8th grade trip to Washington DC in spring of 2012. Trish moved to use of funds from a “fundraiser within a fundraiser” through Market Day as she can take care of all details. Ginger Arnold seconded. Motion was unanimously approved.

2. First Grade Field Trip – Cyndi Nordmeyer moved to approve the funding of one bus ($180) to Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva for Maple Syrup tours. Motion was seconded by Sandi Haeni and unanimously approved.

3. End of Year Play Day – A chair was requested for the event to field the needs of the team leaders who will each prepare activities like last year. Pam Knorr offered to ask each of the team leads what they might need and get back to the group.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:21p.m. with a motion by Cindy Nordmeyer; seconded by Ginger Arnold.

Next meeting: Monday, March 14, 2011, @ 7:00 p.m. in the Staff Lounge

Respectfully submitted by: Julie Ford

Are you in 7th grade and interested in seeing Washington D.C. in spring of 2012. Two parents, Ginger Arnold and Trish Dixon, have been working hard to develop a plan to get you there.

This parent sponsored class trip would be to our nation’s capitol and would take place in April/May of 2012. We are in the very early stages of planning but would like to share the following details with all students/parents:
  • 2 nights/3 days
  • Approximate price is $700-900 per student/chaperone.
  • Price would include: Round trip flight, hotel, most meals, bus transportation and guide in DC.
Because this is NOT a school sponsored trip, this will be the only flyer/information that will come home with your student from school. If you are interested in learning more about this class trip, you can contact Ginger Arnold at 262-210-3405 or

As many of you know, we have two families in our school who have some extenuating circumstances and are in need of the community's help.

The first is the family of Rolando Soto. Rolando is in grade 2 and he has cancer. He is currently receiving chemo and radiation treatment at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee. His mother, Sonja, is struggling very much due to his medical needs.

The second is the Beal family. Rayne is in grade 1 and Emeril is in grade JK. These two children recently lost their mother very tragically and this family is struggling very much.

If we rally together, we can make a big difference in our community.

I attended the informational meeting to represent Parents Club and here’s what I learned:

  • The date is set for Saturday, April 16th.
  • Dinner is from 5pm – 7pm
  • Silent Auction from 5pm - 8pm
  • Bingo from 7pm – 8:30
  • 50/50 Drawing from 5pm - 8pm
  • The J/K Team (Kris Koltes) is handling with menu in conjunction with Laura Kelley.
  • Parents Club will be securing desserts (to serve 200ish- cookies, brownies, whatever). We can also contact bakeries for donations. (Call Kelly Oliver if you'd like to donate something 394-5166)
  • The Middle School Team (Anice Machado, ext. 228) is in charge of serving the dinner.
  • The Boy/Girl Scouts (Trish Dixon and Ginger Arnold) and Jennifer Ott-Wilson’s Team are in charge of clean up.
  • Michelle Schauf (ext257), Helgi Sheilds (ext 404) and Dora Alcozer (ext. 414) will tackle getting silent auction items – so if you have a donation or know people willing to donate, please let them know.
  • Each grade (or perhaps each class depending upon response) will come up with a theme and do a raffle basket. Families can donate cash or an item or two to include in their child’s class/grade basket. If you have theme ideas (like family game night, outdoor fun, movie night out, bonfire, spa night, or character themes for kids like Dora/Diego basket, etc.) get them to Michelle Schauf.
  • The 5/6 Team is doing the 50/50 Raffle
  • The 1/2 Team is doing Bingo
  • The office staff is doing the publicity
  • The money raised will be distributed as needed in the form of gas cards, grocery gift certificates, food, clothing, etc.
The committee will meet again next month to update on progress. If you'd like to participate, contact Pam Knorr at ext. 204. This is a great opportunity to teach our children the power of community!