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Sept 13, 2021 General Membership Meeting minutes

South County High School PTSO Meeting Minutes

September 13, 2021




Ann Wilkie

Gary Morris

Steve Waugh

James Wilkie

Kim parton

Blain Onibudo

Elena Jordon

Laura Gedra

Sandra White

Leslie Fisher

Kidada Bivins

Renee Flynn

Melinda Fortunato

Francis Fick

Martha Hess

Kim Wheeler

Kristine Hicks

Paurenia Patrick

Moy Drake

Ivette Booker

Nuria Barmonde


Kasey Hill

Duni Zenaye


Ann Wilkie – Welcome & Attendee Introductions

 Call Meeting to Order

**Approval of February 2021 Meeting Minutes –

Motion and Seconded to approve past meeting minutes



Treasurer's Report

Lessons learned from the audit notes

**Motion and Second to approve audit


Budget to approve –

Ann emailed and requested changes to budget from committee chairs.

BC of covid and unknowns we will keep the budget the same unless there are specific changes later.

**Motion and Seconded to approve the budget


ANGP – All Night Grad Party

Explanation of ANGP – 11pm – 5am for safe, drug and alcohol free place to celebrate for seniors

At the St. James – same date as 2022 graduation, ice skating, rock wall, bingo, casino, movie, corn hole, all sports…

Deposited $5k, will have a date once we know graduation date

Fundraisers for ANGP

Lorton Craft Fair – Sept 25

White house ornaments $25


Flocking – pink flamingos in the yard

Grad Seat Raffle – senior parents only, raffle for 10 seats so a family can have seats reserved 3 for $25

First ANGP meeting 7pm, Wed Sept 15

Need Volunteers – sign up for fundraising events on table and event sign up in May

Renee Flynn – is POC for ANGP


Fall Festival Craft Fair Sept 25 – outdoor in front parking lot, 53 paid vendors, swim & dive fun run for santa, book emporium, photo op with Santa social distance, Peggy Shahin with myyardsigns, food trucks.

Need Volunteers – signup genius in next 3 days, volunteer hours for kids, largest fundraisers to support ANGP, come shop or volunteer

QR code goes to PTSO website – calendar of events, etc

Question: another craft fair in December – smaller event hopefully will still happen

Mr Morris offered use of the bubble.


Military Connections – Laura Gedra and Elena  Jordon

Carrington and Ohlmeyer are sponsors for Military Youth Connections

Sept 11 event – service, cleaned out gardens, Silverbrook Nursery donated Mulch, service for 1 hour and ceremony and connecting over barbecue all in tribute to those who have served and sacrificed.

Activity Flyer – Meet this Friday Sept 17 in Ms. Ohlmeyer’s  room


Membership Chair – no chair, 211 members, staff/students/parents 2021-22

Some are still active until September 30 2021 so memberships need to be renewed.

Open to how to increase membership, focus on connections and relationships.

Open to suggestions for PTSO – new mission statement, we want to hear what the community wants from SCHS. Working with Mr Morris and Leadership class on a staff rep and student rep.


Mr. Morris

Ask Staff for retention – 1 or 2 in June to retire, then 35 left (retired or moved)

Turnover is a reflection of his Leadership, 5 or 6 decided not the right place. Others just had other options. Able to recruit other staff.

1 ½ positions open – Elective Classes – auto tech & engineering


COVID cases have lessened since first week. Important for parents to keep kids home if they don’t feel well. Most cases have happened off campus.

Admin Team – trying to focus on kids, Connection is most important – SOCO family

PTSO Membership is necessary because it’s a lot of work and voices need to be heard.

Robust Club environment, encourage passion, encourage them to be involved so their voices can be heard.

New administrator – Claudia Jones from Robinson

 Be patient – county responds to parents, want all kids to be successful – our goal, kids who are struggling will be helped. If something isn’t going well, email Mr. Morris and let him know. Let your voice be heard – for positive or constructive feedback.

Another Position Open – hire a COVID Case Manager (contact tracer) $29/hour – during school hours minimum, work with administrators, and clinic staff. Email Mr Morris for more information or interest.

 Emma Jordan Kids Fighting Cancer -

Friday – Football Gold Out, Youth Night to benefit Emma Jordan Kids Fighting Cancer (started in 2009) given 78K in research and helping families.

28th Field Hockey Gold out

30th Volleyball Gold Out

Lorton craft show – pumpkins for a donation to decorate

Will sell shirts for $10, FB pages, paypal, venmo, cashapp, check, twitter, IG


Golf Tournament – partnership with Boosters on OCT 4, checkin at 1130am, volunteer at 10am, registration 1130-1pm, sell tickets for raffle 11-1, evening shift 5-7pm, sell tickets 530-7.

Baskets raffled – donations

Basket or items, wine, cigars, beer, golf themed, game night, movie night themed baskets

SignUp Genius – coming out

Website –

Post on FB Parent Page

Contact Info on sheet for donations or want to golf or be a sponsor. Volunteer opportunities for golf tournament – evening and afternoon sign up also.


Motion to adjourn.

Motion seconded.

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