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Upcoming PTO Events

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by in Front Page

Meet The Candidates Forum
October 18, 2011
7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 18 to meet the three candidates running for two seats on the Chagrin Falls Schools Board of Education. The meeting will be held in the Performing Arts Center located on the 7-12 campus from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Candidates Harry Cashy, Michael Hogan and Todd Lyle will discuss their qualifications, positions and vision for our school district as well as answer questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served in the lobby following the forum to provide an additional opportunity to speak with the candidates. You can submit questions by email now to Chagrin Falls PTO. Please attend!

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by in Front Page


The Chagrin Falls PTO is dedicated to promoting the education and welfare of the students of our school district. We look forward to a great year in 2011-2012 and invite your participation to help make that a success. Your support will help continue the tradition of excellence that characterizes the Chagrin Schools. To contact a PTO member, see the information under our “Contact” tab above.

District PTO May News

Posted on 26. May, 2011 by in District, District and School Board News, Minutes

Treasurer’s Report-Angie Debernardo

Update on the grants we approved at the last meeting.:

  • At the High School, the 10 laptops requested for the Digital Art Studio have been received by the Art Department.
  • The chemistry balance has been received by Mrs. Salyers.
  • The printer for confidential records requested earlier in the year for the HS has been received.
  • The Livescribe digital pens have been received by Sheri Halagan at Gurney.  The Math Clickers for Mrs. Cymanski and the Stair Risers for Mrs. Haynish  have been ordered .
  • We are waiting on invoices for the three approved components of the kidsMoveSmart initiative.

Art Show ran slightly over budget  – only $65 – because the committee wisely decided to invest in reusable laminated signs for the sandwich boards instead of making new signs year after year.


We have received some of the checks from the Heinen’s Rewards program this year.  Here are the amounts:

  • District      2214
  • Gurney
  • CFIS       1289
  • CFMS
  • CFHS
  • We received the May Boxtops check for CFIS.  It was for $1459.


Final figure on the CFIS fundraiser profit this year:  $2692   GREAT JOB!!


Treasurer’s Report

May 18, 2011

Current Account Balances:

Money Market $ 19,802.00

Checking $ 93,729.00

Total:   $ 113,531.00

Accounts Payable: $ 4 5,132.00


School Building Funds

Gurney $ 17,480.00

CFIS $ 6 ,385.00

CFMS $ 4 ,311.00

CFHS $ 2 ,017.00

Total Building Funds: $ 3 0,193.00

Other Fund Balances:

Class Fees $ 5 ,108.00

Student Enrichment $ 795.00

Professional Development $ 2 ,048.00

General Fund $ 17,848.00

Major Disbursements $ 5 ,261.00

Student Assistance $ 804.00

Special Programs $ 6 ,342.00

Other Funds Total: $ 3 8,206.00



First VP Report – Gigi Kuper-Lewis

  • Membership Report: Final numbers for the year: 384 total members including 98 teachers/administrators

Second Vice President Report – Meg Nachtwey

Chagrin Falls Fine Arts Show, Grades 7 – 12

  • Had a great group of volunteers, a good number so that the set-up and take down were not exhausting for anyone. The focus of volunteer efforts was for the event set-up and take down. Poster-hanging and things of that nature were minimized.
  • A slide show during the awards program showing the student’s winning pieces, a mentor program with 6th graders, and some innovative art display equipment were added this year and will be considered again for next year.
  • There is some concern from the chairs that the judging is a little rushed and that students are potentially being overlooked for recognition. The teachers should have a list of students, especially graduating seniors, who are serious about their work and make sure they are appropriately recognized. This has been noted for next year.
  • $1000.00 budget was exceeded by about $70.00, but award stickers and ribbons had to be purchased this year, which last for 2-3 more years.

Financial Vice President’s Report – Laurie McCormack

School Supplies

  • MS, IS and Gurney have final supply lists, which will be posted on individual school web sites for those not purchasing Innisbrook boxes


  • On-line sale runs May 20-June 30. Prices have been finalized and approved.


  • Innisbrook order form flyer sent to Barb Wilson for approval (still waiting)


  • Each school will include Innisbrook order form flyer in their May newsletter and in separate e-mail blasts


  • Innisbrook flyer will be posted on the district web site.


  • Innisbrook posters in MS, IS and Gurney.


  • We received the TV for Mrs Riley.  We were able to buy it with our Giant Eagle points.
  • We have received checks from Heinens totaling $7234.


Financial Planning and Research

  • Vote on recommended Challenge Day request for $2800 – passed



District and School Board May News

Posted on 26. May, 2011 by in District, District and School Board News, Minutes

Board of Education Report – Mary Kay O’Toole

  • Thanks to Mr. Edmund Leopold a few staff members- Mr. Thompson, Mr. Hunt, Dr. Jones, Ms. Desantis, Mrs. Malone and Mrs.Dennison attended the annual President’s Council on Sports and Nutrition in Washington DC last Tuesday. This gave them the opportunity to review best practices in these areas and make valuable connections. There will be a presentation on this trip at the upcoming Board meeting on Monday, May 23rd @ 7pm
  • Currently there are a number of interviews being conductive for new hires in the district such as Director of Curriculum, High School Assistant Principal, Chinese teacher (7-12th), and Music teacher. It is hard to believe we are wrapping up this school year and preparing for next year!
  • The Board will have the honor of presenting Board Recognition Awards at Monday’s Board Meeting at 7 pm. A pre-congratulations to our hard working, amazing students! Please join us!
  • Chinese Students Exchange- On May 4th the Chinese students arrived to open arms and warm hearts of our host families, district staff, students, and community. It started with a welcome ceremony in the PAC. There were many activities planned for them with our students, including a trip to DC. Our host families became attached quickly to their visiting student but with heavy hearts returned them back to China on Saturday! If you have an opportunity to speak to a host student/family please ask about their experience. Our district is very fortunate to be able to provide a positive, life changing experience for so many! A big thank you to Brenda Thompson for her hard work in organizing this exchange. Of course, this exchange developed from Mr. Thompson creation of the ‘Bridge to World’ Program – Thank You Mr. Thompson!


Administration’s Report – Dr. Rachel Jones

  • President’s Panel on Physical Fitness, Sport, and Nutrition: I was fortunate to have been invited to attend a meeting of the President’s Panel on Physical Fitness, Sport and Nutrition last week in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Edmund Leopold took me, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Hunt, Mrs. DeSantis, Mrs. Dennison, and Mrs. Malone to this event.  We heard informative reports given to the panel, descriptions of the work panel members are doing across the country to promote fitness, presentations from model schools/districts across the country, and more.  We were able to make connections with representatives from some of the model schools, with representatives from various businesses related to fitness, and with panel members who are so informative and rich in research in this area.  In the end, my head has been swimming with the benefits of bringing more kinesthetic movement into our classrooms each day and ideas for connecting fitness to all core academics.  The Brain Breaks and the new GeoMotion Math equipment are a great start!
  • Facilities:  Mr. Gabram has much going on related to our facilities for the summer.  You will be seeing work on our roofs, our vents will be upgraded, Gurney classrooms will be getting their projectors mounted, and more!  It’s been tricky scheduling these activities around all of the summer activities on each campus but we’ll get it all in!
  • Delayed Starts:  Just a reminder that we will be having delayed starts next year instead of early releases.  We will have only 6 next year and they are noted on the district calendar.  The delay is 90 minutes for all four buildings.