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FOGS February 2023 Meeting Minutes

Friends Of Goethe School (FOGS)

Monthly Meeting Agenda

February 5th, 2022

In person @ 6:30 Goethe School, Library


Joanna Miner, President

Kim Kappelman, Vice President 1

Nicole Dalesandro, Vice President 2

Sara McCradden, Secretary

Genevra Knight, Treasurer

Gabrielle Goodstein, Board Member

Cassie Maxwell, Board Member

Mike Howels

Andrew Distell

Amanda Eich

Amanda Bull

Natalie Toro


  • Financial Update

  • $80,323 currently available

  • Upcoming expenses: $22K for Urban Initiatives, $1K for musicians (approved last meeting), $1K for monthly expenses until year end

  • $56K left as available, $36K available to spend this year (leaving $20K without any new funding)

  • We have raised/ pledged about $31K this year

  • Genevra is finishing up the tax letter now

  • Marquee Update

  • New quote coming in this week

  • Fun Run Update

  • Website in the works, we have a Beta version

  • April 27 and 28 are confirmed dates

  • Goal of $40K

  • Asking corporate donors to pay directly to FOGS

  • ACTION for all FOGS members to own 10-15 companies held within list

  • List is here:

  • Team is working through ways to provide incentives to hit certain goals/ highest class/ etc

  • Merchandise Update

  • New logo finalized

  • Each child will be provided with a t-shirt and crewneck sweatshirt. Vendor is Barrelmaker.

  • March 6th go live, which means order must be in by Feb 17th

  • Obstacle to gather sizing, we need a Google form completed by Feb 10th

  • Funding is in place for the tshirts and sweatshirts via school funds (not FOGS)

  • A store will be set up for any additional (parents?) orders via Shopify

  • Recruitment Update

  • Pre-K precruitment starts April 11th (when registration opens)

  • Full day Pre-K is still TBD, we will know next week

  • Bulletin board is available for informational items

  • Communication Update

  • Amanda E has taken over Instagram account

  • Thanks you cards are coming tomorrow

  • Teacher appreciation week May 8th- May 12th

  • Sara will own lunch once that week

  • Joanna and Amanda will own a parent suggestion (TBD)

  • Mr. Distel Risers Cost

  • $55,961 Wenger

  • $39,270 Stage Right

  • Push to a later meeting to see how funding develops

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